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Bad News for NC State: Roy Has Been Talking About Last Year's Loss to the Wolfpack

On February 24th, 2014, UNC lost to NC State 59-46 at home. It was the first home loss to NCSU during the Roy Williams era and the fewest number of points scored by UNC in the Dean Smith Center. Williams was asked if he has mentioned last year's game to the players this week. The answer is "yes" and, according to Marcus Paige, more than once. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels Host Wolfpack Saturday

North Carolina (15-2, 4-0 ACC) will look to extend its eight-game winning streak and continue its best ACC start under Roy Williams when it hosts NC State (10-7, 0-4) on Saturday. The Tar Heels and Wolfpack will tip off at 12:01 p.m. in the Smith Center. Dave O’Brien, Dick Vitale, and Allison Williams will call the game for an ESPN national television audience.

North Carolina-NC State Preview

An efficient offense is one of the reasons UNC is off to its best start in ACC play in 15 seasons, but Roy Williams wouldn't mind seeing some improvement on the defensive end. What better way to start than shutting down the league's leading scorer? The fifth-ranked Tar Heels seek a ninth straight victory when Anthony "Cat" Barber and struggling NC State visit Chapel Hill on Saturday. (Yahoo! Sports)

Previewing N.C. State

No. 5 North Carolina returns from a weeklong break looking to avenge last season’s loss to N.C. State at the Smith Center on Saturday. Tip-off is set for noon and will be televised by ESPN. N.C. State enters Saturday’s contest with a 10-7 (0-4 ACC) record. The winless conference mark represents the Wolfpack’s worst start in league play since the 1996-97 season. (Inside Carolina)

Art’s Angle: Happy Birthday, Dean Dome

N.C. State’s visit to Chapel Hill on Saturday marks the 30th birthday of the Dean Smith Center, which opened on the third Saturday in January, 1986, against Duke in what felt like an NCAA Tournament game. Both teams were undefeated – UNC 17-0 and ranked No. 1, Duke 16-0 and No. 3 – and playing on the court for the first time. (Chapelboro.com)

Harrison Barnes Shares His New Year's Resolutions

When Harrison Barnes is healthy and playing starter minutes, the Golden State Warriors are a better basketball team. That's saying something, considering the Warriors currently have a league-best 35-2 record. Still rounding back into game shape after missing 16 games with an ankle injury, the forward hopes to keep the injury behind him in 2016. (Red Bull)

Buzz Peterson's son making name for himself at Charlotte Christian

Charlotte Christian junior Rob Peterson has been around basketball his entire life. His father, Robert Bower Peterson II -- or better known as “Buzz” -- was the 1981 N.C. high school basketball player of the year. The younger Peterson, 17, looks very much like his father and has a similar build at 6-foot-5 and 170 pounds. Like his father, Peterson is developing quite a game. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Sean May, C.B. McGrath Preview UNC-N.C. State Matchup

Sean May speaks with assistant C.B. McGrath about the Tar Heels' upcoming matchup with N.C. State. The Tar Heels take on the Wolfpack on Saturday at Noon January 16, 2016. View Video...

Lucas: Room For Improvement

Carolina sits in first place in the ACC, and with Pittsburgh hosting Louisville tonight, there’s a chance the Tar Heels could be the only undefeated team in the league by the time they host NC State on Saturday at noon. At 4-0 in the league for the first time in the Roy Williams era, it’s easy to feel good about UNC basketball. But here’s a dose of reality: (GoHeels.com)

Brice and Roy: A Love Story

It’s become commonplace among Tar Heel basketball fans over the past four years to ask themselves a similar question before each game. Are we getting “Good Brice” or “Bad Brice?” Perhaps nobody has asked that about senior forward Brice Johnson more than his head coach, Roy Williams—creating a fascinating relationship between them. (Chapelboro.com)

Top 10 College Basketball Coaches Proving Haters Wrong

8. Roy Williams, North Carolina: Those tough road losses to Northern Iowa and Texas seemed to indicate that UNC would miss expectations again. But Brice Johnson looks like a first-team All-American right now and his Tar Heels are undefeated in ACC play. It took some time, but the Tar Heels appear to be the world-beaters most anticipated entering the season. (ESPN.com)

Expect 0-fer-ACC Pack to play hard in Chapel Hill

The noon game Saturday in Chapel Hill finds the Wolfpack struggling – 0-4 and last in the ACC, 10-7 overall and hamstrung by a 7-player rotation that’s painfully short on backcourt personnel. Carolina (4-0, 15-2) began the season ranked No. 1 nationally and has eight straight wins, all except one of which (Georgia Tech) ended in a double-digit victory margin. (WRAL Sports Fan)

John Henson helps give Bucks solid post presence

Greg Monroe and John Henson are giving the Milwaukee Bucks a solid post presence. It certainly was designed to be that way, after the Bucks signed the 6-foot-11 Monroe to a max three-year, $50 million contract in the summer and gave Henson a four-year, $44 million extension during training camp. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Interactive: Test your Tar Heels basketball knowledge

College basketball season is in full swing. How well do you know UNC hoops? Test your knowledge with our weekly interactive quiz and compare your results to other respondents. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Highlighting Former Tar Heels in the NBA

There are currently 16 players on NBA rosters who played college basketball at UNC, including eight who won a national championship as a Tar Heel. Many former UNC players have also gone on to claim an NBA title, including forwards Harrison Barnes and James Michael McAdoo — who both won championship rings with the Golden State Warriors. (Daily Tar Heel)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 92
Butler: 80
Fri, Mar 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Kentucky
Sun, Mar 26, 5:05 ET CBS

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#5 Kentucky0
at #6 UNC0
Sunday 5:05 PM
Monk 20.4 ppg, 2.4 apg; Jackson 18.1 ppg, 2.7 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-430-7
(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 Tech8-1020-15
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23

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