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Ranking UNC's remaining schedule

The Heels are on a roll and more than a third of the way through the ACC gauntlet. They have had plenty of close calls during their 6-1 conference record, and the road only gets harder from here. Let's take a look at a ranking of the remaining 11 games on the schedule, six of which are against teams currently ranked, from easiest to toughest. (Carolina Blue)

Four Corners: Heart Of The ACC Schedule

After four, rapid-fire games against NC State, Wake Forest, Florida State and Syracuse in nine nights, the Tar Heels had just one game in the next nine days, a win at Boston College on Saturday. Things get busy again this week with Virginia Tech visiting on Thursday, then a trip to Miami on Saturday before hosting PItt next Tuesday. On to this week's Four Corners. (GoHeels.com)

What’s the ceiling for North Carolina?

UNC has shown a couple sides of itself this season. In November, national analysts were labeling Carolina as the best team in college basketball. December was less kind to the Tar Heels, who barely fended off Davidson and Tennessee before losing to Kentucky and Georgia Tech. This month, some of the “best team in the country” whispers have returned, particularly after last weekend’s 96-83 triumph over Florida State. (FanRag Sports)

Carolina Insider Podcast: George Karl

The latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast reviews UNC's basketball win at Boston College and catches up with former Tar Heel guard George Karl. Join hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas to survey the scene in the ACC, then hear Karl, the longtime NBA head coach, reflect on his time at North Carolina, head coach Dean Smith and more. (GoHeels.com)

Tony Bradley describes 'blacking out' amid first concussion

If he hadn't seen a replay of the moment, Tony Bradley said he “would have never remembered” how he suffered a concussion during North Carolina's victory at Wake Forest on Jan. 11. “That was my first time,” Bradley said when asked if he'd ever had another. “And my first time just blacking out like that, too.” It was a “weird” experience, he said. (Asheboro Courier-Tribune)

Hornets players, coaches fund college scholarships in response to Charlotte unrest

Charlotte Hornets players and coaches knew they wanted to do something in response to the unrest in Charlotte in the fall. Months of thought and research later, the Hornets will fund two $60,000 college scholarships and establish a mentoring program. Kemba Walker, Marvin Williams and coach Steve Clifford were the driving forces in this gesture. (Charlotte Observer)

The Best-Passing Teams in Carolina Basketball History

Is it the greatest passing team in UNC history? This team could be the rare Carolina (and ACC) team with four players averaging at least 5 pace-adjusted assists per 40: Pinson, Woods, and Berry. Britt’s currently at 4.92. It would join only the 1986 Heels (K. Smith (7.05), Hale (6.29), Lebo (5.71), Hunter (5.08)) on that list, although a couple other UNC teams were close: (The Secondary Break)

UNC's Roy Williams Live: Kenny Williams Making Hustle Plays

Kenny Williams doesn’t mind getting down and dirty. In fact, he prefers it. The 6-foot-4 guard who came to North Carolina with the reputation of a perimeter shooter has spent this season reshaping his identity. Williams hasn’t held back from letting it fly from beyond the arc, but he also has a newfound love for pouncing on each and every loose ball within his grasp. (Inside Carolina)

Big men key in UNC's six game winning steak

UNC's big men have thrived in North Carolina's six straight ACC wins. Not only have Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks started every one of Carolina's 21 games, they have played better during the more intense conference schedule. Hicks, in particular, has increased his numbers in every key offensive area, while Meeks has shown improvement at a less drastic rate. (Carolina Blue)

UNC junior varsity basketball overcomes slow start for 74-55 win over Guilford College

Sophomore guard Caleb Ellis cut down the middle of the lane. Junior guard Kane Ma tossed up a soft lob, and Ellis threw it down with one hand. It was executed to perfection. It brought UNC’s bench and the small crowd in the Smith Center to their feet. Even star varsity point guard Joel Berry II — who had stopped by to watch the JV team — was impressed. (Daily Tar Heel)

Roy Williams on what Theo Pinson brings

UNC head coach Roy Williams was asked on Monday's ACC coaches teleconference about what junior wing Theo Pinson brings to this Carolina team that they may not have had before. Pinson missed North Carolina's first 16 games while recovering from surgery from a broken bone in his foot. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Basketball In the National Polls

North Carolina remained No. 9 in the Associated Press poll and moved up to No. 6 in the USA Today Coaches poll in new rankings released on Monday afternoon. The Tar Heels were No. 9 in both polls last week and won games against Syracuse (at home) and Boston College (on the road) since last week's rankings were released. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Defensive Charting vs. Boston College

While Ky Bowman did score 33 points for Boston College on just 19 field goal attempts, it wasn’t all bad news for the Tar Heels. They kept him off the foul line (only one attempt), and also turned him over eight times (although a couple fell into the “unforced” category). Still, it was another mediocre (at best) defensive performance for Joel Berry. (The Secondary Break)

Ty Lawson compares referee to Spongebob character

The Sacramento Kings weren’t too happy about the way Saturday’s 102–99 loss to the Bulls was officiated, and we can point to Ty Lawson’s Instagram as an example. After Lawson’s teammate DeMarcus Cousins sarcastically applauded the officials for their great work after he appeared to be hosed on a phantom foul call, Lawson dropped some heat on IG. (Sports Illustrated)

George Karl shares fond memories of his time coaching Sonics

George Karl has found himself in the news recently thanks to some statements in his new book “Furious George: My Forty Years Surviving NBA Divas, Clueless GMs, and Poor Shot Selection.” Considering the title, it really shouldn’t be much of a surprise that George doesn’t mince words about a lot of the players he coached. (MyNorthwest.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
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Texas A&M: 86
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King (Mid Tennessee) 24 pts; Spalding (Louisville) 18 pts;
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ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-528-7
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-9
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-922-11
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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