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Eight games into North Carolina's season, it's clear who has emerged as the Tar Heels' No. 1 option on offense. And it's not preseason All-American Harrison Barnes. Tyler Zeller, a 7-0 junior, has become UNC's most consistent scoring threat, averaging a team-high 16.3 points. He has scored in double figures in every game except one and is coming off a career-high 27 points in a win over then-No. 10 Kentucky on Saturday.
No doubt now: Zeller is the Tar Heels' leader
The Durham Herald-Sun

A mechanical problem kept the private plane they had lined up from taking off. Thus keeping them back home in Indiana. On Wednesday night, they likely won't have such issues. North Carolina (5-3) visits Evansville (3-3) for a non-conference tilt. Evansville, Ind., which is located near the Kentucky border, is roughly an hour's drive from Zeller's hometown of Washington, Ind.
Tar Heels' Zeller carries big contributions to home turf
The Burlington Times-News

Mechanical problems kept forward Tyler Zeller's parents from attending his career-best 27-point, 11-rebound, five-block performance against Kentucky on Saturday - and led superstitious North Carolina coach Roy Williams to quip that perhaps Mom and Dad shouldn't be allowed to come to games in the future. Good thing, then, that Zeller is going to them, tonight.
Tar Heels believe Zeller about to take off
The Charlotte Observer

After a career double-double performance against Kentucky on Saturday, Tyler Zeller's confidence may be at an all-time high coming into tonight's basketball game at Roberts Stadium against the University of Evansville. It's one more reason why the 7-foot junior center for the University of North Carolina just plans to enjoy the moment — his first opportunity to play in Indiana since leading Washington High School to the 3A state championship in 2008 — without being too fixated on statistics. But, yes, he does want to put on a good show in another UNC victory.
Aces host Zeller, UNC
The Evansville Courier-Press

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams said that knowing Evansville already has surprised the college basketball world once this month was enough for him to sound the alert to his players during practice this week. "I just looked at one of the RPI reports and I think their schedule is the 14th most difficult in the country to this point," said Williams. "They've played four straight games on the road, and there's not many teams that do that at this time of the year. It's hard to be undefeated when you are playing good people on the road, and yet they got a tremendous win at Butler.
Simmons prepares Aces for challenge of playing Tar Heels
The Evansville Courier-Press

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