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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)

November 29, 1982: Frank Deford's Sports Illustrated article on Dean Smith

Most everybody assumed that the ball would go to James Worthy or Sam Perkins, but Dean Smith figured that Georgetown would try to deny the two stars the ball. So somebody else would be clear. Smith guessed that it would be Michael Jordan. The last thing the coach did as the huddle broke was to take a step after the freshman and say to him, "Knock it in, Michael." (Sports Illustrated)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Hubert Davis, NCAA Baseball

On the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast, hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com speak to UNC men's basketball assistant coach Hubert Davis and preview this weekend's NCAA Tournament baseball regional in Chapel Hill. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

Class of ’57 Reunion Has That Winning Feeling

When members of the class of 1957 gathered for dinner at The Carolina Inn, it was to mark the 60th anniversary of their graduation. But there was another anniversary tied to this class that infused the festivities, the 60th anniversary of UNC’s first NCAA men’s basketball championship. And this reunion came in a year when the team brought the trophy back to Chapel Hill yet again. (UNC General Alumni Association)

Video: UNC’s Joel Berry Decorated & Coming Back For More

Joel Berry II is back for his senior season fresh off of leading the Tar Heels to the 2017 National Championship. Certain to be a contender for National Player of The Year honors, Berry returns as one of the most decorated players in UNC history to opt to stay for four seasons. View Video...

Video: Michael Jordan Archives - Hidden Gem Dunk at UNC

Michael Jordan, one of the most dominant players in NBA history, and former Tar Heel, he had a flair for greatness when drove to the basket. Take a look back at one of Jordan's more spectacular dunks during UNC's 1984 basketball season as Dean Smith remarks at Jordan's athletic ability. View Video...

Tar Heels to Play Portland in 1st Round of PK80

UNC will play the University of Portland in the opening round of the “Victory Bracket” on Thanksgiving Day in PK80, a 16-team, three-day men's basketball tournament in Portland, Ore., that honors Nike co-founder Phil Knight's 80th birthday. The Tar Heels and Pilots will play in the afternoon session on Thanksgiving (Nov. 23) at the Moda Center, the NBA home of the Portland Trailblazers. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina learns brackets for massive PK80 tournament

NCAA champion North Carolina plays Portland when they start play at the PK80 - Phil Knight Invitational basketball tournament in Portland, Oregon, Thanksgiving weekend. The 16-team tournament’s brackets were announced Wednesday by ESPN. The tournament, organized to celebrate Nike founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday, features three of last season’s Final Four teams. (Charlotte Observer)

ACC Basketball Reset: All the league’s offseason wheelings and dealings

So where does Cameron Johnson end up? Johnson is a 6-foot-8 forward that averaged 12 points and shoots threes at a 42 percent clip. He’s also a grad transfer from Pitt that has two years of eligibility remaining, but is being barred by the Panthers from transferring within the ACC. Pitt coach Kevin Stallings has been crushed in the media of late for his refusal to unblock ACC schools. (NBC Sports)

Where do North Carolina, Gonzaga, Oregon and South Carolina stand now?

As the confetti fell after the national championship game in April, North Carolina celebrated its third national title of the Roy Williams era. Minutes after the party, however, workers at University of Phoenix Stadium swept the floor clean and picked up trash in the stands. The 2017-18 season began in that moment. Everything would change for the Final Four participants. (ESPN.com)

Roy Williams helps celebrate new teacher housing in Asheville

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams helped celebrate the completion of new apartments aimed at providing a more affordable housing option for teachers in Asheville and Buncombe County schools. “Teachers don’t get paid enough period, so anything you can do to help their financial situation is going to help,” Williams said following a ribbon cutting ceremony. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Kennedy Meeks, Nate Britt Go Through NBA Workouts

On Memorial Day, Kennedy Meeks worked out for the Los Angeles Lakers and then followed it up with a workout with the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. Some mock drafts have Meeks going late in the second round. As for Nate Britt, the point guard is projected to go undrafted but will likely sign on with a Summer League team. On Tuesday, Britt worked out for the Toronto Raptors. (Keeping It Heel)

Roy Williams attends ribbon-cutting for new teacher campus in Asheville

Legendary basketball coach Roy Williams was in Asheville Tuesday afternoon. He and his coach Buddy Baldwin attended a special ribbon-cutting at the Williams-Baldwin Teachers Campus. It was a quick visit for the coach, but he and Baldwin had time to tour one of the apartments in this complex aimed at recruiting new teachers to the area. (WLOS)

Mavericks Season Breakdown: Harrison Barnes

In an age when efficiency is king in the NBA, and when you read all about it on this very site, the more statistically savvy basketball fan might not want to give Harrison Barnes the credit he deserves for his first season in Dallas. Barnes finished tied for 81st in the NBA among qualified players in points per shot at 1.19, and 57th among them in free throw attempts per game. (Dallas Mavericks)

Tony Bradley is gone --- What does it mean for UNC?

The news that UNC freshman center Tony Bradley would be staying in the 2017 NBA Draft shook up North Carolina fortunes and potential lineups for the 2017-18 season. Additionally, missing out on 2017 five-star small forward Kevin Knox also limits UNC's scoring options for next season. In his lone season at UNC, Bradley averaged 7 points and 5 rebounds per game. (Carolina Blue)

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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

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(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
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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