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North Carolina Basketball: lacking the right touch

Brace yourselves for the roller coaster ride that is the North Carolina Tar Heels! The preseason number one team and consensus national title contender has struggled as of late after finishing their three game road trip with a 1-2 record. The Tar Heels have struggled to find consistency on the offensive and defensive ends of the floor, dropping two road games in less than a week...
Via isportsweb.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

With Williams sick, No. 9 North Carolina beats BC 68-65

BOSTON (AP) Playing most of the second half without coach Roy Williams, who left the bench after complaining of vertigo, No. 9 North Carolina rallied to beat Boston College 68-65 on Tuesday night thanks to 20 points from Justin Jackson. The Eagles, who have not won an Atlantic Coast Conference game this season, led the whole way until Theo Pinson hit two free throws with under...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina-Boston College Preview

Marcus Paige had his best shooting performance in a little more than a month this past weekend but couldn't keep North Carolina from its first losing streak of the season. The ninth-ranked Tar Heels will seek to end that quickly with a favorable matchup Tuesday night against a Boston College team that is winless in the ACC and was routed by North Carolina just over a week ago....
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame deals No. 2 North Carolina second straight loss

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Demetrius Jackson scored 19 points, Bonzie Colson had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Notre Dame rallied to beat No. 2 North Carolina 80-76 on Saturday night.It was the second straight loss for the Tar Heels (19-4, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).The Irish used an 11-2 run to tie it at 48 on a basket by Jackson with 12:23 left, and the game was close the rest of...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame rallies to beat No. 2 North Carolina 80-76

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Demetrius Jackson scored 19 points, Bonzie Colson had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Notre Dame rallied to beat No. 2 North Carolina 80-76 on Saturday night. It was the second straight loss for the Tar Heels (19-4, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Irish used an 11-2 run to tie it at 48 on a basket by Jackson with 12:23 left, and the game was close the rest...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina-Notre Dame Preview

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Beating second-ranked North Carolina on Saturday night doesn't look quite as formidable as it once might have for Notre Dame, not after defeating the Tar Heels twice last year. The first victory in Chapel Hill in early January 2015 helped launch the Fighting Irish to one of their best seasons, coming a shot away from making it to the Final Four. The second...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina’s Success in the hands of Marcus Paige

23.5 percent. That is the current three point percentage of no. 2 North Carolina in conference play. Coming into the season, all questions pointed to the outside shooting ability of the Heels, and early on in the season those questions seemed to be answered as 4 guys were shooting near 40% from behind the arc. Since ACC play began though, those numbers have quickly declined....
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina’s loss underlines big flaw: they can’t shoot ‘worth a frankity-frank’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Perhaps it was a question Roy Williams has grown tired of answering. Maybe he was just generally frustrated after watching all the missed shots and seeing a 12-game winning streak snapped. The North Carolina coach reacted as if someone just spit into his drink. The No.2-ranked Tar Heels’ 71-65 loss to No. 19 Louisville wasn’t unexpected. They were underdogs...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Louisville 7-Footer Anas Mahmoud Throws Behind-The-Back Pass Through Marcus Paige’s Legs For Assist

It’s not every day that you see a lanky seven-footer throw a perfect behind-the-back pass through a star point guard’s legs in transition for a layup, but Anas Mahmoud is out here defying expectations today. The Louisville center delivered a perfect pass, nutmegging North Carolina’s Marcus Paige for a perfect assist to Damion Lee. Anas he didn’t pic.twitter.com/2INWxn1HWF...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina-Louisville Preview

North Carolina hasn't exactly been challenged thus far in ACC play, but it seems that's about to change just as the calendar flips to February. The second-ranked Tar Heels' best conference start in 15 years as well as a 12-game overall winning streak are on the line Monday night at Louisville, and the 16th-ranked Cardinals will be motivated to recover from easily their worst game...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 2 UNC rolls to 12th straight win, 89-62 over BC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) No. 2 North Carolina kept taking the ball from Boston College. Marcus Paige finally saw it go through the net. The Tar Heels won their 12th straight game, forcing a season-best 23 turnovers in an 89-62 victory over the Eagles on Saturday. Paige had 12 points in his highest-scoring game in three weeks, hitting three 3-pointers after making just one in his...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson leads No. 2 UNC to 12th straight win, 89-62 over BC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Brice Johnson had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 2 North Carolina beat Boston College 89-62 on Saturday for its 12th straight win. Marcus Paige had 12 points in his highest-scoring game in three weeks while Joel Berry II added 13 points for the Tar Heels (19-2, 8-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). After shaking off a slow start, the ACC leaders routed its...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 2 Tar Heels know things about to get tougher in ACC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina coach Roy Williams has long promised his teams that things would get tougher as they entered the conference schedule. It's taken a month for his second-ranked Tar Heels to reach that point in their Atlantic Coast Conference slate, thanks to a quirk in the schedule that loaded up the second half of the schedule with the teams to finish in the...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina's New Reality Without Future Lottery Picks

