Brice Johnson slams Miami as Heels snap 4-game skid vs. CanesThe last of Brice Johnson's five dunks was the most emphatic, and when he landed with his arms outstretched he froze the pose, as if seeking style points. No. 15 North Carolina showed some flair that had been lacking of late, and took advantage of the 6-foot-9 Johnson's dominating inside game to beat Miami 73-64 on Saturday. Johnson had 22 points, shot 11 for 15 and grabbed 11 rebounds. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Brice Johnson ReboundsBrice Johnson responded to his worst showing of the ACC slate with arguably his best performance of the season in No. 15 North Carolina’s 73-64 win over Miami on Saturday. Johnson scored 16 of his game-high 22 points in the second half as the Tar Heels pulled away in the final 11:33 after the Hurricanes took the lead at 48-47. (Inside Carolina)
UNC-Miami: Inside The GameNorth Carolina needed a bounce back and no player needed a good showing more than forward Brice Johnson. Johnson finished with only four points at home against North Carolina State Tuesday night, but rose to the occasion at Miami. Johnson scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 73-64 conference win over the Hurricanes. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Lucas: From Energy To ExecutionLike his teammates, Joel Berry II had survived virtually everything possible from Miami. He’d weathered the Hurricanes erasing an eight-point second-half Tar Heel lead. He’d even ignored the occasional late-game shakes that have plagued the Tar Heels at times this year, directing a UNC offense that went the final 5:54 without a turnover on the way to holding on for a key 73-64 road win. (GoHeels.com)
Theo Pinson Eyeing Return vs. Georgia TechTheo Pinson dressed out but did not play in No. 15 North Carolina’s 73-64 win over Miami on Saturday. The freshman wing is hoping to return to the lineup at Georgia Tech on Tuesday night. “The goal right now is the Georgia Tech game.” Pinson told reporters following the game. “We’re going to progress things to see how I take things at practice, so hopefully I’m out there Tuesday night.” (Inside Carolina)
Recap & Analysis: UNC 73, Miami 64In the second half, the Tar Heels shot 14-of-27 from the floor on 11 assists, controlled the backboards to the tune of 23-12 and hit 11-of-13 free throws line. UNC held Miami without a point from the 5:15 mark until 1:23 left extending the Tar Heel lead from three to 11 in that span. Needless to say that's winning basketball and a much-needed shot in the arm for a team that had struggled in tough games such as this. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: UNC-Miami Game HighlightsBrice Johnson's double-double (22 points & 11 rebounds) leads the Tar Heels to a 73-64 road win over Miami in Coral Gables on February 28th, 2015.
Brice Johnson leads No. 15 North Carolina past Miami 73-64Brice Johnson had five dunks and 22 points to help No. 15 North Carolina end a streak of four consecutive losses against Miami with a 73-64 victory Saturday. The 6-foot-9 Johnson repeatedly outmaneuvered the Hurricanes inside and shot 11 for 15. He also had 11 rebounds. North Carolina (20-9, 10-6 ACC) reached 20 victories for the 11th time in 12 years under coach Roy Williams. (ESPN.com)
Video: J.P. Tokoto Steals & Slams Twice vs. MiamiJ.P. Tokoto comes up with a pair of steals that he turns into two-handed dunks on the fast break against Miami on February 28th, 2015 in Coral Gables.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - MiamiWhat a finish for Brice Johnson, who was all over the floor on both ends in the second half of Carolina's road win. Johnson's best possession might have come when the Tar Heels didn't even score, as he battled for multiple offensive rebounds and eventually ended up on the floor to secure a loose ball with five minutes remaining. The UNC junior finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds. (GoHeels.com)
Box Score: North Carolina 73, Miami 64View the complete box score from North Carolina's 73-64 win over Miami Saturday in Coral Gables, Florida. (View Box Score)
ESPN College Gameday In Chapel Hill For UNC-Duke GameESPN's College Gameday will originate from the Smith Center in Chapel Hill on Saturday March 7 on the day of the matchup between UNC and Duke. The show, featuring Rece Davis, Jay Bilas, Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg, will broadcast live from 10 a.m. to noon. Smith Center doors will open at 9 a.m. UNC students should use Entrance C to the arena and the general public should use Entrance D. (GoHeels.com)
Preview & Prediction: #15 UNC at MiamiThe Tar Heels enter the game in a pitch battle for the final double-bye spot in the ACC Tournament, and a loss to the Hurricanes could put UNC in danger of being seeded as low as #8 in the ACC Tournament. If there is any consistency to UNC's inconsistency then the Tar Heels will bounce back today. Prediction: UNC 68, Miami 66 (Tar Heel Blog)
UNC needs bounce back win over MiamiThe Tar Heels have escaped the snow and slush of the Triangle and taken their talents not too far from South Beach. There’s no time for tanning for up-and-down North Carolina, ranked No. 15 in The Associated Press Top 25. What’s certain is UNC will meet a Miami team that has beaten the Tar Heels the last four times they’ve played. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Tar Heels look to match physical playNorth Carolina has often been praised for the way that post players Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks finish around the basket. But there are different interpretations for the Tar Heels after a loss to North Carolina State, which used physical play to alter the course of the game. “They intimidated us inside,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams said. (Burlington Times-News)
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