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Tale of the Tape: UNC vs Florida

Given Florida's preference for a slow tempo and both teams playing high level defense, this game could bog down into a low scoring affair. The Gators haven't broken 70 points in a game this season and have just one game of 70 possessions or more. It is much tougher to speed a game up than slow it down so UNC is going to need raise the level of half court execution in order to pull out a win. (Tar Heel Blog)

Brandan Wright might do something this season that not even Wilt Chamberlain could

Brandan Wright still leads the NBA at a ridiculous 77.2 percent from the field. His strategy hasn’t changed all season. He just tries to make everything he shoots. If he could keep up this outrageous pace, Wright would shatter the NBA record for field goal percentage in a season, owned since 1972-73 by Wilt Chamberlain, who made 72.7 percent of his shots that season. (Dallas Morning News)

Tale of the Tape: UNC vs NC State

NC State is fairly pedestrian across the board statistically speaking but if the Tar Heel defense of the whole season shows up, the Wolfpack could exceed expectations. The question is whether last week's defensive fortitude was an outlier or if the Tar Heels are finally grasping how to play effective defense? If it is the latter, then UNC could cruise through this game as it did against Duke. (Tar Heel Blog)

North Carolina vs Florida Preview

North Carolina hasn't played Florida since the 2000 NCAA tournament, when the Gators beat the Tar Heels for a chance to play in the championship game. Friday night's showdown in the Bahamas doesn't have nearly as much at stake. Looking to knock off its second consecutive ranked opponent, No. 5 North Carolina takes on No. 18 Florida in the Battle 4 Atlantis' fifth-place game. (CBS Sports)

Brad Daugherty's American Kitchen & Drink to close

Daugherty's American Kitchen and Drink, 2 Gerber Road in South Asheville, will end operations in the coming days after a five-month stint, according to a press release. Brad Daugherty — a NASCAR analyst, former Cleveland Cavalier and Black Mountain native son — opened the "casual-upscale" Daugherty's American Kitchen & Drink in the former location of Frankie Bones in July. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Hard Foul: The Tyler Hansbrough Story

His brash playing style and the success that it’s bred have made Tyler Hansbrough a polarizing figure, a walking archetype of the player you love when he’s on your team and hate when he’s not. But take the guy off a basketball court and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more, well, normal pro athlete. Turns out Tyler Hansbrough isn’t who you might have thought. (SportsNet.ca)

Carolina Rundown: November 28

Wednesday: Ty Lawson had 17 points and 12 assists. 16 points and five rebounds for Harrison Barnes. Wright had six points and seven rebounds. Reggie Bullock started and scored seven points. Danny Green had five rebounds. Vince Carter had five points, as did Wayne Ellington. P.J. Hairston hit a three-pointer. (GoHeels.com)

Previewing Florida

In a matchup suited for better than a fifth-place game, North Carolina and Florida take the floor Friday in the final day of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Tip-off at the Imperial Arena is set for 8 p.m. and will be televised by AXS. Florida enters Friday’s contest with a 3-2 record. The Gators won their season opener over William & Mary before getting upset at home by Miami, 69-67, on Nov. 17. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Change The Game

In a happy Carolina locker room after the Thanksgiving 78-56 win over UCLA, Tar Heel players were doing the usual postgame assessment. This play was key. That call was bad. That particular individual from the other team was better than expected. Through all the commotion came the voice of Theo Pinson. “Hey,” he said, “I can’t believe they only had me for one steal.” (GoHeels.com)

T.J. Logan looking for more Pack memories

T.J. Logan’s first college touchdown for North Carolina last season will forever be etched in the tailback’s mind. “Against N.C. State,” a smiling Logan said this week. “Oh, I’ll remember that.” Logan, then a freshman, would have a strong finish to the 2013 season. The Greensboro native expected even bigger things as a sophomore. (Greensboro News & Record)

Video: UNC-UCLA Postgame Press Conference

UNC Head Coach Roy Williams and players Marcus Paige, Justin Jackson, and Isaiah Hicks spoke to the media following the big win against UCLA. View Video...

Tar Heels Bounce Back

No. 5 North Carolina was intent on proving that Wednesday’s performance in its loss to Butler was an anomaly that won’t often reoccur in its 78-56 defensive dismantling of No. 22 UCLA on Thanksgiving night. The Tar Heels (4-1) struggled to finish defensive possessions in their 74-66 loss to the Bulldogs in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis. (Inside Carolina)

UNC-UCLA Roy Williams Postgame Quotes

Roy Williams: “We shot the ball better tonight and we didn’t turn it over. We rebounded it better and we caught UCLA on a night where their shots didn’t go in the basket. When you look down there and we had 31 points off turnovers to their six, that’s a huge, huge factor in the game. We made eight threes today and didn’t make nearly as many last night. And we made free throws today.” (Inside Carolina)

Quick thoughts from UNC's win over UCLA

Roy Williams changed his starting lineup after the loss to Butler, inserting Nate Britt, Isaiah Hicks and Joel James to play alongside Marcus Paige and Justin Jackson. That meant wing J.P. Tokoto, forward Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks began the UCLA game on the bench, a sure sign that Williams didn't like the effort against Butler. (Fayetteville Observer)

Pack vs. Heels: Anything can happen

The rivalry between UNC and NC State means different things to different people, especially to those playing the game. UNC quarterback Marquise Williams said he considers N.C. State its biggest rival in football. “I think this is the bigger rivalry,” Williams said. “When you think of Duke and Carolina, you think of basketball. I think with football, State and Carolina is where the rivalry is at." (Durham Herald-Sun)

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