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Brice Johnson celebrates a dunk during the first half. Johnson led the Tar Heels in points and rebounds in Thursday's game against Louisville. 

Brice Johnson "Manned Up" against Louisville

Greensboro — Barely 10 minutes had passed since his team's 70-60 win over Louisville in the quarterfinal of the ACC tournament, but Roy Williams thought the crowd in the press conference auditorium needed a reminder.  "I’d like to introduce you to our two players," he started. 


Freshman forward Justin Jackson (44) takes an open shot during the beginning of the second half. Jackson scored 12 points and grabbed 2 rebounds Wednesday afternoon in Greensboro Coliseum.

Jackson Soars Over Eagles

GREENSBORO — Old school isn't always the best thing for a freshman transitioning to the grind of postseason play in a Power Five conference, but there's no question it was exactly what Justin Jackson needed.


Courtesy of Technique/John Nakano. Freshman point guard Joel Berry (2) made a career-high 15 points Tuesday night in North Carolina's 81-49 win over Georgia Tech. 

Healthy Tar Heels crush Yellow Jackets

ATLANTA — Easy is rarely exciting. There can be flashes of pizazz, and there definitely were in North Carolina’s 81-49 win over Georgia Tech on Tuesday. There was the token J.P. Tokoto throwdown and freshman Joel Berry’s career-high 15 points.


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UNC guard Marcus Paige dunks in a game against Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels beat Georgia Tech away 78-65 on Jan. 29, 2014.

UNC guard Marcus Paige dunks in a game against Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels beat Georgia Tech away 78-65 on Jan. 29, 2014.


The North Carolina women's basketball team goes through a ball-handling drill during practice Saturday afternoon.

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The North Carolina women's basketball team goes through a ball-handling drill during practice Saturday afternoon.


	UNC defeated Georgia Tech 78-65 in Atlanta, Ga.

UNC defeated Georgia Tech 78-65 in Atlanta, Ga.


	UNC defeated Georgia Tech 78-65 in Atlanta, Ga.

UNC defeated Georgia Tech 78-65 in Atlanta, Ga.


	UNC defeated Georgia Tech 78-65 in Atlanta, Ga.

UNC defeated Georgia Tech 78-65 in Atlanta, Ga.


	UNC defeated Georgia Tech 78-65 in Atlanta, Ga.

UNC defeated Georgia Tech 78-65 in Atlanta, Ga.


	UNC defeated Georgia Tech 78-65 in Atlanta, Ga.

UNC defeated Georgia Tech 78-65 in Atlanta, Ga.


	UNC defeated Georgia Tech 78-65 in Atlanta, Ga.

UNC defeated Georgia Tech 78-65 in Atlanta, Ga.


Associate head coach Andrew Calder watches his team practice Saturday afternoon.

Notes: UNC women take on UT Martin

The No. 4-seed North Carolina Tar Heels will play the No. 13-seed University of Tennessee at Martin Skyhawks Sunday at 3:05 p.m. at Carmichael Arena. The game will also be broadcasted live on ESPN.


Miami leads No. 6 UNC 42-36 at halftime

The No. 6 North Carolina women’s basketball team trailed Miami by as much as 19 points in the first half, yet the Tar Heels closed the gap to a mere six points by the end of halftime, closing the half down 42-36.


Scouting the Tar Heels

During North Carolina’s 82-71 win against Boston College Saturday, I sat next to an NBA scout. As his job requires, he had a plethora of opinions. Here are a few of them from the second half:


No. 3 UNC trails UConn 1-0 at half

NORFOLK – After an offensively-lacking first half, the No. 3 North Carolina field hockey team trails Connecticut 1-0 in the semifinal game of the NCAA championship. UConn took the lead early after a penalty corner fewer than five minutes into the game.


No. 4 Tennessee leads No. 12 UNC 40-28 at half

The North Carolina women’s basketball team worked hard in the last seven minutes of the first half to counteract relatively sloppy play in the first 13 minutes, and cut a deficit that grew as far as 14 down to four before suffering a Tennessee run that put the Lady Vols up 40-28 at halftime.


UNC leads Virginia 21-0 at half

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora said it was bound to happen, he just wasn’t sure when. With fewer than six minutes to play in the half, freshman Ryan Switzer was back to return yet another Virginia punt, but the ball slipped through his hands, and he scrambled to pick it back up again.


Hatchell showing promise

Two days after her team’s promising start in a 111-50 exhibition game win against Carson-Newman, North Carolina women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell is showing promise as well. After temporarily stepping away from her coaching job last month due to a leukemia diagnosis, Hatchell is remaining strong, her doctor said. “Coach Hatchell is doing great,” said Pete Voorhees, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the NC Cancer Hospital.