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Roy Williams Radio Show Quotes

Roy Williams on the team watching the selection show at his house on Sunday: “They were very enthusiastic. We had some cameras there so they could see how the kids reacted, they were pleased. As soon as they had given all of the 68 teams I cut it off, because I don’t need to see why somebody didn’t get in or why somebody did get in. We talked to the team and gave them some goals.” (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Williams Emphasizes Details

When he gathered his team at his home on Sunday night to watch the NCAA Tournament selection show, Roy Williams emphasized three main points for this week’s postseason preparation. They are: Turnovers - Taken as a whole, Carolina’s turnover numbers actually aren’t as bad as you might expect. The Tar Heels have a turnover percentage of 18.2% according to KenPom.com. (GoHeels.com)

West Region Preview

The lowest-seeded school to make the Sweet 16 will be … North Carolina. This is the least fun possible pick, but I really do believe we'll see chalk in this region. Yeah, there are a lot of individual players that could cause issues in this region, but overall your four best teams are the top four seeds, and they have pretty solid matchups through their pods. (CBS Sports)

Tyler Zeller Embracing Opportunity, Surprise Success Amid Celtics’ Hot Streak

The Celtics continued their home-court dominance Monday night at TD Garden, and Tyler Zeller again was the one leading the offensive charge. The Boston big man poured in a career-high 26 points in a 108-89 blowout of the Philadelphia 76ers, pacing the Celtics in scoring for the second time in as many games. Zeller has 44 points on 19-of-25 shooting over his last two games. (NESN)

Short break could help Tar Heels going into NCAAs

Now there have been a couple of days without a game for the North Carolina men’s basketball team and that can be a good thing even at a time of the year when playing more games means there has been some success. Simply the rest ought to work in the Tar Heels’ favor after playing four games in four days last week in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. (Burlington Times News)

Harvard’s Amaker familiar with UNC basketball team

Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker played at Duke for Coach Mike Krzyzewski from 1983-87. Amaker also served as Coach K's assistant for seven seasons and his associate head coach for two years from 1988-97. Now, after Harvard’s 53-51 defeat of Yale on Saturday earned the team an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, Amaker’s Crimson will face his once greatest adversary. (Daily Tar Heel)

Players to Watch: NCAA West Region

A pre-season First Team All-American, many found Marcus Paige’s season to be disappointing, and though his numbers, other than points per game, were very similar. Paige is a solid scorer, and his second-half heroics have been a treat over the past few seasons. A 39 percent three-point shooter, Paige has close to NBA range already, and the lefty is capable of hitting off the catch or dribble. (Yahoo! Sports)

Harvard’s hopes tied to UNC miscues

Even though Steve Moundou-Missi shoots ball for a school for smart guys, beaucoup brainpower wasn’t necessary to understand what his Harvard squad has to deal with in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The eye test was the the only exam the young man had to take. “[The Tar Heels are] real long and athletic,” Moundou-Missi said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Jerod Haase's UAB Blazers may be outmanned against Iowa State, but they'll be prepared

Haase played under Roy Williams at Kansas. He coached under Williams at North Carolina. He even beat the boss during a 2013-14 season that included victory against Nebraska. "It's going to be like you're looking at a Carolina team," Sadler said. "Everything that Carolina does, Jerod does. They'll play man-to-man. There won't be much switching. It's just what you'd expect for a guy that played for Roy and who worked for Roy." (Des Moines Register)

Harvard's Coach Tommy Amaker talks facing UNC

Havard basketball coach Tommy Amaker spoke to the media today via teleconference. In the discussion the Crimson coach, who is in his eighth season at Cambridge, talked about facing UNC, the strengths of his team, what they need to do to be successful, and if he'll reach out to Duke's Coach Krzyzewski for advice on beating the Tar Heels. (Carolina Blue)

Now healthy, Marcus Paige eyes strong finish to bumpy season

It's been a bumpy season for UNC's Marcus Paige. The junior was a preseason all-American before having a slow start followed by a troublesome lingering foot injury. But he looks his healthiest in weeks and is playing some of his best ball entering the NCAA Tournament. Paige says he would've liked for the season "to be a lot smoother" but says the postseason still offers a "special opportunity." (USA Today)

UNC Basketball 15th In Final AP Poll

North Carolina jumped four spots in the Associated Press college basketball poll this week, climbing to No. 15 from No. 19 in what is the final AP poll of the season. Carolina is ranked in the AP poll for the 23rd week in a row, including all 19 polls in 2014-15. UNC was ranked in the final four polls of last season. The Tar Heels began the 2014-15 season ranked sixth in the preseason. (GoHeels.com)

Phoenix Suns' Brandan Wright makes impact in starting lineup

Brandan Wright made his first start in a Suns uniform, and only the 48th of his career, in a 102-89 win over the hapless New York Knicks at US Airways Center. The veteran scored 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds in 37 minutes of playing time. "Just play basketball," Wright answered when asked what his goal was against the Knicks. (Arizona Sports)

Wes Miller Receives Contract Extension With UNCG

UNCG Director of Athletics Kim Record announced Monday that men’s basketball head coach Wes Miller has received a two-year contract extension. Miller’s extension adds two years to his initial contract that had two years remaining and will carry him through June 30, 2019, with the same parameters of his initial contract. (UNCG Spartans)

Art’s Angle: Game Of Runs

Honestly, the Tar Heels didn’t lose their fourth ACC title game in five years as much as the senior-laden Irish took it from them with cold-blooded killer instinct that could not be stopped or matched. UNC had 18 more shots and made 53 percent of them, plus five more offensive rebounds, but sent the driving, slashing Irish to the line 32 times compared to only seven attempts for the Heels. (Chapelboro.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 4:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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