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UNC vs. Florida State Preview

Florida State had Duke beat on Jan. 12 until it didn’t. The Seminoles broke down defensively on the final play to allow Cam Reddish to drain a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer. Leonard Hamilton got his team back on track and FSU is now riding an eight-game win streak in ACC play as it tries to track down the league’s Big Three in the standings. (Inside Carolina)

Lost in the Zion-mania is how great North Carolina looked dismantling Duke

While college basketball is swept up in ’s knee injury, the biggest takeaway from that game vs. North Carolina is being forgotten: UNC is a huge threat to win the national championship. The secret to Carolina’s success has been a potent offense which averages 87.5 points per game. ’ team also is laden with experienced upperclassmen. (FanSided)

Winning, in so many different ways

Before the game, the talk was of how North Carolina and Duke mirrored their historical strengths. Duke, the long time purveyor of guards that could drill three-pointers, had a trio of freshmen forwards that were at their best driving to the paint and getting to the basket. UNC, long known for their back-to-basket forwards, instead had the superior three point shooting. (Argyle Report)

Tar Heels Welcome Florida State Saturday - Pregame Notes

Eighth-ranked North Carolina will look to stay tied atop the Atlantic Coast Conference standings when it hosts 16th-ranked Florida State on Saturday at 3:45 PM in the Smith Center. CBS will televise the game live. UNC is 6-3 against ranked teams so far with wins in four of its last five. UNC leads overall series 49-13, including 19-6 in the last 15 years under . (

UNC's Weird, Wild, and Wacky Win Over Duke

Wednesday's version of the North Carolina vs. Duke rivalry was full of the weird and wacky. UNC head coach called it a "wild" and "heck of a" game. The Tar Heels took the lead early and never trailed. Duke didn't even threaten as senior scored 30 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to add another notch to his productive and excellent career in Chapel Hill. (Inside Carolina)

UNC vs Florida State: Three Things to Watch

Currently in the top 25 in both offense and defensive efficiency, Florida State will bring their trademark athleticism and size to Chapel Hill Saturday. North Carolina will try to avoid a third ACC home loss and take one more step to ensure they also receive a double-bye in the ACC Tournament. With Florida State looking to stay relevant, here are a few things to look for. (Tar Heel Blog)

Chansky’s Notebook: The Other Shoe?

The Tar Heels ran circles around the bewildered Blue Devils who were unable to play the game half as well as seniors and ; despite going 1 for 8 from 3-point range, they still shredded Duke’s inside defense for 56 points. That played a lot better than the other shoe dropping on the one-and-done way and all the perils it presents. (

Carolina Insider Podcast: Duke Game Review, Melvin Scott

Recap North Carolina's big basketball win at Duke in Friday's episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas break down 's historic performance, 's throwback game, ' unheralded contributions and more. Plus, 2005 NCAA champion guard joins the podcast. (

Franklin Street erupts in frenzy after UNC's win at Duke

There's nothing like swarming Franklin Street after a win over the Blue Devils and this was one of the more unexpected celebrations in recent years considering the Tar Heels were 9-point underdogs. UNC led from the start and never trailed on the road, giving Tar Heels students a reason to celebrate into the early hours of Thursday morning with a momentum-changing win. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Celebrates in the Locker Room After Beating Duke

A big win requires a big celebration. After No. 8 North Carolina knocked off No. 1 Duke on Wednesday evening the Tar Heels celebrated in the locker room. Behind 's 30 points and 's 27, the Tar Heels jumped out to a big lead early and never relented. Based on interviews with UNC's players the postgame locker room celebration was electric. (Inside Carolina)

No. 8 UNC faces another test vs. No. 16 Florida State

No. 8 North Carolina, after an impressive win over No. 1 Duke, is tied for first in the ACC. To guarantee staying amid the teams at the top, the Tar Heels must take care of business Saturday against No. 16 Florida State in Chapel Hill, N.C. It will be the teams' lone regular-season meeting. The Seminoles are the hottest team in the ACC with eight straight wins. (ABC 11)

K.J. Smith makes a name for himself at UNC while embracing his dad's basketball legacy

, a walk-on point guard for the Tar Heels, dons the same number his father wore. For a while, he even rocked the same flattop haircut did during his UNC playing days. K.J. fully embraces his dad’s legacy, to the point of letting his teammates call him “Baby Jet.” But it wasn’t always easy to be the namesake of the two-time NBA champion. (Daily Tar Heel)
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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 88
Duke: 72
Wed, Feb 20 Box Score
Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Florida State
Sat, Feb 23 3:45 ET CBS
UNC vs. Syracuse
Tue, Feb 26 9:00 ET Raycom Tickets
UNC @ Clemson
Sat, Mar 2 6:00 ET ESPN Tickets
ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#1 Duke0
at Syracuse0
Sat Feb 23, 6:00 PM
Barrett 23.1 ppg, 4.0 apg; Battle 17.2 ppg, 2.6 apg;
#3 Virginia0
at #18 Louisville0
19:49 IN 1ST

#16 Florida State0
at #8 North Carolina0
Sat Feb 23, 3:45 PM
Kabengele 13.4 ppg, 0.3 apg; Johnson 16.7 ppg, 2.3 apg;
#20 Virginia Tech0
at Notre Dame0
Sat Feb 23, 4:00 PM
Alexander-Walker 16.7 ppg, 3.8 apg; Mooney 14.1 ppg, 1.2 apg;
Boston College0
at Clemson2
19:06 IN 1ST
Thomas (Clemson) 2 pts;
Georgia Tech0
at Miami0
Sat Feb 23, 2:00 PM
Alvarado 12.3 ppg, 3.2 apg; Lykes 16.8 ppg, 3.3 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes
ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Duke11-223-3
(3) Virginia11-223-2
(8) North Carolina11-221-5
(16) Florida State9-421-5
(18) Louisville9-518-9
(20) Virginia Tech9-520-6
NC State7-719-8
Boston College4-913-12
Georgia Tech4-1012-15
Notre Dame3-1013-13
Wake Forest3-1010-15

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