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When The Player Becomes The Moment
On Wednesday evening, Marcus Paige provided fans, particularly those of the light blue variety, as well as casual observers, a legendary moment somewhere in between that middle schooler and Dwight Clark.
Vote for Marcus Paige for Bob Cousy Award
UNC guard Marcus Paige is among the finalists for the 2014 Bob Cousy Award, which goes to the nation's top point guard. Please consider taking a moment to cast your vote and help make Paige UNC's fourth winner of the award, joining former Tar Heels Raymond Felton (2005), Ty Lawson (2009), and Kendall Marshall (2012).
Three to know preview of North Carolina at Virginia Tech
Roy Williams compares winning on the road to taking an opponent's brownies. After Wednesday, he is 57-31 in ACC road games, and his 64.8 win percentage ranks second in league history behind former Duke coach Vic Bubas (66.7). Last-place Virginia Tech is 1-7 in ACC home games - a 52-45 victory against Miami on Feb. 15 is the Hokies' only win in 2014.
Video: Tyler Hansbrough breaks NCAA free throw record in 104-74 win over Georgia Tech
Tyler Hansbrough makes his 906th career free throw in UNC’s 104-74 win over Georgia Tech, breaking Dickie Hemric’s (Wake Forest) NCAA record, set in 1955. Hansbrough finishes his career with 982 made free throws.
Video: Roy Williams on the Dan Patrick Show
UNC basketball coach Roy Williams joined the Dan Patrick Show on Friday to discuss the Tar Heels' current winning streak, the state of college basketball, and Michael Jordan, among other topics.
Paige’s second-half efforts have been ‘Super’ for UNC
Fit him with a pair of horn-rimmed glasses and an old-school Fedora, and Marcus Paige could pass for an updated version of mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent. Good thing for the Tar Heels that the young point guard also does a pretty good imitation of Kent’s alter-ego, Superman. Instead of stepping out of a phone booth and into a red cape, Paige usually does his changeover at halftime
Tar Heels intent on avoiding letdown at Virginia Tech
North Carolina has saved the worst for last. Having already faced every other ACC opponent, the Tar Heels will face last-place Virginia Tech Saturday at Cassell Coliseum. While No. 19 UNC has won 10 straight for the first time since its 2008-09 national championship season, the Hokies have won just twice since Dec. 8 — beating Maryland-Eastern Shore on Dec. 31 and Miami on Feb. 15.
Tar Heels Visit Hokies Saturday
North Carolina (21-7, 11-4 ACC) will try to win its 11th game in a row when it hits the road to play at Virginia Tech (9-18, 2-13) on Saturday in Blacksburg, Va. The Tar Heels and Hokies will tip off at 2:30 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum. The ACC Network of stations will televise the game with Tom Werme (play-by-play) and former Tar Heel player and assistant coach Eddie Fogler (analyst) on the call.
Previewing Virginia Tech
The Tar Heels have won 10 in a row. Their next opponent - Virginia Tech - lost ten ACC games in a row this season, and has now lost 13 of their last 14. Tip-off at Cassell Coliseum is Saturday at 2:30pm and will be televised by the ACC Network. Virginia Tech enters Saturday’s contest with a 9-18 (2-13 ACC) record.
Carolina Recognizes Tar Heel Trailblazers
In recognition of Black History Month, UNC honored four African-American pioneers - Courtney Bumpers, Robyn Hadley, Ricky Lanier and Charles Scott - as its inaugural Tar Heel Trailblazers, the first in an ongoing program to celebrate those who have shaped Carolina athletics.
UNC-Virginia Tech Preview
The Heels will travel to Blacksburg, Virginia to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies Saturday and that game is a precursor to the final two games of the regular season which includes Senior Night against Notre Dame and a road finale against Duke.
Tale of the Tape: UNC-Virginia Tech
This is as big a statistical mismatch as UNC has seen since December and that includes Boston College because at the very least, the Eagles had some semblance of an offense. Virginia Tech is lacking on both ends of the floor and it is even more pronounced with you look at the conference only stats.
Behind the Scenes: Scouting Opponents with C.B. McGrath
Now in his 11th season as an assistant coach at UNC, C.B. McGrath's passion carries over to preparing scouting reports for various ACC showdowns. "I really do like scouting, because it can help our guys-it can help our team," McGrath said last week, watching tape of Florida State on his laptop and marking possible plays to later show the Tar Heels.
What Happened to the 2005 Tar Heels?
It's harder and harder to believe that a UNC team led by Raymond Felton, Sean May, Rashad McCants and Marvin Williams won a title. I grew up loving UNC basketball, but that team’s collective fate in the pros never clicked until seeing it spelled out like that. That title team was so good and so unfair the year they won the title, and it’s all sort of unraveled since then.
7.7 seconds in attack mode
The Tar Heels didn’t have any timeouts remaining in the final seconds of their overtime win against NC State, but they were still well prepared for what was to come. According to Marcus Paige’s account, they call it a “Go.” "That’s something we’ve practiced,” Paige said. “With that much time, you want to try to get an early ball screen and then attack with shooters in the corner."