Video: Roy Williams Post-Northern Iowa Press ConferenceNorth Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams addresses the media following the Tar Heels' 85-42 victory over Northern Iowa on December 21, 2016.
Video: Tar Heels Blitz Northern Iowa, 85-42 - HighlightsNorth Carolina outscored Northern Iowa 52-16 in the second half to come away with the 85-42 victory on December 21, 2016 in Chapel Hill.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Northern IowaNice job by Kennedy Meeks recovering from a frustrating first half to finish with 18 points and eight rebounds. Meeks also helped the Tar Heels to 13 second chance points. Roy Williams called the big man "the difference in the game," including crediting the way he denied the ball on defense. That might have been one of UNC's best passing games of the season. (GoHeels.com)
Kennedy Meeks leads No. 8 UNC past Northern Iowa, 85-42Kennedy Meeks scored 10 of his 18 points during No. 8 North Carolina's dominant second half, leading the Tar Heels past Northern Iowa 85-42 on Wednesday. Justin Jackson added 12 points while Joel Berry II and Isaiah Hicks finished with 11 apiece for the Tar Heels. They shot 52 percent — hit 62 percent of their shots in the second half while outscoring Northern Iowa 52-16. (Associated Press)
Video: Isaiah Hicks Drops the Hammer vs. Northern IowaNorth Carolina's Kennedy Meeks finds a cutting Isaiah Hicks, and Hicks obliterates the rim in the face of a Northern Iowa defender on December 21, 2016.
Box Score: North Carolina 85, Northern Iowa 42View the complete box score from North Carolina's 85-42 win over Northern Iowa on Wednesday night in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)
End of Semester College Basketball Team GradesNorth Carolina Tar Heels: A 10-2 record with those two losses coming on the road to a team that could win its league (Indiana) and on a neutral floor to a team that will definitely win its league (Kentucky). Yeah, and the Kentucky loss was by three because a guy named Monk put up 47 points, setting some records in the process. Grade: B-plus (CBS Sports)
UNC Basketball Player Profile: Seventh WoodsIn this piece, I’ll take a look at how North Carolina freshman point guard Seventh Woods is performing this season in three key areas, provide some context with the freshman year performances of past UNC point guards, and talk a bit about what we might expect from Woods in the future. (The Secondary Break)
Know Your Opponent: Northern IowaUNI got off to an exciting 3-0 start with wins over Arizona State and Oklahoma in a November tournament, but the Panthers are just 2-5 since then. A scheduling quirk caused by the Tire Pros Invitational led to back-to-back games (both losses) against a very good Xavier team, and those were followed by disappointing losses to George Mason and Wyoming. (GoHeels.com)
Three to know: Northern Iowa at No. 8 North CarolinaNorthern Iowa’s Jeremy Morgan was picked as the Missouri Valley Conference’s Preseason Player of the Year. Thus far, the 6-foot-5 senior guard has backed it up. He leads the Panthers in points, rebounds, assists, 3-pointers, blocks, steals and minutes played. Twice this season Morgan has been named the MVC’s Player of the Week. (Fayetteville Observer)
Tar Heels look in better health for rematch with Northern IowaLooks like UNC could be nearly at full strength for Wednesday’s game against Northern Iowa. The Tar Heels weren’t that way a year ago when they were ranked No. 1 and lost to the Panthers. The Tar Heels figure to be in a better situation in the rematch, particularly with Joel Berry back from a sprained ankle that kept him out of the lineup earlier this month. (Burlington Times News)
Breaking Down North Carolina's Shooting StatsTony Bradley and Kennedy Meeks lead UNC with 4 drawn “and-1s” this season; Bradley’s converted 3 into 3-point plays, while Meeks has completed 1. Seventh Woods and Nate Britt create the most per-minute drive-and-kick 3-point opportunities for their teammates. Joel Berry and Justin Jackson are a combined 7-10 on off-the-dribble 3-pointers. (The Secondary Break)
Video: Marcus Paige Scores 20 in NBA D-League on TuesdayMarcus Paige scores 20 points in 35 minutes (4-for-6 on 3-point attempts) but his Salt Lake City team falls to the Austin Spurs 103-92 in Tuesday night's NBA D-League game.
Bucks’ John Henson holding a block partyJohn Henson moved into the starting lineup for the Milwaukee Bucks after the team’s first eight games. Since then, Henson has been holding a block party. In the seven games Henson came off the bench (he didn’t play in one of those first eight games), he had just five blocks. But in 16 games as a starter, Henson has 33 blocks. (FOX Sports)
No. 8 UNC aims to bounce back vs. Northern IowaUNC played one of the classics of the early part of the season in a showdown with Kentucky. Now the No. 8 Tar Heels want to take that experience and turn it into victories. The next chance for that comes Wednesday at the Smith Center, where Northern Iowa will be visiting. "We were right there with one of the best teams in the country," Justin Jackson said. (Yahoo! Sports)
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|(25) Florida State||8-7||19-8|