Video: UNC Shoots Past VT, 91-72 - Game HighlightsJustin Jackson led the way with 26 points and the Tar Heels drained a season-best 14 threes in the victory over Virginia Tech in Chapel Hill on January 26, 2017.
UNC's inside-outside combination too much for HokiesVirginia Tech scored 15 points on its first seven possessions Thursday at No. 9 North Carolina. The ideal start, yes? Not so much. As potent and balanced as the Hokies are at their best, the Tar Heels are more so, and playing the quick pace UNC prefers is risky. Sure enough, the Tar Heels ducked Tech's early flurry, used their size to dominate the interior and prevailed 91-72. (Daily Press)
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Virginia TechUNC's 91-72 win over Virginia Tech marks the first time in program history the Tar Heels have scored at least 85 points in seven straight ACC games. The main storyline from this game, though, will be the health of Theo Pinson, who left with an apparent ankle injury in the first half and did not return. "Theo rolled his ankle," according to Roy Williams in the postgame. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Tar Heels Drain 14 3s vs. Virginia TechNorth Carolina knocked down a season-high 14 three-pointers in the lopsided 91-72 victory over Virginia Tech in Chapel Hill on January 26, 2017.
No. 9 Tar Heels beat Hokies 91-72 for 7th straight winJustin Jackson scored 26 points and No. 9 North Carolina hit a season-high 14 3-pointers to beat Virginia Tech 91-72 on Thursday. Kennedy Meeks added 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Tar Heels, who have climbed into sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference with seven straight wins along with No. 6 Florida State's loss at Georgia Tech on Wednesday. (Associated Press)
Box Score: North Carolina 91, Virginia Tech 72View the complete box score from North Carolina's 91-72 ACC victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)
Video: Vince Carter's Top 50 Dunks at UNCIn honor of Vince Carter's 40th birthday on Thursday, we take a look back to his younger days at North Carolina when his high-flying dunks first became a national phenomenon.
The NBA released 40 unseen Vince Carter dunks in honor of his 40th birthdayHere are some never before seen dunks from Vince Carter. Video is from Gary Payton Charity Game, Zo's Summer Groove, Ray Of Hope Foundation Charity Game, Magic's Mid-Summer Night's Dream Charity Game, USA Basketball practice, Jerry Stackhouse UNC Alumni Game, and various exhibitions with the Toronto Raptors.
Joel Berry, emotion, and leadershipNorth Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams values emotion and competitiveness on the court. The key is channeling that fire it in the right direction. At Wednesday's press conference, Williams was asked about Carolina junior point guard Joel Berry's emotion, how it helps him and how important it is to his success. (Carolina Blue)
To run or not to run? That's the question for Hokies as they prep for No. 9 UNCWhen Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams scans his roster, he doesn't kid himself when he compares them to a group of bluebloods like the ones at No. 9 North Carolina. Williams certainly believes he has enough to win, but he doesn't have the embarrassment of riches UNC's roster boasts. Just about nobody does. (Daily Press)
Hicks putting it all together as career winds downExpectations were high for senior forward Isaiah Hicks coming into this year. With Brice Johnson gone, Hicks would have a starting spot and play a pivotal role for the Tar Heels. After a rather up and down start to the season, Hicks has found his groove, turning in a few of his best performances in the three game stretch of Florida State, Syracuse and Boston College. (Carolina Blue)
Virginia Tech Faces a Major Hurdle at #6 UNCBuzz Williams and his basketball team will face a very difficult challenge tonight when they take on the #6 North Carolina Tar Heels in Chapel Hill. UNC is 18-3 overall, and they sit atop the ACC standings with a 6-1 conference record. (Tech Sideline)
UNC reveals special edition Air Jordan 31 “Coaches vs. Cancer” shoesToday we look at a completely different UNC player exclusive shoe as this special edition Air Jordan 31 “Coaches vs. Cancer” PE was made in collaboration with the American Cancer Society and National Association of Basketball Coaches. Together, the duo has helped raise over $100 million to help the American Cancer Society’s mission of finding a cure. (Sneaker News)
The NBA has never seen a 40-year-old like Vince CarterVince Carter turned 40 years old on Thursday. He’s also, and we can say this without reflex, the hoppiest 40-year old NBA player in league history. Unless something happened at midnight on Thursday that took away all we’ve ever known about Vince Carter, VC is easily the most athletic 40-year old that the NBA has ever seen. (Yahoo! Sports)
Sports Illustrated College Basketball Power Rankings9. North Carolina Tar Heels: Justin Jackson has made a sophomore-to-junior leap from quality role player to star, with his scoring increasing from 12.2 to 18.2 points per game. His shot distributions used to be heavily skewed toward twos, but with his long-range stroke finally working, he’s achieving more balance and a higher level of efficiency. (Sports Illustrated)
|Berry II (UNC) 23 pts; Adel (Louisville) 20 pts;|
|Brissett (Syracuse) 16 pts; Lykes (Miami) 14 pts;|
|at Georgia Tech||56|
|Robinson (Virginia Tech) 18 pts; Jackson (Georgia Tech) 17 pts;|
|at Boston College||67|
|Farrell (Notre Dame) 37 pts; Robinson (Boston College) 29 pts;|
|at Wake Forest||84|
|Freeman (NC State) 24 pts; Moore (Wake Forest) 23 pts;|
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|(14) North Carolina||10-5||21-7|