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Video: Roy Williams Post-Harvard Press Conference

Roy Williams addresses the media following North Carolina's 67-65 win over Harvard in the NCAA Tournament round of 64 on Thursday in Jacksonville, Florida. View Video...

Five observations: North Carolina beats Harvard

The No. 4 seed North Carolina Tar Heels escaped with a 67-65 win over the 13th-seeded Harvard Crimson on Thursday night. Here are five observations from the game: Justin Jackson saved the day. Jackson scored the final two buckets for the Tar Heels, the decisive points that allowed them to move on to the next round. His jumper with 48 seconds remaining tied the game. (ESPN.com)

UNC-Harvard: Roy Williams Postgame Quotes

Roy Williams: "I feel like I've won the lottery because Tommy Amaker did a much better job with his team than I did with mine. We were extremely lucky. It's the luckiest I've ever felt after a basketball game in my entire life. In saying that, I'm thrilled that we're still here and we're still playing. These two guys beside me, Marcus made two big shots and Justin made two big shots." (Inside Carolina)

Recap & Analysis: UNC 67, Harvard 65

That was much more difficult than it needed to be but it's March and all that matters is getting the win. As much as everyone wants to trust this team, the Tar Heels keep finding ways give people pause. While Harvard gets all the credit in the world for being resilient, UNC did a lot of hurting itself in this game apart from anything Harvard was doing defensively. (Tar Heel Blog)

North Carolina holds off Harvard 67-65 in NCAA Tournament

Justin Jackson hit a tying jumper in the final minute, and then had a fast-break dunk to help fourth-seeded North Carolina edge Harvard 67-65 in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night. The Tar Heels (25-11) wasted a 16-point second-half lead and briefly trailed before Jackson came to the rescue. Jackson finished with 14 points and Marcus Paige had 10. (ESPN.com)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Harvard

Carolina advances to the round of 32, which is the most important takeaway from Thursday's 67-65 win over Harvard. But there's very little doubt the Tar Heels will have to play better on Saturday (game time TBA) against the winner of Arkansas and Wofford. The Tar Heels breezed out to an early lead and then seemed to go to sleep a little bit. They were never able to put away the pesky Crimson. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: North Carolina 67, Harvard 65

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 67-65 win over Harvard in the NCAA Tournament round of 64 in Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday. (View Box Score)

UAB coach Jerod Haase could teach university president Ray Watts how to be a leader

(Note: This article was published prior to UAB's upset of Iowa State in the NCAA tournament today.) These Blazers have given the campus and the city of Birmingham something positive to rally around as the fight to bring UAB football back continues on several fronts. Naturally, UAB basketball coach Jerod Haase and his players were asked about the controversy Wednesday. (AL.com)

Preview: UNC vs. Harvard, Round of 64

No. 4 seed North Carolina opens NCAA Tournament play on Thursday against No. 13 seed Harvard. The Tar Heels enter the contest at 24-11 and playing their best basketball of the season, as displayed during an improbable run to the ACC Tournament championship game. Harvard won the Ivy League to receive an automatic bid to the Big Dance. The Crimson enter the tournament with a record of 22-7. (Carolina Blue)

A picture of health: Marcus Paige ready to move the way he prefers

UNC arrives for tonight’s NCAA Tournament opener against Harvard with an added sense of confidence, an enhanced belief rooted in the notion that the Tar Heels just might be realizing their best basketball here at the most critical stage of the season. That conviction has coincided with an unburdened Marcus Paige, whose recent increase in production has been attributed to the improving health of his right foot. (Burlington Times-News)

Preview & Prediction: #4 UNC vs #13 Harvard

What happened last week may have been UNC finally (and belatedly) clicking as a team. The normal mode of operation for a Roy Williams team is to hit its stride in early February and head into March playing extremely well. It seems that stride hasn't been hit until the past few games and coincided with two key factors. Prediction: UNC 68, Harvard 53 (Tar Heel Blog)

North Carolina PG Nate Britt looks ahead to Big Dance

As Nate Britt prepares for his second NCAA tournament appearance with North Carolina on Thursday, the one-time Gonzaga player can draw inspiration for a title run from the ascent of his former school to the WCAC championship last month. Britt took time to talk about the Eagles’ achievement as well his own adjustment this winter after switching his shooting hand from left to right. (Washington Post)

UNC Freshman in the NCAA Tournament Stats

Heading into the 2015 NCAA Tournament, UNC will be leaning heavily on at least two freshman. Justin Jackson is a starter and one of four Tar Heels average in double figures. Joel Berry has been a critical component off the bench over the past few games. Theo Pinson, if healthy could also contribute. Here is how the freshman in the Roy Williams Era have performed in their first NCAA Tournament: (Tar Heel Blog)

'I'm Back!': Untold Tales of Michael Jordan's 1st Return to the NBA 20 Years Ago

For all of the reasons Michael Jordan is the most celebrated athlete ever in basketball and branding, here's another one: He himself wrote arguably the most effective press release in the history of sports. And he only needed two words to do it. Sometimes in life, less is more. (Bleacher Report)

Now healthy, Marcus Paige looking to rewrite season narrative

North Carolina guard Marcus Paige played through the pain for the better part of three months this season without complaint. Plantar fasciitis in his right foot was mild enough that he could run on it, yet annoying enough to keep him from going all out. He never knew when the pain would sharpen or if it would stay dull from one trip down the court to the next. It kept Marcus from being Marcus. (ESPN.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 6:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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