Tar Heels respond with urgency in snapping 3-game losing streakThe defending national champions had lost three straight Atlantic Coast Conference games, something they hadn’t done since 2014. Only once since Roy Williams became UNC’s head coach in 2003 had the Tar Heels suffered four straight defeats, so there was a definite sense of urgency to halt the slide and get things rolling for the stretch run of the regular season. (Fayetteville Observer)
Reggie Bullock is the Most Efficient Player in the NBADetroit Pistons wing Reggie Bullock has found his groove in his fifth season in the NBA. The former UNC shooting guard has played in 35 games this season and started 25. He is averaging 8.8 points, shooting 51.5 percent from the field and 44.5 percent from three. His 1.20 points per possession, as of January 31, makes him one spot better than Stephen Curry. (Inside Carolina)
Lucas: A Passing ContestThe gauntlet has been thrown. Or more appropriately, passed. Theo Pinson scored just two points Saturday against Pittsburgh and yet had one of the most spectacular games of the season for the Tar Heels. Not with his vicious one-handed follow dunk, but with his eight assists, some of which were—he isn't going to like this—darn near Kendall Marshall-esque. (GoHeels.com)
Cameron Johnson Shines; Kevin Stallings FaltersKevin Stallings had the opportunity to clear the air regarding Cameron Johnson, the former Pitt Panther turned North Carolina Tar Heel, following yet another one of his team’s blowout losses on Saturday night. Stallings could have offered kind words when asked if there were any emotions for him in seeing Cam take the court. Instead, the Pitt coach deflected. (Inside Carolina)
Podcast: UNC-Pittsburgh Postgame Breakdown with Sherrell McMillanInside Carolina's Sherrell McMillan and Jonathan Seiglie break down North Carolina's 96-65 victory over Pittsburgh, including Luke Maye's performance, the freshmen big men contributions, and how the Tar Heels can prepare themselves for next week's game against Duke. (Audioboom)
Video: UNC Players Post-Pitt Locker Room InterviewsNorth Carolina's players felt pretty good about themselves on Saturday night, as they ended a three-game losing streak with a 96-65 rout of Pittsburgh at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill. Here is what Cameron Johnson, Joel Berry, Kenny Williams, Luke Maye, and Theo Pinson, had to say after the game: (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Roy Williams, Kevin Stallings Post UNC-Pitt QuotesRoy Williams: "We needed something to make us feel good about what we are doing. Rebounding was a big difference. We had 22 points on offensive rebounds compared to their eight. Two of their baskets were from loose-balls off the floor. They out-hustled us for it. Total rebounds were 47-28. I like the 29 assists on 36 baskets. I like having six guys in double figures." (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels end skid, trounce PanthersThe North Carolina basketball team has a better feeling after Saturday night. Luke Maye scored 26 points as No. 19 UNC snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating Pittsburgh 96-65 at the Smith Center. North Carolina guard Cameron Johnson, a graduate transfer from Pittsburgh, scored 14 points against his former team. Kenny Williams racked up 15 points. (Burlington Times News)
Video: Pitt Coach Kevin Stallings Post-UNC Press ConferencePittsburgh basketball coach Kevin Stallings speaks with the media following the Panthers' 96-65 loss to North Carolina on Saturday night in Chapel Hill.
Video: Roy Williams Post-Pitt Press ConferenceNorth Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 96-65 ACC win over the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday in Chapel Hill.
Video: North Carolina 96, Pittsburgh 65 - Game HighlightsLuke Maye (26 points) led six Tar Heels in double figures, and Theo Pinson added 13 rebounds and 8 assists in North Carolina's 96-65 rout of Pitt on Saturday night in Chapel Hill.
Three takeaways from UNC's 96-65 victory over PittsburghTheo Pinson stepped in as the Tar Heels’ backup point guard and might have given Roy Williams reason to believe he can be North Carolina’s primary ballhandler, even with Joel Berry on the floor. On several possessions together, Pinson played the point while Berry worked off the ball. Pinson is undoubtedly UNC’s best passer while Berry is its best perimeter scorer. (Winston-Salem Journal)
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. PittIf you need someone to understand the Carolina family, point them towards the UNC tunnel after the game, when Antawn Jamison (last played for UNC in 1998) greeted Lennie Rosenbluth (last played for UNC in 1957) with, "What's going on, big time? Great to see you again!" The two then had a conversation as if they were longtime teammates. That's the Carolina family. (GoHeels.com)
No. 19 North Carolina ends 3-game skid, beating Pitt 96-65Luke Maye scored 26 points to help No. 19 North Carolina beat Pittsburgh 96-65 on Saturday, ending its first three-game losing streak in four years. The Tar Heels found themselves in a close game in the first half with a team that had yet to win an ACC game, but they blew it open with a big run. Transfer Cameron Johnson scored eight points against his former team. (Associated Press)
Video: Garrison Brooks' Hustle Leads To Easy 2 vs. PittDuring a 14-3 run against Pitt, Joel Berry dove in a passing lane to deflect a pass, Garrison Brooks chased down the loose ball, then passed to Cameron Johnson from the floor. Johnson finished the ACC Must See Moment with an easy layup to help the Tar Heels extend their lead.
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