Recap: UNC 83, Wake Forest 68The story of the game was Brice Johnson's 27 points and 11 rebounds. He was 8-12 from the floor and 11-12 at the free throw line, continuing his excellent free throw shooting. Three other Tar Heels hovered just below the double digit barrier. Kennedy Meeks, Joel Berry and Isaiah Hicks each had nine points while Justin Jackson had eight. (Tar Heel Blog)
Lucas: Rapid Reactions (Final Edition)Maybe the most remarkable thing about that Brice Johnson performance was that it wasn't all that remarkable. Johnson had 27 points and 11 rebounds, but didn't really do anything that far out of the ordinary--for him. That's the mark of a player having a terrific season. Johnson didn't just make the big scoring plays, he also played a smart, complete 24 minutes. (GoHeels.com)
Brice Johnson scores 27, No. 2 UNC beats Wake Forest 83-68Brice Johnson had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 2 North Carolina beat Wake Forest 83-68 on Wednesday night for its 10th straight win. The Tar Heels (17-2, 6-0 ACC) had little trouble extending their best start to conference play since 2000-01. They never trailed and overcame one of their worst shooting performances of the season (38.4 percent). (Associated Press)
Video: Roy Williams Post-Wake Forest Press ConferenceAfter the 83-68 victory over Wake Forest, UNC Coach Roy Williams wasn't worried about the Tar Heels' shooting slump, but says the defensive intensity needs to stay high for all 40 minutes.
Video: Brice Johnson Double-Doubles vs. Wake ForestBrice Johnson scored a game-high 27 points to go with 11 boards for another double-double as the Heels topped Wake Forest on January 20, 2016.
Box Score: North Carolina 83, Wake Forest 68View the complete box score from North Carolina's 83-68 win over Wake Forest Wednesday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)
Video: Marcus Paige reads at Rashkis elementary schoolMarcus Paige took time out of his busy game day before the home matchup against Wake Forest to read to a large group of third graders at Rashkis elementary school in Chapel Hill on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016.
Marcus Paige Reads to Chapel Hill Third GradersAbout 100 third graders filed into the library Wednesday at Rashkis Elementary School for a special guest reading to cheer on the students during the school's read-a-thon. Paige read ‘Salt in His Shoes’ about the struggles of a young man who turned out to be legendary Tar Heel basketball player Michael Jordan. Paige spoke to the third graders about the importance of reading. (Chapelboro.com)
Video: “Amazing” - Coach K RemixCoach K came to his post-game press conference following the loss to Syracuse ready with a simple one-word description: Amazing. Some are guessing he was talking about the officiating, specifically two non-calls late in the game. Here are a few other non-calls they thought might be worthy of the “amazing” moniker. (SportsChannel 8)
Video: Best UNC Dunker - Michael Jordan, Jerry Stackhouse, Vince Carter?From Michael Jordan to Jerry Stackhouse and Vince Carter, UNC basketball has been known for high-flying, electrifying, dunkers. In this installment of #Dunkuary, current Tar Heel stars Kennedy Meeks and Justin Jackson judge a dunk contest of some of the greatest dunks from the Tar Heels over the years.
The Brain Trust Podcast: Episode 3Each week, ABC11 Sports Director Mark Armstrong talks with guest hosts about basketball in the ACC and beyond. Justin Watts has it in cruise control as the Tar Heels are playing at a high level. Hear why he thinks guys like Joel Berry, Nate Britt and Isaiah Hicks are helping to power the top team in the ACC. Fun stuff from him on Roy's bench tirades. (ABC 11)
UNC-NC State game leads cable sports TV ratings for Saturday January 16, 2016North Carolina State-North Carolina (1.43 million viewers), NFL Countdown (1.26 million viewers), Notre Dame-Duke (1.17 million viewers) lead cable sports TV ratings for Saturday January 16, 2016. (Sports TV Ratings)
Could UNC win out in the ACC?North Carolina has 13 games left. All ACC contests. At 5-0 in the conference, the Tar Heels are tops in ACC. Behind them are Virginia Tech and Louisville, who both have only one loss. A quick glimpse at Carolina's remaining schedule and it's not crazy to think: Can UNC win out and finish the season 29-2 before heading into the ACC tournament? (Carolina Blue)
Former UNC Stars Still Love Chipotle "In Sickness and in Health"John Henson has been on the Chipotle bandwagon for years, going back to his days at UNC with fellow future NBA players Harrison Barnes, now a Warriors forward, and Kendall Marshall, a 76ers guard. "That's how we became friends in school, man,” Henson said. “It wasn't the basketball team. We all had a common interest of Chipotle." (Sporting News)
Preview & Prediction: #2 UNC vs Wake ForestWake Forest presents some elements that could cause UNC to struggle. Devin Thomas can be a beast on the boards and is capable of gobbling up rebounds. Konstantinos Mitoglou is 6-10 and a 37% three-point shooter which will force one of the Tar Heel big men to operate away from the basket on defense. Prediction: UNC 101, Wake Forest 77 (Tar Heel Blog)
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