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UNC Basketball Built to Run

Roy Williams always wants his team to play faster. For the first time in a while, UNC is equipped to do it. The Tar Heels displayed their improved perimeter depth in their exhibition opener, a 111-58 victory over Fayetteville State on Friday at the Smith Center. Freshman wing players Justin Jackson and Theo Pinson led the Tar Heels in scoring with 18 and 15 points, respectively. (Inside Carolina)

Recap & Analysis: UNC 111 Fayetteville State 58

After a first half of poor shooting that saw the Heels only hit 38% from the floor, UNC roared through the second half shooting 61.5%, hitting 5-8 from three and scoring 65 points on the way to an 111-58 win over Division II Fayetteville St. The Tar Heels scored more points in the second half than the Broncos did for the entire game. (Tar Heel Blog)

Turner's Take: Depth Charge

The 2014-15 Tar Heels are far from a finished product –to begin Friday’s game against Fayetteville State, freshman Justin Jackson and junior Marcus Paige both committed turnovers before the team had a shot attempt– but the materials are there, and the materials are of a very high quality. (GoHeels.com)

UNC wins exhibition and Roy Williams addresses Wainstein Report

For the first time since the Wainstein Report was released on Wednesday, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams met with the media after his team's 111-58 exhibition game win over Fayetteville State. Williams knew it was coming, and he gave a statement about it at first. A long one, with a lot of backstory. And then he took questions. It was clear that the whole ordeal was weighing on him. (FOX Sports)

Tar Heels find offensive help in Justin Jackson

UNC may not have an established shooter to go alongside Marcus Paige, but the Tar Heels seem to know who’s going to get the first crack at it: freshman Justin Jackson. Jackson, a 6 foot 8 small forward, was named the fifth starter for UNC’s exhibition against Fayetteville State on Friday. Roy Williams said he knew he would start Jackson a few days before, and Jackson didn’t disappoint. (Greensboro News & Record)

Justin Jackson Seizes Starting Role

The identity of North Carolina’s fifth starter had been a question mark heading into the preseason. Freshman Justin Jackson turned it into an exclamation point. Jackson scored a game-high 18 points in UNC’s first exhibition game, a 111-58 victory over Fayetteville State, on Friday night at the Smith Center. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Roy Williams on the Wainstein Report

Roy Williams shares his comments on the report by Kenneth Wainstein after the basketball team's win over Fayetteville State on October 24, 2014. View Video...

Roy Williams speaks out on Wainstein Report

North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams spoke out about the Wainstein Report after the Tar Heels exhibition game Friday. Williams said the day the investigation was released was a sad day for him. “It's a very sad time for me. A guy that went here. You cut me open it's the color I bleed,” Williams said. Williams acknowledged the University made a lot of mistakes over a long period of time. (WNCN)

Box Score: North Carolina 111, Fayetteville State 58

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 111-58 exhibition win over Fayetteville State Friday in Chapel Hill: (View Box Score)

Video: UNC-Fayetteville State Game Highlights

View complete game highlights from UNC's 111-58 exhibition win over Fayetteville State Friday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

UNC beats Fayetteville State 111-58 in exhibition

Freshman Justin Jackson scored 18 points to help North Carolina beat Fayetteville State 111-58 in its exhibition opener Friday night. Fellow rookie Theo Pinson added 15 points and eight rebounds as the Tar Heels had five players score in double figures. The Tar Heels dominated the boards by a nearly 2-to-1 margin and finished with 29 second-chance points. (USA Today)

Preview & Prediction: UNC at Virginia

After a difficult week where the Wainstein Report blew a gaping hole in UNC's reputation, the attention can return to the football field where Larry Fedora is hoping to further extinguish the dumpster fire from the first half of the season. The task won't be easy as UNC heads to Charlottesville, the site of many Tar Heels losses but none since 2008. Prediction: UNC 35 Virginia 31 (Tar Heel Blog)

Logan: UNC's offense has to overcome its defense

For UNC to win back-to-back games and pull to 2-2 in the Coastal Division, the Tar Heels will need to continue to rely on quarterback Marquise Williams and its offense, former ECU and NFL coach Steve Logan said. "Carolina's defense is not going to be productive this year. Get used to it and deal with it. You have to hope the offense can continue to carry the whole program." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Offensive line peaking ahead of UVa. game

UNC's offensive line showed the makings of a complete unit against Notre Dame but didn’t fully put everything together — a run game coupled with sufficient pass protection — until the win against Georgia Tech. “I think we put together a complete game,” Landon Turner said. “That was what was different. We finally starting establishing the run game." (Carolina Blue)

UNC’s Elijah Hood listed as doubtful for Virginia game

For the second consecutive game, it appears North Carolina will be without one of the most productive members of its backfield. On its weekly injury report, UNC lists running back Elijah Hood as doubtful for Saturday’s game against Virginia. Thus far, the nature of Hood’s injury hasn’t been disclosed. (NBC Sports)

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