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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)

Chansky’s Notebook: Somehow, you knew the Mayes might have a pretty special family

About an hour after Luke Maye hit the shot that beat Kentucky and sent UNC to its 20th Final Four, a big, strapping guy was trying to get back into the FedEx Forum. He wanted to know if the players were celebrating with their families. The man was as nice as he could be, which is one way to describe Mark Maye, the record-breaking UNC quarterback of the 1980s. (Chapelboro.com)

NBA Summer League: Marcus Paige playing with Oklahoma City Thunder

Just a year after Marcus Paige was drafted in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft, he’s back with his third team and trying to make the roster permanently. Paige was recently added to the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Summer League roster as the team began play Saturday. He’s one of seven guards named to the Thunder’s roster, in hopes of making the team. (Keeping It Heel)

Vince Carter wants to play 1 or 2 more seasons

You just cannot get Vince Carter out of the gym. On Sunday, the 40-year-old Daytona Beach native and Orlando resident worked as NBA TV’s color commentator for two Orlando Pro Summer League games. Carter wants to stick around longer as a player, too. On the NBA TV broadcast, Carter said he wants to play during the 2017-18 season and perhaps play in 2018-19. (Orlando Sentinel)

The Air Jordan 6 UNC Will Debut In December

There will be at least a couple of new colorways of the Air Jordan 6 releasing during the 2nd half of 2017 with one of them being the UNC pair that we see above. Set to release for the first time ever, this new Air Jordan 6 is believed to be inspired by Michael Jordan’s alma mater and features a Black nubuck on the majority of the upper with pops of University Blue. (Kicks On Fire)

Brandon Huffman: Ready to seize the opportunity

Tony Bradley's decision to stay in the 2017 NBA draft had massive ramifications for UNC's 2017-18 lineup and outlook for the team heading into the season. It also affected North Carolina's freshmen, the big men in particular. The Tar Heels will bring in three freshmen bigs --- Brandon Huffman, Sterling Manley, and Garrison Brooks. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Basketball: Top player moments for '16-'17 season (Part 2)

Tony Bradley, Brandon Robinson, Theo Pinson: Bradley made his mark on the program by providing invaluable support from the bench en route to a championship. Robinson showed promise by not shying away from the spotlight in big games. We also can't forget Pinson's role in the game-winning shot in the Elite Eight. (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. 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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