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Tale of the Tape: UNC vs Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech's numbers are clear indicators why the Hokies are 0-3 in the ACC. The offense and defensive numbers are highly suspect and the rebounding, especially on the defensive end, is bottom of the barrel. The Hokies are 337th in defensive rebounding rate and will be facing the #2 team in the country in offensive rebounding. That likely won't end well for the Hokies. (Tar Heel Blog)

Three to know – Virginia Tech at No. 15 North Carolina

Virginia Tech was picked to finish last in the ACC . Thus far, the prediction may prove correct. The Hokies’ eight wins have all come at home and against teams who don’t reside in power conferences. The Hokies are currently riding a four-game losing streak in which only one game – a surprising 68-66 nail-biter at Syracuse – was particularly close. (Fayetteville Observer)

Reggie Bullock finds good fit with Phoenix

Reggie Bullock knew he was about to be moved from the Los Angeles Clippers. That scenario could have gone a lot of ways but heading across the Sonoran Desert to Phoenix was a relief for the second-year player. For a young player looking to carve out his niche as a 3-point shooter and defender, he would be hard-pressed to be in a better system than the Suns' spread-and-shoot look. (AZ Central)

Tar Heels hope for bigger, better things from Isaiah Hicks

North Carolina sophomore forward Isaiah Hicks came off the bench against N.C. State on Wednesday and didn’t miss a shot from the field (4 for 4) in the first half. Hicks and UNC point guard Marcus Paige each had eight points as the Tar Heels grabbed a 32-26 halftime lead. UNC won the game 81-79. Hicks scored a career-high 12 points, the fourth time this season his point production hit double figures. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Bucks guard Kendall Marshall tears ACL, out for season

Bucks point guard Kendall Marshall has suffered a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season, the team announced Saturday. Marshall underwent an MRI Saturday, which confirmed the diagnosis. A surgery date to repair Marshall's knee has yet to be set. Marshall's year finishes with 4.2 points and 3.1 assists per game in his first season in Milwaukee. (CBS Sports)

Previewing Virginia Tech

After playing in three consecutive games decided by two points or less for the first time since 1976, No. 15 North Carolina returns home to welcome Virginia Tech to the Smith Center on Sunday. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPNU. (Inside Carolina)

Virginia Tech faces another uphill battle at UNC

Virginia Tech plays the second of four straight games against ranked teams when they travel to Chapel Hill to take on #15 UNC on Sunday at 6:30pm. North Carolina wasn’t playing great earlier in the season, but they have now won seven of their last eight games, including a last second victory against Louisville last weekend. (Tech Sideline)

Carolina Welcomes Virginia Tech To Smith Center

The No. 15 North Carolina men’s basketball team, 13-4 overall and 3-1 in the ACC, returns home to the Smith Center to take on struggling Virginia Tech, 8-8 on the season and 0-3 in league play, for a 6:30 p.m. tipoff Sunday. Carolina, fresh off an 81-79 road win at N.C. State, has won seven of its last eight outings and will be heavily favored to emerge victorious again against the lowly Hokies. (Chapelboro.com)

The UNC Rebounding Disparity Explained

During the broadcast of the North Carolina versus NCST game the other night, I heard them discuss the shocking disparity between UNC's ability to rebound the ball so effectively on the offensive side, yet so terribly on the defensive end. (Tar Heel Blog)

NCAA investigation shows downside of SMU's Larry Brown gambit

When SMU took a boom-or-bust gamble coaxing Larry Brown back to college basketball three years ago, the splashy hire came with a few glaring risks. The first was that he'd be successful recruiting despite not having coached in college for nearly a quarter century. (Yahoo! Sports)

October 6, 1993: Michael Jordan walks away from the game of basketball

On October 6, 1993, Michael Jordan officially retired from the game of basketball for the first time. But, wait … why? Why would Michael Jordan retire from the NBA? The Bulls just won their third consecutive championship during the early summer months and solidified themselves as potentially one of the greatest “dynasties” in the history of sports. (Da Windy City)

ACC investigating how clock at NC State froze for 15 seconds

UNC fans caught a mistake neither the Tar Heels players nor coaches seemed to notice late in their two-point victory at NC State on Wednesday. The game clock froze for about 15 seconds with 1:20 to go in the second half and UNC clinging to a three-point lead. UNC spokesman Matt Bowers said Thursday that the ACC informed the Tar Heels of the "apparent error" and is "looking into it." (Yahoo! Sports)

Larry Brown recalls UNC head coaching situation

In the December 8th, 2014 issue of Sport Illustrated, current SMU head basketball coach and UNC alum Larry Brown recalled what transpired after Bill Guthridge retired from North Carolina in 2000. In the Q&A, Brown remembers the conversation he had with legendary UNC head coach Dean Smith and reveals that he could have been the next Tar Heel head coach. (Carolina Blue)

Jawad Williams Named All-Star In Turkey

Former UNC forward Jawad Williams, a starter on the 2005 NCAA championship team, has earned a spot on the 2015 Turkish Basketball Federation All-Star team. Williams plays for Royal Hali Gaziantep and will suit up for Team Asia in the all-star game. He will face off against fellow former Tar Heel Alex Stepheson, who transferred from Carolina to USC following the 2007-08 season. (GoHeels.com)

Ed Davis Is Doing More By Doing Less With The Lakers

So while “stretch four” has a buzzy trendiness to it — try using the term at your next dinner party — as analytics continue changing perceptions about the most efficient ways to score, he (along with his cousin, the “stretch five”) is a player GM’s and coaches around the league covet. This is not a passing fad. Ed Davis has exactly none of those qualities. (Lakers Nation)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
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North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(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
Clemson10-817-14
Pittsburgh9-921-12
Syracuse9-923-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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