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Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Boston College
Two different version of Isaiah Hicks played in Saturday's game. There was the Hicks who started the game, getting a spot in the starting lineup along with Nate Britt in place of J.P. Tokoto and Kennedy Meeks. That Hicks looked a little overwhelmed with a start in a league game. But after taking a quick early break, Hicks came back with his best ACC effort ever, scoring a career-high 21 points.
Box Score: North Carolina 79, Boston College 68
View the complete box score from North Carolina's 79-68 win over Boston College in Chestnut Hill on Saturday:
Kings having serious talks with George Karl
The Sacramento Kings are seriously considering making another midseason coaching change and bringing in longtime head coach George Karl, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.
James Michael McAdoo looking to latch on with Golden State
A D-League Warrior for most of the season, James Michael McAdoo will make stops in Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia and Minnesota this week while on his second 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors — a deal that was inked on Monday. He is hoping his performance, skill and talent are enough to warrant a deal with the team for the remainder of the season.
Basketball helps Wayne Ellington cope with father's murder
It was 7:45 p.m. in Philadelphia, 4:45 in L.A. The Lakers were 0-5. Wayne Ellington Sr. texted his son before and after all of Wayne Jr.'s games. Often, that first text would begin an extensive digital conversation between them. This time, it didn't. "I texted him," Ellington Jr. said, "but he didn't hit me back, which was weird." They never spoke again.
Preview & Prediction: #12 UNC at Boston College
This is the type of game that can serve as an opportunity for the Tar Heels to get back on track in terms of execution and reestablishing some confidence. Roy Williams is fond of saying that "everything looks better when the ball is going in the basket." UNC really needs the ball to go into the basket and get out of Chestnut Hill with a win sans any additional injuries. Prediction: UNC 75, Boston College 65
Boston College men’s basketball team hopes for home cooking
The Boston College men’s basketball team will finally be reprieved from a grueling stretch of travel when it returns to Conte Forum on Saturday. The only caveat is the Eagles come home to face a hungry North Carolina team looking to snap its first losing streak of the season — losses to Louisville and Virginia. The No. 12 Tar Heels (17-6, 7-3 ACC) had won six straight prior to the skid.
Tale of the Tape: UNC vs Boston College
Needless to say, the numbers between these two teams are pretty far apart but no more so than the records. Boston College has struggled with just one win in nine ACC games and a 9-12 mark overall. In short, the season has not gone well for the Eagles under first year coach Jim Christian. The overall efficiency numbers for Boston College are fairly pedestrian.
Lakers’ Ed Davis seeking long-term security with purple and gold
It appears Ed Davis comes out of nowhere as he grabs nearly every loose ball and rebound imaginable. It appears Davis can compete through any circumstance, including a recently broken nose and a fluctuating starting and reserve role, without complaints.
Sense of urgency lacking for Tar Heels
While "sense of urgency" is still in the lexicon of No. 12 North Carolina (17-6 overall, 7-3 ACC) as it preps for Saturday's trip to Boston College (9-12, 1-8), other oft-repeated terms have popped up. "Toughness" was what the Tar Heels famously lacked during some early season losses. "Buying in" has seen its usage rise.
Three to know – No. 12 North Carolina at Boston College
Health concerns have forced North Carolina to strike a tricky balance at practice. The challenge has been how to get enough work in while also protecting the condition of the few Tar Heels dealing with injuries. Throw in a two-game losing streak and the stakes become higher. Since Monday night’s loss to Virginia, Tar Heels coach Roy Williams has tried his best to give his team everything it needs.
Video: Louisville coach goes berserk on bench during game against UNC
Ray Ganong is in his 30th season as a strength and conditioning coach at the University of Louisville. The 60-year-old Ganong has a pretty strong resume, as he was on the staff at the University of Miami when they won a baseball title in 1982 and a football title in 1983. However, up until today you probably never even heard of Ganong. Well, pull up a chair and get ready to be amazed.
UNC's Berry questionable to return from groin injury at BC
North Carolina coach Roy Williams says he has "no idea" whether freshman Joel Berry II will be ready to return from a groin injury Saturday at Boston College. The reserve point guard has missed seven straight games since reaggravating a groin injury suffered around Christmas. Williams said Friday that Berry has increased his practice work with the team, and Williams hasn't ruled Berry out.
UNC searching for more than a win at Boston College
Roy Williams has been coaching up the Tar Heels toward having a sense of urgency. They won't be on a sports stage as big as the Super Bowl when they drop in on Boston College Saturday (3 p.m., ACC Network). But Williams and his players have said the time is always now in the mighty Atlantic Coast Conference. On paper, UNC (17-6, 7-3 ACC) is supposed to beat Boston College (9-12, 1-8 ACC).
Video: UNC Basketball - Pride of the State
Our nation's first public university, North Carolina has as much pride in its colors as it does its rich basketball tradition. From coaching legend Dean Smith to current head coach Roy Williams and from players like Michael Jordan to Antawn Jamison the feeling has always been that being a Tar Heel is truly being a member of a "family."