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December 8, 2012

THI Newsstand: December 8

Downsized lineup comes with deficiencies for Tar Heels - Burlington Times-News
It's somewhat of a double-edged sword for Roy Williams. The North Carolina coach's most effective lineup in last week's game against Alabama-Birmingham was clearly a smaller, guard-oriented attack. With Dexter Strickland, Leslie McDonald, Reggie Bullock, P.J. Hairston and James Michael McAdoo on the floor, UAB had no answer for the athleticism and quickness that came with the Tar Heels' four-guard lineup plus McAdoo.

Tar Heels trying out 'small ball' - Charlotte Observer
During Roy Williams' tenure at North Carolina, the Tar Heels have been at their best offensively when they've relied on an inside-out philosophy led by capable, and sometimes dominant, forwards and centers. Early this season, though, the Heels have excelled with their version of small ball.

UNC, Louisville part of 2013 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament - Charlotte Observer
North Carolina and Louisville will likely play each other in November 2013 in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament in Uncasville, Conn.

Tar Heels get back to action - Durham Herald-Sun
Study breaks come in many different forms. For the players at No. 20 North Carolina, who are in the midst of first semester final exams, it means a basketball game today at the Smith Center against East Tennessee State (7:30 p.m., ESPN3).

ETSU at UNC: What to watch - ESPN.com
No. 20 North Carolina (6-2) will take a break from fall semester exams on Saturday to host East Tennessee State at the Smith Center at 7:30 ET. The game can be viewed online at ESPN3.

Conference Power Rankings: ACC - ESPN.com
The Blue Devils continue to roll; the Hokies continue to rise. Here are this week's ACC power rankings, based on myriad factors, including how teams have played lately and the foes they've faced.

ACC Hoops Capsules: Weekend predictions - FoxSportsCarolinas.com
Despite being blown out twice and the subject of significant criticism, the Tar Heels are still 39th in the country in rebounding margin and are fifth in the ACC in field goal percentage defense at 38.2 percent. What UNC really needs is to find chemistry and for point guard Marcus Paige to become more of a true floor general and distributor. Pick: UNC, 91-66.

Lucas: Tar Heels mull defenses - GoHeels.com
On multiple occasions since returning to Carolina in the spring of 2003, Roy Williams has been unequivocal about his feelings on zone defense: "I hate zone," he has said. "I can't coach it, and I don't like it." Knowing Williams, it's not difficult to understand his point of view. The coach wants to know who wins and loses-in everything. That includes defense, where there's a winner and loser on virtually every man-to-man possession. Someone gets beaten off the dribble, someone keeps his man out of the lane, someone seals off the post, or someone gets a wide-open jumper. One winner, one loser. Just the way Williams likes it. The defense appeals perfectly to his competitive nature.

Florida State, Virginia lead ACC in athletic department revenue - Raleigh News & Observer
The athletic departments at Florida State and Virginia generated the most revenue among ACC schools during the 2011-12 fiscal year, according to data compiled by the U.S. Department of Education.




 

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