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Circumstances vary in Tar Heels’ recent losses

The ways in which North Carolina lost its last two games were vastly different, according to Roy Williams. He said Saturday night’s loss at Notre Dame was defined by Notre Dame’s 23 points off rebounds and the Irish’s 19-0 edge in points following turnovers. North Carolina’s 34.5-percent shooting from the field at Louisville was troublesome. (Burlington Times News)

North Carolina-Boston College Preview

Marcus Paige had his best shooting performance in more than a month this past weekend but couldn't keep North Carolina from its first losing streak of the season. The ninth-ranked Tar Heels seek to end that quickly with a favorable matchup Tuesday against a Boston College team that is winless in the ACC and was routed by UNC just over a week ago. (CBS Sports)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Boston College

Not sure much has changed since these two teams met ten days ago. In fact, this is an opportunity to once again complain about playing the same team twice in such a short period before even playing Duke once. The upside here is UNC gets another game against the worst team in the league to salvage a win from a three game road swing. (Tar Heel Blog)

Previewing Boston College

No. 9 North Carolina travels to the land of blizzard warnings to play Boston College for the second time in 11 days. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. on Tuesday and will be televised by the ACC Network. Boston College enters Tuesday’s contest with a 7-16 (0-10) record. The Eagles have lost 16 of their last 20 games after a 3-0 start to the season. (Inside Carolina)

Marvin Williams is having a career rebirth, and chances are you didn't even notice

In a season full of inconsistencies, Marvin Williams has been the closest thing to a consistent Charlotte has had. He has evolved into the player the franchise hoped he would be when they signed him last season, and then some, and it could be argued that he is having the best season of any Hornet not named Kemba Walker. (At The Hive)

UNC Looking to Rebound from Back to Back Losses

North Carolina is looking to get back on the winning track against Boston College after two road losses last week. Coming off of losses at Louisville and at Notre Dame, Carolina dropped to No. 9 in the latest AP Poll. UNC head coach Roy Williams says it is a priority for his team to step up intensity to close out the rest of the regular season. (

Looking to improve from 2015, UNC shows many of the same flaws

The schedule has become noticeably tougher. North Carolina has not. The Tar Heels entered last week with a No. 1 ranking in the national coaches poll and an 8-0 record in the ACC. Faced with a back-loaded league schedule, they had taken care of business before beginning a three-game road set that concludes Tuesday with a visit to last-place Boston College. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC Falls Seven Spots In Basketball Polls

Ranked No. 2/1 last week, North Carolina (19-4, 8-2 ACC) fell seven spots in both national polls to to No 9 (Associated Press) and No. 8 (coaches) in the rankings this week. Carolina sat atop the coaches poll a week ago and was second in the AP poll before losing back-to-back road games at Louisville and at Notre Dame. (

Phil Ford: Tar Heel Trailblazer

Two-time ACC Male Athlete of the Year. Three-time All-America. National Player of the Year. Gold medalist. Phil Ford was already a legend. Now, the University of North Carolina is proud to officially recognize Ford as a Tar Heel Trailblazer. A native of Rocky Mount, Ford came to epitomize Carolina basketball under Dean Smith. (

Harrison Barnes Shows Us How Large Steph Curry’s Shadow Looms In This Hilarious Video

Being a good athlete on a team that features the league MVP is probably a weird experience. Sure, you’re an important player and have a major role in the success of your squad, but all of the eyes are on your teammate who lights the world on fire on a nightly basis. Thanks to the Instagram account of Harrison Barnes, we got a look into the life of one of those types of athletes. (UPROXX)

A year later, Dean Smith's story lives on

The Four Corners offense. The rapport among former players. The $200 checks to lettermen. They never get old. Some stories are worth hearing over again, though. Dean Smith’s is one of them. It’s been one year since a university, a state, a sport and a nation gathered to mourn the death of the legendary North Carolina men’s basketball coach. (Daily Tar Heel)

Dean Smith's legacy grows, one year after his death

The most central measure of a life is found in its impact on other people. By that standard, Dean Edwards Smith mastered the art of being human. Smith’s greatness as a man transformed lives. His coaching acumen certainly led to significant advancements in the way basketball was taught and studied, but its greatest value is that it enabled Smith to have a platform in the integration of North Carolina.... (The Comeback)

Remembering Dean Smith One Year Later

Sunday marked one year since the death of legendary Tar Heel basketball coach Dean Smith. Word began to spread early the morning of Sunday, February 8, 2015, that the Coach Smith had passed away late the night before. Memorials poured in over the next few days as many people who had varying levels of interaction with Coach Smith remembered the man responsible for so many successes on and off the court. (

Dean Smith's impact still felt at UNC one year after his death

Today is the one-year anniversary of Dean Smith's death. On Friday, UNC coach and former Smith assistant Roy Williams discussed his mentor's continual impact on the program. "Everything we do, it's 85 percent Coach Smith, 14 percent Bob Knight, John Thompson, Jerry Tarkanian. And one percent Roy Williams. And that may be giving me too much credit." (Fayetteville Observer)

Lucas: Missing Coach Smith

It’s simply impossible to think of Dean Smith being gone. There are too many examples of his influence all over the world of Carolina basketball. Saturday night, on the way home from South Bend, my 10-year-old was upset about the loss...and what was it Smith always said? "A billion people in China don't even know we played." That's what I told Asher. (

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