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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)

Thought of the week: Real Heels stand up

North Carolina has accepted shortcomings and knows it has to overcome them through effort. It is a team that can depend on junior forward James Michael McAdoo for energy and leadership, even if he still struggles from the free-throw line. It is a team that needs sophomore guard Marcus Paige to lose his humility and play like the best offensive threat, even though that's not in his nature. (ESPN.com)

Average not good enough for UNC

At least temporarily, the worry and stress fled from the North Carolina locker room on Saturday. The Tar Heels defeated rival N.C. State in a wire-to-wire win that was never particularly close, and in the process they climbed back even to 4-4 in conference after an 0-3 start. It was a feel-good moment for a team that hasn’t felt good since mid-December, when it beat Kentucky in the Smith Center. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Tar Heel Take - NC State

Join Rachel Nash and Alex Curley as they go behind the scenes of North Carolina’s third big ACC win in a row against the NC State Wolfpack. (Chapelboro.com)

Remember the Time Michael Jordan Played Point Guard and Posted a Triple-Double in 10 of 11 Games

In early March 1989, Michael Jordan grew frustrated by his lack of help on offense. As a result, Jordan held a two-hour meeting with then head coach Doug Collins one day after missing a game because of a pulled groin. The resolution to their problem was converting M.J. to point guard for the remainder of the season. (Complex.com)

Quick start from UNC buries Wolfpack

In what might be described as their best defensive half on the season in the first half, the Tar Heels jumped out quickly on the Wolfpack and never looked back to secure a 84-70 win, as Leslie McDonald led the way with 20 points while McAdoo had 16 points and 13 rebounds. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Giftastic Recap of NC State at UNC

UNC puts one of their worst teams in recent memory on the floor and State still loses by 14. (Air-Balled Free Throw)

Tar Heel Super Bowl Sunday Memories: The Kendall Marshall Sixteen Assist Game

Every once in awhile UNC ends up with a basketball game on Super Bowl Sunday and one of the more memorable of these happened in 2011. To set the scene, Larry Drew abruptly left the team two days prior to UNC facing Florida State in Chapel Hill on February 6, 2011. That left freshman Kendall Marshall as the lone true point guard for a UNC team that had started to gel. (Tar Heel Blog)

Leslie McDonald’s big game provides lift for North Carolina

Late in North Carolina’s 84-70 victory against N.C. State, Leslie McDonald got the ball on a fast break and went up for a dunk. He got high enough, but lost control of the ball resulting in an attempt that clanged off the back rim and rattled out. Had the jam gone, it would have been a fitting cap to a strong performance. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tar Heels want more after taking care of erratic Wolfpack

The Tar Heels weathered their own choppiness and had more than enough to handle erratic NC State 84-70 in ACC basketball Saturday at the Smith Center. It was a lopsided victory against a heated rival during which North Carolina built several 22-point leads in the second half and extended its stranglehold on the Wolfpack in this building to an 11th straight season. (Burlington Times News)

Tar Heels see progress in win over rival NC State

For at least 25 of the 40 minutes on Saturday, two teams that seemed relatively even on paper looked anything but. It took N.C. State (14-8, 4-5 ACC) over six minutes to crack four points, and at the 11:44 mark, the Tar Heels (14-7, 4-4 ACC) led 20-6. It felt familiar in a rivalry where North Carolina has won 11 straight at home against N.C. State, all but two by double-digit margins. (FOX Sports)

Tar Heels heal themselves

North Carolina won ugly against N.C. State on Saturday, beating the Wolfpack 84-70. Neither team shot well, but the Tar Heels redefined themselves to work under those conditions. After a reality check, UNC appears to have corrected its course with a new game plan to fit its new self-image. (Greensboro News & Record)

Tar Heels Smack Pack

North Carolina didn’t waste any time continuing its dominance over N.C. State. Eight minutes into the game, the Wolfpack had as many made field goals as 35-second violations (two) and trailed 16-4. N.C. State never got closer than nine the rest of the way as UNC won 84-70 to improve to 11-0 at home against the Wolfpack (and 21-2 overall) with Roy Williams at the helm. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Break-even ACC mark isn't nearly good enough for Tar Heels

After starting 1-4 in the ACC for just the second time in school history, North Carolina got back to .500 with an 84-70 win Saturday against N.C. State. But sophomore point guard Marcus Paige said the team isn’t satisfied. “It’s definitely a little bit of a relief to not be in the cellar, I guess, but this isn’t where our goals are,” point guard Marcus Paige said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Tar Heels starting to jell

The clock is ticking for the Tar Heels to discover their identity and start shaping their postseason destiny. The UNC team that dispatched N.C. State 84-70 on Saturday was, at least for the opening half, everything Roy Williams and observers expected in the preseason. The Tar Heels crashed the boards, played energetic defense and finished offensive possessions. (Winston-Salem Journal)

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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