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UNC Player Profile: Brice Johnson

On Wednesday night, Wake Forest travels to Chapel Hill and plays against the 2nd ranked Tar Heels. Brice Johnson is leading the Heels this year both in points per game at 16.1, and rebounds per game at 9.7. The 6'9" senior forward is having an incredible year, and recently dominated Florida State with an impressive 39 point, 23 rebound performance. (Blogger So Dear)

Triangle basketball teams headed in different directions

Nate Britt is not the most publicized performer that comes off the deep North Carolina bench-that would be Isaiah Hicks, whose play in January has more than validated the attention he now gets from the media. But Britt brings a quality not seen in any other reserve. Nate Britt speeds up the game. And UNC is a much better team when playing faster. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Shooting woes don't bother Tar Heels

Diagnosing his shooting woes came down to simple observation for North Carolina’s all-time leader for 3-pointers. “I’m not missing left and right, I’m missing short and long, so I’ll figure it out,” said senior Marcus Paige, who’s a combined 2-for-17 in the Tar Heels’ last two games. (Burlington Times-News)

Wake Forest coach Danny Manning on Tar Heels: 'They're beatable'

Danny Manning has never gone into a game as a player or coach thinking there was no way he could win. Despite all the odds stacked against his Wake Forest team in tonight’s game at No. 2 North Carolina, he’s not about to start now. “They’re beatable,” Manning said of the Tar Heels on Monday. “Every team in college basketball is beatable. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Wake Forest

For the most part, the numbers tilt in UNC's direction with Wake Forest showing some comparable strength on the offensive glass. The Demon Deacons possess size on the interior and Devin Thomas rebounds well on both ends. Wake is also #8 nationally in free throw rate. Danny Manning's team gets to the free throw line at an impressive rate. (Tar Heel Blog)

Struggling Wake Forest visits North Carolina

As the only team without an ACC loss, North Carolina has gained separation from highly regarded counterparts Virginia, Duke and Miami by avoiding early upsets. The rest of the January schedule shapes up nicely for UNC. The second-ranked Tar Heels return to action Wednesday when they face struggling Wake Forest (10-7, 1-4) at the Smith Center. (Fayetteville Observer)

North Carolina-Wake Forest Preview

North Carolina has shown it doesn't need to play its best to continue a unbeaten start in the ACC, but that's in part because it has yet to face the conference's best. The second-ranked Tar Heels will go at least eight games into league play without seeing a ranked opponent, a stretch that continues Wednesday night against Wake Forest. (Yahoo! Sports)

Previewing Wake Forest

No. 2 North Carolina aims for its 10th-straight victory on Wednesday when Tobacco Road rival Wake Forest comes to town. Tip-off at the Smith Center is set for 7 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN2. Wake Forest enters Wednesday’s contest with a 10-7 (1-4 ACC) record. The Demon Deacons accumulated some solid wins during nonconference play. (Inside Carolina)

Meeks Key to UNC's Success

Don’t look now, but Kennedy Meeks is quietly having the best year of his career. The junior from Charlotte missed seven straight games from mid-December to early January with a knee injury. After assimilating back into the lineup against Syracuse, Meeks was back in full form against N.C. State when he scored 23 points in 30 minutes. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Winning By Committee

If you ask UNC men’s basketball coach Roy Williams about his team’s identity – he’ll tell you. “The identity of this team is that we have no identity,” he said. “It just changes game to game who we’re going to depend on and who’s going to get it done.” Through 18 games this season, the Tar Heels have had seven different players lead the team in scoring. (Chapelboro.com)

30 years of hoops at the Smith Center

In 2000, an abundance of snow led to a mostly student-filled Smith Center in a win against Maryland. In 2014, snow delayed the Duke home game eight days and raised tensions. UNC went on to claim a 74-66 victory over No. 5 Duke. (Daily Tar Heel)

Marcus Paige Nominated for Senior CLASS Award

Marcus Paige is double-majoring in history and media and journalism. He is a two-time second-team Academic All-American, a three-time All-ACC Academic Team selection and was the 2015 Skip Prosser Award winner as the top men’s basketball scholar-athlete in the ACC. He has been on the ACC Academic Honor Roll in all three seasons with a GPA above 3.0. (Senior CLASS Award)

Video: Kennedy Deserves a MEEKSTAPE - Highlights from N.C. State Win

In his first start since returning from a knee injury, Kennedy Meeks scored a game-high 23 points with 6 rebounds and 3 blocks to lead the Tar Heels to a victory over NC State. View Video...

ESPN College Basketball Power Rankings: Jan. 19

Something seems off about this installment of Power Rankings. Could it be that there's a new No. 1? Nope. That isn't anything new in this wild and wacky season. It's your turn, North Carolina. Could it be that Kentucky is all the way down at No. 25? Well, that does seem odd, but that's not it, either. Hang on...where's Duke? (ESPN.com)

Wake Forest Visits UNC Wednesday

North Carolina will go for its 10th win in a row and try to continue its best ACC start under Roy Williams when it hosts Wake Forest (10-7, 1-4) on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels and Demon Deacons will tip off just after 7 p.m. in the Smith Center. Bob Wichusen and LaPhonso Ellis will call the game for an ESPN2 national television audience. (GoHeels.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 72
Arkansas: 65
Sun, Mar 19 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Butler
Fri, Mar 24, 7:09 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-429-7
(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 Tech8-1020-15
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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