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Carolina Basketball

One of the toughest seven-day periods of the season for North Carolina will begin today, far from home and the comfort of the Smith Center. Coach Roy Williams has no idea what frame of mind his team will be in when it hits the court in Blacksburg, Va., for a game against Virginia Tech at 9 p.m.
Tar Heels will try to get well in road game against Hokies
The Winston-Salem Journal

Earlier in the season, North Carolina coach Roy Williams did something he almost never does. "For some reason, I looked at this point and said, 'Boy that's going to be a tough stretch right there,' " Williams said Wednesday. That tough stretch includes two straight road games and a home matchup against rival Duke, and it tips off tonight when the Tar Heels travel to Virginia Tech (9 p.m., WRAL).
'Tough stretch' for Heels now turns to Hokies
The Durham Herald-Sun

It wounds Roy Williams that North Carolina has lost five of its seven men's basketball games in 2010 and started 2-4 in the ACC. Almost as bad as the losing is how the Tar Heels have arrived at their 13-8 record heading into tonight's game at Virginia Tech. In three of their ACC losses, the Heels have scored in the 60s, 20 points below their season average and about 40 points south of where Williams would prefer the tempo to be played.
Heels struggling to score in ACC
The News and Observer

Ed Davis led his high school to a pair of Virginia Independent Schools titles. As a freshman last season, he helped North Carolina win the NCAA championship. Now he's part of a struggling team.
Davis, Tar Heels try to shake the Carolina blues
The Roanoke Times

The North Carolina men's basketball team is the defending NCAA champion, but it's also an unranked squad with a losing ACC record. Nevertheless, a win over the visiting Tar Heels on Thursday would still be one that Virginia Tech and its fans would savor. The Hokies get a second chance at beating UNC at 9 p.m. Thursday in front of what should be a full house at Cassell Coliseum.
Can Hokies change outcome in second meeting with North Carolina?
The Roanoke Times

Twenty-five days ago, Virginia Tech's defense lapsed and the Hokies began ACC play with a 78-64 loss at North Carolina. Tonight at 9, the Hokies get the Tar Heels again, this time at Cassell Coliseum.
Hokies get second chance at Tar Heels
The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Carolina Football

The birthday of North Carolina coach Butch Davis' wife typically falls on national signing day, and this year was no exception. "The common joke around our house is: 'What did you get her for her birthday?' -- four offensive linemen, five defensive linemen, two wide receivers, a running back," Davis said Wednesday. The Tar Heels signed 17 players -- four already had signed and are enrolled -- and the 2010 class also includes three linebackers, two defensive backs, a tight end and three other players listed as athletes.
Davis: UNC decided early not to go after a quarterback this season
The Durham Herald-Sun

South Columbus (N.C.) standout Ethan Farmer made his decision to attend North Carolina several weeks ago - sort of. In confidence, he told his father that he wanted to play for the Tar Heels, but the fondness for his other finalist, Clemson, started pulling his heart in different directions. The indecision didn't subside until he rolled out of bed Wednesday, National Signing Day.
Farmer's final decision: North Carolina
The Myrtle Beach Sun-Times

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