UNC-Radford Postgame NotesFreshman Seventh Woods played a season-high 22 minutes and scored a season-high nine points. Sophomore Kenny Williams scored a career-high 19 points (16 in the first half) and set a career high with five three-point field goals. Now 791-210 in 1,001 career games, Roy Williams has the second-highest winning percentage (.790) in college basketball history. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Roy Williams Post-Radford Press ConferenceNorth Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams takes questions from the media following the Tar Heels' 95-50 victory over Radford in Chapel Hill on December 4, 2016.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. RadfordUNC got a 95-50 win over Radford. That being said, there are probably only two things anyone will ever remember from this game: The status of Joel Berry. The junior do-everything guard left the game in the second half with an apparent sprained ankle. "It's a sprained left ankle," Roy Williams said. "That's all they are calling it but we will take x-rays to make sure." (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Dominates Radford, 95-50 - HighlightsUNC sophomore guard Kenny Williams' career-high 19 points led four Tar Heels in double figures on the way to a 95-50 win over Radford on December 4, 2016.
Tar Heels Dominate Radford, 95-50Sophomore Kenny Williams III had 14 of his career-high 19 points in the opening five minutes and No. 3 North Carolina routed Radford 95-50 on Sunday. The Tar Heels (8-1) were coming off a loss at No. 13 Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. They had no trouble in this one, though they lost point guard Joel Berry II to a sprained left ankle early in the second half. (Associated Press)
Video: Kenny Williams Scores Career-High 19 vs. RadfordNorth Carolina sophomore guard Kenny Williams came out hot against Radford, scoring 16 of his career-best 19 points in the first half on December 4, 2016.
Box Score: North Carolina 95, Radford 50View the complete box score from North Carolina's 95-50 win over Radford on Sunday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)
Roy Williams wants Kennedy Meeks' production to be consistentOne pleasant surprise this season is the development of Kennedy Meeks from his junior season to his senior year. The 6-10 center looks quicker, more athletic and more comfortable in his role. UNC head coach Roy Williams has noticed Meeks' high level of play, applauding his efforts in recent games whole stressing the need for it to continue. (Carolina Blue)
President Obama Wants to Be Like MikeAn under-appreciated part of President Obama's final Medal of Freedom ceremony was how amped he was to stand next to Michael Jordan. Yeah, he's impressed with Bill Gates and Tom Hanks—he chose them to be there, after all—but when it's Jordan's turn to sidle up to the leader of the free world, Obama is giddy with excitement. (Esquire)
Tar Heels hit home stretchIt might seem like a “Welcome Home” gathering is in order for North Carolina’s men’s basketball team this afternoon. The Tar Heels begin a stretch of three consecutive home games at the Smith Center with a matchup against Radford. The experiences away from home have mostly been good for UNC, which had one of its first eight games at home. (Burlington Times News)
Know Your Opponent: RadfordSophomore Ed Polite Jr. is Radford's top returner after earning Big South All-Freshman team honors, and the 6-5 forward is averaging just shy of a double-double through six games. He had a career day in RU's overtime win over Stetson on Nov. 25, scoring a season-high 21 points while pulling down a career-best 16 rebounds. (GoHeels.com)
Video: John Henson Talks About Staying ReadyBucks big man John Henson talks about trying to stay ready with inconsistent minutes, getting a win on the road and the Bucks emerging defense. (Basketball Insiders)
UNC vs. Radford PreviewNo. 3 North Carolina returns home after a five-game road trip - and its first loss of the season - to host Radford on Sunday. The game tips at 2:00 p.m. at the Smith Center (RSN). So far this season, there’s been little consistency to Radford’s play (3-4). Head coach Mike Jones’ squad has been the giver and recipient of a couple of blowouts already. (Inside Carolina)
UNC Men’s Basketball Looks to Get Back on Track Against RadfordOn Sunday when the Tar Heels begin a three-game home stand against Radford, players and fans will have a chance to respond to Roy Williams’ charges. The Highlanders–which enter the game with a 3-4 record–will likely see a UNC team playing with something to prove, even though they aren’t the toughest team the Tar Heels have seen this season. (Chapelboro.com)
Where’s UNC’s Transition Offense Gone?Across its last two games, only 41% of North Carolina’s offensive possessions have been used in the first 10 seconds of the shot clock. And in those trips, the Tar Heels have scored just 0.89 points per possession. Let’s have a look at how that compares to a.) this season to date and, b.) a couple of vintage Roy Williams teams (2009 and 2012). (The Secondary Break)
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