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Roy Williams Press Conference: All the Vertigo Stories

Hey, if you were really interested in hearing all about Roy Williams' vertigo and the number of times he's vomited on a golf course thanks to an episode, today is your day. Obviously the vertigo episode would be a hot topic to discuss in Williams' weekly press conference since it really couldn't be explored on Tuesday night during the postgame media availability. (Tar Heel Blog)

Justin Jackson Trying to Shake Off Slump

On Feb. 1, while Louisville was ending North Carolina’s 12-game winning streak at the KFC Yum! Center, Justin Jackson appeared to break free from the shooting slump that had mired his second ACC season. The sophomore wing led UNC with 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting in the loss. That output was a marked improvement from his first eight games of the ACC conference slate. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Roy Williams, Theo Pinson Pre-Pitt Press Conference

Roy Williams and Theo Pinson speak to the media Friday ahead of the Tar Heels' matchup against Pitt on Sunday. View Video...

Pitt's 3-2 zone change-up likely will be revisited

All it took was a surprising defensive change for Pitt to control the entire first half against a ranked opponent on the road. But don't count on the Panthers, who traditionally play man-to-man defense under coach Jamie Dixon, to make a permanent change. “We're going to have to play man-to-man for a portion of the game,” sophomore forward Ryan Luther said. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

UNC Basketball's ACC matchups for 2016-2017, 2017-2018 announced

The ACC released the conference matchups for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 basketball seasons. Here is who North Carolina will be playing, although game dates and times will not be announced until later when the full schedules are released. (Carolina Blue)

Assessing moments of truth for UNC, other top contenders in chaotic ACC

It's been a weird season so far. The ACC standings don't show signs of the early chaos, but many of the leading preseason challengers to UNC have taken circuitous paths toward the top, where the struggling Tar Heels are losing their previously tight grip on first place. Here's a look at some defining moments from the ACC season to date and what lies ahead. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC Three Point Shooting and National Title Hopes

UNC's worst season from beyond the arc was 32.8 percent in 2011. In the almost 30 years since the three point shot was added to college basketball, UNC has been under 35% as a team just six times with this season looking like it could be #7. The question of whether UNC can win a title with bad three point shooting is probably best answered by looking at what past national champions have done. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels Return Home To Host Pitt

North Carolina (20-4, 9-2 ACC) will play its first home game in over two weeks when it hosts Pittsburgh (17-6, 6-5) on Sunday afternoon. The Tar Heels and Panthers will tip off at 1:06 p.m. in the Smith Center. Tim Brant (play-by-play) and Dan Bonner (analyst) will call the game for an ACC Network syndicated television audience. (

Marvin Williams, Ed Davis among NBA role players who are thriving

Marvin Williams, F, Charlotte Hornets (captain): When Pat Delaney, a Hornets assistant, walked into the team's practice gym on Sunday after a grueling back-to-back, he was surprised to see Williams dripping with sweat. Williams explained he had run on the treadmill, and drained 100 free throws. (

Vince Carter put Toronto Raptors on map at 2000 all-star game weekend

For the first half-decade of their existence, the Toronto Raptors were little more than an NBA afterthought, a new team few cared about, playing in a city fewer knew about, in a country even fewer had any knowledge of....Then came the league’s 2000 all-star weekend in rainy and dreary Oakland. All of a sudden, in front of the eyes of the basketball world, the Raptors became a thing, basically thanks to Vince Carter. (Toronto Star)

Lucas: Justin Jackson Gets Angry

After UNC's 68-65 win over Boston College, the topic in the Carolina locker room was Justin Jackson. Or, more accurately, angry Justin Jackson. “Did you see him?” Nate Britt asked his teammates. “He was staring that guy down!” “Staring him down?” Joel Berry said. “He wasn’t staring at him. He was talking junk to him!” (

Why did UNC change the starting lineup?

Despite not starting against Boston College, Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks played the same amount as Isaiah Hicks. The equal distribution of minutes between the three big men is best for UNC. Hicks provides offensive aggression that has been lacking from UNC's front line recently. Even though Justin Jackson did not start, he played more minutes than any other Tar Heel. (Carolina Blue)

Vinsanity Turns Back The Clock In Dunk Showcase

It's been 16 years since Vince Carter won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. The man once known as "Air Canada" is now 39 years old, toiling away in Memphis for 4.1 points per game in just 13.3 minutes played. On Wednesday, for a brief-but-tingling moment, "Vinsanity" returned. Against the Nets, his second NBA franchise, Carter dropped 11 points in 21 minutes. Four of those dunks came in the form of early 2000s Carter dunks. (The Post Game)

UNC leading, U.Va. surging, but ACC schedule favors Notre Dame

Virginia is playing the ACC’s best basketball and is 3-0 versus fellow league contenders. But none of the conference’s top six faces a tougher remaining schedule than the Cavaliers. UNC leads the league by a half-game but is the sole challenger that’s winless (0-2) against the group. Notre Dame has by far the easiest remaining schedule among the contenders. (Daily Press)

Pistons' Reggie Bullock has surgery on broken nose

Detroit Pistons forward Reggie Bullock underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair a broken nose. Bullock was ruled out for Wednesday's game versus the Nuggets for an undisclosed reason, which has been revealed. The Pistons don't take the court again until Feb. 19 due to the All-Star break, so he'll have plenty of time to recover. (CBS Sports)

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North Carolina: 75
Kentucky: 73
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(6) North Carolina14-431-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1020-15
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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