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Mirror, mirror: Tar Heels struggle, find frustration in loss to Virginia

At the end of UNC’s struggle-filled 75-64 loss to third-ranked Virginia, forward Brice Johnson declared that each of the Tar Heels needed to find the first available mirror and take a long, individual look. "Just ask yourself whether you’re playing as hard as you can or if you’re doing everything you can to help this team, because at the end of the day, you’re the only person that knows that." (Burlington Times News)

Art’s Angle: Time To Man Up (Again)

The Tar Heels have five days to get ready for a 9-11 Boston College team that has already given Virginia, Syracuse and Louisville close games and then a full week to prepare for 15-8 Pitt that upset Notre Dame three days after the Irish defeated Duke. In the torturous ACC race, UNC almost has to be 9-3 going to Duke to stand any chance of finishing in the top four. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Rusty Clark - ACC Basketball Legend

One of the best rebounders in Carolina basketball history, Dr. Franklin "Rusty" Clark is the 2015 Tar Heel representative as an ACC Legend. View Video...

Rusty Clark Named ACC Basketball Legend

Thirteen former standout players and a pair of record-setting coaches headline this year’s class of ACC Basketball Legends. Franklin "Rusty" Clark will represent the Tar Heels as UNC's legend for 2015. The Legends will be recognized during the 2015 New York Life ACC Tournament, which will be held March 10-14 at the Greensboro Coliseum (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: Rest Stop

Following Carolina’s 75-64 loss to Virginia on Monday night, the Tar Heels are 7-3 in the ACC and on a two-game losing streak. Those two defeats came within 52 hours of each other and included a blown 18-point second-half lead and a second home conference defeat. And yet the Tar Heels are still a game ahead of the conference pace set by the previous two UNC teams. (GoHeels.com)

Many factors contribute to Marcus Paige's sluggish start vs. Virginia

North Carolina coach Roy Williams was running low on answers following Monday night's 75-64 loss to Virginia. His UNC team played with none of the fire, poise and cohesiveness he wanted. Simply put, third-ranked Virginia made beating the Tar Heels look easy. But there was one part of the defeat that Williams had no trouble sorting out. (Fayetteville Observer)

Rough stretch exacts physical toll on No. 12 Tar Heels

The No. 12 Tar Heels, who have now lost two-straight, have been dealing with health worries all season. It’s gotten so bad that coach Roy Williams has curtailed practice time in order to preserve his players’ fragile health. Monday night, it didn’t help. “Kennedy didn’t have much in the tank today,” Williams said, starting off a postgame digression concerning his team’s health. (Fayetteville Observer)

Virginia shows UNC what it takes to be great, not good

Marcus Paige could have filled up an inspirational quote of the day calendar with his insight into UNC’s problems. "We can't keep talking about change," Paige said. "We've got to have guys look in the mirror and decide they're going to change, buy in and then some good things will happen." Virginia arrived at the Smith Center and showed the Tar Heels a blueprint of how to be the team they want to be. (Fayetteville Observer)

Turnovers at root of Tar Heels’ problem

Just 48 hours after the Tar Heels coughed it up 19 times in a loss at Louisville, UNC handed Virginia the ball 13 times in Monday’s 75-64 loss to the third-ranked Cavaliers. “Not a lot to say guys, they kicked our butts,” UNC coach Roy Williams said.” It’ll help us to get some practice time.” UNC allowed 18 points off turnovers on Monday night, or almost a quarter of Virginia’s total. (Greensboro News & Record)

UVa. defense had UNC seeing double

Two consecutive plays. Two consecutive miscues. All the skillful work of two post defenders. These two plays from midway through the second half of the No. 12 North Carolina men’s basketball team’s 75-64 loss to No. 3 Virginia on Monday sum up the frustration caused by the Cavaliers’ unique approach to a simple concept of defending: double-teaming. (Daily Tar Heel)

Sam Perkins Now International Ambassador for NBA

Sam Perkins is now an ambassador for the NBA and recently traveled to China with the Brooklyn Nets and to Spain with Team USA for the FIBA World Cup. Perkins is no stranger to international hoops as captain of the gold medal-winning U.S. team at the 1984 Olympics. Perkins averaged 11.9 points and six rebounds over a fruitful 17-year career with the Mavericks, Lakers, Sonics and Pacers. (Lost Lettermen)

Tar Heels Searching for Buy-In

While Virginia head coach Tony Bennett was praising his third-ranked Cavaliers for playing for one another in Monday’s 75-64 win over No. 12 North Carolina, Marcus Paige was in the locker room imploring his teammates to look inward for urgency and concentration. Virginia was methodical in its approach, consistent in its concentration on nearly every possession. (Inside Carolina)

Brogdon leads Cavs by UNC

There were 20,102 people in the Smith Center on Monday for Groundhog Day, starring Virginia guard Malcolm Brogdon. There's an argument to be made about that guy being the best player in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Brogdon has help, too. Four Cavaliers joined him in scoring double figures during a 75-64 win over North Carolina. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Recap & Analysis: Virginia 75 UNC 64

After a second straight weekend of playing a Saturday-Monday pair of games, UNC gets a five day break before facing Boston College on the road then a week off prior to a trip to Pittsburgh. For a team that is bringing back former walk-ons and calling up JV players simply to have enough bodies to practice, the extra rest is much needed. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC-Virginia Postgame Notes

Virginia out-scored the Tar Heels, 18-8 in points off turnovers tonight. That is the third straight game in which the opposition has scored more points off turnovers than UNC. Marcus Paige tied a UNC record for most consecutive games with multiple three-point field goals. Brice Johnson had 14 points and a team-high eight rebounds and matched his season high with three blocked shots. (GoHeels.com)

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Hawaii
Fri, Nov 18, TBD

UNC @ Indiana
Wed, Nov 30, TBD

UNC vs. Kentucky
Sat, Dec 17, TBD

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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