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Roy Williams Pre-Davidson Press Conference Quotes
Roy Williams has been pleased with Isaiah Hicks’ rising production, especially when it comes to him committing fewer fouls. The senior is only averaging 2.7 personal fouls per game this year, a total down from last season. “One thing he’s done, and knock on wood, is stay out of more foul trouble this year,” Williams said at his press conference on Tuesday.
UNC's Kennedy Meeks Invested
Not only has Kennedy Meeks ramped up his rebounding efforts – he pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds in the opener against Tulane only to set a new mark six games later with 16 rebounds against Wisconsin – but he’s been much more consistent, scoring in double figures in all but one game and grabbing at least seven rebounds in every game.
UNC vs. Davidson Preview
No. 7 North Carolina welcomes Davidson to the Smith Center on Wednesday. The game tips off at 9:00 p.m. on ESPN2. The Wildcats were picked fourth in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll after finishing the 2015-16 season with a 20-13 record. Davidson coach Bob McKillop returns four starters, led by first-team preseason A-10 selection Jack Gibbs.
Davidson Visits UNC Wednesday
North Carolina plays host to Davidson on Wednesday, December 7th, at 9 p.m. The game will be televised by ESPN2. UNC and Davidson both played on Sunday, 12/4. UNC beat Radford, 95-50. Davidson lost to the College of Charleston, 76-61. The Tar Heels are 64-11 against Davidson, including a 98-65 win at the Smith Center on 12/6/2015.
Carolina Insider Podcast: Joel Berry's Injury, Sun Bowl
The latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast is as jam-packed as usual, this time with discussion of the UNC football team's bid to the Sun Bowl and analysis of the potential impact of Joel Berry II's sprained ankle. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Jones Angell and Adam Lucas.
Roy Williams Live: Seventh Woods Thrust Into Playing Time
When Joel Berry went down with an ankle injury in UNC's win over Radford on Sunday, freshman point guard Seventh Woods was asked to step into the junior’s role. In a career-high 22 minutes, Woods recorded nine points, three rebounds and two steals. “I think it was good for him, he did some good things,” Roy Williams said on his radio show Monday.
UNC Updates Status of Joel Berry, Theo Pinson
UNC point guard Joel Berry will not play against Davidson on Wednesday due to a sprained left ankle suffered in Sunday’s 95-50 win over Radford. Berry is questionable to play in Sunday’s game (Dec. 11) against Tennessee. Theo Pinson had x-rays on Monday to check the progress of a broken bone in his right foot. X-rays showed the bone is healing as expected.
Toys For Tots At UNC-Tennessee Basketball Game
Carolina fans, this holiday season you can help provide toys to over 5,000 Orange County children who would go without any gifts if not for the help of the Orange County Toys for Tots campaign. On Sunday, December 11, Carolina Basketball and the Orange County Toys for Tots are teaming up to collect all of those toys on one evening at the Dean Smith Center.
Joel Berry’s injury casts spotlight on Seventh Woods
The season doesn’t stop to let players heal up, and UNC has another game on Wednesday in Chapel Hill against Davidson. If Joel Berry’s to miss some time, get ready to see a lot more of freshman Seventh Woods. Woods was solid following Berry’s departure. In the second half, the rookie shot 3-of-5 from the field (2-of-2) from the free throw line.
Tar Heels’ Pinson encouraged along familiar rehab road
Just as Theo Pinson looked forward to an X-ray Monday — two days earlier than originally expected — on his surgically repaired right foot, UNC point guard Joel Berry II sprained his left ankle. Berry stepped on a Radford player’s foot when driving the lane during North Carolina’s 95–50 blowout. A reluctant expert on such things, Pinson isn’t worried about Berry.
Four Corners: Back Home Again
Joel Berry II sprained his left ankle against Radford on Sunday and did not return to the game. He's scheduled for x-rays on Monday. Theo Pinson is optimistic about his medical exam on Monday as he recovers from a broken foot. In Monday's national polls, the Tar Heels are No. 7 in the Associated Press rankings and No. 5 in the coaches poll.
UNC Shot Chart Tidbits
Justin Jackson has made 9-14 (64.3%) 3-pointers from the left wing, but only 2-13 (15.4%) from the right wing this season. Isaiah Hicks is making 84.2% (32-38) of his close attempts through 8 games. The only Heel since 2005-06 to exceed 80% on close shots was Brandan Wright (84.5% in 2007). Tony Bradley’s at 78.1%, while Kennedy Meeks is converting 60.0% of close chances.
Theo Pinson Speaks With Media For First Time Since Breaking His Foot
Following North Carolina’s 95-50 victory over Radford on Sunday, junior guard Theo Pinson spoke with reporters for the first time since breaking the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during preseason practice. Now six weeks since his injury, the Greensboro native has come out of his walking boot and eased back into some light basketball activities.
Seventh Woods fills in for injured Joel Berry against Radford
When Joel Berry went down, Seventh Woods had to step up. With 17:36 left in the second half of the North Carolina men’s basketball team’s 95-50 win over Radford, the Smith Center went dead silent. Berry, the Tar Heels’ emotional leader, was down on the floor after rolling his ankle.
Kenny Williams' big game against Radford helps UNC's uncertain backcourt
In Sunday's 95-50 thrashing of Radford, Kenny Williams, who started at shooting guard, hit five 3s. Four came in an early barrage that saw him score 14 of his 19 points. "I've been waiting a year and half for a game like that," Williams said.He said the reaction from his teammates was nothing special. "They see me shoot the ball somewhat like that every day."