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North Carolina will welcome an old adversary back to Chapel Hill today as it tries to recover from its first loss of the season. Coach Bobby Cremins will bring his College of Charleston team to the Smith Center for the first time, but he was a regular visitor to the arena for 15 of his 19 seasons at Georgia Tech. Tipoff will be at 9 p.m.
UNC seeking to tighten up its defense
The Winston-Salem Journal

With only 16 first-class seats available on a recent chartered flight, North Carolina's 17 players were asked to vote on which Tar Heel would be banished to coach. Larry Drew II -- the shortest of the freshmen -- wasn't too surprised when he was picked.
Drew II has hoops genes
The News and Observer

Chewing up opponents at an all-systems-go frequency, high-scoring North Carolina had seemed like a machine until Boston College wrenched the operation with an upset that rocked college basketball. Now, after sifting through the rubble of that stunning result from three nights ago, the Tar Heels must shift into response mode.
Tar Heels return to work after wake-up call
The Burlington Times-News

Larry Drew probably has it a little harder than Ed Davis. Both are freshmen trying to find their way on a team that largely has been together for three years. Both were McDonald's All-Americans after stellar high school careers. Both have fathers who had long careers in the NBA.
Davis, Drew find a niche within Tar Heels' lineup
The Durham Herald-Sun

Boston College didn't do the College of Charleston any favors by knocking off previously unbeaten and No. 1-ranked North Carolina, but Charleston coach Bobby Cremins has enough to worry about without considering the Tar Heels' frame of mind. Cremins' Cougars (10-2) take on North Carolina (13-1) at 9 p.m. tonight in the Dean E. Smith Center.
Cougars 27-point underdogs against third-ranked Heels
The Charleston Post and Courier

You almost got to see Tyler Hansbrough play at Carolina First Arena, which means you nearly got to witness North Carolina's uniquely tenacious big guy dive all the way onto Meeting Street in pursuit of a loose basketball.
C of C deal: Roy Williams'dumb enough'
The Charleston Post and Courier

Wake Forest has an entire week to prepare for North Carolina's visit to Joel Coliseum on Sunday night. According to coach Dino Gaudio, they need every minute.
Wake gets ready for Sunday showdown with Tar Heels
The Asheville Citizen-Times


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