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Video: North Carolina Runs Past Michigan, 86-71 - Game Highlights

North Carolina forward Luke Maye's 27 points paced the Tar Heels to an 86-71 victory over Michigan in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Michigan

Sometimes you just can't figure out basketball. The Tar Heels looked like a gang of struggling shooters three days ago in Portland. Wednesday night, they nearly matched Michigan three-pointer for three-pointer on the way to a 86-71 win. The 1993 team that was honored at the first timeout likely enjoyed the brand of basketball that included 24 assists on 34 buckets in the game. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: North Carolina 86, Michigan 71

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 86-71 win over Michigan in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

'Time for a change:' ECU basketball head coach Jeff Lebo resigns

East Carolina University basketball coach Jeff Lebo has resigned. Lebo and athletics director Jeff Compher announced the news Wednesday afternoon. Lebo said his decision came after a lot of "careful consideration" with his family. "After 36 years of playing and coaching and the sacrifices we have made as a family, it was time for me to make a change," Lebo said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Know Your Opponent: Michigan

Wednesday's contest pits Carolina against one of the most unique offenses in college basketball. Under John Beilein, Michigan has attacked from beyond the 3-point arc as consistently as any team in the country. The Wolverines have attempted at least 40 percent of their field goals from the outside in 10 of Beilein's 11 seasons at the helm, including this year's squad. (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: The Forgotten Champion

Fittingly, this year's Tar Heels face Michigan tonight in the Smith Center—the first meeting between those two programs since they contested the 1993 national championship in New Orleans. In a conversation this summer with a couple of Tar Heel standouts from the Williams era, even they weren't entirely sure what to make of Dean Smith's second championship team. (GoHeels.com)

Playing through the post: UNC, Luke Maye work to find efficiency

Luke Maye is off to an excellent start as a junior. The 6-foot-7 forward is averaging 19 points on 53 percent shooting, and a monster usage rate of 25.7 percent. Maye, however, was bothered by the length of Michigan State’s defense, which features several future NBA players. Post-ups have been a bit of a challenge for Maye, and the rest of the Tar Heels this season, though. (ACC Sports Journal)

Joel Berry Stresses Importance of Big Men

North Carolina senior point guard Joel Berry understands how important an inside game is to UNC's offense. Theo Pinson, Kenny Williams, Luke Maye, and Berry can be great from the perimeter but the offense will only go as far as the young freshmen big men can take them. "It's tough," Berry said. "When you have younger guys it's kinda hard to get the ball down there." (Inside Carolina)

No. 13 UNC looks to bounce back against Michigan

A Michigan team that has had some good defensive outings could be tricky for the Tar Heels if they don't regain their shooting touch. The Wolverines held Southern Mississippi to 14 second-half points in a 61-47 win a few weeks ago. Michigan (6-1) has played three games decided by eight points or less and another in which it trailed in the second half before pulling away. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Early Challenges Providing UNC Opportunities for Growth

Sunday's loss was a lesson not only for UNC's players, but for Roy Williams. The Tar Heels have a quick turnaround and a chance to wash away the nasty taste from their first loss. The team got back early Monday and had the day off before practicing on Tuesday. UNC hosts Michigan on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dean Dome. It is the first of four games in seven days. (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina vs. Michigan Preview

Wednesday marks the first meeting between UNC and Michigan since the 1993 national championship game. It'll also be the first game between Roy Williams and Wolverines coach John Beilein. Still, Williams said he and Beilein occasionally talk. A few years ago, they even exchanged shooting drills and had their players compete against each other from afar. (GoHeels.com)

Reliving Chris Webber's timeout that Michigan didn't have

For the 35 million people watching the 1993 NCAA championship game between Michigan and North Carolina, we remember the feeling we had, the reaction we all had, no matter which team we were rooting for. That is true even now, 25 years later, and it will be especially true Wednesday, as those teams meet for the first time since that fateful night in New Orleans. (ESPN.com)

UNC vs. Michigan in 1993 about much more than a timeout

On Wednesday, the two programs who ruled the 1993 season will meet in Chapel Hill for the first time since. The Daily interviewed former players, coaches, writers, staff and fans, all of whom offered their perspectives on a game that, for many, defined college basketball. This story is about more than a timeout. It’s about the consequences of that historical game in April of 1993. (Michigan Daily)

Roy Williams, Tar Heels wide awake heading into Wednesday's game vs. Michigan

North Carolina's loss to Michigan State was a rude awakening for a team that had cruised in its first five games, with the offense looking like it hadn’t skipped a beat despite working three freshmen into the rotation. Senior point guard Joel Berry said they should take a page from the veteran Spartans, bringing that type of intensity and physical play on every possession. (Greensboro News & Record)

Joel Berry tries to work himself through a shooting slump

There’s no need to panic in Chapel Hill. Joel Berry is one of the best players in America, but UNC’s star guard is in the midst of a shooting slump — and it comes just a few weeks after an injury to his hand. Joel Berry went just 2-of-11 against the Spartans. This is the third time this season Berry has attempted at least 11 shots and made 25 percent or less of his attempts. (ACC Sports Journal)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 104
Western Carolina: 61
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UNC vs. Wofford
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UNC vs. Ohio State
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Boston College1-09-3
(19) Florida State0-09-0
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
(6) Miami0-08-0
Virginia Tech0-08-1
(18) Notre Dame0-08-2
NC State0-08-2
(16) Virginia0-07-1
Wake Forest0-06-4
Georgia Tech0-04-4
(4) Duke0-111-1

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