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Duke Expected to Visit Rising Point Guard Mark Smith
The race for the services of Edwardsville (IL) four-star Mark Smith continues to grow. Word surfaced on Monday that Duke will enter the race, or...

Brandon McCoy says he's down to 2 schools, hints at upcoming decision
Brandon McCoy is one of the top unsigned 2017 basketball recruits in America. His final list of suitors includes Michigan State, Arizona, UNLV, San Diego...

Numbers, matchups seem to favor Gonzaga in title game vs. UNC
North Carolina has the most NCAA Tournament victories since 2000 (46). This is Mark Few’s first Final Four and Roy Williams’ ninth -- only Mike...

This Day in UNC Basketball History: Dean Smith Wins No. 877
Dean Smith started the 1996-97 season with 851 wins, 25 behind Kentucky’s Adolph Rupp, who held the all-time mark. It was obvious that if the...

Lucas: An Uncommon Showdown
When No. 8 UNC hosts No. 7 Louisville tonight, the Smith Center will be the venue for the 31st Associated Press top-ten game it has...

The hottest name in Big Ten basketball recruiting? It might just be 2017 PG Mark Smith
A forearm sprain and a coaching change altered the course of of Mark Smith’s future. At the start of the summer of 2016, The Edwardsville...

UNC vs. N.C. State Preview
No. 14 North Carolina opens its ACC home slate against N.C. State in what is expected to be a winter wonderland at the Smith Center...

Lucas: Brandon From Douglas County
While playing probably his most complete game as a Tar Heel, Brandon Robinson scored six points, grabbed three rebounds and handed out three assists. But...

Mark Gottfried not afraid to call Dennis Smith best guard in the nation
North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried said unambiguously he believes freshman point guard Dennis Smith Jr. is the best guard in the nation. “I will...

Families remember Phi Gamma Delta fire 20 years later
On May 12, 1996, a day meant for celebration — graduation, Mother’s Day — the Phi Gamma Delta house caught fire after a cigarette was...

Seeing first shot fall gives UNC's Marcus Paige sweet relief
Marcus Paige had hit 250 3-pointers at North Carolina before the one that dropped at the 17:21 mark of the first half in Saturday’s 89-62...

Even without stars shining, UNC finds a way to win … the way good teams do
Mark Gottfried’s words turned out to be prophetic. Only it wasn’t his N.C. State basketball team that heeded them. “Throughout the game of basketball, things...

Previewing N.C. State
No. 5 North Carolina returns from a weeklong break looking to avenge last season’s loss to N.C. State at the Smith Center on Saturday. Tip-off...

Tim Scott Signed to Dallas Cowboys Practice Squad
The Dallas Cowboys activated LB Mark Nzeocha (Wyoming) from Reserve/NFI on Wednesday. The club also signed free agent RB Robert Turbin (Utah State) and signed...

Dean Smith's chair to be used by chemotheraphy patients
Legendary North Carolina coach Dean Smith’s old office chair is going to be repurposed in an awesome way. Dr. Mark Graham, who runs a hematology...

Dean Smith's office chair to be retooled, used by chemotherapy patients
A chair used by former University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach Dean Smith will soon have a new purpose: It will be retooled and...

Dean Smith's chair bought at UNC benefit by Kay Yow's former doctor, to be used for chemo patients
A chair from the office of former University of North Carolina men's basketball coach Dean Smith will be remodeled and used for chemotherapy patients. The...

If only for one night: Maryland at North Carolina an old-school clash
There are still players on both rosters who remember when the teams met twice per season. The argument could be made that the Terrapins are...

Did N.C. State commit a recruiting violation?
N.C. State made a big splash in the recruiting world earlier this month by landing a commitment from five-star point guard Dennis Smith Jr. Before...

Las Vegas Recap: Dennis Smith
Dennis Smith missed just one shot in his first day match up with the Big Ballers. Smith scored 14 points on 7-for-8 shooting. The 6-foot-2...

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