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Theo Pinson acts as glue guy for Tar Heels

When Theo Pinson finished his high school basketball career, he wasn’t ready to give up the spotlight, so the 6-6 Greensboro native auditioned for the Wesleyan Christian Academy’s spring musical. Even without much experience on the stage — save for a stint in the middle school chorus — Pinson landed a spot as Vlad Vladikoff, the eagle in Seussical the Musical. (NSJ Sports)

UNC Opponent Preview: Indiana

No. 1 seed North Carolina and No. 5 seed Indiana meet in the NCAA Tournament on Friday for the first time since 1984. The Sweet 16 matchup tips off at the Wells Fargo Center at approximately 9:57 p.m. and will be televised by TBS. Yogi Ferrell leads the Hoosiers with 17.1 points and 5.6 assists per game. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Sweet 16 Notebook

The much-talked about matchup between Marcus Paige and Indiana senior guard Yogi Ferrell may be over before it started. During Thursday's media session, both Ferrell and Paige were asked about facing each other, a relationship that goes back to at least ninth grade. Roy Williams replied with his usual response: "We haven't talked about it yet." (GoHeels.com)

Heels vs. Hoosiers in Sweet 16: These teams shoot and score

The 30-second shot clock operator can sit with feet up and enjoy watching UNC play Indiana in the East Regional semifinals Friday night. These teams score and take their shots. "They don't put anybody out on the court that can't defend or score at a high level," Indiana coach Tom Crean said. Top-seeded UNC averages more than 82 points and 64 shots a game. (Associated Press)

Art’s Angle: Check Ol’ Roy’s Numbers

Roy Williams can be infuriating, I know, from his refusal to call timeouts and change some other stubborn habits. He chastises fans for “jumping ship” when things are not going well. He loses games he shouldn’t lose, but don’t all coaches? Indisputable about ol’ Roy, however, is that he has one of the best post-season records in the history of college basketball. (Chapelboro.com)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Indiana

On paper, Indiana does a lot of things well that could be problematic for North Carolina. They shoot threes well and take them in bunches. 35.5% of Hoosier points come via the three point shot which is 37th nationally. That makes Indiana more similar to Duke in that respect. The notable difference is that Indiana can match UNC's on the glass. (Tar Heel Blog)

Roy Williams, Players Pre-Sweet 16 Press Conference Quotes

How do you plan on facing Yogi Ferrell? Marcus Paige: "That's not going to be my initial matchup. I think it will be Joel Berry, but I'll spend some time on him throughout the game. Just try to keep him in front of me. He's really explosive and quick and he can also shoot a pretty nice pull-up jumper. Just gotta contest everything and keep him out of the paint." (ASAP Sports)

Indiana Coach, Players Pre-Sweet 16 Press Conference Quotes

Indiana coach Tom Crean: "Well, it's a great challenge, because I mean they don't put anybody out on the court that can't defend at a high level or score at a high level. And I think one of the things that separates this Carolina team so much is the way they pass the ball. So it all starts with your transition, because they get out and run." (ASAP Sports)

Video: UNC-Indiana Pre-Sweet 16 Press Conference

Players and coaches from both North Carolina and Indiana share their thoughts on the upcoming Sweet 16 matchup prior to Friday night's game in Philadelphia. View Video...

Lucas: A Loss Beyond Words

Tom McKinnon stood on his front lawn watching his house burn to the ground and realized he had to go back inside to try and save his children. Imagine what you would do. No, don't. Just go hug your kids, right now. Tell somebody who needs to know that you love them, and hey, there's a Carolina game tomorrow night, and you want to watch it together? Because you never know. (GoHeels.com)

ACC has had many players succeed on both the hardwood and the gridiron

North Carolina: Julius Peppers. The future All-Pro end/linebacker averaged 5.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in two seasons as a walk-on basketball player from 1999-2001. For the Tar Heels football team, Peppers became a unanimous All-American in 2001. Peppers had a future NFL teammate on both teams. Oakland Raiders receiver Ronald Curry was a UNC quarterback and point guard. (ESPN.com)

What Indiana can expect from North Carolina

If Indiana is going to impose its offensive will on UNC, the Hoosiers are going to need to be smart around the basket and find open shooters on the perimeter. The Tar Heels are very good defending 2-point field goals (23rd nationally) and with Brice Johnson, Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks, can block shots. Both teams like to run, but UNC plays even more uptempo than Indiana. (Inside the Hall)

Take it from Roy Williams: Dean Smith would have loved Marcus Paige

In three short years, North Carolina senior guard Marcus Paige went from All-ACC first-team his sophomore season to second-team as a junior and honorable mention as a senior. But don’t begin to suggest Paige’s stature among the Tar Heels ever slipped. (Today's U)

Tar Heels carry different tone this tournament

North Carolina’s heads to Philadelphia on Wednesday with a level of confidence and something the Tar Heels didn’t carry with them a year ago to the Sweet 16. They’re clearly one of the favorites in the NCAA Tournament. “Now we’re the team that is expected to make the run and expected to win,” senior guard Marcus Paige said. “This (is) needing to be done instead of hoping to.” (Burlington Times News)

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Game Times & TV Schedule

The following is a complete list of Thursday and Friday Sweet 16 game times and television networks. UNC faces Indiana in Philadelphia on Friday at 9:57 ET. Virginia, Notre Dame, and Syracuse are also in action Friday while Miami and Duke play Thursday in their respective games. Read More...

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

UNC vs. Portland
Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(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 Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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