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Could UNC win out in the ACC?

North Carolina has 13 games left. All ACC contests. At 5-0 in the conference, the Tar Heels are tops in ACC. Behind them are Virginia Tech and Louisville, who both have only one loss. A quick glimpse at Carolina's remaining schedule and it's not crazy to think: Can UNC win out and finish the season 29-2 before heading into the ACC tournament? (Carolina Blue)

Former UNC Stars Still Love Chipotle "In Sickness and in Health"

John Henson has been on the Chipotle bandwagon for years, going back to his days at UNC with fellow future NBA players Harrison Barnes, now a Warriors forward, and Kendall Marshall, a 76ers guard. "That's how we became friends in school, man,” Henson said. “It wasn't the basketball team. We all had a common interest of Chipotle." (Sporting News)

Preview & Prediction: #2 UNC vs Wake Forest

Wake Forest presents some elements that could cause UNC to struggle. Devin Thomas can be a beast on the boards and is capable of gobbling up rebounds. Konstantinos Mitoglou is 6-10 and a 37% three-point shooter which will force one of the Tar Heel big men to operate away from the basket on defense. Prediction: UNC 101, Wake Forest 77 (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC vs. Wake Forest, three to know preview

North Carolina has a one-game lead on Virginia Tech in the ACC standings, and Louisville is the only other team with one league loss. Wake Forest, meanwhile, is coming off a 28-point home loss to Syracuse. The Demon Deacons, who were 2-32 in ACC road games under former coach Jeff Bzdelik, are 0-11 under Danny Manning. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC starting to solve the Brice Johnson riddle

Practice at North Carolina can come with two sets of rules. One for Brice Johnson. One for the rest of the team. Johnson's tendency to operate on cruise control has been so frustrating for Roy Williams that he can't let up on the 6-foot-9 senior forward. It has been four years of the same prodding. The same searching for the right buttons to push to get Johnson motivated. (ESPN.com)

Know Your Opponent: Wake Forest

Wake Forest senior Devin Thomas is the team's leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 16.4 points and 10.5 boards per contest. Thomas does it the old-fashioned way - getting to the rim and getting to the foul line. The 6-9 forward is an above-average ball handler for his size and he draws better than eight fouls per game, tops in the ACC and sixth-most nationally (GoHeels.com)

UNC Player Profile: Brice Johnson

On Wednesday night, Wake Forest travels to Chapel Hill and plays against the 2nd ranked Tar Heels. Brice Johnson is leading the Heels this year both in points per game at 16.1, and rebounds per game at 9.7. The 6'9" senior forward is having an incredible year, and recently dominated Florida State with an impressive 39 point, 23 rebound performance. (Blogger So Dear)

Triangle basketball teams headed in different directions

Nate Britt is not the most publicized performer that comes off the deep North Carolina bench-that would be Isaiah Hicks, whose play in January has more than validated the attention he now gets from the media. But Britt brings a quality not seen in any other reserve. Nate Britt speeds up the game. And UNC is a much better team when playing faster. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Shooting woes don't bother Tar Heels

Diagnosing his shooting woes came down to simple observation for North Carolina’s all-time leader for 3-pointers. “I’m not missing left and right, I’m missing short and long, so I’ll figure it out,” said senior Marcus Paige, who’s a combined 2-for-17 in the Tar Heels’ last two games. (Burlington Times-News)

Wake Forest coach Danny Manning on Tar Heels: 'They're beatable'

Danny Manning has never gone into a game as a player or coach thinking there was no way he could win. Despite all the odds stacked against his Wake Forest team in tonight’s game at No. 2 North Carolina, he’s not about to start now. “They’re beatable,” Manning said of the Tar Heels on Monday. “Every team in college basketball is beatable. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Wake Forest

For the most part, the numbers tilt in UNC's direction with Wake Forest showing some comparable strength on the offensive glass. The Demon Deacons possess size on the interior and Devin Thomas rebounds well on both ends. Wake is also #8 nationally in free throw rate. Danny Manning's team gets to the free throw line at an impressive rate. (Tar Heel Blog)

Struggling Wake Forest visits North Carolina

As the only team without an ACC loss, North Carolina has gained separation from highly regarded counterparts Virginia, Duke and Miami by avoiding early upsets. The rest of the January schedule shapes up nicely for UNC. The second-ranked Tar Heels return to action Wednesday when they face struggling Wake Forest (10-7, 1-4) at the Smith Center. (Fayetteville Observer)

North Carolina-Wake Forest Preview

North Carolina has shown it doesn't need to play its best to continue a unbeaten start in the ACC, but that's in part because it has yet to face the conference's best. The second-ranked Tar Heels will go at least eight games into league play without seeing a ranked opponent, a stretch that continues Wednesday night against Wake Forest. (Yahoo! Sports)

Previewing Wake Forest

No. 2 North Carolina aims for its 10th-straight victory on Wednesday when Tobacco Road rival Wake Forest comes to town. Tip-off at the Smith Center is set for 7 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN2. Wake Forest enters Wednesday’s contest with a 10-7 (1-4 ACC) record. The Demon Deacons accumulated some solid wins during nonconference play. (Inside Carolina)

Meeks Key to UNC's Success

Don’t look now, but Kennedy Meeks is quietly having the best year of his career. The junior from Charlotte missed seven straight games from mid-December to early January with a knee injury. After assimilating back into the lineup against Syracuse, Meeks was back in full form against N.C. State when he scored 23 points in 30 minutes. (Carolina Blue)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 68
Boston College: 65
Tue, Feb 9 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Sun, Feb 14, 1:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Duke
Wed, Feb 17, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Feb 20, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Wake Forest66
at Georgia Tech71
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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(9) North Carolina9-220-4
(7) Virginia9-320-4
(12) Miami8-319-4
(13) Louisville8-319-5
Notre Dame8-417-7
Duke7-418-6
Clemson7-514-10
Pittsburgh6-517-6
Florida State6-516-7
Syracuse6-516-8
Virginia Tech5-713-12
Georgia Tech2-812-11
NC State2-912-12
Wake Forest1-1010-13
Boston College0-117-17

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