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UNC vs. Chattanooga Preview

No. 6 North Carolina returns to Chapel Hill for its home opener against a dangerous Chattanooga team on Sunday. Tip-off at the Dean E. Smith Center is set for 4 p.m. The Mocs arrive in Chapel Hill with a veteran squad boasting five senior starters, including their top three scorers from last season’s 29-6 team that lost to Indiana in the NCAA Tournament’s first round. (Inside Carolina)

The Potential +/- Impact of Theo Pinson’s Injury

With the announcement that Theo Pinson is out indefinitely with a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot, Roy Williams loses his most versatile rotational piece. Overall in 2015-16, UNC’s minutes were split nearly equally between Pinson on the floor and him on the bench. As seen in this table, UNC was significantly better during his on-court minutes. (The Secondary Break)

Joel Berry Leading by Example

Vocal leadership hasn’t come easy for junior point guard Joel Berry, who is stepping into the great void left by Marcus Paige. Leading with his play, however, has long been second nature. “It has been a little bit of a challenge, but I’ve been getting a lot better at it,” Berry said after the win. “I’ve just got to know that the guys believe in me and believe in what I do.” (Inside Carolina)

Harrison Barnes has been worth every penny the Mavericks gave him — so far

But there always was a sense that the No. 7 pick in the 2012 NBA draft — a player who once was compared to a young Kobe Bryant in his formative basketball years, and then spent two years at North Carolina — would never quite be able to unlock the talent that seemed to lie within his body that appeared perfectly crafted to be an elite NBA wing player. (Washington Post)

UNC-Tulane: Tar Heel Tidbits

Roy Williams said after the game that he’d rather not have played Joel Berry 30 minutes, but said that first-half foul trouble (2) to Seventh Woods forced his hand. Woods played 10 minutes on the night. Senior Nate Britt scored just 1 point, but he had 5 assists and no turnovers in 18 minutes. That’s an example of why he’s so valuable to the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Lucas: What Meeks Inherits

It’s true that Justin Jackson and Joel Berry were terrific offensively against Tulane in New Orleans, but it’s also true that if you had to pick only one aspect of the 95-75 win that absolutely must continue in order for the Tar Heels to succeed this year, it would probably be Kennedy Meeks’ rebounding, especially in the second half. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Tulane Press Conference

North Carolina coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 95-75 season-opening win over Tulane on Friday night in New Orleans. View Video...

Recap: UNC 95, Tulane 75

The Tar Heels assisted on 23 of 34 made field goals. Unselfish play was expected from the team and UNC lived up to that billing. UNC's stars stepped up and Justin Jackson's deep shooting was huge. Carolina pushed the ball well. Both Joel Berry and Seventh Woods moved the ball up the court at every opportunity. UNC size advantage was clear. (Carolina Blue)

3 things to know from UNC's season-opening win over Tulane

UNC’s experience stood out. While most other college basketball teams are getting used to playing with each other or getting the kinks out of certain lineups, the Tar Heels are already in midseason form. North Carolina’s starting five barely missed a beat despite the losses of Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige to graduation and Theo Pinson to injury. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Tyler Hansbrough

With the 2016-17 season opener for the men's basketball team on Friday night at Tulane, the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast is hoops-centric and features an in-depth interview with Tyler Hansbrough, UNC and the ACC's career scoring leader. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Jones Angell and Adam Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Tar Heels Shoot Past Tulane, 95-75 - Highlights

Justin Jackson (27 points) and Joel Berry (23 points) both set career-highs as North Carolina earned a 95-75 victory at Tulane to begin the season on November 11, 2016 View Video...

Justin Jackson scores career-high 27, No. 6 UNC beats Tulane, 95-75

Justin Jackson scored a career-high 27 points, hitting four 3-pointers amid an array of shots from inside and out, and No. 6 North Carolina never trailed its overmatched host, defeating Tulane 95-75 on Friday in the regular season opener for both teams. Joel Berry had a career-high 23 points, Isaiah Hicks scored 16, and Kennedy Meeks grabbed 15 rebounds. (Associated Press)

Video: Justin Jackson Scores Career-High 27 Points at Tulane

North Carolina forward Justin Jackson started his junior season on the right foot, scoring a career-high 27 points (9/12 FG, 4/5 from beyond the arc) in the Tar Heels' 95-75 win at Tulane on November 11, 2016. View Video...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Tulane

Let's talk again in a month or so, but based purely off Friday night's win, is it possible Carolina is a little better from the perimeter than anyone expected? Joel Berry (four of seven from three on the way to a career-high 23 points) and Justin Jackson (four of five from three on the way to a career high 27 points) give the Tar Heels a pair of capable outside threats. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: North Carolina 95, Tulane 75

View the complete box score from North Carolina's season-opening 95-75 win over Tulane on Friday in New Orleans. (View Box Score)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 67
Indiana: 76
Wed, Nov 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Radford
Sun, Dec 4, 2:00 ET RSN

UNC vs. Davidson
Wed, Dec 7, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

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

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
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11:53 IN 2ND
Coppin State31
at Clemson68
10:10 IN 2ND
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ACC Basketball Standings
(5) Duke0-08-1
Notre Dame0-07-0
(3) North Carolina0-07-1
(6) Virginia0-07-1
(14) Louisville0-07-1
Florida State0-06-1
Virginia Tech0-06-1
Wake Forest0-06-2
NC State0-06-2
(22) Syracuse0-05-2
Georgia Tech0-04-3
Boston College0-04-3

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