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Tar Heels To Face Kansas State Tuesday

North Carolina will look to capture the championship of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic when it faces Kansas State on Tuesday night at the Sprint Center in Kansas Center. The Tar Heels advanced to Tuesday’s title game with an 80-69 victory over Northwestern on Monday. Kansas State beat Missouri, 66-42, to advance to face UNC. Tipoff is scheduled for 10 p.m. Eastern Time. (GoHeels.com)

Preview & Prediction: #9 UNC vs Kansas State

The Wildcats are much closer to the Tar Heels' preferred pace of play averaging 71.6 possessions per game. A game played at over 70 possessions usually benefits UNC. After the loss to Northern Iowa, UNC can finish off this three game road trip with a win and with eyes on a Marcus Paige return against Maryland on December 1st. Prediction: UNC 85, Kansas State 70 (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Basketball Game and Team Notes

Joel Berry II has scored in double figures in four of five games this season. As a freshman he scored in double figures one time. Nate Britt is 10 for 20 from three-point range this season. Theo Pinson made seven three-pointers last season but is 6 for 14 from beyond the arc this season. Brice Johnson has four double-doubles in five games this season and 14 in his career. (Carolina Blue)

Previewing Kansas State

No. 1 North Carolina looks to add the CBE Hall of Fame Classic trophy to its resume when it plays Kansas State in the title game on Tuesday. Tip-off at the is at 10 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN2. Kansas State enters Tuesday’s contest with a 4-0 record. The Wildcats have won all four of their games by double digits. (Inside Carolina)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Kansas State

Unlike the previous three opponents UNC has faced, Kansas State struggles quite a bit on the offensive end. The Wildcats come in hitting just 27% from beyond the arc and just 42% on all shots. The bigger challenge for UNC will be on the interior. Kansas State is a match for UNC on the backboards with an offensive rebounding rate of 39.3% while collecting 76.2% of opponent misses. (Tar Heel Blog)

J.P. Tokoto is Dunking on Everybody in the D-League

In case you missed it, J.P. Tokoto, aka "Air Pierre" has been making some nice posters with OKC in the NBA D-League over the past week. The first poster came against the Austin Spurs and on Saturday he threw down a nasty dunk against the Texas Legends. J.P. also showed off his outside shot when he buried a buzzer beating 3-pointer at the end of the 1st half. (Ball Is Life)

UNC 80 Northwestern 69: Three Things We Learned

Justin Jackson's slump is over. That all changed Saturday with 25 points in the loss to Northern Iowa. Jackson was 9-15 from the floor and a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line. The sophomore wing followed up that performance with a 21 point outburst against Northwestern. Jackson showed his versatility as a scorer, getting baskets from all over the court. (Tar Heel Blog)

Marcus Paige Updates Status

Carolina will host Maryland on Dec. 1 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge in a top-10 showdown. "We're aiming for next week" on Marcus Paige's return, Roy Williams told Jones Angell on the Tar Heel Sports Network before the Northwestern game. "I would say it's in the 90s (percentage) that I do play," Paige said. "It would be very tough for me not to be out on that court." (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: Active Jackson

“Coach Robinson said it perfectly,” Justin Jackson said. “When I go out and play with energy on both ends of the court, it gets me going and gets me into the game a little more.” That’s exactly what happened against the Wildcats. The sophomore got in a perfect offensive rhythm, creating easy shots both for himself and for his teammates. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams On UNC's Win Over Northwestern

Roy Williams: "We had three good stretches where we were good on the offensive end and the defensive end. We also had two stretches where we were terrible defensively. I thought Justin Jackson, who everyone wanted me to be worried about five days ago, has played pretty well the last two games: 21 and 13 tonight and six offensive rebounds is something I always love to have." (Inside Carolina)

Justin Jackson Finding his Groove

After setting a career high with 25 points in Saturday’s loss in Cedar Falls, Justin Jackson was once again the aggressor against the Wildcats at the Sprint Center, consistently finding the weak spots in their zone and attacking the rim. He finished with 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting to go along with a career-high 13 rebounds. (Inside Carolina)

No. 9 Tar Heels beat Northwestern 80-69 in CBE Classic semis

Justin Jackson had 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead a balanced effort for ninth-ranked North Carolina, which bounced back from a surprising loss over the weekend to beat Northwestern 80-69 on Monday night in the CBE Classic semifinals. North Carolina will play Kansas State for the tournament title Tuesday night. (Associated Press)

Ross' Rapid Reactions: UNC vs. Northwestern

Theo Pinson is taking over where J.P. Tokoto left off in terms of assist production. He had five assists in the first half and always looked for the extra pass for the better shot. His no-look assist in the second half through two defenders to Kennedy Meeks is one of the better assists you'll see all season. Pinson finished with eight assists, but had four turnovers. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Tar Heels Down Northwestern, 80-69 - Highlights

Justin Jackson (21 pts, 13 rebs) was one of six Tar Heels to score in double-figures as Carolina took down the Northwestern Wildcats 80-69 in the semifinals of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic on November 23, 2015. View Video...

Recap: UNC 80, Northwestern 69

After struggling through three games, Justin Jackson has back-to-back 20 point games. On the evening, the sophomore scored 21 points and collected 13 rebounds for his first career double-double. Jackson also chipped in four assists and was key in breaking the Wildcat zone. Brice Johnson also recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. (Tar Heel Blog)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 80
Kansas State: 70
Tue, Nov 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Maryland
Tue, Dec 1, 9:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Davidson
Sun, Dec 6, 6:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

UNC @ Texas
Sat, Dec 12, 5:15 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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at UCLA77
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Virginia Tech0-03-1
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