Video: Highlights - UNC Tops Fairfield 92-65Five Tar Heels score in double figures in the Tar Heels' 92-65 win over Fairfield in Chapel Hill on November 15, 2015.
Recap and Analysis: #1 UNC 92 Fairfield 65Theo Pinson was the Tar Heels' second best player on the court, notching 11 points on 5 shots. He made 6-8 FTs and was 1-3 from three. Pinson was UNC's best distributor on the day with 8 assists and no turnovers. He has looked much better early this season compared to last year and has been markedly better than Justin Jackson, confirming Roy Williams' choice to play him as a starter. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: Nate Britt Ties Career-High 17 vs. FairfieldNate Britt came off the bench to tie his career-high with 17 points - including 4 of 6 from distance - in UNC's win over Fairfield on November 15, 2015.
Nate Britt helps No. 1 UNC beat Fairfield 92-65 in home openerNate Britt matched his career high with 17 points and No. 1 North Carolina gradually pulled away in the second half to beat Fairfield 92-65 on Sunday. Joel Berry II added 15 points for the Tar Heels (2-0), who led all the way to win their 14th consecutive home opener. But UNC followed its 24-point win over Temple in Friday's opener with an unimpressive showing full of missed free throws and leaky defense. (Associated Press)
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - FairfieldCarolina focused just long enough in the second half to make the final score--a 92-65 win over Fairfield--look like the blowout everyone probably thought it was going to be. But Roy Williams will get plenty of teaching points from that game, including the Stags' 15 offensive rebounds and Carolina's occasionally overeager three-point shooting. (GoHeels.com)
Box Score: North Carolina 92, Fairfield 65View the complete box score from North Carolina's 92-65 win over Fairfield in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Chapel Hill on Sunday. (View Box Score)
UNC Basketball Hosts Fairfield SundayNorth Carolina will play its second game of the weekend and open action in the 2015 CBE Hall of Fame Classic on Sunday afternoon when it hosts Fairfield. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. in the Smith Center as top-ranked UNC makes its home debut for 2015-16. The game is part of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic, to conclude next Monday and Tuesday (Nov. 23-24) in Kansas City, Mo. (GoHeels.com)
Game Preview: #1 UNC vs FairfieldAfter an impressive dismantling of Temple in the season opener to take a 91-57 win, the Tar Heels open the home schedule against Fairfield Needless to say the Stags will be vastly overmatched facing a UNC team that even without Marcus Paige showed there was no shortage of weapons. On of those weapons, junior big man Kennedy Meeks, completely dominated the paint in the season opener. (Tar Heel Blog)
Meeks and the Tar Heels Feeling Good So Far Without PaigeKennedy Meeks’ effort was part of a collaborative team goal to have everyone step up their level of play while senior point guard Marcus Paige remains on the sidelines with a broken hand. “That’s our main focus right now while he’s gone,” Meeks said. “He’s a great player, great leader—we miss him—but as of right now we have to focus on Fairfield next.” (Chapelboro.com)
Previewing FairfieldNo. 1 North Carolina tips off its home slate against Fairfield on Sunday. Tip-off at the Smith Center is at 4 p.m. and will be televised by ESPNU. Fairfield dropped its season opener to Yale, 70-57, in the Connecticut 6 Classic on Friday. Fairfield lost despite holding Yale to 37.9 percent shooting, due in part a 47-24 rebounding discrepancy. (Inside Carolina)
Know Your Opponent: FairfieldYear five of the Sydney Johnson era at Fairfield began much in the same way that year four ended. After the second of two straight 7-win campaigns last season, the Stags were soundly beaten by Yale Friday night to kick off 2015-16. Forward Marcus Gilbert anchors a veteran front court, as the 6-6 senior is back after a third-team All-MAAC junior season. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Roy Williams, Players Post-Temple Press ConferenceRoy Williams along with Kennedy Meeks and Joel Berry discuss the Tar Heels' season-opening 91-67 win against Temple in Annapolis at the Veterans Classic.
No. 1 North Carolina downs Temple, still has to dress up to fly homeTwenty minutes after the final buzzer, inside the winning locker room of the nation's top-ranked team, and every North Carolina player has showered and is now changing into suits. And not sweatsuits. I'm talking suit-suits. They look sharp. But the plan was not to look sharp. "It's your fault we're wearing suits home," Kennedy Meeks playfully said in the general direction of teammate Nate Britt. (CBS Sports)
Former UNC players King Rice, Tony Shaver coach their teams to upsets on opening nightMonmouth, led by head coach King Rice, defeated UCLA 84-81 in Pauley Pavilion on Friday night. William & Mary, coached by Tony Shaver, rolled past NC State 85-68 in Raleigh. William & Mary's coaching staff also includes former UNC player Jonathan Holmes.
Lucas: Being EliteThursday night, former Navy SEAL Clint Bruce, who played football at Navy and went on to play in the NFL before doing multiple tours overseas in the war on terror, spoke to the Tar Heels. “It was great to hear about family and leadership and commitment to a team from people who live it every day,” Kennedy Meeks said. “He talked about being elite, and that’s what our team wants to do this year.” (GoHeels.com)
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