Lucas: A Lifetime PassUnderstand this: King Rice has a lifetime pass in the Smith Center if for no other reason than he owned Duke’s Bobby Hurley. That’s enough credentials for a Tar Heel lifetime. Maybe some of you don’t remember. But Hurley was Grayson Allen before Grayson Allen was even born, and just like Allen, Hurley complicated matters by being very good. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Players, King Rice Post-Monmouth InterviewsSeveral UNC basketball players and former UNC point guard/Monmouth head coach King Rice spoke with the media following the Tar Heels' 102-74 win over Monmouth on Wednesday. Here are their interviews: Justin Jackson, Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks, Tony Bradley, King Rice
UNC-Monmouth Postgame NotesKennedy Meeks became the 20th Tar Heel in history with 800 or more rebounds. His 12 tonight give him 803 for his career. Joel Berry II did not make a field goal for the first time since the last regular-season game of his freshman season. Berry did not practice on Tuesday due to a stomach bug and received a pair of IVs before the game on Wednesday. (GoHeels.com)
Video: King Rice's Emotional UNC HomecomingThe emotions ran high throughout the game and tears flowed postgame for former Tar Heel King Rice, who coached Monmouth in a loss to the Tar Heels on Wednesday at the Smith Center. Video courtesy Inside Carolina.
Video: Roy Williams Post-Monmouth Press ConferenceNorth Carolina coach Roy Williams speaks to the media following the Tar Heels' 102-74 victory over Monmouth in Chapel Hill on December 28, 2016.
UNC runs away from Monmouth basketballMonmouth (10-3) had no answer for burly Tar Heels senior forward Kennedy Meeks inside as he finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds. With Meeks and Isaiah Hicks (15 points, nine boards) carrying the load, UNC finished with 42 points in the paint. Junior wing Justin Jackson had a team-high 28 points on 9-of-15 shooting and 6-of-9 from deep. (Asbury Park Press)
Video: Justin Jackson's 28 Leads Carolina over Monmouth, 102-74 - HighlightsJustin Jackson scored a game-high 28 points and Kennedy Meeks added 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead North Carolina to a 102-74 victory over Monmouth in Chapel Hill on December 28, 2016.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. MonmouthUNC got an ugly 102-74 win in a game that had pretty much everything, none of it attractive. Justin Jackson was as hot as he's ever been in the first half, tossing in five effortless three-pointers in the first 14 minutes. But what you love about Jackson is he never hunted his shot even when he was hot, trying to find teammates the next two offensive possessions. (GoHeels.com)
Justin Jackson leads No. 9 UNC past Monmouth, 102-74Justin Jackson scored 28 points and No. 9 UNC beat Monmouth 102-74 on Wednesday. Kennedy Meeks added 17 points and 12 rebounds and Isaiah Hicks finished with 15 points to help the Tar Heels win their second straight. Jackson was 9 of 15 from the field in the second-highest-scoring game of his career — surpassed only by his 34-point performance against Kentucky. (Associated Press)
Video: Justin Jackson Drains Six 3s, Scores 28 vs. MonmouthUNC forward Justin Jackson was the Tar Heels' offensive force against Monmouth, scoring 28 points (9-15 FG, 6-9 from deep) in Chapel Hill on December 28, 2016.
Box Score: North Carolina 102, Monmouth 74View the complete box score from North Carolina's 102-74 win over Monmouth on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)
UNC Basketball Stepping up its DefenseIn UNC’s penultimate tune-up before conference play starts, the Tar Heels more than doubled-up Northern Iowa in winning 85-42. Those 42 points were the fewest UNC has allowed since November 2009, when it defeated North Carolina Central in Chapel Hill, 89-42. It also rates as the fourth-lowest total the Heels have allowed in a game in the shot clock era. (ACC Sports Journal)
Audio: Art Chansky - "Game Changers" tells the story of UNC basketball and the Civil Rights MovementArt Chansky, veteran sportswriter and author of several books on UNC basketball, joins the Sports Shop crew to discuss his new book "Game Changers." The book recalls how the late UNC head coach Dean Smith recruited the university's first ever African-American scholarship athlete Charlie Scott and the impact it had on Chapel Hill during the Civil Rights Movement. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Three to know: Monmouth at No. 9 North CarolinaMonmouth coach King Rice should be extremely familiar to North Carolina fans. The former Tar Heels point guard ranks sixth in program history in career assists with 629, more than Ty Lawson, Marcus Paige, Kendall Marshall and Jeff Lebo. He was a captain on the 1991 ACC title squad, which lost to a Roy Williams-coached Kansas team in the Final Four. (Fayetteville Observer)
Know Your Opponent: MonmouthThe Monmouth Hawks are off to a program-best 10-2 start and enter Wednesday night winners of nine straight following wins over Memphis and Princeton. Former Tar Heel point guard King Rice inherited a mess in West Long Branch, but after enduring three straight losing seasons, Rice and Monmouth have suddenly become the class of the MAAC. (GoHeels.com)
|Hunter (UVA) 14 pts; Stewart (Pitt) 12 pts;|
|at #5 Duke||60|
|Howard (Syracuse) 11 pts; Carter Jr (Duke) 16 pts;|
|at #15 Clemson||75|
|Okogie (Georgia Tech) 22 pts; DeVoe (Clemson) 25 pts;|
|at Virginia Tech||68|
|Snider (Louisville) 22 pts; Robinson (Virginia Tech) 16 pts;|
|Robinson (Boston College) 30 pts; Huell (Miami) 16 pts;|
|at Wake Forest||71|
|Geben (Notre Dame) 22 pts; Childress (Wake Forest) 13 pts;|
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|(10) North Carolina||11-5||22-7|
|(25) Florida State||8-7||19-8|