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Roy Williams has never quite gotten his due, but he's outdoing even himself at UNC

Roy Williams is a Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer and has been since 2007. So it’s not like the North Carolina coach completely lacks respect. But he is underappreciated. And a reminder of that came Saturday when Williams secured at least a share of the ACC regular-season title via an 85-67 victory at Pitt. His Tar Heels are now 25-5 overall and 13-3 in the league. (CBS Sports)

Logan’s Goalie Play Leads Blue Jays Past Tar Heels

The third-ranked UNC men’s lacrosse team saw its seven-game winning streak dating back to last year ended as fifth-ranked Johns Hopkins powered past the Tar Heels 13-5 in front of 3,128 fans at Fetzer Field Saturday afternoon. Gerald Logan had a season high 16 saves for the Blue Jays and John Crawley led the Blue Jays with a four-goal performance. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Expands, Dismantles Pitt's Zone

The Tar Heels have encountered plenty of zone this season, but as Pitt found out in Saturday’s 85-67 Senior Day loss, their versatility in scoring from inside and out has a way of busting zones wide open. UNC shot shot 41.7 percent from 3-point range against the Panthers, knocking down 10-of-24 attempts. Justin Jackson’s blistering touch from deep torched Pitt. (Inside Carolina)

UNC clinches share of ACC title in one of best coaching jobs of Roy Williams' career

North Carolina knocked off Pitt on Saturday, clinching at least a share of the ACC regular season title. It’s the second straight season and the eighth time in 14 years that Roy Williams can make such a claim. For comparison, Mike Krzyzewski and Duke have won just three ACC regular season titles in those 14 years and they haven’t won one since 2010. (NBC Sports)

Video: UNC Players Post-Pitt Interviews

Several North Carolina basketball players spoke with reporters following the Tar Heels' 85-67 win at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Here are their video interviews: Kennedy Meeks, Justin Jackson, Joel Berry, Isaiah Hicks

UNC Whacks Pitt, Inches Closer to Outright ACC Regular Season Title

The eighth-ranked UNC men’s basketball team came one step closer to repeating as ACC regular season champions on Saturday, going on the road and defeating the Pitt Panthers 85-67. Holding a two-game lead in the conference standings with two games to play, a single win guarantees an outright league title for head coach Roy Williams and company. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Pitt Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 85-67 road win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. View Video...

Video: Tar Heels Take Down Pitt, 85-67 - Highlights

North Carolina's Justin Jackson, Joel Berry and Kennedy Meeks combined for 60 points in a solid 85-67 ACC road win for the Tar Heels over Pitt on Saturday, February 25, 2017. View Video...

The Primary Break: UNC-Pitt Quick Takes

Kennedy Meeks had his 10th double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds. He moved past Eric Montross into ninth place on UNC’s all-time rebounding list with 949. Justin Jackson’s 23 points moved him past Shammond Williams and Jason Capel into 32nd place in UNC history. He has 1,459 now; Dennis Wuycik’s next on the list with 1,469. (The Secondary Break)

Video: Pitt Coach Kevin Stallings Post-UNC Press Conference

Pittsburgh basketball coach Kevin Stallings speaks with the media following the Panthers' 85-67 loss to North Carolina on Saturday in Pittsburgh View Video...

Video: Justin Jackson Shines at Pitt

North Carolina forward Justin Jackson hit five triples on his way to a game-high 23 points in the Tar Heels' 85-67 ACC road win over Pitt on February 25, 2017. View Video...

Tar Heels Down Pitt, 85-67

Justin Jackson scored 23 points, Joel Berry added 19 and No. 8 North Carolina continued its march to the ACC regular season title with an 85-67 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Tar Heels have won four straight following a loss to Duke two weeks ago. UNC can clinch its second straight ACC regular season crown and 31st overall with a win at Virginia on Monday. (Associated Press)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Pittsburgh

This was a game that easily could have been a sneakily tough contest. But North Carolina went into Pittsburgh and won 85-67 on senior day, dominating a team they defeated by just two points in Chapel Hill. The win means that the Tar Heels claim at least a share of the regular season title with a week to play in the nation's toughest conference. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: North Carolina 85, Pittsburgh 67

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 85-67 ACC road win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. (View Box Score)

Coming off big win, No. 8 North Carolina wary of Pittsburgh

North Carolina is making a run at a No. 1 seed in next month's NCAA Tournament. But the first matter of business is winning the ACC regular-season crown. The No. 8 Tar Heels are in superb position to win the tough 15-team conference and look to move closer to claiming the title when they visit Pittsburgh on Saturday. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Know Your Opponent: Pitt

Since Pitt's 80-78 loss at UNC on Jan. 31, the Panthers have logged two of their best wins of the year - home victories over Syracuse and Florida State. Those wins, combined with an RPI of 63, a SOS of 10, the ACC's reputation as the Best Conference Ever and a lack of mid-major at-large candidates have Kevin Stallings' club hanging on to NCAA tournament hopes. (GoHeels.com)

The Saturday Clipboard

A few charting-related nuggets before the North Carolina-Pitt game tips off at noon: First, let’s break down UNC’s top scorers, Justin Jackson and Joel Berry, by their early offense vs. half-court offense splits. Both players shoot 2-pointers better in the early offense (due to transition opportunities), but 3-pointers better in the halfcourt. Jackson’s 3-point split is more dramatic. (The Secondary Break)

Race to be ACC's top team, player come down to UNC, Duke

There are five teams in the mix for the ACC regular season title. UNC is two games clear of four teams, one of which is Duke. The Blue Devils have a chance to steal the top seed in the ACC tournament with a win next weekend in Chapel Hill. That showdown will likely also serve as Luke Kennard and Justin Jackson’s closing arguments in the ACC Player of the Year race. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tar Heels accept variety of styles

UNC has picked up some style points and now the Tar Heels face two road games in three days, beginning this afternoon at Pittsburgh. A pair of lower-than-normal offensive outputs didn’t derail the Tar Heels in the past week. “As long as we win, that’s all that matters,” Kennedy Meeks said. UNC clinches at least a share of the ACC regular-season title with a victory today. (Burlington Times News)

For Pitt's seniors, UNC game is their day

While walking past Petersen Events Center last week, senior forward Sheldon Jeter caught himself staring at a poster on the wall. A list of every Pitt home game looked back at him, unforgivingly. The last game on that list takes place at noon Saturday against No. 8 North Carolina. Pitt (15-13, 4-11 ACC) has exhausted almost all hope of reaching the NCAA Tournament (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

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Cartwright Carmichael and Monk McDonald lead UNC to a 40-26 win over Mercer for the Southern Conference Tournament title.

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