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Songs, sweater vests and slippers – fans love their pre-game rituals

When the Tar Heels are on TV, you won’t see Art Shelby sitting still for long. If UNC is struggling, the long-time Tar Heel fan shuffles around his Harrisburg, Pennsylvania home looking for a new television to watch the game on with hopes that the change may spark the team. Sometimes, he claims, it even works. John Dykers, on the other hand, changes absolutely nothing. (UNC.edu)

Tale of the Tape: UNC vs Boston College

The rematch of the February 7th game in Chestnut Hill. UNC won that game by 11 but it was closer than that down the stretch before the Heels exerted control and seal the win. The strength of UNC's offense in the regular season win over the Eagles was the play of Brice Johnson and Isaiah Hicks who combined for 41 or UNC's 79 points. On the other end, UNC survived 30 points from Olivier Hanlan. (Tar Heel Blog)

North Carolina-Boston College Preview

When North Carolina took on Boston College last month, the Tar Heels executed their game plan after coach Roy Williams noticed his squad had a distinct size advantage. Nineteenth-ranked North Carolina may try to replicate that approach in Greensboro on Wednesday when it looks to begin a run toward its first ACC tournament title in seven years with another win over the Eagles. (Yahoo! Sports)

Roy Williams Bringing Four Suits To Greensboro

The Tar Heels have been coming up short against the league’s best teams down the stretch of the regular season. They’ll get another crack at the ACC’s upper crust this week in Greensboro. That is, if No. 19 North Carolina can first get past Boston College Wednesday afternoon. UNC head coach Roy Williams says he’s packing four suits for the ACC Tournament. (Chapelboro.com)

Previewing Boston College

No. 5 seed North Carolina opens ACC Tournament play against No. 12 seed Boston College on Wednesday. Tip-off at the Greensboro Coliseum is set for 2 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN and the ACC Network. The Tar Heels defeated the Eagles, 79-68, at Conte Forum on Feb. 7, 2015. Isaiah Hicks led UNC with a career-high 21 points in his second career start. (Inside Carolina)

Brice Johnson is Heels' most productive, most criticized player

North Carolina’s most oft-criticized basketball player might just be its most important. With the Tar Heels hoping for a deep NCAA tournament run, junior forward Brice Johnson remains a central cog in UNC’s plans. Johnson occupies a curious space for the Tar Heels as both its most reliable post scorer and its most publicly criticized player. (Greensboro News & Record)

Roy Williams Tuesday Press Conference Quotes

What kind of contributions do you expect from Theo Pinson in the postseason after coming back from his injury? Roy Williams: “I have no idea. I don’t even think he’ll practice today, so I don’t have any idea. We felt like we made some strides the last couple of weeks, and yet we had some opportunities against Duke that we didn’t take advantage of. It’s a new season now as everybody says.” (Inside Carolina)

Kennedy Meeks Doubtful for Wednesday

North Carolina sophomore forward Kennedy Meeks is battling an illness for the third time in two months. His status is doubtful for the Tar Heels’ ACC Tournament opener on Wednesday, according to Roy Williams. “He’s running a temperature. They got it down last night. It was back up again this morning. They tested him for mono, strep, everything, and everything comes up negative.” (Inside Carolina)

Learning to explode

There’s still a good bit of basketball left to play, yet Kennedy Meeks already is far beyond the 27 shots he rejected last season. The weight loss has helped — Meeks wasn’t getting to those shots last season, UNC coach Roy Williams said. “But his explosiveness has got to be with the ball around the basket,” Williams said. “The lift has been there because he doesn’t have the weight.” (Durham Herald-Sun)

Kennedy Meeks sick, out for UNC

UNC coach Roy Williams said starting center Kennedy Meeks is sick and will miss Wednesday's second-round ACC tournament game. Williams said Meeks had a fever, didn't practice Monday and would not participate in Tuesday morning's session before the Tar Heels head to Greensboro, North Carolina, for the tournament. No. 19 UNC plays the Boston College-Georgia Tech winner. (ESPN.com)

Video: Roy Williams, Brice Johnson Pre-ACC Tournament Press Conference Recap

Roy Williams and Brice Johnson talk about Marcus Paige getting healthy, Kennedy Meeks getting sick, and potential lineup changes as the Tar Heels prepare for the ACC Tournament in Greensboro. View Video...

Tar Heels Off To ACC Tournament

North Carolina will open play in the 2015 ACC Tournament in Greensboro on Wednesday at approximately 2 p.m. UNC will play the winner of Tuesday’s first-round game between No. 12 seed Boston College and No. 13 seed Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels are the tournament’s fifth seed and have a bye to Wednesday’s second round in the new Tuesday-to-Saturday ACC Tournament format. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams Radio Show Quotes

In your time as a coach, how has recruiting changed the most? Roy Williams: “It is definitely more difficult. It used to be a kid could get a scholarship offer and be ecstatic, but now a kid wants to know how fast he can get to the NBA. College has gotten to be a bus stop for a lot of the kids. So many more people are involved. There is a culture out there that so many people want to be involved and truly are involved." (Inside Carolina)

Justin Jackson sees UNC making fresh start in Greensboro

A team still figuring out what the deal is with its heart after 31 games seems a bit late. “I don’t think it is,” UNC freshman Justin Jackson said Saturday. UNC is the No. 5 seed in the ACC Tournament, which starts Tuesday in Greensboro. UNC’s first game in the tournament is Wednesday (2 p.m.) against the winner of Tuesday’s matchup between Boston College and Georgia Tech. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Love/Hate: Experiencing The Passion Of The Duke-UNC Rivalry First Hand

Dates, names and general facts take on a malleable quality where it doesn’t so much matter that you have it right but more that you remember or you felt something in the first place. When two teams have played each other as many times as these two have and won that many conference championships, it makes sense. It’s easy to dismiss the rivalry as media-created hype until you’re right in the center of it. (Uproxx)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 4:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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