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Winning one ugly

Wins are precious, so they aren’t taken for granted. North Carolina’s loss to Louisville showed that. UNC’s 75-69 win over Notre Dame wasn’t pretty. But was good with that. “I got my wish,” Williams said after the game. “I wanted to win one ugly.” A game after shooting 35 percent from the field, the Tar Heels again looked out-of-sync against the Irish on offense. (Argyle Report)

Nassir Little Provides Second Half Spark

was the first player out of the locker room to meet with the media on Tuesday night and a hoard of reporters and video cameras swarmed the North Carolina freshman. But this time the questions weren't about his potential, rather they were about his key role in an ACC win. "It was just a matter of time," Little said. "Everyone is just waiting for me to do what I do." (Inside Carolina)

Chansky’s Notebook: Winning Ugly

Little meant a lot for the Tar Heels Tuesday. Imagine UNC playing two stinkers in a row at the Smith Center. Well, it almost happened against Notre Dame, which was outscoring the Tar Heels until late in the second half when the Irish turned cold in UNC’s 75-69 win. After the Louisville egg, which seemed more like a dozen, talked about having to win ugly. (

Brandon Robinson's 'Big-Time' Contributions

caught the ball and fired. There was no hesitation, no second-guessing, no pump fakes from the junior guard. Instead, the only thing smoother than Robinson's shooting stroke in UNC's 75-69 win over Notre Dame on Tuesday was the swish his shots made as they were falling through the net. Robinson set a career high with three three-point field goals. (Inside Carolina)

Winning Ugly

Despite shooting 39.7 percent, North Carolina rebounded from the Louisville loss with a 75-69 win over Notre Dame on Tuesday in Chapel Hill. The victory marked UNC's first this season when shooting under 40 percent. The Tar Heels were previously 0-2 in such games. "I got my wish – I wanted to win one ugly," said Williams moments after the win. "We did that." (

Charlie Scott, UNC’s first black basketball player, discusses Chancelor Folt and Silent Sam

: "The University of North Carolina in the whole system is the crown jewel and I think too many times we use, and when I say we I mean the University, use the character and moral fortitude of Coach Smith to give us a picture of what the University is about. But I don’t think today they can use Coach Smith’s moral character as the way the board responded to Ms. Folt." (Daily Tar Heel)

Harlem Globetrotter Orlando Melendez teaches young students about bullying prevention

It was an exciting day at Buffalo United Charter School on Monday, January 14. Harlem Globetrotter and former North Carolina basketball player taught kindergarten through 5th graders ways to prevent bullying. He had a personal bullying story. Melendez said thta he was a small kid growing up and was picked on for wanting to play basketball. (

Manning Up, Kenny Williams Shuts Down Irish's Top Scorer

Coming off the record-setting loss to Louisville, North Carolina was in desperate need of a spark on the defensive end of the court Tuesday against Notre Dame. Fortunately for the Tar Heels, that spark came in the form of .The senior was tasked with guarding Notre Dame’s leading scorer on the season, T.J. Gibbs, for a majority of the night and he excelled. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Nassir Little lifts Heels with late heroics

On a night when many shots failed to fall, the Tar Heels got a much-needed boost from . Entering the game at around the 12-minute mark of the second half, with his team trailing Notre Dame, 52-51, Little threw down a pair of dunks to put UNC back on top. Moments later Little capped a Tar Heel flurry on the offensive glass with a critical putback. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC gets a "Little" help from touted freshman

In a quick change that would have made Superman proud, put on his cape and led a rally that helped UNC pull out a 75-69 win in Chapel Hill. Little scored all 11 of his points during a nine-minute stretch in the second half as UNC turned a one-point deficit into a 10-point lead. The barrage included two dunks and a tip-in that put the Tar Heels ahead to stay. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tar Heels answer call, grind past Notre Dame

With using the stretch run of Tuesday’s game to challenge his team, UNC found a response that suited the moment and soothed the larger picture. The Tar Heels overtook Notre Dame across the final 6½ minutes and grinded out a 75-69 victory, securing a bounce-back result that provided progress from the debacle that occurred against Louisville. (Burlington Times News)

Heels Neutralize Irish Ball Screens in Defensive Win

Notre Dame was successful early with its pistol ball screen, in which a shooter is positioned one station over as a secondary option if the help side defender is slow to recover. The key to stopping the pistol, according to , is for the guard in play to get over the screen faster, and limit the amount of time the big has to hedge or the help defender has to hold. (Inside Carolina)
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ACC Basketball Standings
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(13) North Carolina3-113-4
(17) NC State2-214-3
Georgia Tech2-210-7
(11) Florida State1-313-4
Notre Dame1-311-6
Wake Forest1-38-8
Boston College0-49-7

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