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Breakin’ It Down: NC State

The Tar Heels look to back up their impressive 45-20 win at Duke with another rivalry win to close out the regular season. The 6-5 Tar Heels will welcome N.C. State, also sporting a 6-5 record, to Chapel Hill Saturday for a 12:30 p.m. kickoff in the 104th meeting of the series. Both squads like their chances heading into the contest. (OakeSports)

Lucas: Plenty To Be Thankful For

On May 22, 2010, Justin Coleman broke his neck. On May 22, 2011, Justin Coleman was involved in a car accident in which a motorcyclist was killed. Today is Thanksgiving, and Justin Coleman knows better than anyone exactly how important it is to be thankful. (GoHeels.com)

Mavericks’ Brandan Wright might consider entering NBA slam-dunk contest

What separates Brandan Wright from other high-flying dunkers around the league is that he seems to explode out of nowhere with his dunks, as if he were a contortionist who suddenly bursts off a pogo stick. Wright’s elevation and hang time have been breathtaking. “I mean literally, the guy can scrape his knee on the rim,” owner Mark Cuban said. “It’s unbelievable.” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Previewing UNC vs. UCLA in the Battle for Atlantis

The bulletin board: North Carolina dropped into the Battle 4 Atlantis consolation bracket by losing 74-66 to Butler, which grabbed 29 offensive rebounds and finished with a 57-40 advantage on the boards. According to ESPN, that's the second-biggest negative margin in the last 15 seasons for the Tar Heels, who had 19 fewer rebounds than Texas in 2009-10. (Fayetteville Observer)

'That unique Carolina feeling'

I’ve gotten into a habit of walking off the pathways around the quads (only partly due to the aforementioned brick trippings), and it seems to me that the campus itself stirs the feeling. Everything is steeped in possibility when it’s warm outside. It’s draped on every tree, building and banner. I suppose that plays into the feeling — every part of campus has a constant gaze toward the future. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels Look To Bounce Back vs. UCLA

North Carolina will try to rebound from its first loss of the season when it faces UCLA in the Battle 4 Atlantis at 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Thursday’s game also marks UNC’s first game against a ranked opponent this season. UCLA is No. 22 in the AP poll and No. 23 in the coaches poll. The winner of Thursday’s contest will play at 8 p.m. on Friday. The loser will play at 10:30 p.m. on Friday. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina-UCLA Preview

North Carolina and UCLA are set to square off for the first time in 14 seasons, though two of the winningest programs in college basketball surely didn't expect to meet under these circumstances. The No. 5 Tar Heels and No. 22 Bruins are both looking to bounce back Thursday night in the consolation round of the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. (Yahoo! Sports)

UNC Volleyball Defeats Duke 3-2 in Five-Set Thriller

The Carolina volleyball team clinched at least a share of the ACC Championship with a thrilling 3-2 (25-19, 24-26, 25-19, 30-32, 15-13) victory over rival No. 21 Duke Wednesday afternoon. North Carolina, who clinched at least a share of its first ACC championship since 2008, had to battle past the top offense in the ACC in order to grab the win. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Football Pre-Duke Motivational Video

Here's the video the North Carolina Football team watched before defeating rival Duke on November 20th in Durham. View Video...

Tale of the Tape: UNC vs UCLA

With only four and five games respectively in the books for these two teams, the sample size is still on the small side though there should be far less volatility in the numbers. The one number that sticks out for both teams is tempo. It is pretty rare for UNC to face a team that operates anywhere near the same zip code UNC does in terms of tempo. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Fedora, Drennon Wednesday Post Practice Interviews

Larry Fedora and Dajaun Drennon talk after practice about playing a second consecutive rivalry game and stopping the Wolfpack offense on November 26, 2014. View Video...

Previewing UCLA

After a disappointing opening loss to Butler, UNC must regroup to face UCLA on Thursday. Tip-off at the Imperial Arena is set for 7 p.m. and will be televised by AXS. UCLA enters Thursday’s contest with a 4-1 record. The Bruins posted four consecutive double-digit victories over Montana State, Coastal Carolina, Nicholls State and Long Beach State before falling to Oklahoma, 75-65, on Wednesday. (Inside Carolina)

A Tale of Two Rivalries

Though the Tar Heel-Wolfpack basketball rivalry seems doomed to exist in the shadow of Duke-UNC, the football rivalry between the two biggest public universities in the state has remained equally preeminent for both fanbases. (Raleigh & Company)

UNC's Flaws Exposed

No. 5 North Carolina’s opening round 74-66 loss to Butler in the Battle 4 Atlantis confirmed its known flaws while exposing other potential problem areas. Take your choice in pinpointing culpable statistics for UNC’s first loss of the 2014-15 season. Butler shot just 30.6 percent from the floor, but pulled down 29 offensive rebounds, which tied for the most against UNC in the Roy Williams era. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: A Man's Game

Butler won Wednesday’s rebounding battle 57-40. In two meetings over the last three seasons, they’ve now outrebounded the Tar Heels by 27 in 80 minutes of play. On Wednesday, they gathered the rebound over half the time they shot it. That means that when the Bulldogs hoisted a missed shot, they recovered it more often than did the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)

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