Video: Isaiah Hicks Realizing Potential
UNC sophomore forward Isaiah Hicks discusses his favorite Tar Heel alum, increased production this season, and his funniest teammates in this exclusive GoHeelsTV feature.
Lucas: UNC Basketball Notebook
As he promised after the lackluster win over Virginia Tech, Roy Williams canceled a planned off day for his team on Monday and instead reassembled them at the Smith Center at 9 p.m. for a film session and practice. Williams spent most of the day recruiting along with assistant coach Hubert Davis, who was the recipient of several text messages from players asking about the head coach’s mood.
Roy Williams Radio Show Quotes
Roy Williams on the health of his team: “It’s hard. It’s probably the most difficult practice time setting since my first year, because at one point my first year we had eight healthy bodies out there on scholarship. Saturday we brought Wade Moody back in to help the scout team because we don’t have any point guard to run the opposing team’s stuff."
James Michael McAdoo makes NBA debut
Former Tar Heel James Michael McAdoo made his NBA debut Monday with the Golden State Warriors. McAdoo scored 11 points and had five rebounds in 13 minutes. The Warriors beat the Denver Nuggets 122-79. McAdoo has spent the majority of the 2014-2015 season with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBDL. He was signed to a 10-day contract by the Warriors.
AP Poll Update: Tar Heels No. 15
North Carolina is ranked No. 15 in this week’s Associated Press top 25 poll for the second week in a row after being No. 18 two weeks ago. The Tar Heels also are up one spot to No. 15 in this week's ESPN/USA Today coaches poll. Carolina is ranked in the AP poll for the 15th week in a row, including all 11 polls in 2014-15.
Video: UNC Legend Charlie Scott on Breaking Down Racial Barriers
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we look back at a man who helped desegregate sports in the South, Charlie Scott. Scott became UNC's first African-American scholar-athlete when he was signed by Dean Smith in 1966. In this ACC Now, Scott discusses his personal experience wearing the Tar Heel blue, what life was like for him in the South in the 1960s and more.
Tar Heels about to discover true identity
The Tar Heels will likely be favored in their next three games, including on the road at Wake and at home against a Syracuse team weakened by injuries and limited by personnel. But if the Heels play three more games like the one they played against the Hokies -- if they still need reminders that they have to “bring it” -- then it’ll be hard to view this team as back among elite.
Tar Heels rolling going into Wake Forest game Wednesday
With games coming this week against a pair of struggling squads — at Wake Forest (9-9, 1-4) on Wednesday and Saturday at home versus Florida State (also 9-9, 1-4) — it appears the Tar Heels are in great shape to continue their run. Not so fast, said Roy Williams, who laughed when a question on Monday’s ACC Coaches’ Teleconference asked how his team prepares knowing it is favored to win.
Video: Roy Williams Catches Marcus Paige
Watch Tar Heels' head coach Roy Williams catch Marcus Paige as he dives out of bounds to save the ball from going out of bounds. Check out the impressive hands on Williams in this ACC Must See Moment.
Roy Williams Monday Teleconference Quotes
Roy Williams: “Going to Wake Forest on Wednesday night we know we’ve got to play a heck of a lot better. I think Danny’s club is playing so much better each week. We know we’ve got to play well. We’ve got to continuing milking some time in practice because of our injury situation, but we need to play a heck of a lot better, there’s no question.”
Incomplete, but enough for Tar Heels
Sunday night’s 68-53 victory against visiting Virginia Tech wasn’t North Carolina’s A-game, Marcus Paige said. So, what grade would the junior guard give the ACC victory? “I’m going to give it an incomplete,” Paige said. Hence was the hollow feeling in the Smith Center after the Tar Heels appeared to be on the verge of blowing out one of the league’s bottom feeders.
No. 15 North Carolina slogs way through ugly win
The Tar Heels had some good moments in a game that seemed to stop and start constantly with no real flow. The game was interrupted multiple times in both halves because of blood on the court, and at one point, a referee had to wipe out a made free throw by Virginia Tech and switch free-throw shooters. But there just seemed to be something missing from the Tar Heels all night long.
James Michael McAdoo agrees to 10-day contract with Warriors
James Michael McAdoo has signed a 10-day contact with the Golden State Warriors, according to a Yahoo Sports report. The former collegiate star at North Carolina has had a sinuous road to the big show. Undrafted in 2014, he was signed by the Warriors in September to undisclosed terms after a successful NBA Summer League season.
UNC-Virginia Tech Postgame Quotes
Roy Williams: "I thought that was a weird game. The stoppages, the wrong shooters, all that kind of stuff. It took forever to play the game, but you’ve got to congratulate Virginia Tech. They controlled the tempo and style of the game, everything. You can just look at the rebound numbers. We’ve got to be pleased with the rebounding. We’ve got to get a heck of a lot better on the defensive end."
Effort not nearly enough for talent-shy Tech against UNC
The Navy SEALs portion of Virginia Tech basketball's obstacle course — four consecutive top-15 opponents — continued Sunday with routine results. North Carolina dismissed the Hokies 68-53 at the Dean Dome, and good luck gleaning any insight from these two hours. Undersized and outmanned, Tech does not resemble an ACC team?