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Kenny Williams' Junior Leap

There seems to be an extra spring in the step of Kenny Williams this season. "I definitely feel a lot better," the UNC junior said after Thursday's 102-78 win over Portland in the first round of the PK80. "I think that is from all the working out I had to do, and I think it's paying off." Roy Williams, however, thinks it's more of the same excellent defense he saw last season. (Inside Carolina)

Armstrong: The 5 biggest NC State-UNC football rivalry moments (since I've been here)

Saturday will be my 13th NC State vs UNC football game at ABC11. That hardly makes me an elder media statesman, but I've been on this beat long enough to see some things between these teams. Here then, are the top 5 rivalry moments of my tenure. 2012 - Chapel Hill. THEY KICKED IT TO GIO. The beauty here being that WR Roy Smith was supposed to return the punt. (ABC 11)

UNC-N.C. State: Matchup to Watch

For North Carolina, N.C. State’s run defense still presents a major problem and is arguably the most significant matchup of Saturday’s rivalry clash. UNC’s rushing attack has been unpredictable throughout the season. Against Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, and Pittsburgh, the Tar Heels failed to register 100 total rushing yards as a team, but have found success in other games. (Inside Carolina)

Tyler Zeller’s accidental head butt sends LeBron to locker room for stitches

The Nets’ Tyler Zeller had an eventful night Wednesday. He got his first start of the season, hit the first 3-pointer of his career and even sent LeBron James to the locker room for stitches. “I got head-butted by Zeller. He went down the lane it was my rotation I was able to strip the ball and his head hit my face,” James said. Zeller finished with seven points and seven rebounds. (New York Post)

Audio: UNC’s Larry Fedora on Senior Day

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora joined The David Glenn Show ahead of this week’s matchup with NC State. Fedora and DG discuss Thanksgiving, senior day, the challenges that come with a losing season and what rivalry games mean to him. (ACC Sports Journal)

Kansas City Chiefs waive DT Cam Thomas

The Kansas City Chiefs waived defensive lineman Cam Thomas in order to make room for cornerback Darrelle Revis on the 53-man roster. Thomas, 30, was picked up by the Chiefs 10 days ago after DL Roy Miller was released. Thomas, who stands at 6-foot-4 and 330 pounds, spent the summer with Kansas City, participating in training camp and preseason. (USA Today)

Your Thanksgiving Plate Of UNC Basketball

Argyle Report is thankful for you, reader, and Carolina Basketball, who routed Portland in the first round of the "Victory" bracket of the PK-80 tournament, 102-78. Though the Heels scored more than 100, Bojangles will not provide biscuits as the game did not occur in Chapel Hill. With that said, the Tar Heels already served a feast. Here's your thanksgiving plate: (Argyle Report)

Inside Giants legend Lawrence Taylor's 1982 Thanksgiving feast

Lawrence Taylor was hurting. The man who would become the greatest player in NFL Giants history more than a decade later was also angry at the circumstances, considering he was forced to watch the first half of what turned out to be an unforgettable game from the sideline as a national television audience watched along with him on Thanksgiving in Detroit. (Asbury Park Press)

Video: A Special Thank You For Austin Proehl

In order to thank Austin Proehl for his four years of dedication to service, his family along with the staff and patients at the UNC Hospital surprised him! Read More...

UNC-Portland Postgame Notes

Luke Maye led Carolina with 20 points and 10 rebounds. It was the third time he has scored 20 or more this season. Maye has pulled down nine or more rebounds in all four games this season. Kenny Williams played a nearly-flawless game with 17 points on 7 of 12 shooting from the floor and added three offensive rebounds, three assists, no turnovers and three steals. (GoHeels.com)

Theo Pinson's Playmaking Ability on Display

Roy Williams referred to Theo Pinson as a playmaker during his postgame press conference, and for good reason. While Luke Maye forever will be known for making the shot against Kentucky, it was Pinson who assisted on the play. And when Kennedy Meeks missed a free throw with five seconds to play against Oregon in the Final Four, it was Pinson who tipped the ball out. (Inside Carolina)

Andrew Platek Finding His Niche at UNC

During the 2017 recruiting cycle a fellow college coach asked Roy Williams why he wanted Andrew Platek. Platek was ranked outside the top 200 and thus was not the normal blue chipper the Tar Heels pursue. "I offered him a scholarship because I thought he was a good enough player to play for us," Williams said on Thursday following UNC's 102-78 win over Portland. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Thankful

I'm thankful for Carolina basketball. Thanksgiving is supposed to be reserved for big stuff like family and America and love. But we're among friends, so you'll understand—Carolina basketball makes the big stuff more fun. Normally we just think about how crazy it makes us, how we stress over every three-pointer and injury and timeout (or non-timeout). Today, though, it's OK to be thankful. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Williams, Maye, Pinson Post-Portland Press Conference

North Carolina basketball's Roy Williams, Theo Pinson, and Luke Maye speak with the media following the Tar Heels' 102-78 win over the Portland Pilots at the PK80 Invitational on Thanksgiving Day. View Video...

Roy Williams Post-Portland Quotes

Roy Williams: “We’re happy to get a win. We did some good things, some bad things. We didn’t guard their three-point shot very well. I told Coach Porter they really helped us because they showed us how poor we play on the defensive end of the floor. We’ve got to get better there. At the same time, I like what a lot of our guys did. We had five guys in double figures.” (Inside Carolina)

Video: Tar Heels Handle Portland to Open PK80 - Game Highlights

Complete game highlights from North Carolina's 102-78 win over the Portland Pilots in the opening round of the PK80 Invitational in Portland, Oregon on Thanksgiving Day. View Video...

Luke Maye leads No. 9 North Carolina to 102-78 rout of Portland

Luke Maye scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Joel Berry II added 18 points and No. 9 North Carolina had five players in double figures in overwhelming Portland 102-78 on Thursday to open the PK80 Invitational. The Tar Heels (4-0) topped the century mark for the first time this season against the overmatched Pilots from the West Coast Conference. (Associated Press)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Portland

After such a solid display, it's hard to single out one individual for their offensive exploits. Luke Maye had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds in just 27 minutes, Theo Pinson approached a triple-double, and Joel Berry scored 18. And then, sneakily, there was Andrew Platek, who made a pair of three-pointers and scored a career-high 12 points off the bench. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: North Carolina 102, Portland 78

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 102-78 win over Portland in the PK80 Invitational Tournament in Portland, Oregon on Thursday. (View Box Score)

Former UNC Point Guard Kendall Marshall Retires

Former North Carolina point guard and NBA and G-League player Kendall Marshall has retired. Marshall played at North Carolina from 2010-2012. The 6-4 Virginia native was selected. No. 13 overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2012 NBA Draft. At North Carolina, he was named a third-team All-American and won the Bob Cousy Award following the 2012 season. (Inside Carolina)

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Today In UNC History
November 24, 1984
Carl Carr's 96-yard fumble return for touchdown is the longest in UNC history, as the Tar Heels beat Duke 17-15 in Durham

November 24, 1989
King Rice’s bank shot at the buzzer beats James Madison, 80-79, in the first round of the Maui Invitational. Carolina rallies from a 79-70 deficit with less than a minute to play.

November 24, 2012
Bryn Renner ties UNC's single-game record with 5 touchdown passes and sets the single-season school record with 28 touchdown passes as the Tar Heels beat Maryland 45-38 in Chapel Hill.

November 24, 2015
Roy Williams claims his 755th career win, tying Henry Iba for 16th-most wins by a Division I men's basketball coach after the Tar Heels go on a 21-3 run to end the game and knock of Kansas State, 80-70, in the championship game of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City.

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