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Tale of the Tape: UNC vs Boston College

Needless to say, the numbers between these two teams are pretty far apart but no more so than the records. Boston College has struggled with just one win in nine ACC games and a 9-12 mark overall. In short, the season has not gone well for the Eagles under first year coach Jim Christian. The overall efficiency numbers for Boston College are fairly pedestrian. (Tar Heel Blog)

Lakers’ Ed Davis seeking long-term security with purple and gold

It appears Ed Davis comes out of nowhere as he grabs nearly every loose ball and rebound imaginable. It appears Davis can compete through any circumstance, including a recently broken nose and a fluctuating starting and reserve role, without complaints. (Los Angeles Daily News)

Sense of urgency lacking for Tar Heels

While "sense of urgency" is still in the lexicon of No. 12 North Carolina (17-6 overall, 7-3 ACC) as it preps for Saturday's trip to Boston College (9-12, 1-8), other oft-repeated terms have popped up. "Toughness" was what the Tar Heels famously lacked during some early season losses. "Buying in" has seen its usage rise. (Fayetteville Observer)

Three to know – No. 12 North Carolina at Boston College

Health concerns have forced North Carolina to strike a tricky balance at practice. The challenge has been how to get enough work in while also protecting the condition of the few Tar Heels dealing with injuries. Throw in a two-game losing streak and the stakes become higher. Since Monday night’s loss to Virginia, Tar Heels coach Roy Williams has tried his best to give his team everything it needs. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: Louisville coach goes berserk on bench during game against UNC

Ray Ganong is in his 30th season as a strength and conditioning coach at the University of Louisville. The 60-year-old Ganong has a pretty strong resume, as he was on the staff at the University of Miami when they won a baseball title in 1982 and a football title in 1983. However, up until today you probably never even heard of Ganong. Well, pull up a chair and get ready to be amazed. (CBS Sports)

UNC's Berry questionable to return from groin injury at BC

North Carolina coach Roy Williams says he has "no idea" whether freshman Joel Berry II will be ready to return from a groin injury Saturday at Boston College. The reserve point guard has missed seven straight games since reaggravating a groin injury suffered around Christmas. Williams said Friday that Berry has increased his practice work with the team, and Williams hasn't ruled Berry out. (USA Today)

UNC searching for more than a win at Boston College

Roy Williams has been coaching up the Tar Heels toward having a sense of urgency. They won't be on a sports stage as big as the Super Bowl when they drop in on Boston College Saturday (3 p.m., ACC Network). But Williams and his players have said the time is always now in the mighty Atlantic Coast Conference. On paper, UNC (17-6, 7-3 ACC) is supposed to beat Boston College (9-12, 1-8 ACC). (Durham Herald-Sun)

Video: UNC Basketball - Pride of the State

Our nation's first public university, North Carolina has as much pride in its colors as it does its rich basketball tradition. From coaching legend Dean Smith to current head coach Roy Williams and from players like Michael Jordan to Antawn Jamison the feeling has always been that being a Tar Heel is truly being a member of a "family." View Video...

Previewing Boston College

No. 12 North Carolina travels north in hopes of snapping its current two-game skid at Boston College on Saturday. Tip-off at Conte Forum is set for 3 p.m. and will be televised by the ACC Network. Boston College enters Saturday’s contest with a 9-12 (1-8 ACC) record. The conference grind has been rough, however, as their lone victory came at Georgia Tech, 64-62, on Jan. 25. (Inside Carolina)

Paging J.P. Tokoto

When a reporter asked Roy Williams on Friday what stood out about junior wing J.P. Tokoto’s performance in Monday’s loss to Virginia, the 12th-year UNC head coach paused for a lengthy seven seconds before answering. “Just wasn’t involved,” Williams said. “Just wasn’t as involved as much as he wanted to be, I wanted him to be, the whole bit.” (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina-Boston College Preview

Two games against the top 10 halted a North Carolina team seemingly on the verge of climbing into the ranks of the elite. Shouldering back-to-back losses for the first time this season, the 12th-ranked Tar Heels now face a three-game road stretch of ascending difficulty with Saturday's trip to Boston College prefacing trips to Pittsburgh and Duke. BC plays its next three at home, where it's gone 0-3 thus far in the league. (Yahoo! Sports)

Roy Williams discusses injuries, UNC big men

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams met with the media Friday afternoon before the Tar Heels fly to Massachusetts to take on Boston College. "Yesterday was the first day that Joel Berry's done anything live. He probably went 40-50% of the live stuff. Marcus was a little sore, but got a little better as the practice went on. It has been a balancing act in trying to give them some more time." (Carolina Blue)

Video: Roy Williams Press Conference Recap - Boston College

Roy Williams and Marcus Paige discuss team health, pace of play and stopping Boston College as the Tar Heels prepare to take on the Eagles on February 7, 2015. View Video...

Know Your Opponent: Boston College

The Eagles have three solid wins out of conference - New Mexico, Providence and Harvard. They have just two losses outside of the KenPom top 100, the worst of which was a 4-point home loss to USC. And of their eight ACC losses, five have been by single digits. The BC lineup has been pretty consistent all year, and the Eagles are among the nation's most experienced teams. (GoHeels.com)

Rasheed Wallace back in Portland for Trail Blazers game, fans give him warm welcome

Rasheed Wallace's playing days with the Portland Trail Blazers might've been a little rocky at times, but for many fans, there are only fond memories. So when 'Sheed's face was shown on the big screen during the game against the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night, the crowd gave the now retired player a lot of love. (OregonLive.com)

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Hawaii
Fri, Nov 18, TBD

UNC @ Indiana
Wed, Nov 30, TBD

UNC vs. Kentucky
Sat, Dec 17, TBD

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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