Video: North Carolina Beats Syracuse 78-74 - HighlightsNorth Carolina senior Theo Pinson (23 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists) and Joel Berry (18 points) helped the Tar Heels edge out a close 78-74 road win at Syracuse on Wednesday night.
Video: Theo Pinson Gets It Done at SyracuseNorth Carolina senior Theo Pinson put up a career-high 23 points and dished out 7 assists to help the Tar Heels get the 78-74 win at Syracuse on Wednesday.
Video: Theo Pinson Hammers Home Dunk On Tar Heel Fast BreakNorth Carolina runs a perfect fast break against Syracuse as Theo Pinson hammers home the dunk on great passing from Joel Berry and Kenny Williams. The Tar Heels execute the fast break to perfection in this ACC Must See Moment.
Pinson scores career-high 23, UNC holds off Syracuse 78-74Theo Pinson scored a career-high 23 points, Joel Berry II added 18, including the tiebreaking layup with 1:36 left, and No. 10 North Carolina held off Syracuse 78-74 on Wednesday night. North Carolina has won six straight, but this was the most difficult against a team fighting for its postseason life. Sterling Manley had 12 points and Luke Maye had nine. (Associated Press)
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. SyracuseBig, big road win for the Tar Heels in the Carrier Dome in front of the biggest on-campus crowd to see a college basketball game this year. A young team loses that game. Remember that at some point when the Tar Heels have a lot of youth on the roster again. Wins like this one aren't guaranteed, and the Carolina veterans were just tough enough to carry the Tar Heels through. (GoHeels.com)
Box Score: North Carolina 78, Syracuse 74View the complete box score from North Carolina's 78-74 win over Syracuse on Wednesday at the Carrier Dome. (View Box Score)
Video: Joel Berry Critiques Himself from Four Years AgoNorth Carolina point guard Joel Berry has come a long way from his first days as a Tar Heel in 2014. In his first season at UNC, the 6-foot guard from Apoka, Fl. played 13.2 minutes and averaged 4.2 points per game. Now, as a senior, Berry averages 32.4 minutes and 17.7 points per contest. The differences are more than just his play, though.
Video: UNC's Theo Pinson Dances, Directs Flight TrafficFollowing North Carolina's 93-76 win over Louisville on Saturday, the Tar Heels walked onto the airport tarmac to board its charter flight back to Chapel Hill. That's when Theo Pinson got loose with the air traffic control wands. He directed his teammates onto the plane and then broke out in a flight control dance.
Harrison Barnes takes local kids to the moviesHarrison Barnes struck another socially conscious chord Monday night when the Dallas Mavericks’ forward paid for 150 kids to watch Hollywood’s hottest chic movie, “Black Panther,” at the Studio Movie Grill in Dallas. The superhero film is the first of the Marvel Comics series that features a predominantly African-American cast and an African-American director. (Dallas Mavericks)
Video: Marcus Paige Scores 30 in NBA G-League WednesdayFormer North Carolina All-American guard Marcus Paige scored 30 points Wednesday afternoon for the Greensboro Swarm (Charlotte Hornets G-League affiliate) in their 98-88 road win over the Lakeland Magic.
Roy Williams on Ty Lawson, Tyler Hansbrough Playing in China"I'd have Ty Lawson and Tyler Hansbrough on my team 'til the day I die because I trust them and believe in them and their abilities," Roy Williams told reporters last week. Williams was aware of Lawson's potential return to the NBA this season, although he hasn't spoken with the 'little rascal' since the summer. Williams has spoken with Hansbrough many times. (Inside Carolina)
Sports Illustrated College Basketball Power Rankings10. North Carolina: The Tar Heels continued their upward trajectory with a 17-point win at Louisville, exploiting the Cardinals’ struggles on the defensive glass by grabbing 17 offensive rebounds. UNC, which boasts the nation’s sixth-best offensive efficiency behind Luke Maye and Joel Berry, has now had five straight games of scoring at least 1.22 PPP. (Sports Illustrated)
Know Your Opponent: SyracuseA double-overtime loss at Florida State on Jan. 13 capped a brutal first fortnight of ACC play for Syracuse, one that saw the Orange fall to 12-6 and 1-4 in the league. Since then, Cuse has won six of nine, including at Louisville on Feb. 5 and at Miami last Saturday. Now at 7-7 in conference, Syracuse is firmly entrenched in the middle of the ACC standings. (GoHeels.com)
Chansky’s Notebook: In Theo We TrustCareful, Tar Heels, don’t get trapped at Syracuse! The best way to bust a zone is to penetrate by the latest and greatest post man in Carolina history: Theo the zone-buster. Give it to No. 1 in the paint and let him find Joel or Cam or Kenny or Luuuuuke cutting or spotting up, or else wheel and deal to the basket. I like that new outside-inside game. Let’s call it “In Theo We Trust.” (Chapelboro.com)
Roy Williams talks zone defense, other thoughts ahead of UNC's trip to SyracuseWinners of five straight games, North Carolina's basketball team will visit Syracuse Wednesday, facing an Orange team that could use a big win to firm up its NCAA tournament resume. Roy Williams and Cameron Johnson discussed the matchup on Tuesday. The hardest part for the Tar Heels is preparing for exactly how Syracuse plays its matchup zone. (Greensboro News & Record)
|#25 Florida State||72|
|at NC State||92|
|Forrest (Florida State) 16 pts; Freeman (NC State) 25 pts;|
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|(10) North Carolina||11-5||22-7|
|(25) Florida State||8-8||19-9|