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Video: UNC-Georgia Tech Game Highlights

Six players score in double figures as the 15th-ranked Tar Heels ran past Georgia Tech in the Smith Center, 89-60, on February 21st, 2015. View Video...

Buzz Peterson remembers his coach, Dean Smith

Former Appalachian State basketball coach Buzz Peterson, who played for Smith for four seasons at UNC and was a member of the 1982 national-championship team, shared memories of Smith earlier this week. Peterson said that Smith always lauded the player who made the assist more than the one who scored the basket. (Winston-Salem Journal)

No. 15 UNC honors Dean Smith with 4 Corners, tops Georgia Tech

No. 15 North Carolina opened Saturday's game by scoring on a "Four Corners" play as a tribute to the late Dean Smith, then rolled to an 89-60 win against Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels had lost four of five, but that "Four Corners" opening -- with coach Roy Williams holding up four fingers to signal Smith's famed offense -- led to Brice Johnson's layup in a sign of how smoothly things would run. (ESPN.com)

Video: J.P. Tokoto's Coast-to-Coast Dunk vs. Georgia Tech

J.P. Tokoto pulls down the rebound, runs through the entire Georgia Tech defense and slams it down with two hands on February 21st, 2015. View Video...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Georgia Tech

Very cool touch by the Tar Heels running the Four Corners on the opening possession. And, in true Tar Heel fashion, Marcus Paige hit Brice Johnson for a layup for the game's first points. That was one of numerous examples of Dean Smith's influence that permeated Saturday, from team huddles to the multiple defenses flashed by the Tar Heels to pointing at the passer. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC's Four Corner's Offense vs. Georgia Tech

On the first possession of the game, Carolina called the classic 'four corners' offense that was pioneered by Dean Smith. The play resulted in a layup by Brice Johnson to give the Tar Heels an early lead on February 21st, 2015. View Video...

Box Score: North Carolina 89, Georgia Tech 60

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 89-60 win over Georgia Tech in Chapel Hill on Saturday: (View Box Score)

Nolan Richardson: Dean Smith great coach, better man

En route to the 1990 NCAA Final Four in Denver, Nolan Richardson's Razorbacks routed Dean Smith's North Carolina Tar Heels 96-73 in the Midwest Regional Sweet 16 at Dallas. En route to winning the 1993 national championship, Smith's Tar Heels defeated Richardson's Razorbacks 80-74 in the Sweet 16 at the East Regional in East Rutherford, N.J. (Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Bobby Cremins Remembers Dean Smith (audio)

He’s being remembered by former players, including Michael Jordan, as a father figure. Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd speaks with one of Smith’s former rivals, retired Georgia Tech head coach Bobby Cremins, who says Smith “made the game of basketball better.” (WBUR)

Moving Forward

No. 15 North Carolina has dropped two conference games in a row and four of its last five, but now is no time for the Tar Heels to feel sorry for themselves. UNC (18-8, 8-5) welcome Georgia Tech (12-14, 3-11) to the Dean Smith Center on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets are coming off a 63-52 win over Clemson, while the Heels are fresh off an epic battle with Duke, falling 92-90 in overtime. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Tar Heels' Tokoto, Meeks return to form

After Wednesday night’s overtime loss at Duke, J.P. Tokoto was intent on moving forward. The North Carolina junior wing was firm in his voice, asserting desire to reach the Tar Heels’ next game. Based on how Tokoto played against the fourth-ranked Blue Devils, it makes sense that he wants to be back on the court as soon as possible. (Burlington Times-News)

Dean Smith: The man who knew so much

Jim Valvano used to tell this story at coaching clinics. He claimed he was sitting near some North Carolina fans in the Superdome in April 1982, when the Tar Heels were playing Georgetown in a jangling NCAA final. Being the coach at rival N.C. State, Valvano sought to tweak his neighbors by asking if they were getting nervous. “No,” one Heel said. “Dean will think of something.” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Preview & Prediction: #15 UNC vs Georgia Tech

What this game should be is UNC taking out the Duke loss on Georgia Tech in dominating fashion. The reality is no one knows for sure what you will ever get from this UNC team and the Jackets aren't a team that's been dominated in ACC play. Still, if there is carry over in the quality of play, the Tar Heels will make short work of the Yellow Jackets. Prediction: UNC 84 Georgia Tech 64 (Tar Heel Blog)

Know Your Opponent: Georgia Tech

In a quirk of the ACC schedule, Georgia Tech visits Carolina for the first of two meetings on Feb. 21, meaning the Yellow Jackets see the Tar Heels twice in their final four regular season games. Also unique is the fact that Tech has a "bye" on the final weekend, placing Senior Night against the Tar Heels on a Tuesday. Brian Gregory's club got off to a nightmarish 0-7 start thanks to a run of close losses. (GoHeels.com)

Art’s Angle: Painful Loss = Crossroads

If any of the Tar Heels slept a wink Wednesday night, they awoke Thursday at the crossroads of their basketball season. They played well enough to win at Duke – in fact, should have won – but a heartbreaker like that can sometimes have a more negative effect than if they played hard, did some good things and lost by, say, 12 points. (Chapelboro.com)

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 6:00 ET ESPNU

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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