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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)

Rivalry Clash Closes Regular Season

UNC looks to secure its third straight win over the Wolfpack in the regular season finale for both teams at Kenan Stadium (12:30 ET/ACCN). From a wins and losses perspective, the 2014 season has represented a vast improvement for N.C. State. Last season marked a low point for program as the Wolfpack finished with a dreadful 3-9 record that did not include a single victory in ACC play. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC-Butler Postgame Press Conference

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and players Marcus Paige and Isaiah Hicks spoke to the media following the loss to Butler Wednesday at the Battle 4 Atlantis. View Video...

UNC-Butler: Roy Williams Postgame Quotes

Roy Williams: "It’s very disappointing to us. We have wonderful kids and I did a poor job with them getting them ready to play with the aggressiveness that Butler played [with]. Butler’s coaching staff did a much better job of getting them ready to play. They outhustled us. If my math is correct, we got 26 defensive rebounds, they got 29 offensive rebounds." (Inside Carolina)

Williams hardly a 'soft' mark for other UNC quarterback hopefuls

Among the folks who must have been most amused by Hakim Jones’ assertion that Marquise Williams is soft were Mitch Trubisky, Kanler Coker and Caleb Henderson. Those are the three heavily recruited quarterbacks now hopelessly stuck behind Williams, a redshirt junior, on the UNC depth chart. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Tar Heels on move for Thanksgiving as Wolfpack looms

Even with Saturday’s impending rivalry home matchup against N.C. State, more than football will be on the minds of many UNC players Thursday as they celebrate Thanksgiving. Those lucky enough to live within about an hour and a half will be able to travel home for a feast with family. Many others will stay in Chapel Hill to celebrate the holiday with teammates or visiting family. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell relishes return to bench after cancer battle

When she boarded the team bus last week for North Carolina's first road trip of the season, Sylvia Hatchell felt “like a kid on the first day of school.” Giddy, she giggled at nothing in particular. The 62-year-old coach wrapped players in hugs for no reason, and one thought ran repeatedly through her mind: “It’s good to be back.” (Sports Illustrated)

Pregame rhetoric has State-UNC sounding like a rivalry again

One of the best things about rivalry games is that there’s already enough motivation to go around without worrying about providing the other side with bulletin board material. That means players can say pretty much whatever they want during the week preceding the big game without worrying too much about its effect on an already fired-up opponent. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC falls to Butler 74-66

Perhaps North Carolina should find a way to stop meeting Butler in early season tropical tournaments. The unranked Bulldogs defeated the No. 5 Tar Heels 74-66 in the first game of the Battle 4 Atlantis on the Bahamas' Paradise Island. Two years ago, North Carolina lost to Butler in the first round of the Maui Invitational 82-71. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC-Butler Game Highlights

View complete game highlights from North Carolina's 74-66 loss to Butler in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament on Wednesday. View Video...

Dre' Bly To Be Honored At Halftime

North Carolina and The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame will jointly honor Dré Bly with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute on Nov. 29 in Chapel Hill during the game between North Carolina and NC State. Coverage of the game will start at 12:30 p.m. ET on the ACC Network and ESPN3. (GoHeels.com)

Recap & Analysis: Butler 74 UNC 66

Obviously that was less than ideal. UNC failed to seize opportunities early in the game to take control of the game then played really poorly in the second half on the way to a 74-66 loss to Butler in the first game of the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament. There are a variety of stats that could be thrown around to explain this game but the most daunting one is the rebounding numbers. (Tar Heel Blog)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Butler

Roy Williams said consistently in the preseason that if his team wasn't going to shoot well, they had to rebound well. On Wednesday, they didn't do either. In addition to some shooting struggles, the Tar Heels were crushed on the backboards by Butler, which ended the game with a 57-40 rebounding advantage. That included a staggering 29 offensive rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

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Tomorrow will be just the 10th meeting b/t @UNC_Basketball and @UCLAMBB and the first since 12/23/00. Carolina leads the all-time series 6-3
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 5:46 PM

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Photo gallery from the loss to Butler: http://t.co/Z0kNbqrNYx #UNCBBall #Battle4Atlantis
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UNC will play No. 22 UCLA at 7pm on Thursday night.
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Sample size is small (4 games), but UNC had its worst shooting game (.386), fewest rebounds (40...-17 margin) & most turnovers (19) today
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