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Kennedy Meeks emerging as one of nation's best
The departure of gifted rebounder Brice Johnson meant that somebody would need to account for the 10.4 boards per game he snatched up a year...

Tar Heels Outwork Badgers on the Boards
Roy Williams told his players throughout the preseason that Brice Johnson and his rebounding were not walking through the Smith Center door. No such comments...

Who are college basketball's top 100 players?
15. Justin Jackson: Jackson has been a consistent and efficient scorer inside the arc the past two seasons (though, granted, a 30 percent shooter outside...

Kennedy Meeks embraces rebounding role
Kennedy Meeks wants to be the rebounding guy. And in UNC’s 97-57 win over Chattanooga, Meeks showed he can be someone for the No. 6...

Kennedy Meeks: Improvement and Interior Play
When asked what’s allowed Kennedy Meeks to have so much success rebounding during the last two games, Meeks said it’s been his mentality of picking...

3 things to know from UNC's season-opening win over Tulane
UNC’s experience stood out. While most other college basketball teams are getting used to playing with each other or getting the kinks out of certain...

Justin Jackson embraces pressure in Paige and Johnson's absence
Coming off a successful first year at North Carolina, many expected Justin Jackson to build on that season and shoulder more of the scoring load...

Kenny Williams changes mental approach after first-year woes
It’s time for Kenny Williams to step up. No. 6 North Carolina enters this season already under a microscope, as questions swirl around the team’s...

Isaiah Hicks seeks stability in starting role
After winning ACC Sixth Man of the Year last season — when he averaged 9 points and 4.6 rebounds — Isaiah Hicks can build on...

Luke Maye brings versatility to UNC frontcourt
Luke Maye wasn’t the first person off the bench last season for North Carolina. But the graduation of Joel James and Brice Johnson leaves UNC’s...

UNC player preview: Kennedy Meeks
Kennedy Meeks doesn't need to score 18 points a game, but he has to contribute consistency. With Brice Johnson gone, Meeks does need to step...

A look at Stilman White’s journey through the UNC program
Despite losing seniors Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson and Joel James to graduation last Spring, the Tar Heels still have some experience on the roster. That...

UNC-UNCP: Board Work in Progress
Roy Williams has made a habit of reminding his Tar Heels that Brice Johnson will not be emerging from the locker room to provide a...

No. 6 UNC Cruises to Easy Win Over UNC-Pembroke in Men’s Basketball Exhibition
Through three possessions of Friday’s exhibition game–a span that included the entire first minute–the No. 6 UNC men’s basketball team found itself trailing UNC-Pembroke 4-2...

UNC basketball has a new heart and soul in 2016-17
Brice Johnson was arguably the best player in the ACC in 2015-16. The big man from Orangeburg, S.C., was also the sun that North Carolina’s...

No. 6 North Carolina relies on a new cast of veterans
Can Roy Williams win with experience again? That depends on three seniors – Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Nate Britt – and three juniors –...

UNC’s Isaiah Hicks intent on shaking a foul habit
With Brice Johnson’s departure, it will be even more important for Isaiah Hicks to no longer lead the ACC in fouls as he did last...

College Basketball's Top Frontcourts
9. North Carolina: The Tar Heels bring back senior center Kennedy Meeks, as he provides some scoring and rebounding and senior forward Isaiah Hicks finally...

This is Kennedy Meeks’ last chance to put it all together
There are many explanations as to why Kennedy Meeks regressed last season, and many of them are legitimate. Roy Williams likes to play a lot...

ICTV: Next Step for Kennedy Meeks at UNC
Kennedy Meeks need only look at Brice Johnson's journey as an example of hard work culminating in a stellar senior campaign, and for motivation to...

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