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The Dadgum Dispatch: Breaking and Holding Serve

In tennis, the server has an advantage because they’re hitting the ball first. If you can break service, you can regain control of the match. No, this isn’t tennis. But the same applies to basketball. It’s called a game of runs. A team gains control when its opponent is unable to score when it has the ball. Empty possessions are all too familiar for the Tar Heels. (Dadgum Box Scores)

No. 12 UNC Wrestling Visits No. 3 Virginia Tech Friday To Begin ACC Competition

No. 12 North Carolina (8-1) will begin ACC competition Friday when it travels to No. 3 Virginia Tech (8-0) for a crucial conference clash. The dual is set for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on the ACC Network. North Carolina is well-represented in this week's national rankings. Led by No. 2 Austin O'Connor at 149 pounds and No. 12 Zach Sherman at 141. (GoHeels.com)

Theo Pinson opens up about second year: ‘It’s been up and down’

has not had the season he envisioned. “It’s been up and down,” Pinson said. “Just listening to the vets. It is not going to be highs the whole season. Just take everything and embrace it. I’m always telling myself that the Lord won’t put me in situations I couldn’t handle.” The Nets guard has played in 25 of Brooklyn’s 42 games this season. (Nets Daily)

Despite losses, UNC hopes to emerge a much better team when Cole Anthony returns

"Somebody said that (Robinson) and Cole have made more 3s than the rest of our team put together," said. "But you can’t do anything about injuries. Some of the guys are learning some things about themselves." This is why some players believe when returns, they will be a better team than they were in the season-opener. (Winston-Salem Journal)

UNC Women's Basketball Wins At Georgia Tech In Overtime

North Carolina outscored Georgia Tech 13-6 in overtime, including seven points by senior guard Madinah Muhammad, to earn an ACC women's basketball road win Thursday, 67-60 (Highlights). Junior Janelle Bailey led UNC with 20 points, including a perfect 10-for-10 from the foul line, and 11 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the season. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Heartbreak Hill

North Carolina played with a lot of heart, all broken at the end. For the second time in three games, UNC did well enough most of the game to win. But the Tar Heels missed some pressure shots and made enough mistakes to let the much-needed victory slip away. While this may pay dividends down the road, try telling that to a bitterly disappointed team. (Chapelboro.com)

Jason Strowbridge Selected For All-Star Football Challenge

Former UNC defensive lineman will participate in the 2020 All-Star Football Challenge in Arlington, Texas. The 22nd edition of the All-Star Football Challenge will air on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 31. The skills competition will feature 24 of college football's brightest stars divided into six teams based on their college conference. (GoHeels.com)

Audio: Courtney Banghart Live - Halftime Adjustments, Scouting Opponents, and More

UNC Women's Basketball coach and host Matt Krause discuss last week's games vs. Miami and Louisville. Coach Banghart then takes listeners behind the scenes of how halftime adjustments are made and how she watches video to prepare for opponents. Then, she looks ahead to this week's road games at Georgia Tech and NC State. (GoHeels.com)

Davis Love takes swing at new gig: on-course commentator for CBS

Even with a 35-year pro playing career, III needed a boot camp to prepare for his CBS debut this weekend as an on-course commentator. Playing is one thing, talking about it on national television is another, and when Love signed with CBS to join Jim Nantz and Nick Faldo on the broadcast team, he wasn’t going to jump on the air and wing it. (San Diego Union Tribune)

UNC Women's Basketball Travels To Face Georgia Tech On Thursday

The ACC's highest scoring team meets the league's top defense as the North Carolina women's basketball team travels to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech on Thursday. Tipoff at McCamish Pavilion is 6 p.m. UNC (13-5, 4-3 ACC) leads the ACC in scoring with 76 points per game, while the Yellow Jackets (14-4, 5-2) allow a league-low 49.1 points per game. (GoHeels.com)

Jason Strowbridge boosting his NFL stock at Senior Bowl practice

Former Tar Heel defensive lineman looks like a New England Patriots pass rusher. He's tough. He's physical. And he helped himself on Tuesday. His North team is being coached this week by the Lions' Matt Patricia, Bill Belichick's former D-coordinator. So who knows? Maybe Detroit and New England will both be targeting him come April. (NFL.com)

Podcast: 2020 UNC Football Schedule Breakdown

Host Tommy Ashley is joined by Buck Sanders, Jason Staples, and of Inside Carolina to break down North Carolina's 2020 Football schedule. With the ACC releasing the schedule on Wednesday, the crew digs into UNC's conference slate and shares their thoughts on what’s good, what’s not so good, and does the set up even matter. Read More...

Lucas: North Carolina

They are still Carolina basketball, still a team that fills arenas on the road just by their mere presence. Even sitting on five straight ACC losses on Tuesday afternoon, it would still matter in Cassell Coliseum that Carolina was in town on Wednesday. And so asked for something very simple: he asked for North Carolina. And darn if he didn't get it. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Virginia Tech Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 79-77 double overtime loss to Virginia Tech on Wednesday night in Blacksburg. Read More...

Box Score: Virginia Tech 79, North Carolina 77 (2OT)

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 79-77 double overtime ACC road loss to the Virginia Tech Hokies on Wednesday night in Blacksburg, Virginia. (View Box Score)

UNC vs. Virginia Tech Postgame Notes

UNC played seven players against Virginia Tech, including four who played at least 45 minutes. UNC has lost six straight ACC games for the first time in program history. had his sixth double-double in a row with 28 points and 13 rebounds. Brooks is the first Tar Heel with six double-doubles in a row since had nine straight in 2011. (GoHeels.com)

After fifth straight loss, UNC leaders struggling to cope with new roles

With out and freshman guard still sidelined, there was, putting up 15 points in the first half and adding a team-high six assists on the night. But off the court, too, he's in a transitional phase: figuring out how to keep morale high in what can be safely described as trying times for North Carolina basketball. (Daily Tar Heel)

Quick Hitters – UNC at Virginia Tech

Let's start here: You have to feel heartbroken for the players and coaches. They are working their butts off, but to no avail (at least on the scoreboard). Given the circumstances (road game, injuries – including a senior leader, etc.), this was probably the grittiest showing of the season for UNC. They just couldn’t make the plays down the stretch. (Tar Heel Hoops Blog)

Injury & Fatigue Catch Up to UNC

The story of the 2019-20 UNC basketball season is one of injury and lost opportunity. Seven different players have combined to miss 57 games to injury, which played out at Cassell Coliseum on Wednesday. The Tar Heels trailed by 20 points at halftime in two of their last four games, yet they were prepared from the tip in front of a boisterous road crowd. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Virginia Tech

What can you even say? North Carolina goes to double overtime, playing with approximately six and a half players, without their senior leader and without their best player, goes on the road, and falls 79-77 to Virginia Tech. If you have anything negative at all to say about anyone who wore Carolina Blue on Wednesday night, you're in the wrong place. (GoHeels.com)
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