The Tar Heels entered Saturday's game last in the ACC in rushing (91.0 yards per game) before going off for a season-high 172 yards against the Cavaliers.
Tailback duo ignites UNC's running game
"We've got more depth on this football team now," Bunting said. "Losing Jacoby will hurt, but Quinton Person will come in and give us tremendous effort."
Tar Heels lose defensive back for season with injury
"... [Being an underdog] is fine with me, because everyone's going to look at us like, 'North Carolina's a name, but they don't have the players they had last year,' so a lot of people are going to sleep on us -- which is good for us, because we can open a lot of people's eyes."
Ranking doesn't faze Tar Heels
Raleigh News & Observer
North Carolina coach Roy Williams, who lost the top seven scorers off last season's national championship team, isn't giving up on making the NCAA tournament this season."He speaks in terms of `105 practices,' which is how many we had last year to get to the tournament," said Noel. "Last week, after we had finished our (sixth) practice, coach said, `OK, 99 more.' "
Tar Heels still eyeing tournament
Four former junior varsity players are filling in for the Heels. Dewey Burke and Surry Wood played for C.B. McGrath's JV team last year. Thomas Wilkins played two years ago and Will Robinson three years ago. "If we didn't have them, we wouldn't be nearly as far along as we are because we couldn't practice," Williams said.
UNC basketball could get walk-on help from football
Greensboro News & Record
"Marcus Ginyard has surprised me the most, for the simple fact that he's practicing with one hand," Noel said. "He's great with one hand. Just imagine what he's going to be like once he gets his other wrist back."
Noel doesn't blame teammates for leaving early