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Bahama Breeze: No. 5 UNC beats No. 22 UCLA 78-56

Roy Williams blamed himself for his team not coming out with more intensity in an upset loss to Butler Wednesday. The No. 5 Tar Heels showed more fire out of the gate in an 78-56 win over No. 22 UCLA on Thanksgiving night in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. North Carolina played with more energy in transition and played defense with more purpose. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Insider Q&A: UNC vs N.C. State

Definitely have to start with Jacoby Brissett first. The majority of last year's team that went 3-9 is back, now with a much more talented quarterback, and it's shown how much of a difference that makes. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC-UCLA Game Highlights

View complete game highlights from North Carolina's 78-56 Thanksgiving night win over UCLA at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. View Video...

Video: J.P. Tokoto Steals, Skies and Slams vs UCLA

J.P. Tokoto strips the UCLA player and takes it down the court for a big two-handed flush on November 27, 2014 in the Battle 4 Atlantis. View Video...

No. 5 Carolina rolls past No. 22 UCLA, 78-56

Marcus Paige scored 21 points and handed out five assists, Justin Jackson scored 12 points and No. 5 UNC had little trouble beating No. 22 UCLA 78-56 on Thursday night in the consolation round of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Isaiah Hicks and J.P. Tokoto each scored 10 points for the Tar Heels, who closed the first half on a 32-11 run and put the game away with a 15-0 second-half run. (ESPN.com)

Box Score: North Carolina 78, UCLA 56

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 78-56 win over the UCLA Bruins Thursday at the Battle 4 Atlantis. (View Box Score)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UCLA

Butler was very good at preventing Carolina's transition opportunities. UCLA was more willing to run with the Tar Heels, and it allowed Carolina to look much more comfortable in the offense. The Bruins also contributed to the offense by coughing up 23 turnovers. UNC led the points off turnovers category by a whopping margin of 31-6. (GoHeels.com)

Quinton Coples gives turkey meals to those in need

Kinston native and current New York Jets linebacker Quinton Coples and volunteers for his foundation handed out Thanksgiving meals to families in need Wednesday night. It's the third year Coples handed out turkey meals to families. The foundation estimates they handed out close to 350 meals at a Piggly Wiggly in Kinston and at an apartment complex. (WITN)

Caleb Pressley enjoying new role with UNC

A year ago, Caleb Pressley was a backup quarterback who barely saw the field. Now he’s one of the most recognizable figures on the UNC sideline – he’s the guy in the NFL jerseys, UNC’s self-proclaimed Supervisor of Morale. “Backup quarterbacks don’t get a lot of attention, but now I have more attention than I’ve ever had,” Pressley said. A chance to study abroad put all of this in motion. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC vs N.C. State: Six Storylines

North Carolina (6-5, 4-3) and N.C. State (6-5, 2-5) head into Saturday's midday match-up with pride and the chance to get to seven wins on the line. Both teams are bowl eligible and this weekend's contest will give the winner momentum heading into December and the postseason. CarolinaBlue highlights six storylines heading to the rivalry game. (Carolina Blue)

Preview & Prediction: #5 UNC vs #22 UCLA

The question with losses, like the one UNC suffered against Butler, is how the team responds in the next game. UNC teams under Roy Williams bounce back rather well and if what happened against Butler was simply an outlier, the Heels can get back on track with a win here. Prediction: UNC 88 UCLA 81 (Tar Heel Blog)

How To Discuss The Wainstein Report With Your Wolfpack Relatives

Well, Carolina students and alumni, it’s that time of year. Families will be celebrating Thanksgiving and the holidays over the next few weeks, and — like it or not — your long lost cousins have been waiting years to make up for how much more successful your life has been than theirs. The trash talk re: the Wainstein Report is inevitable, so here are a few tips to remember to keep your Thanksgiving holiday running smoothly. (Raleigh & Company)

From Ball Room To Ball Court At The Battle 4 Atlantis

But with all the excitement and all these high-profile teams running around, it’s easy to miss the fact that all of this is taking place in a pretty small facility. The Atlantis resort in general is huge – you could walk around for an hour (like I did) and still not even begin to see everything – but the tournament itself is something else entirely. (Chapelboro.com)

Decade later, ‘The Play’ lives on for Pack, Heels

Of the 103 football games between North Carolina and N.C. State, the one 10 years ago certainly qualifies as one of the most memorable. UNC’s 30-24 win Oct. 9, 2004, at Kenan Stadium also turned out to be one of the most meaningful. That game, and how it was decided on the goal line, helped push the ACC into the era of instant replay and also kept the Wolfpack from going to a bowl. (Charlotte Observer)

Connor Barth just kept kicking

Tuesday is tryout day. It's the day of the week when Connor Barth knew his chance at re-starting his NFL career would come after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released him at the end of the preseason. And when a week passed without a tryout -- as they usually did -- he made sure he kicked anyway, knowing that was the day around which his career hopes revolved. (Denver Broncos)

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Carolina had more than 30 points off those TOs RT @InsideCarolina: UCLA turned the ball over on 30.3% of its possessions (23 total).
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