After getting off to an inconsistent start to the season following an injury to star PG Marcus Paige, North Carolina is starting to look like the team people expected them to be when they were picked No. 1 in the preseason polls. The Tar Heels have an 18-2 record and a 7-0 mark in ACC play and they haven't lost a game in well over a month. In a year where there aren't any great teams...
Via RealGM - NBA
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Paige posts meme about confusion with UNC’s ranking

North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige tweeted a meme that seems to be expressing confusion over the Tar Heels’ being placed at No. 2 behind Oklahoma in the latest AP Poll despite UNC getting the top spot in the Coaches’ Poll. pic.twitter.com/VawqaHgX1u — Marcus Paige (@marcuspaige5) January 25, 2016 It’s easy to see why Paige would be confused. Oklahoma lost to Iowa...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC G Marcus Paige Posts Meme Expressing His Confusion At Heels’ No. 2 AP Ranking

After Oklahoma lost to Iowa State last Monday, many people assumed that North Carolina would supplant the Sooners as the top-ranked team in the country. That happened in the Coaches’ Poll, but Associated Press voters left OU at No. 1 after they thrashed Baylor on Saturday. Shortly after the rankings were revealed today, North Carolina senior guard Marcus Paige posted a meme on...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: 7-0 but a ways to go

The North Carolina Tar Heels pulled out a close 75-70 win over Virginia Tech (12-8, 4-3) on the road Sunday afternoon to improve to a perfect 7-0 in ACC play. With an 18-2 overall record and riding an 11 game winning streak after having suffered a crushing last second loss on the road against the Texas Longhorns earlier last month, the Tar Heels look to have regained their status...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Correction: T25-Wake Forest-North Carolina story

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) In a story Jan. 20 about North Carolina's 83-68 victory over Wake Forest, The Associated Press reported that Luke Maye scored on a tip-in with just under 3 minutes left in the first half. After a video review, the school made an official scoring change to credit the basket to Joel Berry II. A corrected version of the story is below: Johnson scores 27, No...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Wake Forest-North Carolina Preview

North Carolina has shown it doesn't need to play its best to continue a unbeaten start in the ACC, but that's in part because it has yet to face the conference's best. The second-ranked Tar Heels will go at least eight games into league play without seeing a ranked opponent, a stretch that continues Wednesday night against Wake Forest. Saturday's 67-55 home win over North Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina basketball: ACC favorites holding serve

UNC basketball defeated N.C. State at home Saturday to improve to 5-0 in the ACC and 16-2 overall. After struggling to find a rhythm through much of the game, the Tar Heels pulled out a late 67-55 win thanks to a dominant performance from Kennedy Meeks. Meeks finished with 23pts, 6rebs, and 3blks on 10-16 shooting from the field in only his second game back after having missed the...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 5 UNC's offense rolling with 6 double-figure scorers

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) It used to be that Marcus Paige quickly had to find his shot to get North Carolina's offense moving at full speed. The fifth-ranked Tar Heels aren't quite so reliant on Paige - or any other player - these days. UNC enters Saturday's rivalry game with North Carolina State boasting an uncommonly balanced attack ranking among the nation's best, a big reason...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 5 UNC's offense rolling with balanced attack

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) It used to be that Marcus Paige quickly had to find his shot to get North Carolina's offense moving at full speed. The fifth-ranked Tar Heels aren't quite so reliant on Paige - or any other player - these days. UNC enters Saturday's rivalry game with North Carolina State boasting a balanced attack, a major reason why the preseason No. 1-ranked team is unbeaten...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 5 UNC's offense rolling with 6 double-figure s

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) It used to be that Marcus Paige quickly had to find his shot to get North Carolina's offense moving at full speed. The fifth-ranked Tar Heels aren't quite so reliant on Paige - or any other player - these days. UNC enters Saturday's rivalry game with North Carolina State boasting a balanced attack, a major reason why the preseason No. 1-ranked team is unbeaten...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State-North Carolina Preview

An efficient offense is one of the reasons North Carolina is off to its best start in ACC play in 15 seasons, but coach Roy Williams wouldn't mind seeing some improvement on the defensive end. What better way to start than shutting down the league's leading scorer? The fifth-ranked Tar Heels seek a ninth straight victory when Anthony "Cat" Barber and struggling North Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC's Brice Johnson has huge game against Florida State

There are good performances, great performances, then what UNC forward Brice Johnson did Monday night at FSU. Johnson finished with a whopping 39 points and 23 rebounds in a 106-90 win. The 6-foot-9 forward became a trending topic on Twitter after his historic performance. Brice Johnson: 39 pts, 23 reb. In last 20 yrs, only other DI players to reach 35/23? Kevin Durant and Blake...
Via Gamedayr
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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