North Carolina Players Post-Virginia Interviews

Several members of the North Carolina basketball team spoke with the media following the Tar Heels' 65-41 win over Virginia on Saturday in Chapel Hill. Here are their video interviews: Kennedy Meeks, Justin Jackson, Joel Berry

UNC-Virginia Postgame Notes

Virginia scored 41 points, the second-fewest by an opponent in the Smith Center (460th game). Clemson scored 39 on 2/16/1995. The 41 points are the fewest UNC has given up to Virginia since 1/21/1947 when UNC beat the Cavaliers 63-38. That game was played in Woollen Gym. Roy Williams tied Eddie Sutton for the eighth-most wins among Division I head coaches with 806. (

UNC-Virginia Postgame Quotes

Roy Williams: "I have the utmost respect for [Tony Bennett] and his club, and I have never seen his team miss that many shots. We were playing pretty defensively sometimes, and sometimes they got wide-open shots and they just didn’t go in. That happens in the game of basketball. Nobody’s done a better job the last three years in the country than Tony Bennett has." (

UNC Honors Brice Johnson, Marcus Paige at Halftime of Virginia Game

Two of the most beloved Tar Heel basketball players in recent memory had their jersey numbers honored on Saturday night during halftime of UNC’s game against No. 14 Virginia. Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige–who each graduated following last season–are the 50th and 51st Tar Heel players to have their jerseys placed in the rafters of the Dean E. Smith Center. (

The Primary Break: UNC-UVa. Quick Takes

Justin Jackson scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half. On the night, he moved past Brendan Haywood and Deon Thompson into 34th place on the all-time scoring list with 1,415 points. Kennedy Meeks had a huge 13-point, 7-rebound second half. He also blocked three shots in the game to move past Serge Zwikker into 13th place on UNC’s all-time list with 134. (The Secondary Break)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Virginia Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 65-41 win over Virginia on Saturday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

Video: North Carolina Routs Virginia, 65-41 - Highlights

North Carolina forward Justin Jackson scored 20 points (18 in the first half) to lead the Tar Heels to a dominant 24-point win over Virginia in Chapel Hill on February 18, 2017. View Video...

UVa scorest fewest points of season in loss at UNC

On a night when UNC was held more than 25 points under its season scoring average, the Tar Heels showed they can play defense, too. Virginia did not make a 3-point field goal until the 35th minute Saturday and shot 28 percent from the field in a 65-41 loss. As if that weren’t painful enough for 14th-ranked UVa, the Cavaliers play Carolina again in eight days. (Roanoke Times)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Virginia

The completeness of that win almost obscured what a big victory was. Carolina essentially dominated Virginia in every meaningful way on the way to a 65-41 victory. That might have been the most complete game of Justin Jackson's career. The junior finished with 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting, doing it on a combination of drives and perimeter jumpers. (

Tar Heels Dominate Virginia, 65-41

Justin Jackson scored 20 points to help No. 10 North Carolina beat No. 14 Virginia 65-41 on Saturday, keeping the Tar Heels alone in first in the ACC. Kennedy Meeks had all of his 13 points and seven rebounds after halftime for the Tar Heels (23-5, 11-3 ACC). They shot 47 percent and led by double figures nearly all night against the ice-cold Cavaliers. (Associated Press)

Video: Isaiah Hicks Rocks the Rim vs. Virginia

North Carolina forward Isaiah Hicks had several impressive dunks in the Tar Heels' 65-41 win over the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

Box Score: North Carolina 65, Virginia 41

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 65-41 win over the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

Video: Marcus Paige & Brice Johnson Honored

Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson, seniors on the 2015-16 team that won the ACC championship and led UNC to the Final Four and national championship game, had their jersey numbers honored at a halftime of the game against Virginia on February 18, 2017. View Video...

How North Carolina can become a No. 1 seed

North Carolina enters Saturday as a projected No. 2 seed, per ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi. But the Tar Heels have a pretty clear road forward toward a No. 1 seed, and could even take over a projected top seed spot by end of day Saturday. Lunardi responded Saturday morning to a tweet about how Baylor needed to win its game over Kansas to keep a No. 1 seed. (Carolina Blue)

Jay Bilas picks North Carolina as ACC's best title chance

ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas said he thinks North Carolina has the ACC’s best chance to win the national title. After Seth Greenberg picked Louisville on ESPN’s College GameDay, Bilas countered with the Tar Heels. “I like Carolina if I’ve got to pick one team," Bilas said. (Carolina Blue)

No. 9 UNC Baseball Hangs On For 6-5 Win

Kyle Datres drove in three runs and Josh Hiatt picked up his second four-out save in as many days as No. 9 North Carolina held off a late rally to beat Kentucky 6-5 Saturday at Boshamer Stadium. Jason Morgan allowed just one run on five hits over 5.2 innings to get the win for the Tar Heels, who will go for the sweep Sunday afternoon at 1. (

Tar Heel Softball Splits Day Two Of ACC/Big Ten Challenge

UNC split a pair of games on Saturday in the second day of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, shutting out Purdue, 5-0, but falling, 10-2, to Ohio State. Freshman Brittany Pickett tossed a four-hit gem against the Boilermakers for the first UNC shutout of the season, while a disastrous sixth inning turned a close contest into a mercy-rule game in the rematch with Ohio State. (

UNC fan made good sign about Kyrie Irving thinking world is flat

Kyrie Irving has come out as a person who believes the world is flat, so now he's going to be relentlessly teased about this for a while. This UNC fan got this important work started by making this sign for College GameDay on Saturday in Chapel Hill. (Carolina Blue)

Goldstock, Matthews Power UNC Men's Lacrosse In 15-8 Win Over Lehigh

The second-ranked UNC men’s lacrosse team spotted Lehigh an early lead before running off five goals midway through the first quarter, en route to a 15-8 victory over the Mountain Hawks in UNC’s home opener Saturday (Highlights). The defending NCAA champion Tar Heels improve to 3-0 on the season while the Mountain Hawks fall to 2-1.

Prepping for Virginia's Style

Virginia lost four of their last six outings. Their four losses were against solid squads (Villanova, Syracuse, Duke and Virginia Tech) but this is still the roughest patch of the Cavalier's campaign so far. Surely a 33 percent winning percentage shows some signs of late-season struggles. Coach Roy Williams says not so fast. (Carolina Blue)

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