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UNC's offense more open, balanced

There is a lot that could explain why UNC's offense is flowing like a well-oiled machine just seven games into the 2016-17 season. Experience players at all five positions. Improved shooting. Leadership. Quality big men. A point guard who can do it all. North Carolina is shooting 51.9% from the field and 39.2% from three. (Carolina Blue)

Haunted by UNC loss, Juwan Morgan ready for battle in the paint

After Indiana’s 101-86 loss to North Carolina in the Sweet Sixteen in March, every player had a different image in his mind from the loss. They talked about those images, those snapshots of defeat, every day during the offseason. For forward Juwan Morgan, going from his freshman to sophomore season, one moment kept pestering him. (Inside Indiana)

Jay Bilas blown away by how good UNC has looked

After losing what UNC lost after last year, the Tar Heels would have been forgiven for taking a small step back at the beginning of the new season. But Roy Williams' team is out to a 7-0 start with impressive wins over Oklahoma State and Wisconsin, and ESPN's Jay Bilas thinks they look even better than they did this time last year (Carolina Blue)

Three to know: No. 3 North Carolina at No. 13 Indiana

Tonight’s game will be the 1,000th for UNC’s Roy Williams as a college head coach. The Hall of Famer has won 790 of his first 999 games. Williams coached 519 of those games at Kansas. The opponent that he’s faced the most is Kansas State. The most common ACC foe is N.C. State. Williams is a combined 66-7 against those two programs. (Fayetteville Observer)

College Basketball Players Juggle Road Games, Class Time

As North Carolina prepares for a 9:15 matchup Wednesday night at Indiana in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, the game will take place on a sixth missed day of class for players since the basketball season began Nov. 11. The Tar Heels have been to New Orleans, Hawaii and now will play in Bloomington, Ind. "I haven't slept in a while," UNC guard Joel Berry said. (AthleticBusiness.com)

Duke sign prompts Carolina fans to rally for Flint

The Duke Blue Devils took care of business against the Michigan State Spartans during the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday night. While the game was a fun one to watch, it’s a sign spotted in Duke’s student section by a Cameron Crazy that is receiving the attention. (Keeping It Heel)

Kentucky has more NBA talent, but North Carolina might be nation's best team

Nobody, least of all me, can promise that the Tar Heels will be at the 2017 Final Four any more than someone can promise Kentucky or Villanova or Kansas or Duke will be there. A single-elimination tournament of 40-minute games is not the simplest thing to predict. But does North Carolina have a really good chance? Man, it sure looks like it. (CBS Sports)

Chansky’s Notebook: Primed To Bring It Home

The Tar Heels are playing to represent the ACC, of course, but more so to keep their undefeated season going, in which Jay Bilas of ESPN continues to trumpet them as the best team in the country. Winning at IU’s Assembly Hall will support Bilas’ claim. It won’t be easy; the last time UNC played there, Roy Williams says his team lost by 4,000 points. (Chapelboro.com)

No. 3 UNC vs. No. 13 Indiana: Position Comparison

Get set for tonight's matchup between No. 3 North Carolina and No. 13 Indiana. The game tips at 9:15 AM inside Bloomington's Assembly Hall. CarolinaBlue's Ross Martin and InsideIndiana's Alex McCarthy preview the position battles heading into the top 25 primetime showdown. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels set for primetime against "different animal"

After a seemingly flawless run through the Maui Invitational, where the Tar Heels beat Chaminade, Oklahoma State, and Wisconsin by an average of 30 points, UNC plays its third third true road game of the season. A tougher test awaits No. 3 North Carolina tonight as they face the No. 13 Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington's rowdy Assembly Hall. (Carolina Blue)

Wayne Ellington back to provide outside hope for Heat

This wasn't about the shots that missed. It was about who was taking them. With Wayne Ellington making his season debut Monday, there now is at least hope for the Heat's pick-and-roll game, with a needed third component again available. "I know I can help in that area," said Ellington, who had been out since the preseason finale due to a thigh bruise. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Winning Fast, Winning Slow

En route to a Maui Invitational championship, Carolina faced opponents at either end of the tempo spectrum. Oklahoma State, who the Heels blew out in the semifinals, ranks 10th in the nation with an adjusted pace of 75.4 possessions / 40. Conversely, UNC’s victim in the title game, Wisconsin, plods along at the 3rd-slowest tempo in the country. (The Secondary Break)

What to Expect: North Carolina vs. Indiana

With a neutral-court win against Kansas already on the books, a win over UNC would give Indiana another win that will stand out come March. The Tar Heels look like a team that will contend for a No. 1 seed come Selection Sunday. UNC comes to Bloomington with plenty of confidence. This will be one of the best atmospheres of the season in Assembly Hall. (Inside the Hall)

Indiana staying cool before basketball battle heat

Indiana’s Thomas Bryant kept his pre-game cool, and not just because ice bags hung heavy on his knees a night before a potential basketball epic. North Caroline is coming. Yes there is the collision between payback (remember last March’s Sweet 16 loss?) and opportunity, and the Hoosiers aren’t talking about the former because they are so focused on the later. (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)

An interview with Roy Williams: Part II

Has the NCAA case been the main factor in recent years in not signing the so-called best of the best high school players? Roy Williams: Yeah, it's been harmful. The sensationalism, the negative recruiting and everything. But, we did play the last Monday night. And even before that, Marcus Paige's first three years, we won 75 games. So we did OK. (Charlotte Observer)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 83
Davidson: 74
Wed, Dec 7 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Tennessee
Sun, Dec 11, 5:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Kentucky
Sat, Dec 17, 5:45 ET CBS Tickets

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Wed, Dec 21, 8:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Notre Dame66
at Villanova74
at UNLV45
Texas Southern71
at Louisville102
Boston U77
at Syracuse99
Penn State73
at Pitt81
at Clemson90
Tennessee St55
at NC State67
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(5) Duke0-010-1
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
(11) Louisville0-09-1
(23) Notre Dame0-09-1
Florida State0-09-1
(14) Virginia0-08-1
Wake Forest0-08-2
Virginia Tech0-07-1
NC State0-07-2
Georgia Tech0-05-3
Boston College0-04-5

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