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Deconstructing the Destruction

UNC lost its first game of the season Wednesday at Indiana in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Right from the opening tip, the Hoosiers punched the Tar Heels directly in the mouth, never trailing and moving out to a 17-point lead before the midway point of the first half. So what went wrong in those first 9 minutes? Let’s take a possession-by-possession look. (The Secondary Break)

UNC Women's Soccer Heads To San Jose In Search Of Title

The UNC women’s soccer team returns to the pitch on Friday to meet the top-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers in the semifinal round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament (preview video). The match is at 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET) and will be played at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. The game will be televised on ESPNU with streaming on ESPN3 and WatchESPN. (GoHeels.com)

Did UNC’s defense improve in Year 2 under Gene Chizik?

It was another mediocre season defensively for UNC under second-year defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. The Tar Heels finished the regular season eighth in the ACC in yards per play allowed (5.42) and struggled against the run. UNC improved in some areas between Chizik’s first and second seasons in Chapel Hill. But the numbers are contradictory and enigmatic. (ACC Sports Journal)

Campus Quips and Pop-Culture Blips Coded in UNC’s Digital T-shirt Archive

In UNC's Wilson Library, the thick quiet makes you nervous to drop a pen. But the history department's most recent archival initiative might be more appealing to the T-shirt-clad students swarming campus than to traditional historians. The UNC T-Shirt Archive hosts an ever-growing digital photo album of important—and not so important—moments in UNC student history. (Indy Week)

Sports Illustrated College Basketball Power Rankings

7. North Carolina Tar Heels; Last Week: 3: Wednesday night’s loss at Indiana is no reason to panic for the Tar Heels. They looked excellent coming into that game; a revved-up Assembly Hall is one of the most difficult places to play in all of college hoops; and UNC defended Indiana better on the road than Kansas did on a neutral court. (Sports Illustrated)

UNC Women's Soccer Seeks Title No. 23

Those who saw the Heels struggle in the preseason and get battered with shots by Duke early in the season and then lose back-to-back games to USC and NC State wouldn’t have put very good odds on UNC making it to their first College Cup since 2012. But the ACC powerhouse improved by leaps and bounds late in the season. (Hero Sports)

Four Corners: 1,000 For Roy Williams

Roy Williams is in the midst of his 14th season as the Tar Heel head coach and the 29th overall of his Hall-of-Fame career. On Wednesday night at Indiana, Williams coached his 1,000th game. The Tar Heels will play their first home game in nearly three weeks when they host Radford on Sunday. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Volleyball Set For NCAA Opening Rounds

ACC Volleyball Champion North Carolina earned the No. 7 overall seed for the 2016 NCAA Tournament and will host opening round action at Carmichael Arena on Dec. 2-3. Play kicks off at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, with a match between Coastal Carolina and James Madison. The Tar Heels then take on High Point following at approximately 6:30 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Back to Earth

Good effort, poor performance by the Tar Heels. UNC came down to Earth with its first loss of the season to a better team. On that night, at least. Indiana, playing at home in front of a raucous crowd, decisively outshot Roy Williams’ club from the floor, the three-point arc and foul line, and won a game that did not seem as close as the final nine-point margin. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Women's Basketball Visits Wisconsin For Big Ten/ACC Challenge

North Carolina is on the road to face Wisconsin as part of the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Tip off from the Kohl Center is 8 p.m. ET. UNC has begun the season with a 5-1 record, while Wisconsin is 2-5 under first-year head coach Jonathan Tsipis. The only previous head-to-head contest between the two programs was an 84-77 victory by UNC on Dec. 1, 1989. (GoHeels.com)

Isiah Thomas held up a Crying Jordan head during Indiana's win over North Carolina

No. 13 Indiana defeated No. 3 North Carolina on Wednesday night, and in the process IU alum Isiah Thomas got revenge on Michael Jordan. Yes, that is Thomas holding up a Crying Jordan head at Assembly Hall, and, yes, it's an amazing moment in basketball history. (Sporting News)

Video: Spurs’ Danny Green Invites Us Inside His Snake Enclosure

San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green likes shooting threes, shopping for sneakers and spending time with snakes. George Kiel III from Coiski visits Green at his home in San Antonio to learn about how Green takes care of his prized pets. View Video...

UNC Men's Soccer Hosts Providence Friday With College Cup On The Line

No. 9 seed North Carolina faces Providence on Friday with the winner advancing to the 2016 College Cup in Houston, Texas. Kick off from Fetzer Field in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship quarterfinal is 7 p.m. The Tar Heels advanced to the quarterfinals with a 1-0 victory at No. 8 seed Syracuse on Sunday, while Providence defeated Creighton, 2-1, last Saturday. (GoHeels.com)

The Embattled First Generation of Black Students at UNC Speaks Through History and Theater Project

UNC-Chapel Hill has long enjoyed a reputation for progressivism. But between 1952 and 1972, the first generation of black youth permitted to enroll as undergraduate students encountered a campus and a culture all but unrecognizable to us today. "At basketball and football games, the bands would play 'Dixie,'" recalls Walter Jackson, from the class of 1967. (Indy Week)

UNC's Lesson Learned

Following his 1,000th game as a head coach, Roy Williams criticized his team for not matching the Hoosiers’ intensity, for not being the aggressor and for making silly mistakes. He told reporters that he had to coach better and his players had to play better. He even put his own fan base on blast for not matching the raucousness of Indiana’s home arena. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams wants UNC supporters to behave more like Indiana's fans

The vibe of Assembly Hall seemed to pulse through the TV. It was why on-campus games between college basketball blue bloods make for the best possible scheduling for the sport. Bloomington looked like the most exciting place to be in America on Wednesday. Roy Williams knew it and mentioned it afterward, with a direct challenge to UNC fans. (CBS Sports)

Lucas: The Lesson Plan

It’s fine to be disturbed by the loss. But we won’t really know how meaningful this defeat was until February or March. You were frustrated watching the game because you already knew you can’t take those kinds of shots. You can’t commit lane violations that give them a free point. You can’t continually let them drive to the rim. And you just can't play this way on the road. (GoHeels.com)

The Value Of A Loss

Needless to say, this performance bore no connection to what the Tar Heels did in the first seven games of the season. But, this is November, and the sneaking suspicion is North Carolina will learn from this and be a much better, more fortified bunch as a result of this performance. At least the Heels said the right things afterward, and that’s a start. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Roy Williams Post-Indiana Quotes

Roy Williams: "One team really played right from the get go and the other one did not and that was us. We were not ready for the intensity, the enthusiasm, anything you want to talk about in the first half. It was a wonderful crowd. Gosh, I’d like to play with a wonderful crowd like that in the Smith Center every now and then other than the Duke game." (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Players Post-Indiana Interviews

Video interviews from North Carolina players following the Tar Heels' 76-67 loss to the Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington on Wednesday: Joel Berry, Justin Jackson, Nate Britt, Isaiah Hicks


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