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Carolina Athletics: 2015-16 Year In Review

Carolina finished seventh in the Learfield NACDA Cup standings, UNC’s seventh top-10 performance in the last eight years. It marked the 17th time Carolina was the highest finisher among ACC schools. UNC was one of only three schools, with Stanford and Oklahoma, to finish in the top 10 in both men’s and women’s standings in the Capital One Cup. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Outside The Paint - Brandon Robinson's Road to UNC

Take a look at the new series: Outside The Paint featuring incoming freshman Brandon Robinson as he talks about his road to North Carolina. View Video...

U.S. Men's Basketball Blows By Argentina, 105-78

After a first-quarter fight, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team (6-0) shut down Argentina (3-3) to record an impressive 105-78 quarterfinal win on Wednesday night at Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro. The USA will meet Spain (4-2) in the semifinals at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) on Aug. 19. Spain advanced after defeating France (3-3) 92-67. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Making Their Marks at Rio Olympics

Sixteen Tar Heels have been delivering on months and years of training in their goal to compete at the highest level of their sports, bringing them to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. With the games closing ceremony set for Aug. 21, here’s how UNC Olympians have been doing. (UNC General Alumni Association)

Lucas: Dean Smith's Only Must-Win

On exactly one occasion in his decorated career, Dean Smith coached for the sole purpose of winning. Smith, of course, is famous for reminding his players of the billion people in China who had no idea the Tar Heels were about to play what they considered an important game. But at the 1976 Olympics, he coached only for winning. (GoHeels.com)

25 photos of Michael Jordan's nastiest poster dunks

Aside from the Olympics, there is none of the basketball going on. Zero. We are in the doldrums subsiding on annoyingly close/good Team USA victories in Rio. It's decent, but we need our NBA fix, and because I can't make the league come back sooner, here are 25 bonkers pictures of Michael Jordan dunking on NBA legends and scrubs alike. (FOX Sports)

Michael Jordan In Pictures: Vintage Shots From His Early Career

Michael Jordan, the indisputable face of basketball for generations of fans, won six NBA championships, earned myriad endorsements and sponsorships, and left sports fans worldwide in awe of his impeccable on-court instincts and dramatic high-flying slam dunks. (Forbes)

Ed Davis: River to River

27-year-old Ed Davis has gone from Richmond, VA, to North Carolina to the NBA thanks to his parents’ guidance and hoops pedigree. Now on his fourth NBA team, the 6-10 rebounding machine has settled in as the Blazers’ sixth man. We caught up with him this summer to find out exactly where he comes from, and how he made it. (SLAM Online)

Best coach/point guard duos in the country

Joel Berry and Roy Williams, UNC: Williams inserted Berry into the starting lineup as a point guard last season, which shifted Marcus Paige to shooting guard. The move clearly benefited Berry. Berry has the keys to the offense in 2016-17, and he was incredible down the stretch last season. He cracked double figures in scoring in 13 of his final 14 outings. (NCAA.com)

NBA’s Ellington, Connor Sports Showcases The Power of W.E., Philly Peace Games

The inaugural Philadelphia Peace Games is set to take place this coming Saturday in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. Hosted by Connor Sports and Philadelphia native Wayne Ellington, a new member of the Miami Heat, the gun violence prevention initiative is an example of using sports for education, empowerment, development and peace. (Huffington Post)

Harrison Barnes Won The Offseason

You guessed it, folks. The winner of this offseason is none other thaSome might say that being forced to leave one of the best teams in NBA history would make Barnes a loser in this whole exchange, but that takes a myopic view of the current NBA world. It’s about more than winning and losing. It’s also about branding.n the Black Falcon himself, Harrison Barnes. (Hoops Habit)

Lucas: I’ve been there

I never sold or traded a Carolina autograph. Why would I? As far as I was concerned, every single player on the roster was the pinnacle of the entire sports world. My favorite player on the 1990-91 team was a guard named Kenny Harris who eventually transferred. Here are some things you definitely need in order to be a UNC basketball autograph seeker: (Adam Lucas)

U.S. Men's Basketball Survives France, 100-97

Behind Klay Thompson's 30 points, which included seven 3-pointers, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team held off a late rally by France to earn a 100-97 victory on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. The win, the USA's 22nd straight win in Olympic play, earned the Americans the number one seed for Group A and Wednesday's quarterfinal play. (GoHeels.com)

Michael Jordan Sent Boxes of Gear To Autistic Fan Who Wore Full MJ Uniform at Pickup Game

Jeffrey Harrison, aka CDA MJ, is quite possibly Michael Jordan’s biggest fan. When someone recorded the 33-year-old Harrison wearing a full MJ uniform at a pickup game in July, the video instantly went viral. But that wasn’t the full story. (SLAM Online)

What to really expect from Mavericks' new $94 million man Harrison Barnes

Imagine being promoted from bartender to the guy in charge of making the beer. Or from greenskeeper to head pro. That out-of-comfort-zone feeling is sort of where Harrison Barnes finds himself as the Mavericks' new $94 million man. The safety net he's had in his first four years in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors is gone. (Dallas Morning News)

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, 4:00 ET ESPN2 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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