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Kennedy Meeks and rebounding

North Carolina leads the nation in offensive rebounding with 15.86 offensive rebounds per game. First out of 351 teams in Division I. And the game against Louisville provided another example of why UNC dominates the offensive glass. The Heels doubled up the Cardinals 16-8 on offensive rebounds, including an 8-3 edge in the second half alone. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels up two in ACC standings

The Duke lost put UNC two games up on the Blue Devils in the ACC standings. The Tar Heel then went out and methodically beat No. 7 Louisville on Wednesday night putting Carolina two up on the Cardinals. With three games remaining in the ACC regular season, UNC has a two game lead in the conference standings. (Carolina Blue)

Top 5 Quarterbacks Entering the NFL Scouting Combine

2. Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina: In 13 games, Trubisky threw for 3,748 yards and 30 touchdowns with just six interceptions. Considered one of the more accurate passers in this draft class, Trubisky will need to continue to improve his footwork. He has the size (6-3, 220) teams are looking for at quarterback, but must overcome concerns about his lack of experience. (Athlon Sports)

Video: "I Was Better Than Michael Jordan, For About 3 Weeks" - James Worthy at UNC

James Worthy shares his early impressions of Michael Jordan at UNC, helping to recruit Jordan to North Carolina and being blown away by his abilities on the court. Worthy tells Antawn Jamison about the confidence with which Jordan carried himself, but how Worthy knew he was better than MJ..."for about 3 weeks." View Video...

UNC JV basketball falls to Huntington Prep, 103-98, in overtime

With time winding down in regulation and Huntington Prep down by three, Keldon Johnson calmly shot a contested three over a North Carolina defender. The ball went through the net and Huntington Prep went on to win the game 103-98 in overtime. It was a tough game for the Tar Heels and only their second loss all season, but coach Hubert Davis was not shaken. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels sprinting down the stretch run

North Carolina coach Roy Williams has been critical of his team’s schedule this season. The Tar Heels’ schedule has been back-loaded with top-shelf opponents—two against Duke, two against Virginia, one each against Notre Dame and Louisville—in the final month of the regular season. (Carolina Blue)

ACC's balance may not equate to genuine league strength

If UNC can go 2-1 in its three remaining regular-season games – at Pitt, at Virginia, and against Duke in Chapel Hill – the Tar Heels will win another ACC regular-season basketball race. The Tar Heels moved into that advantageous position with their win Wednesday over Louisville in concert with a buzzer-beater 78-75 win by Syracuse over Duke. (WRAL Sports Fan)

John Papuchis Providing Continuity for UNC's Defense

On the last two occasions North Carolina changed defensive coordinators, different schemes came in tow. With John Papuchis stepping into that role for 2017, don’t expect such seismic changes. Expect continuity, with potential tweaks. Even in terms of staff structure, Coach “J.P.” - as he introduces himself - will emulate Gene Chizik’s approach. (Inside Carolina)

Post-practice shooting contests propel Jackson in UNC men's basketball win over Louisville

Most of the UNC men’s basketball team has trickled out after practice. There’s a few coaches, some managers mulling about, but there’s no serious basketball being played. Now is the fun part. The group always changes — sometimes Kanler Coker joins, other times Brandon Robinson and Shea Rush — but there’s two stalwarts: Joel Berry and Justin Jackson. (Daily Tar Heel)

Chansky’s Notebook: A Team On The Brink?

How good are the Tar Heels? We really don’t know yet. UNC looks to be on its way to another ACC regular-season championship under Roy Williams, who’s won something like 16 in his first 28 years of head coaching. The Heels had a great home stand, knocking off 14th-ranked Virginia and No. 7 Louisville in two of the ugliest games of the season, yet both impressive wins. (Chapelboro.com)

Best Case, Worst Case: North Carolina Tar Heels

North Carolina is one of the top teams in college basketball right now. The only "cupcake" win came on Jan. 21 against Boston College (9-19). If this week marked the end of March, the Tar Heels would be competing in the Final Four. We aren't there yet. With a trio of games to close out the regular season, what's the floor and ceiling for the 2016-17 Tar Heels? (Hero Sports)

