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Report: UNC-Notre Dame basketball game will not be played as scheduled

Notre Dame was supposed to travel Friday afternoon to Chapel Hill, N.C., for Saturday’s ACC game with UNC. But a water main break in Chapel Hill on Friday forced mayor Pam Hemminger to declare a state of emergency. There will be no basketball game Saturday in Chapel Hill with no word yet early Friday evening when or if the game can be rescheduled. (South Bend Tribune)

UNC moves home athletic events off campus due to state of emergency

The UNC athletic department has moved or canceled a handful of on-campus events due to Orange Country's state of emergency after a major water main break. The Tar Heels had several events scheduled on-campus this weekend. UNC has not made an announcement about Saturday's 6 p.m. men's basketball game against Notre Dame as of 5:20 p.m. Friday. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Three to know: No. 20 Notre Dame at No. 12 North Carolina

After Tuesday’s win against Pittsburgh, Roy Williams said that swingman Theo Pinson wouldn’t be available for Saturday’s game with Notre Dame. Pinson rolled his right ankle on Jan. 26 against Virginia Tech and hasn’t played in the two games since. Williams said he was unsure when Pinson would be available but said he hoped he could begin integrating him into practice this week. (Fayetteville Observer)

Four Factor Friday: February Forecast

UNC is 20-4 and 8-2 in ACC play as it heads into a furious February schedule. UNC has eight regular-season games remaining, four on the road and four at home. In this edition of Four Factor Friday, we look at how the Tar Heels perform when playing at home versus on the road or at a neutral site. And then we’ll try to explain what it means for the rest of the season. (The Secondary Break)

Status of UNC-Notre Dame game in doubt because of water shortage

UNC-Chapel Hill officials are concerned about the status of the school's basketball game against Notre Dame on Saturday, according to a spokesman, because of a Chapel Hill water shortage that forced the university to cancel afternoon classes on Friday. The Tar Heels are scheduled to play against the Fighting Irish on Saturday at the Smith Center at 6 p.m. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC vs. Notre Dame Preview

February welcomes a difficult closing stretch to the ACC regular season for No. 12 North Carolina. First up is No. 20 Notre Dame and its potent offensive design. The grind of ACC play has finally caught up with Mike Brey’s squad as it has lost four of its last five contests. Notre Dame is clicking as usual offensively but has struggled to keep opponents off the offensive glass. (Inside Carolina)

What to watch for as No. 12 North Carolina men's basketball takes on No. 20 Notre Dame

The No. 12 North Carolina men’s basketball team faces off against No. 20 Notre Dame in the Smith Center at 6 p.m. on Saturday. While the Fighting Irish have lost their last three contests, they still pose a genuine threat to a Tar Heel side that’s having their own issues with consistency. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Pitt Win, Fred Kiger

Friday's episode of the Carolina Insider podcast with Jones Angell and Adam Lucas reviews the basketball win over Pitt and features an interview with former UNC basketball team statistician Fred Kiger, an Emmy Award-winning producer and Chapel HIll historian. Kiger was the Tar Heels' statistician in the mid-1970s and a part of the planning committee for the Carolina Basketball Museum. (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: Fifteen Seconds To Immortality

During tomorrow's game against Notre Dame, the 60th anniversary of the 1957 undefeated national champions will be celebrated at halftime with the living members of that team. Today, we remember that group with an excerpt from The Best Game Ever. We pick up the story with 15 seconds remaining in the third overtime of the national title game. (GoHeels.com)

Joe Quigg, '57 Tar Heels to relive perfect season

Joe Quigg says he still gets goose pumps anytime the '57 champions are recognized for their season under Frank McGuire, the New Yorker who brought "kids" south to include Lennie Rosenbluth from the Bronx along with Bob Cunningham, Danny Lotz, Pete Brennan and Quigg. "Only five us of are left," Quigg says. They'll revel in the moment Saturday. (Fayetteville Observer)

Joel Berry's shooting stroke disposes of 'alien'

His coach referred to it as an extra-terrestrial situation, but UNC point guard Joel Berry knew better. It was nothing that several hundred shots couldn’t help cure. So one game after going without a field goal, Berry responded with 19 points in an 80-78 victory against Pittsburgh this week. He said he returned from Saturday’s loss at Miami and went to the arena for shooting practice. (Burlington Times News)

North Carolina Basketball Unveils Two Pairs Of Cool New Tar Heel Jordans

The Tar Heels get plenty of awesome gear in Carolina Blue, and these two new Jordans are no exception. One pair is a Carolina-themed colorway for the Jordan 31s, featuring a blue-to-white fade from the back of the sneaker to the front. The other is an all-white Jordan Super.Fly with a big UNC logo on the strap over the tongue. (The Spun)

Irish may switch up starting lineup ahead of North Carolina matchup

Notre Dame has used the same starting lineup in each of its 23 games this season. That might change Saturday, with Irish coach Mike Brey pondering dropping forward Martinas Geben from the starting five for his team’s trip to No. 12 UNC. Brey said he’s considering forward Austin Torres, guard Rex Pflueger and guard T.J. Gibbs to take the final starting spot. (The Observer)

Vince Carter becomes 5th player to hit 2,000 career 3-pointers

Wednesday in the Mile High City against the Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies veteran Vince Carter hit a 3-point-shooting milestone that only four other NBA players have reached. With his second make from behind the arc with 2:35 remaining in the opening half, Carter became the fifth player to knock down 2,000 career 3-pointers. (The Score)

Coaches Vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge

Making three-point shots this basketball season takes on even more meaning this year for Roy Williams and the Tar Heels. Carolina basketball will square off against teams across the nation to fight cancer as part of the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge. (GoHeels.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 93
Louisville: 76
Sat, Feb 17 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Syracuse
Wed, Feb 21, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Miami
Tue, Feb 27, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Duke
Sat, Mar 3, 8:15 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#12 Duke66
at #11 Clemson57
Carter Jr (Duke) 15 pts; Thomas (Clemson) 13 pts;
at Florida State0
Sunday 6:00 PM
Luther 12.7 ppg, 2.8 apg; Mann 14.4 ppg, 2.7 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia13-123-2
(12) Duke10-422-5
(14) North Carolina10-521-7
(11) Clemson9-520-6
Virginia Tech8-618-8
NC State8-618-9
Florida State7-718-8
Boston College6-817-11
Notre Dame6-816-11
Georgia Tech4-1011-16
Wake Forest3-1210-17

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