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Indiana coach Tom Crean discusses UNC matchup

Indiana coach Tom Crean was a guest on the Dan Dakich Show on 1070 The Fan Monday and was asked for his thoughts on Friday’s opponent, North Carolina: "North Carolina is at another level (in transition) because they have so many forwards that can run. We can’t get caught up in matchups, we’ve got to get caught up in making sure that the ball is in front of us." (Inside the Hall)

Tar Heels silence Friars’ "cute" trash talk

UNC proved two points to the Friars: That the team really isn’t all that soft and that talk is cheap. The Tar Heels surged with a soul-crushing second-half run on their way to an 85-66 victory to earn a return trip to the Sweet 16. Now the talk will be about the first UNC-Indiana NCAA tournament meeting since the Hoosiers ended Michael Jordan’s career in 1984. (Raleigh & Company)

Re-seeding the Sweet 16 teams in the tournament

2. North Carolina (East). Right now UNC is No. 5 in points per possession, No. 10 in points per possession allowed. The Tar Heels got tested in both of their games against Florid Gulf Coast and Providence but wound up making it academic in the second half of each. The Heels won their first two by an average of 17.5 points. They are the easy choice for No. 2. (CBS Sports)

East region reset: North Carolina still on top, but unconvincing

There’s plenty of reason to buy stock in UNC. Its front line, led by forwards Isaiah Hicks, Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks, remains one of the best in basketball. The frontcourt has taken pressure off a well-rounded backcourt featuring guards Marcus Paige and Joel Berry Jr. But keep an eye on the Tar Heels’ inability to put together a 40-minute game. (Sports Illustrated)

Audio: Antawn Jamison’s biggest regret is not winning a national title at UNC

Former UNC star Antawn Jamison recently discussed his thoughts on this year’s Tar Heel team, his relation with Vince Carter and memories of the ACC Tournament. During the conversation, he shared his biggest regret. “There’s only one thing that if I could go back in life and do over, it would be that junior year at North Carolina,” the former NBA standout said. (ACC Sports Journal)

2005, part 2?

Eleven years ago, give or take a week, UNC fans were in an uproar. North Carolina, despite winning the ACC Regular Season and being generally regarded as one of the two best teams in the country, was "rewarded" with a 1-seed and what appeared to be an incredibly difficult draw. But then they actually played the games; and the results should seem eerily familiar. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels deliver at defensive end, too

In the matchup with Providence’s Kris Dunn, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound explosive point guard, it was sophomore wing Justin Jackson making things difficult for Dunn in the second half. UNC's next task defensively is to stop Indiana, led by senior point guard Yogi Ferrell. As for who among the Tar Heels will guard Ferrell, the possibilities and combinations are vast. (Burlington Times News)

Predicting what we can about the Sweet 16 field

Four ACC teams in the Final Four: Duke, North Carolina, Miami and Virginia. It’s possible. But even more riveting would be Duke, UNC, Virginia and longtime ACC power Maryland. It’s tantalizing to imagine the Terrapins facing former rivals Duke and then UNC in the Final Four, though I think those rivalries pale compared to what Maryland-Nebraska has become. (Sports Illustrated)

Tipoff Time & TV Announced For UNC-Indiana Game

Top-seeded North Carolina will meet fifth-seeded Indiana in an NCAA Tournament East Regional semifinal at approximately 9:57 p.m. on Friday night March 25 in Philadelphia. TBS will televise both games nationally, with Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Steve Smith (analyst) and Dana Jacobson (reporter) on the call. (GoHeels.com)

Seniors Brice Johnson, Marcus Paige push Tar Heels to the Sweet 16

A season ago, Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige entered the NCAA Tournament hoping to make it to the second weekend. They accomplished the feat, but fell to Wisconsin in the Sweet 16. Now, the Tar Heels are back, preparing to face Indiana on Friday in Philadelphia. But this year, advancing this far — and further — is expected. “We’re not done,” Paige said. (Daily Tar Heel)

Band members from UNC, Providence hold March dance-off

Welcome to the big dance. No, not the NCAA Tournament. An actual dance-off between the North Carolina and Providence bands broke out during halftime of Saturday night's game. The Tar Heels might have beaten the Friars 85-66 to advance to the Sweet 16, but both bands showed off enough sweet moves to deserve their own "One Shining Moment" montage. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Williams, Tar Heels avoid a nightmare

North Carolina saw its future flash before its eyes late Saturday night and must now come face to face with its past. A game that ended long after Roy Williams’ bedtime, an 85-66 Carolina win over Providence in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, brought back a long-buried nightmare. (Greensboro News & Record)

North Carolina vs. Indiana: Sweet 16 viewing guide

Indiana turns the ball over on one out of every five possessions and doesn’t get to the line with any kind of consistency. Ordinarily, those would be fatal flaws for an offense, but the Hoosiers are one of the best shooting teams in the country — fifth in 3-point percentage and sixth in two-point percentage. (Greensboro News & Record)

Senior difference makers make these Tar Heels a different team

Nobody had to tell Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson it was time to take over midway through the second half against the Friars. They instinctively knew what their team needed at a critical juncture of the game. Together, the two most experienced Tar Heels lifted their teammates onto their shoulders and carried them into the Sweet 16 next week in Philadelphia. (Wilmington Star News)

Intensity Will Pave the Road to the Final Four

Brice Johnson had enough of him and his team being called too soft to be great. He was tired of hearing that they lacked the passion and toughness to win a championship. So, he rejected Kyron Cartwright’s shot all the way back to Chapel Hill as a reminder that the Tar Heels are in complete control. “We’re still here,” Johnson said. (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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