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Inside the playbook: UNC basketball and the vaunted secondary break

The secondary break is more a philosophy than it is a play type for UNC basketball. It may not (yet) have a Chapel Hill-based restaurant named after it, like the Four Corners, but it’s synonymous with North Carolina. Dean Smith started it, and under Roy Williams, several of North Carolina’s more prolific offenses in recent memory have relied heavily on the break. (ACC Sports Journal)

Latest Draft Express mock draft has Bulls taking Justin Jackson at No. 16

The 2017 NBA Draft is just 18 days away in Brooklyn and thanks to another Draft Express update in their mock, the Chicago Bulls have two new picks at No. 16 and No. 38: UNC’s Justin Jackson and Baylor’s Jonathan Motley. The Bulls taking Jackson at No. 16 would make sense, and it seems like it could be exactly what the Bulls front office wants. (Pippen Ain't Easy)

25 years ago, Michael Jordan dropped 35 points in one half during the 1992 NBA Finals

Believe it or not, there was a hot debate before Game 1 of the 1992 NBA Finals between Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls and Clyde Drexler and the Portland Trail Blazers as to which team had the best player. It didn’t take Jordan long to show who was the better player. Actually, it took about 24 minutes to show that Jordan was the best player in the world. (Pippen Ain't Easy)

What's next for UNC basketball?

The Tar Heels might be the team hit the hardest by Wednesday's decisions. Tony Bradley would have been one of the best big men in college basketball next season, after playing a supporting role as a freshman. He averaged 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in fewer than 15 minutes per game -- numbers that would have increased in a major way next season. (ESPN.com)

Jerry Stackhouse: A Life in Movies (Hours and Hours of Movies)

For the past 20 years, Jerry Stackhouse has worked to preserve his personal history — on film. During his playing days, he set up tripods to record his workouts. He took camcorders to team meetings. This season, he hired two cameramen to document his every move as a first-year coach in the N.B.A. Development League. He had to build a computer to house all the digital footage. (New York Times)

Justin Jackson will workout for Detroit Pistons

UNC swingman Justin Jackson is probably in the mix for the Detroit Pistons’ first-round pick later this month. He will get a chance to impress the Pistons next week when he works out for the Pistons on Tuesday. Jackson is currently the 13th-ranked prospect on DraftExpress.com. He is projected to go 14th to Miami in their mock draft. The Pistons hold the 12th pick. (Detroit Free Press)

A brief history of Tar Heels in the NBA Finals

One of James Worthy’s teammates on the 1985 championship-winning Lakers was related to this year’s lone UNC representative. Bob McAdoo won two titles as a member of the Lakers in the 80s. James Michael McAdoo and Harrison Barnes are the latest Tar Heels to win a ring, but the most recent to really put his imprint on a series was Danny Green. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heel Blog Podcast: Eric Montross Special

On this week’s show, Eric Montross talks about his playing career at North Carolina and his broadcasting career as the color commentator for Tar Heel Basketball. In edition to discussing the pick-up games that are taking place in Chapel Hill this summer, we also talk about Eric’s annual Father’s Day Basketball Camp that benefits the NC Children’s Hospital. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Michael Jordan UNC Highlights Narrated by Dean Smith

Watch some of Michael Jordan's best plays during his 1983-1984 National Player of the Year season at North Carolina. Dean Smith and Woody Durham narrate the plays as part of UNC's highlight tape from that season. View Video...

Game by game: Carolina's NCAA championship basketball season

March 26: Kentucky, W 75-73 UNC and Kentucky somehow deliver another classic, with the Wildcats rallying to take a second-half lead before Luke Maye’s game-winner. April 3: Gonzaga, W 71-65 Justin Jackson’s three-point play puts the Heels ahead and Isaiah Hicks’ layup seals it as Joel Berry scores 22 points and helps lead Carolina to its sixth NCAA tournament title. (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC, Duke, Michigan State may make the PK80 the best in-season tourney ever

The PK80, a college basketball tournament extravaganza that will be held in November (in honor of Phil Knight's 80th birthday), released its fields. North Carolina vs. Portland: The reigning champs bring back Joel Berry II, Theo Pinson and Luke Maye. The Heels of 2017-18 won't have near as much depth as last year's team, but they're still undoubtedly a top-25 team. (CBS Sports)

Jay Bilas praises Roy Williams on David Glenn Show

With UNC losing Bradley, Jackson, Meeks and Hicks, the Tar Heels front court will look a whole lot different. But one expert insists that UNC will figure it out and praised head coach Roy Williams in the process. Former Duke Blue Devils standout and current ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas appeared on the David Glenn Show to discuss the ACC. (Keeping It Heel)

Chansky’s Notebook: MJ’s Still My Man

LeBron James is the best all-around player in the game today. But he is no Michael Jordan because he doesn’t finish like Michael, who made every big shot at the end of a game that he ever took, including a famous buzz-beater over the Cavaliers one season and the step-back jumper that defeated Utah for his sixth championship, plus too many more to count. (Georgetown?) (Chapelboro.com)

Catching up on Tar Heels in the NBA Draft

The Knicks will host Justin Jackson on June 13th, and while New York's 8th pick is considered too high for Jackson by some, the possibility of a trade down is worth considering. Dallas sports insider Mike Fisher says Dallas hopes to host Jackson and Tony Bradley in a pre-draft workout in the coming weeks. Kennedy Meeks has also gotten a couple of looks recently. (Tar Heel Blog)

Report: UNC and Davidson to play neutral site game in 2017

North Carolina and Davidson reportedly will meet in a neutral site game this upcoming season. Davidson has faced UNC each of the last 4 seasons, but only 1 of those contests has been on a neutral court. The rest have been in Chapel Hill. According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, the game will be held at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte on December 1st. (A10 Talk)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

UNC vs. Portland
Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
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(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
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(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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