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JB Bukauskas, Brian Miller Named to Golden Spikes Award Watch List

USA Baseball marked the beginning of the college season this week by releasing its 55-player watch list for the Golden Spikes Award on Wednesday. A pair of UNC juniors–starting pitcher J.B. Bukauskas and centerfielder Brian Miller–were included. Bukauskas–who went 7-2 with 111 strikeouts last season–is expected to anchor the Tar Heel pitching rotation in 2017. (Chapelboro.com)

Seven Tar Heels Selected for NFL Combine

The NFL on Wednesday released the list of 330 players who will attend the Scouting Combine. The Combine will be held Feb. 28 through March 6 in Indianapolis. The NFL Draft will be held April 27 through April 29 in Philadelphia. UNC (7): WR Mack Hollins, RB Elijah Hood, WR Bug Howard, DL Nazair Jones, RB T.J. Logan, WR Ryan Switzer, QB Mitch Trubisky. (Scout.com)

How can UNC fix its defense?

The North Carolina Tar Heels have stumbled up a bit in the past few weeks and this has many looking for answers—mainly in Carolina's defense. But what happened? UNC had great efficiency numbers early in the year and was considered one of the best defensive teams. (Carolina Blue)

Audio: Roy Williams - NC State is a dangerous team

UNC head coach Roy Williams joined The David Glenn Show Tuesday to discuss how he’s preparing for the Tar Heels’ game at NC State, growing up with the rivalry and (since it’s Valentine’s Day) maybe a secret or two to maintaining a long, happy marriage. The Hall of Famer also explained why his team won’t be sleeping on the Wolfpack going into Wednesday night’s contest. (ACC Sports Journal)

Know Your Opponent: North Carolina State

While counting North Carolina State out of postseason contention made a lot of people look foolish early in Mark Gottfried's tenure, it's going to take a Herculean effort to reverse the Wolfpack's current nosedive. With just five games remaining in the regular season, even avoiding Tuesday at the ACC Tournament may be a tall order. (GoHeels.com)

For Pack to down Heels, they'll have to overcome adversity

"We are preparing for the game as if it would be any other game," NC State coach Mark Gottfried said. "(UNC is) really good. Obviously the game we played in Chapel Hill, we were a disaster. We've got to turn that around." While I, in no way, expected Gottfried or NC State to handle the pre-UNC press availability any differently, in concept, it still feels sad. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Lucas: Pack History Ignites Roy Williams

It’s NC State week, so you know what that means for Roy Williams. “He gets fired up every time we play them,” Theo Pinson said after the last time the Tar Heels faced the Wolfpack, a 51-point victory in Chapel Hill. “There’s a certain spark he has when we play NC State. You can tell by his voice. He wants our execution to be perfect because it’s NC State.” (GoHeels.com)

Tony Bradley’s Development

Earlier this week, we took a look at Seventh Woods’ recent emergence. Fellow freshman Tony Bradley, who started off the season so strong (11.5 PPG (with a FG% of 72.2) and 6.8 RPG in 17.8 MPG through the first six games of his collegiate career), didn’t leave himself as much room for growth. But that doesn’t mean that his game hasn’t been developing. (The Secondary Break)

UNC researchers reach critical milestone for treating brain cancer

In a series of breakthroughs in just under a year, researchers at UNC have made a stunning advance in the development of an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a common and aggressive brain cancer. The work, published in the Feb. 1 issue of Science Translational Medicine, describes how human stem cells can hunt down and kill human brain cancer. (UNC.edu)

UNC Baseball 2017 Promotional Schedule Released

The 2017 North Carolina baseball promotional schedule is highlighted by the return of some Boshamer Stadium favorites, including two Bark at the Bosh dates (March 28 & May 18) and our postgame fireworks show on April 28. Some new promotions this season include Dustin Ackley Bobblehead Night on May 19 and Postgame Movie Night on May 20. (GoHeels.com)

Video: An ACC Tournament, A Power Outage, and an Old Story About Dean Smith

Cory Alexander explains that an ACC Tournament game that he played in as a star at Virginia when the lights went out in the arena was his favorite ACC Tournament memory. Alexander says that after the lights came back on, the Tar Heels ran the Cavs out of the gym, prompting jokes that Dean Smith was somehow behind the power-outage. View Video...

