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Video: UNC Basketball Senior Day Intros & Speeches
Seniors James Manor, Wade Moody, Denzel Robinson, and Leslie McDonald spoke to the Dean Smith Center crowd and were honored before and after the final...

Tar Heels Welcome Notre Dame Tonight
North Carolina will close out its 2013-14 home schedule and try to win its 12th game in a row when it hosts Notre Dame on...

Leslie McDonald, seniors to bid Smith Center goodbye
There’ve been highs — 21 points against Duke in the midst of a nine-game win streak — and there’ve been lows in Leslie McDonald's career...

Walk-ons get moment in spotlight at senior night
Denzel Robinson and fellow Chapel Hill High graduate James Manor have combined for 10 points in 20 minutes this season. But tonight against Notre Dame...

Carolina Appreciating Value of Every Game as Duke Game Looms Large
The surging North Carolina men’s basketball team, winners of seven straight, will take center stage Thursday in prime time for a 9 p.m. tipoff in...

Tar Heels win despite lapses
Roy Williams wasn’t happy with the last few minutes — nay, the entire second half — Marcus Paige was exhausted and James Michael McAdoo fouled...

UNC holds off No. 25 Pitt in 1st ACC meeting at Smith Center
North Carolina forward James Michael McAdoo didn’t look like himself during the Tar Heels’ 75-71 win over No. 25 Pittsburgh in the Smith Center on...

Pitt drops another heart-breaker in final minute
In what has become a troubling theme for Pitt's season, the Panthers lost another game that came down to the final minute. North Carolina, led...

UNC's Confidence Heading Into Duke Game Grounded in Defensive Effort
The North Carolina men’s basketball team takes center stage Wednesday in prime time for a 9 p.m. tipoff in the Smith Center against arch rival...

McAdoo helps UNC save the streak
James Michael McAdoo doesn’t know why everyone keeps asking him about it. It was no big deal, he thought, slapping a high-five to a fan...

Tar Heels find groove, kick habits
There was a civil but serious players-only discussion led by James Michael McAdoo and Marcus Paige. There were lineup alterations by coach Roy Williams. And...

All hands on board as Tar Heels prepare to host Miami
North Carolina should have its entire active roster available for the first time this season when the Tar Heels host Miami Wednesday at the Smith...

Tar Heels face questions in ACC play
Now comes the hard part. Now comes the ACC. Now North Carolina finds out just what it’s made of. James Michael McAdoo scored 23 points...

Tar Heels sticking by P.J. Hairston
North Carolina resumes game action Friday, and whether P.J. Hairston takes what has become his customary seat on the team’s bench at the Smith Center...

Tar Heels take down Kentucky
Despite being shorthanded, this year’s UNC team has had completely different results against marquee opponents. The Tar Heels completed their sweep over the top 3 teams...

UNC holds off Holy Cross for 62-54 win
One good run in the middle of the second half was enough to let UNC dodge a purple bullet Friday night. Marcus Paige led the...

Joel James has a big number to fill
Sophomore forward Joel James willingly abandoned the No. 0 jersey he wore last season to allow freshman Nate Britt to wear it. Before choosing his...

Many questions remain as men's basketball season opens
Eleven days. That’s when UNC's men’s basketball team will open its season against Oakland, and coach Roy Williams has a laundry list of decisions on...

UNC basketball recruiting roundup: Dozier, Vaughn, Late Night visitors, etc.
Several current and former North Carolina recruiting targets made visits to various Midnight Madness events over the weekend. UNLV's "Scarlet & Gray Showcase" attendees:
Rashad Vaughn...

Workout Wisdom for Carolina Basketball
In the last preseason conditioning session of the summer for UNC basketball, Tar Heel strength coach Jonas Sahratian knows Joel James was working hard. In...

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