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What We Learned from the Weekend

The Tar Heels opened the basketball season with two blowout wins against NC Central and Robert Morris. Each game was a dominant Tar Heel win. There were common trends in each game many positive, but a few negative. The upcoming game against Davidson and the Bahamas tournament should indicate whether these are worrying trends or early season rust. (Tar Heel Blog)

Lucas: UNC Basketball Notebook

During his radio show with Jones Angell on Monday night, Roy Williams was frank about UNC's early outside shooting. "You're not going to shoot 6-for-27 and be successful against quality competition," he said. The head coach named J.P. Tokoto and Nate Britt as possible sources for better perimeter shooting, but also says he believes in the three-man freshman class as outside shooters. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Homecoming Weekend Wrap Up - Undefeated

Six different Tar Heel teams combined for a 10-0 record this homecoming weekend including field hockey, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, women's soccer, and football. View Video...

Tar Heels Remain No. 6 In AP Poll

North Carolina is ranked No. 6 in this week’s Associated Press top 25 poll, staying in the same spot as last week’s preseason poll. The Tar Heels began the 2014-15 season ranked sixth in the preseason. UNC started the season in the top 10 for the ninth time in 12 seasons under head coach Roy Williams. (GoHeels.com)

Q&A with Sean May

Sean May has been a fixture at Carolina games this season, providing pre- and post-game analysis for the Tar Heel Sports Network as he considers the next step in his career. During a lengthy sit-down interview, the 2005 Final Four MVP discussed the Wainstein Report and those targeting his school and his national championship team. (Inside Carolina)

Justin Jackson Adjusting Quickly

Justin Jackson got his first true taste of playing Carolina basketball this weekend when UNC kicked off the 2014-15 regular season with a 76-60 victory over NC Central on Friday night – and the Carolina Blue and white seem to agree with him. The freshman has waited a long time to put that jersey on and leave his own mark on the Carolina basketball legacy. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Rundown: November 17

Julius Peppers, who has become a leader in Green Bay, returned an interception for a touchdown in a blowout Packers win over the Eagles. Raymond Felton is healthy, and will start serving his four-game suspension against Charlotte today. Hakeem Nicks caught two passes, including a sweet touchdown grab, for the Colts. (GoHeels.com)

UNC finding its comfort zone with Meeks-Johnson pairing

UNC pounded the ball inside with precise passes Sunday night, rebounded its misses and rolled to a 103-59 victory against Robert Morris. Even though 6-foot-9 junior Brice Johnson missed five of his first six shots, he and 6-9 sophomore Kennedy Meeks combined for 44 points on a 16-for-22 showing from the field and 12-for-17 mark at the line. (Fayetteville Observer)

Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks lead UNC in points and rebounds two games into season

So, when did Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks first notice things click between the two of them as a tandem in UNC’s frontcourt? “Probably the Richmond game,” Johnson said after UNC’s 103-59 victory against Robert Morris Sunday. Meeks remembers a different game when things began to gel between him and Johnson. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC-Robert Morris Roy Williams Postgame Quotes

Roy Williams: "I thought we were much more active defensively tonight than we were Friday night; that seems like a long time ago. I think we turned those turnovers or those missed shots into the break. I thought we also executed much better against their zone, we moved it better tonight. Our big guys can pass the ball, and we’ve done a nice job of that in practice." (Inside Carolina)

UNC starting frontcourt play leads to 103-59 victory

Tar Heels’ starting center Kennedy Meeks still ranks his outputs against Louisville and Florida State a year ago as superior, but Meeks displayed a combination of aggressiveness and efficient scoring against Robert Morris that his coaches have been looking for on a consistent basis. It also didn’t hurt that UNC power forward Brice Johnson had one of his best games in a Tar Heels uniform. (Carolina Blue)

Everything clicks as UNC routs Robert Morris

UNC coach Roy Williams got all of his guys into the game against Robert Morris on Sunday. A Joel Berry 3-pointer put the Tar Heels past the century mark. That was Coleman on the assist, and his free throw made the final score 103-59 in the Dean E. Smith Center. Nothing to it for No. 6 UNC. “We're more gifted than Robert Morris,” Williams said. The Tar Heels out-glassed Robert Morris 49-31. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC's passing thwarts Robert Morris' zone

J.P. Tokoto's identity on the North Carolina basketball team is fluid. Some games he's primarily a scorer. In other games he's a defender. Sometimes he's the hype man, revving up his team and the crowd with gravity-defying dunks. With a career-high 10 assists in Sunday night's 103-59 win against Robert Morris, Tokoto was the facilitator. (Carolina Blue)

Lucas: All About Ball

For a couple of hours, everything was perfect and the Final Four seemed tangible and maybe J.P. Tokoto really has transformed into Ed Cota. It was the kind of night when everything seemed to go just right. The Tar Heels provided biscuits for the crowd and at one point I looked over after one of Carolina’s 29 assists and Scott Smith, Dean Smith’s son, was thanking the passer. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Effective Against RMU's Zone

On Sunday, UNC attacked the Colonials’ zone through the air, on the ground and via the high post. The Tar Heels made decisive, sharp passes over the top of the zone from the perimeter time and time again in scoring their first 13 field goals off 10 assists en route to building a 39-25 lead. “I thought we executed much better against their zone,” Roy Williams told reporters. (Inside Carolina)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 68
Boston College: 65
Tue, Feb 9 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Sun, Feb 14, 1:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Duke
Wed, Feb 17, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Feb 20, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
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at Georgia Tech0
7:00 PM ET
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ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina9-220-4
(7) Virginia9-320-4
(12) Miami8-319-4
(13) Louisville8-319-5
Notre Dame8-417-7
Florida State6-516-7
Virginia Tech5-713-12
Georgia Tech2-812-11
NC State2-912-12
Wake Forest1-1010-13
Boston College0-117-17

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