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Marcus Paige Named Academic All-District

UNC guard Marcus Paige was selected to the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday. The Marion, Iowa, native is a two-time, second-team Academic All-America. District team selections are forwarded automatically for consideration for 2016 Academic All-America honors. (GoHeels.com)

Six Tar Heels make ESPN's top 100 NBA players

ESPN ranked the 100 top NBA players of all time and six North Carolina players made the list. #1 - Michael Jordan (UNC: 1981–1984), #43 - James Worthy (UNC: 1979–1982), #52 - Bob McAdoo (UNC: 1971–1972, #69 - Vince Carter (UNC: 1995–1998, #88 - Billy Cunningham (UNC: 1962–1965), #96 - Bobby Jones (UNC: 1971–1974) (Carolina Blue)

Sports Illustrated College Basketball Power Rankings: #8 UNC

The Tar Heels’ offense is operating at its lowest level of the season, and their defense is trending in the wrong direction. Their adjusted efficiency margins in late December and early January looked like that of a national-title contender, but lately, not so much. (Sports Illustrated)

Marcus Paige still the key ACC player as stretch runs start

Even if Marcus Paige is off his offensive A-game, Paige is still the Heels’ best bet to provide the leadership and come up with the big-game big plays needed for the team to lock up the conference regular-season race, earn a NCAA regional top seed and a NCAA assignment in Raleigh (March 17&19). (WRAL Sports Fan)

A day of remembrance — and light

The untimely deaths of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha in February 2015 shook the Carolina and N.C. State campuses, resulting in gatherings at both universities to mourn. But one year later, it was a day to look at the light — not the darkness. (UNC.edu)

Ridiculous Poll Results Are In!

13% of those who responded think Steve Robinson should replace Roy Williams to finish out the season. Let that sink in for a moment. Assuming the number is legitimate, there is a group of people out there who are okay supplanting a hall of fame coach with two national titles with his longtime assistant in the middle of the season because of 14:35 of coaching at the end of one game. (Tar Heel Blog)

Michael Jordan is fine with the 'Crying Jordan' meme... for now

Michael Jordan isn’t someone most people would feel comfortable making fun of. Any opponent who took even a perceived shot at Jordan would almost always suffer his wrath on the court. However, over the last year or so, Jordan has become the source of an internet meme that is running wild. A picture of the Bulls legend crying is placed over the face of a losing or struggling athlete. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Four questions with OKC Blue dunk machine J.P. Tokoto

Oklahoma City Blue guard J.P. Tokoto has established a reputation for beiing a high flyer. The 22-year-old rookie out of North Carolina has a 43-inch vertical and a growing highlight reel of jaw-dropping dunks. This weekend, Tokoto will compete in the D-League All-Star Game Dunk Contest in Toronto. (NewsOK.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Dumb Basketball in Boston

Even Ol’ Roy could hardly bear to watch. Carolina’s basketball season has been getting wacky lately, but Tuesday night at Boston College takes the cake. It got so frustrating that Roy Williams gave himself the tired signal and watched the rest of the game from the locker room. (Chapelboro.com)

Tony Gonzalez: Time for Lions' Eric Ebron to make good

Tony Gonzalez doesn't know Eric Ebron, but watching the Detroit Lions tight end from afar, he can tell that there's something amiss. "I don’t know what goes on in that building, but usually when I see guys that are that talented and they’re not performing, that tells me something else is going on," Gonzalez, a 14-time Pro Bowl tight end and current CBS analyst, said. (Detroit Free Press)

Mariners catcher Chris Iannetta excited to flip sides in AL West

Having played the past four seasons with the American League West-rival Angels, Chris Iannetta is plenty familiar with the Mariners. And as he toured Safeco Field and took part in the weekend's FanFest, the veteran catcher wasted no time acclimating himself to his new home. "It's going to be exciting," the 32-year-old said durig a break from his autograph and fan-interview sessions. (MLB.com)

North Carolina's NCAA academic case stuck in holding pattern

UNC's long-running academic fraud scandal case seems stuck in procedural limbo. The NCAA is reviewing information reported by the university in August and could amend the Notice of Allegations (NOA) used to specify violations. Until then, the case — an offshoot of a review launched nearly six years ago — can't advance toward resolution. (Associated Press)

Brice Johnson makes late-season Wooden Award list

UNC’s Brice Johnson and Duke’s Grayson Allen head a list of four ACC players earning spots on the late season top 20 list of candidates for the Wooden Award. Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon and Louisville’s Damion Lee also made the list, but N.C. State point guard Cat Barber is still missing for consideration as national college basketball Player of the Year. (Wilmington Star News)

Video: Vince Carter's Ultimate Toronto Raptors Mixtape

The NBA has put together quite an impressive highlight reel of former Tar Heel Vince Carter, arguably the greatest dunker of all time, during his days with the Toronto Raptors. View Video...

UNC spokesman: Roy Williams expected back at next practice

Roy Williams is expected to be at UNC's next practice and game following a bout with vertigo that sidelined him for part of Tuesday's win at Boston College. Athletics spokesman Steve Kirschner said Wednesday that the Tar Heels had a scheduled day off and would return to practice Thursday. "We expect him to be back at practice (Thursday) and coach on Sunday." (Associated Press)

Elijah Hood, Nick Weiler Earn Academic All-ACC Honors

North Carolina tailback Elijah Hood and place-kicker Nick Weiler have been named to the 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football Team, the league announced Wednesday. Hood, an information sciences major from Charlotte, N.C., is one of seven players named to the Academic All-ACC team who also earned first-team All-ACC honors. (GoHeels.com)

How Andrew Miller is handling no longer being Yankees' closer

Andrew Miller is ready to hand the title “Yankees closer” to Aroldis Chapman for a more undefined bullpen role. But the switch won’t mean uncharted territory for the veteran lefty. “It wasn’t that long go that I did long-guy one day and I’d get an out in a tie game in the eighth inning the next day,” Miller said Tuesday at the annual Thurman Munson dinner. (New York Post)

Ridiculous Poll: Roy Williams or Steve Robinson?

Last night Roy Williams left UNC's game at Boston College early in the second half with a bout of vertigo. Assistant coach Steve Robinson stepped into the fray and led UNC to a comeback win against a historically bad Boston College team. So with this being an election year and everything being polled I thought, "Why not? (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Roy Williams' First Comments After Vertigo-Induced Collapse

Roy Williams explains how vertigo was the reason he collapsed during last night's UNC-Boston College game. The Tar Heels coach says it's something he's dealt with for a long time. He insists he's doing okay, and says it's the first time he's had to leave a game because of his vertigo. View Video...

Four Tar Heels Earn ACC Weaver-James Corrigan Recognition

Four UNC student-athletes were among 52 from around the ACC announced Wednesday as recipients of Weaver-James-Corrigan scholarships and awards. Seniors Casey Di Nardo, Emma Nunn, Marcus Paige and Houston Summers were recognized for outstanding academic and athletic performance during their careers in Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)

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In today's win, UNC shot 59.3% from three, 53.3% from three, and 86.7% from the line.
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Sweet strokes on #ValentinesDay for @UNC_Basketball! Heels sink 8 treys in the win over Pitt: https://t.co/lReCGltWqF
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Roy says Justin Jackson has now had two really good games together. 9-for-11, 6-for-10. Roy also liked his assists today.
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Mitch Kupchak has 35 points and 21 rebounds and Walter Davis has 26 points, 11 boards and six steals as Carolina works four overtimes to beat Tulane, 113-106, in the Louisiana Superdome. It is the longest game in Carolina history.

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