Louisville hopes lessons learned for UNC rematchThe University of Louisville basketball team has a few results on this season's schedule that really bug them. The Kentucky loss, of course, when U of L shot 25.9 percent and lost to its archrival on its home floor. There's the Duke game, too, when Louisville again shot poorly and allowed Duke big man Jahlil Okafor to dominate the second half. But one game that doesn't seem so painful is Louisville's Jan. 11 loss at North Carolina. (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Quick Turnaround Yet Again For Tar HeelsNo. 13 North Carolina’s next task involves a pair of games against top-10 teams – No. 10 Louisville and No. 2 Virginia - over a 53-hour span on Saturday and Monday. The Saturday-Monday split isn’t new to the Tar Heels, who will be making the short turnaround in ACC play for the third time in five weeks. (Inside Carolina)
Know Your Opponent: LouisvilleThe final day of January brings the first rematch of the 2014-15 season, as UNC returns the trip to Louisville to face the Cardinals for the second time in three weeks. The Cardinals boast one of the most consistent first-team lineups in the league. While the personnel hasn't changed since Jan. 10, Louisville's profile has shifted a bit. Their offense has actually been more productive in conference play. (GoHeels.com)
Joel Berry to remain sidelined with groin injury for No. 13 UNCNorth Carolina coach Roy Williams says freshman Joel Berry II will miss the No. 13 Tar Heels' game at No. 10 Louisville on Saturday and likely Monday's home matchup with No. 2 Virginia due to a groin injury. The reserve point guard has missed five straight games. He originally was injured around Christmas, then re-aggravated the injury in practice Jan. 13. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Video: Roy Williams Press Conference Recap - LouisvilleRoy Williams and Brice Johnson discuss playing the Cardinals for the second time in three weeks and the team's six-game winning streak as the Tar Heels take on Louisville on January 31, 2015.
Westchester Knick Marcus Ginyard discovers White Plains and beyondWestchester Knicks player Marcus Ginyard has played basketball in North Carolina, Poland, Israel, Ukraine and now White Plains: "Before I relocated to Westchester this fall to play with the Westchester Knicks, I spent four years of my professional basketball life in various cities throughout Europe. Germany was my first 'home away from home,' followed by Israel, Poland and Ukraine." (Lower Hudson Journal News)
Previewing LouisvilleNo. 13 North Carolina rallied to upset No. 5 Louisville on a last-second Marcus Paige layup three weeks ago in Chapel Hill. The Cardinals will be looking for revenge on Saturday. Tip off at the KFC Yum! Center is set for 4 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN. It’s been three weeks since these two teams got together in Chapel Hill, and the Cardinals have lost just once since. (Inside Carolina)
Tar Heels Head To LouisvilleRiding a six-game winning streak, North Carolina (17-4, 7-1 ACC) will begin a stretch that includes four road dates in five games on Saturday when it visits No. 10 Louisville (17-3, 5-2). Carolina and Louisville will meet on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. ESPN will televise the game nationally. Dave O’Brien, Dick Vitale and Doris Burke will have the call. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Louisville Road Game PreviewThe first game against Louisville was an instant classic in Chapel Hill but what do the Tar Heels expect when they travel to Louisville to for the second game of the season against the Cardinals? Assistant coach Hubert Davis lends his exclusive insight with Jones Angell.
Tar Heels Hope To Hit Lucky Seven In Hostile TerritoryThe No. 13 North Carolina men’s basketball team, 17-4 overall and 7-1 in ACC play, travels to No. 10 Louisville, 17-2 on the season and 5-2 in the league, to take on the defensive-minded Cardinals Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. in a pivotal ACC showdown. The Tar Heels will hope to be road warriors in the coming weeks as they strap themselves in for a stretch that includes away games in four of the next five matchups. (Chapelboro.com)
UNC vs. Louisville: A closer lookThe No. 13 North Carolina men’s basketball team heads to No. 10 Louisville Saturday to take on the Cardinals in UNC’s ninth conference game of the season. The Tar Heels are 17-4 overall and 7-1 in ACC play, while the Cardinals are 17-3 overall and 5-2 in conference play. Here are a couple of storylines The Daily Tar Heel has highlighted for Saturday’s 4 p.m. tipoff. (Daily Tar Heel)
Suns assign Reggie Bullock to D-LeagueThe Suns announced that guards Reggie Bullock and Archie Goodwin have been assigned to the NBA Development League on Thursday. Bullock is averaging 2.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 26 games, while Goodwin has played in 13 games and is averaging 3.6 points and 1.3 rebounds. (CBS Sports)
Vince Carter Talks about Stuart Scott, Fatherhood and NBA PlayoffsMemphis Grizzlies guard-forward Vince Carter decided to sit down with the Gospel Herald to discuss various topics, including the passing of Stuart Scott, what it's like to be a father, and his goals for the 2015 NBA playoffs. (Gospel Herald)
Clippers like Austin Rivers, but they miss Reggie BullockReggie Bullock continued to mostly sit on the Phoenix bench Sunday, stuck at the bottom of the Suns' depth chart at small forward. The team doesn't intend for him to stay there forever. "We see him as another piece we can use going forward with shooting ability," Suns Coach Jeff Hornacek said of the former first-round draft pick, whose 1 1/2 seasons with the Clippers were beset by injuries. (Los Angeles Times)
Marcus Paige on the MendMarcus Paige joked with his teammates that he was back after his game-winning layup against Louisville earlier this month. As No. 13 North Carolina prepares for Saturday’s rematch, Paige is finally playing up to his Preseason ACC Player of the Year status. While Paige said he’s still experiencing some pain in his foot when he has to sprint the full length of the court, he’s on the mend. (Inside Carolina)
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