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Theo Pinson is UNC Basketball’s X-Factor

Theo Pinson averaged 4.5 points per game, 3.2 rebounds per game, and 2.9 assists per game in 18.7 minutes per game while coming off the bench for North Carolina this past season. With the departure of Marcus Paige, the former North Carolina Mr. Basketball will be inserted into the starting lineup. (Tar Heel Blog)

Michael Jordan is only most recent of Dean Smith's former players to give back to their community

Five different men. Five very different charitable causes. With the exception of 1983-84, when Dean Smith and Michael Jordan shared a backcourt, these men represent five separate UNC teams. Five men who helped earn multiple ACC Championships, Final Fours, and National Championships. The most notable common thread linking them is Dean Smith. (Tar Heel Blog)

Harrison Barnes relishing Olympic opportunity

For the better part of the last two weeks, every time Harrison Barnes walked into a locker room, he did a double-take. The uniform in his locker says “Barnes” but the number on it says ‘8’ and the team on the front reads “USA.” “You’ve got to take a moment that this is so crazy,” Barnes said on Wednesday at a Team USA practice ahead of next month’s Olympics. (Ames Tribune)

Mavs see Harrison Barnes tapping into his full potential in Dallas

After signing with the Dallas Mavericks this offseason, much will be expected of 24-year-old forward Harrison Barnes. Officially inking a reported four-year deal worth $94 million on July 9, Barnes is expected to emerge as one of the team’s top contributors during the 2016-17 campaign after spending his first four seasons in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors. (Dallas Mavericks)

Malawian Newspaper Uses ‘Crying Jordan’ For MJ Story

On Tuesday, Chicago Bulls legend and hall of famer Michael Jordan did what most have wanted him to do for years and that’s use his voice to speak on social issues that affect so many. His comments made headlines in countries around the world, including Malawi, where one particular newspaper used the ever-popular Crying Jordan photo for the story. (Total Pro Sports)

Long a businessman first, Michael Jordan finally finds his activist voice

Few have been in the position that Michael Jordan is, more than 13 years after he retired as a professional basketball player. Like Muhammad Ali and Tiger Woods, Jordan’s image has transcended his sport. With that comes a struggle to strike a balance between what constitutes selling products and selling out. (Washington Post)

North Carolina, Duke Basketball Stars Join Forces in Rio

As he picked up the phone, the Team USA men's basketball coach had a feeling of uncertainty. After all, Mike Krzyzewski had made a similar call years ago, only to hear Harrison Barnes turn down his pitch to play for Duke. This time, Krzyzewski was offering the former University of North Carolina star a spot on the U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball team. (NBC Bay Area)

Seventeen Tar Heels In 2016 Olympics

Beginning Aug. 5, athletes from the around the world travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete in the Summer Olympics. And 17 of those athletes are Tar Heels. Representing the United States, Turkey, India and New Zealand, former UNC student-athletes will contend for medals in track and field, field hockey, men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s soccer. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Vet Raymond Felton Plans To Stay On UNC Rookie Brice Johnson

Los Angeles Clippers rookie Brice Johnson arrived at the University of North Carolina in 2012, exactly a decade after Raymond Felton. Now, the two Tar Heel products are now set to become teammates for the first time, after Felton watched Johnson’s career at North Carolina unfold in a different fashion than his own. (Los Angeles Clippers)

Harrison Barnes says decision to leave the Warriors ‘was more so made for me’

“Right after the KD decision happened, I texted everyone individually something special to them whatever it was, whatever my relationship was with them,” Harrison Barnes recently told The Undefeated. “I didn’t want to do the cliché, ‘I’m out, guys.’ I wanted to text each person individually and tell them that we are family and how much they meant to me.” (The Undefeated)

Joel Berry says Tar Heels have 'unfinished business'

Losing the national championship game at the buzzer was a bitter pill to swallow for the Tar Heels. And even without veteran leaders Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige, UNC's focus is razor sharp ahead of the 2016-17 season. Check out Joel Berry's Instagram post on Monday alluding to the Tar Heels' "unfinished business" in the NCAA Tournament: (Carolina Blue)

Why Michael Jordan's apolitical image helps today

If there were any lingering doubt that violence in community-police relations is a serious, transcendent problem, Michael Jordan removed it on Monday. Jordan, famously allergic to public social stands, is donating $1 million apiece to the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. (Sporting News)

Raymond Felton officially signs with Los Angeles Clippers

Former UNC star point guard Raymond Felton has officially signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. The 10-year NBA vet signed a one-year deal worth a reported $1.5 Million. Felton averaged 9.5 points and 3.6 assists last season with the Mavericks. He's a career 41.2 percent shooter, 32.7 percent on three-pointers. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Marcus Paige 2016 Mix - Champion

Highlight mix of Marcus Paige's outstanding basketball career at the University of North Carolina. View Video...

Which ACC basketball venue is the toughest place to win?

4. North Carolina: Dean E. Smith Center; When it's the annual game against Duke or a marquee matchup with a top-ranked opponent, the nation's fourth-largest venue can be as loud as any. But when it's a middle-of-the-pack ACC opponent in a mid-week game, it can be as dry as white wine. UNC is 316-14 when leading at the half in the Smith Center. (ESPN.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 6:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Clemson10-817-14
Pittsburgh9-921-12
Syracuse9-923-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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