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Remaining Schedule Features Multiple Tests For UNC

On the back-end of their ACC schedule, the Tar Heels will have two matchups with teams currently ranked in the Top 20 of the AP poll, plus two games against Duke and contests against Notre Dame and Pittsburgh. As UNC prepares for the final month of the regular season, what can it expect in its last nine games? (Today's U)

Jay Bilas with high praise for North Carolina basketball

ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas was asked on SportsCenter on Saturday prior to UNC's matchup with Notre Dame which team he thought had the best chance to win the national championship. He went with the Tar Heels. "I happen to think it’s North Carolina,” Bilas said. “North Carolina doesn’t shoot the ball as well as they need to, but they get the ball inside." (Carolina Blue)

UNC at Notre Dame, three to know preview

UNC's second stop during a stretch of three straight road games is the site for ESPN's College Gameday. The Tar Heels suffered their first ACC loss Monday, falling 71-65 at Louisville. "We got our tails beat the last game," UNC coach Roy Williams said. "If you don't step up right now, there's something wrong with you." (Fayetteville Observer)

Preview & Prediction: #2 UNC at Notre Dame

In a game where defensive stops will be extremely valuable, protecting the defensive glass will be paramount. Notre Dame rebounds just 33% of its misses, however, offensive rebounds are ripe for easy putbacks or open threes. When facing a team as efficient as Notre Dame, when there is a chance to end the possession, UNC must do it. Prediction: UNC 88, Notre Dame 82 (Tar Heel Blog)

Know Your Opponent: Notre Dame

Notre Dame has the No. 1 offense in America, scoring almost 1.19 points per possession in conference play. Junior Demetrius Jackson has inherited the lead guard role and has hit the ground running to the tune of 16.0 points per game and a 2.6-to-1 assist-turnover ratio. Senior big man Zach Auguste is good for a double-double nightly. (GoHeels.com)

Audio: A chat with Jones Angell

Chapel Hill Magazine's Andrea Griffith Cash looks ahead to the rest of Carolina basketball’s tough ACC schedule with Jones Angell, the Voice of the Tar Heels. (Chapel Hill Magazine)

Tar Heels, Notre Dame look to regain form

Even with No. 2 North Carolina and Notre Dame coming off losses, there’s all the hype one could imagine for tonight’s matchup. It’s a clash between teams that met in last March’s ACC Tournament final, with Notre Dame picking up its first conference tournament title in program history. This time, ESPN’s College GameDay is on hand for festivities at South Bend, Ind. (Burlington Times News)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Notre Dame

Notre Dame is both the best and worst kind of team for UNC to face. The worst part is the Irish play small and love the three point shot. As a team Notre Dame is hitting 38% of threes with a 3PA% of 34.7. This will obviously give UNC trouble in terms of guarding the three. Of course UNC has the personnel to go small and counter the Irish to some extent. (Tar Heel Blog)

Sports Illustrated Power Rankings: No. 3 UNC

The Tar Heels have been plagued by abysmal long-range shooting in ACC play, making just 23.5% of their three-point attempts. In Monday’s loss to Louisville they went 3-for-17 from deep, and this grid shows the guarded-or-unguarded nature of those attempts. A handful of them are questionable, but it seems like mostly a case of guys missing good looks. (Sports Illustrated)

Brey: Notre Dame not intimidated by No. 2 North Carolina

Beating second-ranked North Carolina on Saturday doesn't look as formidable as it once might have for Notre Dame, not after defeating the Tar Heels twice last year. The first victory in Chapel Hill in early January last year helped launch the Fighting Irish to one of their best seasons. The second victory came in the ACC tournament title game. (Associated Press)

Vince Carter helping Grizzlies, hopes to get 20 years in NBA

Vince Carter is sometimes taken aback. There have been times this season when opposing teams and fans on the road have paid homage to his career as if Carter plans to retire after this season. "It's a little weird," Carter said. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)

Previewing Notre Dame

No. 2 UNC embarks on the second leg of its three-game road trip for a matchup with Notre Dame at Purcell Pavilion on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN. Notre Dame enters Saturday’s contest with a 15-7 (6-4 ACC) record. The Fighting Irish picked up its best win of the season in November, topping No. 5 Iowa, 68-62. (Inside Carolina)

Louisville's postseason ban has UNC's Roy Williams thinking about past, present

The NCAA has provided no resolution to the long-running academic scandal at North Carolina, but UNC basketball coach Roy Williams reacted to news of Louisville’s postseason ban by saying sympathetically, “I’ve been there.” Louisville administrators announced a self-imposed penalty for its basketball program Friday. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tar Heels Look To Break Out Of Slump Once Again

For the first time since losing in the ACC Championship Game in March, the Tar Heels will take on Notre Dame. Head coach Roy Williams said he expects his team to come out with more intensity when they travel to South Bend Saturday. “We got our tails beat last game,” he said. “If you don’t step up right now there’s something wrong with you.” (Chapelboro.com)

Nate Britt Questionable vs. Notre Dame

No. 2 North Carolina could be without its top backcourt reserve for Saturday’s matchup with Notre Dame as backup point guard Nate Britt is suffering with a back injury. “We don’t know if Nate’s going to be able to play,” UNC head coach Roy Williams said Friday. “He still hasn’t practiced yet. So I have no idea what he’s going to be able to do today.” (Inside Carolina)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 68
Boston College: 65
Tue, Feb 9 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Sun, Feb 14, 1:00 ET ACCN

UNC vs. Duke
Wed, Feb 17, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Feb 20, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at Duke63
at Notre Dame71
Wake Forest88
at NC State99
Georgia Tech52
at Clemson66
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina9-220-4
(7) Virginia9-420-5
Notre Dame9-418-7
(12) Miami8-319-4
(13) Louisville8-419-6
Florida State6-616-8
Virginia Tech5-713-12
Georgia Tech3-913-12
NC State3-913-12
Wake Forest1-1210-15
Boston College0-117-17

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