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Roy Williams Live: Nate Britt Bounce Back

Despite leading UNC in defensive player of the game awards with five, Nate Britt has struggled mightily on the offensive end of the floor. Those efforts prompted Roy Williams to challenge his senior guard before Saturday’s game at Georgia Tech. The challenge seemed to work. Britt had the only positive performance, scoring 13 points and grabbing 5 steals. (Inside Carolina)

Clemson prepares for measuring-stick test against North Carolina

Clemson (11-2, 1-0 ACC) is one of the better reclamation projects in the conference so far, and the Tigers have a chance to open up a two-game lead on a nemesis like No. 14-ranked UNC (12-3, 0-1). Clemson opened ACC play with a huge rally to win at Wake Forest Saturday, and the Tar Heels dropped five spots in the AP poll after a surprise loss at Georgia Tech. (Charleston Post and Courier)

Georgia Tech Aftermath

I’m late to the party here, so I’ll just group some thoughts on UNC's Georgia Tech loss into a few buckets. In general, I was expecting to be more disgusted by Carolina’s zone-offense execution than I actually was upon further review. While it wasn’t scintillating, the Tar Heels attacked the zone in a fairly organized manner that created plenty of quality looks. (The Secondary Break)

Deon Thompson Signs With Belgrade Club

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade added depth to its frontcourt with the addition of forward Deon Thompson until the end of the season, the club announced on Monday. Thompson spent the first part of the season with Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul, where he appeared in 13 games in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. This is Thompson's fifth EuroLeague season. (Euroleague.net)

Clemson hosts UNC in early ACC showdown

Clemson dives into the thick of the ACC fray Tuesday night, hosting a wounded and angry North Carolina team in Littlejohn Coliseum Tuesday night. North Carolina (12-3) lost its ACC opener to Georgia Tech last Saturday by a 75-63 score, while Clemson (11-2) won its ACC opener 73-68 at Wake Forest. The game tips off at 7 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN2. (TigerNet)

UNC vs. Clemson Preview

No. 14 North Carolina looks to avoid its second 0-2 ACC start in four years when it travels south for a 7 p.m. tip with Clemson on Tuesday. The Tigers are rolling at just the right time as their ACC schedule begins. Head coach Brad Brownell’s team has put together nine straight wins, including a 73-68 win over Wake Forest in Saturday’s ACC opener. (Inside Carolina)

Upset Loss to Georgia Tech Drops UNC to No. 14 in AP Top 25

During Roy Williams’ 14 years as UNC head men’s basketball coach, his Tar Heels have never lost to a team ranked lower in analyst Ken Pomeroy’s rankings than the Georgia Tech team that stunned UNC Saturday in Atlanta. With their shocking upset now in the books, UNC fell out of the AP Top 10 for the first time all year–sliding down to No. 14. (Chapelboro.com)

ACC first week probably a fluke, but NC teams have to take heed

Take a long look at today’s ACC men’s basketball standings because you may never see anything to match this again. The four North Carolina teams are a combined 0-5. Duke, UNC and NC State all began their league schedules with road losses. Roy Williams struggled to find the words to describe the futility he witnessed in the Tar Heels’ 75-63 loss to Georgia Tech. (WRAL Sports Fan)

The Worst Performances of the Roy Williams Era

North Carolina’s ACC opener in Atlanta against Georgia Tech on Saturday was obviously a clunker, as the heavily-favored Tar Heels lost by double digits to the Yellow Jackets. While it was clearly Carolina’s worst performance of this season, how did it compare to other forgettable games from Roy Williams’s 13.5 seasons in Chapel Hill? (The Secondary Break)

George Karl 'surprised' by backlash from controversial book

Former NBA coach George Karl has been scrutinized lately for comments he made in his upcoming book "Furious George" and he seems perplexed by it. “The backlash was interesting," Karl said Thursday on "Mike & Mike." When asked whether he was surprised by the reactions, he said, "yeah." (Sporting News)

Trubisky to 'take time,' before NFL Draft decision

North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky says he's still thinking about whether or not he'll stay and play another season for the Tar Heels or if he'll declare for the 2016 NFL Draft. If Trubisky leaves, he's touted as one of the best quarterback picks in this spring's draft class, with some '"xperts," having said he's promising enough to go first overall. (WRAL Sports Fan)

A speedbump on Tobacco Road: NC's Big 4 all lose on same day

The four Tobacco Road schools hit quite a speedbump Saturday. For the first time in nearly three years, North Carolina, Duke, N.C. State and Wake Forest all lost on the same day. It might have been just the second time that's happened in the storied history of this college hoops hotbed. (Associated Press)

UNC's upset loss to Georgia Tech caps chaotic start to ACC race: Takeaways

North Carolina closed as an 18-point favorite and was given a 93-percent chance to win its ACC opener at Georgia Tech, according to KenPom. Then Saturday's game tipped and it didn't play out as projected at all. Final: Georgia Tech 75, No. 9 UNC 63. So the Tar Heels are 0-1 in the ACC. And Josh Pastner is 1-0 in the ACC. (CBS Sports)

Roy Williams Post-Georgia Tech Quotes

Roy Williams: "I went down to Josh [Pastner] before the game was over in case people decided to get on the court and I wouldn’t get a chance to tell him that he did a much better job of coaching his team and getting his team prepared than I did my team. I think early we took too many outside shots, we lost our confidence and gave them more confidence." (Inside Carolina)

UNC Throws Away ACC Opener

He doesn’t need to do it often, but UNC coach Roy Williams lit into his team at halftime. The Tar Heels had spent 20 listless minutes in the first half and Williams verbally let them have it, even though they had a three-point lead over Georgia Tech. “I challenged them at halftime,” Williams said. “I’ve done that before. I don’t mind making them mad.” (Inside Carolina)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 93
Louisville: 76
Sat, Feb 17 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Syracuse
Wed, Feb 21, 7:00 ET ESPN

UNC vs. Miami
Tue, Feb 27, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Duke
Sat, Mar 3, 8:15 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Georgia Tech0
at #1 UVA0
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Okogie 18.6 ppg, 2.2 apg; Guy 15.2 ppg, 1.5 apg;
Louisville0
at #5 Duke0
Wednesday 9:00 PM
Adel 15.7 ppg, 2.9 apg; Bagley III 21.2 ppg, 1.7 apg;
#10 UNC0
at Syracuse0
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Maye 18.4 ppg, 2.5 apg; Battle 19.9 ppg, 1.8 apg;
#15 Clemson0
at Virginia Tech0
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Reed 15.6 ppg, 3.4 apg; Robinson 13.7 ppg, 5.6 apg;
Wake Forest0
at Pitt0
Wednesday 9:00 PM
Crawford 17.0 ppg, 5.0 apg; Wilson-Frame 12.8 ppg, 1.5 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(1) Virginia13-123-2
(5) Duke10-422-5
(10) North Carolina10-521-7
(15) Clemson9-520-6
NC State9-619-9
Virginia Tech8-618-8
Louisville8-618-9
(25) Florida State8-719-8
Miami8-719-8
Syracuse7-718-9
Boston College6-917-12
Notre Dame6-916-12
Georgia Tech4-1011-16
Wake Forest3-1210-17
Pittsburgh0-158-20


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