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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)

Sports Illustrated Power Rankings: No. 3 UNC

The Tar Heels have been plagued by abysmal long-range shooting in ACC play, making just 23.5% of their three-point attempts. In Monday’s loss to Louisville they went 3-for-17 from deep, and this grid shows the guarded-or-unguarded nature of those attempts. A handful of them are questionable, but it seems like mostly a case of guys missing good looks. (Sports Illustrated)

Brey: Notre Dame not intimidated by No. 2 North Carolina

Beating second-ranked North Carolina on Saturday doesn't look as formidable as it once might have for Notre Dame, not after defeating the Tar Heels twice last year. The first victory in Chapel Hill in early January last year helped launch the Fighting Irish to one of their best seasons. The second victory came in the ACC tournament title game. (Associated Press)

Vince Carter helping Grizzlies, hopes to get 20 years in NBA

Vince Carter is sometimes taken aback. There have been times this season when opposing teams and fans on the road have paid homage to his career as if Carter plans to retire after this season. "It's a little weird," Carter said. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)

Previewing Notre Dame

No. 2 UNC embarks on the second leg of its three-game road trip for a matchup with Notre Dame at Purcell Pavilion on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN. Notre Dame enters Saturday’s contest with a 15-7 (6-4 ACC) record. The Fighting Irish picked up its best win of the season in November, topping No. 5 Iowa, 68-62. (Inside Carolina)

Louisville's postseason ban has UNC's Roy Williams thinking about past, present

The NCAA has provided no resolution to the long-running academic scandal at North Carolina, but UNC basketball coach Roy Williams reacted to news of Louisville’s postseason ban by saying sympathetically, “I’ve been there.” Louisville administrators announced a self-imposed penalty for its basketball program Friday. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tar Heels Look To Break Out Of Slump Once Again

For the first time since losing in the ACC Championship Game in March, the Tar Heels will take on Notre Dame. Head coach Roy Williams said he expects his team to come out with more intensity when they travel to South Bend Saturday. “We got our tails beat last game,” he said. “If you don’t step up right now there’s something wrong with you.” (Chapelboro.com)

Nate Britt Questionable vs. Notre Dame

No. 2 North Carolina could be without its top backcourt reserve for Saturday’s matchup with Notre Dame as backup point guard Nate Britt is suffering with a back injury. “We don’t know if Nate’s going to be able to play,” UNC head coach Roy Williams said Friday. “He still hasn’t practiced yet. So I have no idea what he’s going to be able to do today.” (Inside Carolina)

Marcus Ginyard’s Diary: Short Vacations In Copenhagen And Barcelona, And A Visit With Deon Thompson

In the spring of 2000, I first had my opportunity to travel abroad, ironically, to the place that I now call home. My visit to France as a young teenager was an experience I will never forget. It was absolutely incredible to see and experience a world that I hardly knew existed. Since then I have been extremely fortunate to travel around the world (22 countries in 5 years), coming across many things that have completely changed my life. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Basketball: Shooting Is Not the Only Problem

UNC suffered their third loss on Monday night. The offense looked stagnant at times and the usually high-flying Heels only put up 65 points. Carolina also shot a lowly 34.5% from the field. But in a press conference Friday, Coach Roy Williams pointed out shooting was not the sole issue from Monday night. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Roy Williams, Isaiah Hicks Pre-Notre Dame Press Conference Recap

Roy Williams and Isaiah Hicks discuss how the Tar Heels expect to rebound from the loss to Louisville with a big match up at Notre Dame on Saturday. View Video...

Lucas: Slumps Happen

You might think Hubert Davis is unfamiliar with Carolina’s current shooting struggles, in which the five primary UNC three-point shooters are hitting just 25% from the three-point line over the last dozen games. You’d think wrong. “I’ve told them I had slumps like that all throughout my career when I was playing,” Davis told Jones Angell on the weekly radio show. (GoHeels.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 92
Butler: 80
Fri, Mar 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Kentucky
Sun, Mar 26, 5:05 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-430-7
(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 Tech8-1020-15
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23

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