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UNC's Roy Williams chosen for WNC Sports Hall of Fame

Now, at age 64, ol' Roy has been called home again, to be recognized and honored for a lifetime of success and achievement in the game he loved so much he would sneak into a Biltmore gym as a kid to shoot baskets. Williams will be the guest speaker and lone inductee into the WNC Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 54th WNC Sports Awards Banquet May 17 at Omni Grove Park Inn. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Hobbled Tar Heels hold off Seminoles

UNC beat Florida State 78-74 in the Smith Center. The Tar Heels are No. 15 in The Associated Press Top 25. The unranked Seminoles gave them plenty to deal with, especially Rathan-Mayes. After the game, Williams wasn’t sure how to pronounce Rathan-Mayes’ name, but the coach sure knew who he was. Rathan-Mayes was easy to spot on the floor. He was the one with the torch. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Lucas: Anger Management

The knock on Brice Johnson is that he thrives when things are good, but sometimes struggles when faced with adversity. Against the ‘Noles, he played against a team that is known for physical defense, encountered some struggles, and played straight through it. The difference is in how he reacts when he recognizes that he’s on the edge. “It’s how I motivate myself,” Johnson said. “I amp myself up." (GoHeels.com)

Wounded Tar Heels survive Florida State

The 78-74 win puts the Tar Heels at 6-1 in the ACC, tied for second place-with Syracuse coming to Chapel Hill Monday night. But it will likely be at least another week before any of the Tar Heels’ “walking wounded” return to the court. Joel Berry, out with a groin injury, is the closest to returning, but he won’t be evaluated for a possible return to practice until at least Wednesday. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Offense Fueling UNC Winning Streak

UNC (16-4, 6-1 ACC) jumped out to an 18-11 lead over Florida State by scoring on nine of its first 13 possessions. The Tar Heels connected on seven of their first 12 field goal attempts and scored two points off one of those misses to average 1.385 points per possession. Five Tar Heels scored and three players combined for five assists during that opening eight-minute stretch. (Inside Carolina)

UNC-FSU Postgame Quotes

Roy Williams: "We got the ‘W,’ it was a weird game at times but we did some nice things. Our execution on offense at the end, and also defensively, I thought we played well at times. But boy, [Xavier] Rathan-Mayes, we held him scoreless without a field for about four or five minutes, but all of a sudden in the last 30 seconds he made three of four of them in a row. He was a difficult guy for us to guard." (GoHeels.com)

UNC-Florida State Postgame Notes

The Tar Heels lead the series against Florida State, 47-12. The Tar Heels committed a season-low five turnovers (previous low was six at Clemson). The five turnovers are the fewest by Carolina in Roy Williams’ 415 games as the Tar Heels’ head coach. Roy Williams has won 740 games. He is one win behind John Chaney who is 16th in NCAA history. (GoHeels.com)

Recap & Analysis: UNC 78 Florida State 74

"It was a weird game." That has become Roy Williams' go-to phrase to describe UNC of late and it certainly fits. The Tar Heels played well enough offensively but had to survive an onslaught from FSU's Xavier Rathan-Mayes to squeeze out a 78-74 win. Rathan-Mayes' 35 points were the most by an opposing player in the Dean Smith Center since J.J. Redick scored 35 in 2006. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Roy Williams Post-FSU Press Conference

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams addresses the media following the Tar Heels' 78-74 win over Florida State on January 24, 2015. View Video...

Video: UNC-Florida State Game Highlights

View complete game highlights from North Carolina's 78-74 ACC win over Florida State Saturday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

No. 15 North Carolina holds off Florida State 78-74 in ACC

Brice Johnson had 18 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 15 North Carolina beat Florida State 78-74 on Saturday. Marcus Paige scored 19 points to lead the Tar Heels, who won their fifth straight league game. The Tar Heels led nearly all day, though they struggled to put the game away and ended up doing enough to hang on down the stretch against freshman Xavier Rathan-Mayes and the Seminoles. (ESPN.com)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Florida State

That's one of the least close-feeling games that was actually close that you'll ever see. Florida State made it a one possession game with under a minute to play, but you never got the feeling in the Smith Center that it was that close a game. The Tar Heels didn't make it especially attractive, but they at least got the win facing plenty of adversity. (GoHeels.com)

Video: J.P. Tokoto's Chase-Down Block vs FSU

UNC junior J.P. Tokoto shows off his athleticism as he hustles back on the break for the big chase-down block against Florida State on January 24, 2015. View Video...

Box Score: North Carolina 78, Florida State 74

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 78-74 win over Florida State Saturday in Chapel Hill: (View Box Score)

Williams wants better rebounding when UNC faces FSU

The reason North Carolina was playing zone defense during the Tar Heels' win at Wake Forest the other night is because starters Marcus Paige, J.P. Tokoto and Kennedy Meeks were in foul trouble early in the second half. UNC coach Roy Williams was trying to put them in positions to keep their hands to themselves. (Durham Herald-Sun)

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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