Lucas: The Strong ManWe'd never seen this from Joel Berry: after his fifth turnover of the night against Virginia Tech, with his team down double digits, Berry's shoulders sagged as he ran back on defense. Berry has been an absolute rock for four years. In some ways, his body language was more shocking than UNC's 80-69 loss, a defeat that leaves them 1-3 on the road in the ACC. (GoHeels.com)
UNC women's basketball: The win of an eraThe North Carolina women's basketball players flooded the court as one collective wave, sinking into each other's arms like newly crowned national champions. It was a celebration more befitting of March or April than January, but they reveled in victory all the same. They came together near midcourt as two distinct parties: those who laughed and those who cried. (Argyle Report)
Not enough sources: Tar Heels dry up on offense, struggle to slow down HokiesA two-man offense didn’t cut it for North Carolina, which found out the hard way in Monday’s 80-69 loss to Virginia Tech at Cassell Coliseum. Take away 23 points apiece from Joel Berry and Luke Maye and there wasn’t much happening for the rest of the Tar Heels. “We took bad shots,” Maye said, while accepting blame for what he referred to as four missed layups. (Burlington Times News)
Virginia Tech Too Heavy a Burden for Joel Berry, Luke MayeTwo players can’t save a game alone, especially in a hostile ACC environment. That was the situation that Luke Maye and Joel Berry found themselves in Monday night at Cassell Coliseum. The duo combined for 46 points - each scoring 23 - on 19-of-35 shooting, but were left stranded and without support in No. 10 North Carolina’s 80-69 upset loss to Virginia Tech. (Inside Carolina)
Spenser Dalton: Thoughts on UNC vs. Virginia TechA whirlwind of bad hit the Tar Heels tonight. A slew of unforced errors, some hot shooting from VT, a road game after playing two days prior, low bench scoring and a few shooting woes ultimately meant the Tar Heels came up short. The next few days will be ample time to take a long hard look at the mistakes of tonight and review them in the film room and on the court. (Thoughts From a Walk-On)
Roy Williams Post-Virginia Tech QuotesRoy Williams: "I feel the same way now I felt the last time I was in Virginia. The University of Virginia kicked our rear ends and I felt like that tonight. I think Buzz had his team much more ready to play than I had my team. They were more aggressive physically and mentally. We thought we could have an advantage inside. They scored 32 points to our 26 in the lane." (Inside Carolina)
Virginia Tech Dominates No. 10 UNC in Blacksburg, Ends Tar Heels’ Four-Game ACC Win StreakThe road woes against conference competition continued Monday in Blacksburg for the Tar Heels, who were thoroughly outplayed in an 80-69 loss to the Virginia Tech Hokies. Coming into the game, Virginia Tech was at the bottom of a large number of defensive categories among ACC teams. However, the Hokie defense kept UNC from ever getting too comfortable. (Chapelboro.com)
Video: Buzz Williams Post-UNC InterviewVirginia Tech basketball coach Buzz Williams joins Jon Laaser and Mike Burnop for a post-game interview after the Hokies upset the North Carolina Tar Heels 80-69 on Monday in Blacksburg.
Hokies rediscover Cassell advantage in upset of UNCMonday’s 80-69 upset of the No. 10 Tar Heels was different. From the time Chris Clarke’s 3-pointer gave Tech a 33-32 lead until the final horn, Cassell was formidable, indeed. The Hokies fed off that energy on both ends and produced their most significant victory of the season. The Hokies limited their turnovers, which in turn slowed North Carolina’s fast break. (Daily Press)
Tar Heels loss at Virginia Tech raises questionsNorth Carolina suffered a frustrating loss at Virginia Tech on Monday, which may raise red flags on the rest of the Tar Heels’ season. The Tar Heels unraveled before halftime and saw a seven-point lead turn into a seven-point deficit at the break. The Hokies built the lead to as many as 16 before cruising to an 80-69 win that left UNC coach Roy Williams questioning the effort. (North State Journal)
Video: UNC Players Post-Virginia Tech Locker Room InterviewsNorth Carolina's locker room was a subdued place Monday after the Tar Heels fell 80-69 at Virginia Tech. Questions about effort, movement on offense, rebounding and several other things came up and the players just weren't happy with their performance. Here is what Joel Berry, Luke Maye, and Cameron Johnson had to say after the fell to 16-5 overall and 5-3 in the ACC: (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Video: Roy Williams Post-Virginia Tech Press ConferenceNorth Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 80-69 loss to Virginia Tech on Monday night in Blacksburg.
Robinson's 19 lead Hokies past No. 10 UNC, 80-69Justin Robinson scored 19 and Virginia Tech pulled away in the second half to beat No. 10 North Carolina 80-69 on Monday. Ahmed Hill added 18 for Virginia Tech. Hill scored seven in a row to start the decisive 13-3 burst, which turned a 51-48 lead into a 64-51 advantage with under eight minutes remaining. Joel Berry and Luke Maye scored 23 points each for the Tar Heels. (Associated Press)
Video: Tar Heels Fall at Virginia Tech, 80-69 - Game HighlightsJoel Berry and Luke Maye combined for 46 points for North Carolina, but the Tar Heels fell to the Virginia Tech Hokies 80-69 on Monday night in Blacksburg.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Virginia Tech"Sense of urgency" is something that's frequently on the Tar Heel scouting report for a game like this. Virginia Tech had more of it on Monday. The Hokies seemed to be first to every loose ball, were active for all 94 feet, won the rebounding battle 36-35 and tied 10-10 on the offensive glass (usually an area of strength for the Tar Heels) and made everything difficult for Carolina. (GoHeels.com)
Box Score: Virginia Tech 80, North Carolina 69View the complete box score from North Carolina's 80-69 ACC road loss to Virginia Tech on Monday night in Blacksburg. (View Box Score)
Alan Winn Selected 25th Overall by Colorado Rapids in MLS SuperDraftSenior forward Alan Winn became the third Tar Heel men’s soccer player to join the professional ranks this week, when he was selected in the second round (25th overall) of Friday’s MLS SuperDraft by the Colorado Rapids. Winn now becomes the latest Tar Heel to get his shot after scoring a team-high 11 goals this past season. (Chapelboro.com)
Video: UNC-GT All-AccessNorth Carolina defeated Georgia Tech 80-66 on Saturday moving to 16-4 overall and 5-2 in the ACC. Check out UNC's All-Access video from the day. The Tar Heels take on Virginia Tech on Monday, Jan. 22 in Blacksburg. The game tips at 7 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN.
Carolina Insider Podcast: Clemson & Georgia Tech RecapsMonday's edition of the Carolina Insider podcast is its 100th episode. Join hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com for a review of the wins over Georgia Tech and Clemson, a conversation with Eric Montross and more. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Basketball Leads ACC with Fewest TransfersOne enduring criticism of Duke basketball over the years has been that players transfer from the program at a high rate. It turns out that 9 of the 15 teams currently in the ACC have had more transfers than Duke. While Louisville has had 17 during this time period, North Carolina has not had a single transfer. Florida State and Virginia are tied with Duke with 7 each. (Reddit.com)
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