UNC faces an N.C. State team in turmoilTo call it a disappointing season for the NC State Wolfpack may be an understatement. The Wolfpack started the year with incredible hype thanks in large part to returning talent and incoming freshman phenom Dennis Smith Jr., but now, the Wolfpack are 3-10 in ACC play (second to last in the conference) and struggling to stay above .500 on the year. (Carolina Blue)
Theo Pinson's Contributions on Point for UNCWhile the sample size has been small, Theo Pinson’s playing the best basketball of his North Carolina career this season. The Greensboro native is averaging 6.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and one steal per game, while also shooting 43.3 percent, all career highs. Pinson’s maturation as a player has been evident in his play and his stats. (Inside Carolina)
Injury Updates On Isaiah Hicks, Kenny WilliamsUniversity of North Carolina sophomore guard Kenny Williams suffered an injury to his lower right extremity on Tuesday. His playing status for tomorrow night’s game at NC State is unknown. Senior forward Isaiah Hicks practiced this afternoon. His status for the NC State game will be a game time decision. (GoHeels.com)
UNC vs. N.C. State PreviewNo. 10 North Carolina looks to bounce back from its loss at Duke with a win at N.C. State on Wednesday. The game tips at 8 p.m. and will be televised by the ACC Network. Not much is going right for head coach Mark Gottfried in his sixth season in Raleigh. The Wolfpack fell to Wake Forest on Saturday, 88-58, to bring its losing streak to five. (Inside Carolina)
UNC vs. N.C. State: A Game of OppositesNo. 10 North Carolina enters Wednesday’s matchup with N.C. State in contention for the ACC regular season title and a top seed in next month’s NCAA Tournament. The Wolfpack, on the other hand, is battling Boston College to avoid last place in the conference standings. Such is the diversion along Tobacco Road between these bitter rivals. (Inside Carolina)
Roy Williams Pre-NC State Press Conference NotesAs of Tuesday afternoon, Isaiah Hicks' status for the N.C. State game is to be determined. The UNC basketball staff will know more after Tuesday's practice. Roy Williams notes that Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks have both been out of practice this week. Hicks' issue is the hamstring, while Meeks seems more like a resting thing. (Carolina Blue)
Video: Roy Williams Pre-NC State Press ConferenceNorth Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media on Tuesday prior to the Tar Heels' game against NC State on Wednesday in Raleigh.
Video: Joel Berry Pre-NC State Press ConferenceNorth Carolina point guard Joel Berry speaks with the media on Tuesday prior to the Tar Heels' game against NC State on Wednesday in Raleigh.
Chansky’s Notebook: Tall Order At StateThe Tar Heels have to rebound, rebound, rebound at N.C. State. When a team hits rock bottom, with their pride and manhood challenged, there is only one way to go, and that is up. So expect a great game Wednesday from N.C. State, playing at home against the hated rival whose blue uniforms always inflame the Wolfpack and its crowd at the PNC Arena. (Chapelboro.com)
UNC Men's Basketball Visits NC State Wednesday NightNorth Carolina takes to the road for the seventh time in ACC play and the 10th time overall this year on Wednesday at NC State. Game time at PNC Arena is 8 p.m. Roy Williams is 31-3 as a head coach against NC State, including a 5-0 record at Kansas and a 26-3 mark at UNC. The Tar Heels lead the series with NC State, 154-77, winning 20 of the last 22. (GoHeels.com)
Carolina Insider Podcast: UNC Basketball vs. NCSU, Gene ChizikThe North Carolina men's basketball rematch with North Carolina State is upon us, and in the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast, hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas preview Wednesday night's game in Raleigh. The pair also look back at the loss at Duke and examine the resignation of football defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. (GoHeels.com)
Player of the Year Power Rankings: Justin Jackson climbing8. Justin Jackson, UNC: Jackson has been a model of consistency all season, particularly in ACC play. He’s scored at least 16 points in every league game and is second in the ACC in scoring during conference play at 20.1 points. He’s shooting the ball better than he has in his life, and he’s still utilizing a murderous floater game that’s better than anyone in the country. (NBC Sports)
Joel Berry’s Up-and-Down SeasonIt’s hard to argue that junior point guard Joel Berry hasn’t been UNC's most important (if not always its best) player this season. More than any other Tar Heel, the team’s fortunes seem to rise and fall with Berry’s level of performance. Unlike Justin Jackson, who’s been a consistent scoring threat all season long, Berry has been prone to some peaks and valleys. (The Secondary Break)
Michael Jordan helps make peace between Charles Oakley, Knicks owner Jim DolanNBA Commissioner Adam Silver enlisted the aid of Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan to make peace between former NBA star Charles Oakley and New York Knicks owner Jim Dolan. Oakley, a former Knicks star, was thrown out of Madison Square Garden last Wednesday. He was accused of yelling at Dolan during a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. (Charlotte Observer)
Roy Williams Live: Isaiah Hicks's Status TBDIsaiah Hicks remains day-to-day and his status for No. 10 North Carolina’s matchup at N.C. State on Wednesday is yet to be determined, Roy Williams said on his radio show on Monday night. “Hopefully if he can go through the full practice tomorrow, he’ll be able to play Wednesday night,” Williams said. “If he cannot go through the full practice, he won’t.” (Inside Carolina)
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