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Reigning national champs hold high hopes

Now it begins anew with another championship quest for North Carolina’s basketball team. Sounds familiar in many ways. The Tar Heels have been to back-to-back Final Fours and there are members of those squads still on the roster. The difference for those players this time, though, is that North Carolina is the reigning national champion as the new season begins (Burlington Times News)

Transfer Cameron Johnson figures to have a shot with Tar Heels

While UNC has a team that’s a bit in transition after a national championship season, that means Cameron Johnson ought to fit right in. He’s used to changes. Johnson arrived as a graduate transfer from Pittsburgh with two seasons of eligibility remaining. He’ll be playing for his third coach in three seasons. “I’ve had to learn some things pretty quick." (Burlington Times News)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Pitt Football Review, Nate Britt, Northern Iowa Preview

Preview Friday's basketball season opener against Northern Iowa and review Thursday night's football win over PItt with the latest edition of the Carolina Insider podcast. Former Tar Heel national champion guard Nate Britt also joins hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com for this episode. (GoHeels.com)

How getting dunked on by Seventh Woods changed my life

As I looked up into Seventh Woods’ armpits soaring high above the rim — and me — at the DKE basketball court, I knew I was toast. It was my third day at UNC, and to my freshman mind, strolling into the middle of a crowd of UNC basketball players shooting around at a frat party was a good idea. And an even better idea was to yell, “YOU CAN’T DUNK ON ME.” (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels Host Northern Iowa To Open 2017-18 Basketball Season

North Carolina opens the 2017-18 basketball season against Northern Iowa on Friday, Nov. 10, at the Dean E. Smith Center. Game time is 7 p.m. and will be televised by ESPNU. UNC is 100-7 all-time in home openers. Last year, Carolina beat the Panthers, 85-42, in the Smith Center. The 42 points tied the fewest allowed by a Roy Williams-coached team at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Roy Williams Pre-Northern Iowa Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media on Thursday ahead of the Tar Heels' season-opening matchup against Northern Iowa in Chapel Hill on Friday night. View Video...

Video: Kenny Williams Pre-Northern Iowa Press Conference

North Carolina guard Kenny Williams speaks with the media on Thursday ahead of the Tar Heels' season-opening matchup against Northern Iowa in Chapel Hill on Friday night. View Video...

Roy Williams still not saying who will start at PG for No. 9 UNC

North Carolina knows it will start the season without point guard Joel Berry II due to a hand injury. Coach Roy Williams didn't sound so sure about much else for the ninth-ranked Tar Heels' opener Friday against Northern Iowa. Williams wouldn't say Thursday to who his starting point guard would be — or his starting lineup as a whole, for that matter. (Associated Press)

Reigning national champion UNC starts 2017-2018 with big vacancy

North Carolina is asking itself, "Why not?" ahead of the 2017-2018 season – "Why not make a third straight trip to the National Championship and win two in a row?," Theo Pinson specifies. But the reigning national champs are faced with one...big...problem – they don't have one player on their roster with any substantial college experience at the five position. (WRAL Sports Fan)

The more the merrier: Will that be the case for Cameron Johnson at UNC?

Cameron Johnson is on the verge of starting his first season in a North Carolina jersey; big expectations come with his arrival. UNC is still living off the high of the 2017 national championship, but in Chapel Hill, the more banners, the better. You know how that saying goes. No matter the style of play, North Carolina will ask Cameron Johnson to carry its offense at times. (ACC Sports Journal)

Joel Berry Named to Naismith, Oscar Robertson National Player of the Year Award Watch Lists

Preseason honors continue to roll in for North Carolina senior point guard Joel Berry ahead of the Tar Heels’ season opener on Friday against Northern Iowa. Berry–who is currently sidelined with a broken hand–was named Thursday to the Naismith Trophy Watch List after being named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List on Monday. (Chapelboro.com)

Subtle Changes Separate Roy Williams & Dean Smith Philosophies

Roy Williams learned from his mentor, Dean Smith, in so many ways, and those methods and ideals followed him to Kansas before returning home more than 14 years ago. While often seeking approval from Smith, Williams never wavered in setting his own course, building off the philosophy Smith implemented in Chapel Hill to elevate UNC’s basketball program. (Inside Carolina)

Five Bold Predictions For The 2017-2018 UNC Men’s Basketball Team

Freshman point guard Jalek Felton has all the talent in the world, and his play-making skills were on display in scrimmages and an exhibition game. But if he doesn’t improve on defense, that won’t necessarily translate into more playing time after Joel Berry returns. With better defense, expect him to play more and more, pushing Berry to the two spot. (919 Blog)

UNC Basketball Practice Takeaways

While North Carolina prepared for Friday night's season opener, Director of Basketball Recruiting for 247 Sports, Evan Daniels, visited the Smith Center this week to get a look at the 2017-18 Tar Heels. Daniels spent some time on his latest podcast discussing the Tar Heel practice. He also agreed to share his five leading takeaways from the practice session with Inside Carolina. (Inside Carolina)

New-look North Carolina opens title defense against Northern Iowa Friday

This is the third season in a row that North Carolina and Northern Iowa are meeting. The three-game series began in 2015 to serve as a homecoming for UNC guard Marcus Paige, who is from Iowa and was a senior. But he didn’t play in that game because of the injury and the Panthers pulled off a home upset. Last year, the Tar Heels rolled to an 85-42 victory at the Smith Center. (FOX Sports)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 96
Stanford: 72
Mon, Nov 20 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Portland
Thu, Nov 23, 2:30 ET ESPN

UNC vs. Ark/Okla
Fri, Nov 24, TBD ESPN

Sun, Nov 26, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#13 Notre Dame0
at LSU0
Tuesday 10:30 PM
Colson 20.8 ppg, 1.8 apg; Waters 17.7 ppg, 6.0 apg;
S Illinois0
at #19 Louisville0
Tuesday 7:00 PM
Fletcher 14.0 ppg, 2.0 apg; Adel 20.5 ppg, 3.5 apg;
at Oklahoma State73
Carr (Pitt) 12 pts; Carroll (Oklahoma State) 29 pts;
Houston Baptist0
at Virginia Tech0
Tuesday 7:00 PM
Ibarra 18.0 ppg, 2.0 apg; Bibbs 22.5 ppg, 0.5 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Duke0-05-0
Boston College0-05-1
(13) Notre Dame0-04-0
NC State0-04-0
(9) North Carolina0-03-0
(11) Miami0-03-0
Florida State0-03-0
(19) Louisville0-02-0
Virginia Tech0-02-1
Georgia Tech0-01-1
Wake Forest0-01-4

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