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Chansky’s Notebook: Primed To Bring It Home

The Tar Heels are playing to represent the ACC, of course, but more so to keep their undefeated season going, in which Jay Bilas of ESPN continues to trumpet them as the best team in the country. Winning at IU’s Assembly Hall will support Bilas’ claim. It won’t be easy; the last time UNC played there, Roy Williams says his team lost by 4,000 points. (Chapelboro.com)

No. 3 UNC vs. No. 13 Indiana: Position Comparison

Get set for tonight's matchup between No. 3 North Carolina and No. 13 Indiana. The game tips at 9:15 AM inside Bloomington's Assembly Hall. CarolinaBlue's Ross Martin and InsideIndiana's Alex McCarthy preview the position battles heading into the top 25 primetime showdown. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels set for primetime against "different animal"

After a seemingly flawless run through the Maui Invitational, where the Tar Heels beat Chaminade, Oklahoma State, and Wisconsin by an average of 30 points, UNC plays its third third true road game of the season. A tougher test awaits No. 3 North Carolina tonight as they face the No. 13 Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington's rowdy Assembly Hall. (Carolina Blue)

Wayne Ellington back to provide outside hope for Heat

This wasn't about the shots that missed. It was about who was taking them. With Wayne Ellington making his season debut Monday, there now is at least hope for the Heat's pick-and-roll game, with a needed third component again available. "I know I can help in that area," said Ellington, who had been out since the preseason finale due to a thigh bruise. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Winning Fast, Winning Slow

En route to a Maui Invitational championship, Carolina faced opponents at either end of the tempo spectrum. Oklahoma State, who the Heels blew out in the semifinals, ranks 10th in the nation with an adjusted pace of 75.4 possessions / 40. Conversely, UNC’s victim in the title game, Wisconsin, plods along at the 3rd-slowest tempo in the country. (The Secondary Break)

What to Expect: North Carolina vs. Indiana

With a neutral-court win against Kansas already on the books, a win over UNC would give Indiana another win that will stand out come March. The Tar Heels look like a team that will contend for a No. 1 seed come Selection Sunday. UNC comes to Bloomington with plenty of confidence. This will be one of the best atmospheres of the season in Assembly Hall. (Inside the Hall)

Indiana staying cool before basketball battle heat

Indiana’s Thomas Bryant kept his pre-game cool, and not just because ice bags hung heavy on his knees a night before a potential basketball epic. North Caroline is coming. Yes there is the collision between payback (remember last March’s Sweet 16 loss?) and opportunity, and the Hoosiers aren’t talking about the former because they are so focused on the later. (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)

An interview with Roy Williams: Part II

Has the NCAA case been the main factor in recent years in not signing the so-called best of the best high school players? Roy Williams: Yeah, it's been harmful. The sensationalism, the negative recruiting and everything. But, we did play the last Monday night. And even before that, Marcus Paige's first three years, we won 75 games. So we did OK. (Charlotte Observer)

Indiana Students With General Admission Line Up For IU-UNC Nearly 30 Hours Early

IU senior Danny Axelrod showed up to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall with his general admission ticket about 29 hours before Indiana's 9:15 p.m. tipoff against North Carolina. Security told him and the others getting in line they had to leave. So they went across the street. (TheHoosier.com)

By The Numbers: North Carolina Preview

2 - Current IU starters who were missing in-action against North Carolina in last year's 101-86 defeat in the NCAA tournament. Current junior guards James Blackmon and Robert Johnson both missed that game. (TheHoosier.com)

Indiana prepares for toughest test yet: North Carolina

Indiana will need to be at its best to beat No. 3 North Carolina on Wednesday in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge at Assembly Hall. Fortunately for the Hoosiers, James Blackmon Jr. should be ready to suit up after missing Sunday’s game with a left knee injury. “If James continues to progress, then he’ll be available tomorrow,” Tom Crean said Tuesday. (Inside the Hall)

3 things to note before No. 3 UNC takes on No. 13 Indiana

The No. 3 North Carolina men’s basketball team is fresh off a red-hot trip to Hawaii. But as Roy Williams noted, UNC has yet to face a true road test against a top-tier opponent. That will be remedied tonight, when the Tar Heels travel to Bloomington to take on No. 13 Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Here are three things to look out for ahead of the game. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tom Crean: IU's James Blackmon Jr. on track to face North Carolina

James Blackmon Jr., who missed Indiana's win Sunday over Mississippi Valley State because of injury, will likely play Wednesday against North Carolina. Speaking with the media after practice Tuesday, Indiana coach Tom Crean said his leading scorer had been progressing well and would likely be available against the Tar Heels. (Evansville Courier & Press)

History aplenty as Indiana hosts UNC in ACC/Big 10 Challenge

Indiana will try to summon karma from its banner-hoisting past when hosting North Carolina Wednesday. The Hoosiers' 1981 National Championship team, which defeated the Tar Heels in the title game, will be honored in a halftime ceremony. That Bob Knight squad had Isiah Thomas, among others. Problem is, those guys can't suit up against the latest Tar Heels. (Asheboro Courier-Tribune)

UNC vs. Indiana Preview

No. 3 UNC travels to Bloomington to play No. 13 Indiana in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday. The game tips at 9:00 p.m. at Assembly Hall (ESPN). Tom Crean’s ninth team in Bloomington began with a 103-99 overtime win over then-No. 2 Kansas. After easy wins over UMass-Lowell and Liberty, the Hoosiers were upset in overtime at Fort Wayne, 71-68. (Inside Carolina)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 83
Davidson: 74
Wed, Dec 7 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Tennessee
Sun, Dec 11, 5:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Kentucky
Sat, Dec 17, 5:45 ET CBS Tickets

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Wed, Dec 21, 8:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
(23) Notre Dame0-09-0
(5) Duke0-09-1
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
Florida State0-09-1
(11) Louisville0-08-1
(14) Virginia0-08-1
Virginia Tech0-07-1
Wake Forest0-07-2
NC State0-06-2
Georgia Tech0-05-3
Boston College0-04-4

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