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Video: UNC Shuts Down NC State, 97-73 - Highlights

North Carolina forward Kennedy Meeks (17 points, 8 rebounds) and point guard Joel Berry (18 points, 6 assists) led the Tar Heels to a 24-point win at PNC Arena on February 15, 2017.

Kenny Williams Likely To Miss Rest Of Season

North Carolina's starting shooting guard, Kenny Williams, will undergo surgery on his right knee, Roy Williams announced following Wednesday's win over N.C. State. Williams suffered the injury in practice on Tuesday and did not dress out for Wednesday’s game. UNC's head coach said Williams will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks, which probably means he won't return this season.

Tar Heels Sweep Wolfpack, 97-73

Joel Berry II scored 18 points to help No. 10 North Carolina beat N.C. State 97-73 on Wednesday to stay alone in first place in the ACC. Luke Maye added a career-high 13 points for the Tar Heels, who shot 56 percent while dominating both the paint and the glass to blow out the Wolfpack for the second time in a month. UNC had won the first meeting 107-56.

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. NC State

North Carolina equaled the program's biggest-ever win at PNC Arena/RBC Center/Entertainment and Sports Arena with a 97-73 win over a dispirited NC State club. Carolina completely dominated the points in the paint category. The Tar Heels held an enormous 60-22 edge in the lane, as a series of UNC post players overwhelmed State on the interior.

Box Score: North Carolina 97, NC State 73

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 97-73 win over NC State in Raleigh on Wednesday.

How can UNC fix its defense?

The North Carolina Tar Heels have stumbled up a bit in the past few weeks and this has many looking for answers—mainly in Carolina's defense. But what happened? UNC had great efficiency numbers early in the year and was considered one of the best defensive teams.

Audio: Roy Williams - NC State is a dangerous team

UNC head coach Roy Williams joined The David Glenn Show Tuesday to discuss how he’s preparing for the Tar Heels’ game at NC State, growing up with the rivalry and (since it’s Valentine’s Day) maybe a secret or two to maintaining a long, happy marriage. The Hall of Famer also explained why his team won’t be sleeping on the Wolfpack going into Wednesday night’s contest.

Know Your Opponent: North Carolina State

While counting North Carolina State out of postseason contention made a lot of people look foolish early in Mark Gottfried's tenure, it's going to take a Herculean effort to reverse the Wolfpack's current nosedive. With just five games remaining in the regular season, even avoiding Tuesday at the ACC Tournament may be a tall order.

For Pack to down Heels, they'll have to overcome adversity

"We are preparing for the game as if it would be any other game," NC State coach Mark Gottfried said. "(UNC is) really good. Obviously the game we played in Chapel Hill, we were a disaster. We've got to turn that around." While I, in no way, expected Gottfried or NC State to handle the pre-UNC press availability any differently, in concept, it still feels sad.

Lucas: Pack History Ignites Roy Williams

It’s NC State week, so you know what that means for Roy Williams. “He gets fired up every time we play them,” Theo Pinson said after the last time the Tar Heels faced the Wolfpack, a 51-point victory in Chapel Hill. “There’s a certain spark he has when we play NC State. You can tell by his voice. He wants our execution to be perfect because it’s NC State.”

Tony Bradley’s Development

Earlier this week, we took a look at Seventh Woods’ recent emergence. Fellow freshman Tony Bradley, who started off the season so strong (11.5 PPG (with a FG% of 72.2) and 6.8 RPG in 17.8 MPG through the first six games of his collegiate career), didn’t leave himself as much room for growth. But that doesn’t mean that his game hasn’t been developing.

Video: An ACC Tournament, A Power Outage, and an Old Story About Dean Smith

Cory Alexander explains that an ACC Tournament game that he played in as a star at Virginia when the lights went out in the arena was his favorite ACC Tournament memory. Alexander says that after the lights came back on, the Tar Heels ran the Cavs out of the gym, prompting jokes that Dean Smith was somehow behind the power-outage.

Joel Berry: "I put a lot on myself"

With only six regular season games left on North Carolina's basketball schedule, Joel Berry knows it’s time to step it up. And it’s not like Berry has hit a dramatic cold spell. Since his lowly 2 point total against Miami, UNC's point guard put up double figures in scoring in each of the past three games. That would be good enough for most guys, but Berry is different.

With season, program unraveling, Wolfpack tries to look forward

As the Wolfpack welcomes 10th-ranked UNC to PNC Arena tonight, it is a program in disarray. In the three weeks since N.C. State stunned Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium, the season has come apart. There was a blowout loss at Louisville, home defeats to Syracuse and Miami and lifeless performances in road routs against Florida State and Wake Forest.

Tar Heels brace for wounded Wolfpack

N.C. State isn't the only team looking for remedies. North Carolina is aiming for an on-court recovery as well. The Tar Heels go to N.C. State for a rematch of last month’s lopsided result. N.C. State has lost five games in a row and is one game away from being in last place. UNC is looking beyond the 107-56 whipping administered on the Wolfpack in Chapel Hill.

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score
Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6 TBD
UNC @ Elon
Fri, Nov 9 TBD
UNC vs. Stanford
Mon, Nov 12 TBD

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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