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Indiana Coach, Players Post-UNC Quotes

Indiana Coach Tom Crean: "North Carolina played outstanding. If they play like that, even remotely close to that, then they're going to be very, very hard to beat. And I hope they do. Because Roy deserves it. And they shot the ball -- first thing Roy said coming off the court is they shot the ball extremely well. Obviously we didn't shoot it nearly as well as we're capable of." (ASAP Sports)

Recap: UNC 101, Indiana 86

Five Tar Heels hit double figures led by Marcus Paige's 21 points and six three pointers. Brice Johnson had 20 points and 10 rebounds, his school record tying 22nd double-double of the season. Kennedy Meeks had 15 points and nine rebounds while Joel Berry and Justin Jackson each scored 14. UNC was 11-20 from three and 26-33 at the free throw line. (Tar Heel Blog)

Humbling end to IU season, Ferrell's college career

Indiana’s season, ugly at both ends and sometimes beautiful in the middle, ended in humbling fashion Friday night — a 101-86 Sweet Sixteen loss to North Carolina. A game anticipated partially as one last meeting between senior point guards Yogi Ferrell and Marcus Paige swung to the Tar Heels (31-6) early, thanks to Paige’s white-hot shooting. (Indianapolis Star)

No. 1 UNC runs away from No. 5 Indiana to earn Elite Eight bid

The Tar Heels put together one of the best offensive performances of the entire season, scoring 52 points in the first half en route to a comfortable victory over a strong Indiana team. Marcus Paige, in particular, found his stroke, going 6 for 9 from distance. When the Tar Heels play to their full potential, no one in the country can stick with them. (Sports Illustrated)

Hoosiers never had a chance against dominant Tar Heels

UNC has America's most dominant inside game and, after that early arc flurry, it was on full display, its massive front line scoring in the lane, at the rim, on lob dunks and from the foul line. The Heels' big men Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks punished the Hoosiers as they did Temple on opening night at the Naval Academy and so many teams since then. (Philadelphia Daily News)

North Carolina runs away from Indiana, 101-86, in Sweet 16

Marcus Paige scored 21 points and North Carolina continued its offensive prowess, moving to the Elite Eight for the 20th time since 1975 with a 101-86 victory over Indiana on Friday night in the East Regional. The top-seeded Tar Heels (31-6) will meet sixth-seeded Notre Dame on Sunday, determining one of two guaranteed ACC spots in the Final Four. (Associated Press)

North Carolina's offense puts on show against Big-Four averse Hoosiers

Indiana's offense was a handful. It didn't matter, because the Hoosiers had no solution for top-seeded North Carolina's relentless attack on the Wells Fargo Center nets. The Tar Heels shot 51.6 percent overall and 55 percent from beyond the arc in a 101-86 victory and advanced to play sixth-seeded Notre Dame on Sunday at 8:49 p.m. in an East regional final. (Fayetteville Observer)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Indiana

What a time for Carolina's perimeter shooting to suddenly make a reappearance. The Tar Heels hit their first seven three-pointers on the way to building a first half lead that was as big as 16 points. Much of that fuel was provided by Marcus Paige, who hit his first four three-pointers (tying Michael Jordan on the all-time UNC scoring list) and had 14 first-half points. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: North Carolina 101, Indiana 86

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 101-86 win over Indiana in the Sweet 16 on Friday in Philadelphia. (View Box Score)

For North Carolina, Joel Berry is a quiet star

Here’s what we’ve heard about regarding North Carolina this season: Marcus Paige's shooting slump, Brice Johnson's emergence, the enigma that is Justin Jackson, the rotating crowd of talent in the frontcourt. Here’s what we’ve heard little about: Joel Berry. Slow and steady, after all, might win the race, but it’s not terribly interesting. (ESPN.com)

Doyel: IU can beat UNC at what it does best — run

Nobody runs with North Carolina. It’s stupid to try, because it doesn’t work. The Tar Heels are a Roy Williams team, and given the way he recruits – the athletes he’s able to sign – trying to outrun a Roy Williams team is insanity. But that’s what Indiana will try to do Friday in the Sweet 16. And let’s be clear: That’s what Indiana should try to do. (Indianapolis Star)

Pregame blog: Indiana can't handle the Tar Heels

Indiana is here for a reason. Much like the Tar Heels, they've found another gear as the season progressed. Winners of the Big 10 regular season, their greatest asset is shooting prowess. 41 percent as a team from three point land will win a ton of games. In my view - an obscene shooting night is the Hoosiers' only shot, as everything else tilts in UNC's favor. (ABC 11)

Joel Berry visualizing a title for Tar Heels

Every morning, the text comes to Joel Berry’s phone. “Something good will happen today.” It’s a daily affirmation from his father, Joel Sr., and a reminder that good things happen to those who make them happen. It also offers a window into why Joel Berry II has given the UNC basketball team the toughness – and late-game big shots – it needed in 2015-16. (Greensboro News & Record)

Roy Williams: The emotional tolls of Tobacco Road

He eased himself up the stairs, toward the dais, holding onto the aluminum rails with both hands. Damn knees, supposed to be fixed last year; one more thing still unsettled. Roy Williams made it, finally, smiling as he sat and leaned toward a microphone. He began by explaining the things he would not be discussing on this sunny March afternoon. (Washington Post)

Will Indiana make Tar Heels the latest Crying Jordan victim?

Indiana and North Carolina meet again in the Sweet 16 on Friday night in Philadelphia, and while the star power isn't as blindingly brilliant this time, some similarities to that 1984 matchup exist. The Tar Heels are once again a No. 1 seed and tournament favorite, just as they were 32 years ago. Indiana is a No. 5 seed with seven losses; in '84, it was a No. 4 seed with eight losses. (ESPN.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(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 Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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