Joel Berry: "I put a lot on myself"

With only six regular season games left on North Carolina's basketball schedule, Joel Berry knows it’s time to step it up. And it’s not like Berry has hit a dramatic cold spell. Since his lowly 2 point total against Miami, UNC's point guard put up double figures in scoring in each of the past three games. That would be good enough for most guys, but Berry is different. (Carolina Blue)

With season, program unraveling, Wolfpack tries to look forward

As the Wolfpack welcomes 10th-ranked UNC to PNC Arena tonight, it is a program in disarray. In the three weeks since N.C. State stunned Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium, the season has come apart. There was a blowout loss at Louisville, home defeats to Syracuse and Miami and lifeless performances in road routs against Florida State and Wake Forest. (Fayetteville Observer)

Hayley Carter Receives Back-to-Back ACC Women's Tennis Honors

UNC’s Hayley Carter was named the ACC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week on Tuesday, the second week in a row she has earned the award from the league office. No. 5 Carter defeated top-ranked Francesca Di Lorenzo of Ohio State in a thrilling three-set match to send the Tar Heels to the finals of the ITA Team Indoor Championship in New Haven, Conn. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels brace for wounded Wolfpack

N.C. State isn't the only team looking for remedies. North Carolina is aiming for an on-court recovery as well. The Tar Heels go to N.C. State for a rematch of last month’s lopsided result. N.C. State has lost five games in a row and is one game away from being in last place. UNC is looking beyond the 107-56 whipping administered on the Wolfpack in Chapel Hill. (Burlington Times News)

Handicapping the final furlongs of a six-horse race in the ACC

Can the Tar Heels defend aggressively in slower paced games and run their half court offense effectively? This team much prefers a fast track. UNC has not won an ACC game without scoring at least 80 points. As the current leader, UNC has the best odds to win the ACC race. But be sure, these Tar Heels are no odds-on favorite. Very tough remaining schedule. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Theo Pinson vs. Division I: The Stat-Stuffing Showdown

RealGM lists 3,162 players who have played at least 100 minutes at at least 10 mpg (out of 4,785 players overall). Theo Pinson’s steals put him in the 94.2 percentile, his rebounds at 96.8, assists 99.1, and his 2 turnovers in 116 minutes in the 99.5 exosphere. No other player in the country ranks in the top 5.8% in any four of the seven stats. (The Secondary Break)

McGuire’s Miracle Documentary

The 60th anniversary documentary of "McGuire's Miracle" is centered around the events and characters that fueled one of the most storied collegiate sports seasons ever - that of the undefeated 1957 UNC men’s National Champion basketball team. This original documentary film will chronicle the story of the men who coached and played when Tar Heel basketball came of age. (Tar Heel Times)

UNC Hoping to Avoid a Letdown Wednesday at NC State

The Tar Heels thoroughly dominated the Wolfpack at the Smith Center back in January to the tune of a 51-point victory that ranks among the largest in ACC history. As UNC (21-5, 9-3 ACC) prepares to face NC State Wednesday night at PNC Arena, its focus is on forgetting the past–knowing that type of performance is just about impossible to recreate. (Chapelboro.com)

Seventh Woods shows improvement as UNC's basketball season progresses

The Duke game was the high point of a promising stretch from the young point guard. In his past three games, Seventh Woods has had seven assists and, more importantly, no turnovers. It helps that Woods is starting to turn the corner on some lingering injuries that impacted his play in the first half of the season. “Finally his body is getting healthy,” Roy Williams said. (Daily Tar Heel)

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