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Video: Kenny Williams Scores Career-High 19 vs. Radford
North Carolina sophomore guard Kenny Williams came out hot against Radford, scoring 16 of his career-best 19 points in the first half on December 4, 2016.
Box Score: North Carolina 95, Radford 50
View the complete box score from North Carolina's 95-50 win over Radford on Sunday in Chapel Hill.
Roy Williams wants Kennedy Meeks' production to be consistent
One pleasant surprise this season is the development of Kennedy Meeks from his junior season to his senior year. The 6-10 center looks quicker, more athletic and more comfortable in his role. UNC head coach Roy Williams has noticed Meeks' high level of play, applauding his efforts in recent games whole stressing the need for it to continue.
President Obama Wants to Be Like Mike
An under-appreciated part of President Obama's final Medal of Freedom ceremony was how amped he was to stand next to Michael Jordan. Yeah, he's impressed with Bill Gates and Tom Hanks—he chose them to be there, after all—but when it's Jordan's turn to sidle up to the leader of the free world, Obama is giddy with excitement.
Tar Heels hit home stretch
It might seem like a “Welcome Home” gathering is in order for North Carolina’s men’s basketball team this afternoon. The Tar Heels begin a stretch of three consecutive home games at the Smith Center with a matchup against Radford. The experiences away from home have mostly been good for UNC, which had one of its first eight games at home.
Know Your Opponent: Radford
Sophomore Ed Polite Jr. is Radford's top returner after earning Big South All-Freshman team honors, and the 6-5 forward is averaging just shy of a double-double through six games. He had a career day in RU's overtime win over Stetson on Nov. 25, scoring a season-high 21 points while pulling down a career-best 16 rebounds.
Video: John Henson Talks About Staying Ready
Bucks big man John Henson talks about trying to stay ready with inconsistent minutes, getting a win on the road and the Bucks emerging defense.
UNC vs. Radford Preview
No. 3 North Carolina returns home after a five-game road trip - and its first loss of the season - to host Radford on Sunday. The game tips at 2:00 p.m. at the Smith Center (RSN). So far this season, there’s been little consistency to Radford’s play (3-4). Head coach Mike Jones’ squad has been the giver and recipient of a couple of blowouts already.
UNC Men’s Basketball Looks to Get Back on Track Against Radford
On Sunday when the Tar Heels begin a three-game home stand against Radford, players and fans will have a chance to respond to Roy Williams’ charges. The Highlanders–which enter the game with a 3-4 record–will likely see a UNC team playing with something to prove, even though they aren’t the toughest team the Tar Heels have seen this season.
Where’s UNC’s Transition Offense Gone?
Across its last two games, only 41% of North Carolina’s offensive possessions have been used in the first 10 seconds of the shot clock. And in those trips, the Tar Heels have scored just 0.89 points per possession. Let’s have a look at how that compares to a.) this season to date and, b.) a couple of vintage Roy Williams teams (2009 and 2012).
Former UNC Basketball Player Joel James's New World
Three months after his final game as a Tar Heel, Joel James stood panicked in the doorway of a small Japanese apartment. This 5.4 magnitude earthquake in Kumamoto, Japan was James's welcome to his new, unfamiliar home. The 6-foot-10 center for the Kumamoto Volters quickly found familiarity - and solid ground - on the basketball court.
Marcus Paige off to solid start in D-League
Marcus Paige is settling in and playing well thus far as a member of the Utah Jazz NBA D-League affiliate Salt Lake City Stars. Paige, a Linn-Mar and UNC graduate, has started in six games and is adjusting nicely. Through six games, Paige has averaged a little under 13 points per game while averaging nearly 36 minutes of playing time per contest.
UNC Basketball Returns Home To Host Radford Sunday
The third-ranked Tar Heels return to the Smith Center for the first of a three-game home stand when they host Radford on Sunday, December 4th, at 2 p.m. This is UNC’s third home game of the regular season. Next up are home games against Davidson (Dec. 7) and Tennessee (Dec. 11) before heading to Las Vegas to play No. 1 Kentucky in the CBS Sports Classic.
CBS Sports College Basketball Top 25 (and 1)
5. North Carolina: The Tar Heels, late Wednesday, became the fifth straight top-three team to lose at Indiana. Point guard Joel Berry missed 10 of the 13 shots he took against the Hoosiers. 4. Duke; 7. Virginia; 12. Louisville; 23. Syracuse; 24. Notre Dame;
Four Factors: UNC vs. Indiana
In short, Carolina rebounded offensively and avoided turnovers a little bit better than Indiana, but the Hoosiers shot a higher percentage and got to the foul line more often building a big lead early. That’s a recipe for UNC’s first loss of the season, and an impressive performance by IU.