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Tar Heels Host Boston College, Go For 12 In A Row

North Carolina (18-2, 7-0 ACC) will go for its 12th win a row when it hosts Boston College (7-13, 0-7) on Saturday in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels and Eagles will tip off just after 4 p.m. in the Smith Center. Dave O’Brien (play-by-play), Cory Alexander (analyst) and Allison Williams (reporter) will call the game for an ESPN2 national television audience. (GoHeels.com)

Art’s Angle: February From Hell

Beginning with the trip to Louisville Monday night, Carolina plays nine games in the 29 days of leap year February. How can that be? I counted it up three times to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. That computes to one game every 3.2 days. Five of those nine games are on the road, and another five of them are against teams currently ranked in the top 25. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: The Older the Berry, the Sweeter the J - Joel Berry TV Show Feature

UNC sophomore point guard Joel Berry details his summer workouts, stepping in to start every game for the Tar Heels, and the challenge of the ACC schedule. View Video...

Antawn Jamison on scoring 20,000 points, funky shots, Wizards

Former Washington Wizards forward Antawn Jamison is now helping cover the team he played for from 2004 through 2010 as an analyst for Comcast Mid-Atlantic. The two-time all-star spoke to The Washington Times about scoring 20,000 points, the funky shots he would make and the current state of his former team. (Washington Times)

Audio: Roy Williams reveals what UNC needs to do to reach its potential

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams stopped by The David Glenn Show on Thursday to share his thoughts on the Carolina Panthers’ run to the Super Bowl as well as his 18-2 Tar Heels. During the interview, Williams explained what his team needs to do to put itself in position to compete for a national title at the end of this season. (ACC Sports Journal)

Marcus Paige’s first coaches – his parents – wait like everyone for slump to end

Ellis Paige and his son, Marcus, talk often and the elder Paige said recently that “I text him every day of his life – always on the positive side.” And yet these days, remaining completely positive has been more challenging than usual. Marcus Paige, the UNC senior guard who for the past two seasons has been the Tar Heels’ most important player, is in the midst of a confounding slump. (Charlotte Observer)

Let's celebrate Vince Carter's birthday the right way

It's been a few years removed, but it'd be silly to forget what Vince Carter was like before the Memphis or Dallas days. Heck, before even the Phoenix or Orlando ones. Raptors Vince Carter and the early stages of Nets Vince Carter were like nothing we've ever seen. His athleticism was unprecedented around the league. His dunks were an event. (FOX Sports)

Statistical Trends Since Kennedy Meeks' Return

The Tar Heels have had multiple players come alive at different times this season. With that in mind, let’s look at some of the statistical trends during the last four games, or the four games after Brice Johnson scored 39 points and posted 23 rebounds. Or since the return of Kennedy Meeks. Or since Marcus Paige fell into his current shooting slump. (Carolina Blue)

James Worthy Named to 2016 ACC Basketball Legends Class

North Carolina's James Worthy is among 14 former standout players and a three-time Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year who headline this year’s class of ACC Basketball Legends. The 1982 National Player of the Year and the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player, Worthy led UNC to its second NCAA title and the first under legendary head coach Dean Smith (GoHeels.com)

UNC's 5 Toughest Remaining Games

With conference play nearly at the midway point, the North Carolina Tar Heels are the team perfect record against ACC opponents. Carolina's road to a 7-0 start has not been easy. However, the second half of conference play will truly test the Heels in their pursuit of a conference championship. We took a look at UNC's biggest upcoming challenges this season. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Looks To Recapture Shooting Touch

The Tar Heels will try to break out of their shooting slump in Saturday’s game against Boston College. Despite being in the midst of an 11 game winning streak, UNC head coach Roy Williams said he is concerned about his team’s shooting over the past three games. “It’s frustrating, it’s disconcerting, it’s questioning what we’re doing,” he said. (Chapelboro.com)

Sports Illustrated College Basketball Power Rankings: #2 UNC

Three weeks ago, I mentioned the wild stat that Tar Heels forward Brice Johnson was shooting 94.6% “at the rim” this season—meaning shots that are logged in game records as layups or dunk attempts. Johnson is still shooting a ridiculous 93.2% at the rim, but what about his percentage on all short-range attempts, not just layups and dunks? (Sports Illustrated)

Lucas: In The Zone

Roy Williams does not like zone. Roy Williams does not believe he is a good zone coach. But Roy Williams likes to win more than he dislikes zone, and on multiple occasions this year, he’s used a couple different zone defenses to help the Tar Heels get a victory. The most recent occasion was Sunday night in Blacksburg, when Carolina utilized a 3-2 zone. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball Assistant Advice by Committee

Roy Williams may have assistant coaches with differing perspectives on his bench, yet he only wants a consensus opinion from the group during the course of a game. All four have different backgrounds that help round out the coaching staff. How they share their insights depends on the particular preferences of their head coach. (Inside Carolina)

10 Most Significant Games in the State of North Carolina's History

8. North Carolina 61, Wake Forest 59; 1957 ACC semifinals; Raleigh: The first national championship by an N.C. team wouldn’t have happened if not for a less-significant, but important, victory. On March 8, 1957, UNC’s dream of an undefeated national-championship season would have died if not for a thrilling 61–59 victory in the ACC Tournament semifinals at Reynolds Coliseum. (Raleigh & Company)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 68
Boston College: 65
Tue, Feb 9 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Sun, Feb 14, 1:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Duke
Wed, Feb 17, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Feb 20, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at Duke0
4:30 PM ET
at Notre Dame0
4:00 PM ET
Wake Forest14
at NC State8
15:14 IN 1ST
Georgia Tech0
at Clemson0
2:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina9-220-4
(7) Virginia9-320-4
(12) Miami8-319-4
(13) Louisville8-319-5
Notre Dame8-417-7
Florida State6-616-8
Virginia Tech5-713-12
Georgia Tech3-813-11
NC State2-912-12
Wake Forest1-1110-14
Boston College0-117-17

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