UNC-Notre Dame Postgame Notes

Notre Dame's 31 made free throws are the second-most by opponents against a Roy Williams-coached Tar Heel team. Notre Dame's two turnovers are the fewest against a Roy Williams-coached UNC team (previous 4 on three occasions). Ninth time in his career that Marcus Paige made five or more three pointers. He has a school record 259. (

Notre Dame 80 UNC 76: Numbers, Numbers, Numbers

15-19, 28-32, 31-38. Those numbers are the what Notre Dame has shot at the free throw line in the past three games against North Carolina. As was the case last year, Notre Dame drew fouls consistently against the Tar Heels. UNC was called for a season high 27 fouls which 17 of those coming in the second half. (Tar Heel Blog)

Roy Williams Post-Notre Dame Quotes & Audio

Roy Williams: "Congratulations to Notre Dame. Their coach did a heck of a lot better job of getting his guys to play with intensity than I did. Look down there, 19 points off turnovers for them, 0 for us. 23 second chance points for them, 13 for us. 38 foul shots for them, 21 for us. I’ve got to do a heck of a lot better job of getting my club to play with a lot more intensity than we did." (Inside Carolina)

Notre Dame wins third straight vs. UNC as No. 2 Heels drop 2nd straight

Neither UNC nor Notre Dame have lost back-to-back games this season. Saturday's showdown in South Bend was sure to end that streak for one team, and when the game was hanging in the balance it was the recent dominance of the Irish in this series that seemed the most apparent in their 80-76 win. Mike Brey has now won three straight against Roy Williams. (CBS Sports)

Second-half Notre Dame surge hands North Carolina second straight loss

This one might have looked a little familiar to North Carolina fans. Notre Dame utilized a strong second half to take down the No. 2 Tar Heels before a sold-out Purcell Pavilion crowd that was bursting at the seams. The Fighting Irish’s 80-76 win over the visiting Tar Heels was reminiscent of their meeting 11 months ago in the ACC tournament title game. (

Notre Dame rallies to beat No. 2 North Carolina 80-76

Demetrius Jackson scored 19 points, Bonzie Colson had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Notre Dame rallied to beat No. 2 North Carolina 80-76 on Saturday night. It was the second straight loss for the Tar Heels (19-4, 8-2 ACC). Marcus Paige broke out of a six-game shooting slump, finishing with 21 points. Brice Johnson had 14 points and 14 rebounds for North Carolina. (Associated Press)

Recap: Notre Dame 80, UNC 76

The good news is Marcus Paige snapped out of his slump. The bad news pretty much everything else went wrong as UNC went from leading 39-30 at halftime to an 80-76 loss at Notre Dame. UNC falls to 19-4 overall and 8-2 in the ACC which has the Tar Heels in a tie with Louisville though the Cardinals are no longer eligible for the postseason. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Tar Heels Come Up Short at Notre Dame, 80-76 - Highlights

Despite a game-high 21 points from Marcus Paige, the Tar Heels fell on the road to Notre Dame 80-76 on February 6, 2016. (View Video...)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Notre Dame

That one hurts much more than Monday's loss at Louisville. Carolina should've won Saturday night's game at Notre Dame, and had a 15-point lead late in the first half and nine points at halftime. But the Irish fought back and won an 80-76 decision. Carolina is a good rebounding team. But they haven't been in the past two games. (

Video: Marcus Paige Scores Game-High 21 vs. Notre Dame

Marcus Paige broke out of his slump, scoring a game-high 21 points - including 5/8 from deep - against Notre Dame on February 6, 2016. (View Video...)

Box Score: Notre Dame 80, North Carolina 76

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 80-76 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday in South Bend. (View Box Score)

Midseason Review: Nate Britt

North Carolina backup point guard Nate Britt has been smart with the basketball this season. Of the eight players who average at least 15 minutes per game, Britt commits the fewest turnovers per game at 0.9 per contest. Britt gives the Tar Heels an experienced floor general who fits right in whenever Marcus Paige or Joel Berry needs a rest. (Carolina Blue)

Remaining Schedule Features Multiple Tests For UNC

On the back-end of their ACC schedule, the Tar Heels will have two matchups with teams currently ranked in the Top 20 of the AP poll, plus two games against Duke and contests against Notre Dame and Pittsburgh. As UNC prepares for the final month of the regular season, what can it expect in its last nine games? (Today's U)

UNC Women's Lacrosse Opens 2016 With 11-7 Win At JMU

Second-ranked North Carolina (1-0) got four goals and an assist from Molly Hendrick and opened its 2016 season with an 11-7 win at James Madison on Saturday. Aly Messinger posted two goals and two assists and Sammy Jo Tracy had two goals and an assist for the Tar Heels, who improved to 17-4 in season openers and 5-2 against James Madison. (

Jay Bilas with high praise for North Carolina basketball

ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas was asked on SportsCenter on Saturday prior to UNC's matchup with Notre Dame which team he thought had the best chance to win the national championship. He went with the Tar Heels. "I happen to think it’s North Carolina,” Bilas said. “North Carolina doesn’t shoot the ball as well as they need to, but they get the ball inside." (Carolina Blue)

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