Roy Williams has never quite gotten his due, but he's outdoing even himself at UNCRoy Williams is a Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer and has been since 2007. So it’s not like the North Carolina coach completely lacks respect. But he is underappreciated. And a reminder of that came Saturday when Williams secured at least a share of the ACC regular-season title via an 85-67 victory at Pitt. His Tar Heels are now 25-5 overall and 13-3 in the league. (CBS Sports)
UNC Expands, Dismantles Pitt's ZoneThe Tar Heels have encountered plenty of zone this season, but as Pitt found out in Saturday’s 85-67 Senior Day loss, their versatility in scoring from inside and out has a way of busting zones wide open. UNC shot shot 41.7 percent from 3-point range against the Panthers, knocking down 10-of-24 attempts. Justin Jackson’s blistering touch from deep torched Pitt. (Inside Carolina)
UNC clinches share of ACC title in one of best coaching jobs of Roy Williams' careerNorth Carolina knocked off Pitt on Saturday, clinching at least a share of the ACC regular season title. It’s the second straight season and the eighth time in 14 years that Roy Williams can make such a claim. For comparison, Mike Krzyzewski and Duke have won just three ACC regular season titles in those 14 years and they haven’t won one since 2010. (NBC Sports)
Video: UNC Players Post-Pitt InterviewsSeveral North Carolina basketball players spoke with reporters following the Tar Heels' 85-67 win at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Here are their video interviews: Kennedy Meeks, Justin Jackson, Joel Berry, Isaiah Hicks
UNC Whacks Pitt, Inches Closer to Outright ACC Regular Season TitleThe eighth-ranked UNC men’s basketball team came one step closer to repeating as ACC regular season champions on Saturday, going on the road and defeating the Pitt Panthers 85-67. Holding a two-game lead in the conference standings with two games to play, a single win guarantees an outright league title for head coach Roy Williams and company. (Chapelboro.com)
Video: Roy Williams Post-Pitt Press ConferenceNorth Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 85-67 road win over Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Video: Tar Heels Take Down Pitt, 85-67 - HighlightsNorth Carolina's Justin Jackson, Joel Berry and Kennedy Meeks combined for 60 points in a solid 85-67 ACC road win for the Tar Heels over Pitt on Saturday, February 25, 2017.
The Primary Break: UNC-Pitt Quick TakesKennedy Meeks had his 10th double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds. He moved past Eric Montross into ninth place on UNC’s all-time rebounding list with 949. Justin Jackson’s 23 points moved him past Shammond Williams and Jason Capel into 32nd place in UNC history. He has 1,459 now; Dennis Wuycik’s next on the list with 1,469. (The Secondary Break)
Video: Pitt Coach Kevin Stallings Post-UNC Press ConferencePittsburgh basketball coach Kevin Stallings speaks with the media following the Panthers' 85-67 loss to North Carolina on Saturday in Pittsburgh
Video: Justin Jackson Shines at PittNorth Carolina forward Justin Jackson hit five triples on his way to a game-high 23 points in the Tar Heels' 85-67 ACC road win over Pitt on February 25, 2017.
Tar Heels Down Pitt, 85-67Justin Jackson scored 23 points, Joel Berry added 19 and No. 8 North Carolina continued its march to the ACC regular season title with an 85-67 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Tar Heels have won four straight following a loss to Duke two weeks ago. UNC can clinch its second straight ACC regular season crown and 31st overall with a win at Virginia on Monday. (Associated Press)
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. PittsburghThis was a game that easily could have been a sneakily tough contest. But North Carolina went into Pittsburgh and won 85-67 on senior day, dominating a team they defeated by just two points in Chapel Hill. The win means that the Tar Heels claim at least a share of the regular season title with a week to play in the nation's toughest conference. (GoHeels.com)
Box Score: North Carolina 85, Pittsburgh 67View the complete box score from North Carolina's 85-67 ACC road win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. (View Box Score)
Coming off big win, No. 8 North Carolina wary of PittsburghNorth Carolina is making a run at a No. 1 seed in next month's NCAA Tournament. But the first matter of business is winning the ACC regular-season crown. The No. 8 Tar Heels are in superb position to win the tough 15-team conference and look to move closer to claiming the title when they visit Pittsburgh on Saturday. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Know Your Opponent: PittSince Pitt's 80-78 loss at UNC on Jan. 31, the Panthers have logged two of their best wins of the year - home victories over Syracuse and Florida State. Those wins, combined with an RPI of 63, a SOS of 10, the ACC's reputation as the Best Conference Ever and a lack of mid-major at-large candidates have Kevin Stallings' club hanging on to NCAA tournament hopes. (GoHeels.com)
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