Video: Roy Williams Pre-NC State Press ConferenceNorth Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media on Tuesday prior to the Tar Heels' game against NC State on Wednesday in Raleigh.
Video: Joel Berry Pre-NC State Press ConferenceNorth Carolina point guard Joel Berry speaks with the media on Tuesday prior to the Tar Heels' game against NC State on Wednesday in Raleigh.
Chansky’s Notebook: Tall Order At StateThe Tar Heels have to rebound, rebound, rebound at N.C. State. When a team hits rock bottom, with their pride and manhood challenged, there is only one way to go, and that is up. So expect a great game Wednesday from N.C. State, playing at home against the hated rival whose blue uniforms always inflame the Wolfpack and its crowd at the PNC Arena. (Chapelboro.com)
UNC Men's Basketball Visits NC State Wednesday NightNorth Carolina takes to the road for the seventh time in ACC play and the 10th time overall this year on Wednesday at NC State. Game time at PNC Arena is 8 p.m. Roy Williams is 31-3 as a head coach against NC State, including a 5-0 record at Kansas and a 26-3 mark at UNC. The Tar Heels lead the series with NC State, 154-77, winning 20 of the last 22. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Insider Podcast: UNC Basketball vs. NCSU, Gene ChizikThe North Carolina men's basketball rematch with North Carolina State is upon us, and in the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast, hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas preview Wednesday night's game in Raleigh. The pair also look back at the loss at Duke and examine the resignation of football defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. (GoHeels.com)
Player of the Year Power Rankings: Justin Jackson climbing8. Justin Jackson, UNC: Jackson has been a model of consistency all season, particularly in ACC play. He’s scored at least 16 points in every league game and is second in the ACC in scoring during conference play at 20.1 points. He’s shooting the ball better than he has in his life, and he’s still utilizing a murderous floater game that’s better than anyone in the country. (NBC Sports)
Joel Berry’s Up-and-Down SeasonIt’s hard to argue that junior point guard Joel Berry hasn’t been UNC's most important (if not always its best) player this season. More than any other Tar Heel, the team’s fortunes seem to rise and fall with Berry’s level of performance. Unlike Justin Jackson, who’s been a consistent scoring threat all season long, Berry has been prone to some peaks and valleys. (The Secondary Break)
Michael Jordan helps make peace between Charles Oakley, Knicks owner Jim DolanNBA Commissioner Adam Silver enlisted the aid of Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan to make peace between former NBA star Charles Oakley and New York Knicks owner Jim Dolan. Oakley, a former Knicks star, was thrown out of Madison Square Garden last Wednesday. He was accused of yelling at Dolan during a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. (Charlotte Observer)
Roy Williams Live: Isaiah Hicks's Status TBDIsaiah Hicks remains day-to-day and his status for No. 10 North Carolina’s matchup at N.C. State on Wednesday is yet to be determined, Roy Williams said on his radio show on Monday night. “Hopefully if he can go through the full practice tomorrow, he’ll be able to play Wednesday night,” Williams said. “If he cannot go through the full practice, he won’t.” (Inside Carolina)
ESPN College GameDay DetailsESPN's College GameDay pregame program will originate from the Smith Center in Chapel Hill on Saturday, February 18th on the day of the matchup between North Carolina and Virginia. The show, featuring Rece Davis, Jay Bilas, Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg, will broadcast live for its 11 a.m. to noon broadcast. Smith Center doors will open at 9:15 a.m. (GoHeels.com)
UNC fan dresses up as Duke's Grayson Allen and trips studentsAin't that a trip? A Tar Heel fan dressed up as Duke's Grayson Allen and ran around the Tar Heels' campus diving at people's feet. In a video posted by UNC student body presidential candidate Joe Nail, he put on Allen's full uniform and took out as many students as he could. (New York Daily News)
Sacramento Kings: The Return Of Ty LawsonAfter going through a lost season last year, both on and off the court, Ty Lawson has rebounded this year and has played a key role as part of the Sacramento Kings this season. The challenge for Lawson was to focus on rebuilding himself following a spell that could have easily derailed his NBA career. Fortunately, it’s a challenge that Lawson has passed. (Hoops Habit)
ACC basketball's aging lions still ruling the roomMike Krzyzewski turned 70 on Monday, but the Duke icon isn’t the oldest head basketball coach in the ACC. At 72, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim has that distinction. UNC's Roy Williams is 66. Dean Smith was 66 when he coached his last game at UNC in 1997. College coaching has changed a lot obviously, but so too has the money and the incentive to keep winning. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Race to March Madness: 20 games left in the season you won't want to missLouisville at North Carolina (Wed., Feb. 22): UNC's remaining schedule is ridiculous. I could've easily put four UNC games on this list. This one will be really entertaining, and UNC will be in the midst of trying to get a 1 seed while keeping grip on the ACC standings. The Tar Heels' schedule sets up to where UNC could be anything from a 1 to a 4 come Selection Sunday. (CBS Sports)
UNC's Isaiah Hicks Questionable for NC State GameOn Monday's ACC teleconference North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams was not able to provide much clarity on Isaiah Hicks' hamstring injury and his status for Wednesday's game against N.C. State. “We still don’t know if he’s going to play against North Carolina State," Williams said. Hicks has been limited in practice and has not been doing any full-court work. (Carolina Blue)
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