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Video: Tar Heels Comeback vs.Yellow Jackets, 86-78 - Highlights

North Carolina scored on each of its last 11 possessions to take down Georgia Tech in Smith Center, 86-78, on January 2, 2016. View Video...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Georgia Tech

UNC's offensive depth--even without Kennedy Meeks, whose absence is stretching into its third week--was simply too much for the Yellow Jackets to overcome. The Tar Heels put six players in double figures, and got big late contributions from virtually everyone. Tech, meanwhile, was mostly doing it with only Adam Smith and Marcus Georges-Hunt...but ran out of gas at the end. (

No. 7 Tar Heels beat Yellow Jackets 86-78 for 2-0 ACC start

Joel Berry II scored a career-high 19 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 5:07 left to help No. 7 North Carolina beat Georgia Tech 86-78 on Saturday. Brice Johnson added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Tar Heels (13-2, 2-0 ACC), who had fits with the Yellow Jackets (10-4, 0-1) all game. Marcus Georges-Hunt matched his career high with 25 points for Georgia Tech. (Associated Press)

Video: Joel James Ties Career-High 11 vs. GT

Joel James hit double figures for the third time in his Carolina career, scoring 11 points with some big-time buckets in the win against Georgia Tech on January 2, 2015. View Video...

Box Score: North Carolina 86, Georgia Tech 78

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 86-78 win over Georgia Tech Saturday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

Know Your Opponent: Georgia Tech

Brian Gregory's Georgia Tech squad has once again had an acceptably successful non-conference campaign that includes top-100 wins over Tennessee, Arkansas and VCU. So can the Yellow Jackets reverse the statistically improbable tide and make a push for postseason play for the first time since Paul Hewitt's heyday? (

Tar Heels find points and options aplenty with top-ranked offense

North Carolina, which plays host to Georgia Tech today, ranks No. 1 nationally in offensive efficiency according to advanced statistical ratings — an elite status further illustrated by forward Kennedy Meeks’ five-game absence (bruised bone in his left knee) and Brice Johnson’s struggles Wednesday night against Clemson. (Burlington Times News)

Preview & Prediction: #7 UNC vs Georgia Tech

Against Georgia Tech, UNC will be challenged to play defense without fouling. As a team, Georgia Tech has an FTR of 33.0 but leading scorer Marcus Georges-Hunt draws seven fouls per forty minutes. Sending an 81% free throw shooter to the line often could prove problematic. The Yellow Jackets don't hunt three pointers, relying more on interior scoring. Prediction: UNC 87, Georgia Tech 68 (Tar Heel Blog)

Georgia Tech has another tough ACC opener in UNC

Georgia Tech head coach Brian Gregory might think he has done something to annoy the people in the ACC offices. Maybe he didn't get a form filled in the right way. Maybe they didn't like his choice in suits. Perhaps he forgot to send someone a Christmas card. (Macon Telegraph)

5 things to know before North Carolina-Georgia Tech

Of Tech’s 12 pre-expansion ACC opponents (including Maryland), North Carolina is one of three that the Jackets have not beaten in Brian Gregory’s tenure and the one that has by far given them the hardest time. In six games against North Carolina, Tech has lost by an average of 19 points. All have been by double digits, including the 29-point beating last year in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Danny Green determined to shoot better in 2016

Danny Green begins 2016 with a firm resolution. “Make some more shots,” he told the media after practice Thursday. Mired in what he said is probably the longest shooting slump of his career, the Spurs guard expressed optimism his fortunes will change with the new year. “I just have to stay with it...take the next one with confidence,” said Green. (San Antonio Express-News)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Georgia Tech

UNC welcomes Georgia Tech to Chapel Hill as the Tar Heels look to move to 2-0 in ACC play. The Yellow Jackets are coming off a decent non-league slate that saw Georgia Tech go 10-3 with a pair of top 100 wins and only one questionable loss. The Jackets dropped a one point decision to KenPom 217th East Tennessee State. The other losses were to Villanova(#3) and Georgia(#56). (Tar Heel Blog)

James Worthy was very happy about the Lakers beating the Celtics

Sure, it's been more than 21 years since James Worthy last laced 'em up in the NBA, but even retired Los Angeles Lakers get pretty fired up by wins over the Boston Celtics, like the one Kobe Bryant and company authored on Wednesday. Still, I didn't expect Big Game James to get this amped at the 112-104 road win during the Time Warner Cable SportsNet Lakers postgame show. (Yahoo! Sports)

Lucas: Reason To Believe

Some former players are fixtures at the Smith Center. Lennie Rosenbluth is a regular. Phil Ford makes routine visits. Sam Perkins, however, is an unusual guest. The 1982 national champion who is the owner of one of the best nicknames in Tar Heel history—The Big Smooth—made a point to visit Chapel Hill on Wednesday night for the Carolina-Clemson game. (

Top ACC stories of 2015: No. 1, The Dean of coaches bids farewell

No embellishment was needed in the case of Dean Smith, who died at the age of 89 on Feb. 7, just a few weeks shy of his 84th birthday. The legendary North Carolina basketball coach really was a great man. And not because he won 879 games during his tenure with the Tar Heels — the most of any college coach in history at the time of his retirement in 1997. (Wilmington Star News)

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North Carolina: 43
Virginia: 53
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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#8 Louisville0
at Wake Forest0
Wednesday 9:00 PM
Mitchell 16.1 ppg, 2.7 apg; Collins 19.1 ppg, 0.5 apg;
Boston College0
at #19 Notre Dame0
Wednesday 8:00 PM
Robinson 19.4 ppg, 3.2 apg; Colson 16.8 ppg, 1.7 apg;
NC State0
at Clemson0
Wednesday 8:00 PM
Smith Jr. 18.7 ppg, 6.3 apg; Blossomgame 17.4 ppg, 1.5 apg;
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ACC Basketball Standings
(5) North Carolina13-425-6
(8) Louisville11-523-6
(19) Notre Dame11-522-7
(15) Florida State11-623-7
(17) Duke11-623-7
Virginia Tech10-721-8
(23) Virginia10-720-9
(25) Miami10-720-9
Georgia Tech8-917-13
Wake Forest7-916-12
NC State4-1315-15
Boston College2-149-20

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