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Changes among ACC players on midseason award watch list

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association announced the midseason watch lists for its two major college awards on Monday, with ACC players front and center in the conversation. Heading the Robertson Trophy list as national Player of the Year is UNC forward Brice Johnson, who replaces teammate Marcus Paige from the preseason watch list. (Wilmington Star News)

Strelow: Oklahoma, not UNC, deserves to be No. 1

UNC's best win aside from a home victory against Maryland was a neutral-court victory against No. 35 Kansas State. If you think Roy Williams saw a team worthy of a No. 1 ranking when the Tar Heels defended Wake Forest poorly in the second half or gave up a 20-point lead at Virginia Tech, you’ve missed him say repeatedly that he's unsatisfied with how they are playing. (Fayetteville Observer)

Roy Williams hits milestone in UNC's 12th straight win

UNC survived its worst shooting game of the season by making free throws with the game on the line at Virginia Tech on Sunday. The Tar Heels won their 12th game in a row and stayed undefeated in ACC play with a 75-70 victory over the Hokies. The win made Roy Williams the first coach ever to win 350 or more games at two Division I programs. He won 418 games as head coach at Kansas. (The Sports Xchange)

Roy Williams putting together one of his best coaching jobs at UNC

It goes without saying that Williams’ time at UNC is decorated with accomplishments, and more often than not, the Tar Heels have been in the national championship conversation. Given the success he’s had over the last 12-plus years, it makes it that much more impressive that the 2015-16 campaign has so far been one of his better coaching jobs to date. (Today's U)

Top 25 active coaches in sports: No. 17 Roy Williams

Roy Williams almost-always get his teams to the Big Dance and never loses in the first round. He’s taken North Carolina to the Sweet 16 or better seven times, and that up-tempo, high-scoring style will never lose its appeal. One of these days Williams will get the credit he deserves, but that might not come until after he leaves the sidelines for good. (Sporting News)

7 quick hits from UNC's gritty road win against Virginia Tech

Even when the Hokies took the lead in the second half, the Tar Heels maintained their composure. Virginia Tech hasn't been an easy draw in conference play so far, boasting a 4-2 ACC record entering the game. Style points matter less in conference play, so the Tar Heels will be more than happy to bus home with a tough ACC road win in the books. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Virginia Tech Press Conference

Roy Williams discussed the Tar Heels' 75-70 win at Virginia Tech with reporters on Sunday, January 24th, 2016. View Video...

North Carolina too much for Virginia Tech inside

Virginia Tech was tied with the No. 2 basketball team in the land with less than three minutes to go, but the upset win eluded its grasp. UNC scored seven of the game’s final nine points to beat the Hokies 75-70 Sunday at Cassell Coliseum. The Tar Heels (18-2, 7-0 ACC), who won their 11th straight game, dominated inside. They outrebounded Buzz Williams’ team 48-33. (Roanoke Times)

UNC-Virginia Tech Postgame Notes

The win over Virginia Tech was Roy Williams' 350th win at Carolina. He is the only coach ever to win 350 NCAA Division 1 games at two different schools (he had 418 at Kansas). Williams with 350 wins at Carolina, now just four behind Bobby Cremins for fourth place in ACC history. Brice Johnson had 19 points, 17 rebounds, three blocks and three steals. (

Lucas: When Things Go Right

Sometimes, things just go right. That’s what happened to Carolina on Sunday afternoon, as they escaped Cassell Coliseum with a 75-70 win to remain undefeated in the Atlantic Coast Conference. It was one of those games that you can’t quite figure out how Carolina managed to win. The Tar Heels shot 3-for-23 from the three-point line, and it was an ugly 3-for-23. (

Adversity Disrupts UNC's Early Run

After an explosive start on Sunday, No. 2 North Carolina encountered adversity in the form of foul trouble that swung momentum in Virginia Tech’s favor and turned a potential blowout into a hard-fought ACC road victory. The Tar Heels were cruising at Cassell Coliseum, at least until foul trouble disrupted their course of action. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams Post-Virginia Tech Quotes & Video

When you were up 20 in the first half, did they make adjustments on you to climb back in the game? Roy Williams: "We started thinking it was gonna be easy. And I also took out Brice, I took out Kennedy, I took out—Isaiah was out, so three of our top six guys were out because they had two fouls. I’ve said all year long, our depth has got to be important to us, and I think it was." (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Grind Out a Win Over Virginia Tech, Could Move to No. 1

The Tar Heels came into Cassell Coliseum on Sunday riding a 10-game win streak–then opened up a 20-point lead on the Hokies in the first half. But after a furious Virginia Tech rally, the Tar Heels were forced to hang on for a narrow 75-70 victory. It was a comeback that quickly reminded Roy Williams’ team that they were, in fact, on a business trip. (

UNC 75, Virginia Tech 70: Tar Heels Show Toughness Again

UNC is in the midst of a tough stretch. The offensive prowess on display earlier in the season seems to come now in starts and fits. Marcus Paige, who generally shows up for at least the second half of games, has made just one three pointer in his last 22 attempts over a four game span. Justin Jackson has flashes, but consistency continues to be elusive for him. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Overcomes Shooting Woes...Again

After building its reputation as arguably the top offensive team in the country, No. 2 UNC has spent the last nine days proving it can also win when the shots aren't falling. The Tar Heels shot a season-low 37.8 percent in Sunday’s 75-70 win at Virginia Tech, four days after shooting 38.4 percent against Wake Forest. Last weekend, UNC shot 37.9 percent in its win over N.C. State. (Inside Carolina)

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