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The Kenny Williams Effect

The Tar Heels have been significantly more effective on both ends during Kenny Williams’ minutes at the 2-guard. UNC scores about 14 more points per 100 possessions in those minutes and also allows about 22 points / 100 fewer. Diving into the “4 Factors” numbers, it can be concluded that Carolina is much better at forcing turnovers with Williams on the court. (The Secondary Break)

Bilas: "Carolina is the best, most complete team I've seen"

ESPN's Jay Bilas is one of the more knowledgable and respective college basketball analysts. He called the UNC vs. Oklahoma State game on Tuesday night and then tweeted this out on Wednesday afternoon: It's early, and a long way to go. But, North Carolina is the best, most complete team I've seen. Right now, I'd have the Heels at No. 1. (Carolina Blue)

Three to Know: No. 4 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Wisconsin

Wisconsin, which returns its top nine scorers from a year ago, is off to a hot start under rookie head coach Greg Gard, who took over for Bo Ryan midway through last season. The game will feature a contrast in styles as fast-paced North Carolina, which ranks 53rd in adjusted tempo, will have to contend with the slower approach of the Badgers, who rank 348th. (Fayetteville Observer)

What keeps UNC’s Roy Williams going, after nearly 1,000 games

The message is more than a year old but Roy Williams won’t delete it. He wants to remember there are those who don’t believe in him. The voice mail is from the spring of 2015. “Told me it was going to be a cold day in Hades when the Carolina people are going to be satisfied with the job that I was doing because Brandon Ingram signed at Duke.” (Charlotte Observer)

Vertical Pod with Woj: Donnie Walsh

NBA legend Donnie Walsh joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj to discuss one of the NBA's legendary executive careers. Walsh also covers fascinating territory in his life, including how he nearly accepted a job in Richard Nixon’s law firm, and his memories of playing under Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina. (Yahoo! Sports)

UNC vs. Wisconsin: Position by Position comparisons

Point Guard: UNC - Joel Berry; Berry can beat you off the dribble and in transition. The junior and team leader is UNC's engine on both sides of the ball. Wisconsin - Bronson Koenig; A preseason first team All-Big Ten nomination, Koenig has led UW in scoring in all five games this season. Koenig is averaging a team-best 17.6 points per game. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels & Badgers To Face Off For Maui Title

Fourth-ranked North Carolina plays #16/14 Wisconsin in the championship game. The Badgers have beaten Tennessee (74-62) and Georgetown (73-57) to reach the final. Carolina is playing in its sixth Maui Invitational championship game. The Tar Heels are 3-2 in previous finals. Carolina is 3-0 vs. Big Ten teams in Maui history, including 2-0 in the finals. (GoHeels.com)

UNC vs. Wisconsin Preview

No. 4 North Carolina will square off against No. 16 Wisconsin for the Maui Invitational trophy on Wednesday at the Lahaina Civic Center. The game tips at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. In his first full official season in charge, head coach Greg Gard has the Badgers off to a hot start in 2016-17. Wisconsin is 4-1, with their only loss coming to No. 22 Creighton. (Inside Carolina)

Five Thoughts On UNC’s 107-75 Win Over Oklahoma State

I’d love to have just one guy that looks like Justin Jackson at Oklahoma State. What is it like to root for somebody like that? He looks and plays like an alien. I could not be more impressed (or jealous). North Carolina is amazing. Thoroughbreds all over the floor. Pros at every position. Everything you want your program to be. (Pistols Firing)

Chansky’s Notebook: Not So Tough So Far

Whoosh...now it’s on to Wisconsin. Great basketball teams can play any style, and the Tar Heels will face that challenge tonight when they try to win the Maui Invitational against Wisconsin. Carolina routed previously unbeaten Oklahoma State Tuesday night 107-75, but there will be no scoring 100 points against the rugged Big Ten Badgers. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC-Oklahoma State Postgame Notes

UNC point guard Joel Berry set his career high with 24 points. It was the third time in six games he set or tied his career scoring high. The Tar Heels have won 17 games in the Lahaina Civic Center. The win tied the number of wins by Carolina (17) in the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C., and the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C. (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: A Bad Reputation

It’s hard not to love the way this team competes, and the way they seem to thrive on dismantling an opponent. They seem a little angry, don’t they? That attitude has enabled UNC to already punch a handful of opponents in the mouth. Do that many more times, and it starts to turn into the kind of reputation that makes everyone left on the schedule very wary. (GoHeels.com)

Video: President Obama Presents Michael Jordan With Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama honors former Tar Heel and NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan With the Medal of Freedom award, the nation's highest civilian honor, at a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday. View Video...

Roy Williams Post-Oklahoma State Quotes & Video

Roy Williams: "We feel really good. That's the best way to put it. That's encouraging to me to see how we can do when we really focus and play at that same energy level. But I will say it again. Oklahoma State was so good, we felt like we had to play extremely hard and extremely intelligent and really well to have a chance. And we for the most part did that all night." (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Maul Oklahoma State, Earn Spot in Maui Championship

In perhaps its most impressive performance this season, UNC toyed with Oklahoma State Tuesday on the way to a 107-75 blowout victory—earning a berth in the Maui Invitational Championship Game. At the rate the Tar Heels have put up points during their 6-0 start, fans in the Dean Dome may have visions of a winter filled with Bojangles biscuits. (Chapelboro.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 83
Davidson: 74
Wed, Dec 7 Box Score

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

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

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Wed, Dec 21, 8:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Notre Dame66
at Villanova74
at UNLV45
Texas Southern71
at Louisville102
Boston U77
at Syracuse99
Penn State73
at Pitt81
at Clemson90
Tennessee St55
at NC State67
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(5) Duke0-010-1
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
(11) Louisville0-09-1
(23) Notre Dame0-09-1
Florida State0-09-1
(14) Virginia0-08-1
Wake Forest0-08-2
Virginia Tech0-07-1
NC State0-07-2
Georgia Tech0-05-3
Boston College0-04-5

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