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Kentucky wins Alumni Game over North Carolina; 17 charities to get $1.5 million

Kentucky won the just-for-funsies game Sunday night. UK fans enjoyed seeing the heroes (Kentucky) and villains (North Carolina) of yesteryear. And 17 charities benefited to the tune of an announced $1.5 million. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

The Aggies and the Heels: a short history

Curtis Hunter and Matt Doherty were teammates on UNC Head Basketball Coach Dean Smith’s 1982-83 and 1983-84 teams. In 2000 each took a head coaching position with teams within the UNC system: Hunter at North Carolina A&T and Doherty at UNC-Chapel Hill. As was the custom then, and still today, members of the “Carolina Family” often wind up playing each other. (A View to Hugh)

Kentucky vs North Carolina Alumni Game: Start Time, Online Stream, TV Info, Roster and more

Per NBA rules, UK cannot confirm individual players participating in the exhibition game, but among those expected to play include Suns guard Eric Bledsoe, Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins, and Warriors forward Harrison Barnes. (A Sea of Blue)

Audio: Hubert Davis discusses his favorite memory at UNC

Jones Angell asked Hubert Davis about his favorite memory from his playing days at North Carolina. His answer was incredible. (Audioboom)

Dunk History: Vince Carter defies gravity, belief in the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest

For three hours, I was completely unaware of what was going down in Oakland Arena during the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. It was Vince Carter’s night, and we were all spectators, with me arriving fashionably late to the party. Carter was then a 23-year-old in his second year with the Toronto Raptors. (Yahoo! Sports)

Former Bull says Michael Jordan used to bet $100K on rock, paper, scissors

Jay Williams played a total of 75 NBA games before his career was cut short by an awful motorcycle accident. Even though his time in the league was limited, he still has cool stories to tell about it. Recently he went on The Brilliant Idiots podcast to talk about his days playing ball, and -- most interestingly -- about gambling with the one and only Michael Jordan. (SB Nation)

UNC Roster Finalized for Kentucky Charity Game

Harrison Barnes and James Michael McAdoo, members of the 2015 world champion Golden State Warriors, will join UNC greats Rasheed Wallace and Jerry Stackhouse in leading the Tar Heels against the Kentucky Wildcats’ roster of current and former professional ball players. Five other players with professional experience will fill out UNC’s roster. (Inside Carolina)

Reggie Bullock’s shot got him to the NBA, but he expects his D to help him stick

Reggie Bullock’s calling card coming out of North Carolina was his shot. And in a crowded Detroit Pistons wing field that will require paring by Stan Van Gundy to fit the 15-man roster limit for the start of the regular season, Bullock might indeed be the best shooter of those on the bubble. But it’s his defense, Bullock believes, that will sway Van Gundy in the end. (Detroit Pistons)

John Thompson an appropriate choice for first Dean Smith Award

Thompson was one of Smith's closest friends in coaching dating back to his days as a high school coach when Smith began recruiting one of his players....Thomspon was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. "You are hitting me in my soft spot," Thompson said in a press release from the USBWA. "There was no one in basketball I loved or respected more than Dean Smith. There was never anyone like him." (Yahoo! Sports)

UNC basketball player Justin Coleman has a remarkable story (video)

The odds are you've never heard of UNC senior guard Justin Coleman. He appeared in 10 games for the Tar Heels last season. But after joining the team as a walk-on, he's been offered a scholarship for the 2015-16 season, and the story of his past is nothing short of remarkable. (ABC 11)

UNC Team-Signed Basketballs On Sale Oct. 1

The North Carolina men's basketball program is selling autographed basketballs signed by the 2015-16 team to the public for $180. Head coach Roy Williams and the team will donate proceeds from the sales to local charities. Those interested in purchasing a 2015-16 ball should download the request form from GoHeels.com. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Charter Member

Perfect. John Thompson is the first Dean Smith Award winner. Dean Smith’s relationship went back to John Thompson’s days as a high school coach at St. Anthony’s in the nation’s capital. Thompson sent his adopted son, Donald Washington, to play for Smith and the Tar Heels as the third African- American in the UNC program after Charlie Scott and Bill Chamberlain. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Woody Durham's Memorable Basketball Moments on the Mic

In honor of legendary broadcaster Woody Durham receiving the Curt Gowdy Media Award at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Thursday, September 10th 2015, re-live several of his more memorable moments on the mic as Tar Heel memories were made. View Video...

Rumored UNC lineup for North Carolina-Kentucky alumni game

Former Tar Heel players rumored to be taking part in the UNC vs. Kentucky alumni game include Harrison Barnes, Jerry Stackhouse, Rasheed Wallace, Danny Green, John Henson, Raymond Felton, David Noel, Dexter Strickland, and James Michael McAdoo. The game is set for Sunday at 5:30 PM at Kentucky's Rupp Arena and will be televised on ESPNU. (Carolina Blue)

There are now stats for every game Michael Jordan ever played

Remember that whole myth about Michael Jordan getting cut from his high school team? Well, the overlooked sophomore still poured in 45 and 44 points during two JV games. How do we know? Thanks to the herculean efforts of Todd Spehr, we now have access to Jordan’s stats for every game -- high school, Pan American, European tour, charity, etc. -- in which he participated. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 72
Wisconsin: 79
Thu, Mar 26 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Guilford
Fri, Nov 6, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Temple
Fri, Nov 13, 7:00 ET CBSSN Tickets

UNC vs. Fairfield
Sun, Nov 15, 4:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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