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How North Carolina, Indiana ended up with veteran stars who stuck around

Roy Williams has sent dozens of players to the NBA Draft before their eligibility at UNC petered out, but last summer was a bit unusual. The Hall of Fame coach didn't hear as much from scouts or executives. He was only helping one player prepare for pre-draft workouts. Two of his stars, rising seniors Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige, weren't going anywhere. (PennLive.com)

After senior slump, Marcus Paige aims to end UNC career on a high

In his past four games back to the ACC tournament, Marcus Paige has scored in double figures. He hadn’t had a stretch of scoring that consistent since New Year’s. He’s also 5-for-12 from beyond the arc through UNC’s first two NCAA tournament games. And he’s been terrific on defense, too. “I just tried to put the regular season behind me,” Paige said Thursday. (USA Today)

When UNC and Indiana met in 1984

This coming Friday night, the UNC Tar Heels will face the Indiana Hoosiers’ in the East Regional Semifinal of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The two schools last met in the East Regional semifinal round thirty-two years ago today on March 22, 1984 in Atlanta, Georgia. Michael Jordan played his last game as a Tar Heel that day, because the Hoosiers emerged with a 72-68 victory. (A View to Hugh)

UNC vs Indiana: The Impact of History

The year was 2012. Stars such as Brice Johnson, Marcus Paige and Yogi Ferrell had played fewer than ten college basketball games. This was the last time North Carolina and Indiana played each other...and is a game that many would like to forget about. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels' mission: Make this one count in Sweet 16

As top-seeded UNC approaches tonight’s matchup against fifth-seeded Indiana in the East Regional, a greater sense of self-assurance and an on-a-mission attitude are forces at work for the Tar Heels, who haven’t reached a regional final since 2012. "We were here last year in the Sweet 16 and I think it’s a different feeling in this locker room,” Kennedy Meeks said. (Burlington Times News)

Tar Heels' Britt holds connections with Sweet 16 foe Hoosiers

UNC guard Nate Britt extended his arm and lowered it in the vicinity of his knees on more than one occasion Thursday, presenting a visual that measured his long personal history against Indiana guard Yogi Ferrell. It was if he was reaching down and patting a child on the top of the head. “The first time we played each other we might’ve been 9 or 10 years old,” Britt said. (Burlington Times News)

New and improved Hoosiers have UNC’s attention

Joel Berry took notice on Selection Sunday when he saw that his top-seeded Tar Heels were placed in the same half of the East Region bracket as both Indiana and Kentucky. “Sometimes you’ll look at it and say dang, we got the tough side of the bracket,” Berry said. “But at the end of the day you’re going to end up playing a good team down the road.” And UNC will. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC's length holds key vs. hot-shooting Indiana

If No. 1 North Carolina is going to beat No. 4 Indiana on Friday, it’ll require a little stretching. Good thing the Tar Heels are well-equipped. Sophomore guard Theo Pinson is a rangy 6 feet 6. Wing Justin Jackson is a lithe 6 feet 8. Even Marcus Paige is notoriously stretchy for a 6-foot-1 guard. “That’s one thing we’re blessed to have: Long arms,” Pinson said. (Greensboro News & Record)

Video: Roy Williams And Marcus Paige - A Special UNC Bond

Roy Williams and Marcus Paige have a special relationship that started years ago, before the star guard even came to UNC. ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel goes inside the bond they share and showcases how Paige has become an extension of Williams on the court. View Video...

Indiana ready for UNC's 'astounding' rebounding

Storylines abound in Friday night's Sweet 16 showdown at the Wells Fargo Center, where top-seeded North Carolina will meet fifth-seeded Indiana in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1984. But when it comes to the actual game, which should tip off right around 10 p.m., few things will matter as much as North Carolina's offensive rebounding. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Sean May convinced his father to celebrate IU's 1976 season

No member of UNC's coaching staff has gotten a closer look at Indiana this season than Sean May. The former Tar Heel standout, currently UNC's director of player personnel, was in the crowd for IU's Jan. 5 game against Wisconsin, but not as a fan, or a college assistant. May was there for his father, IU legend Scott May, who thawed a long-frozen relationship with his former program. (Indianapolis Star)

Video: UNC Basketball Best Dunks From NCAA Sweet 16 Practice

The Tar Heels are getting ready for their big matchup against the Indiana Hoosiers in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament. The Heels took some time during practice to showcase their high-flying dunks for fans on hand. View Video...

UNC's Justin Jackson, Indiana's Troy Williams Meet Again

North Carolina’s Justin Jackson and Indiana’s Troy Williams spent their summer breaks refining their games and improving their skill sets, often against one another, at John Lucas’s training facility in Houston. On Friday, the duo will compete once again for a return trip to Houston, this time for the Final Four, moving one step closer for the Sweet 16 victor. (Inside Carolina)

UNC relying heavily on its 'Strong Man' heading into Sweet 16

Joel Berry broke out his fast-moving, muscle-flexing dance in the visitors' locker room following a title-clinching win at Duke. After being named the ACC tournament MVP, he danced again at midcourt of the Verizon Center in Washington. The celebration has a name befitting its creator: The Strong Man. (Fayetteville Observer)

Brice Johnson Ready To Prove How Far He’s Come

Brice Johnson has been hearing about his defense for years. From high school when he was coached by his father and now at Carolina with Roy Williams, Johnson has always heard about his defense, or lack thereof. “I saw him play in high school,” Williams said. (Chapelboro.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. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

UNC vs. Portland
Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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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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