UNC tops Notre Dame, extends winning streak to 12North Carolina sophomore Marcus Paige can now add game-saving block to his growing resume of clutch plays. After Notre Dame point guard Eric Atkins (21 points) drove past freshman Nate Britt, Paige came over from the baseline to block Atkins’ shot with one second left and preserve a 63-61 win Monday night at the Smith Center. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Recap & Analysis: UNC 63 Notre Dame 61A win is a win right? The Tar Heels have won three straight games by a total of seven points. In two of those games, Marcus Paige has been held to a total of 16 points. While winning in cleaner fashion would be preferable, there is value in seeing this team respond in a tight game without the benefit of Paige carrying them. (Tar Heel Blog)
Roy Williams Post-Notre Dame QuotesRoy Williams: "Senior night is always emotional to me. It's emotional for Leslie McDonald because he didn't have the kind of game that he's had recently. Those four seniors have meant a lot to us. As Leslie said, five years; he's been around quite awhile and suffered through a lot of stuff. I just feel very lucky, I guess." (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC-Notre Dame Game HighlightsView complete game highlights from North Carolina's 63-61 win over Notre Dame on Senior Night in Chapel Hill.
Video: Roy Williams Post-Notre Dame Press ConferenceNorth Carolina coach Roy Williams addresses the media following the Tar Heels' 63-61 victory over Notre Dame in Chapel Hill on March 3, 2014.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Notre DameMarcus Paige did not have one of his typical nights (2-for-8 from the field, 1-for-5 from three) but he did manage to knock down two out of four free throws in the final minute. More importantly, though, he came up with the key blocked shot on what looked for just a second like it might be a game-tying drive to the hoop in the final seconds. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels push through for 12th straightMonday was Senior Night in Chapel Hill as UNC bid farewell to Leslie McDonald and a few other players in their final home game in the Smith Center. Notre Dame and North Carolina have been a pair of teams going in opposite directions for the better part of two months, and the Tar Heels again got the better of their new ACC rivals with a 63-61 victory. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Video: Marcus Paige's Game-saving Block vs. Notre DameMarcus Paige's block at the end of the game preserved the Tar Heels' Senior Day win against Notre Dame and extended UNC's win streak to 12 games.
No. 14 North Carolina holds off Notre Dame 63-61James Michael McAdoo hit the go-ahead shot in the lane with 3:09 left and Marcus Paige blocked Eric Atkins' driving shot on the final play to seal No. 14 North Carolina's 63-61 victory over Notre Dame on Monday night. McAdoo finished with 14 points to lead the Tar Heels, who blew a 14-point halftime lead and had to fight to the horn for their 12th straight win in their home finale. (ESPN.com)
Box Score: North Carolina 63, Notre Dame 61View the complete box score from North Carolina's 63-61 win against Notre Dame in Chapel Hill on Monday. (View Box Score)
A Closer Look: Notre DameForceful defense will be as key as ever for North Carolina as Notre Dame starters Pat Connaughton and Eric Atkins are both in the ACC's top 10 in assist-to-turnover ratio and the team ranks 11th nationally and second in the conference for the same. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Preview: Notre Dame At UNCThe Irish head to Chapel Hill for their final regular-season game of the season Monday. At 15-15 (6-11 ACC), Notre Dame is searching for its second true road win of the season. Head coach Mike Brey’s squad is coming off an overtime loss on senior day to Pittsburgh and the limited roster is a bit banged up heading into Monday’s season finale. (Carolina Blue)
Another ACC Player of the Week Honor for Marcus PaigeUNC sophomore guard Marcus Paige is the Co-ACC Men's Basketball Player of the Week along with Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon. Syracuse guard Tyler Ennis is the ACC Freshman of the Week. Paige was cited for his performances in UNC road wins over NC State and Virginia Tech. It is the second week in a row and the fourth time this season Paige has won ACC Player of the Week honors. (GoHeels.com)
J.P. Tokoto Soaring to New Heights with Strong Family Values and SupportFor athletes as naturally blessed as UNC small forward, J.P. Tokoto, the game tends to come pretty easy. But being gifted only gets one so far in life and on the hardwood. That's something his parents, Trevor and Laurence Trimble, have always understood. It's a message they continually deliver to their son, making sure he stays grounded as a player, a teammate and a human being. (Bleacher Report)
Video: J.P. Tokoto Highlights and InterviewUNC sophomore JP Tokoto's numbers have all increased from his freshman year, including exciting dunks. Tokoto talks about his development as a player and some of his favorite plays.
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