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Execution eludes UNC against Wolfpack

The Tar Heels didn’t have their wits about them and didn’t adequately execute in the clutch, and NCSU won in the Dean Dome for the first time since Feb. 25, 2003. The final score was 58-46. No UNC team had ever finished a game having scored so few points in there. The Smith Center opened in 1986. “Silly poise,” Roy Williams said. “No poise is what it was." (Durham Herald-Sun)

Turner's Take: Go Out and Do Something

Go out and do something. Dean Smith did more than coach winning basketball, he did something with his life. As a college basketball coach, Smith was in a position to influence change. We do not all have that particular podium, that position that carries such influence, but we do have the ability to go out and do something. (GoHeels.com)

Larry Brown is in familiar territory with SMU and NCAA

Southern Methodist University basketball coach Larry Brown has never had a nickname, perhaps because so many would fit. Some might call him "Suitcase" for all the professional and college jobs he has had in his career. Others might call him "The Cat" because it seems Brown has nine lives. (Cleveland.com)

The Morning After: UNC-NCSU

It was a night of ineffectiveness. A more physical N.C. State team held UNC to 18 points and 28% shooting in the first half. UNC's best player, Marcus Paige was held to one shot and two points. “I mean we shot 7 for 25," Paige said after the game. "We got the ball inside around the basket. They are physical down low. We got the shots that we wanted, we didn’t make very many of them, obviously." (Carolina Blue)

New book takes a familial look at UNC-Duke

The rivalry between Duke University and the University of North Carolina, especially on the basketball court, is one of a kind. It divides households and unites fans. Two men who know it well, Johnny Moore and Art Chansky, have a new book out looking deeper at "The Blue Divide." (WRAL Sports Fan)

There’s no turning to Paige this time for Tar Heels

Marcus Paige never transformed into his alter ego of Wolfpack killer on Tuesday. His pedestrian performance became a factor in UNC’s toothless 58-46 loss to NC State at the Smith Center. Paige, the junior who often has starred in defeats of N.C. State, struggled to seven points as the 15th-ranked Tar Heels stumbled to the lowest point total in the 29-year history of their home building. (Burlington Times News)

Lucas: Defining Moments

Let’s not act like NC State suddenly showed up on Tuesday night and learned how to defend. The Wolfpack has been consistently good in the paint defensively in ACC play. League opponents are shooting just 44.1 percent against them on two-point shots, the third-best such defensive mark in the conference. (GoHeels.com)

Wolfpack, Barber scratch Tar Heels

North Carolina coach Roy Williams got the loud crowd he ordered, and for all of the talk about there no longer being much to these games between N.C. State and UNC, well...“The bottom line is North Carolina State kicked our rear ends,” Williams said Tuesday night. NCSU won in the Dean E. Smith Center for the first time in a dozen years. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Troubling Trend for Tar Heels

For the third time in seven games, No. 15 North Carolina executed poorly down the stretch in Tuesday’s 58-46 loss to N.C. State. “We made a nice run, but runs don’t do you any good unless you’re tough enough to withstand and keep going,” UNC head coach Roy Williams said during his postgame press conference. (Inside Carolina)

Post Lockdown vs NC State

N.C. State’s physical approach on the interior limited No. 15 North Carolina’s post production in Tuesday’s 58-46 loss at the Smith Center. In UNC’s previous five games, Kennedy Meeks, Brice Johnson and Isaiah combined to average 41.4 points on 64.7 percent shooting. That efficiency took a nose dive against a Wolfpack front line that utilized its bulk to frustrate the Tar Heel big men. (Inside Carolina)

UNC's offense has historically bad night in loss to N.C. State

Asked Monday about the notion that the UNC-N.C. State game was important to the Wolfpack, UNC coach Roy Williams said the matchup was just as important to his Tar Heels. After setting a Smith Center record for offensive futility in a 58-46 home loss Tuesday, UNC has dropped five of seven games with less than two weeks left in the regular season. (Fayetteville Observer)

Recap & Analysis: NC State 58 UNC 46

Forty six points. In the nearly 30 year history of the Dean Smith Center, North Carolina had never scored as few points as the Tar Heels did Tuesday night. It was an incredible display of offensive ineptitude out of the gate. None of the shots were falling in the first half and UNC was unable to grab offensive rebounds to compensate for the poor shooting. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC-NC State Postgame Quotes

Roy Williams: "Congratulate Mark and his club. They were dominating from the first get-go. Before I even get to that, let me say something really clear. Our crowd was great tonight, we let them down. They were sensational, they were off the charts. Coach let them down, players, we just--early in the game they dominated everything, intimidated us inside." (GoHeels.com)

UNC-N.C. State Postgame Notes

North Carolina is now 19-9 overall, 9-6 in the ACC and 10-4 at home this season. UNC's 46 points are the fewest ever by the Tar Heels in the Smith Center. The previous low was 48 in a 48-46 win over Boston College on Feb. 19, 2011. UNC scored 18 first-half points, matching the fewest in any half by UNC in Roy Williams’ 12 seasons as head coach (also 18 vs. Butler in the first half in Maui on Nov. 20, 2012). (GoHeels.com)

Video: North Carolina vs NC State Game Highlights

View complete game highlights from North Carolina's 58-46 loss to NC State Tuesday night in Chapel Hill: View Video...

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, TBD

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, TBD

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
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(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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