UNC-Georgia Tech Postgame QuotesRoy Williams on the four corners as a tribute to Coach Smith: “It’s something that I’ve been thinking about for a long time, for two weeks anyway. Some way to do something that would mean a great deal to him and would mean a great deal to me. I was hoping they would be man-to-man, but if they weren’t we were going to hold it for twenty seconds, just standing out there with everybody holding up four." (GoHeels.com)
Recap & Analysis: UNC 89 Georgia Tech 60There were two ways this game could have gone for UNC in the wake of the crushing loss at Duke on Wednesday night. An emotionally spent Tar Heel team could have stumbled and struggled against a lower tier ACC team or the Tar Heels could dish out 40 minutes worth of frustration and anger on the Yellow Jackets. It was the latter and then some. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: Roy Williams Post-Georgia Tech Press ConferenceNorth Carolina coach Roy Williams fields questions from the media following the Tar Heels' 89-60 win over Georgia Tech on February 21st, 2015.
Dean Smith’s best starting five in NBADean Smith left more than just a legacy of great basketball at North Carolina, he helped change the game of basketball. Including the NBA, for example he was talking about points per possession and other “advanced stats” basics back in the 1960s and ’70s. His fingerprints and influence can be felt from Los Angeles to Charlotte and just about every place in between. (NBC Sports)
Video: UNC-Georgia Tech Game HighlightsSix players score in double figures as the 15th-ranked Tar Heels ran past Georgia Tech in the Smith Center, 89-60, on February 21st, 2015.
Buzz Peterson remembers his coach, Dean SmithFormer Appalachian State basketball coach Buzz Peterson, who played for Smith for four seasons at UNC and was a member of the 1982 national-championship team, shared memories of Smith earlier this week. Peterson said that Smith always lauded the player who made the assist more than the one who scored the basket. (Winston-Salem Journal)
No. 15 UNC honors Dean Smith with 4 Corners, tops Georgia TechNo. 15 North Carolina opened Saturday's game by scoring on a "Four Corners" play as a tribute to the late Dean Smith, then rolled to an 89-60 win against Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels had lost four of five, but that "Four Corners" opening -- with coach Roy Williams holding up four fingers to signal Smith's famed offense -- led to Brice Johnson's layup in a sign of how smoothly things would run. (ESPN.com)
Video: J.P. Tokoto's Coast-to-Coast Dunk vs. Georgia TechJ.P. Tokoto pulls down the rebound, runs through the entire Georgia Tech defense and slams it down with two hands on February 21st, 2015.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Georgia TechVery cool touch by the Tar Heels running the Four Corners on the opening possession. And, in true Tar Heel fashion, Marcus Paige hit Brice Johnson for a layup for the game's first points. That was one of numerous examples of Dean Smith's influence that permeated Saturday, from team huddles to the multiple defenses flashed by the Tar Heels to pointing at the passer. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC's Four Corner's Offense vs. Georgia TechOn the first possession of the game, Carolina called the classic 'four corners' offense that was pioneered by Dean Smith. The play resulted in a layup by Brice Johnson to give the Tar Heels an early lead on February 21st, 2015.
Box Score: North Carolina 89, Georgia Tech 60View the complete box score from North Carolina's 89-60 win over Georgia Tech in Chapel Hill on Saturday: (View Box Score)
Nolan Richardson: Dean Smith great coach, better manEn route to the 1990 NCAA Final Four in Denver, Nolan Richardson's Razorbacks routed Dean Smith's North Carolina Tar Heels 96-73 in the Midwest Regional Sweet 16 at Dallas. En route to winning the 1993 national championship, Smith's Tar Heels defeated Richardson's Razorbacks 80-74 in the Sweet 16 at the East Regional in East Rutherford, N.J. (Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)
Bobby Cremins Remembers Dean Smith (audio)He’s being remembered by former players, including Michael Jordan, as a father figure. Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd speaks with one of Smith’s former rivals, retired Georgia Tech head coach Bobby Cremins, who says Smith “made the game of basketball better.” (WBUR)
Moving ForwardNo. 15 North Carolina has dropped two conference games in a row and four of its last five, but now is no time for the Tar Heels to feel sorry for themselves. UNC (18-8, 8-5) welcome Georgia Tech (12-14, 3-11) to the Dean Smith Center on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets are coming off a 63-52 win over Clemson, while the Heels are fresh off an epic battle with Duke, falling 92-90 in overtime. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Tar Heels' Tokoto, Meeks return to formAfter Wednesday night’s overtime loss at Duke, J.P. Tokoto was intent on moving forward. The North Carolina junior wing was firm in his voice, asserting desire to reach the Tar Heels’ next game. Based on how Tokoto played against the fourth-ranked Blue Devils, it makes sense that he wants to be back on the court as soon as possible. (Burlington Times-News)
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