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Box Score: Georgia Tech 75, North Carolina 63

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 75-63 ACC-opening loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday in Atlanta. (View Box Score)

Tar Heels ready to see what ACC play has in store

North Carolina coach Roy Williams has been harping on several topics for weeks with his Tar Heels and the players say the message has been delivered. With this afternoon’s Atlantic Coast Conference opener at Georgia Tech, the Tar Heels insist they’re ready for this next phase of the season. “This is where it really counts,” swingman Justin Jackson said. “ (Burlington Times News)

Three to know: No. 9 North Carolina at Georgia Tech

With 13.1 points and 9.2 rebounds per game, Kennedy Meeks has been a bright spot for UNC this season. After the departure of program mainstay Brice Johnson, he’s been asked to shoulder a heavier load and he’s proven to be up to the task. However, today’s game will mark a stiff test as he’ll draw the assignment against Yellow Jackets center Ben Lammers. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tar Heels Open ACC Basketball Play At Georgia Tech

North Carolina is 12-2 and begins ACC play on Saturday at Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets are 8-4 and also are playing their first conference game. Carolina leads the series against Georgia Tech, 66-23, including 13-8 under coach Roy Williams. The Tar Heels have won the last seven games against the Yellow Jackets, including 2013, 2014 and 2016 in Atlanta. (GoHeels.com)

Justin Jackson reaping the rewards of a summer of hard work

Ask UNC coach Roy Williams about Justin Jackson’s shooting and he’ll answer with bewilderment. Saying that he expects every shot the 6-foot-8 junior takes to drop through, he doesn’t get how Jackson only shot 29.7 percent from beyond the arc during his first two seasons in Chapel Hill. “It just hasn’t gone in,” Williams said. This season, it has. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: Marcus Paige hits game-winning 3 in double overtime

Former Tar Heel guard Marcus Paige scores 16 points including the game-winning 3 pointer with 0.2 seconds left in double overtime to lift the Salt Lake City Stars over the Sioux Falls Skyforce 110-109 Friday in the NBA D-League. Read More...

Know Your Opponent: Georgia Tech

While Georgia Tech has avoided any truly awful losses, the 8-4 record lacks much in the way of heft. The overtime win at VCU is GT's only top-200 KenPom win, and the Jackets have dropped one-sided games to middling foes Tennessee and Georgia. In its last non-conference tilt, Tech had to rally in the final minutes for a 59-52 win over 1-12 North Carolina A&T. (GoHeels.com)

UNC vs. Georgia Tech Preview

The road to back-to-back ACC regular-season titles starts for No. 9 North Carolina in Atlanta on New Year’s Eve. The matchup with Georgia Tech tips at noon. The Yellow Jackets come into their matchup with UNC riding a two-game winning streak, but coach Josh Pastner’s team has yet to put a streak of more than three consecutive wins together this season. (Inside Carolina)

UNC basketball non-conference recap

Carolina is 12-2 overall. The Tar Heels are one of five teams that rank in the top 10 in both offensive (118.6) and defensive (90.5) efficiency according to Ken Pomeroy. The reason why is UNC’s performance across the four factors—the building blocks of efficiency. (The Secondary Break)

Roy Williams gives update on Theo Pinson's progress

Roy Williams said Friday that injured junior guard Theo Pinson is expected to be back in action within “two or three weeks, at most.” Talking with reporters on a conference call in preparation for the ninth-ranked Tar Heels’ ACC opener Saturday at Georgia Tech, Williams said that Pinson worked through some offensive plays during a shootaround on Wednesday. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC, Stanford Schedule Home-And-Home Basketball Series

Stanford and North Carolina have agreed on a home-and-home series to be played over the next two seasons, it was announced on Friday. The Cardinal will host the Tar Heels on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at Maples Pavilion. The second game in the series will be played in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (Stanford Athletics)

Justin Jackson Taking Command for UNC

Through North Carolina’s first 14 games, Justin Jackson leads the Tar Heels with 17.5 points per game. It’s been over the course of his last five games, though, where the Texas-native has shined brightest. “I think he’s more aggressive and that’s what we talked about all offseason,” Roy Williams said at his press conference on Friday. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Top Five Columns of 2016

I think I’d be writing about Carolina sports as therapy even if there was no GoHeels.com. In looking back at the columns from 2016, I felt reasonably confident that the postgame column from the loss to Villanova would have the biggest readership. I had no idea about the others. Here are, then, the five most-read columns of the year. Thanks to everyone for reading. (Adam Lucas)

ACC Basketball: Five things we've learned

A week ago, if you had to pick which teams would give Duke the most serious challenge for the ACC crown, the answer likely would have been No. 9 North Carolina and No. 6 Louisville. Led by Joel Berry, Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks, UNC looked sturdy. And following its win against Kentucky, Louisville jumped in the rankings and had the look of a contender. (Fayetteville Observer)

King Rice: "I am a proud, proud, proud Carolina man"

It started with a long, extended, kind of awkward silence. King Rice, Monmouth's head coach and the former UNC point guard, gathered his thoughts inside a packed press room in the depths of the Dean Dome late on Wednesday night. Rice's Hawks had just fallen 102-74 to UNC. (Carolina Blue)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 85
Syracuse: 68
Mon, Jan 16 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Boston College
Sat, Jan 21, 12:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26, 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Jan 28, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Syracuse68
at #9 UNC85
FINAL
Lydon (Syracuse) 26 pts; Jackson (UNC) 19 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(15) Notre Dame5-016-2
(9) North Carolina5-117-3
(10) Florida State4-116-2
(12) Louisville3-215-3
(16) Virginia3-213-3
Georgia Tech3-211-6
Syracuse3-311-8
Miami2-211-4
(18) Duke2-314-4
Virginia Tech2-313-4
Boston College2-39-9
NC State1-412-6
Pittsburgh1-412-6
Clemson1-411-6
Wake Forest1-410-7

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