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Video: UNC-Notre Dame Post-Game Press Conference
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams, James Michael McAdoo, J.P. Tokoto, and Marcus Paige discuss the Tar Heels' 73-62 win at Notre Dame.
Tar Heels eye Duke after escape vs. Irish
Roy Williams knows that Armageddon is right around the corner. The faces and names that await his team in its next test just happen to escape him. The latter remark drew more laughs than the former after UNC's 73-62 escape job over Notre Dame. But a five-game winning streak has done little to calm the Tar Heels coach as his program turns to Wednesday's showdown against Duke.
UNC beats Notre Dame, wins fifth straight
Roy Williams shied away from questions about the 56-0 home winning streak against Clemson, which UNC extended a couple of weeks ago. He was agitated when asked about a similar 10-0 streak against N.C. State a game later — which UNC also extended. And when UNC brushed aside Notre Dame, 73-62, for its fifth straight win Saturday, he didn’t give that streak any sort of credence.
UNC-Notre Dame: Roy Williams Postgame Quotes
Roy Williams opening comments: "We feel great. We survived their early start where they made their first four three’s and after that we were fortunate that they missed a bunch of them. I thought our team the last few minutes of the first half really grew some today. We played with some poise. We had a couple of things going wrong and five guys got together and got it straightened out."
Lucas: Traveling Party
When you win, walking somewhere between two to six blocks through a paralyzing Atlanta ice storm is hilarious. When you win, zero degree temperatures are just part of a fun road trip story. And when you win, you arrive back at the South Bend airport to find that yesterday's plane has been swapped out, and the team is now traveling on the same jet, an Airbus 319 VIP, used by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
UNC Finding Consistency
North Carolina picked up a critical ACC road victory at Notre Dame on Saturday to extend its current winning streak to five games. Next up is the toughest three-game stretch on the schedule, beginning with No. 11 Duke on Wednesday night.
Notre Dame's Turnovers Fuel UNC's Offense
The scoring came easy for Notre Dame in the early going on Saturday. After spotting the Fighting Irish a 19-10 lead, North Carolina went into lockdown mode and converted defensive chaos into offensive production to secure its fifth-straight win with a 73-62 victory.
P.J. Hairston Interview
DX: Did you get advice on the D-League from any players? PJH: I talked to Kendall (Marshall) about it. He has experienced the D-League and just told me that the hardest thing would be the traveling part. And it's true.
Video: UNC-Notre Dame Game Highlights
View complete game highlights from North Carolina's 73-62 win over Notre Dame in South Bend on Saturday.
Recap & Analysis: UNC 73 Notre Dame 62
The catalyst for getting UNC's offense on track was their defense and athleticism. UNC forced 17 Irish turnovers and used those miscues to generate much easier offensive looks. It was a critical factor in the game. Notre Dame made it clear they were going to slow things down often taking much of the shot clock to run their offense.
McAdoo leads UNC to 73-62 victory over Irish
James Michael McAdoo scored 18 points, Marcus Paige added 16 and North Carolina dominated inside after a slow start to defeat Notre Dame 73-62 Saturday for the fifth straight victory for the Tar Heels. The Tar Heels trailed by nine points twice in the first half, but their speed and athleticism wore the Fighting Irish down. UNC had a 44-24 advantage in the paint.
Surging Tar Heels win fifth straight
The Tar Heels took control late in the first half and early in the second half on its way to a decisive 73-62 triumph over the Irish---UNC's fifth straight conference win and another important victory as Carolina continues to rise in the ACC standings. UNC improves to 16-7 overall and 6-4 in ACC play as the Tar Heels continue to solidify its NCAA Tournament resume.
NBA exec: ‘Raymond Felton is the worst starting point guard in the NBA’
Raymond Felton may have had a decent game against the Denver Nuggets Friday night, but he isn’t viewed favorably around the NBA. And that’s putting it politely. “Felton is the worst starting point guard in the NBA,” one NBA executive, whose team recently played the Knicks, told SNY.tv. “I’d take 10 college point guards and about 30 NBA backups over him right now.”
Turnovers doom Irish in loss to Tar Heels
Pat Connaughton and Steve Vasturia made back-to-back three-pointers to give Notre Dame a nine-point lead midway through the first half Saturday against North Carolina. Were the Irish on the way to knocking off another one of the ACC’s traditional powers at Purcell Pavilion? Not so much. North Carolina picked up the intensity defensively and rallied to beat Notre Dame 73-62.
Video: James Michael McAdoo Put-Back Dunk vs. Notre Dame
UNC's James Michael McAdoo with the one-handed put-back dunk off the Marcus Paige missed jumper.