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Eight teams you shouldn't trust...yet

North Carolina: The Tar Heels made some great plays to finish Notre Dame in a 63-61 win on Monday and extend their winning streak to 12 games. But they entered the second half with a 14-point lead against a Fighting Irish team with a 6-12 record in ACC play. That stretch illustrated their entire season. Always up for the top dogs, always vulnerable against the rest. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heels look to regain intensity

North Carolina has won its last three games by a total of seven points. The silver lining is it acknowledges that the Tar Heels have gotten better at winning close games, and their confidence in late-game situations can grow from it. Freshman guard Nate Britt said they don’t want to become overly dependent on trying to win late. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heels don't mind winning ugly

North Carolina’s 63-61 win over Notre Dame is not the way head coach Roy Williams prefers his victories. The Tar Heels scored just nine points in the first 10 minutes of the second half and made just nine field goals. Fortunately for Williams, his team isn’t just about scoring. The Heels are just as likely to win a game like Monday night's by getting stops as they are by getting buckets. (ESPN.com)

Video: Tar Heel Take - Notre Dame

Join Rachel Nash for Chapelboro’s very last Tar Heel Take of the season as she goes behind the scenes of UNC’s narrow win over Notre Dame to continue their twelve game winning streak. Be sure to tune into the end of the video for a surprise guest host. (Chapelboro.com)

Sophomore Stars

The 2012 recruiting class came in quietly. All four players were four-star recruits and there was little excitement beyond the over-hyped legend that J.P. Tokoto could be the best UNC dunker since Vince Carter and that Marcus Paige was a skilled and competent point guard. (Carolina Blue)

Steadying The Ship

While losses magnify various mundane aspects of a team’s performance, victories operate in a parallel fashion, brushing certain legitimate issues into the background. After all, a win is a win, right? Not exactly. (Inside Carolina)

Luck with Tar Heels, not the Fighting Irish

North Carolina clung to a slim one-point lead with seven seconds left when sophomore guard Marcus Paige uncharacteristically missed a free-throw attempt. Sophomore Brice Johnson just barely got a finger on the rebound, and tipped the ball out to Paige, who made one more free throw before clinching a senior night 63-61 win against Notre Dame with a game-ending block. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heel seniors play final game at home

At 7 p.m. Monday night, Leslie McDonald danced one last time. It’s something he hasn’t been able to do lately. After all, it’s difficult to keep his pregame “Jump Around” dancing routine while squatted around the center circle waiting for the opening tip. But for one more time, McDonald let the rhythm course through him for a few seconds before getting down to business. (Daily Tar Heel)

Are Tar Heels in danger of taking their success for granted?

Monday’s 63-61 Senior Night win against Notre Dame was North Carolina’s 12th straight, its longest winning streak in five years. Based solely on that information, it could be assumed that the Tar Heels are rolling into the postseason playing their best basketball of the long season. And in most aspects, they are. But there have also been a few red flags raised along the way. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC-Notre Dame Notes

UNC has won 12 straight regular-season ACC games for the first time since going 14-0 in 1986-87. The 12-game streak is UNC's longest heading into a game against Duke since 2000-01 when the Tar Heels won 14 in a row, won at Duke and three more games after that to post an 18-game streak. (GoHeels.com)

Locking Down a 12th-Straight Victory

Marcus Paige made his second-half presence felt at the buzzer, blocking Eric Atkins’ driving attempt to secure a 63-61 victory for No. 14 North Carolina despite coughing up a 14-point halftime lead and matching a season-low with 22 points in a half. The Tar Heels' 22 points after the break marked their fewest points scored in a half in a win since scoring 20 in the second half against Maryland, (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Basketball Instincts

According to the scouting report, Marcus Paige was wrong. He knew immediately he was breaking assistant coach C.B. McGrath's Notre Dame scouting report when he committed to challenging Eric Atkins at the rim with seconds to play and a two-point lead rather than staying with his (potentially game-winning) man near the three-point line. But he also knew something else. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Basketball Senior Day Intros & Speeches

Seniors James Manor, Wade Moody, Denzel Robinson, and Leslie McDonald spoke to the Dean Smith Center crowd and were honored before and after the final home game of the 2013-2014 season. View Video...

Reggie Bullock, Jerry Stackhouse share kinship with Kinston

Jerry Stackhouse, like Reggie Bullock, grew up in Kinston, North Carolina. He endured the gangs, drugs and violence that have at times overwhelmed the community there. But he’s also seen what happens when it supports someone trying to make it out. So, when I asked Stackhouse if he had a minute to spend talking about the 22-year-old Bullock, he gleaned a familiar smile. (NBA.com)

Thought of the week: Roy Williams' best job?

Roy Williams has done the best work of his North Carolina coaching tenure. Other seasons have been noteworthy, starting with the 2005 and 2009 national championship teams. Even though Carolina was built to win in both seasons, it’s not easy to deliver especially when you’re supposed to win. (Shoutout to John Calipari and the 40-0 Wildcats.) (ESPN.com)

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