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North Carolina finishes No. 14 in final Top 25 for 2017-18 season

The North Carolina Tar Heels are ending the 2017-18 season at No. 14 in the final USA Today Coaches Top 25, which was released Tuesday, one day after Villanova beat Michigan to win its second national championship in three years. In addition to their 26-11 overall record, the Tar Heels ended the ACC schedule 11-7. That earned them a four-way tie for third place in the conference. (DieHards.com)

Theo Pinson's Senior Stats Stand Alone

It's easy to argue that Theo Pinson became North Carolina's most important and even its best player over the last 15 games of the 2017-18 season. Always an expert passer and distributor, Pinson become a more productive rebounder when North Carolina committed to the smaller lineup. His scoring increased when UNC played him on the ball more. (Inside Carolina)

TBS flashes graphic recalling Chris Webber’s NCAA championship timeout flub for Michigan

Twenty-five years later, Chris Webber’s NCAA Tournament finals flub lives on. TBS made sure of it Monday evening, at least. Webber, of course, infamously called a timeout in the waning moments of Michigan’s 1993 national championship game against North Carolina. The problem? The Wolverines were out of timeouts, and Webber was issued a technical. (Land Of 10)

Chansky’s Notebook: Ode To The Jet

Thank goodness for Kenny “The Jet” Smith. Now that CBS splits NCAA tournament coverage with TBS, TNT and TruTV, a cast of thousands carries us from pre-game shows full of nonsense from Charles Barkley to talking heads like nincompoop know-it-all Seth Davis to actual games with eight teams of announcers. Here is a shout-out to Tar Heel Kenny Smith. (Chapelboro.com)

It’s time to retire Charlie Scott’s jersey

This isn’t just about him being in the Hall of Fame. As the first African-American to play on the varsity at UNC, Charlie Scott helped solidify Dean Smith’s status as coach of the Tar Heels and helped Carolina enter the modern age of college basketball. Charlie Scott was so important to UNC that he deserves to be given the ultimate honor: retirement in the Smith Center rafters. (Tar Heel Blog)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Spring Practice, Basketball Talk & More

Tuesday's episode of the Carolina Insider podcast features a discussion of spring football practice, basketball talk and a story about how a group of UNC students ended up in the middle of the Cameron Crazies. Join Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com for the latest news from Kenan Stadium and the Smith Center. (GoHeels.com)

Kennedy Meeks tweets reminder of 2017 national championship

Each of the last two seasons, it was North Carolina preparing to play in the NCAA men’s college basketball championship game, but the Tar Heels were unable to become the first team in a decade to make three straight trips to the Final Four. However, UNC forward Kennedy Meeks decided to take some time Monday to make it about his former team anyway. (DieHards.com)

The secret behind Harrison Barnes’ recent surge: math

In his last 15 games, Harrison Barnes is averaging 21.7 points on 45.0 percent shooting, a sizzling 43.8 percent from beyond the arc, and 83.6 percent on 4.9 free throw attempts per game. He’s adding 2.8 assists, which is nearly a full assist higher than his season average and nearly double from last season. The secret? The fact that three is greater than two. (Dallas Mavericks)

Just the beginning for Marcus Paige

It’s a night Marcus Paige will always remember. On March 22, Paige scored his first NBA points. It’s an achievement he considers only the beginning. “I grabbed a box score for my parents,” Paige said during a recent road game to Dallas. “My dad keeps everything (from my career), but I’m hoping this is just the beginning, not just some flash in the pan that was cool." (The Gazette)

Reggie Bullock building case for Most Improved Player award

The Detroit Pistons have gone through plenty of flux this season, and while some have been hampered by injuries, others like Reggie Bullock have made the most of their opportunity. The veteran shooting guard is averaging 11.2 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. The fifth-year shooting guard out of UNC has grabbed a chokehold of his chance to start. (Clutch Points)

Video: Theo Pinson Official UNC Highlights

North Carolina's Theo Pinson was the consummate playmaker for the Tar Heels. This season, Pinson enjoyed his most productive year in Chapel Hill, averaging 10.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. He is also one of 12 Tar Heels to play in two national championship games, winning the title in 2017. Read More...

Reports: Mitch Kupchak offered Charlotte Hornets GM position

The Charlotte Hornets have offered their open General Manager position to Mitch Kupchak, according to reports from Marc Stein of the New York Times and Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. Kupchak helped construct four championship rosters as the Los Angeles Lakers GM from 2000 to 2017. The Hornets parted ways with GM Rich Cho on Feb. 20. (NBA.com)

A Woody Durham story you don't know: Why UNC broadcaster made a B in speech class.

Woody Durham was not yet the legendary “Voice of the Tar Heels” when he took a speech class at UNC in the early 1960s. He made a B. “The professor said he sounded too much like a sportscaster.” No doubt he did. Durham graduated from UNC in 1963 and was the Tar Heels’ radio voice for men’s basketball and football games from 1971-2011. (Charlotte Observer)

Way-too-early college basketball rankings for 2018-19

12. North Carolina Tar Heels: Joel Berry and Theo Pinson left their marks on UNC’s storied basketball history. But the Tar Heels return plenty of talent, led by big man Luke Maye (16.9 points, 10.1 rebounds) and shooters Cam Johnson (12.7 points) and Kenny Williams (40.2 percent from 3). The Heels’ recruiting class is led by 5-star studs Nassir Little and Coby White. (Sporting News)

Marvin Williams Recreation Center nearly ready to open its doors

Piece by piece, workers pounded panels of maple timber together across the floor of the sunlit Marvin Williams Recreation Center gymnasium last week, arduously unveiling the hardwood that will serve as the centerpiece of the new complex. Its slow but steady completion serves as a fitting analogy of the $7.2 million center’s development. (Kitsap Sun)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

UNC @ Elon
Fri, Nov 9, TBD

UNC vs. Stanford
Mon, Nov 12, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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