Some North Carolina hoops-related links from around the web:
There are many reasons why the Tar Heels are struggling entering Wednesday’s showdown at Duke, writes Andrew Carter of The News & Observer.
UNC needs Marcus Paige to shine for Wednesday night to be must-see TV, Bret Strelow of The Fayetteville Observer writes.
Mismatch or not, the rivalry resumes, writes Brandon Moree of The Daily Tar Heel.
Mike Lopresti of USA Today visited Dean Smith’s office.
Former Tar Heels forward/current Bobcat Brendan Haywood is paying power bills for moms, writes Elisabeth Arriero of The Charlotte Observer.