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Late Meltdown Sinks Tar Heels

With less than three minutes remaining, UNC led 76-68 and seemed to be wearing down the talented Cyclones on their way to next week's East Regional semifinal. But the Tar Heels collapsed defensively down the stretch, allowing Iowa State to finish the game on a 17-7 run and DeAndre Kane to convert a game-winning driving layup with 1.6 seconds remaining to push the Cyclones past UNC, 85-83. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Iowa State eliminates North Carolina before it's too late

They were undermanned and undersized, but the Iowa State Cyclones and their relentless point guard DeAndre Kane found a way to keep their season alive with a dramatic 85-83 victory against sixth-seeded North Carolina in Sunday's third-round NCAA tournament game at the AT&T Center. (USA Today)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Iowa State

As soon as Brice Johnson went down with an ankle injury early in the first half, there was no option but for one of Carolina's stable of post men to step forward. It turned out to be Kennedy Meeks. The big freshman poured in 15 points to go with 13 rebounds and played one of his best games of his first season in Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)

No. 3 seed Iowa State ousts North Carolina 85-83

DeAndre Kane drove for the game-winning layup with 1.6 seconds left and No. 3 seed Iowa State beat North Carolina 85-83 on Sunday, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2000. The Tar Heels (24-10) are gone in the NCAA tournament's opening weekend for the first time in consecutive seasons under coach Roy Williams. (ESPN.com)

Box Score: Iowa State 85, North Carolina 83

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 85-83 loss to the Iowa State Cyclones Sunday in the NCAA Tournament round of 32. (View Box Score)

Tar Heels Take On High-Powered Cyclones For Sweet 16 Berth

Next up for the Tar Heels are the Iowa State Cyclones, one of the premier offensive units in the country. The Cyclones tore apart NC Central in their opening contest, seemingly scoring at will. UNC's Brice Johnson says it was important for Carolina to reassert its dominance on the glass in their NCAA opener. That will certainly be another key Sunday against Iowa State. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC to take on weakened Iowa State

North Carolina can sympathize with Iowa State. Two years ago, the Tar Heels were in nearly an identical position — a handy defeat of their opponent coupled with a shocking and disheartening loss. Iowa State drubbed N.C. Central 93-75, but in the minutes following its statement win, the news of the loss of forward Georges Niang spread . (Daily Tar Heel)

Preview & Prediction: #6 UNC vs #3 Iowa State

Friday night injury to 6-7 Georges Niang took out Iowa State's tallest player. It is an understatement to say the Tar Heels enjoy a significant advantage with their interior size. Or do they? While UNC certainly has bigger players, there is a legitimate question of which team these kind of mismatches truly favor. Prediction: UNC 82 Iowa State 78 (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: UNC Players Pre-Iowa State Press Conference

Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson meet with the media prior to North Carolina's NCAA Tournament matchup with Iowa State. View Video...

The Mysteries of March Madness

March is all about omens. With the consistently-inconsistent 2014 North Carolina Tar Heels, the basketball gods have been holding their cards close to the chest. After wins against top-ten teams like Duke, Louisville, Michigan State and Kentucky, coupled with inexplicable losses to UAB, Miami and Belmont, the Carolina faithful now take any sign – fortunate or ill-favored — they can get. (Chapelboro.com)

Life goes on for the Cyclones without Georges Niang

Ready or not, the time has come. Georges Niang will not be in Iowa State's (27-7) lineup in a third-round NCAA Tournament bout with the East Region's 6-seed, North Carolina (24-9) on Sunday. Niang, who led Iowa State with 24 points in Friday night's 93-75 victory over N.C. Central, will miss the rest of the season with a broken foot. (Cyclone Fanatic)

What's wrong with Harrison Barnes?

Since that solid start, the season has gone downhill for Barnes. Sure, there are flashes here and there of the 21-year-old's immense talent, but the results simply haven't been there on the whole. Worst of all, his performances are hitting a new low as Golden State hits the stretch run. (SB Nation)

Video: Roy Williams Pre-Iowa State Press Conference

Roy Williams addresses the media ahead of North Carolina's NCAA third round matchup with Iowa State in San Antonio, Texas. View Video...

Marcus Paige is no Heel for leaving Iowa

There are plenty of basketball fans in Iowa who have little time for Marcus Paige since he left Linn-Mar High to play for North Carolina. He’s not a Hawkeye. So forget about him, say some Iowa supporters. He’s not a Cyclone, so ditto say some Iowa State fans. But many others were happy Paige went where his heart led him. (The Gazette)

Tar Heels look to run with Iowa State

They've scored 83.2 points per game, good for sixth in the country. They've scored 90 points or more 11 times — three times in their last four games. It would be easy for an opposing team to be intimidated, but sixth-seeded North Carolina — who will take on the Cyclones in the NCAA Tournament's third round Sunday — is anything but. (Daily Tar Heel)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 80
Kansas State: 70
Tue, Nov 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Maryland
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UNC vs. Davidson
Sun, Dec 6, 6:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

UNC @ Texas
Sat, Dec 12, 5:15 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Virginia Tech77
at Iowa State99
Georgia Tech52
at Villanova69
at Miami (FL)77
Notre Dame68
at Iowa62
at Texas A&M67
UC Irvine80
at Boston College67
at NC State87
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ACC Basketball Standings
(5) Duke0-05-1
(9) North Carolina0-05-1
(12) Virginia0-05-1
(15) Miami0-05-1
(17) Notre Dame0-04-1
Florida State0-04-1
Georgia Tech0-04-2
NC State0-04-2
Wake Forest0-04-2
Virginia Tech0-03-2
Boston College0-03-2

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