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North Carolina's losing streak is over, but its problems aren't. The Tar Heels will start a tough week on the ACC road today when they play Georgia Tech in Atlanta and then will play at Boston College on Saturday. As Coach Roy Williams said, Saturday's 74-61 decision of N.C. State was only a start, not a finish, as UNC tries to recover from four consecutive losses and eight losses in its previous 10 games.
Heels to begin a road swing
The Winston Salem Journal

North Carolina's John Henson was rated the No. 1 power forward by Scout.com coming out of high school a year ago. Yet until a few weeks ago, Henson had seen little time at that position during his first year of college ball. The freshman, who is listed at 6-10 and 195 pounds, had been backing up Will Graves at the three spot and had struggled at the perimeter position for much of the season. But four games ago, UNC coach Roy Williams decided to try and work Henson down low a bit more and the results have been promising. Henson averaged 3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 10.5 minutes through the first 21 games of the season. Since that Virginia Tech game when the switch was made, he has averaged 8.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in 19 minutes.
Henson's switch is giving UNC lift
The Durham Herald-Sun

At a recent practice, North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams pulled freshman John Henson aside and asked him a question. "Are you getting tired of everybody yelling at you?" Williams asked. With Henson having to learn a new position on the fly, the soundtrack of practice recently has been coaches and teammates shouting instructions to the rail-skinny, 6-foot-10 Henson.
Henson takes new role as Tar Heels make adjustments
The Burlington Times-News

Near the end of Saturday's first half, North Carolina freshman John Henson tried to stand his defensive ground in the post, only to have N.C. State wide-body Tracy Smith shoulder him out of the way for a layup. Twenty-five games into the basketball season, the former five-star recruit still is trying to find the right position - in more ways than one.
UNC's Henson work in progress
The News and Observer

Fox came to rely on the trust that developed between the two and used it in a midnight phone call to set him on the course that ultimately brought him to Georgia. Williams, whose reeling Tar Heels (seven losses in nine games) are in Atlanta Tuesday to face Georgia Tech, explained why he gave Fox a chance back in 1993. He said he made up his mind after asking his assistant coaches about it.
UGA coach Mark Fox still benefits from ties to UNC's Roy Williams
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The last time Georgia Tech played North Carolina a month ago, Iman Shumpert went off, scoring a career-high 30 points. Heading into Tuesday's meeting with the Tar Heels at home, he's just off.
Shumpert slumping, heading into UNC game
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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