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Lucas: Questions Of The Day

With only one day of turnaround until Sunday's 5:15 p.m. ET tipoff against third-seeded Iowa State, the Tar Heels will go through a closed practice on Saturday afternoon at the AT&T Center, then hang around to fulfill approximately an hour's worth of media obligations. Here's a look at the three key questions you can expect to hear addressed at those sessions. (GoHeels.com)

Brice Johnson key off the bench in Tar Heel win

Before Carson Desrosiers' fifth foul, before James Michael McAdoo's game-winning free throw, before McAdoo grabbed the offensive rebound to seal the 79-77 win, there was Brice Johnson. Johnson contributed eight rebounds, four of them on the offensive end. In addition to his rebounds, Johnson also swatted away four Providence shots, including two in the final 3:13. (Daily Tar Heel)

Mavericks center Brandan Wright has hot hand

In March, Brandan Wright came into Friday’s game having hit 37 of 51 shots. That’s a mammoth 72.5 percent shooting clip. When he hit his first three shots against Denver, it ran his streak of consecutive made field goal attempts to 11 over three games. So the question that begs to be asked is why the slender 6-10 Wright isn’t playing more than 18 minutes per game. (Dallas Morning News)

Winning the Glass

The Tar Heels rebounded nearly half of Providence's misses. The result was a decided victory on the on the glass after being outrebounded in three of their previous four games. UNC not only grabbed more rebounds (40-26), but also secured a 21-9 edge in offensive boards, and more importantly, a 26-13 advantage in second-chance points. (Inside Carolina)

Cyclones up next for Tar Heels

North Carolina and Iowa State advanced past Providence and North Carolina Central Friday evening in San Antonio's AT&T Center to set up a meeting Sunday evening at 5:15 pm eastern time (4:15 pm local time) in the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament. Under young but talented head coach Fred Hoiberg, Iowa State is 27-7 after Friday night's win over N.C. Central. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Lucas: Routine

James Michael McAdoo has been asked about free throws virtually every single day. When they don't go in, people want to know why he can't make them. Every day he gives a similar polite answer. Every day he goes back to the gym, trying to get comfortable. That's what he thought about, while everyone else was biting their fingernails and white-knuckling their remote. (GoHeels.com)

Iowa State's Georges Niang lost for season with broken foot

Iowa State sophomore forward George Niang, one of the Cyclones' most important players, is lost for the season after breaking his right foot Friday against North Carolina Central. Playing without Niang against a very talented and big North Carolina team will put the No. 3 Cyclones at a major disadvantage on Sunday. (Sporting News)

UNC-Providence Postgame Notes

UNC's 110 wins in the NCAA Tournament are the second most in college basketball history. Roy Williams has now won a game in the NCAA Tournament in each of the 24 seasons in which his teams have played in the Tournament. The win was Williams' 724th of his career, tying him with DePaul's Ray Meyer for 19th place in NCAA history. (GoHeels.com)

McAdoo seals UNC win vs. Providence

James Michael McAdoo may as well have been standing on a tight rope, eyes closed, rope swaying in the wind. There could hardly have been more tension, more intangible weight bearing down on the North Carolina forward's shoulders Friday. Scored tied, 77-77. Three and a half seconds to play. A game — nay — an entire season a step away from free-fall. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: UNC-Providence Post-Game Press Conference

Roy Williams, James Michael McAdoo and Brice Johnson address the media following North Carolina's 79-77 win over Providence in the NCAA Tournament. View Video...

Free Throws, Putting & Clutch Plays

If you’re familiar with Roy Williams and his passion for golf, then it should make sense that he shared his story of a $55,000 six-foot putt in the huddle before James Michael McAdoo stepped to the free throw line with 3.5 seconds left in a tie ball game. (Inside Carolina)

Never easy or pretty, but UNC just finds a way

The Tar Heels simply believe something's gonna go their way – and then they seem to go out and do it. So it went Friday night at the AT&T Center against Providence. This time a James Michael McAdoo offensive rebound and free throw – of all things – with 3.5 seconds left crystallized a 79-77 victory over the Friars in the second round of the NCAA tournament. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC-Providence: Roy Williams Postgame Quotes

Roy Williams' opening comments: "Well, we feel very fortunate to say the least. We really did some good things and we really did some bad things. But we made a couple of plays at the end. We had a couple of guys that made big time shots and a couple guys that got big time rebounds for us. We were down seven, and the kids kept fighting." (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC-Providence Game Highlights

View the complete game highlights from North Carolina's 79-77 victory over Providence in the NCAA Tournament round of 64, courtesy of GoHeels.com. View Video...

Recap & Analysis: UNC 79 Providence 77

In March, you do not question the manner in which you win games, you simply say, "Thank you" and move on. For everything that went on in this game, enough cannot be said about J.P. Tokoto who had another fat stat line and a couple of jaw-dropping plays. Tokoto ended up with 10 points, six assists, four rebounds and three steals. (Tar Heel Blog)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
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Kansas State: 70
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UNC @ Texas
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