Morning Heel: UNC Tar Heels Daily News Links


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Lucas: Run Down
When the Pack last claimed a win over the Tar Heels, George W. Bush was President, Twitter essentially didn’t exist, and the first iPhone was still four months away from release. That’s how long the Tar Heels had spent building a half-decade of dominance against the Wolfpack. It took the visitors roughly 4:46 of clock time to play their way out of Saturday’s trip to Raleigh. (GoHeels.com)

Wolfpack ends UNC’s streak
When the media and ACC coaches voted the Wolfpack league favorites in the preseason, Dexter Strickland said they couldn’t be in the mix until they finally beat the Tar Heels, who had won 13 straight games in the rivalry. N.C. State did just that Saturday night, racing out to a 22-point halftime lead and going up by 28 before holding on for a 91-83 win at PNC Arena. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC-NCSU: Roy Williams Postgame Quotes
“Well, in my opinion, there’s not a lot I can say. It was a butt-kicking that’s what it was. You want to try to emphasize sprinting back on defense and that’s a thing we talked about yesterday and today. I tried to work on it, but in the first half they have 20 fast break points to our zero. So I didn’t do a very good job of coaching and getting our guys ready.” (Inside Carolina)

Harrison Barnes with second “dunk of the year” candidate
He did it again. Warriors rookie forward Harrison Barnes threw down his second “Dunk of the Year” candidate this season, posterizing Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova on Saturday. Barnes took two dribbles to attack the paint before rising high to finish over Ilyasova with the right-handed flush. The always joyous Warriors bench predictably went nuts in celebration. (Sports Illustrated)

UNC Rally Falls Short, NC State Prevails 91-83
The final score, 91-83 in favor of N.C. State, didn’t indicate just how in control the Wolfpack was throughout the game. Lorenzo Brown had 12 points and 4 assists at the half and finished with 20 points and 11 assists. UNC’s James Michael McAdoo picked up two early fouls and spent a majority of the first half on the bench. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

N.C. State holds bragging rights over Tar Heels for the time being
North Carolina State purged nearly six years of frustration against North Carolina at home Saturday night 91-83 and once again looked very deserving of being tabbed the preseason favorite in the ACC – at least until the final few minutes. The Tar Heels looked dreadful at times but they deserve credit for fighting back and actually forcing N.C. State to make free throws down the stretch. (Yahoo! Sports)

Rapid Reaction: NC State 91, North Carolina 83
In building a lead as large as 28 points, the Wolfpack’s big(ger) guys pulverized the Tar Heels from the inside, their shooters dominated from the outside — and State outscored UNC 39-19 on transition points, beating the Tar Heels at what is usually their own game. Of course there was a rally — what else would you expect from this rivalry? — as UNC cut it to single digits in the final minute. (ESPN.com)

NC State beats rival Tar Heels in Raleigh
Lorenzo Brown had 20 points and 11 assists to help No. 18 North Carolina State beat North Carolina 91-83 on Saturday night, ending a 13-game losing streak in the long rivalry. Freshman T.J. Warren added 19 points for the Wolfpack (16-4, 5-2 ACC), who beat the Tar Heels for the first time in nearly six years. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball: Round One To Lornzo Brown Of NC State Over Marcus Paige
Heading into the NC State game Marcus Paige looked poised to play a strong game in PNC arena, but Lorenzo Brown had different plans. Brown was dominant from the start doing what he wanted to do whenever he wanted scoring 20 points and dishing out 11 assists. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC Basketball: Tar Heels Fall To NC State 91-83
A valiant effort by the Heels who trailed by as much as 28 to cut it to five with less than a minute to go but it was too little, too late. In the end this was another game where Carolina got killed during stretches but showed signs of life and played up to their potential in others but it just wasn’t enough. (Keeping It Heel)

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