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Video: Justin Jackson's Dedication Key to UNC's Success

Justin Jackson has taken the reigns as UNC's go-to scorer, but it didn't happen overnight. Jackson spent countless hours working on his game during the off-season and the improvement has paid off. ACCDN host Jeff Fischel talks with Jackson and the Tar Heels about the junior forward's improvement. View Video...

Finally healthy, Seventh Woods finding groove in freshman season

Seventh Woods is starting to find his comfort level at the right time. The former Hammond standout is at a better place both physically and mentally as he nears the end of his freshman season for UNC. Woods is coming off the bench for the Tar Heels, who are the top seed in the South Region and face Arkansas in the second round of the NCAA tournament Sunday. (The State)

Tar Heels vs. Arkansas For Sweet 16 Berth

North Carolina plays Arkansas in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament on Sunday at 6:10 p.m. UNC is the No. 1 seed in the South Region. Arkansas is the No. 8 seed. Sunday’s game is the ninth meeting all-time between UNC and Arkansas and the sixth time the teams have met in the NCAA Tournament. UNC leads the series, 5-3, including 3-2 in the Tournament. (GoHeels.com)

After dreams of stardom, how UNC’s Nate Britt found peace with himself and his role

Nate Britt imagined what everyone else imagines when they’re being recruited by Roy Williams and North Carolina. Britt imagined a starting role, and stardom, and years of highlights and basketball heroism. He saw those things when he dreamed. Isn’t that the common fantasy for a high school kid headed to Chapel Hill? (Charlotte Observer)

Roy Williams appears in new Jordan Brand spot for NCAA Tournament

To celebrate the Tar Heels upcoming tournament run, Jordan Brand has unveiled a new commercial. Williams is featured in the spot titled “Champions prepare: Roy Williams” which shows the hard work and determination it takes to hang a banner in the Dean Dome. As you can see, Williams describes having the determination needed to achieve your goal. (Keeping It Heel)

Lucas: Carolina Basketball Notebook

The key storyline from Saturday was clearly Joel Berry's medical situation. "I'm feeling pretty good," Berry said. "I'm walking better than I did yesterday. It's just a little sore." However, Berry did not practice on Saturday, and Roy Williams' standard rule has been that players that don't practice, don't play. Of course, standard rules sometimes don't apply during the NCAA Tournament. (GoHeels.com)

Arkansas rare opponent that isn’t shy about running with UNC

Arkansas guard Daryl Macon predicted that Sunday’s game will be different than Kentucky's 103–100 victory against UNC in December. “I watched that game. There was no defense being played at all,” said Macon. What did Theo Pinson think of that assessment? “That’s funny. I’ll remember that one,” Pinson said. The Razorbacks have a different style than most high-tempo teams. (Raleigh & Company)

UNC vs. Arkansas Preview

No. 1 seed North Carolina and No. 8 seed Arkansas will clash in an up-tempo affair for a spot in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16. Tip time is 6:10 p.m. on Sunday (TNT). In one of the most competitive games of the first round, Arkansas outlasted Seton Hall, 77-71, in the South Region’s 8-9 matchup. The game wasn’t without controversy, though. (Inside Carolina)

Top-seeded North Carolina ready to run vs. Arkansas in NCAAs

Arkansas struggled Friday against Seton Hall on the boards and now get the national leader in rebounding margin. "It's going to be the ultimate challenge for our team," coach Mike Anderson said. North Carolina coach Roy Williams said he is "hopeful" that point guard Joel Berry II will be ready to play despite an ankle injury that kept him out of practice Saturday. (Associated Press)

UNC-Arkansas: Let the 'chaos' begin

Not many teams try to run with UNC and live to tell about it, but that’s what Arkansas will try to do. The Razorbacks won’t compromise their identity or their gameplan when they meet the Tar Heels in the second round of the NCAA tournament with a trip to the Sweet Sixteen on the line. “We’re going to worry about what we do,” Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said. (Greensboro News & Record)

Art's Angle: Home Is Where The Heart Is

Now the Tar Heels face a long and talented eighth-seeded Arkansas team without the heavily partisan crowd that would have descended upon Greensboro, and Duke plays what amounts to a road game against the rugged South Carolina Gamecocks. Both high seeds will have their hands full. UNC will get the kind of fast-paced game it favors against the Razorbacks. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Players Pre-Arkansas Interviews

Several North Carolina basketball players spoke with reporters Saturday ahead of Sunday's meeting with Arkansas in the NCAA Tournament second round. Here are their video interviews: Joel Berry, Justin Jackson, Kennedy Meeks, Theo Pinson, Isaiah Hicks, Nate Britt, Tony Bradley, Kenny Williams

Matchup Look: Get to know Arkansas

No. 1 North Carolina handled No. 16 Texas Southern with ease in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Now, the Tar Heels have their sights set on a second-round matchup with Arkansas. No. 8 Arkansas defeated No. 9 Seton Hall 77-71 in the first round. The game went down to the wire and Arkansas benefited from a questionable flagrant foul call at the end of the game. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams 'hopeful' about Joel Berry's playing status ahead of NCAA Second Round

Joel Berry was tentative climbing out of bed Saturday morning after North Carolina's NCAA Tournament First Round win. The junior point guard rolled his right ankle about four minutes into the second half of the Tar Heels' (28-7) 103-64 win against Texas Southern and wasn't sure what to expect the first time he put weight on it the next morning. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Joel Berry Expecting to Play vs. Arkansas

Joel Berry was a bit anxious about rolling out of bed and putting weight on the right ankle that stole the spotlight during UNC’s 103-64 dismantling of Texas Southern on Friday. “I feel fine,” Berry said. “It’s still a little sore, but I’ve been doing a lot of treatment, just trying to get back to where I was before I hurt my ankle yesterday. But right now I’m feeling pretty good.” (Inside Carolina)

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

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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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