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UNC vs. Wake Forest Preview

No. 11 North Carolina returns to the road for the third time in four ACC games when to drives down I-40 to play Wake Forest in Winston-Salem on Wednesday. The game tips at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. Danny Manning’s third squad in Winston-Salem is a win away from matching last season’s win total, which highlights the significant step forward his program has taken. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Basketball Visits Wake Forest Wednesday

North Carolina men's basketball plays at Wake Forest on Wednesday, January 11th. Wake Forest is 10-6 overall, 1-3 in ACC play. UNC leads the all-time series against Wake Forest, 158-66. Carolina is 58-31 at Wake Forest, including 13-10 at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. UNC has won more games (158) against Wake Forest than any other opponent. (GoHeels.com)

UNC unstoppable when motivated

A 17-hour postponement didn’t take away from North Carolina’s determination to throttle rival North Carolina State this weekend. If anything, it added to it. The Tar Heels pummeled the Wolfpack from start to finish in a 107-56 beating on Sunday after winter weather delayed the game originally scheduled for Saturday. (FanRag Sports)

Roy Williams Live: Theo Pinson's Versatility

After not having played since last April’s national championship game, Theo Pinson finally made his season debut on Sunday in No. 14 North Carolina’s 107-56 thrashing of N.C. State. Pinson’s performance is why head coach Roy Williams refers to him as UNC’s stat-sheet stuffer. “He does so many things and affects so many things on the court,” Williams said. (Inside Carolina)

Carolina Insider Podcast: NCSU Blowout Win, Trubisky Departure

Recap UNC's blowout win over NC State and preview this week's games against Wake Forest and Florida State with the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas also discuss Mitch Trubisky's departure for the NFL. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

Slow ACC Start? Nobody Panic!

Obviously UNC’s ACC opener against Georgia Tech was less than ideal. It was the sixth-worst loss of the Roy Williams era relative to expectations. And, depending on how the Jackets’ campaign progresses, it could end up looking worse by the end of the season. But certainly a slow start to the ACC season hasn’t doomed the Tar Heels in past years. (The Secondary Break)

Defensive intensity sparks the Heels

NC State averaged 84.5 points per game, but that was before they traveled to Chapel Hill. The North Carolina Tar Heels brought the intensity on defense and smothered the Wolfpack offense holding them to just 56 points. "Defensively, we came out with a lot more intensity than we have in past games," UNC forward Justin Jackson said. (Carolina Blue)

UNC breaks multiple records vs NC State

UNC and NC State have played 231 times, but this North Carolina Tar Heels win against the NC State Wolfpack was one for the ages. Carolina's offensive explosion and defensive prowess broke multiple records. Carolina's 51 point victory over NC State was the second largest margin in series history. (Carolina Blue)

Theo Pinson's return adds to Tar Heels' options

Of all the positive developments North Carolina carried out of Sunday’s 107-56 thrashing of N.C. State, perhaps none was as encouraging as the return of Theo Pinson. The junior wing, who broke his right foot in October and had it surgically repaired later that month, made his first appearance of the season, coming off the bench for 13 minutes. (Fayetteville Observer)

Justin Jackson setting the nets on fire for UNC

The Tar Heels shot 52 percent from the field against NC State, scored nearly 1.3 points per possession and had 10 different players score at least five points. At the top of the scoring column, of course, was none other than the team’s leading scorer: Justin Jackson. Jackson, canned six three-pointers in just 23 minutes of action. (ACC Sports Journal)

Marvin Williams and the 10-Year Degree

Marvin Williams was the No. 2 overall selection in the 2005 NBA Draft. Being drafted that high meant that the 19-year-old would bank around $10.5 million. Most people that age would take eight figures’ worth of salary and kiss college goodbye forever. Williams did not. He continued to pursue his degree. “It took me 10 summers,” Williams told Basketball Insiders. (Basketball Insiders)

Joel Berry Named ACC Basketball Player of the Week

North Carolina junior guard Joel Berry II has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week. Berry averaged 25 points and four assists in UNC wins at Clemson and against NC State. Berry had 19 points and a game-high tying five assists in just 23 minutes on Sunday as he led the Tar Heels’ 51-point win over the Wolfpack. (The ACC)

Danny Green's shooting resurgence is making the Spurs difficult to defend

It’s been a remarkable turnaround for Danny Green. Last year’s shooting struggles brought speculation regarding his future. Green’s defensive efforts were still there, but offensively the Spurs offense suffered. But Green has answered the doubts. He’s posting a career high in his three-point shooting (46.3) and efficient field goal percentage (64.6). (Pounding the Rock)

NC State plays with zero pride, gets embarrassed at UNC

NC State was buried very, very quickly by North Carolina—down 14-4 by the first television timeout—and not only didn’t respond, but didn’t seem to care to, either. It snowballed badly from there (it is winter, after all!), as the Pack shrank away from the challenge rather than stepping up to it. (Backing the Pack)

Theo Pinson’s Return is More Important than You Might Think

Looking beyond the box score is necessary to see just what type of impact Theo Pinson’s return will have. He is probably UNC's best defender given his combination of length and quickness. Pinson will usually fill a role that requires defending the opposing team’s best perimeter threat, something he will need to do well as the Tar Heels enter the heart of ACC play. (Hero Sports)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 85
Syracuse: 68
Mon, Jan 16 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Boston College
Sat, Jan 21, 12:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26, 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Jan 28, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina5-117-3
(10) Florida State5-117-2
(15) Notre Dame5-116-3
(12) Louisville4-216-3
(16) Virginia4-214-3
Virginia Tech3-314-4
Georgia Tech3-311-7
(18) Duke2-314-4
NC State2-413-6
Wake Forest2-411-7
Boston College2-49-10

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