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Video: UNC Players Post-Western Carolina Locker Room Interviews

North Carolina defeated Western Carolina, 104-61, on Wednesday at the Smith Center. UNC shot a school-record 72.7 percent from the 3-point range making 16 of 22 shots from the perimeter, and outrebounded the Catamounts 53-25 while improving to 9-1. Here is what Jalek Felton, Joel Berry, Andrew Platek, and Garrison Brooks had to say about the victory. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC-Western Carolina Postgame Notes

Jalek Felton scored a season-high 15 points and was a season-best 4 for 4 from three-point range. Felton also had a season-high five assists. Wednesday's win was Roy Williams' 1,100th win as a college coach (825 as a head coach and 275 as an assistant to Dean Smith). Luke Maye has scored 199 points in the first 10 games; last year, he scored 194 in 35 games. (GoHeels.com)

Jalek Felton Breaks Through

If North Carolina's 104-61 win over Western Carolina is any indication, Roy Williams’s approach is working. Jalek Felton scored a career-high 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including 4-of-4 from three-point range, and dished out a career-high five assists in 18 minutes. That performance came one game after scoring a career-high nine points against Tulane on Sunday. (Inside Carolina)

UNC-Western Carolina Postgame Quotes

Roy Williams: "We were bigger, stronger, quicker. We were more gifted and made a bunch of shots. I'd like to have saved a bunch of those because 16 of 22 from the three-point line. 31 assists on 37 baskets. There are a lot of things to like. I really liked our focus. Exams are getting ready to get started. I thought we did some good things. We were more gifted." (GoHeels.com)

Spenser Dalton: Thoughts on UNC vs. Western Carolina

The Tar Heels ran all the variations of the run-and-jump defenses, a combination of double-teams and heavy pressure once the ball passes half court. It is always a plus to run these defenses in real game situations, as the blue squad in practice always knows that it’s coming and gradually learns how to pick it apart. WCU ended up turning the ball over 15 times. (Thoughts From a Walk-On)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Western Carolina Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 104-61 win over Western Carolina in Wednesday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

Video: Tar Heels Race Past Catamounts, 104-61 - Game Highlights

Jalek Felton's 15 points led six Tar Heels in double figures as No. 11 North Carolina defeated Western Carolina, 104-61, on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. Here are the highlights: View Video...

Hot-shooting Tar Heels run away from Western Carolina

Western Carolina will always have those first five points. The Catamounts led No. 11 North Carolina on Wednesday, for 3 minutes and 21 seconds anyway. Luke Maye had 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Tar Heels to a runaway 104-61 win over Western Carolina. The Tar Heels made 16 3-pointers (on 22 attempts), which equals the most they have made under coach Roy Williams. (Charlotte Observer)

Seventh Woods Out Indefinitely With Fractured Left Foot

UNC announced Wednesday evening that sophomore guard Seventh Woods is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his left foot. Woods–who has also been battling plantar fasciitis in the same foot–has missed the Tar Heels’ last two games. Although Woods will not need surgery, a timetable for his return has yet to be established. (Chapelboro.com)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Western Carolina

Carolina was, as Roy Williams would say, "more gifted and talented" than Western Carolina, and it showed in a 104-61 victory. But there was a lot to like in the win other than the talent disparity, including an amazing 31 assists on 37 baskets (led by Theo Pinson with seven assists) and 16-for-22 from the three-point line. The Tar Heel starters got plenty of rest. (GoHeels.com)

No. 11 North Carolina beats Western Carolina 104-61

Luke Maye had 12 points and 12 rebounds while No. 11 North Carolina hit a season-high 16 3-pointers to beat Western Carolina 104-61 on Wednesday. The Tar Heels ran off 20 straight points during a 33-3 first-half run that put this one away early. UNC shot 57 percent and made 16 of 22 3-point attempts, coming one shy of the program record for made 3s in a game. (Associated Press)

Box Score: North Carolina 104, Western Carolina 61

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 104-61 win over in-state foe Western Carolina on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

Theo Pinson Embracing Playmaker Role

There seems to be a mutual understanding behind the scenes of UNC basketball for the role of senior Theo Pinson. Pinson is not shooting well from deep, but his playmaking is the best it has ever been. Pinson is 2-for-20 from three-point land yet after nine games the 6-6 Greensboro native is averaging 10 points, 5.4 rebounds, and a team-high 4.1 assists. (Inside Carolina)

Know Your Opponent: Western Carolina

Western Carolina's basketball team is still a work in progress. Long-time head coach Larry Hunter put together one of the nation's most difficult non-conference schedules and the Catamounts have certainly taken their lumps, the worst coming in a 51-point loss at Cincinnati. But WCU has shown signs of progress as the season's second month approaches. (GoHeels.com)

Former rivals Tyler Hansbrough, Gerald Henderson to start a podcast

The key players in an unforgettable, blood-stained UNC-Duke basketball moment have announced plans to work together. Former UNC star Tyler Hansbrough and former Duke standout Gerald Henderson plan to launch a weekly podcast called “Tobacco Road” on Thursday. The show plans to feature coaches, players and other guests with ties to UNC or Duke. (Durham Herald-Sun)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 104
Western Carolina: 61
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UNC vs. Wofford
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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Tulane53
at Florida State72
FINAL
Reynolds (Tulane) 16 pts; Angola (Florida State) 18 pts;
MD-E Shore40
at Virginia Tech93
FINAL
Bacote (MD-E Shore) 12 pts; Alexander-Walker (Virginia Tech) 16 pts;
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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
Boston College1-08-3
Florida State0-09-0
(11) North Carolina0-09-1
(10) Miami0-08-0
Clemson0-08-1
Syracuse0-08-1
Virginia Tech0-08-1
(9) Notre Dame0-08-2
NC State0-08-2
(15) Virginia0-07-1
Louisville0-06-2
Wake Forest0-06-4
Pittsburgh0-05-5
Georgia Tech0-04-4
(1) Duke0-111-1


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