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Carolina Rundown: November 24

Friday: Danny Green had 18 points. Harrison Barnes had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Saturday: Brandan Wright had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Green had 21 points and seven rebounds. Sunday: Ty Lawson had 18 points and 16 assists. Tar Heels all over this highlight from Sunday, as Ed Davis blocks Lawson, and Wayne Ellington finishes it with an emphatic slam. (GoHeels.com)

Mavericks Player of the Week: Brandan Wright

Brandan Wright continued his ridiculously hot start to the season this week. The backup big man has reached double-figures in seven consecutive games and eight of the last nine. The Mavs are now 9-1 on the season when Wright scores 10 or more. The statistical savant also recorded his first double-double of the season Saturday, pouring in 14 points and grabbing 11 boards. (Dallas Mavericks)

Junior Gnonkonde’s Journey

Junior Gnonkonde is driven to seize opportunities that seemed far-fetched when he arrived in the United States six years ago without any knowledge of English or football. Twenty miles northeast of Valdosta, Georgia, and 30 miles from the Florida state line, sits Lakeland, a remote, rural Georgia community with a population of approximately 3,000 residents. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Sports Weekend Offered Up Plenty

With fall sports conducting NCAA playoffs and basketball season now in full swing, it was an eventful weekend for Tar Heel athletics. UNC athletes experienced both the thrill of victory and the bitter taste of defeat. The UNC men’s and women’s basketball teams have hit the road with desirable final destinations. The men are Bahamas bound, while the women are headed to Hawaii. (Chapelboro.com)

Nuggets' Ty Lawson's game has more of a real point guard feel to it

A not-so-subtle shift is taking place in Ty Lawson's game. The Nuggets' point guard is doing more pure point guard things more often, and it has been just what his team has needed. It has been simple: more passing, less scoring. For Lawson, "aggressiveness" used to solely mean getting to the basket and scoring. (Denver Post)

Carolina Women Rout Oregon, Improve To 4-0

Sophomore forward Stephanie Mavunga had 23 points, 16 rebounds and six blocks to lead No. 11 North Carolina to a 76-59 victory at Oregon Sunday afternoon from Matthew Knight Arena. North Carolina (4-0) overcame an 11-point first-half deficit by shooting 55.9 percent after halftime to take control of the game. The Tar Heels led by as many as 23 points midway through the second half. (GoHeels.com)

UNC provost, chancellor describe reforms in response to scandal

Despite a number of reforms implemented in response to the athletic and academic scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the school’s provost, James W. Dean Jr., said that he doesn’t expect “anyone to do the victory dance any time soon.” “We’ve done a lot; no one thinks we’re finished,” Dean told a UNC Board of Trustees committee on Wednesday. Chancellor Carol Folt also spoke on reforms at the full Board of Trustees meeting Thursday. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC Men's Soccer Advances Past Charlotte 2-1 in NCAAs

Tyler Engel scored both goals for North Carolina, including the game winner with 1:14 left in the second half, to push the Tar Heels past host and 10th-seeded Charlotte, 2-1, in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship. North Carolina (14-5-1) will play either seventh-seed Clemson or Coastal Carolina next Sunday, Nov. 30 in the third round. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Soccer Falls to South Carolina in NCAA Tournament

Third-seeded South Carolina got a first half goal from Raina Johnson to prevail against second-seeded North Carolina 1-0 in NCAA Tournament third round action Sunday at Fetzer Field. With the victory, the Gamecocks advance to the NCAA quarterfinals. South Carolina improved to 14-5-5 on the season with the victory while the Tar Heels saw their season end at 14-4-2. (GoHeels.com)

ACC Football Power Rankings: Week 13

6. North Carolina Tar Heels, Record: 6-5 overall, 4-3 conference, Previous ranking: 10; Can you believe UNC is second in the Coastal division? Like last season, the Tar Heels turned it around in the second half. But while the Tar Heels are bowl eligible, they were supposed to be Coastal contenders. Larry Fedora gets credit for turning it around again, though. (ESPN.com)

Sarah Bufkin named Carolina’s 49th Rhodes Scholar

Sarah M. Bufkin of Atlanta, a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has won a Rhodes Scholarship, the world’s oldest and best known awards for graduate study. Bufkin, 23, was one of 32 Americans selected Nov. 22 for the prestigious award, which funds study at the University of Oxford in England. (UNC.edu)

ACC helmet stickers: Week 13

UNC quarterback Marquise Williams turned in another outstanding game, keying a 45-20 rout of favored rival Duke on Thursday. He completed 18 of 27 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns, adding 98 rushing yards and two more scores on 21 carries. His 374 total yards gave Williams 3,499 total yards on the season, breaking Bryn Renner's single-season UNC record (3,394). (ESPN.com)

Video: Fall at Carolina

Light blue is usually the dominant color on Carolina’s campus, but these days, orange, yellow and red have been stealing center stage. From McCorkle Place to Manning Drive, dogwoods, maples and more are in full fall transformation — and treating students, faculty and staff to a burst of color. (UNC.edu)

Giovani Bernard won't change running style after injuries

In the past three games that Giovani Bernard has appeared in, the small-in-stature Cincinnati Bengals running back took a series of punishing blows. The culmination of the hits resulted in him missing the past three weeks as he rested hip and clavicle injuries. (ESPN.com)

Kennedy Meeks leads the way in UNC's 90-72 rout of Davidson

It’s the dunk that everyone will remember. A one-handed, monster slam that J.P. Tokoto caught behind his head and jammed home with his right hand on an alley-oop from Justin Jackson to put UNC ahead of Davidson 88-64 Saturday. “I’m confident if the ball’s in the air, I’m going to go get it,” said Tokoto after UNC’s 90-72 victory against the Wildcats at Time Warner Cable Arena Saturday.“ (Daily Tar Heel)

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