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Roy Williams says criticism of UNC's easy ACC schedule is 'horse $&!%'

When asked about the unbalanced schedule after North Carolina's 88-71 win against Pittsburgh in the ACC tournament quarterfinals on Thursday, Roy Williams responded with some colorful language. "You know what we didn't have the benefit of, to make somebody say we didn't have the easy schedule, we didn't get to play North Carolina." (CBS Sports)

Brice Johnson on UNC's team win

Brice Johnson notched his 20th double-double on the season with a 19 point and 10 rebound performance on Thursday. The Tar Heels were impressive in a 88-71 win over Pittsburgh to move to the ACC Tournament semifinals. Johnson, who was named a First-Team All-American by Sports Illustrated today, spoke with reporters following the win. (Carolina Blue)

Marcus Paige on his prolonged shooting slump: ‘It’s mental’

So what’s wrong with Marcus Paige, a kid that was good enough as a junior to earn Preseason Player of the Year accolades? “It’s all between the ears. “Coming off my broken hand, the first couple weeks I was playing like an All-American. I was in my groove. Then for whatever reason, I went through a shooting slump and lost a lot of my confidence.” (NBC Sports)

Video: Roy Williams, Berry & Johnson Post-Pittsburgh Press Conference

Hear from Roy Williams, Joel Berry, and Brice Johnson after the Tar Heels' 88-71 win over Pittsburgh in quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament on March 10, 2016. View Video...

Roy Williams Post-Pittsburgh Quotes & Audio

Roy Williams: “We're happy with the outcome. I think the last four or five minutes of the first half we got active defensively. We were able to score. Up until that first five or six minutes, I was not pleased with the way we played in the first half. I thought that was big for us. Second half, we did a much better job of getting stops Got more shots. 62% in the second half." (Inside Carolina)

Video: Tar Heels Run Past Pitt 88-71 in ACC Tournament - Highlights

Joel Berry scored a game-high 20 points, and Brice Johnson chipped in another double-double (19 pts, 10 rebs, 5 blks) as the Tar Heels topped Pittsburgh 88-71 in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals on March 10, 2016. View Video...

No. 7 UNC opens ACC Tournament by topping Pitt 88-71

Seventh-ranked North Carolina got off to a fast start at the ACC Tournament as the regular-season champion routed Pittsburgh 88-71 Thursday. Four players scored in double figures as the Tar Heels (26-6) shot 58.9 percent from the floor and pulled away from Pittsburgh (20-11) in front of a boisterous crowd in baby blue at Verizon Center. (Associated Press)

Video: Kenny Williams Hits His first 3-pointer vs. Pitt - ACC Tournament

UNC freshman guard Kenny Williams hits his first collegiate three-pointer in the Tar Heels' 88-71 ACC Tournament win over Pittsburgh on March 10, 2016 View Video...

Recap: ACC Quarterfinals - UNC 88, Pitt 71

UNC shook off a slow start to seize control midway through the second half on the way to a convincing 88-71 win over Pitt. Joel Berry led UNC with 20 points and Brice Johnson recorded his 20th double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds. UNC moves to 26-6 and advances to the ACC Semifinals to face the winner of Notre Dame-Duke. (Tar Heel Blog)

Box Score: North Carolina 88, Pittsburgh 71

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 88-71 win over Pitt in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals in Washington, DC. (View Box Score)

Brice Johnson Named Sports Illustrated All-American

First Team: Brice Johnson, UNC - After an up-and-down first three years in Chapel Hill, Johnson put it all together for a breakout senior season during which he has averaged 16.8 points and an ACC-best 10.8 rebounds per game. An elite finisher, his dunktastic 39-point, 23-rebound performance against Florida State on Jan. 4 was one of the year's signature performances. (Sports Illustrated)

The odd couple: Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige

Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige don’t share joyful embraces or high-fives frequently during games. But during timeouts when games are on the line, Johnson and Paige find each other. “We gravitate toward one another,” Paige said, then paused, unwilling to give Johnson the upper hand. “Well, he gravitates to me.” (Greensboro News & Record)

Preview & Prediction: ACC Quarterfinals - UNC vs Pittsburgh

UNC opens ACC Tournament play with Pittsburgh in the first game of the quarterfinals. Here are the focal points. UNC is still battling for a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and placement in the Raleigh pod for the First and Second Rounds. More than that, the UNC players would love to get some hardware in D.C. Prediction: UNC 88, Pitt 75 (Tar Heel Blog)

Potential revenge games on tap in ACC quarterfinals

When Pitt’s hot, they’re hard for almost anyone to defend. But can Pitt’s defense show up again against North Carolina, or will it be more of the same from the first meeting, where UNC did most of what it wanted on offense (except get offensive rebounds) while Pitt couldn’t stop turning it over? We’ll see. Prediction: North Carolina, 84-76 (WRAL Sports Fan)

Stilman White reflects on his time as a missionary

Stilman White, a 6-foot-1 guard for the UNC Tar Heels, has been home from serving an LDS mission to Ogden, Utah, for about two years. "I learned pretty quickly that this isn't all about me and what I can do for myself, but what I can do for other people. Once I learned that, it made life more enjoyable. The greatest joy we find in life is making other people happy." (Deseret News)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 75
Kentucky: 73
Sun, Mar 26 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Oregon
Sat, Apr 1, 8:49 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
CSU Bakersfield61
at Georgia Tech76
FINAL
Basile (CSU Bakersfield) 18 pts; Okogie (Georgia Tech) 22 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-431-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23

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