Ross' Rapid Reactions: UNC vs. ChattanoogaThis team can run. UNC had 19 transition points against Chattanooga and played their best when forcing turnovers and getting out for easy baskets. It helps to have Isaiah Hicks and Justin Jackson on the court. Both players are 6-8 or above and excellent in running the floor and scoring in transition. Tony Bradley has also shown a knack for getting out in transition. (Carolina Blue)
Video: Roy Williams Post-Chattanooga Press ConferenceNorth Carolina coach Roy Williams addresses the media following the Tar Heels' 97-57 win over Chattanooga in Chapel Hill on November 13, 2016.
UNC-Chattanooga Postgame NotesKennedy Meeks became the 73rd Tar Heel to score 1,000 career points. UNC has more 1,000-point scorers in its history than any school in the nation. Kenny Williams scored a career-high 11 points and also had career highs in rebounds (6), assists (5) and steals (3). Freshman Tony Bradley scored in double figures for the second time in as many games. (GoHeels.com)
No. 6 North Carolina beats Chattanooga 97-57 in home openerJoel Berry II scored 18 points to help sixth-ranked North Carolina beat Chattanooga 97-57 on Sunday. Kennedy Meeks added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Tar Heels, who have won 15 straight home openers. UNC shot 56 percent through the first 24 minutes in building a lopsided lead, pushing ahead for good with a 21-5 run late in the first half. (Associated Press)
Video: Tar Heels Dominate Chattanooga, 97-57 - HighlightsSix North Carolina players scored in double-figures in Sunday's 97-57 win over Chattanooga in the Tar Heels' home opener in Chapel Hill on November 13, 2016.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. ChattanoogaCongratulations to Kennedy Meeks on passing the 1,000 point mark, and a great way to do it in a game when he had 14 points and 12 rebounds (and also had three blocks). Meeks was more efficient from the field than he was in the opener, but just as active on the backboards. Meeks is the 73rd player in Carolina history to surpass the 1,000-point mark. (GoHeels.com)
No. 6 UNC defeats Chattanooga 97-57 in home openerOne of UNC’s big question marks coming into the season was who would step up on the glass. Today, Kennedy Meeks delivered. Meeks had 12 rebounds and 14 points for his first double-double of the season. Freshman Tony Bradley impressed for the Tar Heels with 12 points and eight rebounds. Bradley’s explosiveness is a good sign for the Tar Heels. (Daily Tar Heel)
Video: Kennedy Meeks Double-Doubles vs. ChattanoogaNorth Carolina forward Kennedy Meeks made his presence felt, scoring 14 points to go along with 12 rebounds (5 offensive) and 3 blocks in the Tar Heels' blowout win of Chattanooga on November 13, 2016.
Box Score: North Carolina 97, Chattanooga 57View the complete box score from North Carolina's 97-57 win over Chattanooga on Sunday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)
Know Your Opponent: ChattanoogaLet's get one thing out of the way. Chattanooga is good. Not cute-mid-major-with-one-good-player-hanging-around-for-20-minutes good. More like future-NCAA-first-round-nightmare-that-can-absolutely-beat-you good. The Mocs, who beat Georgia, Illinois and Dayton away from home last year, opened 2016-17 with a rousing 82-69 win at Tennessee on Friday. (GoHeels.com)
UNC basketball vs Chattanooga: Three things to watchThe Tar Heels started off their quest for the program’s seventh national title with a comfortable win on the road at Tulane Friday night. Joel Berry and Justin Jackson starred, combining for 50 of the Tar Heels’ points. Carolina now turns their attention to a Chattanooga team coming off of an NCAA Tournament season of their own in the home opener at the Dean Dome. (Tar Heel Blog)
Chattanooga Visits UNC In Home OpenerThe UNC (1-0) men's basketball team will make its 2016-17 home debut on Sunday afternoon against a tough Chattanooga (1-0) team that is coming off a double-digit win at Tennessee on Friday night. The game is part of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. The Tar Heels will continue play in the tournament on the island of Maui in Hawaii next week. (GoHeels.com)
Kenny Smith reveals details behind Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan's reunionCharles Barkley and Michael Jordan had an impromptu reunion last month, after years of silence following their severed friendship, and Kenny Smith revealed the details of that meeting this week. "It wasn't awkward. It wasn't any real beef, I don't think," Smith told TMZ. (FOX Sports)
UNC enters 2016-17 season with experience on their sideNorth Carolina won't start any five-star freshman or sophomores. Their roster isn't stacked with future first round NBA draft picks. You want see any of their players on preseason First Team All-American lists (though Joel Berry might find himself on one by the end of the year). What the Tar Heels do have is old school experience. (Carolina Blue)
Lineup options aplenty for Tar HeelsExpect to see an array of combinations and lineup changes for sixth-ranked North Carolina when the Tar Heels play their home opener today against Chattanooga. North Carolina coach Roy Williams wants to give a bunch of lineups a chance to see what might work best. Amid this mixture will be freshman post player Tony Bradley. (Burlington Times News)
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