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Quick Hitters: UNC at Louisville

Although he did not shoot well for the majority of the game, Luke Maye had 13 rebounds, three assists, and four steals. But then Maye decided to hit three three-pointers (including a ridiculous off-balance end-of-shot-clock version) in the final 3:30 of the game and finish with 19 points and his 14th double-double of the season. Because that’s what Luke Maye does.

Lucas: The Rim Protector

Think of all the plays Joel Berry has made. All the big three-pointers. All the drives to the basket and finishes through an impossible amount of contact. And yet, it took until he had three regular season games left in his Tar Heel career before he made the quintessential Joel Berry play, the one we'll see ten years from now and immediately say—yep, that was Joel Berry.

Joel Berry's Block Party

Never mind Joel Berry’s 23 points (he’s averaging 20 points over his last six games) or his five made three-pointers (which ties his season high) or his eight rebounds (which ties his career high). It was the block that effectively ended Louisville’s final rally that was the moment Berry - all six feet of him - highlighted in North Carolina's postgame locker room.

Roy Williams Post-Louisville Quotes

North Carolina coach Roy Williams: "We got off to a great start and shot the ball well early, which gave us confidence. We still didn’t do a great job of guarding the three point shot – I think they shot 41 percent from three. They lost Joel Berry in the corner and he made a big three. Luke was terrible early. But late he was Luke Maye again. He really did a good job."

Podcast: Dewey Burke Discusses Carolina's Big Road Win at Louisville

Former North Carolina guard Dewey Burke joins Inside Carolina host Tommy Ashley to discuss the Tar Heels' big 93-76 ACC road win at Louisville on Saturday night.

Video: UNC Players Post-Louisville Locker Room Interviews

North Carolina won its fifth consecutive ACC game with a 93-76 victory at Louisville on Saturday night courtesy of a hot start by the Tar Heels, dominating the offensive glass and hitting a bunch of key 3-pointers. Here is what Joel Berry, Luke Maye, Theo Pinson, and Cameron Johnson had to say after the game:

Video: Roy Williams Post-Louisville Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 93-76 ACC road win over the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday Night.

Video: Joel Berry Chase-Down Block vs. Louisville

North Carolina's Joel Berry proved he never quits on a play Saturday against Louisville. After missing a jumper on one end, Berry raced back on defense and chased down Ray Spalding from behind, blocking a sure layup to keep the Cardinals hopes of a comeback at bay.

Video: Louisville Coach David Padgett Post-UNC Press Conference

Louisville basketball coach David Padgett speaks with the media following the Cardinals' 93-76 loss to North Carolina on Saturday night in Louisville.

Video: Balanced Scoring Keys Win at Louisville, 93-76 - Highlights

Joel Berry (23 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists) led all five North Carolina starters in double figures as the Tar Heels left Louisville with a 93-76 victory on Saturday night.

No. 14 North Carolina tops Louisville 93-76

Joel Berry scored 23 points, Luke Maye had 13 rebounds and No. 14 North Carolina dominated the boards and second-chance points to beat Louisville 93-76 Saturday for its fifth consecutive victory. The Tar Heels scored 10 straight points for a 12-3 lead before warming up from long range to build a 19-point cushion before withstanding several Louisville rallies.

Louisville basketball drops frenetic home loss to North Carolina

Undone by North Carolina's 3-point shooting and offensive rebounding, Louisville dropped a 93-76 decision to the Tar Heels at the KFC Yum Center on Saturday night. Joel Berry had 23 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Theo Pinson added 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists as North Carolina strengthened its hold on fourth place in the ACC.

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Louisville

Put Joel Berry's block of Ray Spalding in his UNC time capsule. Louisville had closed to within eight points with two minutes left and appeared to have a run-out dunk that would cut it to six. But Berry hustled down the floor to block the shot, then got the rebound. It was an incredible play from a senior who has done almost everything in his UNC career.

Box Score: North Carolina 93, Louisville 76

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 93-76 ACC road win over Louisville on Saturday night.

M.J. and Fifty Five: Points Scored and Time Alive

Here’s one way to measure time. Michael Jordan turned 55 Saturday and thus qualified to be a formal AARP member. That’s right, people born the year Michael Jordan recorded his famous double nickel have graduated college. Michael Jordan used a rotary phone, eight-track tapes and preferred Converse. And he’s still whom we measure basketball excellence against.

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
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at NC State0
Tuesday 7:00 PM
Robinson 21.0 ppg, 3.1 apg; Freeman 14.6 ppg, 2.4 apg;
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ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia13-123-2
(5) Duke10-422-5
(10) North Carolina10-521-7
(15) Clemson9-520-6
Virginia Tech8-618-8
NC State8-618-9
(25) Florida State8-719-8
Boston College6-817-11
Notre Dame6-916-12
Georgia Tech4-1011-16
Wake Forest3-1210-17

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