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Roy Williams Radio Show Quotes

Roy Williams on the matchup with Maryland on Tuesday night: “They’re the kind of team that you don’t like to play. They have five guys averaging in double figures. Four of the five guys were really important to their team last year. They have the experience. They’re 5-4 so they’re ahead of us in the league. We’ve got to match their enthusiasm and our want to has got to be deeper than their want to." (Inside Carolina)

Seth Allen leads Terps as they prepare for final regular-season game against UNC in ACC

The Tar Heels — who lead the series 121-57 — haven't lost to Maryland at home since 2008. Tuesday night's game poses a special test for Seth Allen because of UNC's strategy of employing fast breaks at every opportunity. Allen considers North Carolina's Smith Center — not Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium — the toughest environment in which to play in the ACC. (Baltimore Sun)

Previewing Maryland

The Tar Heels seek their fourth straight win on Tuesday when they host Maryland. Tip-off at the Smith Center is set for 8 p.m. and will be televised by the ACC Network. Mark Turgeon’s squad has been up-and-down in ACC play in winning two in a row twice and losing two in a row twice. Maryland has won its last two over Miami and Virginia Tech after losing a tough contest to No. 25 Pittsburgh. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Tar Heel Basketball Notebook

Leslie McDonald has had two of his three best scoring games of the season in Carolina's last two outings. The senior, who has had five straight double-digit scoring performances, had never before had even three straight double-digit point outputs in ACC play. "With each and every game, he's getting more comfortable with it," Roy Williams said on Monday. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams looking for bittersweet win vs. departing Terps

UNC and Maryland have played every year since 1945 and are averaging at least two meetings a year since the series began in 1924. But barring a matchup in the ACC Tournament, the Tar Heels and Terrapins will meet for the last time in the foreseeable future Tuesday night at the Smith Center. ”We always had great games with Maryland when I was playing,” Lennie Rosenbluth said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Turgeon, Driesell, Williams reflect on Terps-UNC matchup coming to an end

“But that daggone Jordan,” Lefty Driesell said through the telephone, “Superman that he is…” And so went another trip down memory lane with the legendary Maryland coach. This time, Driesell had called to reminisce about the Terrapins and the Tar Heels, longtime foes who on Tuesday will face each other for the last time in a regular-season game as ACC teams, and quickly Michael Jordan came to mind. (Washington Post)

Leslie McDonald returns to form against NC State

There are no missed 3-pointers. No off-the-mark free throws. There’s no 0-3 conference start. No NCAA investigation. For Leslie McDonald, history doesn’t exist on the basketball court. There’s only the present — and the all-important promise of the next play. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Danny Green Says It's Easy Being Green

Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs explains to San Antonio why "green" is the only way to be in this promotional video. #Jointhemovement #Recycle View Video...

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Maryland

Maryland is competent enough on offense and defense to make this interesting. The three point shooting will obviously be a concern. Maryland comes in shooting 35% from three as a team and has a pair of 6-8 players, Evan Smotrycz and Jake Layman who hit at least 38% of their threes. That could create problems for UNC on the defensive end. (Tar Heel Blog)

P.J. Hairston's scoring numbers go up over weekend

P.J. Hairston had his best game so far with the Texas Legends on Wednesday and followed it up with an impressive offensive weekend. In his last three games, Hairston is averaging 33.3 points per game (ppg), and that's not that far removed from his 27.4 ppg season average. Hairston also got to the free throw line more frequently. He's 32-for-35 in his last three games. (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC Women Slide in Basketball Polls While Men Remain Unranked

The North Carolina women’s basketball team fell to No. 13 in the latest AP Top 25 poll released Monday. The 17-5 Tar Heels dropped seven places after a rough week containing a pair of home losses to Syracuse and Miami. As for the men, despite a successful week that included a win at Georgia Tech and a home victory over rival N.C. State, the Tar Heels remain unranked at 14-7. (Chapelboro.com)

Monday Roy Williams Quotes

Roy Williams: "I still think of Maryland as an ACC school and I’ll always think that way. I’m old fashioned, old schooled. We’ve had some great, great games with them. I was here as an assistant for 10 years when Coach Smith was head coach and Lefty was the coach up there. We had a great rivalry. I hate to see them leave the league." (Inside Carolina)

Art’s Angle: Getting It Right

Mary Willingham is right in one thing she says: we owe a relatively few athletes who don’t or can’t find it for themselves a better learning experience by “steering” them to or creating courses that truly fit their educational needs. Test and evaluate all the jocks when they arrive on campus, and put them where they have the best chance to learn more today than they knew yesterday! (Chapelboro.com)

Pickeral: Finishing Strong

After winning four of its past five games and pushing its record back to .500 in the ACC, North Carolina is aiming for a strong finish. One key: finishing stronger around the basket. All too often during the Tar Heels' 84-70 victory over NC State on Saturday, UNC's big guys found themselves scrambling for a rebound after failing to connect up close. (GoHeels.com)

Quick Start Keyed Win Over NCSU

Most of the wins for this year's North Carolina basketball team have been a tale of two halves. In half of Carolina's wins this season, the team has finished the first half either tied or leading by less than six before stronger second half performances led to victories by eight or more points. UNC's 84-70 win over NC State on Saturday was both the same and different. (GoHeels.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 72
Wisconsin: 79
Thu, Mar 26 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Guilford
Fri, Nov 6, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Temple
Fri, Nov 13, 7:00 ET CBSSN Tickets

UNC vs. Fairfield
Sun, Nov 15, 4:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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