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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)

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)

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Don't know if it's the odd arena, bad shooting or good D, but the first four teams in the #Battle4Atlantis shot 34.7% including 27.3% from 3
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 7:33 PM

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How big an anomaly was Marcus Paige's 5-9 output from the FT line? He missed 18 FTs all last yr & had never missed more than two in one game
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Carolina & UCLA have combined for 3906 wins, 91 NCAA Tournament appearances, 36 Final Fours and 16 NCAA Championships #Battle4Atlantis
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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
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