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Concerns raised over post-victory bonfires on Franklin Street

Students jumped over Franklin Street bonfires — a UNC tradition — after the March 5 basketball victory over Duke, but experts worry about the risk posed to students for future victories. Bruce Cairns, faculty chairperson and director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, brought up his safety concerns at the Faculty Executive Committee meeting on March 6. (Daily Tar Heel)

Doyel: Overmatched Indiana can't slow down North Carolina

Great Indiana could have won this game. Maybe. We’ll never know, but we can assume — OK, we can guess — that the IU team that won its last five games of the regular season, three of them against ranked opponents, most of them blowouts, might have made a mess of North Carolina on Friday night in the Sweet 16. (Indianapolis Star)

Lucas: Return Of The Meeks

And then Williams read the stat line for a gentleman named Kennedy Meeks: 15 points, nine rebounds, four of them offensive. He didn’t pass anyone on any career lists. He didn’t elbow aside Michael Jordan. It didn’t matter. That’s when the team really exploded, roaring for Meeks as if he’d just become Carolina’s all-time leading scorer. “It felt good,” Meeks said of the reaction his performance drew from his teammates. (GoHeels.com)

Red-hot North Carolina blows past Indiana 101-86

The Tar Heels exploded offensively, as a team, early and often, and the game quickly turned into a blowout. The only question in the second half was whether or not they’d hit triple-digits. The Tar Heels looked every bit the title contender many thought they’d be entering the season; now they’re two wins away from the championship game. (USA Today)

Turner's Take: Feeling It

With Carolina hitting a season-high 11 three-pointers on the night, one could be forgiven for overlooking a big man who played with the most confidence we've seen in weeks. Kennedy Meeks played 29 minutes –one off his season high– and quietly (somehow) put up 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the Tar Heel effort. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Outrun Hoosiers to Elite 8

The Hoosiers thought they could run with UNC. They are not the first team to think that, and they certainly won’t be the last. On Thursday, Indiana’s locker room was full of players providing media sound bites about their ability to not only match the Tar Heels in transition, but ultimately beat the blue bloods at their own game. Theo Pinson’s response? “Let’s go.” (Inside Carolina)

Video: Roy Williams, UNC Players Post-Indiana Press Conference

North Carolina coach Roy Williams, Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson speak to the media after the Tar Heels' 101-86 victory over Indiana in the Sweet 16 on Friday. View Video...

Video: Stilman White - The Lone UNC Player With Elite 8 Experience

Stilman White was thrust into the starting role in UNC's 2012 NCAA Tournament run when Kendall Marshall was lost to injury, and is now the lone Tar Heel on this year's squad with Elite 8 experience. ACC Digital Network's Jeff Fischel talks to White and assistant coach Steve Robinson about the point guard stepping up for UNC when they needed him most. View Video...

UNC 101, Indiana 86: The Storylines

Hello, Mr. Paige! If there was one underlying hope for UNC in the NCAA Tournament it was the Marcus Paige of old would show up again. That happened and it was a beautiful sight. Paige used the early part of the first half to remind us why it is that his jersey will wind up in the rafters when his career finally comes to a close. (Tar Heel Blog)

Roy Williams, Players Post-Indiana Quotes

Marcus Paige: "To be one game away (from the Final Four) is extremely exciting. And to have to beat a great Indiana team to get there, it feels really good. We're in a good place mentally right now. Using the short turnaround to recover physically and then it's for all the marbles. Notre Dame is going to be ready to play." (ASAP Sports)

UNC-Notre Dame rubber match to decide Final Four berth

UNC and Notre Dame played two weeks ago for a berth in the ACC tournament final. The stakes will be higher when they square off Sunday in an all-ACC regional final. The Tar Heels and Fighting Irish are one win away from advancing to the Final Four. This will be the rubber match. UNC lost 80-76 at Notre Dame on Feb. 6 but exacted revenge with a 78-47 rout in an ACC tournament semifinal. (Fayetteville Observer)

Paige makes sure Tar Heels roll into East final with win over Indiana

Marcus Paige made certain that No. 1 North Carolina wouldn’t be done on Friday against No. 5 Indiana and sent the Tar Heels into the Elite Eight for the first time in his career with a 101-86 win. It started 33 seconds into the game, when Paige curled up to the top of the key from the wing, took the ball and saw some space. He fired. Swish. (Greensboro News & Record)

Indiana Coach, Players Post-UNC Quotes

Indiana Coach Tom Crean: "North Carolina played outstanding. If they play like that, even remotely close to that, then they're going to be very, very hard to beat. And I hope they do. Because Roy deserves it. And they shot the ball -- first thing Roy said coming off the court is they shot the ball extremely well. Obviously we didn't shoot it nearly as well as we're capable of." (ASAP Sports)

Recap: UNC 101, Indiana 86

Five Tar Heels hit double figures led by Marcus Paige's 21 points and six three pointers. Brice Johnson had 20 points and 10 rebounds, his school record tying 22nd double-double of the season. Kennedy Meeks had 15 points and nine rebounds while Joel Berry and Justin Jackson each scored 14. UNC was 11-20 from three and 26-33 at the free throw line. (Tar Heel Blog)

Humbling end to IU season, Ferrell's college career

Indiana’s season, ugly at both ends and sometimes beautiful in the middle, ended in humbling fashion Friday night — a 101-86 Sweet Sixteen loss to North Carolina. A game anticipated partially as one last meeting between senior point guards Yogi Ferrell and Marcus Paige swung to the Tar Heels (31-6) early, thanks to Paige’s white-hot shooting. (Indianapolis Star)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

Fri, Nov 24, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(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
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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