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Justin Jackson gets rolling as Tar Heels top Tigers 103-64 in NCAAs

Justin Jackson broke out of a shooting slump with 21 points to help top-seeded UNC roll past Texas Southern 103-64 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament's South Region. The ACC player of the year had 19 points by halftime, helping the Tar Heels eliminate any chance of an upset. Isaiah Hicks added 17 points and Kennedy Meeks had 13. (Associated Press)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Texas Southern

North Carolina's NCAA Tournament opening victory continues a remarkable streak, as Roy Williams is now 13-0 at UNC in NCAA Tournament opening games and 27-0 in his career. That's an amazing figure. Justin Jackson's five three-pointers meant it took Jackson just one half to tie the UNC mark for most three-pointers in a first round NCAA Tournament game. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: North Carolina 103, Texas Southern 64

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 103-64 win over Texas Southern in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Greenville, South Carolina on Friday. (View Box Score)

Texas Southern not shying away from Goliath

With a NCAA Tournament berth already secured even before his group completed the SWAC Tournament, coach Mike Davis hoped to avoid the predicament the Tigers find themselves in now. A date with a No. 1 seed North Carolina to open the tournament. “Well, not really, because when our name came up to play North Carolina, we got a 16 seed,” said Davis. (HBCU Sports)

Vince Carter Meets Fan from France, Gives Him Headband After Win vs. Bucks

Memphis Grizzlies veteran forward Vince Carter has amassed a worldwide following over the course of his 19-year NBA career. After scoring a season-high 24 points in Monday's win over the Milwaukee Bucks, Carter briefly met a fan who traveled to the game from France with his girlfriend. V.C. shook his hand and gave up his headband. (Bleacher Report)

Roy Williams, Mike Krzyzewski reiterate opposition to North Carolina bathroom bill

Hall of Fame college basketball coaches Mike Krzyzewski of Duke and Roy Williams of North Carolina reiterated their frustration and disgust with both the law and the lawmakers who won’t repeal it now, depriving a college basketball-obsessed state NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference championship events. (USA Today)

Tar Heels face battle-tested Tigers

Texas Southern prepared for this day. The Tigers didn’t play a home game until January. They traveled to Arizona, Baylor and Louisville. They crushed the Southwest Athletic Conference. Call the No. 16 Tigers the David to top-seeded North Carolina’s Goliath in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Please. It’s a compliment. (Fayetteville Observer)

Hats by Shea - UNC's new headwear

As the UNC basketball made their way to Greenville, S.C. On Wednesday night, the team and staff had on some interesting hats. The were all made by UNC walk-on wing Shea Rush. "My man Shea made some great hats for us," UNC freshman Brandon Robinson told CarolinaBlue. "He took a lot of time making the hats. He put everybody's own personality into the hats." (Carolina Blue)

HB2 questions follow North Carolina, Duke to Palmetto State

He may be coaching in an NCAA Tournament south of the state line, but North Carolina head coach Roy Williams hasn’t forgotten the politics that forced him there. A first- and second-round site that was supposed to be held in Greensboro, N.C., was instead relocated by the NCAA to Greenville due to the presence of North Carolina’s House Bill 2. (Charleston Post and Courier)

UNC freshmen ready for first NCAA action

CarolinaBlue spoke with each UNC freshman to gauge their emotions heading into their first NCAA Tournament. Tony Bradley: "I am feeling pretty good. I am ready to get it started. The winner stays. That's all I know. It's like any other game. I am excited." Seventh Woods: "I will probably sense it tomorrow. I usually don't get too nervous before games." (Carolina Blue)

'Redemption' group chat motivates UNC men's basketball ahead of NCAA Tournament

They’re united by long bus rides and hotel rooms and entire afternoons spent sweating together in the Smith Center. But there’s something else that connects the North Carolina men's basketball team: A group chat. Or, more noteworthy, the name of their group chat. A subtle reminder for why this UNC team has acted the way it has all season: Redemption. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Roy Williams, UNC prank freshmen at the NCAA Tournament

They did it last year and it worked again. Check out North Carolina coach Roy Williams and the UNC basketball players play a little prank on the freshmen as they get their first taste of the NCAA Tournament. Read More...

Tip times and TV information for First Four and first-round NCAA Tournament games

Plan your week now. Here are the tip times and TV information for the First Four games Tuesday and Wednesday and the first-round games Thursday and Friday for all North Carolina and ACC teams. All times Eastern. Read More...

Justin Jackson aims to push aside pressure

A string of subpar performances certainly don’t amount to an apocalypse, but they have raised concerns, North Carolina coach Roy Williams admitted, that Justin Jackson perhaps could be wearing down and fading a bit after shining for so long during this standout season. Not that Williams sounds worried about his team’s leading scorer. (Burlington Times News)

Tar Heels determined not to make history in NCAA opener

Someday, a No. 16 seed is eventually going to upset a No. 1 regional seed in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. It’s a possibility North Carolina’s Roy Williams said “worries the Dickens” out of every top-seeded coach the night before his team plays that first game. Williams ought to know. His teams have been a No. 1 seed 12 times at both UNC and Kansas. (North State Journal)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 72
Arkansas: 65
Sun, Mar 19 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Butler
Fri, Mar 24, 7:09 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-429-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1020-15
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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