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Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Notre Dame

That one hurts much more than Monday's loss at Louisville. Carolina should've won Saturday night's game at Notre Dame, and had a 15-point lead late in the first half and nine points at halftime. But the Irish fought back and won an 80-76 decision. Carolina is a good rebounding team. But they haven't been in the past two games. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Marcus Paige Scores Game-High 21 vs. Notre Dame

Marcus Paige broke out of his slump, scoring a game-high 21 points - including 5/8 from deep - against Notre Dame on February 6, 2016. View Video...

Box Score: Notre Dame 80, North Carolina 76

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 80-76 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday in South Bend. (View Box Score)

Midseason Review: Nate Britt

North Carolina backup point guard Nate Britt has been smart with the basketball this season. Of the eight players who average at least 15 minutes per game, Britt commits the fewest turnovers per game at 0.9 per contest. Britt gives the Tar Heels an experienced floor general who fits right in whenever Marcus Paige or Joel Berry needs a rest. (Carolina Blue)

Remaining Schedule Features Multiple Tests For UNC

On the back-end of their ACC schedule, the Tar Heels will have two matchups with teams currently ranked in the Top 20 of the AP poll, plus two games against Duke and contests against Notre Dame and Pittsburgh. As UNC prepares for the final month of the regular season, what can it expect in its last nine games? (Today's U)

Jay Bilas with high praise for North Carolina basketball

ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas was asked on SportsCenter on Saturday prior to UNC's matchup with Notre Dame which team he thought had the best chance to win the national championship. He went with the Tar Heels. "I happen to think it’s North Carolina,” Bilas said. “North Carolina doesn’t shoot the ball as well as they need to, but they get the ball inside." (Carolina Blue)

UNC at Notre Dame, three to know preview

UNC's second stop during a stretch of three straight road games is the site for ESPN's College Gameday. The Tar Heels suffered their first ACC loss Monday, falling 71-65 at Louisville. "We got our tails beat the last game," UNC coach Roy Williams said. "If you don't step up right now, there's something wrong with you." (Fayetteville Observer)

Preview & Prediction: #2 UNC at Notre Dame

In a game where defensive stops will be extremely valuable, protecting the defensive glass will be paramount. Notre Dame rebounds just 33% of its misses, however, offensive rebounds are ripe for easy putbacks or open threes. When facing a team as efficient as Notre Dame, when there is a chance to end the possession, UNC must do it. Prediction: UNC 88, Notre Dame 82 (Tar Heel Blog)

Know Your Opponent: Notre Dame

Notre Dame has the No. 1 offense in America, scoring almost 1.19 points per possession in conference play. Junior Demetrius Jackson has inherited the lead guard role and has hit the ground running to the tune of 16.0 points per game and a 2.6-to-1 assist-turnover ratio. Senior big man Zach Auguste is good for a double-double nightly. (GoHeels.com)

Audio: A chat with Jones Angell

Chapel Hill Magazine's Andrea Griffith Cash looks ahead to the rest of Carolina basketball’s tough ACC schedule with Jones Angell, the Voice of the Tar Heels. (Chapel Hill Magazine)

Tar Heels, Notre Dame look to regain form

Even with No. 2 North Carolina and Notre Dame coming off losses, there’s all the hype one could imagine for tonight’s matchup. It’s a clash between teams that met in last March’s ACC Tournament final, with Notre Dame picking up its first conference tournament title in program history. This time, ESPN’s College GameDay is on hand for festivities at South Bend, Ind. (Burlington Times News)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Notre Dame

Notre Dame is both the best and worst kind of team for UNC to face. The worst part is the Irish play small and love the three point shot. As a team Notre Dame is hitting 38% of threes with a 3PA% of 34.7. This will obviously give UNC trouble in terms of guarding the three. Of course UNC has the personnel to go small and counter the Irish to some extent. (Tar Heel Blog)

Sports Illustrated Power Rankings: No. 3 UNC

The Tar Heels have been plagued by abysmal long-range shooting in ACC play, making just 23.5% of their three-point attempts. In Monday’s loss to Louisville they went 3-for-17 from deep, and this grid shows the guarded-or-unguarded nature of those attempts. A handful of them are questionable, but it seems like mostly a case of guys missing good looks. (Sports Illustrated)

Brey: Notre Dame not intimidated by No. 2 North Carolina

Beating second-ranked North Carolina on Saturday doesn't look as formidable as it once might have for Notre Dame, not after defeating the Tar Heels twice last year. The first victory in Chapel Hill in early January last year helped launch the Fighting Irish to one of their best seasons. The second victory came in the ACC tournament title game. (Associated Press)

Vince Carter helping Grizzlies, hopes to get 20 years in NBA

Vince Carter is sometimes taken aback. There have been times this season when opposing teams and fans on the road have paid homage to his career as if Carter plans to retire after this season. "It's a little weird," Carter said. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)

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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