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Video: Roy Williams, Cameron Johnson Pre-Gonzaga Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach and small forward speak with the media on Friday ahead of the Tar Heels' game against No. 4 Gonzaga on Saturday in Chapel Hill. Read More...

UNC vs. Gonzaga Preview

Gonzaga opened the season with nine straight wins, including the Maui Invitational championship with a victory over then-No. 1 Duke. The Bulldogs’ win over Duke vaulted them atop the national rankings and represented their only game against a ranked opponent before losing to Tennessee 76-73 in Phoenix on Sunday. They are the top-ranked offense in the country. (Inside Carolina)

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams makes it clear he wants Silent Sam gone

If had his way, Silent Sam would not have a place on UNC's campus. Citing the statue's divisiveness, along with the reasoning and wording behind its installation, Roy said "I don't think we should have it. I wish it wasn't here." Williams said he supports his players getting involved in activism regarding Silent Sam, as long as they don't do anything that "surprises" him. (ABC 11)

Gonzaga Offers Difficult Defensive Test For North Carolina

Mark Few’s Gonzaga squad, coming off its first loss of the season against No. 3 Tennessee, leads the nation in adjusted offensive efficiency (122.1) and ranks fourth in effective field goal percentage (59.4). What makes the Bulldogs a challenge defensively is their ability to find points up and down their lineup, not unlike some of ’s best teams in Chapel Hill. (Inside Carolina)

UNC’s Roy Williams on Silent Sam: ‘I Think It Would Be Best If It Was Not Here.’

UNC head coach was asked about his thoughts on Silent Sam. “In my own personal belief,” Williams said. “I think it would be best if it was not here.” Williams said that he has no problem with his players getting involved with an issue they feel concerned about. “If they feel that way,” Williams said. “I have zero problems. I am glad they are expressing themselves.” (

Coby White Will Play Against Gonzaga

North Carolina starting freshman point guard will play Saturday versus No. 4 Gonzaga, told reporters Friday at the Dean E. Smith Center. White was held out against UNC Wilmington with a sore left ankle. "He'll play," Williams said on Friday. "He's practiced all week. The times we've practiced, anyway, he's been there. He hasn't been limited or anything." (Inside Carolina)

UNC Basketball, Football Players Sign Silent Sam Protest Letter

Many North Carolina football and basketball players have joined fellow UNC student-athletes and signed an open letter denouncing the university's plans for Silent Sam. Among those who have thrown their support behind the protest of the UNC Board of Trustees' proposed plans include , , , , and . (Inside Carolina)

Know Your Opponent: Gonzaga

Saturday's rematch of the 2017 NCAA title game will feature two of the top four offenses in college basketball. According to's adjusted offensive efficiency rating, Gonzaga is the No. 1 offense in the land, with UNC close behind at No. 4. Both teams rank higher than they did two seasons ago at the Final Four, but both also have dipped in defensive rankings. (

‘We were a part of that sacrifice and branding’: UNC’s NBA stars condemn Silent Sam

Hours before a critical decision on a Confederate monument at UNC, a group of prominent athletes issued a statement calling it “crisis time” at Carolina. “We love UNC but now also feel a disconnect from an institution that was unwilling to listen to students and faculty who asked for Silent Sam to be permanently removed from campus,” they wrote in a letter signed by athletes including and . (Washington Post)

Historically, Roy Williams enjoys facing top five opponents in Smith Center

A top five opponent visiting Chapel Hill has UNC basketball fans' excitement increasing, and it got me thinking about how many other times the Tar Heels have hosted a top five opponent. With Duke and Virginia, it has not been that rare in ACC play. But looking at non-conference matchups, it turns out that there have only been three such games in the era. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC vs. Gonzaga prediction: 3 stats tell us who will win this matchup

It’s only December, but we’re getting a treat Saturday with a rematch of 2017’s national championship game when No. 4 Gonzaga travels to Chapel Hill to face No. 12 North Carolina. The Zags are averaging 94.1 points per game on the seventh toughest schedule so far this season — an extremely impressive feat. But Gonzaga’s defensive rating is the 227th-best out of 353. (

Kenny Williams shows toughness through shooting slump

It’s not a talent that shows up in a box score, or is even something that’s easy to measure. But ask a coach about its importance, and he's likely to glow about it: A player’s ability to impact a game when his shot isn’t falling. That’s the best thing one can say about through his senior season so far. Williams is an excellent shooter, but early this year, his shot wasn’t falling. (247 Sports)
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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 97
UNCW: 69
Wed, Dec 5 Box Score
Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Gonzaga
Sat, Dec 15 7:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets
UNC @ Kentucky
Sat, Dec 22 5:15 ET CBS
UNC vs. Davidson
Sat, Dec 29 12:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets
ACC Basketball Standings
(2) Duke0-09-1
(6) Virginia0-09-0
(10) Florida State0-08-1
(12) North Carolina0-07-2
(13) Virginia Tech0-09-1
(25) Syracuse0-07-2
NC State0-08-1
Boston College0-07-2
Notre Dame0-06-3
Georgia Tech0-05-3
Wake Forest0-05-3

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