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Michael Jordan speaks out on shootings of African-Americans, police

“As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers,” Michael Jordan writes. “I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.” (The Undefeated)

Former Tar Heel Harrison Barnes looks to bounce back in Rio

For the first time since the prime days of Vince Carter, a Tar Heel will take the court for the United States men’s basketball team: Harrison Barnes. Barnes was a surprise inclusion to many, mostly influenced by the many declines over the past few months from more established stars and players. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC will be well represented at the Olympics

When the 2016 Olympics kick off, UNC will be well represented with a mix of Olympic veterans and first timers. Some will earn a medal, and others unfortunately will not. Regardless, some of these events represent the pinnacle of their given sport, and they should all be commended. These athletes will proudly display the colors of their home countries. (Tar Heel Blog)

Report: Celtics re-sign Tyler Zeller

After reportedly agreeing to terms with Gerald Green, the Boston Celtics also reportedly locked up Tyler Zeller to a guaranteed two-year deal, and then filled out the roster with Demetrius Jackson and Ben Bentil. Zeller gives Boston a big man with real height who remains a better rim protector than the departed Jared Sullinger and who can play extended minutes. (CBS Sports)

Spurs’ Danny Green Relishes Being Role Model

Sports are often used as a tool to not only teach athletic skills, but life skills as well; that is what San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green set out to do with his statewide basketball clinic tour....Green, who’s been coached by North Carolina’s Roy Williams and the Spurs’ Gregg Popovich, is using the knowledge he’s gained over the years and sharing it in his youth clinics. (El Paso Herald-Post)

Corpus Christi officer helps Spurs’ Danny Green with flat tire

Usually it's a Spurs teammate who gives guard Danny Green the assist. Late Wednesday night, it was a Corpus Christi police officer. Officer Robert Cabello saw a man dealing with a flat tire on his car, according to the police department's post on Facebook. (Corpus Christi Caller-Times)

Scott Cherry Signs Four-Year Contract Extension With High Point

High Point University athletic director Dan Hauser announced Thursday that men's basketball head coach Scott Cherry has signed a four-year contract extension that runs through the 2019-2020 season. The architect of four straight Big South regular season championship teams, Cherry has led the Panthers to four consecutive postseason appearances. (WFMY)

Harrison Barnes ready to move on

Harrison Barnes, in a way, has been virtually erased from the Warriors. There is no shortage of people who are happy to see Barnes gone. Not just because his departure opened the door for Kevin Durant's arrival -- and the Warriors' absolutely made the right choice -- but also because Barnes' four years with the Warriors showed flashes of greatness that were never sustained. (San Jose Mercury News)

NBA, Michael Jordan join talks over gender bathroom bill

It's no secret that business leaders, entertainers and heads of major corporations think North Carolina's gender bathroom bill is not just discriminatory, but bad for the state's economy. Now, the National Basketball Association is working with lawmakers to modify the controversial HB2 law, with sports legend Michael Jordan playing a key role. (CNN)

Video: Brice Johnson shines in US Select Team role

As a member of the US Select Team, former UNC forward Brice Johnson continues to grow as a player under two longtime rival coaches. (WRAL Sports Fan)

ACC to add two more basketball games starting in 2019-20

The new ACC Network will have more television "inventory" when the league moves from 18 conference games to 20 beginning in 2019-20. The current setup of the league schedule means that not everyone plays twice, and while that would still be true even after adding two more games, the league would come closer to a home-and-away format. (Carolina Blue)

An early look At UNC’s Maui Invitational bracket

Regardless of the outcome of the semifinal game, the Tar Heels are likely to face a fellow top-10 team in their final game, with Oregon and Wisconsin slated to meet on the other side of the bracket. Much like UNC, both teams welcome back star players who initially flirted with the NBA Draft, and both enter the season as legit Final Four contenders. (Tar Heel Blog)

Harrison Barnes can already provide big contributions on both ends for the Mavs

Harrison Barnes averaged a career-high 31 minutes per game last season and posted career-highs in both points (13.6) and assists (2.1) per 36 minutes, an indication that perhaps he’s ready to take on more of a lead offensive role. The better news for Dallas is Barnes is also a good defender, with the ability to defend multiple positions. (Dallas Mavericks)

Clutch players on each top-25 college basketball team

North Carolina Tar Heels: Joel Berry II: From a pure skill standpoint, Joel Berry's mix of perimeter shooting and first-step ballhandling makes him the most reliable candidate to hoist the big shots that would have fallen to Marcus Paige last season. (ESPN.com)

Harrison Barnes Proud To See Growth Of Fellow UNC Star Brice Johnson

As new Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes continued making waves during his two seasons at North Carolina, he remembered seeing a wiry 17-year-old take a visit to his school. Little did he know at the time he’d end up friends with future UNC standout Brice Johnson, and that the Clippers’ first-round pick would be part of Barnes’ Team USA experience. (Los Angeles Clippers)

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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