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Experienced Tar Heels to face experienced Irish

With five games to go in the ACC regular season, I evaluated the schedules of the top six teams in the league. Notre Dame had the easiest path having to play only one of the top six. The Irish limped home with a 2-3 record in that stretch. But there's something about the ACC Tournament that has brought the defending champs back to life. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Is North Carolina or Notre Dame the underdog in tonight’s ACC semi-final game?

You don’t often think of UNC as an underdog, especially playing a team lower ranked. But you can bet Roy Williams is reminding his players about losing to Notre Dame in the ACC championship game last year and losing to the Irish earlier this year. His Tar Heels face the Fighting Irish again in tonight’s 7 p.m. ACC Tournament semi-final game. (WNCN)

Slideshow: UNC's Greatest March Madness Moments

The 2016 NCAA Tournament is officially set to start on March 15, which means March Madness is just around the corner. The Tar Heels are once again poised to make another legendary run. So, with that in mind, we thought we would take a look back at 10 of the greatest moments in UNC March Madness history. (Athlon Sports)

Video: UNC All-Access 88-71 Win vs Pitt in ACC Tournament

Joel Berry and Brice Johnson had a big day for the Tar Heels as UNC cruised to an 88-71 win against Pitt in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. View Video...

Tar Heels can't afford slow start against Fighting Irish

Joel Berry's play is the type that the team says it will need against Notre Dame in Friday's rematch of the 2015 ACC Tournament Championship. “I’m the point guard," he said. "They look for me to lead sometimes, for someone to get that intensity going. We always need that one person Sometimes we need everyone at the same time.” (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: Jones Angell, Eric Montross Take You Inside An ACC Tournament Broadcast

The Tar Heel Sports Network's Jones Angell and Eric Montross take you inside what it's like to be the radio broadcasters at the 2016 ACC Tournament. Angell and Montross explain how they make it through 4-game days at the tourney. View Video...

North Carolina-Notre Dame Preview

Top-seeded North Carolina (26-6) has floated around the top 10 in the national rankings all season and ultimately outlasted the rest of the league's powers for its 30th regular-season title. However, Notre Dame (21-10) won the only matchup between the two last month and can beat the Tar Heels in the tournament for a second straight year. (Yahoo! Sports)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Notre Dame

UNC gets another crack at Notre Dame, a team the Tar Heels have lost three straight against including last season ACC Championship game in Greensboro. Given Notre Dame's style of play and how the Irish have approached UNC over the past two seasons, playing defense without fouling will be crucial along with turning the Irish over. (Tar Heel Blog)

Joel Berry's pit-bull mentality propels UNC to ACC Tournament quarterfinal win

It didn’t take long for Theo Pinson to realize what type of player Joel Berry would be. “Joel Berry is a pit bull,” Pinson said. “The dude plays hard every second he’s in there, and that’s what Coach loves about him. He gets everybody else going.” And in Thursday’s ACC Tournament quarterfinals, Berry provided a critical spark for the top-seeded Tar Heels. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels look to 'get over that hump' vs. Notre Dame

Marcus Paige said he appreciates the rivalry with Duke, but Notre Dame has gone 3-0 against UNC since the start of the 2014-15 season. "Man, Notre Dame in the (2015) ACC championship, they beat us in Chapel Hill by one and they beat us up at Notre Dame when we had a double-digit lead," Paige said. "I feel like I want another crack at them." (Fayetteville Observer)

Now it gets tough for UNC; Notre Dame up next in ACC Tournament

Notre Dame is riding not just one day’s worth of momentum, not just a month's worth since last beating UNC, but a year’s worth since winning the tournament last season. Plus, Notre Dame beat Duke in the semifinal last year as well. So the chance to go through both Duke and UNC again has coach Mike Brey a lot less defensive than Roy Williams. (Sporting News)

UNC turns up defensive intensity at important, telling time

Joel Berry took mental note. Pittsburgh guard James Robinson had looked shaky against defensive pressure. Berry believed he'd have a chance, at some point, to steal the ball away from him. That opportunity arrived late in the first half Thursday, late in a run that changed an ACC tournament quarterfinal for top-seeded North Carolina. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tar Heels savor Kenny Williams' first college 3-pointer

North Carolina coach Roy Williams poked his head in the huddle of reporters surrounding freshman Kenny Williams to ask a question. The top-seeded Tar Heels had just knocked off No. 8 seed Pitt 88-71 in Thursday’s ACC tournament quarterfinal and the coach gave his reserve guard the choice of what the team was going to wear for its short ride back to the hotel. (Fayetteville Observer)

Hot-shooting Tar Heels put away Pitt with defense

Two words that are bound to get the attention of a team with high expectations are “national championship.” After the Tar Heels didn’t defend well enough to suit Roy Williams for most of the first half, Williams reminded the Tar Heels at halftime of how the 2009 national champions turned up the defensive intensity in March. (Raleigh & Company)

UNC's Roy Williams sounds off on schedule strength

Roy Williams used four-letter language to defend his 15th-ranked schedule. North Carolina, the ACC's regular-season champion and No. 1 tournament seed, reached a Friday semifinal against fourth-seeded Notre Dame by winning 88-71 against Pittsburgh on Thursday. After the quarterfinal victory, a reporter asked Williams if having the easiest league schedule helped the Tar Heels claim the No. 1 seed. (Fayetteville Observer)

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. TBD
Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(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
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23

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