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Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Arkansas

You have to have one of those. You just don't want to have one of those. UNC survived Arkansas, 72-65, on the strength of a game-closing 12-0 run. UNC did almost nothing right in the second half, including missing shots, turning the ball over, and watching the Hogs throw in miraculous shots. Yet, somehow, they pulled it out, with Isaiah Hicks scoring six of UNC's final ten points. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: North Carolina 72, Arkansas 65

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 72-65 win over Arkansas in Greenville, SC on Sunday to advance to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen. (View Box Score)

What to expect when Arkansas faces UNC men's basketball

For Arkansas, it's all about possessions. The Razorbacks will likely try to push the pace to create opportunities for their high-efficiency offense, which is careful with the ball and rebounds 32.2 percent of its misses. Defensively, Arkansas is stout inside and outside the arc and aggressively denies opportunities in the paint, thanks to 6-foot-10 forward Moses Kingsley. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC, Arkansas familiar foes in NCAA second round

The North Carolina basketball team will face a familiar opponent Sunday in the second round of NCAA’s South Region tournament. Two years ago in Jacksonville, the Tar Heels earned a trip to the Sweet 16 by beating Arkansas in the same round. It’s an 87-78 victory Theo Pinson and his teammates remember well and would like to repeat. (North State Journal)

Kanler Coker’s memorable March moment sends UNC teammates into jubilant frenzy

The last time Kanler Coker had done something like this? He had to think about it for a second. “Are you meanin’ in practice or ...” Coker, the North Carolina senior guard, said in the Tar Heels’ locker room after their 103-64 victory against Texas Southern on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament. (Charlotte Observer)

Brief turnaround sharpens tourney teams' focus

During the regular season, teams enjoy at least two full days to recover from the previous game and analyze their next opponent. They have at least two full days to scrutinize game footage, identify tendencies, develop a strategy and implement it during practices. Those tasks are still imperative in a tournament format, but the condensed schedule accelerates the process. (Greenville News)

Keaton Franklin Coker Foundation "Thumbs Up Mission"

North Carolina basketball and former football player Kanler Coker lost his younger brother, Keaton, in 2014 to brain cancer. His family then started the "Thumbs Up Mission." "Thumbs Up Mission" finds other families where a parent or child is going through cancer, and takes them all on a free and fun retreat. Donate now or learn how you can help. (Thumbs Up Mission)

Body of work: Kennedy Meeks strives for long run in tourney

A sequence for UNC during its South Regional opener featured Kennedy Meeks blocking a shot, running the court in transition, grabbing an offensive rebound and scoring on a put-back. For the forward who has been slowed through the years by nagging injuries — and who never has possessed exceptional bounce — some encouraging freshness was put on display there. (Gaston Gazette)

UNC-Arkansas history

Today marks the sixth time Arkansas has played UNC in the NCAA Tournament and the third time since 2008. March 26, 1993 UNC 80, Arkansas 74 - The Tar Heels were clinging to a one-point lead when UNC guard Donald Williams broke open on a back-door cut, got a pass from George Lynch and hit a layup with 42 seconds left that proved to be the decisive basket. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Underdog, undersized Arkansas relishes chance to play spoiler against North Carolina

Arkansas will play top-seeded North Carolina on Sunday (6:10 p.m. ET, TNT) for the right to advance to the Sweet 16. Coincidentally, the last time the Razorbacks and Tar Heels met, the same prize was on the line. Meeks and North Carolina beat Arkansas, 87-78, in the 2015 NCAA Tournament in Jacksonville, Fla. (SEC Country)

Brendan Haywood talks North Carolina basketball

Which player on the Tar Heels this year has been your favorite to watch and why? Brendan Haywood: Joel Berry. I think he’s the engine of the team. He’s what really makes the team go. We saw earlier in the season when he was hurt, the team just didn’t quite play as well. When he plays well, I think Carolina plays well. So I really like what he’s done this year. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tobacco roadblock: Hogs look to advance to Sweet 16 for 1st time since 1996

The No. 8 seed Razorbacks (26-9) play the No. 1 seed Tar Heels (28-7) at 5:10 p.m. today at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, with the winner advancing to the South Regional semifinals in Memphis. North Carolina beat Arkansas 108-77 in 2008 and 87-78 in 2015 in the teams' previous two second-round matchups. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Sixth tournament meeting between Tar Heels and Razorbacks

It’s March Madness and UNC is in the NCAA Tournament for the forty-seventh time. UNC's first-round win against Texas Southern set up the sixth tournament meeting between the Tar Heels and Razorbacks. Hugh Morton photographed three of those contests in 1990, 1993, and 1995. In the latter two face-offs, the victors continued on to win the national championship. (A View to Hugh)

NCAA out, rabbits in at Greensboro Coliseum

With the NCAA not in town this weekend, the Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau says the city is missing out on $14.5 million. Hotels and restaurants are a few of the businesses missing out, but there is one group of people who are benefiting from the tournaments move to Greenville, South Carolina. A rabbit show is taking place at the Coliseum this weekend. (FOX 8 WGHP)

Tip Times and TV Schedule for Saturday, Sunday NCAA Tournament Games

North Carolina will face Arkansas in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 19 at 6:10 p.m. in Greenville, South Carolina. The game will be televised on TNT. Here is the complete schedule with tip times and channels for all of Saturday's and Sunday's NCAA Tournament games. Read More...

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 92
Butler: 80
Fri, Mar 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Kentucky
Sun, Mar 26, 5:05 ET CBS

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#5 Kentucky0
at #6 UNC0
Sunday 5:05 PM
Monk 20.4 ppg, 2.4 apg; Jackson 18.1 ppg, 2.7 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-430-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1020-15
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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