Tar Heels Effective Against RMU's ZoneOn 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)
UNC Owns Offensive Glass in Win Over Robert MorrisNo. 6 North Carolina’s frontcourt was able to capitalize on plenty of second-chance opportunities as the Tar Heels cruised to a 103-59 win over Robert Morris on Sunday night. Throughout the contest, UNC’s front line was able to impose its will on Robert Morris’ defenders around the basket. The Tar Heels finished the game with 20 offensive rebounds that resulted in 20 second-chance points. (Inside Carolina)
Recap & Analysis: UNC 103 Robert Morris 59Any questions? Coming off a choppy and uneven performance in the opening win against NC Central on Friday, UNC asserted itself early then put the hammer down in the second half to take a resounding 103-59 win over Robert Morris. UNC's success in this game was fueled primarily by the play of the two starting post players, Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: Roy Williams Post-Robert Morris Press ConferenceNorth Carolina coach Roy Williams discusses the Tar Heels' 103-59 win over Robert Morris Sunday night in Chapel Hill.
Video: UNC Basketball Highlights vs. Robert MorrisView complete game highlights from North Carolina's 103-59 win over the Robert Morris Colonials Sunday night in Chapel Hill.
No. 6 North Carolina beats Robert Morris 103-59Brice Johnson scored 23 points while Kennedy Meeks had 21 to help No. 6 North Carolina beat Robert Morris 103-59 on Sunday. Marcus Paige added 15 for the Tar Heels (2-0), who for the second straight game jumped to a quick double-digit lead and stayed in control the rest of the way. UNC scored the first 12 points, led by 18 at halftime then ran off the first 11 after the break to blow the game open. (ESPN.com)
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Robert MorrisWhat a joy to watch Carolina pass the ball on Sunday night. The Tar Heels racked up 29 assists on 36 field goals, many of the spectacular variety. Robert Morris tried to utilize a similar zone to what had been effective for North Carolina Central on Friday night, but the Tar Heels dissected it with quick ball movement, changing sides of the floor and finding the open man. (GoHeels.com)
Video: J.P. Tokoto Skies for the Alley-OopJ.P. Tokoto gets some serious air as he finishes the lob from Justin Jackson against Robert Morris on November 16, 2014.
Box Score: North Carolina 103, Robert Morris 59View the complete box score from North Carolina's 103-59 win over Robert Morris Sunday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)
Video: Brice Johnson Finishes the Left-Handed SlamBrice Johnson takes a slick bounce pass from Theo Pinson and finishes with this one-handed dunk against Robert Morris on November 16, 2014.
Preview & Prediction: #6 UNC vs Robert MorrisFor UNC this is another game in the experimentation phase of the season. Roy Williams will use several lineup combinations and go very deep into his bench. This could result in some disrupted offensive flow since this team is still developing on-the-court chemistry and figuring out roles. Prediction: UNC 89 RMU 62 (Tar Heel Blog)
Monmouth's King Rice focusing on task at hand after extensionMonmouth University head coach King Rice entered his fourth season on Friday evening at 33-62 overall, so when the school quietly announced a three-year contract extension late Thursday afternoon to keep him in West Long Branch through the 2018-19 season, some people were confused to say the least. (Asbury Park Press)
Gameday: Carolina To Host Robert MorrisNorth Carolina will open play in the 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis tournament on Sunday evening in Chapel Hill when it hosts Robert Morris in the Smith Center. Roy Philpott and LaPhonso Ellis will be on hand to call the action for ESPNU. The opening tip is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. Sunday’s game will be the first-ever meeting between UNC and Robert Morris in men’s basketball. (GoHeels.com)
Previewing Robert MorrisNot only does Robert Morris return three starters from last season, but a fourth starter (Kavon Stewart) played in 30 games off the bench and averaged 4.9 and 1.9 rebounds at the guard position. The lone new face to the lineup is 6-foot-9, 230-pound junior Lionel Gomis, who transferred from Siena and signed with RMU in April. (Inside Carolina)
Know Your Opponent: Robert MorrisRobert Morris figures to be in the mix in the NEC again this season, and the Colonials were picked to finish third behind St. Francis (NY) and Central Connecticut State. In addition to UNC, Georgetown and Clemson highlight the RMU non-conference slate. But in the perennial one-bid NEC, it will be three days in March that determine the level of success for Coach Andrew Toole's squad. (GoHeels.com)
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