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North Carolina-Wake Forest Preview

North Carolina has shown it doesn't need to play its best to continue a unbeaten start in the ACC, but that's in part because it has yet to face the conference's best. The second-ranked Tar Heels will go at least eight games into league play without seeing a ranked opponent, a stretch that continues Wednesday night against Wake Forest. (Yahoo! Sports)

Previewing Wake Forest

No. 2 North Carolina aims for its 10th-straight victory on Wednesday when Tobacco Road rival Wake Forest comes to town. Tip-off at the Smith Center is set for 7 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN2. Wake Forest enters Wednesday’s contest with a 10-7 (1-4 ACC) record. The Demon Deacons accumulated some solid wins during nonconference play. (Inside Carolina)

Meeks Key to UNC's Success

Don’t look now, but Kennedy Meeks is quietly having the best year of his career. The junior from Charlotte missed seven straight games from mid-December to early January with a knee injury. After assimilating back into the lineup against Syracuse, Meeks was back in full form against N.C. State when he scored 23 points in 30 minutes. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Winning By Committee

If you ask UNC men’s basketball coach Roy Williams about his team’s identity – he’ll tell you. “The identity of this team is that we have no identity,” he said. “It just changes game to game who we’re going to depend on and who’s going to get it done.” Through 18 games this season, the Tar Heels have had seven different players lead the team in scoring. (Chapelboro.com)

30 years of hoops at the Smith Center

In 2000, an abundance of snow led to a mostly student-filled Smith Center in a win against Maryland. In 2014, snow delayed the Duke home game eight days and raised tensions. UNC went on to claim a 74-66 victory over No. 5 Duke. (Daily Tar Heel)

Marcus Paige Nominated for Senior CLASS Award

Marcus Paige is double-majoring in history and media and journalism. He is a two-time second-team Academic All-American, a three-time All-ACC Academic Team selection and was the 2015 Skip Prosser Award winner as the top men’s basketball scholar-athlete in the ACC. He has been on the ACC Academic Honor Roll in all three seasons with a GPA above 3.0. (Senior CLASS Award)

Video: Kennedy Deserves a MEEKSTAPE - Highlights from N.C. State Win

In his first start since returning from a knee injury, Kennedy Meeks scored a game-high 23 points with 6 rebounds and 3 blocks to lead the Tar Heels to a victory over NC State. View Video...

ESPN College Basketball Power Rankings: Jan. 19

Something seems off about this installment of Power Rankings. Could it be that there's a new No. 1? Nope. That isn't anything new in this wild and wacky season. It's your turn, North Carolina. Could it be that Kentucky is all the way down at No. 25? Well, that does seem odd, but that's not it, either. Hang on...where's Duke? (ESPN.com)

Wake Forest Visits UNC Wednesday

North Carolina will go for its 10th win in a row and try to continue its best ACC start under Roy Williams when it hosts Wake Forest (10-7, 1-4) on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels and Demon Deacons will tip off just after 7 p.m. in the Smith Center. Bob Wichusen and LaPhonso Ellis will call the game for an ESPN2 national television audience. (GoHeels.com)

Kennedy Meeks thrived when needed the most

The Tar Heels were tied 29-29 with the Wolfpack going into the half. Then it was the Kennedy Meeks show. He scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half and was 10-of-16 for the game. It was all inside stuff --- passes and dishes in the paint, deep post-ups, quick post moves, and offensive rebound put-backs. It was clinic on interior dominance. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams Live: Joel James Out vs. Wake Forest

Senior forward Joel James will not play in No. 2 UNC’s game against Wake Forest on Wednesday due to injury, according to Roy Williams. “He’s not going to play against Wake Forest,” Williams said during his weekly radio show. “He’s got an Achilles problem that’s been sore, and we’re just going to hold him out and see if it will improve through the rest of the week.” (Inside Carolina)

UNC Flashback: Smith Center's Grand Opening

Hollywood couldn’t have scripted the scene any better. It was Saturday afternoon, January 18, 1986 and the North Carolina Tar Heels were hosting the Duke Blue Devils in the long anticipated, oft-delayed unveiling of the Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center, better known as the Dean Dome. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels are No. 2 in AP, Coaches Poll

North Carolina (16-2) comes in at No. 2 in both this week's AP and Coaches Poll. The AP Poll reads No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 2 UNC, No. 3 Kansas, No. 4 Villanova, No. 5 Xavier. The USA Today Coaches Poll reads No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 2 UNC, No. 3 Kansas, No. 4 Villanova, No. 5 Maryland. The Tar Heels are riding a nine game winning streak and are 5-0 in the ACC. (Carolina Blue)

The Top Smith Center Moments

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the first game in the Smith Center. We're asking Tar Heel fans to vote on their favorite memories from the building. Please read through the following options and then rank your choices here. (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: Where It Began

It’s hard to imagine now that the Dean Smith Center could ever have opened against any opponent other than Duke. Of course the Blue Devils had to be the first opponent on Jan. 18, 1986, thirty years ago today. That’s the only possible way to open a new building for North Carolina basketball. But that was never the plan (GoHeels.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 76
Notre Dame: 80
Sat, Feb 6 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Boston College
Tue, Feb 9, 8:00 ET ACCN Tickets

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

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

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Miami (FL)75
at Georgia Tech68
FINAL
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(2) North Carolina8-219-4
(19) Louisville8-219-4
(9) Virginia8-319-4
(17) Miami7-318-4
Notre Dame7-416-7
Clemson7-414-9
Pittsburgh6-417-5
Duke6-417-6
Florida State6-516-7
Syracuse6-516-8
Virginia Tech5-613-11
Georgia Tech2-812-11
NC State2-912-12
Wake Forest1-1010-13
Boston College0-107-16

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