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UNC Basketball: Playing The Back Nine

The second half of Carolina's ACC slate has the Tar Heels on the road for five of nine games, with seven of those games coming against teams ranked or receiving votes in this week's Associated Press Top 25. With a back-loaded schedule, the games in which the Tar Heels could get by on talent alone come few and far between in the month of February. (GoHeels.com)

Warriors’ Harrison Barnes undaunted by Kevin Durant buzz

Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes says he stopped following scuttlebutt about NBA transactions after the trade deadline in his rookie year, so he seemed genuinely surprised Tuesday to hear that Kevin Durant might be replacing him. “Oh man, that’s part of the business,” Barnes said. “He’s a great player. If that’s the move they want to make.” (San Francisco Gate)

Tyler Zeller finally gets his time to shine in win over Knicks

Nobody's had a more personally frustrating season than Tyler Zeller - though you wouldn't know it by talking to him. Zeller, by all accounts, has handled his diminished role on the Celtics like a true professional. He's been nothing but supportive of his teammates as he sits near the end of the bench, sometimes not even getting off of it to play a single minute. (CSN New England)

UNC coach Roy Williams still has real passion despite all the pain

Age has a way of getting the best of us, of making things once easy hard, of making experiences that used to be fun miserable. For some, this happens in their 40s. For others, it might not happen till their 70s. Either way, it happens, at some point. And I was reminded of this Thursday while talking with UNC coach Roy Williams. (CBS Sports)

Ed Davis and his path to the Trail Blazers: Take nothing for granted

It was years ago, back when Ed Davis was in 8th grade, but he still remembers the day that changed his basketball career. “Will never forget it,’’ the Trail Blazers’ big man says. He was in Orlando, at a National AAU Under-14 Tournament with the Richmond Squires, and the team was back at a rental house after it was eliminated. (Comcast SportsNet Northwest)

Video: UNC's Jerry Stackhouse Stuffs and Struts vs. Duke

UNC basketball legend Jerry Stackhouse goes up and under on the Duke defense for the stuff and strut! This iconic dunk has become a symbol of the great rivalry between Duke and Carolina and will live on in basketball history. We go back in time to the days before DVRs for installment of #Dunkuary. View Video...

Gut Check Time on Tap for UNC

The Tar Heels’ final nine regular season games include seven matchups with teams ranked in the RPI Top-50. Prior to Monday’s loss, UNC had built its 8-0 ACC record against teams with a combined 25-45 league record. Its final nine games come against teams with a combined 37-29. N.C. State (2-8) is the lone ACC opponent remaining with a losing record in league play. (Inside Carolina)

Paige, Heels can't shoot their way out of slump vs. Louisville

If Marcus Paige is going to have to answer questions about this decline in his proficiency as a shooter, it is a luxury of sorts to be doing so with the Tar Heels standing at 19-3 overall, only a few minutes removed from a 12-game winning streak. “The ACC is a grind. We can’t be perfect,” Paige said. “We didn’t play anywhere close to our potential today." (Sporting News)

Midseason Review: Marcus Paige

UNC all-everything guard Marcus Paige has had a roller-coaster season thus far. After sitting out the first six games with a wrist injury, Paige scored double figures in 9 of his first 10 games. Then his production came to a screeching halt, scoring 15 points in four games combined. He ended the slump a bit in his last two games with 12 and nine points respectively. (Carolina Blue)

Midseason Review: Brice Johnson

One of the most shocking (and best) developments for North Carolina fans this season has been the emergence of Brice Johnson as a star. Johnson has become the team's leading scorer and rebounder in what is trending towards an outstanding senior season. Season Stats: 16.7 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.3 BPG, 62.4 FG%, 78.8 FT% (Carolina Blue)

A Big Louisville Upset of UNC, at Least by Human Standards

Was Monday’s result all that surprising? Not really. Despite everything, Louisville was a 2-point favorite in the game. This might seem counterintuitive, given that Louisville was 19th and 18th in the two national polls and coming off a comfortable loss to Virginia, while North Carolina was starting to look unbeatable. So how did the oddsmakers know? (New York Times)

Perfect ACC season not in the Cards for UNC

UNC shot below 40 percent from the field for the fourth time in five games and lost for the first time in that same period. The Tar Heels couldn’t do enough to make up for it. “They were just active,” said sophomore Joel Berry about Louisville’s defense. “They were switching from a man to a zone in the same possession." (Daily Tar Heel)

Louisville's win over North Carolina answers some questions, raises even more

North Carolina's Roy Williams should have had many fewer questions about his team as it entered February. The Tar Heels were riding a 12-game winning streak, and they'd barely been challenged during an 8-0 start to Atlantic Coast Conference play. So, of course, you know what happened: Louisville won 71-65 in the KFC Yum! Center. (ESPN.com)

Lucas: This Is It

This happens. That was the reminder served by Monday night’s trip to Louisville. This, folks, is the Atlantic Coast Conference. This is life on the road in the ACC. This is what happens in February and March. Louisville, on the way to a 71-65 victory, provided exactly the kind of opponent Carolina will need to figure out a way to beat over the next two months. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Misfire in Louisville

The shooting slump continued for No. 2 North Carolina and All-American guard Marcus Paige at the KFC Yum! Center on Monday night as the rampant misfires finally resulted in a loss that snapped its 12-game winning streak. UNC shot a season-low 34.5 percent on 20-of-58 shooting in the 71-65 loss to No. 19 Louisville. (Inside Carolina)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Louisville: 71
Mon, Feb 1 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Notre Dame
Sat, Feb 6, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Boston College
Tue, Feb 9, 8:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Sun, Feb 14, 1:00 ET ACCN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(2) North Carolina8-119-3
(19) Louisville7-218-4
(9) Virginia7-318-4
Clemson7-314-8
(17) Miami6-317-4
Pittsburgh6-317-4
Notre Dame6-415-7
Syracuse6-516-8
Duke5-416-6
Florida State5-515-7
Virginia Tech4-612-11
Georgia Tech2-712-10
NC State2-812-11
Wake Forest1-910-12
Boston College0-97-15

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