Lucas: Active Jackson

“Coach Robinson said it perfectly,” Justin Jackson said. “When I go out and play with energy on both ends of the court, it gets me going and gets me into the game a little more.” That’s exactly what happened against the Wildcats. The sophomore got in a perfect offensive rhythm, creating easy shots both for himself and for his teammates. (

Roy Williams On UNC's Win Over Northwestern

Roy Williams: "We had three good stretches where we were good on the offensive end and the defensive end. We also had two stretches where we were terrible defensively. I thought Justin Jackson, who everyone wanted me to be worried about five days ago, has played pretty well the last two games: 21 and 13 tonight and six offensive rebounds is something I always love to have." (Inside Carolina)

Justin Jackson Finding his Groove

After setting a career high with 25 points in Saturday’s loss in Cedar Falls, Justin Jackson was once again the aggressor against the Wildcats at the Sprint Center, consistently finding the weak spots in their zone and attacking the rim. He finished with 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting to go along with a career-high 13 rebounds. (Inside Carolina)

No. 9 Tar Heels beat Northwestern 80-69 in CBE Classic semis

Justin Jackson had 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead a balanced effort for ninth-ranked North Carolina, which bounced back from a surprising loss over the weekend to beat Northwestern 80-69 on Monday night in the CBE Classic semifinals. North Carolina will play Kansas State for the tournament title Tuesday night. (Associated Press)

Ross' Rapid Reactions: UNC vs. Northwestern

Theo Pinson is taking over where J.P. Tokoto left off in terms of assist production. He had five assists in the first half and always looked for the extra pass for the better shot. His no-look assist in the second half through two defenders to Kennedy Meeks is one of the better assists you'll see all season. Pinson finished with eight assists, but had four turnovers. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Tar Heels Down Northwestern, 80-69 - Highlights

Justin Jackson (21 pts, 13 rebs) was one of six Tar Heels to score in double-figures as Carolina took down the Northwestern Wildcats 80-69 in the semifinals of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic on November 23, 2015. (View Video...)

Recap: UNC 80, Northwestern 69

After struggling through three games, Justin Jackson has back-to-back 20 point games. On the evening, the sophomore scored 21 points and collected 13 rebounds for his first career double-double. Jackson also chipped in four assists and was key in breaking the Wildcat zone. Brice Johnson also recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Justin Jackson Double-Doubles vs. Northwestern

Justin Jackson notched his first career double-double with 21 points (8-15 FG) and 13 rebounds to go along with 4 assists in the 80-69 win over Northwestern on November 23, 2015. (View Video...)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Northwestern

That was one of the best versions of Justin Jackson that the Tar Heels have seen in his young career. In addition to his 21 points, Jackson was very involved in every aspect of the game. His 13 rebounds gave him his first career double-double, an especially impressive stat considering he had eight rebounds the entire season going into Monday night. (

Box Score: North Carolina 80, Northwestern 69

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 80-69 win over Northwestern on Monday at the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City, Missouri. (View Box Score)

Tar Heels' defense no worse for wear

This time last season, N.C. State was extolling the virtues of its blue-collar team after a blue-collar 35-7 shellacking of rival North Carolina in Chapel Hill. When asked Monday whether those comments rankled him, head coach Larry Fedora of No. 11 North Carolina responded with five seconds of silence. “I don’t know how to answer that,” Fedora said after the pause. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Williams overcomes turnover deja vu against Virginia Tech

As the ball kept popping loose and the rabid crowd at Lane Stadium roared louder and louder, no one on the North Carolina sideline could shake the feeling of, "Here we go again." Just like in the season-opening loss to South Carolina, redshirt senior quarterback Marquise Williams had turned the ball over three times. And just like before, it was Williams who was going to be the difference in a Tar Heel win or loss. (Daily Tar Heel)

Larry Fedora, UNC Focused on NC State

With the arrival of rivalry week, and a chance at the rare state championship looming, Larry Fedora had nothing but nice things to say about the N.C. State Wolfpack in his weekly press conference. “What makes college football and sports so much fun is that you have these rivalries, especially these regional rivalries,” said Fedora on Monday. (Inside Carolina)

No. 11 UNC keeps focus on NC State, not year-old trash talk

Marquise Williams insists he doesn't have a score to settle with rival North Carolina State. The North Carolina quarterback has more important things to worry about than trash talk. His 11th-ranked Tar Heels (10-1, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) are in the midst of the program's best season in nearly two decades. "Last year's team was last year," Williams said Monday. (Associated Press)

Seattle Mariners Sign Catcher Chris Iannetta to 2016 Contract

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto brought in a name that he was quite familiar with over the last few years, signing free agent catcher Chris Iannetta to a 1-year contract through the 2016 season. Iannetta, 32, hit .188 with 28 runs, 10 doubles, 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 92 games with the Angels last season. (Seattle Mariners)

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