Tar Heels Amp Up AggressivenessOn Sunday, Roy Williams implored his team to play with more fire and heart after halftime against Fairfield. On Wednesday, the adjustment was more schematic. “We realized they didn’t have any shot blockers,” sophomore wing Theo Pinson said. “Get to the paint and make plays. That’s what we did.” UNC outscored Wofford, 28-10, in the paint after halftime. (Inside Carolina)
Lucas: 150 Seconds Of DefenseNorth Carolina played a stretch of its best offense on Wednesday night against Wofford. The Terriers still stayed in the game. Carolina also played a stretch of its very best defense of the season on Wednesday night against Wofford—and that is what ultimately broke the visitors. “We can be a great defensive team if we put our mind to it,” Joel Berry said. (GoHeels.com)
Ross' Rapid Reactions: UNC vs. WoffordWednesday night was a decent performance from a UNC team still working to find its identity. Justin Jackson's 0-9 from three is a little concerning, but Roy Williams doesn't seem discouraged. Jackson is finding other ways to contribute. Efforts like tonight from UNC big men is what can make this team special. (Carolina Blue)
UNC-Wofford Postgame QuotesJoel Berry on the play of UNC big men: “The game plan was to go inside. We have two of the best big men in the nation, so we wanted to get the ball down to them, and that’s what we did in the first half. They didn’t shoot as well as they usually do, but just having that inside attack. We were able to get the ball inside and that’s what we wanted to do.” (GoHeels.com)
UNC-Wofford Postgame NotesJoel Berry II scored a career-high 16 points and had a career-high four steals. Berry has scored 14, 15 and 16 points in his first three college starts. Brice Johnson (16 points and 14 rebounds tonight) has double-doubles in each of the first three games this season and 13 for his career. This is the first time he has registered double-doubles in three consecutive games in his career. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Roy Williams Post-Wofford Press ConferenceNorth Carolina coach Roy Williams addresses the media following the Tar Heels' 78-58 win over Wofford on November 18, 2015.
Roy Williams Sees ImprovementDespite a first half that produced several sideline eruptions, Roy Williams was in good spirits at the podium following Wednesday night's 78-58 win over Wofford. In Sunday's win over Fairfield, Williams spoke of a lack of focus and effort, but the head coach was pleased with how his team responded. "I feel a lot better about the game right now than I did after Sunday's game," Williams said. (Inside Carolina)
Video: Tar Heels Pull Away From Wofford 78-58 - HighlightsBrice Johnson, Kennedy Meeks and Joel Berry each score 16 points to lead the top-ranked Tar Heels to a 78-58 win over Wofford on November 18, 2015.
Video: Joel Berry Scores Career-High 16 vs. WoffordJoel Berry II sets a career-high with 16 points (6-9 FG, 4-4 FT) to go along with 4 assists and 4 steals to lead the Tar Heels over Wofford on November 18, 2015.
Brice Johnson helps No. 1 North Carolina beat Wofford 78-58Brice Johnson had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 1 North Carolina beat Wofford 78-58 on Wednesday night in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic. Kennedy Meeks and Joel Berry II added 16 apiece for the Tar Heels (3-0). They shot 52.5 percent, outscored Wofford 50-18 in the paint and outrebounded the pesky Terriers 42-24 but couldn't pull away until late. (Associated Press)
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - WoffordBrice Johnson didn't play his very best offensive game in Carolina's 78-58 win over Wofford, shooting 7-for-12 on a variety of putbacks and shots near the rim. But overall, he might have played one of his best games as a Tar Heel, hauling in 14 rebounds, blocking two shots, and picking off a pair of steals. It was nice to see an aggressive, confident Isaiah Hicks take the ball hard to the rim. (GoHeels.com)
Box Score North Carolina 78, Wofford 58View the complete box score from North Carolina's 78-58 win over Wofford Wednesday in Chapel Hill: (View Box Score)
Dean Smith’s dementia began in 2007, wife saysUNC basketball coach Dean Smith dealt with dementia beginning in 2007, his wife said Wednesday. Linnea Smith spoke Wednesday morning at a news conference for the launch of North Carolina’s first dementia-friendly community initiative, made possible by a $900,000 federal grant. Wednesday marked the first time Linnea Smith has spoken publicly since her husband’s death. (WNCN)
Three to know – Wofford at No. 1 North CarolinaAfter tonight, the next time Tar Heels fans will see their team on its home floor, things could be very different. UNC plays its next three games away from home, starting with Saturday’s game at Northern Iowa, initially devised as a homecoming for Marcus Paige, and games against Northwestern and either Kansas State or Missouri in the CBA Classic in Kansas City. (Fayetteville Observer)
Wofford faces No. 1 team for first timeWofford basketball has smoked ’em in recent years on Tobacco Road. But this one is the big cigar. The Terriers play top-ranked North Carolina at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Dean Smith Center. They have never before been on the same court with the No. 1 team in the nation, having lost twice to No. 2, last New Year’s Eve against Duke (84-55) and in 1997 against soon-to-be No. 1 Wake Forest (68-51) with future NBA star Tim Duncan. (Go Upstate)
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