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Tar Heels seek shot of accuracy

North Carolina won its past three games as part of an 11-game winning streak despite shooting less than 40 percent from the field. The sustained shooting woes have been cause for much agitation for Tar Heels fans. It’s a flaw that observers find in the No. 2-ranked team. The Tar Heels can see the positive side of the misfirings. (Burlington Times News)

Tar Heels prepares to take on struggling Eagles

Coach Roy Williams has never started this well. At least not in ACC play. His No. 2 North Carolina men’s basketball team is the last undefeated team in the ACC. And while the team’s seven conference victories thus far haven’t always been pretty, they still count in the win column. The trick is keeping that up. To do so, at least in Williams’ eyes, the team has to get better. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Boston College

In the KenPom era, the worst offensive efficiency in the ACC prior to this season was Boston College in 2012 at 93.3. At present the 2016 Eagles are at 90.9. In ACC play, Boston College has an offensive efficiency of just 81.7. The Eagles are shooting just 40.7% from two in ACC games, 33.6% from three and 63.9% at the line with a TO% of 22.0, an OR% of 20.0(!) and a DR% of 22.3. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels Winning Turnover Game

No. 2 UNC is pushing tempo this season as much as a Roy Williams team ever has, yet has placed an unparalleled premium on taking care of the ball while converting its opponents' miscues into scoring opportunities. The Tar Heels rank 19th nationally in turnovers per game (10.5) despite residing in the top-fourth of teams in possessions per game (74.0). (Inside Carolina)

Danny Green Q&A: Pet snakes, NBA downtime and D-League struggles

San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green is more than just a three-point marksman. The former UNC star has more interests than tight perimeter defense and back-breaking threes. Green is also a fan of snakes and Scandal. Green spoke to SI.com to discuss these interests, including how he manages to look after his two pet snakes despite playing 41 road games every year. (Sports Illustrated)

No. 2 Tar Heels know things about to get tougher in ACC

UNC coach Roy Williams has long promised his teams that things would get tougher as they entered the conference schedule. It's taken a month for his second-ranked Tar Heels to reach that point in their ACC slate, thanks to a quirk in the schedule that loaded up the second half of the schedule with the teams picked to finish in the top third of the conference. (Associated Press)

ESPN's 'Green room' the new 'practice' to UNC coach Roy Williams

In expressing his frustration with the idiosyncrasies of ACC scheduling Friday, North Carolina coach Roy Williams acknowledged that television contracts dictate the terms, saying, "We sacrifice your third child and anything else for the dollar." That was a starting point for Williams to sound off about ESPN's "Green Room Guys" segments. (Fayetteville Observer)

Roy Williams Cares Not For ESPN's Green Room

Roy Williams notes that ESPN is the ACC's partner in broadcasting basketball, yet their "Green Room" feature appears to kneecap the college season and detract from its importance. Williams notes he is "trying to win a championship' and ESPN is discussing which players are potentially going to be in the NBA Draft well before those decisions need to be made. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: UNC Basketbal Press Conference Recap - Boston College

Roy Williams and sophomore Joel Berry discuss UNC's recent shooting slump, limiting turnovers, and the difficulties of the ACC schedule as the Tar Heels prepare for Saturday's game against Boston College. View Video...

Roy Williams Blasts ESPN's 'Green Room' Promo

If you have watched any college basketball on ESPN recently, you have undoubtedly heard references to certain underclassmen that are “in the green room,” which in NBA vernacular specifies the NBA Draft’s waiting room. Roy Williams took issue with ESPN’s approach during a discussion on TV’s role in the wacky ACC schedule this season. (Inside Carolina)

Know Your Opponent: Boston College

Boston College is off to its worst start as a member of the ACC and is in danger of replacing the 2-16 Virginia Tech teams of the last two seasons with the worst ACC record since the league expanded to 18 conference games. Second-year coach Jim Christian lost seven seniors from last year's team in addition to the early departure of All-ACC guard Olivier Hanlan. (GoHeels.com)

Previewing Boston College

No. 2 North Carolina, the team sitting atop the ACC standings, welcomes cellar dweller Boston College to the Smith Center on Saturday afternoon. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN2. Boston College enters Saturday’s contest with a 7-13 (0-7) record. After a 3-0 start to the season, the Eagles have lost 13 of their last 17 games. (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina-Boston College Preview

North Carolina keeps on winning even though its shots aren't falling. That might again not be an issue when the No. 2 Tar Heels host last-place Boston College on Saturday, though it could loom large in the very near future. UNC (18-2, 7-0 ACC) remains unbeaten in league play despite a six-game stretch in which it's made 20.8 percent of its 3-point attempts. (Yahoo! Sports)

Tar Heels Host Boston College, Go For 12 In A Row

North Carolina (18-2, 7-0 ACC) will go for its 12th win a row when it hosts Boston College (7-13, 0-7) on Saturday in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels and Eagles will tip off just after 4 p.m. in the Smith Center. Dave O’Brien (play-by-play), Cory Alexander (analyst) and Allison Williams (reporter) will call the game for an ESPN2 national television audience. (GoHeels.com)

Art’s Angle: February From Hell

Beginning with the trip to Louisville Monday night, Carolina plays nine games in the 29 days of leap year February. How can that be? I counted it up three times to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. That computes to one game every 3.2 days. Five of those nine games are on the road, and another five of them are against teams currently ranked in the top 25. (Chapelboro.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 43
Virginia: 53
Mon, Feb 27 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Duke
Sat, Mar 4, 8:15 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. ACCT 8/9 Winner
Thu, Mar 9, 12:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#8 Louisville0
at Wake Forest0
Wednesday 9:00 PM
Mitchell 16.1 ppg, 2.7 apg; Collins 19.1 ppg, 0.5 apg;
Boston College0
at #19 Notre Dame0
Wednesday 8:00 PM
Robinson 19.4 ppg, 3.2 apg; Colson 16.8 ppg, 1.7 apg;
NC State0
at Clemson0
Wednesday 8:00 PM
Smith Jr. 18.7 ppg, 6.3 apg; Blossomgame 17.4 ppg, 1.5 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(5) North Carolina13-425-6
(8) Louisville11-523-6
(19) Notre Dame11-522-7
(15) Florida State11-623-7
(17) Duke11-623-7
Virginia Tech10-721-8
(23) Virginia10-720-9
(25) Miami10-720-9
Georgia Tech8-917-13
Wake Forest7-916-12
NC State4-1315-15
Boston College2-149-20

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