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UNC-NCSU Preview

But Roy Williams and the Tar Heel players can't look too far ahead because they have another big rivalry game to take care of in the middle of the week when they play N.C. State in Raleigh on Wednesday. The Heels previously defeated the Wolfpack and will walk into a hostile crowd looking for a measure of revenge. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Preview: #19 UNC at NC State

There is actually a lot going in as far as storylines go in this game. UNC heads to Raleigh riding a nine game winning streak and ranked for the first time since January 5th. UNC is two wins away from clinching a Thursday bye in the ACC Tournament or can clinch that tonight with a win over NC State and a Pitt loss to Boston College. Prediction: UNC 78 NC State 70 (Tar Heel Blog)

No. 19 Tar Heels To Face Upset-Minded Wolfpack

The 20-7 Tar Heels are riding a nine-game winning streak, the longest streak since 2009, into PNC Arena to take on the upset-minded 17-10 Wolfpack. UNC Head Coach Roy Williams says N.C. State star T.J. Warren presents all sorts of problems for both the Carolina defense and the rest of the ACC. “He’s really hard to guard. He shoots a great percentage. To me, that’s the biggest key,” Roy Williams says. (

UNC to face Wolfpack in Raleigh tonight

Earlier in the season, the game plan for shutting down No.19 North Carolina’s offense may have appeared simple. Stay on James Michael McAdoo. Shut down Marcus Paige. But after the development of younger players and the regained confidence of its veterans, the solution to defeating UNC is more complex. During their nine-game winning streak, the Tar Heels have developed into a Hydra-like team. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels Look To Sweep Wolfpack

North Carolina (20-7, 10-4 ACC) will try to win its 10th game in a row when it visits N.C. State (17-10, 7-7) tonight in Raleigh. The Tar Heels and Wolfpack will tip off at 8:06 p.m. in the PNC Arena. The syndicated ACC Network of stations will televise the game with Tim Brant (play-by-play) and Mike Gminski (analyst) on the call. Here's a list of affiliates televising the game. (

Gun charges may allow Raymond Felton to avoid jail, maintain career

In what was an otherwise terrible day for Raymond Felton, Manhattan prosecutors reportedly charged the New York Knicks point guard on Tuesday with "only" Class D and Class E felonies for unlawful possession of a firearm. Felton could have faced charges for a Class C felony, which would have carried a minimum prison sentence of three-and-a-half years under New York law. (Sports Illustrated)

Previewing N.C. State

Riding a nine-game winning streak, the Tar Heels head to Raleigh on Wednesday. Tip-off at PNC Arena is set for 8 p.m. and will be televised by the ACC Network. N.C. State enters Wednesday’s contest with a 17-10 (7-7 ACC) record. Since losing in Chapel Hill on Feb. 1, the Wolfpack has won three of its five games. (Inside Carolina)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-NC State

In this rematch, UNC faces an NC State team that is shooting below 30% from three, is not efficient grabbing defensive rebounds or getting to the foul line. Still, this is a team with the ACC-leading scorer, playing at home and needing a signature win to see if they can crawl into the NCAA Tournament. In short, the stats might be less consequential than the intangibles for this game. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC's McDonald, Meeks hobbling on N.C. State eve

Leslie McDonald and Kennedy Meeks both suffered foot injuries over the weekend and may not be at full strength Wednesday when No. 19 UNC visits N.C. State. The Tar Heels’ current nine-game winning streak coincides with McDonald and Meeks both starting at the same time. McDonald had a game-high 20 points and Meeks had 10 rebounds in UNC’s 84-70 win over the Wolfpack on Feb. 1. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Championship Season - Advice from John Wooden & Dean Smith

Dean Smith's mission statement for all of his University of North Carolina Tar Heels basketball teams was to "Play Hard, Play Smart and Play Together." (A Scout's Perspective)

Raymond Felton arraigned on two counts of weapon possession

Knicks guard Raymond Felton waved an unregistered pistol at his estranged wife during a Valentine's Day spat in their tony West Side apartment, police sources said Tuesday. The lovers’ quarrel came 11 days before Felton's Tuesday arrest on felony weapons charges for keeping the imported gun with its armor-piercing ammo at his bedside, sources told the Daily News. (New York Daily News)

UNC game the most important of the season for ‘hungry’ State

For N.C. State’s Mark Gottfried, these last few remaining games represent a final opportunity to enhance their respective postseason resumes before turning them over to the tournament selection committee three weeks from now. That would make Wednesday’s home date at PNC Arena an important one for the Wolfpack even if it wasn’t against rival North Carolina. (Wilmington Star News)

North Carolina-NC State Preview

North Carolina found itself in trouble last month after yet another costly ACC loss. Nine consecutive wins later, the Tar Heels need two more in the last four games to clinch a double-bye in the ACC tournament. Having re-entered the Top 25 this week at No. 19, UNC seeks its first 10-game run since its 2008-09 national championship season Wednesday night at N.C. State. (Yahoo! Sports)

Roy Williams Tuesday Press Conference Quotes

Do you start playing to enhance tournament stature at this time of the year? Roy Williams: “It’s not politically correct, it’s the frickin’ truth. I don’t think about junk like that. I’m thinking about North Carolina State. The only thing I’ve said is that we were in a big hole and they dug themselves out and put us in a position and now some good things can happen. That’s the only thing I say.” (Inside Carolina)

Balance Elevating Tar Heels

While Marcus Paige still serves as UNC’s primary weapon, its success can be found in the elevated play of his teammates. James Michael McAdoo spurred the current streak – UNC’s longest since winning 10 in a row during the 2008-09 national championship season – with an obvious intensity boost, Leslie McDonald rediscovered his shot and Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks have found consistency underneath. (Inside Carolina)

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