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Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Maui Invitational Bracket

The Maui Invitational is Roy Williams' favorite of the marquee preseason tournaments. But UNC's last visit wasn't as pleasant as past trips, as the 2012 Tar Heels lost to Butler on the way to a 2-1 mark after titles in 2004 and 2008. "It's a long trip and we have to remain focused," Williams said Tuesday. "You need experienced players...It's a wonderful tournament." (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams' knee rehabilitation on schedule

After a season of limping and frequently sitting down while coaching, Roy Williams underwent a total knee replacement on his right knee. The surgery, completed in late May, was successful, and seven weeks into his recovery, Williams is nearly walking without a limp. "It's not perfect yet," Williams said. "I'm walking almost without a limp." (North State Journal)

2016 Maui Invitational Bracket Unveiled

UNC will open play in the 2016 Maui Invitational against host Chaminade at 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov. 21 (ESPN2). The tournament's bracket, featuring four preseason Top-25 teams and two No. 1 seeds from the 2016 NCAA Tournament, was announced today. The 33rd edition of the event will be held Nov. 21-23 at the Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, Hawaii. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Athletics Ends Sale of Star Jersey Numbers

In a response to player likeness concerns, UNC will no longer sell official uniforms with jersey numbers that match current standout players. Football isn’t the only sport at UNC affected by the change in philosophy. The basketball team plans to offer the No. 1 and possibly a retired number -- like Tyler Hansbrough’s No. 50 -- changed on a season-by-season basis. (Inside Carolina)

Joel Berry has what it takes to be the next great Tar Heel point guard

From a basic statistical comparison, Joel Berry's sophomore campaign was very similar to the sophomore campaigns of the great Roy Williams-era triumvirate of Raymond Felton, Ty Lawson, and Kendall Marshall. See the two charts below, with stats courtesy of espn.com. One shows game statistics, and the other displays total season statistics. (Tar Heel Blog)

New Maverick Harrison Barnes on why it was important to him to attend Dallas memorial service

The memorial service was a great way to honor those officers that serve our country and put their life on the line every single day. It was great to hear President Obama and President Bush as well as the other police officers talk and political figures talk about the importance of coming together in this time where tensions are very high and people are very frustrated. (Dallas Morning News)

Ranking the Tar Heels’ best basketball starters of all time

The University of North Carolina has seen its fair share of great basketball players come through its historic program. Just look up at the rafters inside the Dean Dome. There are 49 jerseys hanging up there (soon to be 51 with the addition of Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson). Forty-nine jerseys. (Tar Heel Blog)

Roy Williams may have more time at UNC

Roy Williams is coming off a season where he was just a few seconds away from a third national championship and seemed energized by a likable group led by Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige. Now the questions about Williams’ future are phrased a bit differently. Instead of when is Roy going to retire, people are asking how long can Williams coach? It’s a meaningful difference. (Today's U)

Former UNC Basketball Star Antawn Jamison Helps Military Children

Camp Corral and former NBA and UNC star Antawn Jamison have teamed up to make dreams come true for a special group of young people. Camp Corral is in its fifth year and has given 3,400 children from across the U.S. a chance to meet other children just like them. Those who attend are military children who have a parent that's either a wounded, disabled or fallen veteran. (TWC News)

Mavs' Cuban, Carlisle envision much bigger role for Harrison Barnes

The Dallas Mavericks gave Harrison Barnes $94 million this summer. That's a lot of money for a player of Barnes' caliber, or at least the caliber he showed as an afterthought in Golden State's offense. But Mavs owner Mark Cuban feels that greater responsibility within the Mavs' system will spark a lot of untapped development for Barnes. (CBS Sports)

Harrison Barnes interview

Yesterday, new Mavs forward Harrison Barnes joined 103.3 FM ESPN’s “The Afternoon Show” with Tim Cowlishaw and Matt Mosley to talk all things Mavericks. On attending last week’s memorial to honor the slain police officers: "The memorial service was a great way to honor those officers that serve our country and put their life on the line every single day." (Dallas Mavericks)

Michael Jordan to be Michigan's honorary captain for football opener

Michigan football will begin the Jumpman era with Air Jordan himself attending the team's 2016 season opener. Michael Jordan is set to be the honorary captain when the Wolverines host Hawaii on Sept. 3 at Michigan Stadium, coach Jim Harbaugh said today on "The Rich Eisen Show." (Detroit Free Press)

UNC Basketball Among 50 Most-Watched Sporting Events of 2016 (So Far)

The NBA Finals generated four of the five largest non-NFL audiences, with the Cavaliers’ Game 7 win taking the top spot (31.0M, #11). Outside of the NFL and NBA, the only other events in the top 20 were the championship games of college football (26.2M, #12) and college basketball (UNC vs. Villanova, 17.8M, #20). #28, UNC vs. Syracuse - Final Four (12.9M). (Sports Media Watch)

Brice Johnson, Harrison Barnes To Face Off In Las Vegas

The 2016 USA Men's Select Team that includes former UNC forward Brice Johnson will train July 18-21 with the 2016 USA Basketball Men's National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas, Nevada. Johnson and the Select Team will face off against fellow UNC product Harrison Barnes, who is a member of the Olympic Team that will play in Rio next month. (GoHeels.com)

Is Isaiah Hicks ready to make the leap next season?

Carolina will field a team similar to last year’s. Yes, Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige will no longer be there, and those are some enormous shoes to fill. Nonetheless, UNC is stocked with talent and primed to be, again, a really good team. To become a championship contender? Well, Isaiah Hicks needs to make the same leap that Johnson did. (Tar Heel Blog)

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
(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
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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