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40-year-old Vince Carter proves he still can throw down with the best of them

Vince Carter might no longer be the same half-man, half-amazing from his younger days, but the 40-year-old is still pulling off some ridiculous dunks at his advanced age. Carter casually threw down this between-the-legs dunk in Grizzlies practice on Tuesday — a move many of his younger counterparts would struggle to complete. (FOX Sports)

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 and Elite 8 Predictions

UNC will beat Butler by 3-5 points thanks to Joel Berry putting on the best game he’ll have in this tournament. Berry will have a points-assists double-double and maestro the Tar Heels to some heady finishes in the final minutes. Butler will fall short due to an inability to win on the boards. It goes down as the third-best Butler season in program history. (CBS Sports)

Harrison Barnes: Big, Small Town - My Introduction to Dallas

Harrison Barnes: "Last summer, a couple of days after I signed with the Mavericks, I packed up my things and got on a one-way flight to Dallas. I had a new job and I was moving to a new city. I’d heard Dallas described as a “big, small town” before, even before I moved. As a kid from an actual small town in Iowa, I was never sure what to make of the description." (The Players' Tribune)

Chansky’s Notebook: Anniversary Ignored

The 1966-67 team was Dean Smith’s sixth at North Carolina but his most important because it began the unparalleled dominance of the once-embattled young coach. That team – with Bob Lewis, Larry Miller, Dick Grubar, Rusty Clark and Bill Bunting in the starting lineup – won the ACC regular season and beat Duke for the third time in the ACC tournament final. (Chapelboro.com)

Sweet 16 Breakdowns: How the South will be won

The most important thing for the Tar Heels is going to be making sure that Joel Berry II is healthy and playing well. It’s not a secret that this team goes as Berry goes, and he’s not been shooting well through the first two games of the NCAA tournament. He was 1-for-8 from the floor against Texas Southern in the opener and went 2-for-13 from the field against Arkansas. (NBC Sports)

Know Your Opponents: NCAA Tournament South Region

Chris Holtmann's Butler Bulldogs started the season 11-1 with some of the most impressive non-conference wins in all of college basketball. They swept Vanderbilt and Arizona in Las Vegas, won at Utah and beat Northwestern, Cincinnati and Vermont at home. Butler finished in solo second in the Big East and dealt Villanova two of its three conference losses. (GoHeels.com)

Stadium Review: Dean E. Smith Center

One of the reasons behind the success of the North Carolina basketball program is their home court, at which they have put together an astounding 403-69 record as of late February 2017. Opened in 1986 and dubbed the Dean Dome for its unique roof, the Smith Center is known as one of the must-see venues in college basketball. (StadiumJourney.com)

Brendan Haywood's Natural Transition to Broadcasting

Charles Barkley knows Brendan Haywood is a shot blocker. A week ago, he didn’t. Last weekend during CBS and Turner Sports’ NCAA tournament coverage, Barkley joked about the former UNC center’s defense. Haywood, a relative newcomer to the broadcasting scene, didn’t hesitate coming back at Barkley, reminding him of his status as the all-time block leader at UNC. (Inside Carolina)

A brief history of North Carolina’s Roy Williams giving the best daggum quotes

Roy Williams is an old white dude who puts the majority of other old white dudes to shame. The Tar Heels’ head coach is a Southern, grandfatherly figure who’s known for peppering his speech with adjectives like “daggum,” “dadgum,” “doggone,” “darn,” and other variations. As UNC gears up for the Sweet 16, we revisit some of the legendary coach’s greatest moments. (SB Nation)

No. 1 seed Tar Heels aiming to remain dominant on the boards

North Carolina's relentless approach on the backboards made the Tar Heels the nation's best rebounding team and helped them earn a No. 1 seed for the NCAA Tournament's South Region. It's a key reason why they're still alive, too, after surviving a scare to reach the Sweet 16 and face Butler on Friday in Memphis. And no team has been this good at it in years. (Associated Press)

Do You Know Vince Carter?

You’ve heard the name. You’ve seen the highlights. Maybe you’ve even watched him play for the Grizzlies. Or the Dallas Mavericks. Or the New Jersey Nets. Or the Toronto Raptors. Vince Carter is a legend, a hall of famer on most people’s ballots. He has been one of the biggest names to come through Memphis. Oh, and he is also the oldest player in the NBA at 40 years old. (Grizzly Bear Blues)

Tar Heels take precautions to protect Joel Berry’s ankle

Joel Berry, whose right ankle became something of a cause for concern during UNC’s first stop in the NCAA Tournament, has worn a medical walking boot since the Tar Heels have returned home. Coach Roy Williams said Tuesday that decision was made as a precautionary measure “just to protect him,” as North Carolina prepares for Butler in the Sweet 16. (Burlington Times News)

Tar Heels take escape in stride

With a harrowing escape in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, North Carolina is braced for what might be on the horizon in the postseason. Or maybe it’s just out of the Tar Heels’ system. “A game like that we needed,” North Carolina guard Theo Pinson said Tuesday. “Now that we got through that, a stressful moment.” A close call can have its rewards. (Burlington Times News)

Woody Durham to Receive Lindsey Nelson Broadcasting Award

Legendary North Carolina play-by-play announcer Woody Durham is this year’s recipient of the Lindsey Nelson Broadcasting Award. The award presentation will be held Saturday, April 22, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Durham served as the play-by-play announcer on more than 1,800 UNC football and men’s basketball broadcasts and is a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. (Tennessee Athletics)

North Carolina players stay patient, stick with program in quest for titles

Transience defines much of the current era of college basketball, be it the one-and-dones and their pit stops at various programs or the hundreds of Division I transfers that swap uniforms each offseason. Except at UNC. The Tar Heels haven’t had a player transfer out since 2011 — an eternity in this day and age; there were more than 700 transfers last year. (USA Today)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 75
Kentucky: 73
Sun, Mar 26 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Oregon
Sat, Apr 1, 8:49 ET CBS

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#5 Kentucky73
at #6 UNC75
FINAL
Briscoe (Kentucky) 7 pts; Meeks (UNC) 7 pts;
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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-431-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1020-15
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23

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