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Hard Foul: The Tyler Hansbrough Story

His brash playing style and the success that it’s bred have made Tyler Hansbrough a polarizing figure, a walking archetype of the player you love when he’s on your team and hate when he’s not. But take the guy off a basketball court and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more, well, normal pro athlete. Turns out Tyler Hansbrough isn’t who you might have thought. (SportsNet.ca)

Carolina Rundown: November 28

Wednesday: Ty Lawson had 17 points and 12 assists. 16 points and five rebounds for Harrison Barnes. Wright had six points and seven rebounds. Reggie Bullock started and scored seven points. Danny Green had five rebounds. Vince Carter had five points, as did Wayne Ellington. P.J. Hairston hit a three-pointer. (GoHeels.com)

Previewing Florida

In a matchup suited for better than a fifth-place game, North Carolina and Florida take the floor Friday in the final day of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Tip-off at the Imperial Arena is set for 8 p.m. and will be televised by AXS. Florida enters Friday’s contest with a 3-2 record. The Gators won their season opener over William & Mary before getting upset at home by Miami, 69-67, on Nov. 17. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Change The Game

In a happy Carolina locker room after the Thanksgiving 78-56 win over UCLA, Tar Heel players were doing the usual postgame assessment. This play was key. That call was bad. That particular individual from the other team was better than expected. Through all the commotion came the voice of Theo Pinson. “Hey,” he said, “I can’t believe they only had me for one steal.” (GoHeels.com)

T.J. Logan looking for more Pack memories

T.J. Logan’s first college touchdown for North Carolina last season will forever be etched in the tailback’s mind. “Against N.C. State,” a smiling Logan said this week. “Oh, I’ll remember that.” Logan, then a freshman, would have a strong finish to the 2013 season. The Greensboro native expected even bigger things as a sophomore. (Greensboro News & Record)

Video: UNC-UCLA Postgame Press Conference

UNC Head Coach Roy Williams and players Marcus Paige, Justin Jackson, and Isaiah Hicks spoke to the media following the big win against UCLA. View Video...

Tar Heels Bounce Back

No. 5 North Carolina was intent on proving that Wednesday’s performance in its loss to Butler was an anomaly that won’t often reoccur in its 78-56 defensive dismantling of No. 22 UCLA on Thanksgiving night. The Tar Heels (4-1) struggled to finish defensive possessions in their 74-66 loss to the Bulldogs in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis. (Inside Carolina)

UNC-UCLA Roy Williams Postgame Quotes

Roy Williams: “We shot the ball better tonight and we didn’t turn it over. We rebounded it better and we caught UCLA on a night where their shots didn’t go in the basket. When you look down there and we had 31 points off turnovers to their six, that’s a huge, huge factor in the game. We made eight threes today and didn’t make nearly as many last night. And we made free throws today.” (Inside Carolina)

Quick thoughts from UNC's win over UCLA

Roy Williams changed his starting lineup after the loss to Butler, inserting Nate Britt, Isaiah Hicks and Joel James to play alongside Marcus Paige and Justin Jackson. That meant wing J.P. Tokoto, forward Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks began the UCLA game on the bench, a sure sign that Williams didn't like the effort against Butler. (Fayetteville Observer)

Pack vs. Heels: Anything can happen

The rivalry between UNC and NC State means different things to different people, especially to those playing the game. UNC quarterback Marquise Williams said he considers N.C. State its biggest rival in football. “I think this is the bigger rivalry,” Williams said. “When you think of Duke and Carolina, you think of basketball. I think with football, State and Carolina is where the rivalry is at." (Durham Herald-Sun)

Tar Heels Try To Tame Wolfpack In Home Finale

The North Carolina football team, 6-5 overall and 4-3 in the ACC, closes out its regular season with a 12:30 p.m. kickoff Saturday afternoon against its rival from Raleigh – 6-5 N.C. State. The Tar Heels have been led by the gritty, determined play of junior signal caller Marquise Williams, who was named ACC Offensive Back of the Week for the fourth time this season Monday. (Chapelboro.com)

Recap & Analysis: UNC 78 UCLA 56

The answer to the question of whether the Tar Heels could bounce back from the loss to Butler was a resounding "affirmative" as UNC dismantled UCLA 78-56 in the loser's bracket of the Battle 4 Atlantis. If there was any question as to how seriously Roy Williams took the lack of rebounding effort on Wednesday it disappeared when UNC's startling lineup was revealed. (Tar Heel Blog)

Bahama Breeze: No. 5 UNC beats No. 22 UCLA 78-56

Roy Williams blamed himself for his team not coming out with more intensity in an upset loss to Butler Wednesday. The No. 5 Tar Heels showed more fire out of the gate in an 78-56 win over No. 22 UCLA on Thanksgiving night in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. North Carolina played with more energy in transition and played defense with more purpose. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Insider Q&A: UNC vs N.C. State

Definitely have to start with Jacoby Brissett first. The majority of last year's team that went 3-9 is back, now with a much more talented quarterback, and it's shown how much of a difference that makes. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC-UCLA Game Highlights

View complete game highlights from North Carolina's 78-56 Thanksgiving night win over UCLA at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. View Video...

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