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North Carolina vs. Indiana: Sweet 16 viewing guide

Indiana turns the ball over on one out of every five possessions and doesn’t get to the line with any kind of consistency. Ordinarily, those would be fatal flaws for an offense, but the Hoosiers are one of the best shooting teams in the country — fifth in 3-point percentage and sixth in two-point percentage. (Greensboro News & Record)

Senior difference makers make these Tar Heels a different team

Nobody had to tell Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson it was time to take over midway through the second half against the Friars. They instinctively knew what their team needed at a critical juncture of the game. Together, the two most experienced Tar Heels lifted their teammates onto their shoulders and carried them into the Sweet 16 next week in Philadelphia. (Wilmington Star News)

Intensity Will Pave the Road to the Final Four

Brice Johnson had enough of him and his team being called too soft to be great. He was tired of hearing that they lacked the passion and toughness to win a championship. So, he rejected Kyron Cartwright’s shot all the way back to Chapel Hill as a reminder that the Tar Heels are in complete control. “We’re still here,” Johnson said. (Carolina Blue)

The case for Carolina: Edge and experience

The Tar Heels know they aren't being given much credit. It's been the case through the season. Roy Williams believes his current team is one of his most scrutinized ever. But as outside scrutiny has increased, the coach's appreciation for the squad has, too. "I started appreciating this team even more at the end of the season," Williams said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: UNC bench celebrates Brice Johnson's and-one dunk

Brice Johnson showed off some nasty post moves in the second half against Providence on Saturday, freezing a defender with a spin move en route to an and-one dunk. But the reaction of Johnson's teammates on the bench may have been even better, especially that of senior center Joel James. as he shows off his Bill Cosby "pudding face". (Carolina Blue)

Sunday NCAA Tournament Second Round Game Times & TV Schedule

The following is a complete list of Sunday's second round NCAA Tournament game times and television networks. ACC teams in action today include Notre Dame and Syracuse. Read More...

UNC vs. Indiana: First March Madness meeting since Michael Jordan's finale

North Carolina and Indiana are set for an all-time clash in the Sweet 16 next week. They've actually not met in the NCAA Tournament in 32 years. Friday's Regional Semifinal in Philadelphia will be the first NCAA Tournament game between the Tar Heels and Hoosiers since Michael Jordan's final college game on March 22, 1984. (CBS Sports)

UNC-Providence Postgame Notes

UNC has won 30 games for the 12th time, including six seasons under head coach Roy Williams. Brice Johnson had his 21st double-double of the season (31 career). That ties the second-most double-doubles in Carolina single-season history with John Henson in 2011 and Antawn Jamison in 1998. Billy Cunningham had 22 in 1964. (GoHeels.com)

Danny Green avoids poking the lion while shutting down Steph Curry

Danny Green knew better than to poke the lion, even if the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry had been sedated for a night. After all, there are two more regular season matchups and a possible playoff clash to worry about in these next few months. (USA Today)

John Feinstein relives Tobacco Road coaching rivalry in 'The Legends Club'

The Legends Club, the latest book by prolific John Feinstein, is out for March Madness. The fortuitous timing affords readers something to savor between games — an insider’s account of three coaches who competed and hated before they liked and loved. The legends are right there in the subtitle: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry. (USA Today)

Video: Roy Williams, UNC Players Post-Providence Press Conference

UNC coach Roy Williams, Brice Johnson, Justin Jackson, and Joel Berry met with the media following the Tar Heels' 85-66 victory over Providence on Saturday night, March 19, 2016. View Video...

Lucas: Just Be Us

"People talk about us,” said Isaiah Hicks, who spends most of his road trips sleeping quietly in his hotel room and the other portion barreling through opposing post players in the paint. “Providence said in the ACC Tournament we were soft and couldn’t finish. We just use that as fuel. We’re not the same team that was called soft.” Then they went out and proved it. (GoHeels.com)

UNC 85, Providence 66: The Storylines

Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson were on hand for the loss to Indiana in 2013 and undoubtedly would like a bit of payback much the same way the 2009 team got payback on Gonzaga for a loss two years prior. UNC has made a habit of getting revenge on teams who handed the Tar Heels losses. Could Indiana be next it line for a little Tar Heels revenge? (Tar Heel Blog)

Turner's Take: Intensity

The high-scoring Tar Heels have won seven straight on the strength of their defense. A commitment to consistent intensity will continue to carry them a long way. “That's how we got where we are today,” Theo Pinson said. “We've just go to make sure we can do that for the rest of this tournament.” They'll get their chance next weekend in Philadelphia. (GoHeels.com)

UNC turns it on in second half to produce Sweet (16) result

When the North Carolina basketball team puts its mind to it, there’s not a lot of teams left in this NCAA tournament that can beat it. It took about 25 minutes for that to happen Saturday. But once it did, the Tar Heels took off in a full sprint that will take them all the way to the Sweet 16 in Philadelphia. (Wilmington Star News)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

UNC vs. Portland
Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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