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Uni Watch: Ranking the Sweet 16 uniforms, from UNC to A&M

1. North Carolina: As good as it gets, right? The Carolina blue, the school name framing the chest number, the argyle trim on the sides -- that's how it's done. They'd be better off without the sublimated design on the back, which often looks like a sweat stain, but that's the only quibble here. Well done. (ESPN.com)

Paige-Ferrell matchup and Indiana injury updates

Indiana Point guard Yogi Ferrell will have another high profile position battle with UNC's Marcus Paige. Ferrell played against Paige in high school on the AAU circuit. Indiana coach Tom Crean described the status of Robert Johnson for Friday’s game as “iffy” after the guard re-injured his left ankle. Indiana's Juwan Morgan (shoulder injury) has been practicing this week . (Inside the Hall)

More to UNC’s 3-point defense than statistics

North Carolina's biggest problem against Indiana might not be a problem at all when the teams meet in the Sweet 16 on Friday in Philadelphia. At least that’s what Marcus Paige’s most recent reading material indicates. As the senior guard sat in the Student Union on Tuesday, he started Googling information about 3-point field goal defense. (Daily Tar Heel)

Fun-loving Tar Heels are as motivated as they are loose

Amid the serious questions about UNC’s East Region semifinal opponent Indiana, 3-point shooting defense and small lineups, we learned that Marcus Paige’s favorite snack is popcorn, Brice Johnson is a lot more laid back in the locker room than he is after a dunk and Theo Pinson “never has to be congratulated, because he’s always congratulating himself.” (Wilmington Star News)

Theo Pinson Leads Tar Heels In Personality

Theo Pinson has been a jack of all trades, giving UNC a mixture of scoring, rebounding, passing and defense. But perhaps his most valuable asset is his mouth, something Justin Jackson said he might use a little too much sometimes. “You do nothing but have fun with him,” Jackson said. “Sometimes you want him to just sit down and not say anything.” (Chapelboro.com)

Tar Heels’ goals go well beyond Sweet 16

When North Carolina defeated Arkansas to advance to the Sweet 16 last season, there was almost a sense of relief for the Tar Heels. Not a single one of the team’s starters at the time had made it past the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. When UNC couldn’t get past No. 1 seed Wisconsin just days later in the regional semifinal, the campaign was still mostly considered a success given that it was the deepest run the program had seen in three years. (Today's U)

Roy Williams Pre-Sweet 16 Press Conference Quotes & Video

How much do emotional players like Brice Johnson and Theo Pinson change the personality of your team? Roy Williams: "I’ve had some weird dudes. Scot Pollard is on that Survivor thing that’s on TV right now. He used to paint his fingernails. Theo is the most enthusiastic player I’ve probably coached in a long time, but I like kids that are different." (Inside Carolina)

Sweet 16 East Region: Preview, Top Players and TV Schedule

The Tar Heels needed a half to wake up against Florida Gulf Coast before pulling away. They then showed their depth and talent in a double-digit win over Providence. The key has been the play of Marcus Paige, who has found his shooting stroke which makes him all the more dangerous. If UNC can get past Indiana, a trip to the Final Four shouldn't be an issue. (Athlon Sports)

Tar Heels say they're winners without taking it all

No shortage of guys on college basketball rosters talk about winning the NCAA Tournament. North Carolina actually is put together to pull it off. "We are built to win one," UNC senior Brice Johnson said. "We have to go out with the intensity to show it. We have to play great defense every night. You have to let the defense control the game for you." (NCAA.com)

When UNC and Indiana last played in Philly

Friday's UNC-Indiana game at the Wells Fargo Center will be the third all-time NCAA Tournament meeting between the powerhouse programs. The first was one of the most famous games in college basketball history: the 1981 national championship game at the Spectrum. That historic contest became just as famous for events off the court as for events on it. (Philly.com)

Roy Williams gaining appreciation and confidence in his team

Roy Williams spoke on his newfound appreciation for these Tar Heels and the confidence he is gaining for them as the season and their tournament run progresses. "I'm getting more and more confident with my team every day," Williams said after the Providence win. "I started appreciating this team even more at the end of the season." (Carolina Blue)

Video: Roy Williams Pre-Sweet 16 Press Conference

North Carolina coach Roy Williams speaks to the media prior to the Tar Heels' game against Indiana in the 2016 Sweet 16. View Video...

Video: Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson Pre-Sweet 16 Press Conference

North Carolina's Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson speak to the media prior to the Tar Heels' game against Indiana in the 2016 Sweet 16. View Video...

Video: Joel Berry, Justin Jackson Pre-Sweet 16 Press Conference

North Carolina's Joel Berry and Justin Jackson speak to the media prior to the Tar Heels' game against Indiana in the 2016 Sweet 16. View Video...

Statistical breakdown: Hoosiers and Tar Heels

Indiana and North Carolina are set to face off Friday night in the Sweet Sixteen, the first meeting between the two teams in the postseason since 1984. This season, the teams have posted similar numbers on both offense and defense, but we’re diving into the numbers a little bit more in advance of Friday’s game. (Carolina Blue)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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