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Carolina Basketball

During the preseason, North Carolina coach Roy Williams said multiple times that this season's squad will be a better shooting team than the 2009-10 team that lost 17 games. And even though it's too soon to tell if Williams' prediction will come true, the eighth-ranked Tar Heels will get a couple more chances over the next few days to show where they stand. Six days after opening its season with a win over Lipscomb, UNC returns to the court today to take on Hofstra (5 p.m., ESPN2) in the Honda Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Tar Heels know they can score points in Puerto Rico Tip-Off
The Durham Herald-Sun

In his first two appearances for the Tar Heels (1-0) Marshall has been impressive. Against Lipscomb, Marshall had 10 points and three assists. A week earlier in an exhibition against Barton, he had nine assists.
Early returns promising for Tar Heels freshman Marshall
The Burlington Times-News

After a 2-for-9, six-turnover exhibition debut, North Carolina freshman Harrison Barnes stayed for so long at the Smith Center, working on shot after shot in the practice gym, that he didn't even know what time he left. "It was very dark," he explained. After a 14-point, four-rebound regular-season debut, he stayed late again, "because I feel that the images of the game are most vivid after the game, so it's easier for me to go and work on things," he said. So what will he do after tonight's Puerto Rico Tip-Off game against Hofstra (1-0), considering the Coliseo de Puerto Rico is at least a 10-minute bus ride from the team hotel?
Barnes pushes his game with practice
The Charlotte Observer

Carolina Football

When news of the NCAA investigation into North Carolina's football program first surfaced in July, T.J. Yates was asked what would be needed to keep the team focused on the games. "Leadership," Yates said. "I think leadership will be very important." Ten games later, it's difficult to believe anyone could have delivered more in that department than the senior quarterback.
UNC's Yates has become a leader
The Charlotte Observer

North Carolina (6-4, 3-3 ACC) plays host to N.C. State (7-3, 4-2) at noon Saturday. One key for the Tar Heels will be containing Wilson, which is something they haven't been able to do in his previous two games against them.
Wilson has been tough for Heels to contain
The Charlotte Observer

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