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Chansky’s Notebook: Water Under The Bridge?

The water crisis in Chapel Hill cost the Tar Heels a day of preparation for Duke, which is hitting its stride with the return of Mike Krzyzewski, but at least the game is on Thursday night to end ESPN’s Rivalry Week. Then they won’t play over the weekend heading into the rematch in Raleigh against a State team they beat by 51 a month ago. (Chapelboro.com)

Balanced scoring makes Tar Heels "really dangerous"

It's not rocket science. Offensive scoring balance is a great thing for a basketball team, especially one entering the toughest stretch of games in college basketball. The 83-76 win over Notre Dame was a great examples of UNC's balance and playing to their strengths inside. North Carolina had six players who scored in double figures on Sunday in Greensboro. (Carolina Blue)

Theo Pinson improving, but status for Duke game still uncertain

As eighth-ranked North Carolina heads into a showdown with No. 18 Duke, the status of wing Theo Pinson is still up in the air. The junior has missed the Tar Heels’ last three games after spraining his right ankle in a Jan. 26 win against Virginia Tech. On his radio show Monday night, North Carolina coach Roy Williams said he expects Pinson to test the ankle Tuesday. (Fayetteville Observer)

North Carolina wants to avenge last season's NCAA title-game loss

Twenty-five games into this season — the Tar Heels 21-4 overall and on top of the ultra-competitive and talented ACC standings with a 9-2 record — Roy Williams' challenge seems to be working. Heading into Thursday's Tobacco Road showdown at Duke, the Tar Heels are eighth in the latest Associated Press poll, fourth in RPI and 8-1 against the RPI Top 50. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

UNC JV Basketball beats Milligan in sold-out game

The Tar Heels fared well in front of an electric crowd on the road, picking up a 100-78 victory over Milligan’s JV squad. UNC coach Hubert Davis said the drawback to playing in the cavernous Dean Dome three hours before varsity games is that the building lacks the buzz of a crowd. On Monday, however, the Tar Heels were surrounded by a wall of sound. (Johnson City Press)

Roy Williams Live: Theo Pinson’s Return Nears

Theo Pinson is on track to return to practice this week, although his availability for Thursday’s game at No. 18 Duke remains in question, Roy Williams said on his radio show Monday. “We’re going to do some running and shooting tomorrow, and if things go well, we’ll allow him to start [practicing]. And I have no idea what that means about Thursday.” (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams, Coach K take shots at politicians as the NCAA vs. ‘HB2’ heats back up

Roy Williams followed that up on Sunday by ripping the “ridiculous” HB2 law that taken the NCAA tournament about of North Carolina this season. “You know, I’m glad that some people in Greensboro got to see us play. I’m glad we were able to take a game here because of that stupid rule that we have in our state that took a lot of great opportunities for people in our state." (NBC Sports)

Video: Marcus Paige UNC Career Highlight Mix

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Pinson says he feels like he’s ‘getting close’ to playing again

It has been a season of false starts for Theo Pinson, the North Carolina junior forward. Back in October, after the Tar Heels began practice, he was anticipating becoming a full-time starter and providing in larger doses the energy for which he’s known. Then he endured a broken bone in his right foot, and the injury forced him to miss UNC’s first 16 games. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC-Notre Dame likely to be Greensboro’s last major basketball game for a while

The UNC vs. Notre Dame match-up that took place Sunday is likely the last major basketball game in Greensboro for a while. With the ACC tournament out of state this year and the NCAA moving its games because of House Bill 2, many people from Greensboro who saw the Tar Heels dominate the Fighting Irish said they were happy the coliseum could host this game. (FOX 8 WGHP)

At meeting, coach tries to shoot Kenny Williams’ confidence back up

Early in the season, Kenny Williams showed that he was going to be a force offensively, and his confidence gave North Carolina a powerful complement to his tough defense. That player has been missing for the Tar Heels recently. But that guy showed up in the Tar Heels’ 83–76 victory in a postponed and moved ACC game on Sunday in the Greensboro Coliseum. (Raleigh & Company)

UNC’s Experience Supplanting Lack of One-and-dones

No. 18 Duke’s recent revolving door of one-and-done recruits provides a sharp contrast to No. 8 North Carolina’s veteran approach, albeit not one that Roy Williams intended. “Well, it’s not by design,” Williams told reporters on his ACC teleconference call on Monday. “All of the guys that they’ve got, we tried to recruit also. There’s no question about that.” (Inside Carolina)

Victory over Notre Dame to count as UNC home game in RPI

North Carolina says the NCAA has determined that its victory over Notre Dame in Greensboro will count as a home game for the Tar Heels and a road game for the Fighting Irish in its RPI rankings. The NCAA decided that it would count as a UNC home game because it was moved for emergency purposes and its season-ticket holders could use their tickets. (USA Today)

Tar Heels Climb In National Basketball Polls

North Carolina jumped four spots to No. 8 in the Associated Press college basketball poll and three spots to No. 7 in the USA Today Coaches basketball poll in new rankings released on Monday afternoon. The Tar Heels were No. 12 in the AP poll and No. 10 in the coaches rankings before beating PItt and No. 20/18 Notre Dame last week. (GoHeels.com)

For one day, Tournament Town comes alive

This was a benchmark event for Greensboro, an unscheduled occasion that landed here out of necessity, an invitation to a league and a game, one that was born here and the other that found its home in the best college basketball arena in America. If we didn’t know that already, we certainly do now. And it’s an absolute shame it might never happen again. (Greensboro News & Record)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

UNC @ Elon
Fri, Nov 9, TBD

UNC vs. Stanford
Mon, Nov 12, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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