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news from Monday, December 9, 2019

- For the second straight game, UNC struggled pretty mightily on the offensive end and took a very annoying loss. For the second straight game, it's perfectly understandable if your personal answer to a “player of the game” question is no one. However, you don't quite have to squint as hard to come up with an answer like you did for the Ohio State game. This time around, there is at leas...

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- “You've just got to make shots, man,” guard Andrew Platek said. “That's not the only thing, but that's a huge part of our offense. We're all really good basketball players, and we're all really frustrated right now.” Head coach Roy Williams said in his media day news conference shooting might be an issue for this team — as she should have. Any time you lose gunners li...

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- The UNC Basketball program suffered their second-straight loss, dropping them to 6-3 on the season On Sunday, the No. 7 Tar Heels fell short to No. 5 Virginia 56-47 on the road at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. This effectively gives North Carolina its first conference loss this season. North Carolina and Virginia began […] ...

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news from Sunday, December 8, 2019

- Brant Wilkerson-NewDec 8, 2019 North Carolina might be the recipient of an early Christmas miracle on Sunday. Originally projected to miss several weeks with a sprained left ankle, freshman big man Armando Bacot is dressed and plans to warm up and attempt to play as the Tar Heels meet Virginia, according to a spokesman. His availability will be decided after warm-ups based on his comfort and appro...

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- Rob Dauster and Bobby Reagan from the Fundamentally Sound podcast go through everything that happened in a wild week of basketball, from the four – yes, four! – blowouts of in the marquee games of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge as well as the rise of DePaul and the enigma that is Indiana. Rob also discusses the situation at Georgetown at the top, and the podcast ends with a preview of what should b...

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- There's no real good choice for player of the game in any performance where a team is held to 49 points at home. UNC's leading scorer was Cole Anthony, who had 15 points, but he also did that on a lot of shots, did not make a non three-pointer/foul shot, and had a 1:1 assist:turnover ratio on the game. He briefly appeared to be leading a rally attempt in the second half, but then didn'...

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- Brant Wilkerson-NewDec 5, 2019 North Carolina isn't expecting to have Armando Bacot back any time soon, adding to a laundry-list of injuries the Tar Heels have suffered this season. After tipping in a shot on an offensive rebound at the 12:48 mark of the first half of Carolina's loss to Ohio State, Bacot's left foot landed on top of that of a Buckeye defender and the freshman big man i...

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- We've talked a bit about how UNC's offense is surprisingly weak and overly reliant on Cole Anthony. The one guy who was beginning to step up is Armando Bacot. The freshmen big man has at times been sensational. However, in the Ohio State game Wednesday he came down on someone else's foot and had to be helped off the court. On Thursday, Roy Williams said that his ankle was swollen by th...

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