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Roy Williams Live: Kennedy Meeks' Injury & Replacement

Kennedy Meeks had been dealing with pain in his left knee associated with a bone bruise for several weeks before UNC decided to pull the junior big man out of the lineup on Monday, according to Roy Williams. “He’s been fighting it a little bit for awhile, and it just got to a point that it didn’t make sense to keep trying to fight it,” Williams said during his radio show Monday night. (Inside Carolina)

Ty Lawson comes back to Denver, again, a different player

The last time Houston Rockets guard Ty Lawson visited his former NBA home, he was a wreck. On Nov. 13, the Rockets visited the Denver Nuggets, a place where Lawson had success for four seasons until a summer trade sent him to Houston. Coming into that game, Lawson had made just 10 of 34 shots from the field and had gone 3-for-11 from 3-point range over a three-game span. (ESPN.com)

Mavericks' Raymond Felton: Records a triple-double in loss

Felton collected a triple-double Saturday in a loss to the Wizards. He finished with 10 points (3-11 FG, 4-4 FT), 11 rebounds, and 11 assists. With teammate Deron Williams sidelined by a stomach illness, Felton played 38 minutes. He has been a surprise this season and maintains a sizable role in the Dallas rotation. (CBS Sports)

Kennedy Meeks Likely Out For 2 Weeks With Bruised Knee

University of North Carolina junior forward Kennedy Meeks will not play for several weeks due to a bone bruise on his left knee. Meeks will not be in the lineup beginning with Carolina’s game on Wednesday, December 16th, vs. Tulane. Doctors have not determined how long Meeks will be out, although they expect that he will miss at least two weeks of action. (GoHeels.com)

Kendall Marshall’s Return Should Help Stabilize Sixers’ Offense

This Sixers' season so far has been one filled with trying to anoint a savior, one who can come in and provide the lift that will turn the Sixers from historically bad to just plain, boring, bad. It's easy to do that with Kendall Marshall but, like always, it's best to keep expectations within reason. (Philadelphia Magazine)

Can North Carolina return to elite status?

The Tar Heels' loss to Texas also extended a truth about the face of college basketball in the early 1980s, 1990s and 2000s: UNC basketball, as an institution and blueblood, feels like old news. It's a desktop in a tablet world. Will North Carolina restore its name this season? Maybe. One run through the ACC and Big Dance would promise as much. (ESPN.com)

College Basketball Talk’s Top 25: How far does North Carolina fall?

5. North Carolina (7-2, LW: No. 1): Maybe I’m not yet ready to admit that I was wrong about UNC being the best team in the country — because I still think they will be come March — but I’m not ready to drop this team outside the top five when they lost a game on the road to an improving Texas team on a shot that may or may have actually come before the final buzzer sounded. (NBC Sports)

Trying to figure out what's wrong with Danny Green this year

Danny Green has a problem. The man affectionately known as Icy Hot cannot find his rhythm. At this point, I'm not even sure he can find Pero Antic's rhythm. Green is currently mired in one of the worst shooting slumps of his career, a slump of such biblical proportions that only one stat can even begin to describe how bad it has been. (Pounding the Rock)

Ross' Reactions: Texas 84, UNC 82

Sophomore Theo Pinson scored zero points against Texas. He took one shot --- a three that missed. Pinson is struggling with his new role and reduced minutes (10 minutes on Saturday) since Paige returned. A player like Pinson has to get into the flow of the game and pick his areas to impact the game offensively. It's hard to do that as a reserve. (Carolina Blue)

Shaka Smart starts new era in Texas basketball with win over North Carolina

Zora Sanae Smart frolicked into the bleachers, holding her mother’s hand while her curls bounced atop her head 30 minutes prior to Texas' 84-82 victory over No. 3 North Carolina on Saturday. Javan Felix's buzzer-beater sealed one of the most pivotal wins of her father’s coaching career, a victory that signified the dawning of a new era at Texas. They're why he waited. (ESPN.com)

UNC again left to ponder little things after buzzer-beater loss at Texas

Inside a quiet North Carolina locker room on Saturday night, Brice Johnson tied his tie in silence, alone in a corner. Usually one of the Tar Heels' most loquacious players, he had little to say after an 84-82 defeat against Texas. He said he couldn't remember how he found himself in foul trouble and that he couldn't recall the details of when he committed his third foul, which came 53 seconds after he reentered the game in the first half after having picked up his second foul. (Charlotte Observer)

Lucas: Going In

Roy Williams is trying to teach his team something, how to “handle a crowd, hold your poise and shut the crowd up,” as he said on Saturday’s pregame radio show. That’s what December is supposed to be for, and if you look at his history at Carolina, there are multiple examples of squads learning that the hard way. This one needs to improve in that area. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Falter on the Glass

Shaka Smart’s first squad in Austin outrebounded the Tar Heels, 36-27, including a 16-4 edge on the offensive glass. Texas held a 21-7 advantage in second-chance points, which was enough to overcome UNC’s 52.0 percent shooting percentage and 13-6 edge in points off turnovers. “They outrebounded us badly,” Roy Williams told reporters following the loss. (Inside Carolina)

Rebounding Struggles Cost UNC at Texas

UNC is to Michigan State as Texas is to UNC. For the sixth time in seven games during the Roy Williams era, the Tar Heels lose to Texas. That is three straight losses and the second straight game decided by two points. In 2014, Marcus Paige's three at the buzzer was off the mark. This time, Texas made the shot at the buzzer and, fittingly, it came off a defensive rebound. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC-Texas: Roy Williams Postgame Quotes & Audio

Roy Williams "I’ve got to congratulate Shaka (Smart) and his staff and his team. High-level basketball game; that was a big-time game, great atmosphere. They made the plays down the stretch. We made some, but didn’t make enough. Their last four points were off offensive rebounds that their guards got. Two missed shots. They out-rebounded us badly, 36-27." (Inside Carolina)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 85
Pittsburgh: 67
Sat, Feb 25 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Virginia
Mon, Feb 27, 7:00 ET ESPN

UNC vs. Duke
Sat, Mar 4, 8:15 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. ACCT 8/9 Winner
Thu, Mar 9, 12:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#5 UNC0
at #23 UVA0
Monday 7:00 PM
Jackson 18.8 ppg, 2.6 apg; Perrantes 12.4 ppg, 3.9 apg;
#25 Miami0
at Virginia Tech0
Monday 9:00 PM
Reed 15.2 ppg, 2.5 apg; LeDay 15.6 ppg, 1.3 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(5) North Carolina13-325-5
(8) Louisville11-523-6
(15) Florida State11-523-6
(19) Notre Dame11-522-7
(17) Duke10-622-7
(25) Miami10-620-8
Virginia Tech9-720-8
(23) Virginia9-719-9
Wake Forest7-916-12
Georgia Tech7-916-13
NC State4-1315-15
Boston College2-149-20

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