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Film Review: Breaking down Luke Maye's historic buzzer beater


This play needs no introduction. Luke Maye’s game-winning shot to beat Kentucky on Sunday is an all-timer.

FILM REVIEW: The play call that saved the season for UNC men's basketball


When Arkansas’ Jaylen Barford scored a layup to put the Razorbacks up 65-60 with 3:28 remaining in the second half of Sunday’s game, it wasn't hyperbole to say the North Carolina men's basketball team was staring at the end of its season. In the second round of the NCAA Tournament, UNC — a No. 1 seed and the ACC regular-season champion — was on the brink of elimination.

FILM REVIEW: How Kennedy Meeks learned to beat Virginia's double-teams for UNC men's basketball


Here’s how UNC's senior center Kennedy Meeks improved just over the course of 40 minutes when Virginia tried to double team him in the post.

FILM REVIEW: How late-game hero ball doomed UNC men's basketball against Duke

Let’s take a look at what happened over the course of Duke's 7-0 run and what it says about North Carolina’s execution offensively in important, late-game possessions.

FILM REVIEW: Comparing UNC men's basketball to its Final Four predecessors


One way to test if this current North Carolina team has what it takes to get back is to compare its statistical profile on to the profile of UNC's four previous Final Four teams under Williams.

FILM REVIEW: Do recent losses reveal March weaknesses for UNC men's basketball?


The North Carolina men's basketball team lost for the fourth time this season on Saturday — a 77-62 defeat down in Coral Gables, Fla., to the Miami Hurricanes. The loss pushed UNC's conference record back to 7-2, and the Tar Heels fell to No. 12 in the most recent AP Poll.

FILM REVIEW: UNC men's basketball pushes limits of small ball


If basketball is a science, then on Saturday, the North Carolina men’s basketball team conducted a grand experiment.

FILM REVIEW: What's going wrong for No. 14 UNC men's basketball?


After the North Carolina men's basketball team lost to Georgia Tech on Saturday and beat Clemson on Wednesday, the No. 14 Tar Heels sit with a 1-1 record in conference play and a 13-3 record overall.

Film review: Why the UNC offense has regressed this season


The regular season has ended for the 2016 North Carolina football team. UNC finished with a record of 8-4, including impressive triumphs over Pittsburgh and Florida State and bad losses against Duke and N.C. State to end the season.

Film review: Corey Bell struggles against Duke's screen passes for UNC defense


Back before the season started, in The Daily Tar Heel’s takeaways from training camp article, we discussed North Carolina’s secondary and the key problem facing it.

Film review: Can Mitch Trubisky be a successful NFL quarterback?

This is our ninth installment of Film Review, our weekly series where we break down a particular aspect of the weekend's action to help you better understand what's happening on the field. Here's where to find our previous pieces.

Film review: UNC rush defense flashes improvement in Virginia win


The first article we did in this series examined how the North Carolina defense, particularly against the run, held the team back in the first game of the season — a 33-24 loss to Georgia.

Now, seven weeks later, the defense just turned in its best performance of the season, limiting Virginia to 253 total yards of offense in UNC’s 35-14 win on Saturday. 

Film review: Cornerback MJ Stewart stands out for UNC secondary


The North Carolina football team won Saturday against Miami, and it won on the back of its defense.

Film review: Hurricane Matthew sinks UNC football's offense


Saturday’s game against Virginia Tech was never an easy matchup for the North Carolina football team. New head coach Justin Fuente has revived the Hokies’ offense this season, while defensive coordinator Bud Foster had kept the defense as strong as any during the Frank Beamer era.

But few could predict the 34-3 shellacking the Tar Heels endured. Virginia Tech limited UNC’s offense to 131 total yards — a far cry from the 484.2 it averaged going into the game.

Film review: Ryan Switzer becomes unstoppable force for UNC football


Something's happened to Ryan Switzer since Sept. 24.

Before the game against Pittsburgh, Switzer was a solid wide receiver for the North Carolian football team. He was known firstly for his skills as a punt returner — remember, Switzer is one score away from tying the NCAA record for career punt return touchdowns.

Film review: How UNC football beat Pittsburgh on its final drive


With three and a half minutes to go in the fourth quarter against Pittsburgh on Saturday, North Carolina orchestrated a majestic drive to secure a 37-36 comeback win that rivals any other finish in program history. Here’s a look at how the Tar Heels did it.

Film review: How UNC's offense has evolved under Larry Fedora

Larry Fedora is in the midst of his fifth season as the North Carolina football coach. Pegged as an offensive mastermind upon his hiring, Fedora’s up-tempo system brought with it plenty of points in his first season in 2012.

Film review: Read option sparks UNC offense

Since Coach Larry Fedora arrived in 2012, the North Carolina football team has found its identity on the offensive side of the ball. After averaging a school-record 7.3 yards per play in 2015, the Tar Heels set their sights even higher this year with a number of productive players returning.

Film Review: UNC's run defense fails first test

Run defense has been a constant talking point for the North Carolina football team since the end of last season. The Tar Heels have been gashed on the ground for the past few years, but the final two games of the 2015 season were particularly awful. UNC allowed a total of 964 yards rushing against Clemson and Baylor, giving up an ugly 6.9 yards per carry in two losses.