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Previewing Georgia Tech
No. 19 North Carolina and Georgia Tech will square off for the second time in 11 days on Tuesday. Tip-off at McCamish Pavilion is set for 7pm and will be aired on ESPNU. Since losing to the Tar Heels less than two weeks ago, head coach Brian Gregory’s squad let a double-digit second-half lead slip away at home against Louisville before falling at Clemson, 70-63, in overtime.
North Carolina Ranked 19th In Both Basketball Polls
North Carolina fell four spots to No. 19 in this week's Associated Press top 25 poll and dropped one spot to No. 19 in this week's ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, released on Monday. Carolina is ranked in the AP poll for the 21st week in a row, including all 17 polls in 2014-15. UNC was ranked in the final four polls of last season.
Brice Johnson and JP Tokoto combine for seven dunks in win over Miami
It comes too naturally to Brice Johnson for him to fully appreciate its significance. Don’t think he doesn’t enjoy it — he’d be crazy not to — but maybe his vantage point prohibits him from witnessing the impact it can have. Maybe the best vantage point is courtside, where North Carolina play-by-play announcer Jones Angell sits.
Know Your Opponent: Georgia Tech
Ten days after the Tar Heels delivered their most complete performance of the year against the Yellow Jackets in an 89-60 thumping, Carolina and Georgia Tech will run it back in Atlanta Tuesday night. For Tech, it's been more of the same in the two games since the trip to Chapel Hill - two single-digit losses in two distinct, yet still gut-wrenching, forms.
Michael Jordan's estimated worth: $1 billion
Michael Jordan can be found near the top of seemingly every list that mentions his name. He's not close to the top of a new one, but he'll probably be just fine with that. Forbes magazine revealed its 29th annual World's Billionaires List and Jordan made the cut for the first time. With an estimated net worth of $1 billion, Jordan qualifies as the 1,741st richest person in the world, the magazine said.
Scenarios for UNC's ACC Tournament Seeding
UNC has been eliminated from grabbing a seed higher than fourth. The Tar Heels are mathematically eliminated from catching either Virginia or Duke in terms of ACC record. There is a scenario that has UNC tied at 12-6 with Louisville and Notre Dame but the Tar Heels cannot get the #3 seed if that happens which will we explore below.
How Brendan Haywood handled the trade deadline with humor
Before entering the extended All-Star break, Brendan Haywood humorously suggested he would spend the day of the trade deadline in his North Carolina bed with the covers over his face. From time to time he would peek out to get a glimpse of the latest news on the TV screen. He would be checking to see if he was being shipped out. "No joke," Haywood said with a big chuckle.
Tar Heels close out close game against Miami
With five minutes and 15 seconds left against Miami Saturday, the Tar Heels led by just three points. It’s a position similar to the ones UNC had been in against Louisville, Duke and N.C. State among others. A position, against those schools, that marked the last positive moment of the game. Saturday was a different story. Saturday, No. 15 UNC closed out a game, defeating Miami 73-64.
Video: Roy Williams Post-Miami Press Conference
North Carolina coach Roy Williams spoke about his team's improved play in late-game situations as the Tar Heels beat the Miami Hurricanes 73-64 in Miami.
UNC-Miami: Roy Williams Postgame Quotes
Roy Williams: "Our locker room now is a lot happier place than it was on a Tuesday night. I was really pleased with our guys. We had some mistakes, particularly late in the first half and some of them got a little bit of a negative look on their faces. But they paid attention at half time with what we talked about. In the second half I thought we were pretty doggone good."
Brice Johnson slams Miami as Heels snap 4-game skid vs. Canes
The last of Brice Johnson's five dunks was the most emphatic, and when he landed with his arms outstretched he froze the pose, as if seeking style points. No. 15 North Carolina showed some flair that had been lacking of late, and took advantage of the 6-foot-9 Johnson's dominating inside game to beat Miami 73-64 on Saturday. Johnson had 22 points, shot 11 for 15 and grabbed 11 rebounds.
Brice Johnson Rebounds
Brice Johnson responded to his worst showing of the ACC slate with arguably his best performance of the season in No. 15 North Carolina’s 73-64 win over Miami on Saturday. Johnson scored 16 of his game-high 22 points in the second half as the Tar Heels pulled away in the final 11:33 after the Hurricanes took the lead at 48-47.
UNC-Miami: Inside The Game
North Carolina needed a bounce back and no player needed a good showing more than forward Brice Johnson. Johnson finished with only four points at home against North Carolina State Tuesday night, but rose to the occasion at Miami. Johnson scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 73-64 conference win over the Hurricanes.
Lucas: From Energy To Execution
Like his teammates, Joel Berry II had survived virtually everything possible from Miami. He’d weathered the Hurricanes erasing an eight-point second-half Tar Heel lead. He’d even ignored the occasional late-game shakes that have plagued the Tar Heels at times this year, directing a UNC offense that went the final 5:54 without a turnover on the way to holding on for a key 73-64 road win.
Theo Pinson Eyeing Return vs. Georgia Tech
Theo Pinson dressed out but did not play in No. 15 North Carolina’s 73-64 win over Miami on Saturday. The freshman wing is hoping to return to the lineup at Georgia Tech on Tuesday night. “The goal right now is the Georgia Tech game.” Pinson told reporters following the game. “We’re going to progress things to see how I take things at practice, so hopefully I’m out there Tuesday night.”