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2018 Schedule
22-7, 3rd in ACC
Pinson records career-high in UNC win (1:06)

ESPN Stats and Information  

(10) North Carolina beats Syracuse 78-74. 86% of North Carolina's made baskets were assisted on tonight (25-of-29). The Tar Heels entered tonight averaging assists on 58% of their made baskets.

UNC completes fast break with Pinson's thunderous dunk (0:36)
Maye fakes and scores for the Tar Heel's first basket (0:16)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Critical bubble game for Syracuse tonight. Per BPI, the Orange will have a 66% chance to reach the tournament with a win and 28% chance with a loss.

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3dMyron Medcalf

The 12 teams that can win it all this year

In a wide-open college basketball season, few teams have stood out. Can just about any team win it all? Not quite. It's time to go through the list of legitimate candidates.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Spoke with E.J Montgomery who currently sits at no.16 in the ESPN 100. He has visited Duke and North Carolina unofficially and plans to go back to both for official visits. Kentucky is up next for an official visit on February 24th. He and is family are deciding on a fourth visit between Georgetown and Wake Forest. At 6'10" Montgomery possesses a 7'2" wing span with a soft mid-range touch. He is playing with more assertiveness and that has translated to his rebounding numbers. The bottom line is he has made steady progress over his career with plenty of growth left in his game.

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4dJeff Borzello

College hoops Power Rankings: Will SEC's depth hurt teams in March?

Eleven SEC teams are within striking distance of the tournament, so what's the problem? They're building their résumés and metrics by beating each other, so the committee might value the league differently when selecting the field.

UNC rides hot streak into Carrier Dome (0:53)
Tar Heels roll past Louisville (0:37)

No. 14 North Carolina tops Louisville 93-76

Joel Berry scored 23 points, Luke Maye had 13 rebounds and No. 14 North Carolina dominated the boards and second-chance points to beat Louisville 93-76 Saturday night for its fifth consecutive victory.

UNC's Berry makes up for miss with nasty chase-down block (0:21)
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6dMark Schlabach

Williams confident UNC not part of FBI probe

North Carolina coach Roy Williams says he is confident the Tar Heels weren't part of the FBI's two-year investigation into college basketball bribes and corruption.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The race for the No. 1 seeds is more wide open now after a few recent upsets. Per BPI, here's where we stand: Virginia 99% Villanova 98% Purdue 71% Michigan State 52% Xavier 32% Duke 29% North Carolina 9% Tennessee 4% Auburn 3% Kansas 2%

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After beating Ohio State by 23 last night, Penn State has cracked BPI's top 25. The Nittany Lions have a 33% chance to reach the NCAA tournament.

UNC comes away with home victory (1:15)
Berry falls and scores while drawing foul (0:38)
Brey: 'We're right where we want to be' (0:35)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Decent-sized upgrades to BPI ratings for Gonzaga, Texas Tech, Nevada and Florida after yesterday. Downgrades for Tennessee and Virginia. Texas A&M moved into top 30, Oklahoma dropped to 31.

Maye's double-double lifts UNC to 3rd straight win (0:38)

Team Stats

Points Per Game83.422nd
Rebounds Per Game43.11st
Assists Per Game18.25th
Points Allowed73.4207th

Tournament History

Final Fours20
Tournament Record123-45
Championship Seasons1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009, 2017
Tournament Appearances48