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Video: Tar Heels Down Yellow Jackets, 80-66 - Game Highlights

Luke Maye (17 points, 11 rebounds) and Theo Pinson (11 points, 10 rebounds) each recorded double-doubles as North Carolina took down Georgia Tech, 80-66, on Saturday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Georgia Tech

Not a very spectacular game, but still a win over a team that really frustrated the Tar Heels last year. Carolina got a workmanlike 80-66 win over Georgia Tech on the front half of the always-challenging two games in three days schedule. The Tar Heels didn't do anything perfectly, but they did one thing very well--rebound the ball. They owned the rebounding battle 46-25. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: North Carolina 80, Georgia Tech 66

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 80-66 ACC win over Georgia Tech on Saturday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

Roy Williams was a 'Daredevil" on a Sled

With the nearly nine inches of snow dropped on UNC's campus Wednesday, Roy Williams was asked if he had any favorite childhood sledding memories. "Yeah, I was a little bit of a daredevil," the Black Mountain, N.C. native said on Friday. "Where I lived in the mountains, they were building interstate 40 when I was kid. So they had all these big ole mounds." (Inside Carolina)

Podcast: Discussing UNC Basketball Statistics with Sherrell McMillan & Bryan Ives

Inside Carolina's Sherrell McMillan & Jon Seiglie are joined by Bryan Ives to review statistical data points that have emerged so for the Tar Heels. They discuss the team's ability to generate second chance points, finishing at the rim, three point shooting, and jump shots. Bryan also talks about how Luke Maye and Joel Berry are shooting the ball so far this season. (Audioboom)

Have The Tar Heels Been Shooting Too Many 3-Pointers?

The issue of North Carolina attempting so many 3-pointers in Tuesday's win over Clemson was the main topic in Roy Williams’ weekly press conference on Friday. Really, it wasn't just that the Tar Heels shot 31 from beyond the arc versus the Tigers, it’s each game, as they are simply launching more from the outside than any time in recent seasons. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Explaining Georgia Tech’s mysterious success against Roy Williams

Some mysteries can’t be explained. Then there’s Georgia Tech’s relative success against Roy Williams. Williams’ record against the Yellow Jackets, who face UNC on Saturday, doesn’t make sense, unless you really look at the results. Williams has won 59.1 percent (13-9) of his games against the Jackets and 73.4 percent (160-58) against the rest of the ACC. (Charlotte Observer)

Wayne Ellington showing he’s much more than a 3-point threat

Now that Wayne Ellington has become one of the biggest 3-point threats in the NBA, the Heat guard is taking advantage of opponents overplaying that part of his game. Twice in the last five games we’ve seen Ellington make highlight reel plays off the dribble because the defender over-pursued him on perimeter; one ending in a game-winning layup at Toronto. (Palm Beach Post)

Roy Williams, Joel Berry Friday Press Conference Notes

Roy Williams said he doesn't believe teams can win consistently by shooting about 30 3-pointers per game. He'll always prefer getting the ball inside. But he could live with a shooting performance like the one the Tar Heels put on Tuesday, when they made 15. "If they go in, I'm a lot more comfortable." Here are four other notes from Friday's press conference. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Gymnastics Defeats Temple for their First Team Win

The Tar Heels secured their first win of the season by defeating Temple 195.300 to 194.375 Friday at Carmichael Arena. UNC finished first in all four events as Madison Nettles finished vault with a 9.825, Grace Donaghy led on uneven bars with a 9.800 and Alexis Allen and Mikayla Robinson both scored personal bests of 9.900 on balance beam and floor exercise. (GoHeels.com)

No. 25 UNC Wrestling Beats Virginia In ACC Opener

No. 13 Ethan Ramos returned to the mat after a six-week injury layoff and scored a 14-5 major decision over Will Schany at 174 pounds to help No. 25 North Carolina (7-8, 1-0 ACC) to a 24-15 win over Virginia Friday night at Memorial Gym. No. 18 Chip Ness added a technical fall at 184 to put the Tar Heels ahead for good in the ACC opener for both schools. (GoHeels.com)

Georgia Tech could be walking into ambush at UNC

After unsuccessfully engaging the slowest team and one of the top defensive teams in the country in Virginia, the Jackets will face a UNC team that races up and down the floor with its blue-chip talent, hammers the offensive glass and rattles opponents with 3-pointers. Further, the Tar Heels last played Tuesday, giving them about 48 more hours of rest than the Jackets. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Storylines: UNC vs. Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech has Josh Okogie, Ben Lammers and not much else. Those two are enough to give the Tar Heels at least a small concern, though. Lammers is possibly the best shot-blocker in college basketball, swatting just over three shots per game, the ninth-most nationally. His 1.83 blocks per foul percentage is second to only 7-foot Anas Mahmoud of Louisville. (Argyle Report)

Know Your Opponent: Georgia Tech

Thursday's loss snapped a four-game winning streak for Georgia Tech, which split a home-and-home with Notre Dame and also has a home win over Miami as its best results of the season. The Jackets also have arguably the worst loss of the year for an ACC team, a 64-63 home setback against Grambling State. Tech has whittled its lineup down to seven players. (GoHeels.com)

Long shots: Tar Heels show range

North Carolina took an inordinate number of 3-point shots in its last game. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, coach Roy Williams said Friday. “If they go in, I’m a lot more comfortable,” Williams said. Williams said he was bothered by some quick launches early in the victory against Clemson. At other times, those seemed to be the best options in the offense. (Burlington Times-News)

UNC baseball: Single-game tickets and new premium seats on sale now

Single-game tickets are now available for the 2018 UNC Baseball season. The home schedule at Boshamer Stadium features ACC contests against Pitt, Florida State, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech. The Tar Heels home opener will be on Tuesday, Feb. 20, against UNCW. New additions to Boshamer Stadium include three upgraded suite and private box options. (GoHeels.com)

No rest for Georgia Tech as No. 15 North Carolina awaits

Coach Josh Pastner’s team must travel to No. 15-ranked North Carolina Saturday, the second of a torturous four-game stretch against ranked oppositions. The defending national champion Tar Heels are always a handful at home, plus they have added incentive since they lost to Georgia Tech a year ago in Atlanta. North Carolina (15-4, 4-2) has won three straight games. (Macon Telegraph)

Roy Williams Trusting Brandon Robinson Off the Bench

Two shots, two made threes. That was UNC sophomore Brandon Robinson's stat line in Tuesday's 87-79 win over Clemson on Tuesday. He only played nine minutes, but the reserve shooting guard's contribution was significant. "He had some good minutes. He really did," Roy Williams said during Friday's press conference ahead of UNC's Saturday game against Georgia Tech. (Inside Carolina)

Despite lineup changes, UNC remains among nation’s best rebounding teams

North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams is using a smaller lineup more this season than he did at any point during the Tar Heels’ run to a national championship last year. But that hasn’t stopped the current group of Tar Heels (15-4, 4-2 ACC) from attacking the glass as UNC remains among the top rebounding squads in the nation. About those numbers. (The Robesonian)

Jalek Felton's Play Affecting UNC's PG Rotation

Jalek Felton’s freshman season struggles have not only reduced his playing time, but have also impacted Joel Berry’s minutes as No. 15 North Carolina enters the middle section of its ACC schedule. Roy Williams criticized his freshman’s defensive effort on various occasions, hinting at the need for significant improvement. That improvement has not occurred as of yet. (Inside Carolina)


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