Isaiah Hicks living up to hypeIsaiah Hicks came into the 2016 season with a plethora of hype and now, the UNC senior is finally starting to play like the Isaiah Hicks everyone expected. The six-foot-nine forward led UNC with 20 points and eight rebounds in a career-high tying 30 minutes against Syracuse. It was the first time in his career he has scored 16 or more points in three straight games. (Carolina Blue)
Relentless Tar Heels secure No. 800 for WilliamsRoy Williams was forced to relive some of his past because of a postgame tribute to recognize is latest milestone. The North Carolina coach was quick to look to the future as well. “When you get to 800 (career wins), not a lot of guys have done that,” he said after the Tar Heels pulled away for an 85-68 victory against Syracuse on Monday. “But I hope I get a few more.” (Burlington Times News)
Roy Williams Notches 800th Career Win as No. 9 UNC Pounds Syracuse 85-68Two days after he deployed a never-before-seen small lineup to beat Florida State, UNC coach Roy Williams saw his team return to the style he’s known for on Monday against Syracuse. The Tar Heels pounded the ball inside against the Orange’s trademark 2-3 zone on the way to an 85-68 victory at the Dean Dome—a win that gave Williams 800 for his career. (Chapelboro.com)
Roy Williams's Rapid Climb to No. 800Roy Williams celebrated his 800th win in the typical way that he celebrates such milestones, deferring first to his players, then to his assistants and finally to his wife, Wanda, and his high school coach, Buddy Baldwin. If his postgame comments seem familiar, it’s because he’s expressed similar gratitude over the years as he won game after game. (Inside Carolina)
On night when he leads UNC in scoring, Isaiah Hicks most proud of stat column that's emptyIt wasn’t until after Monday night’s 85-68 victory against Syracuse had ended that North Carolina forward Isaiah Hicks realized he’d played an entire game without being whistled for a foul. It figures, because when he’s out on the court, he said he tries not to think about things like that. Against the Orange, though, those fouls never came. (Fayetteville Observer)
ESPN's Seth Greenberg breaks down Roy Williams' 800 winsNorth Carolina coach Roy Williams won his 800th game Monday night as the Tar Heels defeated Syracuse. And ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg, who coached against Williams, broke down what win No. 800 meant. “It’s an amazing accomplishment,” Greenberg said. (Carolina Blue)
Video: UNC Players Post-Syracuse InterviewsSeveral North Carolina basketball players spoke with the media following the Tar Heels' 85-68 win over Syracuse on Monday that gave coach Roy Williams his 800th career victory. Here are their video interviews: Isaiah Hicks, Joel Berry, Kennedy Meeks, Justin Jackson
Roy Williams second-fastest to 800 wins after North Carolina defeats SyracuseIf Monday's game is any indication of how good UNC will be in ACC play and beyond, Roy Williams could (and likely will) surpass Eddie Sutton on the all-time wins list, who finished his career at Oklahoma State with 806. He is 76 away from surpassing Adolph Rupp (876) and 79 away from passing legendary North Carolina coach Dean Smith (879). (CBS Sports)
UNC-Syracuse Postgame QuotesRoy Williams on what it means to have won 800 games: “Two hundred is more impressive than 100, so when you get to 800 not a lot of guys have done that. So I’m human. I’ve got some feelings about those kind of things, and that was nice, but I hope that I get a few more. I really do. When I look back, whenever it is that I stop, I’ll feel good about that.” (GoHeels.com)
Video: Roy Williams Honored for Win #800Watch as North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams is honored for his 800th career victory at a mid-court ceremony following the Tar Heels' 85-68 win over Syracuse in Chapel Hill on Monday night.
UNC-Syracuse Postgame NotesMonday’s win was the 800th in Roy Williams’ career. He is the ninth coach to win 800 games as a Division I head coach. Williams is 800-212 in 29 seasons, including 382-111 in 14 years at UNC. Williams won his 800th game in fewer seasons (29) than any coach in history. Dean Smith and Mike Krzyzewski won their 800th game in their 33rd seasons. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Jim Boeheim Post-UNC Press ConferenceSyracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim speaks with the media following the Orange's 85-68 loss to North Carolina on Monday in Chapel Hill.
Lucas: One Of UsWe could be a Roy, couldn’t we? We could let a “dadgum” slip every now and then or we could toss a jacket. He just seems like, well, he seems like one of us. If you saw Dean Smith walking down Franklin Street, it was like a visit from the Pope. If you see Roy Williams walking down Franklin Street tomorrow, it’ll just be part of his daily walk around campus. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Roy Williams Post-Syracuse Press ConferenceNorth Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 85-68 win over Syracuse in Chapel Hill that gave Williams his 800th career victory.
Video: Roy Williams Gets Win Number 800 as UNC Tops Syracuse - HighlightsNorth Carolina got 20 points from Isaiah Hicks and a double-double from Kennedy Meeks, and the Tar Heels defeated Syracuse, 85-68, for Roy Williams' 800th career victory on January 16, 2017.
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