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2017 Schedule
23-12, 1st in SWAC

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Biggest takeaway in that announcement, via Mike Davis: "We recognize there is more work to be done." This is a quick-fix, not end solution.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

UNC's Joel Berry II on injuring his right ankle: "It scared me a little bit that's why I laid on the ground and just made sure everything was fine and moved it around a little bit. It's a little sore but other than that it's fine."

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Williams on UNC's win, not looking back to last year (1:26)
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Jackson helps UNC roll past Texas Southern

Justin Jackson broke out of a shooting slump with 21 points to help top-seeded North Carolina roll past Texas Southern 103-64 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Maintenance crew at Bon Secours Wellness Arena working on part of the floor that came up during North Carolina's win over Texas Southern

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina advances to face Arkansas on Sunday with 103-64 win over Texas Southern. Tar Heels just tied Kentucky for second most 100-point games in the NCAA tournament. UCLA leads all with 14.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

UNC's Justin Jackson will have to try to break the school's single-season record for made 3-pointers (95) against Arkansas. Shammond Williams, who he's tied with and is in attendance, said he's glad Jackson is on the verge, but noted he played with Antawn Jamison & Vince Carter and didn't get to take shots like Jackson.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Section of the floor coming up in Greenville? UNC radio crew tried to point out a spot to game officials.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Berry II went back to the tunnel/locker room a second time but came back and went straight to the scorer's table to check in. Crisis averted for North Carolina.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Berry II returns to bench with a light jog. He's huddled with Roy Williams and the trainer possibly explaining his availability. Looks to be stretching his right ankle.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina having flashbacks of Kendall Marshall in 2012 when Joel Berry II fell to the ground. Berry limped through the tunnel back to the locker room area to be examined.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina is just practicing now. Called timeout with :07 in first half to diagram a last shot and Joel Berry II delivered his first made 3-pointer of the game.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Good sign for North Carolina, looks like Justin Jackson is out of his shooting slump. Over his last four games, Jackson was 7-31 (22%) from 3-point range. He's made three of his four from deep and started off 5 of 6 from the floor.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Extended timeouts in the NCAA tournament had both teams on the floor while cheerleaders were still performing. Earlier in the week Roy Williams said he gets tired of talking in huddles, the players know from practice what they should be doing anyway.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Southern coaches didn't anticipate making 3-pointers against North Carolina instead stressing their mid-range game would have to be on point. Maybe they'll reassess that strategy after the Tigers have already made two threes in their first four field goals.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Bit of a difference between starts of first and second games here in Greenville.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Southern played four ranked teams (Arizona, Louisville, Cincinnati, Baylor) as it opened the season with 16 straight road games. Coach Mike Davis said it's done with the NCAA tournament in mind: "The only way you benefit from your non-conference schedule is that you have to take those games and realize how hard those games are and come back and practice that way."

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ESPN's BPI overwhelmingly favors top-seeded North Carolina over 16th-seeded Texas Southern. BPI gives the Tar Heels a 48 percent chance to reach the Final Four, the highest of any team in the field.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina coaches just pranked its freshman class of Seventh Woods, Brandon Robinson and Tony Bradley. The trio ran out on the court for open practice thinking the rest of the team was following behind them

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina's Nate Britt on pre-tournament conversations with his brother Kris Jenkins at Villanova. (And on the possibility of Carolina-Nova Part II for the title.)

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The numbers to know for all 68 tourney teams

How good is UCLA's up-tempo offense? And just how powerful is Gonzaga's inside attack? We've got the most important numbers for the Bruins and Zags, plus the rest of the field.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Texas Southern leads the SWAC in both scoring (74.4 PPG) and offensive efficiency (106.3), but teams from that conference are a combined 1-22 all-time in the NCAA tournament's Round of 64. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Texas Southern is making its third NCAA tournament in four seasons, and has the No. 16 seed in the South region. The Tigers are shooting less than 30 percent from beyond the arc, on a limited amount of attempts. They'll have their work cut out for them against a No. 1 seeded North Carolina squad that is among the country's best in nearly every metric, including a nation-leading 43.8 rebounds per game.

Team Stats

Points Per Game74.1158th
Rebounds Per Game35.0221st
Assists Per Game11.7286th
Points Allowed72.7191st

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-6
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances6