|North Carolina||68||Pace: 63.6||106.9||54.5||15.9||12.7||27.3|
James Michael McAdoo (UNC): 11 points, 4 rebounds, 5/13 FGs
(19-8, 9-5 ACC) vs. (13-13, 5-9 ACC)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./ESPN
Line: Tar Heels by 4
Tickets: No Tickets on Vivid Seats
Players to Watch: James McAdoo, UNC (14.7 PPG, 8.3 RPG); Reggie Bullock, UNC (14.1 PPG, 6.0 RPG)
1) Tobias Harris is justifying Rob Hennigan's belief in him and the J.J. Redick trade. . . through three games, Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
2) James Michael McAdoo has been playing some center for North Carolina as Roy Williams used a small lineup, Matt Haley of Keeping It Heel says that UNC needs Brice Johnson to fill some minutes and keep McAdoo from wearing down.
3) There were few highlights in the Magic's 125-101 loss to the Kings last night. Sacramento simply made its shots.
4) Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel writes the future of the Magic are on the floor right now and the rebuilding is just beginning.
5) An interesting debate came out on Tuck and O'Neill on 1080 The Team Sports Talk Florida on Wednesday. the two debated whether skipping out on Magic games late in the season as the losses pile up keeps you a Magic fan or not. Debate.
6) Jameer Nelson sat out his fourth consecutive game with a left knee contusion on Wednesday, but his status has been upgraded to doubtful for Friday's game, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.