"UNC coach Roy Williams had reason to worry about rebounding before his team's game Tuesday night against Illinois."
UNC meets Challenge
The Durham Herald Sun
"North Carolina finally carried the banner in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge."
Unbeaten UNC knocks off Illinois
The Fayetteville Observer
"North Carolina's basketball team showed its toughness Tuesday night. "I learned that we're a lot tougher than last year," sophomore forward Sean May said. Using only seven players in a grueling game, the 10th-ranked Tar Heels turned back No. 11 Illinois 88-81 at the Greensboro Coliseum as part of the Atlantic Coast Conference/Big Ten Challenge."
The Burlington Times News
"North Carolina outfought Illinois in four torrid final minutes last night to take an 88-81 win in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge series at the Greensboro Coliseum."
UNC tops Illinois with torrid four minutes to get first win in series
The Winston Salem Journal
"It was only early December, but there sure was a lot of gamesmanship going on when No. 11 Illinois took on No. 10 North Carolina on Tuesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge."
Illini fall short in Carolina
The Chicago Sun Times
"The pregame hype centered on the possibility of No. 10 North Carolina facing No. 11 Illinois in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge without two key players because of injuries."
Illinois comes up short as Brown struggles with shot
The State (IL) Journal Register