North Carolina was 2-6 last season in games decided by eight or fewer points. But after the 83-82 nail-biter at Georgia Tech on Wednesday, the top-ranked Tar Heels are 3-0 now in down-to-the-wire duels.
Tar Heels improve endgame
The News and Observer
If nothing else, North Carolina's hard-fought win over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night showed the hazards of wondering aloud if the Tar Heels will run the table.
Perfect? Heels don't want to hear it
The Durham Herald-Sun
It's very possible that North Carolina could be entering the greatest era in the history of the storied program.
Tar Heel Blue Chips
The Gaston Gazette
In talking to Kendall Marshall following a recent 30-point home Washington Catholic Athletic Conference blowout win, it was hard to remember that the Bishop O'Connell sophomore point guard was, well, a 16-year-old sophomore.
O'Connell's Marshall Recruiting Future Teammates
The Arlington Connection
For years, Chapel Hill visitors have stumbled upon a Franklin Street bar named He's Not Here, where the punch line is free (or at least cheap) and the joke costs everyone a fantasy phone call.
Getting the Point: Teams without a true floor leader will continue to struggle throughout the ACC season
The Winston Salem-Journal
As thoughts about the consequential game filled his head, he acknowledged Eric Hayes, the other half of the Terrapins' backcourt tandem who has missed three straight games with a sprained left ankle.
"We need Eric, man," Vasquez said. "We need him to come back. I think he's going to come back Saturday, and he's got to be tough."
Vasquez struggles without sidekick
The Washington Times