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Throwing a knockout punch

107-56. It’s hard to remember a more thorough beatdown of an ACC opponent during the Roy Williams era. The 51-point margin of victory against NC State is the highest against a conference team since Williams returned to Chapel Hill. And, according to my “performance above expectation” metric, this was UNC’s second-best ACC showing of Williams’ tenure. (The Secondary Break)

Mark Gottfried Post-UNC Press Conference Quotes & Video

NC State coach Mark Gottfried: "I thought in the first half, North Carolina was terrific. Roy had them ready to play, they made every shot, and it was the perfect storm. They were really good, and we were as bad as you could possibly be. We'll move on from this game and get ready to play on Wednesday. We all watched it, and that was a stinker on our part." (Scout.com)

Theo on Theo's return

Theo Pinson got his first minutes of the season on Sunday against N.C. State after missing UNC's first 16 games with a broken foot. He injured it during preseason practice, had surgery, and then went through the necessary recovery and rehabilitation. Sunday was a long time coming. "It felt great. I couldn't wait," Pinson told reporters after the game. (Carolina Blue)

Lucas: Snow Day

You know how non-natives always tell us we don’t know what to do when it snows? I think they might be right. I think, now, I understand the way we’re supposed to do it. To paraphrase Elf, here’s how it works. I planned our whole weekend. On the first day, we’ll go sledding and drink hot chocolate and watch movies. And on the second day, we’ll beat NC State by 51 points. (GoHeels.com)

UNC-NC State Postgame Notes

North Carolina's 51-point win against NC State was the largest ever by UNC in an ACC game (against any opponent). Previous was a 103-55 win over Florida State (48 points) on Jan. 24, 1998. The 51-point margin of victory is the second-largest by UNC in series history (52 in 1921). Roy Williams is 31-3 against NC State, including 26-3 as UNC’s head coach. (GoHeels.com)

UNC hands NC State the second-worst beatdown in their series history

Sunday's game between UNC and NC State was rescheduled from Saturday due to inclement weather, but someone forgot to tell NC State when to show up. The Tar Heels throttled the Wolfpack in the Smith Center 107-56, handing them the second-most lopsided victory in the history of the series between the two teams. Here are three takeaways: (CBS Sports)

Video: UNC Players Post-NC State Interviews

Several UNC basketball players spoke with the media following the Tar Heels' 107-56 win over NC State on Sunday in Chapel Hill. Here are their video interviews: Justin Jackson, Theo Pinson, Joel Berry, Isaiah Hicks, Tony Bradley

Reactions and Takeaways: UNC beats down the Pack

The much-anticipated matchup between N.C. State No. 14 North Carolina turned out to be hardly a game. Everything clicked for the Tar Heels in the postponed game in front of a rowdy Dean Dome crowd in snow-covered Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels were up 56-23 at halftime and maintained a substantial lead throughout the game. It was never close. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC post-NC State locker room celebration with visit from J. Cole

North Carolina basketball is 2-0 with hip-hop artist J. Cole in the house. This time it was a 51-point win against N.C. State on Sunday. Go in the locker room and celebrate with Tar Heels. Read More...

North Carolina hammers rival N.C. State in historic blowout

The Tar Heels and Wolfpack were originally supposed to play Saturday, but a winter storm postponed the game. Unfortunately, the Wolfpack were still caught in a storm Sunday, as the Tar Heels buried the Wolfpack in a scoring blizzard, winning in an historic rout, 107-56. The Tar Heels 51-point margin of victory was the most in the modern series history since 1921. (Sporting News)

UNC-NCSU: Roy Williams Postgame Quotes

Roy Williams: "Well, we were pretty doggone good. And the other part of that was Dennis Smith getting his third foul - getting in foul trouble - was a huge part of that, too. It sort of started snowballing. Justin made several threes and everything started going well for us. We've had some days where it's as ugly as possibly can be an today it was really pretty at times." (GoHeels.com)

UNC Dominates NC State for 51-Point Win

A 20-0 run in the first half was followed up by a 22-0 run in the second half as UNC set a new record for points scored against NC State in a 107-56 victory on Sunday. Many were excited for the point guard matchup between NC State’s star freshman Dennis Smith Jr. and UNC’s Joel Berry. But early foul trouble for Smith set the tone for the matchup and the game. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Roy Williams Post-NC State Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks to the media following the Tar Heels' 107-56 victory over the NC State Wolfpack in Chapel Hill on January 8, 2017. View Video...

Video: UNC Trounces NC State, 107-56 - Highlights

North Carolina went on a 20-0 first-half run and didn't look back, cruising to an easy 107-56 win over NC State in Chapel Hill on January 8, 2017. View Video...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. NC State

North Carolina's 107-56 win marks the most points scored by the Tar Heels against NC State in the 231-game history of the series, and the 51-point margin of victory was only one point off the biggest UNC win in series history. It's hard to know where to start in such a complete performance, but Justin Jackson's 21 points on 6-of-11 three-point shooting is a good place to start. (GoHeels.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 96
Florida State: 83
Sat, Jan 14 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Syracuse
Mon, Jan 16, 7:00 ET ESPN

UNC @ Boston College
Sat, Jan 21, 12:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26, 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Syracuse0
at #9 UNC0
Monday 7:00 PM
White III 15.8 ppg, 1.4 apg; Jackson 17.9 ppg, 2.6 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(15) Notre Dame5-016-2
(9) North Carolina4-116-3
(10) Florida State4-116-2
(12) Louisville3-215-3
(16) Virginia3-213-3
Georgia Tech3-211-6
Syracuse3-211-7
Miami2-211-4
(18) Duke2-314-4
Virginia Tech2-313-4
Boston College2-39-9
NC State1-412-6
Pittsburgh1-412-6
Clemson1-411-6
Wake Forest1-410-7

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