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Paris Kea Scores 33 as Sylvia Hatchell Secures Win No. 999

Career victory No. 999 for UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell came at a familiar setting for her program on Sunday. Playing in Myrtle Beach for the 24th consecutive season, a career-high 33 points from Paris Kea gave Carolina a 90-78 victory over Washington. Hatchell will go for win No. 1000 on Tuesday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center against Grambling State at 2 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: Trust

With under a minute left, Roy Williams gathered his five players who were on the court in a tight huddle around him. "I trust you guys," the head coach told them. "That's why you're on the floor. I trust you five." Sunday's win over Tennessee was every bit of a classic Tar Heel road victory. North Carolina's prestige drew a big, raucous crowd of 21,678. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Players Post-Tennessee Locker Room Interviews

North Carolina defeated No. 20 Tennessee, 78-73, on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena despite trailing for more than 37 minutes in the game. The Tar Heels improve to 10-1 while Tennessee dropped to 7-2. Here is what Garrison Brooks, Joel Berry, Luke Maye, Sterling Manley, and Theo Pinson had to say after the game: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Tar Heels Grow Up In Hostile Environment

For a Tar Heel team that only held the lead for 89 seconds of the 40-minute battle, the sense of relief and satisfaction of escaping with a win in the hostile environment was immediate. “It was huge for us,” junior forward Luke Maye said. “I feel like it’s great to get in this environment, have a sellout, get in a great game and assert our dominance. It’s a good win for us.” (Inside Carolina)

Confident Kenny Williams Delivers Big Shot for UNC

With 39 seconds remaining Joel Berry passed the ball around the horn, hitting Kenny Williams, who passed it over to Luke Maye. Maye moved it to the corner to Theo Pinson. Williams then rotated to the left, where Pinson handed the ball off to Williams while screening his man. That gave Williams enough space to step into a three-point shot. The junior wing nailed it. (Inside Carolina)

Podcast: Dewey Burke Breaks Down Carolina's 78-73 Win Over Tennessee

In this podcast Inside Carolina's Dewey Burke breaks down the Tar Heels' 78-73 win over Tennessee in Knoxville on Sunday. Dewey talks about how the team struggled in the first half, but turned the game around in the second half. (Audioboom)

Roy Williams Post-Tennessee Quotes

Roy Williams: " If you want to be tough enough to shoot a three, you have to make one. We kept going and kept going. I was surprised at half time when I saw the score was 38-32. I felt like we were down by about 20. I told them that I felt lucky because I didn’t feel like we played very well and were just down six. ‘Just do what I tell you to do and we’ll have a chance at the end.’" (Inside Carolina)

Kenny Williams’ Clutch Three-Pointer Helps No. 7 UNC Complete Comeback Victory Over No. 20 Tennessee

A clutch three-pointer in the final minute from junior guard Kenny Williams capped a wild rally on Sunday for the seventh-ranked Tar Heels in Knoxville, as they came from behind to defeat No. 20 Tennessee 78-73. Prior to Williams’ big shot, UNC had trailed since the game’s opening minutes. The Volunteers bothered the Tar Heels with their defensive pressure early on. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Tennessee Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 78-73 road win over the No. 20 Tennessee Volunteers on Sunday in Knoxville. View Video...

Video: Tennessee Coach Rick Barnes Post-UNC Press Conference

Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes speaks with reporters following the Volunteers' 78-73 loss to the No. 7 North Carolina Tar Heels on Sunday in Knoxville. View Video...

Video: Tar Heel Comeback Tops No. 20 Tennessee - Highlights

The Tar Heels ended the game on an 11-3 run to earn the comeback victory at No. 20 Tennessee on Sunday in Knoxville, 78-73. View Video...

Spenser Dalton: Thoughts on UNC vs. Tennessee

What a gritty win for the Tar Heels. Aside from the loss to Michigan State, this was the first game for the Heels that required them to really dig deep. This was a great show of toughness for a team that hasn’t really found its identity, but with the road win tonight that identity is starting to take shape. Tennessee’s pressure gave the Tar Heels some trouble. (Thoughts From a Walk-On)

No. 7 Tar Heels rally to beat No. 20 Tennessee 78-73

Kenny Williams sank a 3-pointer to put North Carolina ahead for good with 35 seconds left as the No. 7 Tar Heels rallied past No. 20 Tennessee 78-73 Sunday. UNC capitalized on a 9-0 run in the final minute to end Thompson-Boling Arena's hex on defending national champions. Joel Berry scored 21 points for UNC. Williams and Luke Maye added 15 points each. (Associated Press)

Vols crumble down stretch in loss to North Carolina

It was just like last year in so many ways for Tennessee against North Carolina on Sunday. The No. 20 Vols dropped 78-73 to No. 20 North Carolina on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena in a game the Tar Heels led for only 91 seconds. The Tar Heels took the lead for good on a Kenny Williams 3-pointer that came off a brutal turnover from guard Lamonte Turner. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Tennessee

That will be a hugely beneficial game in February and March. Tennessee started the game on fire. But the Tar Heels gutted out a win. You had to be in the building to understand what a tough environment that was. But UNC played through it, got a win, and as Roy Williams says, they got to enjoy hearing the crowd go silent...except for a chant of "Tar!" "Heels!" from the UNC contingent. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: North Carolina 78, Tennessee 73

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 78-73 road win over the No. 20 Tennessee Volunteers on Sunday in Knoxville. (View Box Score)

Effort, consistency nets Pistons' Reggie Bullock promotion

Stan Van Gundy met with his coaching staff Wednesday to try to work through a dilemma: How to get more out of the starting lineup. The current conundrum is what to do to jump-start the first five, with a focus on the small forward position. The answer was stark — move Reggie Bullock to the starting lineup and Stanley Johnson to the bench. (Detroit News)

UNC, NC State athletes collect toys for kids in need

Both NC State football and UNC basketball players spent some time this week collecting gifts for kids in need. The UNC basketball team used the money they raised from autographed basketballs. This year, their gifts benefited the Me Fine Foundation, a group that helps families whose children are hospitalized at UNC and Duke hospitals. (ABC 11)

College Football's Best NFL Factories: Defensive Line - UNC

Ever wonder which college football programs produce the best NFL players by position? We dug through data from the past 15 drafts to find out which schools make the grade at the next level. Best Defensive Line Factory: North Carolina. The Tar Heels have landed six D-linemen in the first round of the NFL Draft, including stars Julius Peppers and Robert Quinn. (ESPN.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Trouble at Tennessee?

Rick Barnes loves Orange against Carolina Blue. Expect a difficult game Sunday at Tennessee, where the 20th-ranked Volunteers are 7-1 and on a four-game winning streak. The No. 7 Tar Heels, who will be facing a team whose only loss is by nine points at top-ranked Villanova. The Vols are undefeated against ACC teams, having won at N.C. State and Georgia Tech. (Chapelboro.com)


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