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Carolina Basketball

North Carolina will be trying to come back from a loss for the first time this season when it heads for the warmth of South Florida and a game tonight at Miami.
Williams: Heels' defense needs to improve
The Winston Salem Journal

A little more than a week ago, North Carolina, fresh off a beatdown of North Carolina State, was fielding questions about its possible invincibility and the probability of a perfect run in men's basketball. Now, suddenly the Tar Heels have to patch a rash of cracks in their armor.
Tar Heels try to respond, repair aura
The Burlington Times-News

The 2007-08 Miami Hurricanes are just another piece of evidence for the "why preseason media polls are worthless" campaign.
UNC looks to rebound vs. Miami
The Daily Tar Heel

Wayne Ellington will move away one day, probably to make a living in the NBA. His home will be the crowded arenas, practice gyms and posh hotels professional teams inhabit.
Ellington's family heads south with son
The Durham Herald-Sun

Most coaches who are about to take on North Carolina would prefer to spend every second of game preparation trying to figure out ways to beat Tyler Hansbrough, Wayne Ellington, Ty Lawson and the rest of Roy Williams' talented bunch. But after suffering the type of heartbreaking defeat the Hurricanes endured Saturday night at North Carolina State, Frank Haith has had to play counselor about as much as he has had to play the role of coach this week.
UM braces for UNC, tries to forget tough loss
The Miami Herald

Anthony King says he's over it, although the pained expression on his face Tuesday afternoon said otherwise. King, Miami's senior center, endured a painful moment during the waning seconds of Saturday's 79-77 overtime loss to North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C.
UM needs some recovery time
The Palm Beach Post

It was hard to tell this was a player teammates like to call "Psycho T." On Saturday, there were no signs of fiery emotion that earned North Carolina center Tyler Hansbrough that nickname. As he sat in the players' lounge at the Dean Smith Center after the Tar Heels were upset at home by Maryland, intensity was replaced with disbelief.
UM catches UNC team on rebound
The Sun-Sentinel

Thanks to an NCAA rule-change that gives more leeway for injured players to return, he's back for a fifth year and is eager to make the most of his final college season.
King toughs it out
The News and Observer

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