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Chansky’s Notebook: A Weird, Wonderful Night

Can it be 25 years between Carolina Blue and Maize and Blue? The Tar Heels’ win over Michigan was the first meeting between the two teams since the late 1980s and early ‘90s. In fact, before UNC defeated the Wolverines in 1993 for Dean Smith’s second national championship, the schools had played four other times since 1987, all but one taking place in the NCAA tourney. (Chapelboro.com)

Kings' Justin Jackson Assigned to G-League

Justin Jackson was assigned to the G-League on Wednesday. There was a stretch in mid-November where Jackson saw 25 minutes or more in five straight games, but he's since essentially fallen out of the regular rotation. A stint in the G-League will allow him to get extended playing time. Jackson should be recalled prior to Friday's game against the Bulls. (CBS Sports)

Dean Smith Papers Now Available for Research in Wilson Library

The personal papers of Dean Smith are now available for research in Wilson Library. Donated by Coach Smith’s family, the papers include materials from his youth in Kansas, scrapbooks kept by his parents, and files kept by Smith in his retirement. The papers contain materials going as far back as 1946. The largest part of the collection is the files from Smith’s retirement office. (UNC.edu)

Dean Smith collection debuts at Wilson Library

Dean Smith’s legendary coaching career that includes two national championships and 879 wins has been well documented. A new addition to the University Libraries now paints a fuller portrait of the man off the court. Smith’s family recently donated to UNC-Chapel Hill 12,000 items from Smith’s early years and post-basketball life. (UNC.edu)

8 Things From UNC’s Win over Michigan

Who is the best NBA prospect for UNC? Seth Davis got an interesting answer from a pro scout at the PK80 Invitational: Kenny Williams. One scout who watched the Tar Heels on Wednesday suggested that Williams still has to prove that he can drive by opponents. His answer? Sterling Manley, the freshman big man, who has shown skills on both ends of the court this season. (SportsChannel 8)

Good Theo

Good Theo showed up against Michigan. Theo Pinson finished with 8 points, seven rebounds and 6 assists in UNC's 86-71 win. And Good Theo has showed up more often than not this season. The forward flirted with a triple-double against Portland, led UNC in scoring against Michigan State and had three blocks against Arkansas. But UNC is still trying to solve Bad Theo. (Argyle Report)

UNC-Michigan Postgame Notes

Luke Maye scored 20-plus points for the fifth time in the first seven games with a game-high 27. It was the third time this season Maye has scored at least 25 points. Kenny Williams made three three-pointers and is now 17 for 30 from three-point range this season. Joel Berry had 17 points, passing York Larese for 47th place in school history with 1,288 points. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Luke Maye Dominates in North Carolina's Win

Luke Maye scored 27 points in No. 13 North Carolina's 86-71 win over Michigan Wednesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. It was his fifth 20-point game of the season. Check out the best moments of his performance: View Video...

Lucas: Forever

During Wednesday night's 86-71 win over Michigan, the Tar Heels honored members of the 1993 championship team. It was 25 years ago that they won the national championship, beating these same Wolverines. When they walked out on the Smith Center court, no matter what else they've done in their lives since then, these were the very first thoughts that came to mind: (GoHeels.com)

UNC Rediscovers Offensive Flow

The points came in a flurry. The 13th-ranked Tar Heels only needed 10 possessions to score their first 20 points in Wednesday’s 86-71 victory over Michigan, set up by eight assists on their first eight made field goals. It was a Tar Heel passing clinic at the Smith Center, an offensive showcase four days removed from the worst shooting performance in school history. (Inside Carolina)

Spenser Dalton: Thoughts on North Carolina-Michigan

What a great win for the Heels. Pretty much everyone played well, and the team looked like themselves again. One thing that continues to be impressive is how hard this team plays and their willingness to lay their bodies on the line. It’d be interesting to see some year-to-year stats on charges per game, as I’d bet this would be one of the highest of the last 5-6 years. (Thoughts From a Walk-On)

Tar Heels shoot down Michigan

There were numerous highlights for the Tar Heels, including some end-to-end action that delighted the home crowd. Sterling Manley saved the ball with a behind-the-back pass at the defensive baseline to start a fast break that concluded with a Theo Pinson reverse layup at the other end. Michigan cut a 29-point hole to 78-62, but Joel Berry’s 3-pointer doused that threat. (Burlington Times News)

Tar Heels Bounce Back, Cruise to Blowout Victory Over Michigan in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Three nights removed from the worst shooting performance in UNC history in a loss to Michigan State, the No. 13 Tar Heels were red-hot on Wednesday at the Dean Dome—shooting the lights out in their 86-71 victory over the Michigan Wolverines. The Tar Heels did everything in their power to make sure they could forget what happened in their last outing. (Chapelboro.com)

Roy Williams Post-Michigan Quotes

Roy Williams: "That's a really good basketball team that scares you to death with the way they shoot the ball and the way their big guys play. Their big guy, Wagner, was a load for us. I was not pleased with some of the groups I put in there, but Luke had 27 on 16 shots, that's fantastic. For us, it was a good bounce back after such a disappointment on Sunday." (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Players Post-Michigan Locker Room Interviews

North Carolina defeated Michigan, 86-71, on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at the Smith Center, as the Tar Heels bounced back from Sunday’s loss to Michigan State in Portland. TTheo Pinson, Luke Maye, Kenny Williams, and Joel Berry discussed their performance, which included them shooting 54.8 percent from the floor. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

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