Observations: UNC 105, Wake Forest 72UNC has shot above its season average from the free throw line for three straight halves. The Heels have shot 62 percent as a team, which could end up being the lowest in school history for a season. Starting with their 13-for-17 performance in the second half against Duke then going 16-of-17 in the first half against Wake and 8-of-12 in the second half, are the Heels starting to turn the corner? (ESPN.com)
Tar Heels show no fatigue in running over DeaconsFor a team playing on fumes, as North Carolina was Saturday in its fourth game in eight days, it pays to be playing an opponent whose tank is bone dry. The steamrolling Tar Heels, getting at least 11 points from six different players, routed Wake Forest 105-72 at the Smith Center. In doing so, UNC established season highs in points scored and 3-pointers made, with 11. (Winston-Salem Journal)
Who's tired? UNC throttles Wake for 4th win in 8 daysPlaying its fourth game in eight days — and just 36 hours after an emotional win against No. 5 Duke — North Carolina may have been primed for a letdown Saturday against Wake Forest. Instead, fatigue was trumped by avenging an earlier loss to the Demon Deacons and continuing the recent progress that the team has made. UNC crushed Wake Forest 105-72. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Taking Advantage of CharityWhen asked his team’s 82.8 percent shooting from the free throw line in Saturday’s win over Wake Forest, UNC head coach Roy Williams pointed in jest to the stars and the moon being aligned appropriately. In reality, there’s a little more to the recent charity surge than just astronomy. (Inside Carolina)
Lucas: The Shots Not TakenThere's going to be plenty of talk about the 14 shots Leslie McDonald has made in the last two games. His 9-for-12 performance against Duke on Thursday was essential to that victory, and he followed it with 5-for-9 and 19 points in a 105-72 rout of Wake Forest on Saturday. It's only the second time in his UNC career that he's posted back-to-back performances of at least 15 points. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC-Wake Forest Game HighlightsView complete game highlights from North Carolina's 105-72 win over Wake Forest Saturday in Chapel Hill.
‘Complete the Streak’North Carolina had a locker room full of excuses available to explain a possible letdown against Wake Forest on Saturday, roughly 36 hours after its exhausting comeback victory over No. 5 Duke. The Tar Heels made it clear early that such a list wouldn’t be needed. (Inside Carolina)
UNC Post-Wake Forest NotesCarolina scored a season-high 105 points. This is the first time this year UNC topped the century and the 48th time UNC has scored 100 or more points under head coach Roy Williams. UNC set a single-game school record for highest three-point percentage in a game with at least 10 made threes. UNC was 11 for 15 from three-point range, a percentage of .733. (GoHeels.com)
57 Years Ago Today-February 22, 1957On February 22, 1957, the nation’s number 1 team welcomed the nation’s number 1 scorer...and the nation’s number 1 team said good-bye to its number 1 player. (Tar Heel Online Retrospective)
Recap & Analysis: UNC 105 Wake Forest 72UNC, wearing classic uniforms from the era of Jordan, Worthy and Perkins put on a performance reminiscent of those days. The Heels scored 52 points in the first have then exceeded it by one in the second to beat Wake Forest 105-72. It is UNC's 20th win of the season and the 10th in ACC play. The Heels have now won nine in a row. (Tar Heel Blog)
Roy Williams Post-Wake Forest QuotesRoy Williams opening statement: "You guys who have been here awhile have known and heard me say this a thousand times: everything looks so much better when the ball goes in the basket. And that's what happened tonight. First half, I thought for a long stretch early we weren't really into it." (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels get 20th Win in Smackdown of Wake ForestNorth Carolina left absolutely nothing to chance Saturday afternoon it its rematch with Wake Forest in the Smith Center. Coming off a stunning loss to the Demon Deacons in Winston-Salem back on January 5, UNC came out and shot 57 percent for the game---including a stellar 61.3 percent shooting clip (19 of 31) in the second half---on its way to a lopsided 105-72 blowout. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Video: Roy Williams Post-Wake Forest Press ConferenceNorth Carolina coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 105-72 win over Wake Forest in Chapel Hill on Saturday.
Video: Wade Moody delivers the biscuits with a pair of 3s vs. Wake ForestSenior walk-on Wade Moody hit a pair of three-pointers, including one to give the Tar Heels over 100 points (and biscuits), in the win against Wake Forest.
North Carolina rolls past Wake Forest 105-72Leslie McDonald scored 19 points to help North Carolina beat Wake Forest 105-72 on Saturday. Freshman Kennedy Meeks added 15 points for the Tar Heels (20-7, 10-4 ACC), who won their ninth straight game and had little trouble despite a short turnaround from Thursday night's rousing win against No. 5 Duke. (ESPN.com)
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