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Frontcourt Powers No. 4 UNC Past Chaminade in Maui Opener

Exploiting a major size and talent advantage over Chaminade in its Maui Invitational Quarterfinal game on Monday, the No. 4 UNC men’s basketball team stayed in the winner’s bracket by defeating the Silverswords 104-61. Turnover issues kept the Tar Heels from pulling away early, but Roy Williams sent a message by inserting little-used guard Stilman White. (Chapelboro.com)

No. 4 North Carolina overpowers Chaminade 104-61 in Maui

Isaiah Hicks scored 22 points, Kennedy Meeks had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 4 North Carolina overpowered host Chaminade 104-61 Monday in the Maui Invitational. UNC needed a little time to shake the Silverswords, doing so midway through the first half by pounding the ball inside. The Tar Heels outscored Division II Chaminade 46-8 in the paint. (Associated Press)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Chaminade

Get ready for a terrific point guard matchup on Tuesday night. Joel Berry against Oklahoma State's Jawun Evans will be one of the best individual matchups of the early season. Based on the intensity the Cowboys played with in their win over UConn earlier on Monday, North Carolina's sixth game of the season is likely to be the toughest one so far. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Run Past Chaminade, 104-61

Big men Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Tony Bradley all had season scoring highs to lead a dominant inside attack as fourth-ranked North Carolina pulled away to beat Chaminade, 104-61, in the quarterfinal round of the Maui Invitational on Monday in the Lahaina Civic Center. Hicks had a career-high 22 points, also grabbing six rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: North Carolina 104, Chaminade 61

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 104-61 win over Chaminade on Monday night in the Maui Invitational. (View Box Score)

Is Joel Berry entering Steph Curry territory?

Expectations were through the roof for Joel Berry heading into his junior season. Through the first four games, however, he’s been better than even the most bullish projections. Berry’s advanced numbers have all jumped across the board. It’s early, but he’s in the midst of a very impressive start to the season shooting the basketball. (ACC Sports Journal)

Hoops For The Holidays

After an overwhelming response to the expanded Seats for Service Campaign, the University of North Carolina has announced Hoops for the Holidays, an effort to allow Tar Heel fans a chance to provide tickets to those in our cities, towns, and communities who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend a Tar Heels basketball game. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Moves Up to No. 4 in AP Men’s Basketball Top 25

Heading into this week’s Maui Invitational, the UNC men’s basketball team continues to rise in the rankings. The latest AP Top 25 released on Monday saw the Tar Heels move up one spot to No. 4 after a week that included victories over Long Beach State and Hawaii. Following its last-second loss to Kansas this past Tuesday, Duke slid down to No. 6. (Chapelboro.com)

Know Your Opponent: Maui Invitational

Noth Carolina begins its seventh Maui tournament Monday seeking its fourth title in the event. After winning on three straight trips to paradise, the Tar Heels are looking to reverse some disappointing results from recent visits. When UNC has won at the Lahaina Civic Center, the Tar Heels have made the Final Four, twice winning the national title. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Joel Berry Wins the Maui Invitational Dance-Off

North Carolina point guard Joel Berry shows he's a winner both on and off the court as he takes home the Maui Invitational dance-off title during the Tar Heels' trip to Hawaii. Read More...

Tar Heels embrace different challenges that should come in Maui Invitational

North Carolina has posted double-digit victories in all its games this season, but the Maui Invitational appears more challenging on the surface for the Tar Heels. “I think that is what the whole team wants,” guard Joel Berry said. The three-games-in-three-days stretch begins tonight for UNC, which opens with tournament host Chaminade, a Division II program. (Burlington Times News)

UNC vs. Chaminade Preview

The No. 5 Tar Heels open the 2016 Maui Invitational against host Chaminade on Monday. The game tips at 6:30 p.m. Hawaiian time (11:30 p.m. ET) on ESPN2. Chaminade returns three starters from last year and makes up a veteran bunch. Senior guard Kuany Kuany was the team’s top scorer last year (16.5 ppg) and provides a threat from the three point line. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams Seeking Better Play

No. 5 North Carolina begins play in the 2016 Maui Invitational with its focus not on the loaded field, but rather on elevating its inconsistent play through the first 10 days of the season. “We’ve started off 4-0 and we haven’t played that well except for a couple of moments in certain games,” Roy Williams said during the event’s opening press conference on Sunday. (Inside Carolina)

ICTV: Roy Williams Pre-Maui Invitational Interview

North Carolina Tar Heels head basketball coach Roy Williams spoke to reporters following Sunday's press conference at the Sheraton Maui Resort in advance of UNC's upcoming games in the Maui Invitational. (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina's Justin Jackson out to throw down a soft reputation

North Carolina assistant coach Steve Robinson approached head coach Roy Williams with a sheepish grin. During the Tar Heels’ one-on-one drills, Robinson told Williams he saw Justin Jackson do something he has never done since arriving in Chapel Hill. Jackson dunked on a teammate. Freshman Shea Rush, a 6-foot-6 preferred walk-on, was the victim. (ESPN.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 95
Radford: 50
Sun, Dec 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Davidson
Wed, Dec 7, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

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

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

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at UNC95
Coppin State43
at Clemson85
at G Washington48
NC A&T53
at Notre Dame107
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ACC Basketball Standings
Notre Dame0-08-0
(3) North Carolina0-08-1
(5) Duke0-08-1
(6) Virginia0-07-1
(14) Louisville0-07-1
Florida State0-07-1
Virginia Tech0-06-1
Wake Forest0-06-2
NC State0-06-2
(22) Syracuse0-05-2
Georgia Tech0-04-3
Boston College0-04-3

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