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No. 12 No. Carolina looks to rebound vs. Pittsburgh

No. 12 North Carolina and Pittsburgh are hurting after their most recent games. It's just that degree of suffering for these teams looks vastly different as they go into Tuesday's ACC matchup at the Smith Center. First-place UNC had its seven-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Miami. "We have some major wounds that need to be healed," Roy Williams said Monday. (Yahoo! Sports)

Gameday: Pitt at No. 12 North Carolina

Losers of its past six contests, Pitt embarks on perhaps its most difficult two-game stretch of the season with road games against North Carolina and Duke in the span of five days. In the hours leading up to tip-off tonight against the Tar Heels, let's take a look at some facts and figures, as well as TV and radio information, heading into the matchup. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Q&A with Mitch Kupchak

He’s seen them all come and go. He played with some of them, on championship teams in Washington (1978) and Los Angeles (1985). And for 23 years, Mitch Kupchak has been tasked with keeping the Los Angeles Lakers relevant, filled with stars and always on the brink of another title as the team’s general manager. (NBA.com)

Do recent losses reveal March weaknesses for UNC men's basketball?

Let’s take a look at North Carolina’s three worst losses — at Indiana on Nov. 30, at Georgia Tech on Dec. 31 and at Miami on Jan. 28 and see what similarities exist between the losses. Then, let’s see if the weakness is a concern in March, when things really start to heat up for the college basketball season. (Daily Tar Heel)

Know Your Opponent: Pitt

What makes Pitt dangerous is the scoring tandem of Jamel Artis and Michael Young. The senior duo scores almost 53 percent of the team's points, as both average over 20 points per contest. Artis has been especially dangerous, and he can beat you from all over the court. In ACC play he's made 49 percent of his shots from deep. Sheldon Jeter is Pitt's top rebounder. (GoHeels.com)

Marcus Ginyard On The Power of Pinson

If you’ve watched the Tar Heels, and of course if you’re a fan, you can’t help but root for Theo Pinson. He makes it easy to love him. He makes plays and he leaves his heart on the court. He’s been dubbed the “Energy Guy,” “Lightning Rod” and “Stat Stuffer,” among other things. Whatever we call him, he’s got “it.” That something that takes this Carolina squad to elite status. (Chapelboro.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Football Schedule, UNC-Miami Basketball

Review the newly-released 2017 football schedule and recap North Carolina men's basketball loss at Miami in the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas break down the 2017 schedule, including seven home games. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

Three to know: Pittsburgh at No. 12 North Carolina

UNC point guard Joel Berry has been the Tar Heels’ most consistent producer this season, averaging 14.8 points, 3.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game. But in Saturday’s 77-62 loss at Miami, Berry struggled. Berry has faced the Panthers three times, winning the last two. In those meetings, he’s averaged 13.6 points and 3.6 assists while going 13-22 from the field. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC's Roy Williams Live: Tracking Points Per Possession

Dean Smith, who majored in mathematics at Kansas, was one of the pioneers of in-depth statistical analysis that has grown increasingly popular in recent decades across all levels of sport. Points per possession was a Smith staple, and Roy Williams tracked the stat at UNC home games during the start of his career in the 1970s. It remains a staple for Williams. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Look To Rebound vs. Pitt

North Carolina opens a two-game homestand when the Tar Heels host Pitt on Tuesday at 7 pm. Pitt is 12-9 overall, 1-7 in the ACC. The Panthers opened league play with an overtime loss to Notre Dame, then beat Virginia before losing their next six games. The Panthers feature Jamel Artis and Michael Young, who rank first and third in the ACC in scoring. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball's Best Defensive Performances

Astute readers may have noticed that the last three games have been among UNC’s four worst defensive outings of the season (better only than the Malik Monk-fueled Kentucky outburst in Las Vegas). After a fairly consistent (and above-average) first 20 games of the season, the Tar Heels have been trending in the wrong direction in terms of defensive efficiency. (The Secondary Break)

Warriors’ James Michael McAdoo bides time, enjoys minutes

In his third season with the Warriors, James Michael McAdoo needs merely a glance at the upcoming matchup to determine whether he will play meaningful minutes. The only way he cracks the rotation is if the game plan calls for a big man capable of guarding multiple positions. The likelihood of getting an extended run doesn’t affect McAdoo’s approach. (San Francisco Gate)

Tar Heels looking for healing

Even with a mostly splendid month of January, there’s some pain for North Carolina’s basketball team, most of it rather fresh. “We have some major wounds that need to be healed,” Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said Monday, referring to a misery-filled loss Saturday at Miami. Tonight the Tar Heels take on a Pittsburgh team that’s in a six-game losing streak. (Burlington Times News)

Game Changers fascinating account of Dean Smith, Charlie Scott and turbulent Chapel Hill in the ‘60s

As someone who grew up in a Franklin Street house and was a member of a church that included people who transformed Chapel Hill, Art Chansky’s book Game Changers was a fascinating read. Reading how the key players changed Chapel Hill in the 1960s, pushing for social change, made me proud. Basketball, of course, provides the main two storylines. (Raleigh & Company)

UNC vs. Pittsburgh Preview

No. 12 North Carolina looks to start a new winning streak on Tuesday against Pittsburgh following Saturday's loss at Miami. The game tips at 7 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN2. Kevin Stallings’s squad has a 1-7 record in the ACC and is riding a conference-worst six-game losing streak. The games have been a mixed bag during the slide. (Inside Carolina)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

UNC @ Elon
Fri, Nov 9, TBD

UNC vs. Stanford
Mon, Nov 12, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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