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UNC-Louisville Postgame Quotes

Roy Williams: "I just heard about one fan being ejected at halftime, yelling something at Rick (Pitino). I don’t like that. I mean we’re North Carolina, we don’t have to be like everyone else. You can raise Cain and you can boo, but you don’t have to say stuff that we as coaches have to put up with. I hope that never happens again at North Carolina. I apologize to Rick." (GoHeels.com)

UNC stakes their claim to the title of ‘nation’s best’ with No. 7 Louisville beatdown

UNC is not a sexy pick, they’re not the favorite in Vegas and they may finally crack the No. 1 seed line in all bracket projections after beating No. 7 Louisville 74-63 on Wednesday night, but at this point, I’m not sure that the Tar Heels aren’t the best team in college basketball. ‘The Best Team In College Basketball’ is not an easy title to earn this season. (NBC Sports)

Video: Rick Pitino Responds to Reporters About Fan Heckling At North Carolina

Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino talks with reporters following the Cardinals' loss to North Carolina about his altercation with a UNC fan halftime who was heckling Pitino. Read More...

UNC Handles No. 7 Louisville in Top 10 Showdown , Now Two Games Clear Atop ACC Standings

In a physical battle between the top two ACC teams, the eighth-ranked Tar Heels defeated the No. 7 Louisville Cardinals 74-63 at the Smith Center on Wednesday night. Junior forward Justin Jackson led the scoring charge with 21 points for UNC, including a huge three-pointer that stretched the lead to 15 points with just under five minutes remaining. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Louisville Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 74-63 win over Louisville on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. Read More...

Video: North Carolina Runs Away From Louisville, 74-63 - Highlights

Justin Jackson scored a game-high 21 points and Kennedy Meeks chipped in his usual double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds) to lead North Carolina to a 74-63 win over Louisville in Chapel Hill on February 22, 2017. Read More...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Louisville

That may turn out to be a monumental win for the Tar Heels. UNC's 74-63 win over Louisville wasn't artistic and wasn't the type you'll remember forever, but it had big, big implications for the rest of the season. And it wasn't one particular player who carried the Tar Heels. Justin Jackson led with 21 points, but three other Tar Heels also worked their way into double figures. (GoHeels.com)

UNC fan ejected after exchange with Louisville coach Rick Pitino

A North Carolina team spokesman says a fan was ejected after a verbal exchange with Louisville coach Rick Pitino during Wednesday's 74-63 Tar Heels win. ESPN's Maria Taylor reported the fan in question yelled, "Pitino, you suck!" UNC's Matt Bowers said the fan was ejected shortly after the incident, which occurred as Pitino was leaving the court for halftime. (ESPN.com)

UNC runs past Louisville in key matchup

Eighth-ranked UNC used an extended second-half run Wednesday to blow past No. 6 Louisville, 74-63, at the Dean Smith Center and put a stranglehold on the top spot in the ACC standings. Justin Jackson led all scorers with 21 points, including 11 second-half points. Joel Berry (15 points), Kennedy Meeks (14) and Theo Pinson (13) each reached double figures. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

No. 8 Tar Heels Down No. 7 Louisville, 74-63

Justin Jackson scored 21 points and No. 8 North Carolina pulled away after halftime to beat No. 7 Louisville 74-63 on Wednesday night in a matchup of ACC leaders. Kennedy Meeks added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels, who stretched their ACC lead to two games by beating the Cardinals after the Blue Devils' lost at Syracuse earlier in the evening. (Associated Press)

Video: Justin Jackson Lights Up Louisville

Tar Heel forward Justin Jackson scored in just about every way one can on a basketball court, racking up 21 points to lead North Carolina over Louisville in Chapel Hill on February 22, 2017. Read More...

Box Score: North Carolina 74, Louisville 63

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 74-63 win over Louisville on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

Video: Rick Pitino gets into shouting match with UNC fan at halftime

Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has to be held back by staff at the end of the first half after reportedly being heckled by a North Carolina fan. The fan was removed from the arena after yelling, "You suck," according to reports. Read More...

ACC title, NCAA Tournament seeding on line in Louisville at UNC: 3 things to know

The ACC has been the best basketball conference in the country to this point, and on Wednesday night two of its frontrunners will clash in the biggest non-rivalry game left on the league schedule. First place in the league standings is on the line as North Carolina, currently with a one-game lead, welcomes Louisville, tied for second place with Duke, to the Dean Dome. (CBS Sports)

Joel Berry II keeps the fire burning for Tar Heels

Joel Berry is the emotional leader who will lead the Tar Heels into a treacherous stretch of games to close the regular season beginning Wednesday night against Louisville. "Joel is very emotional in both directions -- he gets really fired up and he gets really ticked off," coach Roy Williams said. "I like guys who get into the game, that lose themselves into the game." (ESPN.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

UNC @ Elon
Fri, Nov 9, TBD

UNC vs. Stanford
Mon, Nov 12, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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