Lucas: Rapid Reactions - NC StateThe crowd got much-deserved praise from Williams after the game. They were loud and into the game throughout. Sometimes, however, the crowd doesn't decide the game, and State was able to play well enough to negate them on a night when the Smith Center was as hostile as any arena in the league. The Pack got 15 second-chance points, including a backbreaker late in the game. (GoHeels.com)
Box Score: NC State 58, North Carolina 46View the complete box score from North Carolina's 58-46 loss to NC State in Chapel Hill on Tuesday: (View Box Score)
Video: Marcus Paige's hustle leads to a Justin Jackson layup vs. NC StateAfter a Justin Jackson steal, Marcus Paige hits the floor to pitch the ball ahead to Jackson for the layup against NC State on February 24th, 2015.
Video: Moment of Silence before UNC-NC StateNorth Carolina and N.C. State honor Yusor and Razan Abu-Salha and Deah Barakat with a moment of silence before the Tar Heels basketball game vs. the Wolfpack.
Carolina-N.C. State Still On For 8PMThe UNC men’s basketball game against N.C. State will be played as scheduled at 8 p.m. this evening. Chapel Hill Transit is running as normal from all lots except Jones Ferry. There will be no shuttle from the Jones Ferry lot. Carolina Livery Shuttles will operate as normal from Rams Head Deck. All game day reserved lots near the Smith Center will be reserved as normal, but there will be no golf cart service from Manning Lots or Bowles Lot. (GoHeels.com)
Roy Williams Radio Show QuotesHow can the fans help your team during games? Roy Williams: “What I was trying to do was to encourage people and tell them, whether the tone was good or bad, that is their decision, but we do need more help. Take your sophistication and throw it out the freaking door. I want you to yell your [rear end] off. This is competition and I need you on my team.” (Inside Carolina)
In Perspective: UNC’s Home Winning Streak Against NCSUNorth Carolina’s home winning streak against NC State is also on the line. This streak is significant and often pointed to by Carolina fans as evidence of a downturn in the rivalry as of late. While NC State last beat UNC in 2013 in Raleigh, the Wolfpack haven’t beaten the Tar Heels at the Dean E. Smith Center since 2003. That’s 12 years. (Tar Heel Depot)
Preview & Prediction: #15 UNC vs NC StateObviously this is an important game for both teams, Roy Williams noted when asked about NC State needing a win. The Wolfpack has once again dug a hole as far their NCAA Tournament viability is concerned and needs another big win to stay in play for one of the final at-large spots. A road win versus North Carolina would certainly help. Prediction: UNC 85, NC State 70 (Tar Heel Blog)
Tar Heels Host N.C. State Looking For 20th WinNorth Carolina (19-8, 8-5 ACC) will host NC State (16-11, 7-7) on Tuesday at 8 p.m., looking for its 20th win of the season and to keep pace in the top half of the ACC standings. The Tar Heels enter the game with an ACC record of 9-5, tied for fourth place in the standings with Louisville and behind Virginia (13-1), Notre Dame (12-3) and Duke (11-3). NC State is tied for seventh place (7-7) with Pitt and Miami. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Dean Smith Breaks Down 1989 UNC vs NC State GameIn this ACC Hidden Gem, legendary Tar Heels coach Dean Smith breaks down UNC's big win over NC State during an episode of his weekly TV show. It's a unique opportunity to hear the coach talk about keys to the 84-81 win for a Tar Heels team that featured future stars Rick Fox, Scott Williams and J.R. Reid taking on Chris Corchiani, Rodney Monroe and Chucky Brown.
Dean Smith allowed NCCU’s LeVelle Moton into UNC familyLeVelle Moton didn’t play basketball for Dean Smith at North Carolina. Moton’s name was never stitched on the back of a baby blue jersey. His name doesn’t appear in any box scores for North Carolina. And yet, Moton, now the head basketball coach at North Carolina Central, still considers himself to be a part of the family Smith created in Chapel Hill. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Marcus Paige, JP Tokoto gear up for NC StateIn five games against the Wolfpack, Marcus Paige has averaged 18.8 points per game while shooting 44 percent. Against everyone else, he drops 12.7 points. Even this year, drawing more focus than ever before, Paige tallied 23 points in the two teams’ first matchup, which UNC won 81-79. “This year, he’s even got more of the defensive attention and the shot hasn’t fallen in quite as much,” Roy Williams said. (Daily Tar Heel)
Roy Williams defends right to assess UNC crowd energyNorth Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams made news Saturday when he criticized the intensity of the Smith Center crowd after an 89-60 blowout of Georgia Tech. Upset that there wasn’t more noise, he urged fans to do better. “If you want to act like I’m chastising the fans, tell them to come in and invest,” Williams said Saturday. On Monday, Williams addressed those comments again. (Greensboro News & Record)
Memory Lane: NC State in Chapel Hill (video)Most of the recent memorable moments in the North Carolina – NC State rivalry have come either in front of a distraught crowd at PNC Arena or a LOLing crowd at the ACC Tournament. Therefore, I found it necessary and apt to remind folks of three notable games from Wolfpack visits to Chapel Hill over the past 20 seasons (aka one’s with YouTube clips). (Tar Heel Depot)
George Karl, miracle workerWhile National Basketball Association comings and goings generally draw little interest in these parts, the news that the Sacramento Kings had lured George Karl, 63 and one of the marquee names in coaching, away from ESPN to be their coach proved an exception. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
|(3) North Carolina||14-4||33-7|