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Lucas: This Is It

This happens. That was the reminder served by Monday night’s trip to Louisville. This, folks, is the Atlantic Coast Conference. This is life on the road in the ACC. This is what happens in February and March. Louisville, on the way to a 71-65 victory, provided exactly the kind of opponent Carolina will need to figure out a way to beat over the next two months. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Misfire in Louisville

The shooting slump continued for No. 2 North Carolina and All-American guard Marcus Paige at the KFC Yum! Center on Monday night as the rampant misfires finally resulted in a loss that snapped its 12-game winning streak. UNC shot a season-low 34.5 percent on 20-of-58 shooting in the 71-65 loss to No. 19 Louisville. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams Post-Louisville Quotes, Audio, and Video

Roy Williams: "Well, it was a tough night for the guys in blue. It was a very hard-fought game, I think, by both teams. Both teams, I felt like, had a sense of urgency, but their sense of urgency was a little better than ours. The second half, they shoot for 53 percent, we never could get the ball to go in the basket for us." (Inside Carolina)

Louisville 71 UNC 65: Tar Heels Shooting Not Berry Good

Unless you thought UNC was going 18-0 in ACC play or this is your first time watching college basketball, this result isn't surprising. This game looked like a tough out for the Tar Heels. Winning would have been nice since it would have afforded UNC a three-game lead and shot at running away with the regular season. As it stands, the Tar Heels will have a tougher fight on their hands. (Tar Heel Blog)

Cold shooting dooms North Carolina as Louisville tightens ACC race

So what did we learn from Louisville’s 71-65 win at the KFC Yum! Center? The Cardinals finally got their first signature win of the season, just 48 hours after a disheartening 63-47 home loss to Virginia. The ACC regular-season race has drawn tighter as the Tar Heels begin their tougher home stretch. Here’s how the latest mighty one fell: (ESPN.com)

Video: Tar Heels Dealt First ACC Loss at Louisville - Highlights

Brice Johnson's 15 points and 11 rebounds weren't enough as the Tar Heels fell on the road to Louisville 71-65 on February 1, 2016. View Video...

Recap: Louisville 71, UNC 65

On UNC's next to last possession of the game and UNC trailing by four, Joel Berry missed a layup, then missed a three off the offensive rebound then Isaiah Hicks missed a tip-in before Louisville grabbed the defensive rebound to seal the game. That was UNC's night in a microcosm as the Tar Heels lost for the first time this season in ACC play 71-65 at Louisville. (Tar Heel Blog)

No. 19 Louisville knocks off No. 2 North Carolina, 71-65

Damion Lee scored 24 points, including two free throws with 8 seconds remaining, to help No. 19 Louisville upset No. 2 North Carolina 71-65 on Monday, ending the Tar Heels' 12-game winning streak. After scoring just six points in Saturday's loss to Virginia, Lee lifted the Cardinals to a hard-fought victory over the first-place Tar Heels by making 8 of 12 shots. (Associated Press)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Louisville

When Carolina has been beaten this year, which is rarely, it has very often been with dribble penetration. Louisville did it again on Monday night, too often getting into the heart of the Tar Heel defense and then scoring or drawing the defense and finding an open teammate. The Tar Heels will go home feeling like they left plenty of opportunities on the Yum Center court. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: Louisville 71, North Carolina 65

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 71-65 loss at Louisville on Monday night. (View Box Score)

UNC Basketball No. 1 in Coaches, No. 2 in AP Poll

On Monday, North Carolina came in at No. 1 in the coaches poll and No. 2 in the AP Poll for the second straight week. The Tar Heels are riding a 12-game winning streak. The last time UNC lost was on Dec. 12th against Texas in Austin. Carolina is currently 19-2 overall (8-0 in the ACC) but is entering a tough stretch of games during the month of Feburary. (Carolina Blue)

Know Your Opponent: Louisville

Louisville has been a tough team to figure out so far. This looked like a possible rebuilding year in the fall, but an 11-1 start with a very impressive showing in a loss at Michigan State recalibrated expectations. Even at 17-4, however, it's hard to know how good this team is. Much like North Carolina, the Cards are staring at the teeth of their ACC schedule. (GoHeels.com)

Beyond the Arc: A week of comebacks and bouncebacks

Finding the Marc(us): Marcus Paige, UNC’s all-time leader in 3-pointers, broke an 0 for 18 drought dating back four games by making his first attempt of Saturday’s win against Boston College. He ended up making four 3-pointers and finished with 12 points, his highest total since hitting for 30 at Florida State on Jan. 4. (Wilmington Star News)

Three to know: No. 2 North Carolina at No. 16 Louisville

The real fun starts now. With a win today, North Carolina would move to 8-0 in the ACC for the first time since the 2000-01 season. However, those eight wins have come against foes with a combined league record of 24-47. All but one of UNC’s eight league wins came against a team currently in the bottom eight slots in the conference standings. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC's Offensive Unselfishness

UNC's ball movement and passing have been steadfast qualities of the 2015-2016 team. Against Boston College on Saturday the Tar Heels assisted on 27 baskets. "I am not really shocked about that," sophomore wing Theo Pinson said. "We have a lot of unselfish guys that like to play together. It starts in the locker room." (Carolina Blue)

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 Scoreboard
#21 Butler80
at #6 UNC92
FINAL
Chrabascz (Butler) 21 pts; Jackson (UNC) 24 pts;
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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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