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P.J. Hairston scores 45 points in fifth D-League game

Former North Carolina standout P.J. Hairston scored 45 points for the Texas Legends in a 124-115 loss to the Reno Bighorns in NBA Development League action Wednesday night. Hairston shot 12-for-22 from the floor, including 5-for-10 from 3-point range, and 16-for-16 from the line. He had three rebounds, three steals and no assists in 38-plus minutes. (Fayetteville Observer)

There’s snow stopping UNC basketball

The North Carolina men’s basketball team faced an uncommon foe Wednesday. One it wasn’t prepared for, one it was helpless against. Snow. The Tar Heels (13-7, 3-4 ACC), who traveled to Atlanta and defeated Georgia Tech 78-65 almost didn’t make the game. In fact, the game itself almost didn’t happen. Icy roads resulting from a few inches of snow in Atlanta triggered a gridlock in the city. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC-Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

Leslie McDonald tied his season high with 15 points. It is the first time in his career he's scored in double figures in four straight games James Michael McAdoo scored 17 points in 18 minutes due to foul trouble. He was averaging 30 minutes a game before the game against the Yellow Jackets. He has made 33 of his last 55 field goal attempts. (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: Second To None

After shooting just 1-for-7 in the first half as Carolina limped to a 26-25 halftime lead, Marcus Paige shot 6-of-6 in the final 20 minutes on his way to scoring 17 of his 19 points in the second half. "I had a couple good looks in the first half, but I also forced a couple," Paige said. "Most of my shots in the second half were in rhythm, and my teammates did a great job screening for me." (GoHeels.com)

Quality Trumps Quantity in UNC Win

North Carolina relied on its quantity of field goal attempts to take a one-point lead into halftime. The second half provided more quality opportunities as the Tar Heels shot 67 percent from the field and pulled away from Georgia Tech for a 78-65 victory Wednesday night. The frigid cold that’s shrouded Atlanta since Tuesday provided an appropriate backdrop for UNC’s 30.8 percent shooting in the first half. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams Post-Georgia Tech Quotes

Roy Williams: "The second half, except for foul trouble, I thought were pretty good. When you shoot 67 percent that helps you in any game you play in. I didn't like the fact that at half time they had shot 10 free throws and we had three. We've got to be more aggressive with that. We made the last 11 free throws. That was good." (GoHeels.com)

UNC beats Georgia Tech 78-65

North Carolina hit 11 of 12 free throws down the stretch to seal a 78-65 win against Georgia Tech on Wednesday night. The Tar Heels, who have struggled from the charity stripe all year long, only missed five free throws all game long and refused to let the Yellow Jackets get within eight points in the final two minutes. (Carolina Blue)

Recap & Analysis: UNC 78 Georgia Tech 65

That wasn't pretty but given the Tar Heels were playing the Bermuda Triangle of UNC athletics and the way the game unfolded, this was a somewhat impressive win. Not in the sense Georgia Tech is a great team because clearly the Yellow Jackets don't fit that bill. However UNC overcame some adversity during the course of the game to gut out a 78-65 win to move to 3-4 in the ACC. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: UNC-Georgia Tech Game Highlights

View complete game highlights from North Carolina's 78-65 win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Wednesday: View Video...

North Carolina wins at Georgia Tech 78-65

Marcus Paige scored all but two of his 19 points in the second half Wednesday, and James Michael McAdoo battled foul trouble to add 17 to lead North Carolina to a 78-65 win over Georgia Tech. UNC pulled steadily away after leading just 26-25 at halftime, in a game played despite Atlanta being hit Tuesday evening by a snow/ice storm that grid-locked much of the region. (ESPN.com)

Box Score: UNC 78, Georgia Tech 65

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 78-65 ACC road win over Georgia Tech in snowy Atlanta on Wednesday: (View Box Score)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Georgia Tech

It looked like the Tar Heels were in trouble early in the second half when both J.P. Tokoto and James Michael McAdoo went out with four fouls. But Carolina effectively weathered nine minutes without McAdoo, pushing the advantage from a five-point lead to a ten-point bulge while he was out. Give some credit to the UNC bench, as they outscored the Tech bench 14-8. (GoHeels.com)

Harrison Barnes Named To BBVA Rising Stars Challenge Roster

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes has been selected to participate in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend on February 14 in New Orleans. Barnes, the seventh overall selection of the 2012 NBA Draft, is averaging 10.1 points and 3.9 rebounds this season, while shooting 41.7 percent from the field and 40.2 percent from three-point range. (NBA.com)

UNC-Georgia Tech basketball game available on ESPN3

The North Carolina-Georgia Tech men’s basketball game at 7 p.m. will be available via online stream from ESPN3, according to a tweet from the Georgia Tech athletic department. The game was originally scheduled to air on ESPN2, but the broadcast was canceled due to inclement weather in Atlanta. (Daily Tar Heel)

Listen To Tonight's UNC-Georgia Tech Game Free

With Atlanta in gridlock and city officials begging residents to stay off the roads, it was impossible to get all the needed items safely into place in time for tipoff. Therefore, there will be no television coverage of tonight's game. The Tar Heel Sports Network will, as always, be available via the usual network affiliates. In addition, the network has arranged to make its radio broadcast available free online. (GoHeels.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 72
Wisconsin: 79
Thu, Mar 26 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Guilford
Fri, Nov 6, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Temple
Fri, Nov 13, 7:00 ET CBSSN Tickets

UNC vs. Fairfield
Sun, Nov 15, 4:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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