Chapel Hill, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - The 19th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels will close out their non-conference schedule on Tuesday evening, as they welcome the William & Mary Tribe to the Dean E. Smith Center. Roy Williams Tar Heels have a little bit of momentum building as they head in to the new year and conference play in the ACC. At 9-3 overall, UNC has reeled off three straight wins, including a big showdown with nationally-ranked Ohio State in Chicago on Dec. 20 (82-74). The team followed that up with an impressive blowout of UAB in Chapel Hill this past weekend, 89-58. UNC alum Tony Shaver is the head man at William & Mary and his Tribe have struggled of late after a strong start to the season. The team, which is now 6-4 on the year, has suffered losses in three of its last four games, including a 69-62 setback at Old Dominion last time out. North Carolina holds 19-3 advantage in the all-time series with William & Mary. The Tribe havent beaten the Tar Heels since 1977 and have lost seven straight to UNC since then. William & Marys scoring output belies an efficient team at the offensive end. The Tribe are averaging a modest 69.7 ppg on the year, but are doing so on a solid .482 shooting, which includes an impressive .402 from behind the arc. Senior guard Marcus Thornton is a big reason for the offensive success, as he is averaging a hefty 19.3 ppg, while converting 30-of-67 shots from long range. Omar Prewitt is a distant second in the scoring column for William & Mary at 10.8 ppg and is followed closely by Daniel Dixon and his 10.7 ppg. The Tribe hit nine 3-pointers and shot the ball at a 45.7-percent clip against Old Dominion, but were abused on the boards, getting outrebounded by the Monarchs, 41-24. Thornton led the way once again in the scoring column for the Tribe with 22 points. Dixon finished with 16 and Prewitt poured in 15 in the losing effort. The Tribes accuracy from the floor will be put to the test against UNC, which ranks in the top-10 nationally in field-goal percentage defense (.351), while allowing just 65.1 ppg. North Carolina is even more dangerous thanks to the ability to fill up the basket to the tune of 80.9 ppg. The Tar Heels also enforce their will on the glass, with a +9.2 rebounding margin. Star guard Marcus Paige is the teams top scorer at 13.6 ppg. Kennedy Meeks is the resident muscle down low with a near double-double of 13.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per outing. Brice Johnson (11.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg) rounds out the double- digit scoring threats for UNC, although Justin Jackson (9.8 ppg) and J.P. Tokoto (8.6 ppg) are eager to join the group. The Tar Heels held the Blazers to just nine field goals in the first half and raced out to a 21-point lead a the break (44-23). A similar fate befell UAB in the second half, as the visitors managed a mere .281 shooting effort over the final 20 minutes in the lopsided affair. 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