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North Carolina-Florida State Preview

North Carolina won decisively in two games against teams from the bottom half of the ACC standings but will be a little more short-handed when it faces another such opponent. The 15th-ranked Tar Heels try to match their longest winning streak of the season Saturday against visiting Florida State. (Yahoo! Sports)

UNC forward J.P. Tokoto brings stuffed bear, Gerry, to press conference

Freshman Theo Pinson's broken foot wasn't the only news to come from UNC coach Roy Williams and his players meeting with the media Friday in advance of Saturday's game against Florida State. Turns out, junior J.P. Tokoto has a stuffed bear friend he calls Gerry whom he brought along to his portion of the press conference. Nothing like a few laughs to help a team reeling from injuries right now. (Yahoo! Sports)

Tale of the Tape: UNC vs Florida State

FSU is the third opponent in as many games for UNC that is ranked outside the KenPom top 100 and the fourth in a series of imminently winnable games for the Tar Heels. The Seminoles have struggled shooting threes hitting just 26.7% on the season. That number has improved to 31% in ACC play however the strength of FSU's offense is in on the interior. (Tar Heel Blog)

Injuries leave Tar Heels short-handed

During Friday's press conference Roy Williams told the media that freshman wing Theo Pinson broke his foot and would miss Saturday's game against Florida State. The 6-foot-6 Greensboro native is out indefinitely. This leaves Marcus Paige, J.P. Tokoto and Justin Jackson as the only healthy remaining players on the perimeter. Williams said that Isaiah Hicks will play some at the three. (Carolina Blue)

Theo Pinson latest casualty in UNC's house of pain

Nate Britt II lost his dance partner. North Carolina freshman Theo Pinson broke a bone in his foot during the first half at Wake Forest on Wednesday. UNC won that game, but Pinson is out of UNC's lineup indefinitely. So he won't dance with Britt on Saturday in the Dean E. Smith Center just before UNC's tipoff with Florida State. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Nuggets' Ty Lawson arrested in Denver on suspected DUI

Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson was arrested in Denver early Friday on suspicion of drinking and driving. Lawson was stopped at 1:19 a.m. Friday while traveling 61 mph in a 35 mph zone on Park Avenue West in Denver, according to a Denver police report. (Denver Post)

Previewing Florida State

No. 15 North Carolina looks to push its winning streak to five games in a row when it hosts Florida State on Saturday. Tip off at the Smith Center is set for 2 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN. Florida State enters Saturday’s contest with a 10-9 (2-4 ACC) record. Head coach Leonard Hamilton’s team got off to a rocky 1-3 start that included losses to Northeastern, Providence and UMass. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Roy Williams Press Conference Recap - Florida State

Roy Williams and J.P Tokoto discuss stopping Florida State's guards, Theo Pinson's injury, and playing with a thinner rotation as the Tar Heels prepare for the Seminoles on Saturday, January 24, 2015. View Video...

Marcus Paige named to Oscar Robertson Trophy midseason watch list

North Carolina junior point guard Marcus Paige has been named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy midseason watch list. The award is to be presented to the national player of the year at the Devon Energy College Basketball Awards on April 14th. Paige is averaging 31.2 minutes, 13.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game so far this season. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams Friday Press Conference Quotes

"Theo [Pinson] will not play. He has a broken foot, the fifth metatarsal. We’re still evaluating what all of his options can be. It’s not a very comfortable feeling for us because we feel like we’re down quite a few personnel wise anyways. I think he was starting to come and I like that part of it. We’re still evaluating all of the options other than that it’s all I can say, he won’t play tomorrow." (Inside Carolina)

The Whole Clique’s Clickin’ for UNC

The atmosphere in the UNC locker room that night was like a funeral. Heads drooped, bodies slumped, and tears were choked back. Everyone in the room struggled to comprehend what was happening. It was Wednesday, December 3rd, and the Tar Heels had just finished up a disappointing 60-55 loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes. (Chapelboro.com)

Charles Waddell, Karen Stevenson To Receive Tar Heel Trailblazer Award

For the second year in a row, Carolina Athletics will honor pioneering former student-athletes with the Tar Heel Trailblazers award. This year’s honorees are Karen Stevenson and Charles Waddell. Stevenson, who competed in track and field at UNC, was the first African-American female to earn a Morehead Scholarship at UNC. She went on to become the first woman from UNC and the first black woman in the nation to earn a Rhodes Scholarship, in 1979. (GoHeels.com)

Theo Pinson Out With Broken Bone In Foot

UNC freshman forward/guard Theo Pinson is out indefinitely with a fractured fifth metatarsal, Roy Williams announced Friday. Pinson suffered the injury to his left foot in the first half of UNC’s win at Wake Forest on January 21st. Pinson was setting a screen when a player inadvertently stepped on Pinson’s right foot. The injury occurred to his left foot as he spun away from the play. (GoHeels.com)

Know Your Opponent: Florida State

Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton is closing in on the all-time wins record at FSU, with the Gastonia, North Carolina, native needing just eight more victories to pass J.K. Kennedy for the top spot. He may have to wait one more season to get there however, as he brings one of the weaker teams of his 13-year tenure to Chapel Hill Saturday afternoon. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Dealing With Multiple Injuries

Theo Pinson broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot. He is out versus FSU and presumably for the foreseeable future. Roy Williams said they were "evaluating all the options" Nate Britt received 15 stitches in his mouth after suffering a laceration at the conclusion of Tar Heels' win over Wake Forest on Wednesday. He will not practice today and is considered questionable for Saturday. (Tar Heel Blog)

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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