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Video: David Noel Rips Duke Fans in Morning After Video

Always a fan favorite, former UNC forward David Noel is still a big Tar Heel fan. That was evident on Friday morning when Noel posted a video to his personal Instagram account recounting the game and clowning, as they say, the Duke faithful. "Man, y'all some bums," Noel said to Blue Devil fans. Read More...

UNC Basketball: Tar Heels fans ‘decorate’ Jay Williams’ lawn

One former player, ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams, came home to a Tar Heel themed prank on Thursday night. It was playful in nature, and Williams interpreted it like so, even going so far as to video his findings and post it to social media. Take a look at the video below that the former Blue Devil tweeted late Thursday night. (Keeping It Heel)

That Winning Feeling

Most of his teammates were already on their way to the locker room, but Theo Pinson wanted to savor the moment. With the crowd roaring, the Tar Heel senior hopped up on the UNC bench, looked towards the student risers and yelled, clapping his hands and flexing in excitement. UNC had just defeated Duke, 82-78, to move to 18-7 overall and 7-5 in the ACC. (Inside Carolina)

UNC’s post-Duke celebration cut short by quick turnaround

Long before the festivities began to subside, members of the UNC basketball team had already put their 82-78 win against Duke behind them and begun moving on to the next task at hand — Saturday’s game at NC State. The 2 p.m. game at a sold out PNC Arena is an opportunity for the 21st ranked Tar Heels to avenge an overtime loss to the Wolfpack two weeks ago. (North State Journal)

Sources: Brandan Wright to Rockets after reaching Grizzlies buyout deal

Brandan Wright will sign with the Houston Rockets after the coveted big man reached a buyout agreement with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources tell ESPN. Wright, 30, was in the final year of his three-year, $18 million deal with the Grizzlies. Wright will become another lob target for Rockets duo James Harden and Chris Paul, providing depth for the team. (ESPN.com)

Podcast: Dewey Burke Reviews UNC's 82-78 Win Over Duke

Former North Carolina guard Dewey Burke joins Inside Carolina's Jon Seiglie to review UNC's victory over the Blue Devils. Dewey gives his thoughts on which Carolina player had the best game, the most important play of the game, and Roy Williams's coaching. (Audioboom)

Rick Fox, Michael Jordan Among Best Basketball-Player Actors

Most Well-Rounded Acting Career: Rick Fox - Fox carved out a fine NBA career playing with the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics; he was never the star, but he was the consummate, dependable role player. That’s also a good way to describe his acting career. Most Outstanding Performance by an NBA Star Playing Himself: Michael Jordan in Space Jam. (The Ringer)

After close victory, UNC students and local residents rush Franklin Street

UNC students and local residents ran to Franklin Street to celebrate the Tar Heels' victory over Duke. People rushed out of Top of the Hill Distillery, residences and the Smith Center to be the first to the center of Chapel Hill. Franklin Street filled with crowds chanting “Go to hell Duke,” burning furniture, students jumping over bonfires and fireworks exploding overhead. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC ties a program record in win over Duke at Dean Dome

The Tar Heels committed just two turnovers on the game, both by senior Theo Pinson. TWO. Yes, two turnovers. It was a refreshing performance especially after seeing the Tar Heels get sloppy with the basketball in ACC play this season. There have been a few times where UNC has turned it over 10-plus times in a game, most of the time leading to losses. (Keeping It Heel)

Know Your Opponent: N.C. State

NC State's two games since the win in Chapel Hill went in very different directions. First, a 76-58 pummeling of Notre Dame in which the Wolfpack limited the Irish to 0.85 points per possession. Then, an 85-75 loss at Virginia Tech in which the Hokies scored 1.16 PPP and made an incredible 71 percent of their 2s. The Pack is last in the league in 2-point defense. (GoHeels.com)

Cam Johnson shows star power on biggest of stages: Duke-North Carolina

Welcome to the rivalry, Cameron Johnson. That was quite an opening act. In his first UNC-Duke game as a member of the Tar Heels, Johnson — a graduate transfer from Pitt — played a huge role in UNC's 82-78 victory over the Blue Devils. "We told him what it was like," senior Joel Berry said, "but it's just one of those things where you have to be out there to experience it." (Sporting News)

"First-half Kenny Williams" is over

Kenny Williams burst through the door of the players' lounge and let the emotion pour out. He didn't yell anything in particular; when you beat Duke, it doesn't matter what you say. But he made his presence known after doing so for two full halves on the Smith Center court. He was the same player we've seen all year. This time, he had the numbers to prove it. (Argyle Report)

'Rivalry' week continues as NC State responds to UNC's Joel Berry

Are North Carolina and NC State rivals in basketball? North Carolina senior point guard Joel Berry certainly has thoughts, and his dismissive approach to the team from Raleigh made the rounds early in the week. NC State coach Kevin Keatts and several players had their first opportunity to respond Friday, and they took decidedly different approaches. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Inside The Numbers: UNC's Defining Stretch Against Duke

After breaking even in the first half (18-18 in 7:07), the starting 5 made a loud statement to begin the second half. The Tar Heels traded scores to begin the stanza before reeling off a quick 14-0 run over the next 11 possessions (six consecutive scores on the offensive end; five straight stops on the defensive end). Let's break down that decisive run for UNC. (Inside Carolina)

4 takeaways as UNC basketball embraces pace and space in its win over Duke

North Carolina was outstanding on the glass against Duke. In the second half, there were 28 rebound opportunities after a UNC miss — the Heels grabbed 15 of them, good for an offensive rebound rate of 53.6 percent. Meanwhile, UNC kept Duke, the No. 1 offensive rebounding team in the nation, off the glass. Duke snagged just four offensive rebounds in the second half. (ACC Sports Journal)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 93
Louisville: 76
Sat, Feb 17 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Syracuse
Wed, Feb 21, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Miami
Tue, Feb 27, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Duke
Sat, Mar 3, 8:15 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#12 Duke7
at #11 Clemson10
14:01 IN 1ST
Allen (Duke) 5 pts; Skara (Clemson) 2 pts;
at Florida State0
Sunday 6:00 PM
Luther 12.7 ppg, 2.8 apg; Mann 14.4 ppg, 2.7 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia13-123-2
(14) North Carolina10-521-7
(11) Clemson9-420-5
(12) Duke9-421-5
Virginia Tech8-618-8
NC State8-618-9
Florida State7-718-8
Boston College6-817-11
Notre Dame6-816-11
Georgia Tech4-1011-16
Wake Forest3-1210-17

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