Recap & Analysis: UNC 73, Miami 64In the second half, the Tar Heels shot 14-of-27 from the floor on 11 assists, controlled the backboards to the tune of 23-12 and hit 11-of-13 free throws line. UNC held Miami without a point from the 5:15 mark until 1:23 left extending the Tar Heel lead from three to 11 in that span. Needless to say that's winning basketball and a much-needed shot in the arm for a team that had struggled in tough games such as this. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: UNC-Miami Game HighlightsBrice Johnson's double-double (22 points & 11 rebounds) leads the Tar Heels to a 73-64 road win over Miami in Coral Gables on February 28th, 2015.
Brice Johnson leads No. 15 North Carolina past Miami 73-64Brice Johnson had five dunks and 22 points to help No. 15 North Carolina end a streak of four consecutive losses against Miami with a 73-64 victory Saturday. The 6-foot-9 Johnson repeatedly outmaneuvered the Hurricanes inside and shot 11 for 15. He also had 11 rebounds. North Carolina (20-9, 10-6 ACC) reached 20 victories for the 11th time in 12 years under coach Roy Williams. (ESPN.com)
Video: J.P. Tokoto Steals & Slams Twice vs. MiamiJ.P. Tokoto comes up with a pair of steals that he turns into two-handed dunks on the fast break against Miami on February 28th, 2015 in Coral Gables.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - MiamiWhat a finish for Brice Johnson, who was all over the floor on both ends in the second half of Carolina's road win. Johnson's best possession might have come when the Tar Heels didn't even score, as he battled for multiple offensive rebounds and eventually ended up on the floor to secure a loose ball with five minutes remaining. The UNC junior finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds. (GoHeels.com)
Box Score: North Carolina 73, Miami 64View the complete box score from North Carolina's 73-64 win over Miami Saturday in Coral Gables, Florida. (View Box Score)
ESPN College Gameday In Chapel Hill For UNC-Duke GameESPN's College Gameday will originate from the Smith Center in Chapel Hill on Saturday March 7 on the day of the matchup between UNC and Duke. The show, featuring Rece Davis, Jay Bilas, Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg, will broadcast live from 10 a.m. to noon. Smith Center doors will open at 9 a.m. UNC students should use Entrance C to the arena and the general public should use Entrance D. (GoHeels.com)
Preview & Prediction: #15 UNC at MiamiThe Tar Heels enter the game in a pitch battle for the final double-bye spot in the ACC Tournament, and a loss to the Hurricanes could put UNC in danger of being seeded as low as #8 in the ACC Tournament. If there is any consistency to UNC's inconsistency then the Tar Heels will bounce back today. Prediction: UNC 68, Miami 66 (Tar Heel Blog)
UNC needs bounce back win over MiamiThe Tar Heels have escaped the snow and slush of the Triangle and taken their talents not too far from South Beach. There’s no time for tanning for up-and-down North Carolina, ranked No. 15 in The Associated Press Top 25. What’s certain is UNC will meet a Miami team that has beaten the Tar Heels the last four times they’ve played. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Tar Heels look to match physical playNorth Carolina has often been praised for the way that post players Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks finish around the basket. But there are different interpretations for the Tar Heels after a loss to North Carolina State, which used physical play to alter the course of the game. “They intimidated us inside,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams said. (Burlington Times-News)
North Carolina at Miami, three to know previewThe Tar Heels, who have won only two of their last seven games, are one game behind fourth-place Louisville in the ACC standings. The top four teams receive a double-bye in the ACC tournament, so a victory would be extremely beneficial to UNC, especially because of what the Cardinals are facing following the dismissal of point guard Chris Jones. (Fayetteville Observer)
Know Your Opponent: MiamiIs it possible that Miami owns both the best win of 2014-15 and the season's worst loss, at least among ACC teams? Certainly the Hurricanes' 16-point drubbing of Duke at Cameron, in which Jim Larrañaga's club scored 56 points in the second half, is on the short list of best wins. Miami's 28-point home loss to Eastern Kentucky was, if nothing else, the most inexplicable result of the year. (GoHeels.com)
Willie Cooper's story as UNC's first black basketball player began in Elm CityThe story of Willie Cooper Jr. neither begins nor ends with him becoming the first black basketball player at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a member of the Tar Heels freshman team in 1964-65. During tryouts for the varsity team at UNC in 1965, Cooper decided he would give up basketball and the chance to play for Carolina’s young head coach Dean Smith. (Wilson Times)
Tale of the Tape: UNC vs MiamiHeading to Miami, the Tar Heels are in need of a return to the norm on the offensive end. Miami's defensive numbers suggest that's possible, though NC State's numbers were very similar and it didn't matter. The Hurricanes also play slower tempo which was part and parcel to the game plan NC State used to give the Tar Heels trouble. (Tar Heel Blog)
Spenser Dalton added to North Carolina's varsity basketball rosterShort-handed UNC has added Spenser Dalton, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound junior guard, to the varsity roster. Previously a second-year member of UNC's junior varsity program, Dalton had been helping Roy Williams' injury-plagued team in practice but still playing for JV coach Hubert Davis' team. Dalton attended the Christ School in Asheville, where Williams was raised, and will wear No. 43 for the Tar Heels. (Fayetteville Observer)
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