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Notre Dame wins third straight vs. UNC as No. 2 Heels drop 2nd straight

Neither UNC nor Notre Dame have lost back-to-back games this season. Saturday's showdown in South Bend was sure to end that streak for one team, and when the game was hanging in the balance it was the recent dominance of the Irish in this series that seemed the most apparent in their 80-76 win. Mike Brey has now won three straight against Roy Williams. (CBS Sports)

Second-half Notre Dame surge hands North Carolina second straight loss

This one might have looked a little familiar to North Carolina fans. Notre Dame utilized a strong second half to take down the No. 2 Tar Heels before a sold-out Purcell Pavilion crowd that was bursting at the seams. The Fighting Irish’s 80-76 win over the visiting Tar Heels was reminiscent of their meeting 11 months ago in the ACC tournament title game. (ESPN.com)

Notre Dame rallies to beat No. 2 North Carolina 80-76

Demetrius Jackson scored 19 points, Bonzie Colson had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Notre Dame rallied to beat No. 2 North Carolina 80-76 on Saturday night. It was the second straight loss for the Tar Heels (19-4, 8-2 ACC). Marcus Paige broke out of a six-game shooting slump, finishing with 21 points. Brice Johnson had 14 points and 14 rebounds for North Carolina. (Associated Press)

Recap: Notre Dame 80, UNC 76

The good news is Marcus Paige snapped out of his slump. The bad news pretty much everything else went wrong as UNC went from leading 39-30 at halftime to an 80-76 loss at Notre Dame. UNC falls to 19-4 overall and 8-2 in the ACC which has the Tar Heels in a tie with Louisville though the Cardinals are no longer eligible for the postseason. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Tar Heels Come Up Short at Notre Dame, 80-76 - Highlights

Despite a game-high 21 points from Marcus Paige, the Tar Heels fell on the road to Notre Dame 80-76 on February 6, 2016. View Video...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Notre Dame

That one hurts much more than Monday's loss at Louisville. Carolina should've won Saturday night's game at Notre Dame, and had a 15-point lead late in the first half and nine points at halftime. But the Irish fought back and won an 80-76 decision. Carolina is a good rebounding team. But they haven't been in the past two games. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Marcus Paige Scores Game-High 21 vs. Notre Dame

Marcus Paige broke out of his slump, scoring a game-high 21 points - including 5/8 from deep - against Notre Dame on February 6, 2016. View Video...

Box Score: Notre Dame 80, North Carolina 76

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 80-76 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday in South Bend. (View Box Score)

Midseason Review: Nate Britt

North Carolina backup point guard Nate Britt has been smart with the basketball this season. Of the eight players who average at least 15 minutes per game, Britt commits the fewest turnovers per game at 0.9 per contest. Britt gives the Tar Heels an experienced floor general who fits right in whenever Marcus Paige or Joel Berry needs a rest. (Carolina Blue)

Remaining Schedule Features Multiple Tests For UNC

On the back-end of their ACC schedule, the Tar Heels will have two matchups with teams currently ranked in the Top 20 of the AP poll, plus two games against Duke and contests against Notre Dame and Pittsburgh. As UNC prepares for the final month of the regular season, what can it expect in its last nine games? (Today's U)

UNC Women's Lacrosse Opens 2016 With 11-7 Win At JMU

Second-ranked North Carolina (1-0) got four goals and an assist from Molly Hendrick and opened its 2016 season with an 11-7 win at James Madison on Saturday. Aly Messinger posted two goals and two assists and Sammy Jo Tracy had two goals and an assist for the Tar Heels, who improved to 17-4 in season openers and 5-2 against James Madison. (GoHeels.com)

Jay Bilas with high praise for North Carolina basketball

ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas was asked on SportsCenter on Saturday prior to UNC's matchup with Notre Dame which team he thought had the best chance to win the national championship. He went with the Tar Heels. "I happen to think it’s North Carolina,” Bilas said. “North Carolina doesn’t shoot the ball as well as they need to, but they get the ball inside." (Carolina Blue)

UNC at Notre Dame, three to know preview

UNC's second stop during a stretch of three straight road games is the site for ESPN's College Gameday. The Tar Heels suffered their first ACC loss Monday, falling 71-65 at Louisville. "We got our tails beat the last game," UNC coach Roy Williams said. "If you don't step up right now, there's something wrong with you." (Fayetteville Observer)

ACC Coastal: New coaches have cachet, but Tar Heels own Signing Day

Best class: North Carolina The defending division champions had seven of their players enroll early, with four-star tight end Garrett Walston from New Hanover (Wilmington, N.C.) joined by a crop of three stars. But the defense bulked up on Wednesday, with four players signing, led by three-star defensive end Allen Carter from Marietta, Ga.'s Mt. Paran Christian School, who picked the Tar Heels over Arkansas. (FOX Sports)

Preview & Prediction: #2 UNC at Notre Dame

In a game where defensive stops will be extremely valuable, protecting the defensive glass will be paramount. Notre Dame rebounds just 33% of its misses, however, offensive rebounds are ripe for easy putbacks or open threes. When facing a team as efficient as Notre Dame, when there is a chance to end the possession, UNC must do it. Prediction: UNC 88, Notre Dame 82 (Tar Heel Blog)

Know Your Opponent: Notre Dame

Notre Dame has the No. 1 offense in America, scoring almost 1.19 points per possession in conference play. Junior Demetrius Jackson has inherited the lead guard role and has hit the ground running to the tune of 16.0 points per game and a 2.6-to-1 assist-turnover ratio. Senior big man Zach Auguste is good for a double-double nightly. (GoHeels.com)

Audio: A chat with Jones Angell

Chapel Hill Magazine's Andrea Griffith Cash looks ahead to the rest of Carolina basketball’s tough ACC schedule with Jones Angell, the Voice of the Tar Heels. (Chapel Hill Magazine)

UNC football makes recruiting push in Charlotte

In Larry Fedora era, UNC has made it clear the the city of Charlotte is critical to their recruiting efforts. The Queen City area has the best talent in the state and in order for North Carolina to compete for championships year in and year out they have to get the top prospects from that region. (Carolina Blue)

Early 2016 ACC football forecast favors Clemson, UNC

In a seven-team division that features five returning starting quarterbacks, picking a team that lost the most dynamic player at that position in school history seems irrational. But Mitch Trubisky, the heir apparent to Marquise Williams at North Carolina, has played in 19 games and thrown 125 passes. (Daily Press)

Tar Heels, Notre Dame look to regain form

Even with No. 2 North Carolina and Notre Dame coming off losses, there’s all the hype one could imagine for tonight’s matchup. It’s a clash between teams that met in last March’s ACC Tournament final, with Notre Dame picking up its first conference tournament title in program history. This time, ESPN’s College GameDay is on hand for festivities at South Bend, Ind. (Burlington Times News)

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February 8, 1954
Virginia’s Buzz Wilkinson scores 48 in an 83-69 Wahoo win. It is the most individual points ever vs. UNC in an ACC game.

February 8, 1992
Carolina trails Wake Forest by 22 points but rallies for an 80-78 win on Brian Reese’s buzzer-beating jumper. The Deacons led by 11 with 6:17 to play. Hubert Davis led the Tar Heels with 30.

February 8, 1998
Shammond Williams scores 42 points in 107-100 double overtime win at Georgia Tech.

February 8, 2003
Jawad Williams scores 20 in 61-60 win over Florida State, making UNC the first school with 500 ACC victories.

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