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North Carolina will have scant time to recover from a draining Sunday night game before taking the court again today for another ACC game.
Tar Heels will have quick turnaround
The Winston Salem Journal

With his Tar Heels trailing visiting Clemson by two points with less than a minute left in overtime, North Carolina's Quentin Thomas knocked down a pair of free throws to send the game into a second extra period and help give his team a dramatic 103-93 victory. When was the last time Thomas found himself in such a pressure-packed spot? "I don't even know, it was probably in high school some time," Thomas said.
Tar Heels senior continues to fill critical position
The Burlington Times-News

Sometime tonight, North Carolina forward Tyler Hansbrough will inevitably stand his ground, hit the floor, draw a whistle -- and Virginia fans will call foul.
These are take-charge guys
The News and Observer

North Carolina coach Roy Williams said he's never had to determine a fifth-string point guard. That might change when the No. 5 Tar Heels (22-2, 7-2 ACC) play at Virginia (11-11, 1-8) tonight.
Cavs' Singletary to test Heels' backcourt
The News and Observer

North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson is doubtful to play tonight at Virginia, his sprained left ankle still swollen and throbbing enough to make sprinting and cutting a chore.
Win against Clemson gives Tar Heels mental boost
The Fayetteville Observer

A can of Gatorade sat next to Tyler Hansbrough's left elbow Sunday night as he explained the effect of scoring 39 points in 47 minutes. "I'm extremely tired right now," he said. "I can't really lie. I love to play basketball, but my body's pretty worn out."
Turnaround to test worn-out Heels
The Charlotte Observer

That Hansbrough kid, good gosh, he's relentless. Doesn't know how not to bust it. Always goes full-bore. Why, even in a pickup game, nothing at stake, he's banging in the post and diving for loose balls like the other guys have DUKE across their chests. You see that kind of zeal, that tenacity, and you wonder if it isn't in the genes. Not talking Tyler Hansbrough here, by the way. Talking Greg.
Strength from sibling for Hansbrough
The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Here's an abridged list of what North Carolina is up against as it tries to win at Virginia tonight: * Point guard Ty Lawson has been all but ruled out of his third straight game with a sprained left ankle. The sophomore didn't practice on Monday and doesn't seem to be on the verge of making a return.
UNC's Williams more concerned about health than fatigue
The Durham Herald-Sun

Dave Leitao has been through rebuilding projects before, so he knows what to expect. The longest season he ever endured was his second as a head coach, when his Northeastern squad went 4-24.
UNC a huge test for UVa men
The Lynchburg News-Advance

Forgive fifth-ranked North Carolina if it looks tired tonight at John Paul Jones Arena. The Tar Heels (7-2 ACC, 22-2) will take on Virginia (1-8, 11-11) less than 48 hours after the end of their double-overtime win over Clemson in Chapel Hill.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch

You may have forgotten, but Tar Heels' coach Roy Williams probably hasn't, that Virginia has won six of the last seven games against UNC in Charlottesville. This will be the Tarheels' first trip to JPJ, and they've packed a 9-0 road record with them for the trip.
Cavaliers taking on ailing Tar Heels
The Charlottesville Daily Progress

Oftentimes a coach who takes over a program that hasn't performed to its perceived potential gets a free pass in his first season at the helm.
Little relief in sight for Cavs as Heels come calling
The Charlottesville Daily Progress

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