The ACC season is winding down, but North Carolina and N.C. State still have a game to play tonight that will be crucial to each team's season.
Heels to play Pack tonight
The Winston Salem Journal
North Carolina forward Tyler Hansbrough is defined by his toughness around the basket.
But in an effort to improve his game -- and his team's chances at a national championship -- the 6-foot-9 junior has added something new to his repertoire: a soft touch.
Heels add a threat for Pack
The News and Observer
North Carolina center Tyler Hansbrough arrives at the gym long before practice and finds a team manager to pass him the basketball.
Hansbrough has 10 spots on the floor, outside the lane but inside the 3-point arc, from which he practices mid-range jump shots each day.
Hansbrough's extra work paying off
The Charlotte Observer
The Duke-North Carolina rivalry rightfully gets the attention nationally, given it has been voted the top rivalry in college basketball.
But for anyone who has spent much of his or her life in the state of North Carolina, tonight's game between Carolina and N.C. State is the true grudge match on the schedule.
Winning can cure a lot of hoop ills
The Chapel Hill News
North Carolina won't be looking for a warm welcome on or off the court when it heads to the RBC Center for tonight's Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball game with rival North Carolina State.
Unwelcome guests ready
The Burlington Times-News
Maybe the burgeoning public speaker in Tyler Hansbrough had misgivings about the interview he gave to TV analyst Len Elmore earlier this season.
As one of UNC's best ever, Hansbrough gets used to being known -- and unknown
The Durham Herald Sun
On a road two miles from the Dean E. Smith Center, away from the hustle of campus and the commotion of Franklin Street, a gravel driveway leads to a split-level house shaded by a cluster of scraggly trees.
Were it not for the three players and team manager from the nation's No. 3 college basketball team living inside, this would seem to be your standard four-bedroom, three-bath Chapel Hill home.
It is anything but.
UNC's Animal House
The Fayetteville Observer
In analyzing N.C. State's basketball game against North Carolina tonight, there are any number of factors to take into account. But the most important might be the number four.
N.C. State's magic number is four
The Greensboro News-Record