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Video: Roy Williams Pre-Michigan Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media on Tuesday prior to the Tar Heels' matchup against Michigan in Chapel Hill on Wednesday in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. View Video...

Video: Joel Berry Pre-Michigan Press Conference

North Carolina point guard Joel Berry speaks with the media on Tuesday prior to the Tar Heels' matchup against Michigan in Chapel Hill on Wednesday in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. View Video...

Roy Williams Gives Update on Cameron Johnson

UNC grad transfer Cameron Johnson wanted to be in Portland for the Phil Knight Invitational, but concerns over how travel would affect his health prompted a change in the decision. During his radio show on Monday, Roy Williams explained: "I talked to him today and he’s moving around and not having any problem, no crutches or whatever," Williams said. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels To Host Michigan In ACC/Big Ten Challenge

North Carolina is 5-1 and plays at home for the first time in five games when it hosts Michigan in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday, Nov. 29th at 7:30 p.m. (ESPN). The Tar Heels and Wolverines are playing for just the sixth time, and the first time since the 1993 NCAA championship game. Roy Williams was 0-1 against Michigan while at Kansas. (GoHeels.com)

Why has Justin Jackson been benched?

Justin Jackson’s decreased playing time is a result of the Sacramento Kings starting two point guards. It also appears Joerger will turn to Vince Carter in spots ahead of Jackson. So for now, Jackson is the young player that’s going to be watching a lot more than playing. The only other reasonable way to get playing time for Jackson would be to not play Carter at all. (Sacramento Bee)

Carolina Insider Podcast: West Coast Trip Recap

Recap North Carolina Basketball's West Coast trip and the 2017 Tar Heel football season in the latest installment of the Carolina Insider podcast. Join hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com also for a look ahead to Wednesday night's ACC/Big Ten Challenge game in the Smith Center against Michigan. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Looks Are Deceiving

The Tar Heels are a work in progress, despite opening with five straight wins. Roy Williams and the team know all this after the long flight back from Portland. You can look for them to play much better and beat Michigan Wednesday night in the Smith Center. The Heels aren’t as good as they looked in the first five games and aren’t as bad as they looked in the sixth. (Chapelboro.com)

Roy Williams Live: Defining Joel Berry

Even if the outside world doesn’t assess Joel Berry according to Roy Williams' liking, it doesn’t correlate to any sort of identity crisis for the point guard. Williams said that he’s confident in the player that Berry is, even if there are slivers of room for improvement. This is still the same guard who has scored 20-plus points in consecutive National Championship games. (Inside Carolina)

Miami Heat Player Spotlight: Wayne Ellington

Wayne Ellington certainly lived up to his “Man With The Golden Arm” moniker this past week. Ellington led Miami with 13 made threes and an 85.4 effective field goal percentage over the past three games. Ellington’s most impressive performance came on Friday against the Timberwolves when he led the Heat with 21 points on 6-of-9 shooting. (Miami Heat)

Inside The Numbers: UNC's Struggles at the Rim

UNC scored just 45 points in its 73 possessions against Michigan State, a Roy Williams era-low points per possession of 0.62. While dreadful 3-point shooting (1-18) and a mediocre performance at the foul line (14-24) certainly contributed, the Heels’ inability to finish near the hoop was perhaps their most glaring offensive shortcoming. Let’s dig a little deeper. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Carolina Basketball Notebook

UNC players had the day off Monday after arriving at the Smith Center around 6 a.m. from an overnight flight from Portland. Several of them had 8 a.m. classes, many came by the Smith Center later in the day for treatment. After an 11-day road trip that Roy Williams said was the longest of his career, the Tar Heel staff met Monday to decide how to handle a busy week. (GoHeels.com)

Harrison Barnes dealing with the highs and lows of being the Mavericks' new go-to guy

If ever someone received a clear picture of what it's like to be the new go-to guy, Harrison Barnes got it this week. Heartbreak on Monday. Elation on Wednesday. This is the way it goes for somebody who now clearly is the Mavericks' No. 1 option when they need a basket. He'll no doubt get plenty of guidance from the player formerly known as the go-to guy, Dirk Nowitzki. (Dallas Morning News)

Picking every game in this year's Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Since its inception in 1999, the headliner is still the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. North Carolina has overcome its personnel losses from last season quicker than expected, with Luke Maye becoming a legitimate go-to option and Kenny Williams providing perimeter shooting. Michigan will look to slow the pace like it did against VCU -- but the Tar Heels are a different animal. (ESPN.com)

Video: Marcus Paige Scores 27 for Greensboro Swarm

Former North Carolina star Marcus Paige scored 27 points for the Greensboro Swarm against the Maine Red Claws on Sunday. However, it wasn't enough as the Charlotte Hornets' G League affiliate lost 135-111 in Portland, Maine. View Video...

Tar Heels Slip to No. 13 in AP Men’s Basketball Top 25 Poll

The North Carolina men’s basketball team slipped four spots to No. 13 in the newest edition of the AP Top 25 released on Monday. It’s the first time this season the Tar Heels (5-1) have fallen outside the top 10. Duke received all 65 first place votes to become the No. 1 team this week, trailed by No. 2 Kansas, No. 3 Michigan State, No. 4 Villanova and No. 5 Notre Dame. (Chapelboro.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 104
Western Carolina: 61
Wed, Dec 6 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Tennessee
Sun, Dec 17, 3:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Wofford
Wed, Dec 20, 9:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Ohio State
Sat, Dec 23, 1:30 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#6 Miami59
at G Washington50
Huell (Miami) 15 pts; Bolden (G Washington) 13 pts;
Virginia Tech86
at #8 Kentucky93
Robinson (Virginia Tech) 19 pts; Knox (Kentucky) 21 pts;
at #16 UVA80
Aldridge (Davidson) 20 pts; Hall (UVA) 20 pts;
at #18 Notre Dame77
Morgan (Indiana) 34 pts; Colson (Notre Dame) 29 pts;
Oklahoma State71
at #19 Florida State70
Carroll (Oklahoma State) 23 pts; Mann (Florida State) 20 pts;
at #22 Florida69
Reed (Clemson) 22 pts; Hudson (Florida) 23 pts;
at Memphis72
Snider (Louisville) 19 pts; Martin (Memphis) 26 pts;
at NC State76
Smith (UNCG) 16 pts; Beverly (NC State) 16 pts;
at Georgetown79
Brissett (Syracuse) 25 pts; Govan (Georgetown) 21 pts;
at Pitt72
Wilson (McNeese) 11 pts; Carr (Pitt) 17 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
Boston College1-09-3
(6) Miami0-09-0
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
(19) Florida State0-09-1
(16) Virginia0-08-1
Virginia Tech0-08-2
(18) Notre Dame0-08-3
NC State0-08-3
Wake Forest0-06-4
Georgia Tech0-04-4
(4) Duke0-111-1

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