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No. 6 UNC defeats Chattanooga 97-57 in home opener

One of UNC’s big question marks coming into the season was who would step up on the glass. Today, Kennedy Meeks delivered. Meeks had 12 rebounds and 14 points for his first double-double of the season. Freshman Tony Bradley impressed for the Tar Heels with 12 points and eight rebounds. Bradley’s explosiveness is a good sign for the Tar Heels. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Kennedy Meeks Double-Doubles vs. Chattanooga

North Carolina forward Kennedy Meeks made his presence felt, scoring 14 points to go along with 12 rebounds (5 offensive) and 3 blocks in the Tar Heels' blowout win of Chattanooga on November 13, 2016. View Video...

Box Score: North Carolina 97, Chattanooga 57

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 97-57 win over Chattanooga on Sunday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

Know Your Opponent: Chattanooga

Let's get one thing out of the way. Chattanooga is good. Not cute-mid-major-with-one-good-player-hanging-around-for-20-minutes good. More like future-NCAA-first-round-nightmare-that-can-absolutely-beat-you good. The Mocs, who beat Georgia, Illinois and Dayton away from home last year, opened 2016-17 with a rousing 82-69 win at Tennessee on Friday. (GoHeels.com)

UNC basketball vs Chattanooga: Three things to watch

The Tar Heels started off their quest for the program’s seventh national title with a comfortable win on the road at Tulane Friday night. Joel Berry and Justin Jackson starred, combining for 50 of the Tar Heels’ points. Carolina now turns their attention to a Chattanooga team coming off of an NCAA Tournament season of their own in the home opener at the Dean Dome. (Tar Heel Blog)

Chattanooga Visits UNC In Home Opener

The UNC (1-0) men's basketball team will make its 2016-17 home debut on Sunday afternoon against a tough Chattanooga (1-0) team that is coming off a double-digit win at Tennessee on Friday night. The game is part of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. The Tar Heels will continue play in the tournament on the island of Maui in Hawaii next week. (GoHeels.com)

Kenny Smith reveals details behind Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan's reunion

Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan had an impromptu reunion last month, after years of silence following their severed friendship, and Kenny Smith revealed the details of that meeting this week. "It wasn't awkward. It wasn't any real beef, I don't think," Smith told TMZ. (FOX Sports)

UNC enters 2016-17 season with experience on their side

North Carolina won't start any five-star freshman or sophomores. Their roster isn't stacked with future first round NBA draft picks. You want see any of their players on preseason First Team All-American lists (though Joel Berry might find himself on one by the end of the year). What the Tar Heels do have is old school experience. (Carolina Blue)

Lineup options aplenty for Tar Heels

Expect to see an array of combinations and lineup changes for sixth-ranked North Carolina when the Tar Heels play their home opener today against Chattanooga. North Carolina coach Roy Williams wants to give a bunch of lineups a chance to see what might work best. Amid this mixture will be freshman post player Tony Bradley. (Burlington Times News)

Marcus Ginyard: “Everyone has the will to win. Few have the will to prepare.”

Former UNC wing and 2009 NCAA champion Marcus Ginyard: The Tar Heels have more than enough experience to know how important this mindset is. Coach Williams has always focused on getting better every day, not only preparing yourself for your next opponent but also preparing for the crucial battles late in the season. (Chapelboro.com)

Carolina blue wave: UNC turns the Paige with a bang

A new era began for North Carolina basketball on Friday. It’s not that the roster underwent a complete overhaul in the offseason; three of the five starters from last season’s national runner-up are back. Six players who played in April’s NCAA championship game are still in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels, though, lost major pieces that aren’t easy to replace. (FanRag Sports)

UNC vs. Chattanooga Preview

No. 6 North Carolina returns to Chapel Hill for its home opener against a dangerous Chattanooga team on Sunday. Tip-off at the Dean E. Smith Center is set for 4 p.m. The Mocs arrive in Chapel Hill with a veteran squad boasting five senior starters, including their top three scorers from last season’s 29-6 team that lost to Indiana in the NCAA Tournament’s first round. (Inside Carolina)

The Potential +/- Impact of Theo Pinson’s Injury

With the announcement that Theo Pinson is out indefinitely with a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot, Roy Williams loses his most versatile rotational piece. Overall in 2015-16, UNC’s minutes were split nearly equally between Pinson on the floor and him on the bench. As seen in this table, UNC was significantly better during his on-court minutes. (The Secondary Break)

Joel Berry Leading by Example

Vocal leadership hasn’t come easy for junior point guard Joel Berry, who is stepping into the great void left by Marcus Paige. Leading with his play, however, has long been second nature. “It has been a little bit of a challenge, but I’ve been getting a lot better at it,” Berry said after the win. “I’ve just got to know that the guys believe in me and believe in what I do.” (Inside Carolina)

Harrison Barnes has been worth every penny the Mavericks gave him — so far

But there always was a sense that the No. 7 pick in the 2012 NBA draft — a player who once was compared to a young Kobe Bryant in his formative basketball years, and then spent two years at North Carolina — would never quite be able to unlock the talent that seemed to lie within his body that appeared perfectly crafted to be an elite NBA wing player. (Washington Post)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 67
Indiana: 76
Wed, Nov 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Radford
Sun, Dec 4, 2:00 ET RSN Tickets

UNC vs. Davidson
Wed, