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Lucas: Rapid Reactions: UNC vs. Texas A&M

If you remember the Michigan State game in Portland, Sunday's game should have looked very familiar. Texas A&M completely dominated Carolina in every way possible in handing the Tar Heels just the program's second NCAA Tournament defeat in the state of North Carolina. It wasn't much of a secret all year that the Tar Heels were susceptible to big teams. (GoHeels.com)

Texas A&M stuns reigning champ UNC 86-65 in NCAA 2nd round

T.J. Starks scored 21 points and Texas A&M overpowered North Carolina inside, upsetting the reigning national champions 86-65 Sunday in the NCAA Tournament to mark the second straight year a title holder missed the Sweet 16. The seventh-seeded Aggies (22-12) did everything they had to do to hand the Tar Heels a rare loss in a home-state NCAA game. (Associated Press)

Box Score: Texas A&M 86, North Carolina 65

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 86-65 season-ending loss to Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday in Charlotte. (View Box Score)

Texas A&M hopes to end reign of defending champ UNC

A year ago, when then-freshman forward Robert Williams closed his eyes and mulled whether to stay at Texas A&M or leave for the NBA, he envisioned Sunday. "You couldn't ask for a bigger blessing than to play the defending champs in the NCAA Tournament." The seventh-seeded Aggies take on second-seeded UNC on Sunday with a berth in the Sweet 16 on the line. (Houston Chronicle)

March 18, 1995: “I’M BACK” The GOAT returns.

March 18, 1995 will forever be remembered as the day Michael Jordan announced his return to basketball after a nearly 18-month hiatus. His return was anticipated but not certain, coming just eight days after he announced the end of his baseball career. Jordan had won three titles and MVP awards. He had broken numerous records. His legacy was historic. (Air Jordan)

Showing off their leggings: It's all about fashion, rather than performance

According to a GQ article, former Carolina star Jerry Stackhouse is credited as one of the first to adopt them full-time to keep his muscles warm and avoid injury. While a few UNC players mentioned the possibility of compression helping with injuries, none were terribly committed to that benefit and athletic trainer Doug Halverson set the record straight. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Theo Pinson Comes Close Again

Theo Pinson had come close before, even multiple times this season. Pinson fell just four assists shy of a triple-double in UNC's 78-59 victory over Syracuse in the ACC Tournament. And in helping the Tar Heels to an 84-66 win over Lipscomb in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, he flirted with the feat once again. This time, he came closer than ever before. (GoHeels.com)

NCAA Tournament Second Round Tipoff Times & TV Listings

There are 5 ACC teams playing in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Here are the tipoff times and TV schedules for all this weekend's games, including UNC, Syracuse, Clemson, Florida State, and Duke: Read More...

Aggies look to overcome North Carolina mystique in second-round matchup

North Carolina’s lineage and history are as rich as any college basketball program in the country. Michael Jordan is among the Tar Heels decedents. So are Sam Perkins, James Worthy, Antwan Jamison and Phil Ford. And none of them will be on the court when seven-seed Texas A&M clashes with the defending national champion and second-seeded Tar Heels. (TexAgs)

Heels set for upset-minded Aggies

The rebounding battle figures to be a major factor in which team between North Carolina and Texas A&M earns a berth in the Sweet 16. The Tar Heels are first nationally in rebounds per game (and second in rebound margin, while the Aggies are fourth and 19th. But although both are strong rebounding squads, they go about hitting the boards with different styles. (Fayetteville Observer)

Veteran Tar Heels use Virginia as example

Watching No. 16 seed UMBC's historic upset of No. 1 and top overall seed Virginia unfold drove home the point that Joel Berry was trying to make with younger players. ‘We’ve got to be ready to play, just by looking at these games, you can tell the lower seeds are coming to play,” said Berry, whose second-seeded team will face No. 7 Texas A&M in Charlotte today. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Tar Heels’ security blanket? Charlotte has long been the answer

As the third-winningest team in NCAA basketball history with 2,206 victories, North Carolina has been good in a lot of cities. But the Tar Heels have been at their best in Charlotte. On Sunday in the NCAA tournament second round against Texas A&M, UNC will seek its 16th straight victory in the Queen City and a chance to improve its record to 142-19 in the city since 1956. (Gaston Gazette)

Video: Kennedy Meeks Scores Career-High 25 for Raptors 905

Former North Carolina forward and 2017 national champion Kennedy Meeks scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors G-League affiliate Raptors 905 to a 118-114 win over the Northern Arizona Suns on Friday. The Raptors 905 are coached by former UNC great Jerry Stackhouse. Read More...

UNC's Freshman Bigs Ready for Aggies Frontcourt Challenge

During North Carolina's 84-66 first round win over Lipscomb, UNC freshman center Sterling Manley was calling for his own rebounds. "Sterling played big-time yesterday," Theo Pinson said. "There were times he was telling us to move because he wanted the rebound. I was like, ‘All right, get it, big fella,'" Pinson added. "That’s the aggressiveness we need from him." (Inside Carolina)

Why Texas A&M could be a problem for UNC

Roy Williams said he had trouble sleeping after he watched the tape of Texas A&M's 73-69 win over Providence in the first round. The Aggies have the kind of size UNC normally does. With a pair of big, athletic forwards, the Tar Heels’ undersized lineup will be taxed. Matching up with bigger teams has been an issue for UNC with its small-ball lineup this season. (Charlotte Observer)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

UNC @ Elon
Fri, Nov 9, TBD

UNC vs. Stanford
Mon, Nov 12, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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