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Man in Tar Heel jersey dribbles basketball across North Carolina

He is clad in tar heel blue, and a bracelet that quotes his favorite motto, “keep on keepin’ on.” Steven Cooper and pup dribble their way across the tar heel state. The trek took off in Wilmington, as “Coop” makes his way around North Carolina to commemorate UNC’s 1982 national title team. Proceeds raised across about 500 miles will go to various children's' charities. (WBTV)

Wayne Ellington Breaks Heat Record, Gets Emotional During Postgame Interview

With his eight made threes in the win over the Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat shooting guard Wayne Ellington set the Heat single-season record for made 3-pointers. Ellington passed Damon Jones, who had made 225 threes for the Heat during the 2004-05 season. Speaking to Fox Sports’ Jason Jackson after the game, Ellington was emotional about the record. (Heat Nation)

The Tall Tales of Men Too Big for Basketball: Neil Fingleton

Neil Fingleton moved from his hometown of Durham, England, to Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1997 to pursue his apparent basketball potential. He led Holy Name High School—oddly, coached by future Toronto Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi—to a divisional championship, earning state player of the year honors and an invite to the 2000 McDonald’s All American Game. (The Ringer)

Podcast: Bomani Jones Welcomes Rasheed Wallace

Bomani Jones welcomes 4x NBA All-Star Rasheed Wallace to the show to cover a variety of topics, including his three-point prowess as a big man, generational differences in the game of basketball as well as career stops in Portland, Detroit, and Washington. Plus, his time at UNC, why he played in Air Force 1s, and why he won't give up his 90s hip-hop. (ESPN.com)

Video: Wayne Ellington's Record-Setting Night

The Miami Heat defeated the Toronto Raptors in overtime, 116-109 Wednesday in Miami. Wayne Ellington (8 made three-point field goals) became the Heat franchise leader in made three-point field goals in a season (227), along with scoring a career-high 32 points in the game. Read More...

NBA star Reggie Bullock regrets being ashamed of transgender sister

Reggie Bullock says one of his biggest regrets is that his transgender sister never got to see him play in college. In an emotional video posted on the Pistons’ Twitter account, Bullock admitted that he was once ashamed of his sister and didn’t want her to come to his games. “I always thought about what my teammates would think or what people would think,” Bullock admitted. (The Grio)

Wayne Ellington's relentless pursuit of 3-point perfection moves into NBA playoffs

Wayne Ellington's 2017-18 Miami Heat story is one of real estate. It is of finding that scant space on the court to release his 3-point shot as his defender remains in pursuit. It is of the team's practice court alongside Biscayne Bay, where he pursues his craft with assistant coach Octavio De La Grana. And it is of his new real estate in the team's record book. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Jerry Stackhouse Among Potential Knicks Coaching Candidates

18-year NBA player and former All-Star Jerry Stackhouse is one of the hot names among assistant coaches looking to move up after his success with the Raptors’ G-League team, Toronto 905. Is the Knicks job the right place for a first-time NBA head coach? Stackhouse may well get a shot somewhere, but if the Knicks want young, fresh blood this would be the call. (Yahoo! Sports)

Ty Lawson Signs with Washington Wizards

Ty Lawson signed with the Wizards on Thursday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. Lawson was out of the NBA this season, and he ended up signing with the Shandong Golden Stars in China. Lawson will be the second backup point guard the Wizards have signed over the course of the last month, as they also brought on Ramon Sessions in mid-March. (CBS Sports)

Lucas: Next Up

Without much warning, the 2018-19 Carolina basketball season may have begun on Wednesday night. The 2018 basketball awards ceremony was held Wednesday evening at the Carolina Inn. Perhaps better known as the basketball banquet, the event is intended to provide a fun capstone to the just-completed season for players, coaches and families. (GoHeels.com)

Wayne Ellington sets Miami’s single-season record for 3-pointers

Wayne Ellington scored a career-high 32 points and set Miami’s single-season record for 3-pointers, helping the Heat wrap up the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs by beating the Toronto Raptors 116-109 Wednesday. Ellington finished with eight 3-pointers, giving him 227 for the season. He topped the mark set by Damon Jones, who made 225 in 2004-05. (Associated Press)

Joel Berry Earns Dean Smith MVP Award

Senior point guard Joel Berry II was named the winner of the Dean Smith Most Valuable Player award at the 2017-18 UNC men's basketball awards ceremony held Wednesday night at the Carolina Inn. Berry led Carolina in scoring (17.1 ppg) and three-point field goals (93) and led the ACC in free throw shooting at 89.3 percent, the second highest in UNC history. (GoHeels.com)

Vince Carter: ‘I plan on coming back one more season’

Twenty years ago, the NBA welcomed a high-flying young man who created a phenomenon known as “Vinsanity.” Nearly 25,000 points later at age 41, Vince Carter is the oldest player in the NBA and a member of the rebuilding Sacramento Kings. He’s still in love with the game. Carter, a free agent-to-be, wants to return for his 21st NBA season during 2018-19. (The Undefeated)

Harrison Barnes on Sacramento protest, why he feels the need to speak out, and playing with Dirk

Protests over the recent shooting death of Stephon Clark by Sacramento police spilled over to the doors of a game between the Kings and the Dallas Mavericks on March 22. Thousands of seats remained empty as fans were turned away because of the protest. The game went on, and afterward Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes talked about the news off the court. (The Undefeated)

Jeff Capel to hire brother Jason Capel as assistant coach at Pitt

Jeff Capel’s first staff at Pitt will feature a face as familiar to him as any. The first-year Panthers’ coach will hire his younger brother, Jason Capel, as an assistant coach, according to a report from ESPN. Capel, according to the report, will also hire Tim O’Toole as an assistant coach. Jason Capel was head coach at Appalachian State for four seasons. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Bahamas All Stars
Fri, Aug 17, 7:30 ET

UNC @ NPBA All Stars
Sun, Aug 19, 3:00 ET

UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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