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Know Your Opponent: Boston College

A pair of North Carolina natives fuel the BC offense. Raleigh sophomore Jerome Robinson leads the team in scoring at 19.7 points per game and has been one of the ACC's most prolific shooters. Freshman Ky Bowman, a scoring point guard from Havelock, averages better than 15 points per game in league play and went for 30 and nine assists in the win over Syracuse. (GoHeels.com)

Offseason work paying off for Meeks

The offseason for most college basketball players usually involves a myriad of goals. Working out to make sure breakfast stays down come preseason conditioning. Mastering a new post move or adding a mid-range jumper to their game. Rehabbing a pesky, chronic injury. Learning the playbook. Avoiding too many late night stops at McDonald’s. Kennedy Meeks can attest to all of this. (Carolina Blue)

Reggie Bullock 'setting an example' for Detroit Pistons by cutting to hoop

Matt Barnes was the veteran who took Reggie Bullock under his wing when Bullock was a rookie with the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2013-14 season. And Bullock picked up something useful. Barnes is great at surprise cuts to the hoop for easy baskets. (Detroit Free Press)

Update on UNC center Tony Bradley

UNC head coach Roy Williams spoke with the media on Friday afternoon before his team travels to Boston College to take on the Eagles. The first part of the press conference focused on the status of UNC freshman center Tony Bradley. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams on Barack Obama and Ball

Roy on Obama's "basketball body":"Pardon the phrase because we're talking about the President of the United States, but my man doesn't have the greatest basketball body. Let's just be honest about this. But he reminded me a little bit of the old school Lenny Wilkens. I think that would make him feel good if I said that. A little bit of a sneaky game. He knows how to play." (Carolina Blue)

Kenny Smith, other NBA on TNT members experienced a simulated nonviolent protest

As a unique tribute to Martin Luther King, TNT broadcasted the show from the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. Ernie Johnson led a walk through the exhibits with Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal. (USA Today)

SI Power Rankings: Handicapping the national title race at the midway point

4. North Carolina Tar Heels: The deep tourney experience argument applies again here. Most of the rotation has been part of multiple runs, and it’s hard for me to envision junior Joel Berry II—one of the best big-game point guards—not having another string of great performances that gives North Carolina a shot at a title. (Sports Illustrated)

UNC Basketball's First-Trimester Progress Report

With the Syracuse win in the books, the Tar Heels are a third of the way through their 18-game ACC schedule with a 5-1 conference mark. What have we learned about this North Carolina team along the way? 1. The starting 5—dominant in non-conference play—has been less effective in ACC play. (The Secondary Break)

Roy Williams Has Surging Tar Heels Respecting BC

The Tar Heels enter Saturday's game against Boston College having won five consecutive ACC games after losing the league opener at Georgia Tech and stand at 17-3 overall. Boston College, on the other hand, is improved from a year ago but is still just 9-10 overall and 2-4 in the ACC. Guarding against overconfidence is something that Roy Williams must deal with. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Turner's Take: Road Wild

The Tar Heels have half of their remaining games on the road. They'll hop into the fast lane Saturday at Boston College before traveling to Miami for a January 28 bash at the beach. February 9, Duke will be looking for payback from last year's season finale, and six days later the Wolfpack will attempt a backlash for UNC's 51-point win on January 8. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Justin Jackson Hitting His Stride

North Carolina forward and Texas native Justin Jackson is having a standout junior season and has been a integral part of the Tar Heels' success so far. View Video...

Video: Roy Williams Pre-Boston College Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media Friday ahead of the Tar Heels' game against Boston College in Chestnut Hill on Saturday. View Video...

UNC vs. Boston College Preview

No. 9 North Carolina looks to improve to 6-0 in the month of January when it travels to Chestnut Hill for a matchup with Boston College on Saturday. The game tips at noon and will be televised by the ACC Network. The Eagles enter Saturday’s contest with a 9-10 (2-4 ACC) record, although Jim Christian’s squad has played at a higher level than in his previous two seasons. (Inside Carolina)

A look at Roy Williams’ career through his milestone wins

In beating Syracuse, Roy Williams won his 800th career game as a college basketball head coach. He also became the second fastest to get to the mark. Though he has his critics, 800 is a lot of wins. Lets look back at some of them. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Kennedy Meeks Pre-Boston College Press Conference

North Carolina senior forward Kennedy Meeks speaks with the media Friday ahead of the Tar Heels' game against Boston College in Chestnut Hill on Saturday. View Video...

UNC Stockpiling Wins for Second-Half Run

Forecasting the ACC race during the preseason is often an exercise of futility beyond. However, in certain years, such as this 2016-17 season for No. 9 North Carolina, the schedule sets up for a smooth entry into league play before turning brutal by year’s end. Three of UNC’s five ACC wins have come against teams in the bottom half of the standings. (Inside Carolina)

Remaining schedule unkind to UNC, Virginia as ACC contenders jockey for position

Virginia closes the regular season with a 12-game stretch that includes 10 dates with top-50 teams. ACC co-leader North Carolina will be similarly strapped. After Saturday’s trip to Boston College, the Tar Heels close with 10 top-50 RPI opponents among their final 11 games. UNC faces Virginia and Duke twice each, plus Louisville and Notre Dame at home. (Daily Press)

Tar Heels Visit Boston College Saturday

North Carolina basketball returns to action at noon on Saturday, January 21st, at Boston College. UNC leads the series with Boston College, 15-5, including 13-4 since the Eagles joined the ACC. Freshman forward Tony Bradley is expected to play after missing the Florida State and Syracuse games due to a concussion he suffered on 1/11 at Wake Forest. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams shares incredible story of how UNC landed Michael Jordan

But for all we know about Jordan, there is one thing that has been rarely discussed: How the heck did he end up at the University of North Carolina? If you think it’s as simple as a local kid going to the state school, think again. On Thursday, North Carolina coach Roy Williams joined “The Sidelines Podcast” with Evan Daniels and shared the fascinating story of how Jordan ended up at North Carolina. (FOX Sports)

Julius Peppers not thinking about retirement, focused on Falcons

Julius Peppers turned 37 years old on Wednesday, so he knows the end of the NFL tunnel is near. However, Peppers wants to win a Super Bowl before he calls it quits. On Wednesday, media asked Peppers about his NFL future during his press conference and that is something that is very far from his mind. (247 Sports)


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