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Lucas: Repeat Performance

Later this year, we may look back and identify Wednesday night as the exact moment Justin Jackson stopped being a freshman and started being a Carolina basketball player. Not just any moment of his 17-point, three-rebound, two-steal, 6-of-8 shooting night. But this exact point in the game, with Carolina holding a 15-point lead on the road at Wake Forest. (GoHeels.com)

UNC-Wake Forest: Roy Williams Postgame Quotes

Roy Williams: "It was a weird night for us. We were a little low on personnel. We lose Theo [Pinson] and then at the end we lose Nate [Britt], too. Justin Jackson played the entire second half and I think Marcus [Paige] may have played the entire second half. We needed them to do some things like that. It's a tough stretch we’re in, four games in an eight-day period." (Inside Carolina)

It's vintage Carolina with a twist, as zone defense helps offense excel

After Wake Forest's Dinos Mitoglou made an open 3-pointer with six and a half minutes remaining in North Carolina's visit to Joel Coliseum, UNC coach Roy Williams walked toward his bench and waved his arms. "No more," he declared. By that point, a 2-3 zone had served its purpose against the Demon Deacons in an 87-71 loss to the 15th-ranked Tar Heels on Wednesday night. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tar Heels’ injury worries mount after win at Wake Forest

North Carolina walked out of Joel Coliseum after beating Wake Forest 87-71 on Wednesday night, surviving what’s been one of the ACC’s tougher road tests in recent seasons. But with freshman guard Theo Pinson making that walk with a protective boot on his left foot, the No. 15 Tar Heels (15-4 overall, 5-1 ACC) now face some uneasy questions about their health. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC pounds Deacons with inside play

No surprise, North Carolina was supposed to win this one, ranked No. 15 in The Associated Press Top 25 — although UNC coach Roy Williams on Sunday said he wouldn't favor his team to beat anybody, not after the way the Tar Heels played during a win against Virginia Tech. In Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday, the Tar Heels were a load down low against Wake Forest. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Tar Heels Roll on the Road

Forget the records, the point spread and any other pregame preconceptions. No. 15 North Carolina turned in a dominant ACC road win against an improving Wake Forest squad, 87-71, on Wednesday to move to 5-1 in conference play. The Wake Forest team that the Tar Heels (15-4) defeated at Lawrence Joel Coliseum was quite different than the one that lost to Iona and Delaware State in November. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams Wears Air Jordans for a Good Cause

Part of the Coaches vs. Cancer program, Suits and Sneakers Awareness Week calls for college basketball coaches to wear sneakers with their suits on game day to raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer. Being the head coach of Michael Jordan’s alma mater, Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels received a little something special for the occasion. (Sole Collector)

UNC-Wake Forest Postgame Notes

Tonight’s win was the 150th combined ACC regular season and tournament win for Roy Williams, which moves him ahead of Bobby Cremins into fifth place in ACC history. Roy Williams is now 61-32 (.656) on the road in ACC play in his 12 seasons, the second-best percentage in ACC history. Duke’s Vic Bubas is the all-time leader at .667. The Tar Heels lead the series against Wake Forest, 157-66. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC-Wake Forest Game Highlights

View complete game highlights from North Carolina's 87-71 win over Wake Forest on Wednesday night in Winston-Salem. View Video...

Recap & Analysis: UNC 87 Wake Forest 71

UNC overcame a sluggish and sloppy first half to put together it's best offensive half of the season to pull away from Wake Forest for an 87-71 win on the road. This game and especially the second half illustrated how good UNC can be when they fire on all cylinders. The trio of Meeks, Johnson and Jackson scored 52 of UNC's 87 points and had a total of eight missed shots on 30 attempts between them. (Tar Heel Blog)

No. 15 UNC beats Wake Forest 87-71 for 4th straight win

Kennedy Meeks scored 12 of his 16 points after halftime to help No. 15 North Carolina pull away and beat Wake Forest 87-71 on Wednesday. Brice Johnson had 19 points as the other half of a two-headed inside attack that helped the Tar Heels score 50 points in the paint. Freshman Justin Jackson added 17 points as the Tar Heels shot 69 percent after halftime and 60 percent for the game. (ESPN.com)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Wake Forest

As has been well documented, Carolina isn't very good at shooting three-pointers. That held on Wednesday night, as the Tar Heels made just three of nine trifectas. But it doesn't matter how well you shoot the perimeter jumper when you dominate the area within 20 feet of the rim. That's what the Tar Heels did, owning the points in the paint 50-26 and converting two-point shots at over a 65 percent clip. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: North Carolina 87, Wake Forest 71

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 87-71 win over Wake Forest in Winston-Salem on Wednesday: (View Box Score)

James Michael McAdoo's journey to meet expectations

James Michael McAdoo was always supposed to be the player he was for the Warriors Monday afternoon at Oracle Arena. He was expected to be scoring 11 points in a 13-minute span through a series of put-back dunks, transition slams and low-post moves. After all, that was an easy future to foresee for the five-star recruit from Norfolk Christian High School in Virginia in 2011. (KNBR-AM)

North Carolina-Wake Forest Preview

The No. 15 Tar Heels can improve to 3-0 on the road in the ACC for the first time in seven seasons Wednesday night. Though the Deacons have averaged 76.0 points and shot 47.6 percent in the last five games, they rank last in the ACC in scoring defense (69.1 points per game) and defensive field-goal percentage (43.7). (Sports Illustrated)

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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(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
Clemson10-817-14
Pittsburgh9-921-12
Syracuse9-923-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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