Roy Williams Has Surging Tar Heels Respecting BCThe Tar Heels enter Saturday's game against Boston College having won five consecutive ACC games after losing the league opener at Georgia Tech and stand at 17-3 overall. Boston College, on the other hand, is improved from a year ago but is still just 9-10 overall and 2-4 in the ACC. Guarding against overconfidence is something that Roy Williams must deal with. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Turner's Take: Road WildThe Tar Heels have half of their remaining games on the road. They'll hop into the fast lane Saturday at Boston College before traveling to Miami for a January 28 bash at the beach. February 9, Duke will be looking for payback from last year's season finale, and six days later the Wolfpack will attempt a backlash for UNC's 51-point win on January 8. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Justin Jackson Hitting His StrideNorth Carolina forward and Texas native Justin Jackson is having a standout junior season and has been a integral part of the Tar Heels' success so far.
Video: Roy Williams Pre-Boston College Press ConferenceNorth Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media Friday ahead of the Tar Heels' game against Boston College in Chestnut Hill on Saturday.
UNC vs. Boston College PreviewNo. 9 North Carolina looks to improve to 6-0 in the month of January when it travels to Chestnut Hill for a matchup with Boston College on Saturday. The game tips at noon and will be televised by the ACC Network. The Eagles enter Saturday’s contest with a 9-10 (2-4 ACC) record, although Jim Christian’s squad has played at a higher level than in his previous two seasons. (Inside Carolina)
A look at Roy Williams’ career through his milestone winsIn beating Syracuse, Roy Williams won his 800th career game as a college basketball head coach. He also became the second fastest to get to the mark. Though he has his critics, 800 is a lot of wins. Lets look back at some of them. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: Kennedy Meeks Pre-Boston College Press ConferenceNorth Carolina senior forward Kennedy Meeks speaks with the media Friday ahead of the Tar Heels' game against Boston College in Chestnut Hill on Saturday.
UNC Stockpiling Wins for Second-Half RunForecasting the ACC race during the preseason is often an exercise of futility beyond. However, in certain years, such as this 2016-17 season for No. 9 North Carolina, the schedule sets up for a smooth entry into league play before turning brutal by year’s end. Three of UNC’s five ACC wins have come against teams in the bottom half of the standings. (Inside Carolina)
Remaining schedule unkind to UNC, Virginia as ACC contenders jockey for positionVirginia closes the regular season with a 12-game stretch that includes 10 dates with top-50 teams. ACC co-leader North Carolina will be similarly strapped. After Saturday’s trip to Boston College, the Tar Heels close with 10 top-50 RPI opponents among their final 11 games. UNC faces Virginia and Duke twice each, plus Louisville and Notre Dame at home. (Daily Press)
Tar Heels Visit Boston College SaturdayNorth Carolina basketball returns to action at noon on Saturday, January 21st, at Boston College. UNC leads the series with Boston College, 15-5, including 13-4 since the Eagles joined the ACC. Freshman forward Tony Bradley is expected to play after missing the Florida State and Syracuse games due to a concussion he suffered on 1/11 at Wake Forest. (GoHeels.com)
Roy Williams shares incredible story of how UNC landed Michael JordanBut for all we know about Jordan, there is one thing that has been rarely discussed: How the heck did he end up at the University of North Carolina? If you think it’s as simple as a local kid going to the state school, think again. On Thursday, North Carolina coach Roy Williams joined “The Sidelines Podcast” with Evan Daniels and shared the fascinating story of how Jordan ended up at North Carolina. (FOX Sports)
How Roy Williams ‘epitomizes Carolina-ness’ with his distinctive fashion senseThe jacket is five or six years old now, and it’s the one piece Roy Williams wears that elicits the strongest reactions. Some people love it, the boldness, and others who say they love it might be lying. Williams has heard both sides, and at first he wasn’t sure what to think of it. “He didn’t wear it much in the beginning,” said Alexander Julian, who designed the jacket. (Charlotte Observer)
Art Chansky to discuss Dean Smith-Charlie Scott book on UNC-TV's 'North Carolina Bookwatch'Author Art Chansky will be on an upcoming episode of UNC-TV's 'North Carolina Bookwatch.' He'll be discussing his latest book, 'Game Changers: Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the Era That Transformed a Southern College Town,' with host D.G. Martin. A schedule of when it will be aired can be found here (PDF file).
Justin Jackson on Roy WilliamsAfter Roy Williams won his 800th game on Monday, CarolinaBlue asked UNC junior small forward Justin Jackson about what makes Coach Williams such a great coach and what he does that stands out. "I think it is the dedication," Jackson said. "The amount of time he puts into this is kind of amazing. Everyone sees him just coaching the games and whatnot." (Carolina Blue)
Carolina Insider Podcast: Sean MayThe latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast is a can't-miss edition, as hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas discuss some of their favorite UNC Basketball moments and have a great conversation with Sean May, a 2005 NCAA champion and National Player of the Year as a Tar Heel player and now Director of Player Personnel on Roy Williams' staff. (GoHeels.com)
|at Boston College||82|
|Meeks (UNC) 20 pts; Bowman (Boston College) 33 pts;|
|at #10 FSU||73|
|Mathiang (Louisville) 13 pts; Isaac (FSU) 16 pts;|
|at #15 Notre Dame||84|
|Lydon (Syracuse) 24 pts; Beachem (Notre Dame) 30 pts;|
|at #16 UVA||62|
|Stephens (Georgia Tech) 6 pts; Shayok (UVA) 19 pts;|
|at #18 Duke||70|
|Brown (Miami) 15 pts; Jefferson (Duke) 5 pts;|
|at NC State||88|
|Collins (Wake Forest) 21 pts; Smith Jr. (NC State) 15 pts;|
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|(9) North Carolina||6-1||18-3|
|(10) Florida State||6-1||18-2|
|(15) Notre Dame||6-1||17-3|