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Carolina Insider Podcast: Danny Green

Former Tar Heel guard and 2009 NCAA champion Danny Green joined the Carolina Insider podcast for a fun conversation touching on his time as a UNC player, winning an NBA championship with the San Antonio Spurs and more. Join hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com for the latest episode, available now. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball Set To Visit Tennessee December 17

If you remember the last time the North Carolina's Tar Heels came to Knoxville for a men's basketball game, you've been around awhile. Tennessee released its nonconference schedule Wednesday, highlighted by a Dec. 17 visit to Thompson-Boling Arena by defending national champion North Carolina. The Tar Heels last played in Knoxville in 1949. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

Tony Bradley Signs Contract with Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz announced Wednesday that it had signed 13th overall pick Donovan Mitchell and had come to terms with the 28th pick, Tony Bradley. The Jazz didn't disclose terms of the deals, but their combined salaries for the 2017-2018 season is expected to be in the ballpark of $4 million, based on the salaries of the players picked at those slots last year. (Deseret News)

Luke and Cole Maye discuss national titles, family ties and that scary I-85 car wreck

Three months. Two national championships. One family. It is going to be hard for Mark and Aimée Maye’s testosterone-heavy brood to ever top what has happened in the first half of 2017 – an NCAA basketball championship for Luke at UNC and an NCAA baseball championship for Cole at Florida. The family’s ride over the past three months has been extraordinary. (Charlotte Observer)

Basketball museum closing for renovations July 17-Sept. 4

The Carolina Basketball Museum will be closed for renovations from Monday July 17 through Monday September 4. The museum is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday September 5 at 10 a.m. The Dean E. Smith Center will close for its annual maintenance from Monday July 31 through Sunday August 27. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Marcus Paige lighting it up in NBA Summer League

Former North Carolina All-American point guard Marcus Paige is doing his best to leave an impression in Oklahoma City during NBA Summer League play this week. One of seven guards vying for a spot on OKC's roster, Paige has been one of the team's most impressive players thus far in Orlando and has reached double figures in scoring every game. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Basketball: Top player moments for '16-'17 season (Part 3)

Luke Maye, Kennedy Meeks, Joel Berry: Maye's moment of the season wasn't just one of the best for this team, or even for the NCAA Tournament. It was one of the best in UNC basketball history. If the Elite Eight was Maye's game, the semifinal against Oregon belonged to Meeks. Berry played almost the entire NCAA tournament on either one or two bad ankles. (Carolina Blue)

Boston Celtics Waive Tyler Zeller

Prior to their big-time free agent signing of All-Star forward Gordon Hayward on Tuesday, the Boston Celtics were forced to make a few moves in order to clear up the necessary salary cap space. As a result, Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge decided Sunday to waive former UNC standout Tyler Zeller–who was set to make $8 million this upcoming season. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC introduces free streaming as the best gift for Carolina fans around the world

This sort of thing is a bigger deal at a place like UNC than it would be at other schools. UNC has a ton of alumni and fans living outside of the range of the THSN. I know I wasn’t alone in muting Billy Packer and Dick Vitale in favor of Woody and Mick, but since I moved away from North Carolina in 2003, I haven't been able to listen to a game on the radio. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Basketball: Top player moments for '16-'17 season (Part 4)

Behind the falling confetti and camera flashes was a season of peaks and valleys, in which many players took turns making defining plays that culminated with UNC's sixth national championship. What was the best moment for each of the Carolina players? We dive in, look back, and examine how each UNC contributor made their mark on UNC's historical season. (Carolina Blue)

New UNC billboard graces I-40 East

Those driving east on I-40 in Alamance County pass Burlington before you get to Mebane, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill will see a new billboard right at Exit 148 for 54. It is a UNC basketball National Championship billboard. The billboard is always something UNC --- whether promoting ticket sales for Carolina football, women's basketball, or baseball. (Carolina Blue)

Frank McGuire's Mind Games

Frank McGuire was all about winning the mind game with Kansas prior to the 1957 NCAA championship game, which was played in Kansas City. McGuire’s top-ranked Tar Heels were 31-0 but taking on No. 2 Kansas and 7-foot-1 Wilt Chamberlain in the title game. Just 24 hours earlier, UNC outlasted Michigan State in triple overtime, and this was an even greater task. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Will somebody please get Gonzaga’s Mark Few a copy of the national title game?

It admittedly sucks for Gonzaga coach Mark Few to think about how those final 100 seconds on the first Monday in April played out and resulted in a 71-65 loss that doubled as Roy Williams' third national title. Why didn't the officials notice that Kennedy Meeks was out of bounds, he wonders. Why? Why? Why? But Mark Few still wants to watch the title game. (CBS Sports)

Jazz players Tony Bradley, Joel Bolomboy to battle for every summer league rebound

Utah Jazz forward Joel Bolomboy readily admitted this weekend that he hopes to be the rebounding leader for the Utah and Las Vegas summer leagues. The former Weber State star won’t accomplish that goal without a fight, as far as new teammate Tony Bradley is concerned. “Yeah,” the former North Carolina center said. “I challenge him for every rebound too.” (Deseret News)

Report: Shammond Williams resigning from Western Kentucky basketball staff

Western Kentucky assistant coach Shammond Williams is reportedly leaving Rick Stansbury's program, according to an oddly timed bit of news dropped Monday onto Twitter by Fox Sports' college basketball insider Evan Daniels. Williams went to three Final Fours as a player at North Carolina in the 1990s. He came to WKU last year after a previous coaching stop at Tulane. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

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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. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD

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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