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North Carolina Routs Long Beach State, 93-67

UNC continued its early-season success on Tuesday, routing Long Beach State, 93-67. The Tar Heels used a string of runs to dismantle the 49ers, starting their first run on the opening tip. UNC ran off to a 14-point lead before Long Beach State even made a basket — a total of seven minutes and 39 seconds passed before the 49ers got on the board. (Daily Tar Heel)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Long Beach State

Carolina concludes the pre-Hawaii portion of the schedule with three very encouraging performances. The Tar Heels' 93-67 win over Long Beach State wasn't particularly memorable, but admittedly road-weary LBSU is the favorite to win the Big West. That's a solid nonconference win. The Tar Heels dominated play in the paint, holding a 46-28 edge in that area. (

No. 5 North Carolina rolls past Long Beach State 93-67

Joel Berry II scored 23 points and fifth-ranked North Carolina shot 53 percent to beat Long Beach State 93-67 on Tuesday night. Kennedy Meeks added 15 points for the Tar Heels (3-0), who scored the game's first 14 points and led by 23 points by halftime. That dominating start was enough to erase any doubt about the outcome. (Associated Press)

Video: Joel Berry Ties Career High With 23 Points vs. Long Beach St.

After setting his career high earlier in the season at Tulane, Joel Berry tied that mark with a game-high 23 points (7-10 FG, 7-7 FT) to lead the Tar Heels to a victory over Long Beach State on November 15, 2016. View Video...

Box Score: North Carolina 93, Long Beach State 67

View the complete box score from No. 5 North Carolina's 93-67 win over Long Beach State on Tuesday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

Don’t tell Clippers’ Raymond Felton he’s triple trouble

Raymond Felton doesn’t want to read this because he doesn’t want to know. Maybe it’s superstition; maybe it’s because he doesn’t want to disrupt his good fortune. But, the number is so remarkable that it cannot be ignored. Raymond Felton is shooting 58.8 percent from 3-point range during the season’s first 11 games, better than anyone on the Clippers. (Los Angeles Daily News)

Update on Luke Maye's Ankle Injury

During Roy Williams' radio show on Monday, Williams discussed the status of Luke Maye's ankle injury sustained during the second half of Sunday's game against Chattanooga. "They did an X-ray (Monday) morning that came out negative. So there’s no break there, but they’re also doing an MRI (Monday night) because there’s still some concern." (Carolina Blue)

Who are college basketball's top 100 players?

15. Justin Jackson: Jackson has been a consistent and efficient scorer inside the arc the past two seasons (though, granted, a 30 percent shooter outside it). Now that mainstays like Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige are gone, the junior will have more opportunities to flash that ability; 27. Joel Berry; 39. Isaiah Hicks; 47. Kennedy Meeks; (

Harrison Barnes appears ready to become a star

The Mavericks are starting to see what an inspired Harrison Barnes can do, even if it’s just resulted in a 2-7 record. He’s being fed, some nights force-fed, and is scoring at a rate more than double his career average (22.3 points per game) while already notching the two highest-scoring nights of his career. While Barnes is moving forward, the wounds of the past remain. (Yahoo! Sports)

Three to know: Long Beach State at No. 5 North Carolina

Long Beach State coach Dan Monson brings a solid squad into tonight’s matchup. The 49ers return two starters from last season’s 20-win team, including point guard Justin Bibbins and Gabe Levin, who’s averaged 12 points per game this season. Loyola Marymount transfer Evan Payne has also been useful, leading the team in rebounds and averaging 9.5 points. (Fayetteville Observer)

Roy Williams Live: Kennedy Meeks on the Boards

Roy Williams has long-stressed the importance of rebounding, and so far this season Kennedy Meeks is setting the tone. The senior center has had a hot start, pulling down 27 rebounds in UNC’s first two games. Even with those kinds of numbers, Williams hasn’t gone overboard in his praise after victories over Tulane and Chattanooga. (Inside Carolina)

No. 5 UNC Hopes to Continue Hot Start on Tuesday Against Long Beach State

Long Beach State comes into the Smith Center having lost its last game to Wichita State by a score of 92-55. With the Tar Heels coming off of a 40-point win over a Chattanooga team that is expected to contend for an NCAA Tournament berth, Tuesday should provide ample opportunity for UNC coach Roy Williams to keep spreading the playing time around. (

Know Your Opponent: Long Beach State

Dan Monson's first Long Beach State squad was one of the worst in college basketball. The 2007-08 49ers won just six games and finished 3-13 in the Big West. But Monson, who laid the foundation for Mark Few's dynasty at Gonzaga and took Minnesota to the NCAA tournament in 2005, is a proven winner, and it didn't take long for him to win at Long Beach. (

Why Vince Carter's night wasn't a case of temporary Vinsanity

Vince Carter, who ranks 24th on the all-time scoring list, is presenting a lot of problems for opponents these days. He became the oldest player in NBA history to score 20 points off the bench with his performance against the Jazz Monday (video). That broke a record Carter set six days earlier. You didn't think Carter's days as a productive NBA player were over, did you? (

Clicking early, No. 5 UNC takes on Long Beach State

No. 5 North Carolina will play seven games in less than a two-week span, so there will be ample opportunity for players to contribute. Next up is Tuesday's game against Long Beach State in Chapel, Hill. The Tar Heels had 26 assists on 34 field goals in Sunday's rout of Chattanooga. There's already the notion that sharing the basketball could bring good things again. (Yahoo! Sports)

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North Carolina: 87
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