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Box Score: North Carolina 93, Syracuse 83

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 93-83 win over Syracuse in Chapel Hill on Monday. (View Box Score)

Vince Carter's Best NBA Dunks in Honor of Vinsanity's 38th Birthday (video)

In honor of Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter's birthday, here's a highlight reel of the best dunks that Vinsanity has thrown down in his 17-year NBA career. Nobody will ever forget Carter dunking over 7'2" Frenchman Frederic Weis in the 2000 Summer Olympics. That is arguably the greatest dunk ever. However, he's not a one-hit wonder. (Bleacher Report)

Injuries test UNC’s growing toughness

Granted, Roy Williams can coach. The man’s in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Now, one thing he said he shouldn’t have to coach is effort. And one thing Williams couldn’t have coached so far this season is the toughening of his North Carolina squad — not the way that armor has materialized for the Tar Heels. Sometimes a guy’s hand is forced (Durham Herald-Sun)

North Carolina-Syracuse Preview

UNC has overcome a rash of injuries while extending its winning streak, though that lack of depth could become an issue during an upcoming difficult stretch. With two of the NCAA's winningest active coaches on the sidelines, Roy Williams and his 13th-ranked Tar Heels can earn their sixth straight win Monday by dealing Jim Boeheim and visiting Syracuse a third loss in four games. (FOX Sports)

Preview & Prediction: #13 UNC vs Syracuse

With UNC facing a road trip to Louisville on Saturday then hosting #2 Virginia next Monday, this is another "take care of business" type of game. The Heels are favored by double digits both in Vegas and according to KenPom. This is also a home game and one UNC can ill afford to lose given the toughness of the schedule going forward. Prediction: UNC 73, Syracuse 62 (Tar Heel Blog)

Watch Theo Pinson "Jump Around" With a Broken Foot

A simple ankle injury will not stop Theo Pinson from jumping around. Before every North Carolina tip-off, the famous song “Jump Around” blares from the Dean E. Smith Center’s speakers. Ever since Danny Green was in Carolina blue, a player on the bench has usually done a little dance while the students jump up and down with the music. (Keeping It Heel)

North Carolina has attempted fewest 3-pointers in ACC play, will test Syracuse zone in other ways

The Tar Heels have taken the fewest number of 3-point shots in the ACC (in league play). And Marcus Paige has taken almost half of them. Paige is 18-of-40 (45 percent) from the 3-point line in league games. The rest of the UNC team shoots a combined 11-of-42 (26 percent). The challenge for Syracuse will be containing the Tar Heels in transition and dealing with their revolving line of big men. (Syracuse.com)

Lucas: Tar Heels Face Zone Challenge

On multiple occasions this season, UNC has encountered teams that want to dabble in zone defense. That’s the standard belief of the best way to defeat a Tar Heel team that currently ranks ninth in the ACC in three-point shooting percentage (32.0%). Tonight, however, Carolina encounters the master of that particular defense, as Syracuse makes the program’s first ever visit to Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Host 'Cuse On Big Monday

UNC returns to the Smith Center for ESPN’s Big Monday against Syracuse, looking for its sixth ACC win in a row and 11th in 12 games overall. The 15th-ranked Tar Heels and the Orange will tipoff just after 7 p.m., with Syracuse making its first appearance in Chapel Hill. ESPN will televise the game nationally. Sean McDonough, Shane Battier and Allison Williams will have the call. (GoHeels.com)

5 things to watch for as Syracuse basketball plays at North Carolina

Whoever coined the phrase "time heals all wounds" never had to play a Saturday-Monday turnaround in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Syracuse suffered a disappointing 66-62 loss to Miami on Saturday at the Carrier Dome. The Orange has less than 48 hours to get over that loss before facing the No. 15-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels at the Dean E. Smith Center on Monday night. (Syracuse.com)

Managing their minutes: Reduced bench means more for some Tar Heels

With more playing time for a core group of UNC players, the Tar Heels say it’s imperative that they play smart when they’re playing a lot. Justin Jackson logged 34 minutes Saturday against Florida State after playing the entire second half in the previous game against Wake Forest. This extra time for some players has developed because injuries have reduced the cast of reserves available. (Burlington Times News)

Reggie Bullock Holds No Grudges After Trade

Reggie Bullock had a feeling something might be up when Doc Rivers went with a particularly short bench in Portland, though he wasn’t sure what was about to occur. There were no hard feelings on Bullock’s part when a day later, the Clippers, Suns and Celtics worked out a three-team deal that would send Bullock to the Suns and Austin Rivers to the Clippers. (NBA.com)

Tale of the Tape: UNC vs Syracuse

Syracuse and its zone defense comes to Chapel Hill bringing with it a decent defense. Syracuse is holding teams to a eFG% of 43.5%, 29.3% from three, 43.3% from two, blocking 15.1% of opponents shots and a steal% of 12.4. In ACC play Syracuse is ranked between 2nd and 5th in all those categories. The Orange's 97.9 overall defensive efficiency in ACC play is 2nd in the league behind Virginia. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Basketball Stat Comparison After 20 Games

The Tar Heels are now 20 games into the season with a record of 16-4. Let's look at how the numbers compare to same point last season. Some of these numbers are improvements over the 13-7 team of last season and some are virtually the same. The three point shooting is the same as is the defensive rebounding rate. (Tar Heel Blog)

Previewing Syracuse

No. 15 North Carolina has a quick turnaround for the second time this month when it hosts Syracuse on Monday, roughly 48 hours after its win over Florida State on Saturday. Tip off at the Smith Center is set for 7 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN. Syracuse enters Monday’s contest with a 14-6 (5-2 ACC) record. The Orange need to pile up conference wins while they can. (Inside Carolina)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Hawaii
Fri, Nov 18, TBD

UNC @ Indiana
Wed, Nov 30, TBD

UNC vs. Kentucky
Sat, Dec 17, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(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
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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