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College basketball's first-round draft pick factories

North Carolina and Kansas are tied for third having produced a total of 12 first-round NBA draft picks each over the last 10 years. However, in terms of draft production, the Jayhawks rate just ahead of the Tar Heels because they have produced a No. 1 pick -- Andrew Wiggins in 2014 - and because almost all of their first-rounders (10) have been selected in the lottery. (Rivals.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Undeserved Fate?

The Tar Heels might have lost, 12-2, on one bad pitch. It seems ridiculous to say, but if UNC could have gotten out of the second inning against Mississippi State Tuesday, the Diamond Heels might have beaten the Bulldogs instead of getting crushed in the eight-run eighth. Despite crawling back to 4-2, UNC had one of those innings Mike Fox said has given him nightmares. (Chapelboro.com)

Podcast: Discussing UNC Basketball, Incoming Freshmen, and Theo Pinson

With a heralded group of freshmen joining a talented and battle-tested group of upperclassmen, expectations for UNC basketball seems to be growing. To discuss these topics, Jon Seiglie is joined by Tate Frazier. Arguably the No. 1 topic heading into the season is how UNC's freshmen - Coby White, Nassir Little, and Leaky Black - will transition to the college game. (Inside Carolina)

Bears QB Mitch Trubisky remembers the purity of high school sports

If any NFL starting quarterback can relate to high school athletes, it’s Mitchell Trubisky. Not only was he still in high school six years ago — he’s a 2013 graduate of Mentor (Ohio) High School — but his youngest brother is ready to enter his senior year of high school. “I still remember the purity of the game, how it is at the high school level,” Trubisky said. (State Journal-Register)

Theo Pinson Works Out for Indiana Pacers

The final three NBA Draft prospects at Tuesday's Indiana Pacers workout were athletic wings from prominent college programs: Arizona shooting guard Rawle Alkins, Georgetown small forward Marcus Derrickson, and UNC small forward Theo Pinson. Pinson is known for his defensive prowess. Standing 6-6 with a 6-11 wingspan, he believes he can guard four positions at the next level. (Indiana Pacers)

Biggest offseason questions for Way-Too-Early Top 25 college basketball teams

8. North Carolina: Is Roy Williams going to play more small ball? UNC usually dominates the glass with a bulky lineup. Yet Luke Maye, Cameron Johnson and freshman Nassir Little, three players who can stretch the floor, could anchor a Tar Heels team that plays small ball the entire season. It would be atypical, but Williams has the personnel to succeed with the scheme. (ESPN.com)

UNC Baseball needs to "flush things pretty quickly" after loss to Mississippi State

If not for that inning, if not for that pitch, maybe this story begins differently. But unfortunately, both happened. And now the UNC baseball team must prepare for a College World Series elimination game Wednesday instead of sitting in the winners' bracket. "Well, good news is we get to play again," said Mike Fox after UNC's 12-2 loss to Mississippi State on Tuesday. (GoHeels.com)

One Pitch Overshadows Austin Bergner's Strong Outing

Every single play is amplified at the College World Series, certain ones more so than others. In North Carolina’s 12-2 loss to Mississippi State on Tuesday, it was a 1-2 pitch that changed the dynamic of the game and sent the Tar Heels to the losers bracket. Austin Bergner (7-3) was dominant from his first pitch, hitting 94 miles per hour with his fastball and controlling his off-speed pitches. (Inside Carolina)

Fortunes change quickly for Tar Heels in 12-2 loss to Bulldogs

UNC fell to Mississippi State 12-2 Tuesday, but the score doesn't tell the story of how well Austin Bergner pitched. At one point, he retired 16 straight Bulldogs. He struck out eight – only Alex White and Andrew Miller have ever whiffed more batters in a UNC uniform at the College World Series. ESPN analyst Kyle Peterson said “He looks like a big leaguer today.” (WRAL Sports Fan)

