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Justin Jackson Building Awards Resume

Justin Jackson scored a team-high 21 points, using his body to get to the rim and using his shot to rattle home several 3-pointers. It was the seventh time in nine games that Jackson had scored 20 or more points, and it was the 10th time he had made at least four 3-pointers. He’s quick to credit UNC strength and conditioning coach Jonas Sahratian for his body development. (Inside Carolina)

The Primary Break: UNC-Louisville Quick Takes

With his 14-point, 10-rebound double-double, Kennedy Meeks passed Rusty Clark on both the all-time scoring and rebounding lists. He moved into the top 10 in rebounding with 939 in his UNC career. He should pass Eric Montross (941) for ninth place in UNC’s next game at Pitt. The top 8 all have 1,000+ career rebounds (Brad Daugherty is eighth with 1,003). (The Secondary Break)

Video: Rick Pitino Post-UNC Press Conference

Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino speaks with the media following the Cardinals' 74-63 loss to North Carolina on Wednesday night in Chapel Hill. View Video...

UNC-Louisville Postgame Notes

This is the 25th time overall and the 10th time in 14 years under Roy Williams the Tar Heels have won at least 12 ACC regular-season games. The win was the 807th of Williams’ career. He passed Eddie Sutton for the eighth-most wins as a Division I head coach in college basketball history. Carolina is now 11-2 under Roy Williams in top-10 games (AP) in the Smith Center. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams supports Rick Pitino in spat with fan

A halftime incident involving Louisville coach Rick Pitino and a North Carolina fan spilled into the postgame conversation Wednesday night at the Smith Center. Pitino became enraged when exiting the court during his team’s eventual 74-63 loss, a result that prevented the seventh-ranked Cardinals from pulling even with No. 8 North Carolina in the ACC standings. (Burlington Times News)

Video: UNC Players Post-Louisville Interviews

Several North Carolina basketball players spoke with the media following the Tar Heels' 74-63 win over Louisville on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. Here are their video interviews: Justin Jackson, Joel Berry, Kennedy Meeks, Nate Britt

Roy Williams apologizes to Rick Pitino after incident with fan

UNC coach Roy Williams apologized to his Louisville counterpart, Rick Pitino, after Wednesday’s 74-63 victory for a halftime incident with a fan that left the Cardinals’ coach steamed. With his team trailing 33-30, Pitino left the court when a fan along the baseline said something that irked him. Pitino shouted back, having to be restrained by security. (Fayetteville Observer)

Lucas: ACC After Dark

Welcome back, old ACC. It’s 11 p.m. and do you know where your Tar Heels and 21,269 of their closest friends might be? They’re in the Smith Center, standing and roaring, not worried that tomorrow is a school day or there’s an 8 a.m. meeting or traffic in the Bowles Lot is going to be sticky. There aren’t many things in life for which you’d endure this. (GoHeels.com)

UNC-Louisville Postgame Quotes

Roy Williams: "I just heard about one fan being ejected at halftime, yelling something at Rick (Pitino). I don’t like that. I mean we’re North Carolina, we don’t have to be like everyone else. You can raise Cain and you can boo, but you don’t have to say stuff that we as coaches have to put up with. I hope that never happens again at North Carolina. I apologize to Rick." (GoHeels.com)

UNC stakes their claim to the title of ‘nation’s best’ with No. 7 Louisville beatdown

UNC is not a sexy pick, they’re not the favorite in Vegas and they may finally crack the No. 1 seed line in all bracket projections after beating No. 7 Louisville 74-63 on Wednesday night, but at this point, I’m not sure that the Tar Heels aren’t the best team in college basketball. ‘The Best Team In College Basketball’ is not an easy title to earn this season. (NBC Sports)

Video: Rick Pitino Responds to Reporters About Fan Heckling At North Carolina

Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino talks with reporters following the Cardinals' loss to North Carolina about his altercation with a UNC fan halftime who was heckling Pitino. View Video...

UNC Handles No. 7 Louisville in Top 10 Showdown , Now Two Games Clear Atop ACC Standings

In a physical battle between the top two ACC teams, the eighth-ranked Tar Heels defeated the No. 7 Louisville Cardinals 74-63 at the Smith Center on Wednesday night. Junior forward Justin Jackson led the scoring charge with 21 points for UNC, including a huge three-pointer that stretched the lead to 15 points with just under five minutes remaining. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Louisville Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 74-63 win over Louisville on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

Video: North Carolina Runs Away From Louisville, 74-63 - Highlights

Justin Jackson scored a game-high 21 points and Kennedy Meeks chipped in his usual double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds) to lead North Carolina to a 74-63 win over Louisville in Chapel Hill on February 22, 2017. View Video...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Louisville

That may turn out to be a monumental win for the Tar Heels. UNC's 74-63 win over Louisville wasn't artistic and wasn't the type you'll remember forever, but it had big, big implications for the rest of the season. And it wasn't one particular player who carried the Tar Heels. Justin Jackson led with 21 points, but three other Tar Heels also worked their way into double figures. (GoHeels.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Louisville: 63
Wed, Feb 22 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Pittsburgh
Sat, Feb 25, 12:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC @ Virginia
Mon, Feb 27, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Duke
Sat, Mar 4, 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(8) North Carolina12-324-5
(7) Louisville10-522-6
(10) Duke10-522-6
(19) Florida State10-522-6
(21) Notre Dame10-521-7
Miami9-619-8
Syracuse9-717-12
Virginia Tech8-719-8
(18) Virginia8-718-9
Georgia Tech7-816-12
Wake Forest7-916-12
Pittsburgh4-1115-13
Clemson4-1114-13
NC State4-1215-14
Boston College2-139-19

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