UNC-Louisville: Roy Williams Postgame QuotesRoy Williams: "Congratulations. They kicked our rear ends. Second half was not a very good basketball game on our side and it was extremely good on their side, but Rick knows his team a hell of a lot better than I know my time. I thought Montrezl was a little possessed. Today Rick just did a better job with his team than I did with my team. I didn’t do a very good job with my team." (Inside Carolina)
Tar Heels Outworked in CollapseThere are plenty of statistics to highlight in attempting to explain No. 13 North Carolina’s collapse against No. 10 Louisville on Saturday, although there are none available to fully encompass what actually occurred. The Tar Heels combined a solid defensive effort with a control of the backboards, and even quality bench production to build a demoralizing 18-point lead with 17:51 to play. (Inside Carolina)
No. 10 Louisville pulls away from No. 13 UNC in OT 78-68Louisville has shot makers. They missed a bunch in the first half Saturday against North Carolina. But shooters shoot, and those Louisville guards attacked hard in the second half here in the KFC Yum! Center, filling holes created by their first-half misfires, and they stole the game in overtime. Louisville, ranked No. 10 in The Associated Press Top 25, beat No. 13 UNC 78-68. (Durham Herald-Sun)
For Roy Williams, Coach K is a respected rivalFor the record, North Carolina coach Roy Williams has won a whole bunch of basketball games. But for the record, well, that belongs to the guy who coaches the guys his team’s fans love to hate. A thousand wins for Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. That’s a lot.“It’s just an amazing accomplishment,” Williams said. “He’s done it for 40 years and done it at a high, high level.” (Durham Herald-Sun)
Video: UNC-Louisville Game HighlightsView complete game highlights from North Carolina's 78-68 overtime loss to the Louisville Cardinals Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky.
Recap & Analysis: Louisville 78 UNC 68 (OT)This is certainly a tough loss but not wholly unexpected. Winning a game during which a team holds an 18 point lead is ideal but Louisville should be credited for fighting back. After all this was a game between two very good and evenly matched teams. It was the reversal of the game in Chapel Hill and as much as it would have been nice for the Heels to steal one on the road, it is not an unexpected loss. (Tar Heel Blog)
Louisville rallies from 18 down to beat UNC 78-68 in OTTerry Rozier scored No. 10 Louisville's first six points in overtime and the Cardinals erased an 18-point second-half deficit to beat No. 13 North Carolina 78-68 on Saturday. Marcus Paige scored 15 points for UNC, one of four Tar Heels in double figures. Carolina led 43-25 with 17:51 remaining but Louisville clawed back to single digits by forcing eight turnovers in a six-minute stretch. (ESPN.com)
Video: J.P. Tokoto Steal & Slam vs. LouisvilleJ.P. Tokoto slams it home after help creating the steal on the defensive end in the Tar Heels game at Louisville.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - LouisvilleIt's been a while since a Carolina team has played so incredibly well for the first 22 minutes of the game and then watched absolutely everything fall apart after that. After building a 43-25 lead early in the second half, the Tar Heels couldn't score, couldn't rebound, and couldn't stop Louisville from scoring. The signature play of the Tar Heel rebounding issues came in overtime. (GoHeels.com)
Box Score: Louisville 78, North Carolina 68View the complete box score from North Carolina's 78-68 ACC road loss to Louisville in overtime on Saturday: (View Box Score)
Video: Reggie Bullock posts 26 points, 11 rebounds Friday in D-LeagueFormer North Carolina wing Reggie Bullock scores 26 points and grabs 11 rebounds for Bakersfield in Friday's NBA D-League game.
Video: James Michael McAdoo posts 39 points, 11 rebounds in D-League gameFormer UNC forward James Michael McAdoo posts 39 points and 11 rebounds vs. the Bighorns on Friday in the NBA D-League.
North Carolina-Louisville PreviewLouisville may boast the ACC's best backcourt duo in Terry Rozier and Chris Jones. The pressure will be on the 10th-ranked Cardinals' front line Saturday, however, when they try to avenge a loss from three weeks ago against No. 13 North Carolina. Louisville likely needs a better game from Montrezl Harrell, who had nine points on 4-of-10 shooting and five rebounds, 3.9 fewer than his season average. (Yahoo! Sports)
No. 13 UNC looks for season sweep of No. 10 LouisvilleNorth Carolina holds a 10-3 advantage in the all-time series with Louisville and is seeking the regular-season sweep after earning a hard-fought 72-71 decision over Louisville in Chapel Hill on Jan. 10. The Cardinals will attempt to slow down the Tar Heels with their stingy defensive play. It has been a staple with Louisville this season, as the team holds opponents to a mere 58.5 ppg. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Preview & Prediction: #13 UNC at #10 LouisvilleAfter a stretch of games where UNC "had to win" because a loss would have been devastating given the level of competition, the next two games constitute opportunities to bolster the NCAA resume The games also significantly improve UNC's position to finish in the ACC's top four and avoid an extra game in the league tournament. Prediction: UNC 78, Louisville 72 (Tar Heel Blog)
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