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Tyler Zeller has been stellar since opportunity arrived

What's most impressive is that Tyler Zeller, with 18 DNPs this season, has been a consistent late-game presence after being glued to the bench for much of the season. His professionalism in not only accepting a diminished role -- Zeller started 59 games while appearing in all 82 tilts last season -- but staying ready for when his number was called is not lost on his teammates. (ESPN.com)

Boston College's next challenge: No. 9 North Carolina

There were only so many ways for Boston College basketball coach Jim Christian to state the obvious. Trips to North Carolina, Virginia, and Louisville felt like they took a pound of flesh out of the Eagles. They loss all three games by double digits and found themselves trailing by 20 at some point in each of them. The losses stretched a painful losing streak to 10 games — all by double digits. (Boston Globe)

Last Two Losses Reveal Major Flaw for North Carolina

But even with all the right ingredients, UNC didn’t look like a title-bound squad in its last two matchups. Instead, what showed in those two losses was a glaring flaw that could potentially hold the team back in March. Just like in their 71-65 setback at Louisville on Monday, the Tar Heels were handed an 80-76 loss at Notre Dame on Saturday after they failed to match the level of effort by their opponent. (Today's U)

Circumstances vary in Tar Heels’ recent losses

The ways in which North Carolina lost its last two games were vastly different, according to Roy Williams. He said Saturday night’s loss at Notre Dame was defined by Notre Dame’s 23 points off rebounds and the Irish’s 19-0 edge in points following turnovers. North Carolina’s 34.5-percent shooting from the field at Louisville was troublesome. (Burlington Times News)

North Carolina-Boston College Preview

Marcus Paige had his best shooting performance in more than a month this past weekend but couldn't keep North Carolina from its first losing streak of the season. The ninth-ranked Tar Heels seek to end that quickly with a favorable matchup Tuesday against a Boston College team that is winless in the ACC and was routed by UNC just over a week ago. (CBS Sports)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Boston College

Not sure much has changed since these two teams met ten days ago. In fact, this is an opportunity to once again complain about playing the same team twice in such a short period before even playing Duke once. The upside here is UNC gets another game against the worst team in the league to salvage a win from a three game road swing. (Tar Heel Blog)

Previewing Boston College

No. 9 North Carolina travels to the land of blizzard warnings to play Boston College for the second time in 11 days. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. on Tuesday and will be televised by the ACC Network. Boston College enters Tuesday’s contest with a 7-16 (0-10) record. The Eagles have lost 16 of their last 20 games after a 3-0 start to the season. (Inside Carolina)

Marvin Williams is having a career rebirth, and chances are you didn't even notice

In a season full of inconsistencies, Marvin Williams has been the closest thing to a consistent Charlotte has had. He has evolved into the player the franchise hoped he would be when they signed him last season, and then some, and it could be argued that he is having the best season of any Hornet not named Kemba Walker. (At The Hive)

UNC Looking to Rebound from Back to Back Losses

North Carolina is looking to get back on the winning track against Boston College after two road losses last week. Coming off of losses at Louisville and at Notre Dame, Carolina dropped to No. 9 in the latest AP Poll. UNC head coach Roy Williams says it is a priority for his team to step up intensity to close out the rest of the regular season. (Chapelboro.com)

Looking to improve from 2015, UNC shows many of the same flaws

The schedule has become noticeably tougher. North Carolina has not. The Tar Heels entered last week with a No. 1 ranking in the national coaches poll and an 8-0 record in the ACC. Faced with a back-loaded league schedule, they had taken care of business before beginning a three-game road set that concludes Tuesday with a visit to last-place Boston College. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC Falls Seven Spots In Basketball Polls

Ranked No. 2/1 last week, North Carolina (19-4, 8-2 ACC) fell seven spots in both national polls to to No 9 (Associated Press) and No. 8 (coaches) in the rankings this week. Carolina sat atop the coaches poll a week ago and was second in the AP poll before losing back-to-back road games at Louisville and at Notre Dame. (GoHeels.com)

Phil Ford: Tar Heel Trailblazer

Two-time ACC Male Athlete of the Year. Three-time All-America. National Player of the Year. Gold medalist. Phil Ford was already a legend. Now, the University of North Carolina is proud to officially recognize Ford as a Tar Heel Trailblazer. A native of Rocky Mount, Ford came to epitomize Carolina basketball under Dean Smith. (GoHeels.com)

Harrison Barnes Shows Us How Large Steph Curry’s Shadow Looms In This Hilarious Video

Being a good athlete on a team that features the league MVP is probably a weird experience. Sure, you’re an important player and have a major role in the success of your squad, but all of the eyes are on your teammate who lights the world on fire on a nightly basis. Thanks to the Instagram account of Harrison Barnes, we got a look into the life of one of those types of athletes. (UPROXX)

A year later, Dean Smith's story lives on

The Four Corners offense. The rapport among former players. The $200 checks to lettermen. They never get old. Some stories are worth hearing over again, though. Dean Smith’s is one of them. It’s been one year since a university, a state, a sport and a nation gathered to mourn the death of the legendary North Carolina men’s basketball coach. (Daily Tar Heel)

Dean Smith's legacy grows, one year after his death

The most central measure of a life is found in its impact on other people. By that standard, Dean Edwards Smith mastered the art of being human. Smith’s greatness as a man transformed lives. His coaching acumen certainly led to significant advancements in the way basketball was taught and studied, but its greatest value is that it enabled Smith to have a platform in the integration of North Carolina.... (The Comeback)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 75
Kentucky: 73
Sun, Mar 26 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Oregon
Sat, Apr 1, 8:49 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
CSU Bakersfield18
at Georgia Tech25
6:08 IN 1ST
Airington (CSU Bakersfield) 7 pts; Okogie (Georgia Tech) 10 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-431-7
(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
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1020-15
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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