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Roy Williams has words for Smith Center crowd after win against Tennessee

In the wake of UNC’s 73-71 win against Tennessee on Sunday, coach Roy Williams praised the crowd at the Smith Center. It came nearly two weeks after Williams vented to reporters about the venue’s often sleepy atmosphere. “Today the Smith Center crowd was one hundred times better than the head coach and I appreciate that,” Williams said. (Fayetteville Observer)

Lucas: Brandon From Douglas County

While playing probably his most complete game as a Tar Heel, Brandon Robinson scored six points, grabbed three rebounds and handed out three assists. But the freshman set a mark that may never be broken. In a ten-minute postgame interview, he thanked nine different individuals plus the Smith Center crowd, giving him a one thank-per-minute ratio. (GoHeels.com)

Tony Bradley's Length Alters Game for UNC

Tennessee guard Lamonte Turner rushed the ball down the court and lofted the ball towards the rim for a game-tying layup. The ball had little chance of reaching its destination, as Tony Bradley and his 7-foot-4 wingspan were in position for the block. For the freshman center, those final moments were a blur. “It happened pretty fast,” Bradley said after UNC’s 73-71 win. (Inside Carolina)

UNC-Tennessee Postgame Notes

The 15-point comeback is UNC’s largest since 2/17/14 when UNC rallied from a 21-6 deficit at Florida State to win, 81-75. The eight-point halftime deficit is the largest in a UNC win since 3/12/11 when UNC trailed Clemson, 38-28, but won 92-87. The Tar Heels are now 191-17 against non-conference opponents in the Smith Center, including 103-6 under Roy Williams. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams Post-Tennessee Quotes

Roy Williams: “We got a good start early in the second half, got some turnovers and got it back and made it a basketball game. And then we made a couple of plays at the end. Brandon [Robinson] got a big tip-in, [Justin] Jackson had a big drive, Nate [Britt] had a big drive. I told Rick [Barnes] I felt like it was the luckiest I’ve been as a head coach in 1,003 games. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Players Post-Tennessee Interviews

Several North Carolina basketball players spoke with the media following the Tar Heels' 73-71 win over Tennessee on Sunday in Chapel Hill. Here are their video interviews: Tony Bradley, Kenny Williams, Nate Britt, Brandon Robison

Joel Berry II’s value shows as No. 7 North Carolina survives Tennessee

No. 7 UNC survived a serious upset bid Sunday, outlasting Tennessee 73-71 thanks to a game-saving blocked shot from freshman big man Tony Bradley. Bradley finished with 10 points and 10 boards off the bench and Nate Britt had 11 points, seven assists and five steals, while Kenny Williams led the way with 12 points. Here are three things we learned. (NBC Sports)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Tennessee Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams spoke with the media following the Tar Heels' 73-71 win over the Tennessee Volunteers on Sunday in Chapel Hill. Read More...

UNC comes back to defeat Tennessee, 73-71

The No. 7 North Carolina men's basketball team defeated Tennessee, 73-71, in the Smith Center on Sunday. The Tar Heels trailed by as many as 15, but were able to come back to pick up their 10th win of the season. Sunday's game against Tennessee shows the Tar Heels could be in trouble if Joel Berry comes back from his ankle injury later than expected. (Daily Tar Heel)

No. 7 North Carolina gets late block, edges Tennessee 73-71

Freshman Tony Bradley Jr. blocked a shot in the final seconds and No. 7 North Carolina overcame a 15-point deficit to beat Tennessee 73-71 Sunday. Justin Jackson scored the go-ahead basket with 2:14 left for the Tar Heels (10-1) and freshman Brandon Robinson added a key tip-in with 52.4 seconds left. North Carolina shot just 40 percent. (Associated Press)

Video: Game Highlights - UNC Rallies Past Tennessee, 73-71

Tony Bradley (10 points, 10 rebounds) came up with the clutch block on the final possession to secure North Carolina's 73-71 victory over Tennessee on December 11, 2016. Read More...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Tennessee

It wasn't pretty, but those are the types of games teams will lose in December when playing without two starters. UNC weathered a poor first half, horrendous outside shooting (2-for-17 from 3) and terrific shooting from Robert Hubbs III (9-of-11) and still managed to pull out a 73-71 win over Tennessee. Tar Heel freshmen bailed out the upperclassmen in that one. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Seventh Woods Spin Move vs. Tennessee

UNC freshman Seventh Woods comes down the court and shakes his defender with this beauty of a spin move and the bucket against Tennessee on December 11, 2016. Read More...

Box Score: North Carolina 73, Tennessee 71

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 73-71 win over the Tennessee Volunteers on Sunday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

Tar Heels pledge to play better

North Carolina players vowed to play better after their last game so the first test of that comes Sunday against Tennessee. “We definitely have to go back to the drawing board,” forward Kennedy Meeks said, referring to an 83-74 victory against Davidson. (Burlington Times-News)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 93
Louisville: 76
Sat, Feb 17 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Syracuse
Wed, Feb 21, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Miami
Tue, Feb 27, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Duke
Sat, Mar 3, 8:15 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Georgia Tech0
at #1 UVA0
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Okogie 18.6 ppg, 2.2 apg; Guy 15.2 ppg, 1.5 apg;
at #5 Duke0
Wednesday 9:00 PM
Adel 15.7 ppg, 2.9 apg; Bagley III 21.2 ppg, 1.7 apg;
#10 UNC0
at Syracuse0
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Maye 18.4 ppg, 2.5 apg; Battle 19.9 ppg, 1.8 apg;
#15 Clemson0
at Virginia Tech0
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Reed 15.6 ppg, 3.4 apg; Robinson 13.7 ppg, 5.6 apg;
Wake Forest0
at Pitt0
Wednesday 9:00 PM
Crawford 17.0 ppg, 5.0 apg; Wilson-Frame 12.8 ppg, 1.5 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia13-123-2
(5) Duke10-422-5
(10) North Carolina10-521-7
(15) Clemson9-520-6
NC State9-619-9
Virginia Tech8-618-8
(25) Florida State8-719-8
Boston College6-917-12
Notre Dame6-916-12
Georgia Tech4-1011-16
Wake Forest3-1210-17

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