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UNC knows how great they can be

After Wednesday's win over Wake Forest, CarolinaBlue asked UNC players how good this 2015-2016 can really be. The Heels are in a shooting slump and not playing with the defensive effort their coach demands. The last two wins have been sloppy offensive performances, but the Tar Heels' have won comfortably. What does this mean about how good this UNC team can be? (Carolina Blue)

Know Your Opponent: Virginia Tech

Clemson's five-game conference winning streak grabbed most of the underdog-related headlines around the ACC, but Virginia Tech's 4-2 start to league play has certainly been worthy of attention. With wins over NC State, Virginia, Wake Forest and at Georgia Tech, the Hokies enter Sunday's contest just a game out of second place in the league's crowded middle. (

Preview & Prediction: #2 UNC at Virginia Tech

Snow games can be weird. The students at Virginia Tech, with a huge snowstorm crippling the area and the #2 team in the country coming to town will likely fill Cassell Coliseum. The energy level will be high as the Hokies looked to score a huge upset and pad the NCAA resume with another top ten win. Needless to say the Tar Heels will be tested. Prediction: UNC 81, Virginia Tech 74 (Tar Heel Blog)

Roy Williams worries about defense despite UNC's big ACC wins

North Carolina coach Roy Williams started with sarcasm in his most recent postgame press conference. "I'm as happy as I can possibly be," he said. Five minutes later, as he wrapped up his thoughts about an 83-68 home win against Wake Forest, Williams encapsulated his true feelings. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Virginia Tech

Is it possible Virginia Tech is more than what the numbers say? Through six ACC games and a 4-2 league mark, that might be the case. The numbers say this isn't even a good team. The efficiency on both ends is lacking, the team doesn't rebound well and the only excellent stat is free throw rate. Needless to say, UNC is walking into a virtual hornet's nest in Blacksburg. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC-Virginia Tech Moved to 3:00 PM

North Carolina's men's basketball game at Virginia Tech, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday evening in Blacksburg, Va., has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. due to wintry weather and icy road conditions in the area. ESPN3 will stream the game live, and ESPNU will show it on tape delay at the previously scheduled time of 6:30 p.m. (

Kennedy Meeks part of a balanced attack for No. 2 North Carolina

On some teams, Kennedy Meeks might be the centerpiece of the offense. But on North Carolina, the junior center is one of six players averaging double figures in points. “This team is really about togetherness. Whoever’s having a good day that time, ... we will support him,” Meeks said in a phone interview. (Roanoke Times)

Virginia Tech Hosts #2 UNC

The Hokies host North Carolina in Blacksburg on Sunday night.The Tar Heels (17-2, 6-0 ACC) look like the class of the league right now, and they are ranked #2 in the country in both polls. The Hokies are 12-7 overall, but a surprising 4-2 in conference play. (Tech Sideline)

No lack of confidence in Marcus Paige

Sure, Marcus Paige is 3-for-25 over the last three games, but his teammates lack no faith in their leader. Paige hopes to break out of his shooting slump against Virginia Tech on Sunday. The good thing for UNC is that even though one of their top scorers is struggling as of late, the Heels keep winning. They are currently riding a 10-game win streak and are 6-0 in conference play. (Carolina Blue)

Three to know: North Carolina at Virginia Tech

The Tar Heels are second in the country in points per game (86.2) and second in adjusted offensive efficiency (averaging 122 points per 100 possessions). But there has been one thing to nit-pick. Recently, the Tar Heels’ shooting has been a bit off. While UNC has won 10 of the last 11 meetings, don’t be surprised if Sunday's game is closer than most would have expected. (Fayetteville Observer)

Lucas: The Quiet Brice

Not too long ago, a 27-point, 11-rebound performance from Brice Johnson would have been the primary headline no matter what else occurred. But after Carolina’s 83-68 win over the Deacs, there was more chatter about Roy Williams’ postgame frustrations, and about Marcus Paige’s continued shooting struggles, than Johnson’s double-double. (

UNC won’t be playing the same Virginia Tech team on Sunday

When North Carolina travels to Blacksburg on Sunday for a 6:30 p.m. matchup against Virginia Tech, it won’t be the same type of “gimme” game it’s been in the past. While the Tar Heels haven’t lost to the Hokies since the 2009-10 season — a year in which Roy Williams’ team finished 10th in the ACC as Virginia Tech tied a school record with 25 wins — Buzz Williams’ squad is off to a hot start in conference play.... (Today's U)

Previewing Virginia Tech

No. 2 UNC travels to Blacksburg for a matchup with upstart Virginia Tech on Sunday. Tip-off at the Cassell Coliseum is set for 6:30 p.m. and will be televised by ESPNU. Virginia Tech enters Sunday’s contest with a 12-7 (4-2 ACC) record. Buzz Williams’s squad has won the games its supposed to win and lost the games its supposed to lose, outside of its upset of No. 13 Virginia. (Inside Carolina)

Phil Ford, Sharon Couch-Fikes To Be Honored As Tar Heel Trailblazers

For the third year in a row, UNC Athletics will honor pioneering former student-athletes with the Tar Heel Trailblazers award. This year’s honorees are Sharon Couch-Fikes and Phil Ford. The award recognizes individuals who paved the way for success in all aspects of the student-athlete experience. The Trailblazers will be honored at halftime of the men’s basketball game on Feb. 20 vs. Miami. (

Tar Heels Head To Virginia Tech

North Carolina (17-2, 6-0 ACC) will look to stay atop the Atlantic Coast Conference standings and win its 11th consecutive game when it visits Virginia Tech (12-7, 4-2) on Sunday evening in Blacksburg, Va. The Tar Heels and Hokies will tip off at 6:31 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum. Virginia Tech is 3-0 at home vs. ACC foes this season. (

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