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Inside The Numbers: UNC's Lineup Efficiency

One of the stories of the Georgia Tech game involved North Carolina’s continued struggles during minutes when key starters are resting on the bench. Against the Jackets, UNC led 74-48 in 31.5 minutes with 0 or 1 freshman on the floor. However, in the 8.5 minutes with multiple rookies on the court, the Tar Heels were outscored 18-6. This wasn’t an aberration. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Focusing on The Boards

Joel Berry doesn't mind mixing it up. UNC's hard-nosed point guard has no problem venturing into the paint and challenging bigger players for the ball. That rebounding mentality is a must for everyone in a Tar Heel uniform. UNC, which has committed to a smaller starting lineup, must rebound at a high level. On Saturday against Georgia Tech, Carolina did just that. (Inside Carolina)

Sterling Manley Provides Lift Off The Bench

Sterling Manley said one area he's improved the most in has been his aggressiveness. And that was evident. "The two big men, they had no subs for them," Manley said. "So, c'mon, you're going to play the whole game and you think you will be able to stay with me when I'm coming off the bench? That's like a slap in my face. So I'm definitely going to go to work on you." (GoHeels.com)

Video: Marvin Williams discusses 13 year NBA journey

UNC alumnus and Charlotte Hornet Marvin Williams has had a long, successful stint in the NBA, playing for three teams including the Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, and the Hornets. During 13 NBA seasons, Williams offers some thoughts on his career, and what tips he has for players who aspire to make it to the NBA as well. View Video...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign veteran QB Darian Durant

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed recently-released quarterback Darian Durant to a one-year contract. The 12-year CFL veteran spent last season with the Montreal Alouettes and and previously with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, posting career totals of 31,740 yards and 167 touchdowns. He was released by the Alouettes after one season. (CFL.ca)

Carolina Women's Basketball Hosts Duke On Sunday

North Carolina continues rivalry week against No. 15 Duke on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. UNC had its three-game winning streak snapped on Thursday with a 66-53 home loss to NC State. Duke won its fourth-straight league game at Virginia Tech on Thursday, 86-75. Fans can watch the game on the Regional Sports Network, including locally in North Carolina on Fox Sports South. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Tennis Sweeps Tribe And Spiders In Season Openers

Sophomore Alexa Graham won the clinching point to help lift No. 5 North Carolina to a 7-0 season-opening victory over William & Mary on Saturday at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center. UNC later defeated Richmond, 7-0, in the afternoon to make it a clean sweep for the Tar Heels. No. 38 Sara Daavettila didn't surrender a point in winning on court three in singles. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Tennis Opens With 7-0 Win Over Bucknell

UNC men's tennis opened the 2018 spring season Saturday with a 7-0 win over visiting Bucknell. The Tar Heels swept all six singles matches in straight sets to improve to 1-0 on the season. It marked the first collegiate wins for freshmen Benjamin Sigouin and Mac Kiger, who both earned victories in singles and doubles. Sigouin played at No. 1 singles and doubles. (GoHeels.com)

When all else fails, rebounding has been the key for Carolina’s success

North Carolina won a slug fest when they defeated Georgia Tech, 80-66, at the Dean E. Smith Center Saturday afternoon. The Tar Heels scored 26 points off offensive rebounds and held a 46-25 advantage on the boards. The 22 more second-chance points than Tech was the second largest scoring margin in that category this season. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Video: UNC Students Sing School Song in Snow at Kenan Stadium

UNC students celebrated a snow day by singing on the school’s football field in Chapel Hill on Wednesday, January 17. Orange County recorded ten or more inches of snow from the storm. Classes at the university were cancelled on January 17, as well as January 18, as a result. Students can be heard singing the school's alma mater, Hark the Sound, in this video. (MSN.com)

Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta has turned Jack Winery into label of love

From the start of spring training in mid-February, through the dog days of summer, and into the cool nights of autumn, Rockies’ veteran catcher Chris Iannetta blocks pitches in the dirt, winces as foul tips sting his fingertips and works in a uniform soaked in sweat. But there is another man behind the mask. Iannetta is also a maker of fine wines. (Denver Post)

Sterling Manley becoming "that guy" for UNC

Twenty games into his freshman year, Sterling Manley could be "that guy" for UNC basketball. Theo Pinson thinks so, and he's played the role himself, so he should know. After the Tar Heels' 80-66 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday, Pinson said Manley could be "that guy” for UNC — the guy who provides a spark off the bench. “I definitely want to be that guy,” Manley said. (Argyle Report)

Offensive Balance Propels UNC to Victory

A renewed focus on offensive balance in place of a perimeter-based offense isn’t an easy change for the Tar Heels. That, in addition to the hybrid-zone defense that the Yellow Jackets run, led to the early blunders. The Heels started spreading the floor, getting out in transition, and making good on their goal of getting the inside game going with Sterling Manley. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Road To The Rafters

On gameday, absolutely nothing interferes with Roy Williams' commitment to his team. Nothing happens that is not related to that day's game. And yet, there he was, staying on the Smith Center court for over a minute at halftime just to address the crowd. "For the last three years I was one of the luckiest guys in the world, because I got to coach Justin Jackson," he said. (GoHeels.com)

Joel Berry responds to Georgia Tech guard Jose Alvarado’s step-over

While UNC was holding off the Yellow Jackets, one of the storylines came on a play between the two teams' point guards. UNC's Joel Berry drove to the basket and was fouled by freshman Jose Alvarado. Following the play with Berry on the ground, Alvarado stepped over Berry. "I just never want anybody to disrespect me like that. I told him, 'Watch where you're stepping.'" (Keeping It Heel)

5 observations from Georgia Tech-North Carolina

North Carolina devoured Georgia Tech on the offensive glass, taking down 19 offensive rebounds to Tech’s 19 defensive rebounds. The Tar Heels rank fourth in the country in offensive rebounding. “I’ll box out one guy, and then another one will come flying right after from the side,” center Ben Lammers said. “It’s hard to do. It’s hard to box out a guy you don’t see coming.” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Roy Williams Post-Georgia Tech Quotes

Roy Williams: "It's a 'W' and we did some good things and some bad things. The good news is that it's a 'W' and we've got to be a little more dedicated to being a good defensive team. It's the second game in a row where they came out and made a bunch of shots early in the second half and our guys are feeling it, we'll sort of match it. I'm not that comfortable that way." (GoHeels.com)

Quick Hitters – UNC vs. Georgia Tech

Classy move from referee Ted Valentine to pull Joel Berry aside pre-game and discuss the back-turning issue from the last time Valentine called a UNC game. Good to have 2017 national champion Justin Jackson in the house. UNC honored the reigning ACC player of the year and first-team All-American at halftime, including hanging his jersey in the rafters. (Armchair All-Americans)

Pinson, Manley go 'attack mode' to lift Tar Heels past Yellow Jackets

Theo Pinson's 11 points and 10 rebounds plus Sterling Manley's nine points and three rebounds were above-par play for the pair and the difference that lifted the Tar Heels past Georgia Tech 80-66. Pinson says the difference in his play is "just being in attack mode." "I tell myself before every game since the two-game losing streak: 'Attack mode, attack mode.'" (WRAL Sports Fan)

Rebounding Powers No. 15 UNC Past Georgia Tech, Tar Heels Win Fourth Straight

After shaking off the cobwebs midway through the first half Saturday at the Dean Smith Center, the 15th-ranked Tar Heels utilized their superior rebounding advantage to take control–on the way to an 80-66 victory over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. UNC didn’t have its best shooting performance by any means, but it ultimately had no impact on the final result. (Chapelboro.com)

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