Tar Heels leave no doubt regarding ACC's top spot

North Carolina is the ACC's best team. After a shut-down 65-41 win against then-14th-ranked Virginia and a 74-63 defeat of No. 7 Louisville, it is clearer now than at any point this season that heading into the last 10 days of the regular season, the No. 8 Tar Heels are the league's best team. That's not just because UNC beat the ACC's No. 2 team, either. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Sports Illustrated College Basketball Power Rankings: UNC's climbing fast

5. North Carolina Tar Heels: Justin Jackson has pulled off the rare feat of nearly doubling his long-range volume (from 4.2 3PAs per 40 minutes, pace-adjusted, to 8.2) from his sophomore season to his junior campaign, while also increasing his accuracy by nearly 10 percentage points (from 29.2% to 39.1). (Sports Illustrated)

Mitch Trubisky will do everything at NFL Combine except bench press

Former UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky will participate in everything except the bench press at next week’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, according to Trubusky’s father. Though subject to change, it’s noteworthy because some top prospects skip their group’s workout session and instead choose only to throw or fully work out on their own campuses. (NBC Sports)

CBS Sports Top 75 NBA Draft prospects

14. Justin Jackson: For the team that needs a do-everything wing but doesn’t have a high enough pick to grab Josh Jackson; 39. Tony Bradley: He doesn’t play a ton, but enough that opposing coaches talk him up already; 50. Joel Berry: Prone to shooting outages, yet still at better than 41 percent from three for the season. 66. Kennedy Meeks: Elite rebounding. (CBS Sports)

Larry Fedora: Mitch Trubisky will measure '6-2 or a little taller

UNC coach Larry Fedora laughed when asked if his star quarterback Mitch Trubisky will measure 6-foot-1 at the NFL Combine next week instead of the 6-3 he's listed at in his Tar Heels bio. "I think it's funny,'' Fedora told cleveland.com on Wednesday. "I love this time of the year watching how they just tear every kid apart. I promise you Mitch will be tall enough." (Cleveland.com)

Starting Point for UNC's Offensive Line

Chris Kapilovic knows that UNC’s offense has to retool in 2017. Though “Coach Kap” is the offensive coordinator, he’s also the offensive line coach, and he knows that position will have to account for attrition. Gone are center Lucas Crowley and right tackle Jon Heck, and also Caleb Peterson. What will the starting five look like when spring ball opens next Tuesday? (Inside Carolina)

Mitch Trubisky to Take Part in Jon Gruden’s QB Camp

Jon Gruden’s QB Camp series, a signature element of ESPN’s annual pre-NFL Draft coverage, returns for its eighth year this spring. In the coming weeks, Gruden will welcome seven quarterbacks, including former UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky, to ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando where he’ll spend time with each prospect in the film room and on the field. (ESPN.com)

Frustrated by errors last season, Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager has addressed those issues

The look returns to Kyle Seager’s face. It’s one part annoyance, another part aggravation. It’s arises when Seager does something on a baseball field that he believes is unacceptable for himself. A perfectionist and often his harshest critic, Seager suffers his mistakes with minimal sympathy for himself or any mitigating circumstance of the situation. (Seattle Times)

Mipso, string band formed by UNC grads, plays to the beat of a brand-new drummer

With a sound that blends the present with the past -- old-time string band instrumentation in service of timeless stories inspired by relationships and other emotional experiences -- Chapel Hill band Mipso has established itself as one of the top Americana bands in North Carolina. (Wilmington Star News)

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February 24, 1956
Lennie Rosenbluth has 31 points and 14 boards in a 73-65 win over Duke that clinches UNC’s first-ever ACC regular-season title.

February 24, 1979
Carolina holds the ball in the first half and fails to score as Duke leads, 7-0, at intermission. The Tar Heels wait 12:25 into the game before attempting a shot. Both teams score 40 in the second half and Duke wins, 47-40, in one of the most famous delay games ever played. (Video)

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