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Georgia Tech could be walking into ambush at UNC

After unsuccessfully engaging the slowest team and one of the top defensive teams in the country in Virginia, the Jackets will face a UNC team that races up and down the floor with its blue-chip talent, hammers the offensive glass and rattles opponents with 3-pointers. Further, the Tar Heels last played Tuesday, giving them about 48 more hours of rest than the Jackets. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Storylines: UNC vs. Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech has Josh Okogie, Ben Lammers and not much else. Those two are enough to give the Tar Heels at least a small concern, though. Lammers is possibly the best shot-blocker in college basketball, swatting just over three shots per game, the ninth-most nationally. His 1.83 blocks per foul percentage is second to only 7-foot Anas Mahmoud of Louisville. (Argyle Report)

Know Your Opponent: Georgia Tech

Thursday's loss snapped a four-game winning streak for Georgia Tech, which split a home-and-home with Notre Dame and also has a home win over Miami as its best results of the season. The Jackets also have arguably the worst loss of the year for an ACC team, a 64-63 home setback against Grambling State. Tech has whittled its lineup down to seven players. (GoHeels.com)

Long shots: Tar Heels show range

North Carolina took an inordinate number of 3-point shots in its last game. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, coach Roy Williams said Friday. “If they go in, I’m a lot more comfortable,” Williams said. Williams said he was bothered by some quick launches early in the victory against Clemson. At other times, those seemed to be the best options in the offense. (Burlington Times-News)

UNC baseball: Single-game tickets and new premium seats on sale now

Single-game tickets are now available for the 2018 UNC Baseball season. The home schedule at Boshamer Stadium features ACC contests against Pitt, Florida State, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech. The Tar Heels home opener will be on Tuesday, Feb. 20, against UNCW. New additions to Boshamer Stadium include three upgraded suite and private box options. (GoHeels.com)

No rest for Georgia Tech as No. 15 North Carolina awaits

Coach Josh Pastner’s team must travel to No. 15-ranked North Carolina Saturday, the second of a torturous four-game stretch against ranked oppositions. The defending national champion Tar Heels are always a handful at home, plus they have added incentive since they lost to Georgia Tech a year ago in Atlanta. North Carolina (15-4, 4-2) has won three straight games. (Macon Telegraph)

Roy Williams Trusting Brandon Robinson Off the Bench

Two shots, two made threes. That was UNC sophomore Brandon Robinson's stat line in Tuesday's 87-79 win over Clemson on Tuesday. He only played nine minutes, but the reserve shooting guard's contribution was significant. "He had some good minutes. He really did," Roy Williams said during Friday's press conference ahead of UNC's Saturday game against Georgia Tech. (Inside Carolina)

Despite lineup changes, UNC remains among nation’s best rebounding teams

North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams is using a smaller lineup more this season than he did at any point during the Tar Heels’ run to a national championship last year. But that hasn’t stopped the current group of Tar Heels (15-4, 4-2 ACC) from attacking the glass as UNC remains among the top rebounding squads in the nation. About those numbers. (The Robesonian)

Jalek Felton's Play Affecting UNC's PG Rotation

Jalek Felton’s freshman season struggles have not only reduced his playing time, but have also impacted Joel Berry’s minutes as No. 15 North Carolina enters the middle section of its ACC schedule. Roy Williams criticized his freshman’s defensive effort on various occasions, hinting at the need for significant improvement. That improvement has not occurred as of yet. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Places Seven Wrestlers Among Initial NCAA Coaches’ Panel Rankings

Seven wrestlers from the 25th-ranked Tar Heels were among the season’s first round of coaches’ panel rankings, which were released by the NCAA on Thursday. These rankings are used as a tool to help as part of the selection process for the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. UNC’s top-ranked wrestler is redshirt senior Troy Heilmann at 149 pounds. (Chapelboro.com)

Tar Heels to host Yellow Jackets Saturday, honor Justin Jackson

The North Carolina men's basketball teams hosts the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at 2 p.m. on January 20th at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill. 2017 first-team All-America and ACC Player of the Year Justin Jackson will be honored at halftime. Carolina will officially recognize raising Jackson's No. 44 to the rafters and will also present him with a Patterson Medal. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Roy Williams, Joel Berry Pre-Georgia Tech Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams and point guard Joel Berry speak with the media ahead of the Tar Heels' game against Georgia Tech on Saturday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

UNC Basketball Establishing Identity

Can the Tar Heels win attempting to adhere to the typical Roy Williams model -- balanced, inside-out -- or do they have to commit to the faster, perimeter-oriented approach that relies heavily on knocking down shots from deep? "It's always great to make shots but I don't think we necessarily need to shoot 31 threes and make 15 of them," Cameron Johnson said. (Inside Carolina)

UNC vs. Georgia Tech Preview

Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner has been forced to utilize six different starting lineups this season due to suspensions and injuries. As such, the Yellow Jackets have been uneven at times, losing to Grambling St. and Wright St. while beating Miami and Notre Dame. Georgia Tech has won five of its last seven, including a loss to No. 2 Virginia on Thursday. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Snow days at Carolina

Winter weather canceled classes at Carolina on Wednesday and Thursday, but the campus was still buzzing with excitement for the snow. Take a look at Carolina's campus from the air after several inches of snow fell on January 17, 2018. View Video...

Report: UNC and Gonzaga to begin home-and-home basketball series in 2018

North Carolina and Gonzaga will begin a home-and-home basketball series in Chapel Hill during the 2018-19 season, multiple sources informed FanRag Sports. There will be a return game in Spokane during the 2019-20 season. The official dates and times have yet to be determined, however. This series will notably serve as a rematch of the 2017 National Championship. (FanRag Sports)

Tribal Competition Boosts UNC Men's Lacrosse Camaraderie & Competition

On January 8, the UNC men's lacrosse team gathered inside its meeting and film room. All the while, stationed in a corner of the room, a whiteboard loomed, the numbers 1-7 already written on it. Point totals were also listed, representing the final results of the program's sixth annual tribal competition, a series of activities players participate in throughout the fall semester. (GoHeels.com)

UNC didn't want to be there

It started with 15 seconds of silence and ended with an apology. It was the type of postgame press conference the UNC women's basketball team is tired of holding: explaining a blown lead, dreadful shooting and another ACC loss, the third in six tries this season. Sylvia Hatchell stared quietly at a box score that didn't hold the answers. They didn't want to be there. (Argyle Report)

Quinshad Davis Officially Joins Carolina Football Staff

Former standout wide receiver Quinshad Davis has returned to the UNC football program as an offensive graduate assistant. The program's all-time leader in career touchdown receptions, Davis begins his coaching career after stints in professional football with the Detroit Lions and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Davis was a member of coach Larry Fedora's first signing class in 2012. (GoHeels.com)

UNC To Honor Coach Sylvia Hatchell's 1K Victory On Sunday

UNC Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell added another line to her amazing list of accomplishments when she won her 1,000th career game last month. On Sunday against Duke, the UNC athletic department will hold a celebration before tip-off to honor Hatchell on her milestone victory. Game time is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at Carmichael Arena. (GoHeels.com)

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