No. 13 North Carolina heats up vs. Syracuse zoneIn the last three games, he's been more the Marcus Paige everyone thought we'd see all year -- steady, efficient and controlled. He has averaged 17.7 points in the last three games on 16-of-31 shooting (8-of-16 from three), with 19 assists to four turnovers. And in the last two games alone, he's averaged 20.5 points. He hasn't had to carry his team, so it hasn't been quite as loud. (FOX Sports)
Nate Britt answers teammates' calls with career highEven as the seventh-leading scorer on North Carolina’s men’s basketball team, Nate Britt made the biggest shots Monday night. The sophomore guard’s career-high 17 points were crucial in a 93-83 victory against Syracuse at the Smith Center. His teammates were all for it. “When you have those guys telling you to shoot it, I felt like I kind of had no choice,” Britt said. (Burlington Times News)
Grandfather’s death inspires Nate Britt to excelAgainst a stifling Syracuse zone in the two teams’ first matchup in Chapel Hill, Ned Britt's grandson scored 17 points — netting four of his five 3-pointers, three of his four free throws and five of his seven field goals. In the meantime, Nate did it with 15 stitches in his mouth. Exactly a week after Ned’s death, Britt lacerated his lip in the waning minutes of UNC’s victory over Wake Forest. (Daily Tar Heel)
Video: Nate Britt's Career Night vs SyracuseNorth Carolina point guard Nate Britt scored a career-high 17 points - including four three-pointers - to help the Tar Heels beat Syracuse 93-83 on January 26, 2015.
Nate Britt Has Career Night Despite AdversityWhat made Nate Britt’s career-high 17 points against Syracuse so noteworthy was the adversity of loss and injury that had preceded the performance earlier this month. Not long after UNC’s 81-79 win over N.C. State on Jan. 14, Britt learned of his grandfather’s passing at the age of 81. “We were pretty close,” Britt told reporters following Monday’s 93-83 win (Inside Carolina)
UNC Stems the Turnover TideNo. 13 North Carolina shut down its massive turnover leak over the final 10 minutes of play on Monday to pull away from Syracuse, 93-83, and win its six straight conference game. The first half ended appropriately enough, as the Tar Heels botched an inbounds play under their own basket and watched Kaleb Joseph bolt down the court for a layup at a buzzer and a 40-35 lead. (Inside Carolina)
An oral history of one of Chapel Hill’s darkest daysWalking down Henderson Street, most people just see a concrete wall with a mural of a pencil. But beneath layers and layers of paint, still visible, are deep dents — bullet holes — in the concrete. Those bullet holes are the only physical evidence left of events that occurred on this day, 20 years ago. A day that left the UNC and the Chapel Hill communities reeling in shock and disbelief. (Daily Tar Heel)
Recap & Analysis: UNC 93, Syracuse 83UNC has had its toughness questioned, and there are times when the Tar Heels are a little slow out of the gate. In the second half UNC showed plenty of fight and a high degree of offensive consistency against a defense that normally gives the Tar Heels fits. It was another sign this team is heading in the right direction as tests at Louisville then versus Virginia loom next weekend. (Tar Heel Blog)
UNC-Syracuse Postgame NotesSophomore guard Nate Britt made a career-high four three-pointers and scored a career-high 17 points. Britt, who received 15 stitches in his upper lip last Wednesday at Wake Forest, did not make multiple threes in any of his first 45 games as a Tar Heel. Brice Johnson posted his fourth double-double in the last six games with a 17-point, 11-rebound effort. (GoHeels.com)
UNC-Syracuse Roy Williams Postgame QuotesRoy Williams: "Guess what I’m going to lead my comments with? Everything looks better when the ball goes in the basket. That’s the bottom line. Nate was awesome. I feel so good for him. He had a death in the family, his grandfather on the night of the North Carolina State game, 15 stitches in his mouth against Wake Forest. He’s been battling, battling, battling." (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels win 6th straight with 93-83 victory over SyracuseCommitted to the paint, North Carolina, ranked No. 13 in The AP Top 25, got solid help from its perimeter guys and held off Syracuse 93-83 in the Dean E. Smith Center on Monday in the ACC. Nate Britt II, with a mouth full of stitches, was the difference maker with 16 points off the bench. “The little rascal was a big-time player for us,” UNC coach Roy Williams said. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Video: UNC-Syracuse Game HighlightsView complete game highlights from North Carolina's 93-83 victory over Syracuse Monday in Chapel Hill.
Video: Roy Williams Post-Syracuse Press ConferenceNorth Carolina coach Roy Williams addresses the media following the Tar Heels' 93-83 win over Syracuse in Chapel Hill on January 26, 2015.
No. 13 North Carolina beats Syracuse 93-83 for 7-1 ACC startBrice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night. Nate Britt added a career-best 17 points and four 3-pointers off the bench for the Tar Heels, who pulled away in the final 4 minutes for their sixth straight win. UNC shot 62 percent in the second half and took control once it stopped turning the ball over. (ESPN.com)
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - SyracuseThe battle off the ball between Kennedy Meeks and Rakeem Christmas was as good or better than the actual game. Christmas is a very physical player, and every trip down the court both offensively and defensively including plenty of banging. Meeks hung in there, however, and his conditioning appeared to pay off on the way to playing a hard 32 minutes. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Brice Johnson's Alley-oop from J.P. Tokoto vs. SyracuseNorth Carolina forward Brice Johnson climbs the ladder to finish the lob from J.P. Tokoto in UNC's 93-83 win against Syracuse on January 26, 2015.
Box Score: North Carolina 93, Syracuse 83View the complete box score from North Carolina's 93-83 win over Syracuse in Chapel Hill on Monday. (View Box Score)
Vince Carter's Best NBA Dunks in Honor of Vinsanity's 38th Birthday (video)In honor of Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter's birthday, here's a highlight reel of the best dunks that Vinsanity has thrown down in his 17-year NBA career. Nobody will ever forget Carter dunking over 7'2" Frenchman Frederic Weis in the 2000 Summer Olympics. That is arguably the greatest dunk ever. However, he's not a one-hit wonder. (Bleacher Report)
Preseason Baseball Rankings RoundupWith the start of the 2015 college baseball season just weeks away, a number of national publications have released their preseason rankings, and North Carolina is featured prominently. The Tar Heels, who made their 13th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance in 2014, get started on Feb. 13 for the first of a three-game series against Seton Hall at Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)
Injuries test UNC’s growing toughnessGranted, Roy Williams can coach. The man’s in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Now, one thing he said he shouldn’t have to coach is effort. And one thing Williams couldn’t have coached so far this season is the toughening of his North Carolina squad — not the way that armor has materialized for the Tar Heels. Sometimes a guy’s hand is forced (Durham Herald-Sun)
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:17 AMBrian Barbour @tarheelblog
UNC scored 45 vs Syracuse last season and more than doubled that tonight scoring 93.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:13 AMBrian Barbour @tarheelblog
Per UNC: First time since 1982-83 UNC has more than doubled its point total vs a team from one game to the next.
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A second photo gallery from the victory over Syracuse: http://t.co/OVWi4jzmcs #UNCBBall
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