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If North Carolina D and Marcus Paige play like this, be afraid, America

There’s Good Carolina and there’s Bad Carolina. Say hello to Scary Carolina for all 40 minutes. See North Carolina play volleyball at the rim while rolling big, long, athletic bodies at will. Watch the Tar Heels defend with energy like their shorts are on fire. Marvel at North Carolina handing Notre Dame, the defending ACC tournament champions, the most lopsided ACC tournament semifinal loss ever. (CBS Sports)

Previewing Virginia

Virginia enters Saturday’s contest with a 26-6 (13-5 ACC) record. The Cavaliers have won their last four games since topping UNC on Feb. 27. After grinding out a road win at Clemson, Bennett’s squad throttled No. 14 Louisville, 68-48, in its regular season finale. Virginia has seven wins over ranked opponents, including Friday’s win over No. 11 Miami. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Marcus Paige's Big Plays vs. Notre Dame in ACC Semi-final Win

Some big shots from Marcus Paige helped the Tar Heels dismantle Note Dame in the ACC Tournament semi-final. A finals showdown with Virginia awaits. View Video...

Tar Heels seek revenge in ACC Tournament final

North Carolina's 31-point win against Notre Dame was a result of the Tar Heels strongest performance all year. “For 40 minutes, that’s the best we’ve played," Theo Pinson said. It was a well-rounded showing shamelessly rooted in revenge. “They’d beaten us the last three times we played them," Marcus Paige said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Tar Heels Run Past Fighting Irish

With his frontcourt in early foul trouble, Roy Williams elected to play small ball against Notre Dame and was rewarded with an 18-0 run to close the first half and cement UNC’s record 34th appearance in the ACC Tournament finals. “We could make our travel plans at halftime,” Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey said following his team’s 78-47 loss. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Ready To Write

In the locker room, it finally sank in. On the court, it had happened so fast that you almost couldn’t absorb it. Right about the time the Verizon Center crowd was steeling itself for the kind of back-and-forth battle that has been a trademark of recent Notre Dame-UNC games, the Tar Heels absolutely dismantled a good Fighting Irish club. (GoHeels.com)

Motivated by past losses, UNC shows fire and commitment in lopsided win

Justin Jackson wouldn't let go. UNC wouldn't let up. The Tar Heels spent most of the season failing to quiet concerns about their toughness and defensive commitment. As the easy-going Jackson twirled around with Notre Dame's Matt Ryan and refused to relinquish his grip on a tied-up ball Friday , UNC had the look of a no-more-mister-nice-guy-team. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC 78, Notre Dame 47: What Did We Just Watch?

UNC came to not just win but dominate the game. Too many times this season, UNC has allowed itself to be dictated to on both ends of the floor. That wasn't the case here. More than that, UNC showed no signs of backing down as illustrated by Justin Jackson refusing to give up the ball to Notre Dame's Matt Ryan in a tie up. (Tar Heel Blog)

North Carolina plays the heavy — because it is. Ask Notre Dame.

The most daunting force in college basketball weighs 1,205 pounds and comprises 32 feet 4 inches. It cares not for trends nor complexity. It can operate with skill, but its weapon of choice is brute strength. It wears argyle and its very own shade of light blue. It is UNC’s convoy of big men, and Friday night it delivered a showcase of might. (Washington Post)

Video: James Worthy Interview

Former UNC great James Worthy met with the media Friday evening to discuss his career at UNC, the NBA, Dean Smith, Michael Jordan and more. Worthy will be honored along with 14 other former players from current ACC schools at halftime of UNC's game with Notre Dame tonight as part of the league's annual ACC Legends campaign. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Turner's Take: Answers

The Tar Heels can't hold a lead and put together a full 40 minutes. The Tar Heels aren't tough. If Marcus Paige doesn't get it together, the Tar Heels are in trouble. Friday night, the Tar Heels answered three questions that had hounded them all season long. But can they be conference tournament champions? Saturday, they'll have the chance to answer one more. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC's 24-0 Run Puts Notre Dame Away In ACC Tournament Semifinal

UNC went on a 24-0 run against Notre Dame in the 2016 ACC Tournament semifinal that started in the 1st half and carried over into the 2nd half. Watch all the big plays by the Tar Heels in that run from the ACC Digital Network. View Video...

UNC-Notre Dame Postgame Notes

UNC is now 27-6 overall and 95-44 in the ACC Tournament. The 95 wins tie Duke for the most in ACC Tournament history (both schools are 95-44). The Tar Heels will play in the championship game for the fifth time in the last six years and a record 34th time overall. UNC’s 31-point margin of victory is the largest in a semifinal game in ACC Tournament history. (GoHeels.com)

Notre Dame Coach Mike Brey Post-UNC Quotes & Video

Mike Brey: "Let's give a lot of credit to North Carolina. They were fabulous. Their defense was a different level than what we've seen. We really had nowhere to go. There's two games here that we were in a one-possession game with four minutes to go before the half, and we turned it over a bunch. We were able to recover yesterday, but not today." View Video...

Roy Williams Post-Notre Dame Quotes & Audio

Roy Williams: “We feel very fortunate that game yesterday afternoon with the five extra minutes with the overtime, I think it did a lot to take some legs out of Notre Dame. We were fortunate. Today, I don't think they had their legs. They had 17 turnovers. But we played pretty well and happy as we can be to be in the finals." (Inside Carolina)

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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. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

UNC vs. Portland
Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

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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