Mike Fox, UNC Players Post-Mississippi State Press Conference Transcript

Mike Fox: "Well, good news is we get to play again. You've got to turn the page pretty quickly out here. And I don't think any of us will want our season to end on that performance, but you gotta give Mississippi State credit. I thought our defense just let us down terribly today. And they took advantage of that. So we're going to have to regroup here quickly." (ASAP Sports)

This is bananas: Mississippi St. beats Carolina 12-2 at CWS

Jordan Westburg hit a grand slam, doubled and drove in seven runs and Mississippi State went on to beat North Carolina 12-2 in the College World Series on Tuesday. The Bulldogs (39-27) continued their surprise postseason run and, with two wins at the CWS, are off until Friday. They need one more to advance to the best-of-three finals. (Associated Press)

Early Grand Slam Propels Mississippi State Past UNC in College World Series

UNC's Austin Bergner did about everything you could want from a starting pitcher Tuesday in UNC's College World Series game against Mississippi State–with the exception of one pitch in the second inning. With the bases loaded, Jordan Westburg took Bergner deep for a grand slam that gave the Bulldogs a lead they wouldn't relinquish on the way to a 12-2 win. (Chapelboro.com)

Mississippi State Blasts North Carolina, 12-2, in College World Series

North Carolina’s road to the College World Series finals took a detour into the losers bracket after Mississippi State shut down the Tar Heel bats in a 12-2 loss Tuesday. MSU nine-hole hitter Jordan Westburg tied a CWS-record with seven RBI, including a grand slam. The Tar Heels will play Oregon State in an elimination game at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday (ESPN). (Inside Carolina)

Five Future Tar Heels To Play In Under Armour Lacrosse All-America Game

Five incoming members of UNC's men's lacrosse team will compete this month in the 13th annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game. Final rosters were announced by Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Inside Lacrosse on May 22 with teams being divided into North and South team units. Forty-eight 2018 high school alumni will compete in the game. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 81-90

90. Marvin Williams was arguably the final piece that made UNC’s '05 title run possible. As a stretch big, he made 85% of his free throws and 43% of his 3s in his only year at UNC. In addition to his smooth shooting stroke, “it happen(ed) sometimes that (Marvin) dunk(ed) on people.”; 89. Serge Zwikker’s breakthrough moment came as a sophomore in the ’95 NCAAT. (Inside Carolina)

Catching up with Kendra Lynch on the Women's College World Series

Upon graduation, NFCA All-American Kendra Lynch left North Carolina Softball for the Sunshine State to pursue her masters in sport management and work as a volunteer assistant softball coach at Florida State. Following the Seminoles' historic Women's College World Series title earlier this month, we caught up with Lynch on her experience. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: College World Series, Roy Williams & More

Jones and Adam go to Omaha for the College World Series and visit with men's basketball coach Roy Williams in Tuesday's episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com also announce their 2018 Poddy nominees. Carolina Insider is a production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

Nassir Little Arrives at UNC

There’s a confidence in Nassir Little that’s easy to spot. Whether you’re watching him go toe-to-toe with Duke freshman Cameron Reddish at the McDonald’s All-American game in March or viewing a workout session highlight reel, it’s pretty clear that Little believes in himself and is resolute in his pursuit of basketball perfection as he arrives in Chapel Hill on Tuesday. (Inside Carolina)

UPDATE: Tar Heels-Bulldogs Pushed To Tuesday Morning

Due to a lengthy delay to Monday's elimination game between Oregon State and Washington and the potential for more severe weather later in the evening, No. 6 North Carolina's game against Mississippi State has been postponed. The game is now slated for an 11:15 a.m. ET start on Tuesday and will air on ESPN2. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School professor honored with entrepreneurship award

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School professor Ted Zoller received a high honor at the Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship on June 13. The Deshpande Foundation’ recognized Zoller with the Outstanding Contributions to Advancing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Award for extraordinary achievements in entrepreneurship. (UNC.edu)

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