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Preview & Prediction: #9 UNC vs Kansas State

The Wildcats are much closer to the Tar Heels' preferred pace of play averaging 71.6 possessions per game. A game played at over 70 possessions usually benefits UNC. After the loss to Northern Iowa, UNC can finish off this three game road trip with a win and with eyes on a Marcus Paige return against Maryland on December 1st. Prediction: UNC 85, Kansas State 70 (Tar Heel Blog)

After leading Texans to two wins, T.J. Yates heads back to bench

Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and will return to the starting lineup against the Saints, Bill O'Brien said Monday. T.J. Yates replaced Hoyer during the third quarter in Week 10 against the Bengals and scored the only touchdown of the game, putting his team ahead for good in a 10-6 win. (Sporting News)

UNC Basketball Game and Team Notes

Joel Berry II has scored in double figures in four of five games this season. As a freshman he scored in double figures one time. Nate Britt is 10 for 20 from three-point range this season. Theo Pinson made seven three-pointers last season but is 6 for 14 from beyond the arc this season. Brice Johnson has four double-doubles in five games this season and 14 in his career. (Carolina Blue)

Previewing Kansas State

No. 1 North Carolina looks to add the CBE Hall of Fame Classic trophy to its resume when it plays Kansas State in the title game on Tuesday. Tip-off at the is at 10 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN2. Kansas State enters Tuesday’s contest with a 4-0 record. The Wildcats have won all four of their games by double digits. (Inside Carolina)

Orange County receives grant to help dementia patients like Dean Smith

On Wednesday, Linnea Smith spoke publicly for the first time since the passing of her husband, former UNC basketball coach Dean Smith. Smith spoke about her husband’s experience with dementia at a press conference celebrating a $900,000 federal grant that will fund Orange County’s Dementia-Friendly community initiative. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: UNC Football Press Conference Recap - NC State

North Carolina's Larry Fedora, Marquise Williams, Shakeel Rashad, and Jeff Schoettmer talk about the upcoming rivalry game against NC State in Raleigh. View Video...

Five With Fedora – Part 10

Your team has made it look easy in winning big over the last few weeks. What does it say about this team to be able to go into the atmosphere of Coach Frank Beamer’s last home game, and find a way to scrap out a win? – “I just think this team has a lot of grit and yesterday’s game emphasized that all day long. There was never a situation where I saw our guys panic. They kept backing each other up and had each other’s back." (Sports-Glutton.com)

UNC’s ACC Championship Game Ticket Allotment Sold Out

UNC’s ticket allotment for the 2015 ACC Championship Football Game is sold out. Rams Club donors and current season ticket holders have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to request tickets. Qualifying members will be notified Wednesday evening. UNC received 5,500 tickets as a participant in the championship game. UNC requested additional tickets from the ACC and were given an additional 2,500. (GoHeels.com)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Kansas State

Unlike the previous three opponents UNC has faced, Kansas State struggles quite a bit on the offensive end. The Wildcats come in hitting just 27% from beyond the arc and just 42% on all shots. The bigger challenge for UNC will be on the interior. Kansas State is a match for UNC on the backboards with an offensive rebounding rate of 39.3% while collecting 76.2% of opponent misses. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC's defense no worse for the wear

This time last football season, N.C. State was extolling the virtues of its blue-collar team after a blue-collar 35-7 shellacking of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. When asked on Monday whether those comments rankled him, head coach Larry Fedora of No. 11 UNC responded with five seconds of silence. “I don’t know how to answer that,” Fedora said after the pause. (Greensboro News & Record)

CBS Sports College Football Power Rankings: UNC makes big gain

9 North Carolina (13): The ACC title game is going to be the most entertaining in the country. Book it. Clemson has the No. 5 defense. The Tar Heels have the No. 10 scoring offense. The Tigers' path to the playoff is anything but clear. (CBS Sports)

Relive the game-winning TD versus Virginia Tech

The game-winning, division clinching pass from Marquise Williams to Quinshad Davis will go down as one of the biggest plays in North Carolina football history. In the first overtime period the Tar Heels were down three at Virginia Tech. It was third and goal on the five yard line. (Carolina Blue)

J.P. Tokoto is Dunking on Everybody in the D-League

In case you missed it, J.P. Tokoto, aka "Air Pierre" has been making some nice posters with OKC in the NBA D-League over the past week. The first poster came against the Austin Spurs and on Saturday he threw down a nasty dunk against the Texas Legends. J.P. also showed off his outside shot when he buried a buzzer beating 3-pointer at the end of the 1st half. (Ball Is Life)

UNC 80 Northwestern 69: Three Things We Learned

Justin Jackson's slump is over. That all changed Saturday with 25 points in the loss to Northern Iowa. Jackson was 9-15 from the floor and a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line. The sophomore wing followed up that performance with a 21 point outburst against Northwestern. Jackson showed his versatility as a scorer, getting baskets from all over the court. (Tar Heel Blog)

Marcus Paige Updates Status

Carolina will host Maryland on Dec. 1 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge in a top-10 showdown. "We're aiming for next week" on Marcus Paige's return, Roy Williams told Jones Angell on the Tar Heel Sports Network before the Northwestern game. "I would say it's in the 90s (percentage) that I do play," Paige said. "It would be very tough for me not to be out on that court." (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: Active Jackson

“Coach Robinson said it perfectly,” Justin Jackson said. “When I go out and play with energy on both ends of the court, it gets me going and gets me into the game a little more.” That’s exactly what happened against the Wildcats. The sophomore got in a perfect offensive rhythm, creating easy shots both for himself and for his teammates. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams On UNC's Win Over Northwestern

Roy Williams: "We had three good stretches where we were good on the offensive end and the defensive end. We also had two stretches where we were terrible defensively. I thought Justin Jackson, who everyone wanted me to be worried about five days ago, has played pretty well the last two games: 21 and 13 tonight and six offensive rebounds is something I always love to have." (Inside Carolina)

Justin Jackson Finding his Groove

After setting a career high with 25 points in Saturday’s loss in Cedar Falls, Justin Jackson was once again the aggressor against the Wildcats at the Sprint Center, consistently finding the weak spots in their zone and attacking the rim. He finished with 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting to go along with a career-high 13 rebounds. (Inside Carolina)

No. 9 Tar Heels beat Northwestern 80-69 in CBE Classic semis

Justin Jackson had 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead a balanced effort for ninth-ranked North Carolina, which bounced back from a surprising loss over the weekend to beat Northwestern 80-69 on Monday night in the CBE Classic semifinals. North Carolina will play Kansas State for the tournament title Tuesday night. (Associated Press)

Ross' Rapid Reactions: UNC vs. Northwestern

Theo Pinson is taking over where J.P. Tokoto left off in terms of assist production. He had five assists in the first half and always looked for the extra pass for the better shot. His no-look assist in the second half through two defenders to Kennedy Meeks is one of the better assists you'll see all season. Pinson finished with eight assists, but had four turnovers. (Carolina Blue)

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