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Notre Dame rallies to beat No. 2 North Carolina 80-76

Demetrius Jackson scored 19 points, Bonzie Colson had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Notre Dame rallied to beat No. 2 North Carolina 80-76 on Saturday night. It was the second straight loss for the Tar Heels (19-4, 8-2 ACC). Marcus Paige broke out of a six-game shooting slump, finishing with 21 points. Brice Johnson had 14 points and 14 rebounds for North Carolina. (Associated Press)

Recap: Notre Dame 80, UNC 76

The good news is Marcus Paige snapped out of his slump. The bad news pretty much everything else went wrong as UNC went from leading 39-30 at halftime to an 80-76 loss at Notre Dame. UNC falls to 19-4 overall and 8-2 in the ACC which has the Tar Heels in a tie with Louisville though the Cardinals are no longer eligible for the postseason. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Tar Heels Come Up Short at Notre Dame, 80-76 - Highlights

Despite a game-high 21 points from Marcus Paige, the Tar Heels fell on the road to Notre Dame 80-76 on February 6, 2016. View Video...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Notre Dame

That one hurts much more than Monday's loss at Louisville. Carolina should've won Saturday night's game at Notre Dame, and had a 15-point lead late in the first half and nine points at halftime. But the Irish fought back and won an 80-76 decision. Carolina is a good rebounding team. But they haven't been in the past two games. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Marcus Paige Scores Game-High 21 vs. Notre Dame

Marcus Paige broke out of his slump, scoring a game-high 21 points - including 5/8 from deep - against Notre Dame on February 6, 2016. View Video...

Box Score: Notre Dame 80, North Carolina 76

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 80-76 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday in South Bend. (View Box Score)

Midseason Review: Nate Britt

North Carolina backup point guard Nate Britt has been smart with the basketball this season. Of the eight players who average at least 15 minutes per game, Britt commits the fewest turnovers per game at 0.9 per contest. Britt gives the Tar Heels an experienced floor general who fits right in whenever Marcus Paige or Joel Berry needs a rest. (Carolina Blue)

Remaining Schedule Features Multiple Tests For UNC

On the back-end of their ACC schedule, the Tar Heels will have two matchups with teams currently ranked in the Top 20 of the AP poll, plus two games against Duke and contests against Notre Dame and Pittsburgh. As UNC prepares for the final month of the regular season, what can it expect in its last nine games? (Today's U)

Jay Bilas with high praise for North Carolina basketball

ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas was asked on SportsCenter on Saturday prior to UNC's matchup with Notre Dame which team he thought had the best chance to win the national championship. He went with the Tar Heels. "I happen to think it’s North Carolina,” Bilas said. “North Carolina doesn’t shoot the ball as well as they need to, but they get the ball inside." (Carolina Blue)

UNC at Notre Dame, three to know preview

UNC's second stop during a stretch of three straight road games is the site for ESPN's College Gameday. The Tar Heels suffered their first ACC loss Monday, falling 71-65 at Louisville. "We got our tails beat the last game," UNC coach Roy Williams said. "If you don't step up right now, there's something wrong with you." (Fayetteville Observer)

Preview & Prediction: #2 UNC at Notre Dame

In a game where defensive stops will be extremely valuable, protecting the defensive glass will be paramount. Notre Dame rebounds just 33% of its misses, however, offensive rebounds are ripe for easy putbacks or open threes. When facing a team as efficient as Notre Dame, when there is a chance to end the possession, UNC must do it. Prediction: UNC 88, Notre Dame 82 (Tar Heel Blog)

Know Your Opponent: Notre Dame

Notre Dame has the No. 1 offense in America, scoring almost 1.19 points per possession in conference play. Junior Demetrius Jackson has inherited the lead guard role and has hit the ground running to the tune of 16.0 points per game and a 2.6-to-1 assist-turnover ratio. Senior big man Zach Auguste is good for a double-double nightly. (GoHeels.com)

Audio: A chat with Jones Angell

Chapel Hill Magazine's Andrea Griffith Cash looks ahead to the rest of Carolina basketball’s tough ACC schedule with Jones Angell, the Voice of the Tar Heels. (Chapel Hill Magazine)

Tar Heels, Notre Dame look to regain form

Even with No. 2 North Carolina and Notre Dame coming off losses, there’s all the hype one could imagine for tonight’s matchup. It’s a clash between teams that met in last March’s ACC Tournament final, with Notre Dame picking up its first conference tournament title in program history. This time, ESPN’s College GameDay is on hand for festivities at South Bend, Ind. (Burlington Times News)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Notre Dame

Notre Dame is both the best and worst kind of team for UNC to face. The worst part is the Irish play small and love the three point shot. As a team Notre Dame is hitting 38% of threes with a 3PA% of 34.7. This will obviously give UNC trouble in terms of guarding the three. Of course UNC has the personnel to go small and counter the Irish to some extent. (Tar Heel Blog)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 72
Arkansas: 65
Sun, Mar 19 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Butler
Fri, Mar 24, 7:09 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-429-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1020-15
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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