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Recap: UNC 96, Miami 71

UNC laid the wood to Miami on the way to a 96-71 win that wasn't even that close. UNC answered any concern about a team headed for a tailspin with a complete game. Both Joel Berry and Marcus Paige hit early jumpers while Brice Johnson continued to play at a high level versus a physical Miami frontline. However, the big spark came from Theo Pinson off the bench. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Brice Johnson Swishes a Full-Court Heave vs. Miami

It didn't count, but it's still awesome! Brice Johnson nails the 80-footer after the halftime buzzer in the game against Miami on February 20, 2016. View Video...

Box Score: North Carolina 96, Miami 71

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 96-71 win over Miami Saturday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

Art’s Angle: Right The Wrong

No question Carolina handed Wednesday night’s game to gritty Duke, the second straight season that has happened and the third time in the last five years. If the Tar Heels don’t give Austin Rivers a chance to win it in 2012 and blow the big lead in Durham a year ago, there are no four straight losses, six of the last seven of 11 of the last 14. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC looks to respond against Miami, set tone for season

UNC is at a crossroads. They have lost three of their last five games and really only have one signature win, the Dec. 1 victory over now No. 2 Maryland. The Tar Heels have a tough stretch ahead of them. Miami on Saturday. At N.C. State on Wednesday. At Virginia next weekend. Syracuse. Then at Duke. (Carolina Blue)

Who Takes The Last Shot For UNC?

Everyone knows by now that Coach Roy Williams stuck to his guns and kept his timeouts in his holster during the last possession against Duke. Guard Joel Berry put up a heavily contested shot and fell short. But let's just say Williams calls a timeout during that hectic last possession. Who does he draw a play up for? Does he set up Marcus Paige, Justin Jackson, or Berry to come off a screen with the option of a jumper or dribble drive? (Carolina Blue)

Preview & Prediction: #5 UNC vs #11 Miami

Under Roy Williams, UNC is 11-3 in the game after a regular-season loss to Duke. The three losses came in the first game of the ACC Tournament. History favors the Tar Heels in this situation, but there is a lot of history and conventional wisdom that hasn't really fit this team. Whether it will now is really guesswork. Prediction: UNC 81, Miami 73 (Tar Heel Blog)

North Carolina vs. Miami Preview

While UNC's late collapse in its highest profile game remains the talk of college basketball, Miami continues to climb the ACC ladder with very little fanfare. The 11th-ranked Hurricanes won't be overlooked anymore during a grueling four-game stretch beginning with Saturday's visit to the No. 5 Tar Heels that gives the winner sole possession of the conference lead. (CBS Sports)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Miami

UNC's "reward" for not getting it done versus Duke and shooting poorly from the perimeter is facing a team ranked 21st in defensive efficiency. In ACC play, Miami is one of just four teams with a defensive efficiency under 100. In short UNC faces a very good defense, though not one that rebounds well with Miami 10th in ACC play in defensive rebounding rate. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC vs. Miami for first place in the ACC, three to know preview

The Hurricanes are a complete team with their defensive efficiency ranking 20th nationally, one spot higher than their offensive efficiency. The defensive anchor is 7-foot, senior Tonye Jekiri, who averages 8.2 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks. UNC will need better shooting from Marcus Paige and Joel Berry, who shot a combined 4-for-22 against Duke. (Fayetteville Observer)

Trailblazers Share Coaching Experiences With UNC Students

UNC students who are interested in careers in coaching got the opportunity Thursday evening to discuss the profession with three Carolina graduates who have risen through its ranks. “A Conversation About Coaching” featured a Q and A with Sharon Couch-Fikes and Phil Ford and was moderated by Harlis Meaders, the Tar Heels’ track and field coach. (GoHeels.com)

UNC’s Toughness Nowhere to be Found in Tight Situations

It wasn’t the first game UNC lost this season when it had the ball in the final minute down just one possession. It also wasn’t the second time. Or the third. The Heels had opportunities to tie or take the lead in the last minute against Northern Iowa, Texas and Notre Dame. They lost all of those contests. It wasn’t even that long ago when it last happened against Wednesday’s opponent. (Today's U)

Tar Heels try to climb out of ACC logjam against Miami

UNC’s late-game collapse against Duke was an emotional shot to the Tar Heels’ system. But for the all-important ACC basketball title race, Saturday’s game was – and remains – more crucial. UNC hosts co-leader Miami, ranked 11th in the nation, in a game that will be a chance for UNC to re-establish itself atop the ACC and prove it can beat a good ACC team. (Greensboro News & Record)

Tar Heels Look To Put The Past Behind Them Against Miami

Saturday, UNC will look to do something they haven’t done all season — beat a ranked ACC team. The Tar Heels take on No. 11 Miami, searching for the win that was so close Wednesday night. Brice Johnson said it would take some time before he got over the loss to Duke, but time is about to run out as guard Sheldon McClellan comes to Chapel Hill. (Chapelboro.com)

Hope and Fear for UNC Basketball

There is a nagging feeling this UNC team is missing something. It could be as simple as shots not falling from the perimeter or as a complicated as a team struggling with identity and/or leadership. Roy Williams likes to say "everything looks better then the ball is going in the basket," so solving the former goes a long way towards getting this team on track. (Tar Heel Blog)

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

UNC vs. TBD
Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

UNC vs. TBD
Fri, Nov 24, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(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
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23

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