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"I love the place...when I leave I want it to be in good shape"

During Tuesday's press conference, UNC head coach Roy Williams was asked about why he responded to CBS college basketball analyst Doug Gottlieb's comments concerning his retirement. The comments came during CBS telecast before Williams' Tar Heels took on Miami. Williams was upset and responded clearly and directly. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Battling for Postseason Positioning

The Tar Heels find themselves in the position of needing quality wins over the final two weeks of the regular season to secure a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Recent wins over No. 12 Miami and Pittsburgh have helped offset losses to No. 11 Louisville, No. 23 Notre Dame, and No. 15 Duke, although UNC currently possesses a 3-4 record against RPI Top-50 opponents. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams And The Importance Of Practice

Roy Williams is no Allen Iverson — he wants to talk about practice. UNC’s starting lineup has been a revolving door of different players in the past few weeks, but he said the decision about who starts isn’t really up to him. “I don’t have a plan. Many people think coaches make the decision who starts, and I think players make the decision by how well they play in practice.” (Chapelboro.com)

Will Marcus Paige play more point guard?

With four games remaining in the regular season, Roy Williams spoke about Marcus Paige possibly playing point guard and discussed the likelihood of that happening more moving forward. "Yes and no," Williams said about whether he would prioritize playing Paige at the point more. "I don't think we are going to do anything to change what we have." (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC Basketball Press Conference Recap - NC State

Roy Williams and sophomore Justin Jackson discuss North Carolina's tough schedule down the stretch, limiting NC State's Cat Barber, and playing in a hostile PNC Arena. View Video...

Picking college basketball's best team tough in wild year

North Carolina: The preseason No. 1 team scores, takes care of the basketball (third in assist-to-turnover ratio) and hits the glass (17th in rebounding margin) with possibly the nation's deepest roster. But are the seventh-ranked Tar Heels tough enough to defend and finish? Their five losses have come by 17 points. (Associated Press)

Roy Williams Live: No Decision on Starting Lineup

Roy Williams is still figuring out the makeup of his starting lineup for Wednesday’s game at N.C. State. Williams started forward Isaiah Hicks in place of usual starter Kennedy Meeks in Saturday’s 96-71 win over No. 11 Miami. “I decided I wanted to make a change, and we may go back on Wednesday night, and we may not,” Williams said. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Set For Wolfpack Wednesday

North Carolina (22-5, 11-3 ACC) will try to protect its ACC lead and sweep the season series with N.C. State (14-13, 4-10) when it visits the Wolfpack on Wednesday night in Raleigh. The Tar Heels and N.C. State will tip off just after 8 p.m. in the PNC Arena. Tim Brando and Dan Bonner will call the game for an ACC Network regional TV audience. (GoHeels.com)

Wolfpack, Gottfried confident going into game against UNC

A win over UNC Wednesday would surely brighten what has been a dismal season for N.C. State. With a 14-13 record and 4-10 in ACC play, this has been head coach Mark Gottfried’s worst season in Raleigh. State is led by Cat Barber but he was held in check with just 9 points in 35 minutes in their first matchup with the Tar Heels Jan. 16. (WNCN)

Audio: Doug Gottlieb Joins David Glenn To Discuss Roy Williams Comments

On Monday, Doug Gottlieb joined The David Glenn Show to share his thoughts and answer questions about his Roy Williams comments. His defense to criticism was two-fold: he thinks his comments were misconstrued by the time they were relayed to Williams, and he does not think his job as a TV analyst holds him to the same journalistic standard as a reporter. (ACC Sports Journal)

An eventful week yields little clarity in ACC basketball standings

Instead of dwelling on Wednesday’s disappointment against Duke, UNC took its frustration out on Miami. The Tar Heels outscored the Hurricanes 44-15 to start the second half and rolled to a 96-71 victory in the battle for first place in the ACC, It was UNC’s most lopsided win against a ranked opponent since a 98-63 win against Michigan State in 2008. (Wilmington Star News)

Tar Heels Not Letting Duke Loss Ruin Their Season

Roy Williams’ group beat the No. 11 Hurricanes in a way they hadn’t been beaten this season. “They shot the ball great from the perimeter, they rebounded well, they dominated us, and that hasn’t happened all year long,” Miami coach Jim Larranaga said after the game. With the victory, North Carolina reclaimed sole control of first place in the ACC standings. (Today's U)

Is Isaiah Hicks in UNC lineup temporary fix?

Was it a lineup adjustment that is a sign of things to come or simply meant to get Kennedy Meeks’ attention? UNC coach Roy Williams wasn’t interested in explaining why he started Isaiah Hicks instead of Meeks for Saturday’s 96-71 victory over Miami. “As a coach I get the privilege to start who I want at that specific time. I just wanted to start him,” Williams said. (Raleigh & Company)

Hicks or Meeks?

On Saturday, Isaiah Hicks got the nod over a slumping Kennedy Meeks. While the actually playing time (21 minutes for Hicks vs. 17 for Meeks) was not too far off from what the two inside players normally notch, it did send a message. As of Monday, Coach Williams does not know if this move is a permanent switch. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Phil Ford, Sharon Couch-Fikes Recognized As Trailblazers

Phil Ford joined former track and field star Sharon Couch-Fikes at center court of the Dean E. Smith Center on Feb. 20 to receive the third annual Tar Heel Trailblazers award, which recognizes individuals who paved the way for success in all aspects of the UNC student-athlete experience. View Video...

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 92
Butler: 80
Fri, Mar 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Kentucky
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Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#21 Butler80
at #6 UNC92
Chrabascz (Butler) 21 pts; Jackson (UNC) 24 pts;
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ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-430-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1020-15
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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