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North Carolina at Georgia Tech, three to know preview

North Carolina power forward Brice Johnson, who had 16 points in the first meeting with Georgia Tech, leads UNC with averages of 15.0 points and 8.4 rebounds in the Tar Heels’ ACC road games. Overall in league play, Johnson is the team’s leading scorer at 13.8 points (0.5 more than Marcus Paige) and 8.6 rebounds (2.0 more than Kennedy Meeks). He has seven double-doubles against league opponents. (Fayetteville Observer)

Preview & Prediction: #19 UNC at Georgia Tech

The Yellow Jackets got rolled in Chapel Hill and likely aren't going to allow that to happen again, not on Senior Night. UNC isn't likely to play as well as it did on February 21st which is to say this will be a dogfight. Georgia Tech's defense has largely been very good in terms of limiting opposing teams over offensive efficiency. Prediction: UNC 71, Georgia Tech 64 (Tar Heel Blog)

Art’s Angle: No Comparison

Mike Krzyzewski and Kevin White should resign their posts at Duke for harboring knowledge for almost one full year that Rasheed Sulaimon had been accused of raping two women in two separate incidents. How does that sound? Compare that to “Roy Williams should resign despite repeatedly saying that he had no knowledge of his players taking classes that were mis-taught by a secretary in the AFAM department.” (Chapelboro.com)

Roy Williams Radio Show Quotes

Roy Williams on having a winning road record for the ninth time in 12 years: “It is something we are really proud of. You have to be able to play anywhere. I’ve always told them I’d rather go into your house and beat you there than in my own house, but that doesn’t mean we want to give up home court advantage. We haven’t played well on three or four nights at home this year and we have to get that changed.” (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels could climb higher for bye

North Carolina still has a shot at claiming a top-four seed for next week’s ACC Tournament, a final top-four slot that will otherwise go to Louisville. The Tar Heels are guaranteed a bye through the first day, but the so-called double-bye is only earned by four teams. “If you get it, I think it’s important,” Roy Williams said of one of the four teams with byes into the quarterfinals. (Burlington Times News)

Former Kansas senator initiates Topeka High scholarship fund to honor Dean Smith

Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker, a high school classmate of the late college basketball coaching legend Dean Smith, has established a scholarship fund to honor Smith’s memory at the Topeka Community Foundation. That foundation announced Monday that fundraising had begun to finance the scholarship or scholarships to be given to a Trojan or Lady Trojan athlete who is interested in playing in college. (Topeka Capital-Journal)

Tar Heels Head To Atlanta For Final Road Game

North Carolina will play its final road game of the season and face Georgia Tech for the second time in two weeks when the Tar Heels meet the Yellow Jackets on Tuesday night in Atlanta. ESPNU will televise the game nationally, and Tom Hart (play-by-play) and Len Elmore (analyst) will call the action. Tipoff is set for just after 7 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Georgia Tech hosts North Carolina on senior night

The three seniors on the Georgia Tech basketball team get one more chance Tuesday to walk onto the court at McCamish Pavilion. It’s sure to be an emotional event, as senior night typically is. But will that be enough against a team like North Carolina? Georgia Tech (12-17, 3-14 ACC) remembers the Tar Heels well. (Macon Telegraph)

Georgia Tech wary of Marcus Paige

The reason freshman reserve Joel Berry was the first player off UNC’s bench to relieve starting point guard Marcus Paige on Saturday was because he’d been playing better ball than Nate BrittI, UNC coach Roy Williams said Monday. Britt, who had one assist against Miami, played four minutes and didn’t attempt any shots. He averages nearly 17 minutes a game. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Roy Williams Monday Teleconference Quotes

Roy Williams spoke with the media in the ACC teleconference on Monday. In the discussion he touched on the ACC tournament, the addition of new walk-on player Spenser Dalton, and the status of injured freshman Theo Pinson. "I don't expect to have [Pinson] back. Yesterday's practice was the first live thing that he has done. I don't foresee him playing tomorrow night." (Carolina Blue)

Tale of the Tape: UNC vs Georgia Tech

UNC will face Georgia Tech for the second time in just eleven days. That makes our regular peek at the numbers a bit redundant except UNC has seen some shifts in the efficiency ratings since February 21st. UNC 89-60 win over Georgia Tech in Chapel Hill was UNC's third best offensive efficiency of the season including a season best eFG% of 66.4. Since then the Tar Heel offense has sputtered. (Tar Heel Blog)

Hornets’ P.J. Hairston misses weights, sits

Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston was inactive for Sunday’s game against Orlando after missing a weight-training session. Two sources confirmed Hairston missed his weights obligation. It’s the latest in a series of transgressions large and small in Hairston’s rookie season. (Charlotte Observer)

Carolina Heads To ‘Hotlanta’ To Face Georgia Tech

The No. 19 North Carolina men’s basketball team, 20-9 overall and 10-6 in ACC play, travels to Atlanta Tuesday night for a rematch with Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets, 12-17 overall with a 3-14 mark in the league, will be hoping to sting the Tar Heels and knock them out of a potential No. 4 seed in next week’s ACC Tournament. UNC’s final road game of the season figures to be a manageable one. (Chapelboro.com)

Previewing Georgia Tech

No. 19 North Carolina and Georgia Tech will square off for the second time in 11 days on Tuesday. Tip-off at McCamish Pavilion is set for 7pm and will be aired on ESPNU. Since losing to the Tar Heels less than two weeks ago, head coach Brian Gregory’s squad let a double-digit second-half lead slip away at home against Louisville before falling at Clemson, 70-63, in overtime. (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina Ranked 19th In Both Basketball Polls

North Carolina fell four spots to No. 19 in this week's Associated Press top 25 poll and dropped one spot to No. 19 in this week's ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, released on Monday. Carolina is ranked in the AP poll for the 21st week in a row, including all 17 polls in 2014-15. UNC was ranked in the final four polls of last season. (GoHeels.com)

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 4:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

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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