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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)

2017 NBA Mock Drafts: UNC's Justin Jackson and Tony Bradley

The lottery is set and all college players who entered the 2017 NBA Draft have made a decision on whether to stay in or come back to school. Here is a look at the main 2017 NBA Mock Drafts and where Justin Jackson and Tony Bradley, the two Tar Heels most likely to be selected, are expected to go. The NBA Draft will be held Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 PM ET. (Carolina Blue)

Lucas: An Afternoon with a Legend

It’s not entirely true to say that my main reason for writing a book about the 1957 Carolina basketball team was to meet Frank Deford. But it was one of the primary reasons. In the course of that research, I came across a Sports Illustrated story on the ’57 team written by Frank Deford. In my eyes, Deford was almost as big a star as Lennie Rosenbluth or Pete Brennan. (Adam Lucas)

West Charlotte honors alumnus and NCAA champion Kennedy Meeks

It was Kennedy Meeks' day. “I was proud because I can honestly say that he made a change,” said Terry, likening Meeks to the lyrics of “Man in the Mirror.” “He made a change in his attitude. He made a change in his body. He made a change in his decisions. He made a difference.” Meeks beamed and shook his head in laughter as more speakers praised him. (Daily Tar Heel)

Former UNC QB Marquise Williams: "If I Ever See Rashad McCants I'll Probably Square Up With Him."

Rashad McCants' animosity and claims toward his alma mater haven't rested well with former Tar Heel athletes. McCants' actions are viewed by many as turning his back on the place that gave him opportunity. Marquise Williams -- who was the starting QB for the North Carolina football team from 2013-2015 -- took to Twitter to send a message to McCants. (Hero Sports)

2016-2017 was an incredible year for North Carolina athletics

A national championship, five Final Fours (or NCAA Tournament semi-finals), and five ACC regular season or tournament championships. There were also awards won and records set—both individual and team achievements. At times, it seems easy to take the success that Carolina has had for granted and just brush it off as another typical year for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC’s championship hopes take a blow with Bradley’s departure

Tony Bradley’s decision to stay in this year’s NBA Draft brought both good and bad news to North Carolina. On one hand, UNC can tout its first one-and-done product since 2007. That sales pitch becomes even stronger if Bradley secures a spot in the first round. On the other hand, the Tar Heels lost what would have been their biggest weapon in the paint for next season. (FanRag Sports)

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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
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NC State4-1415-17
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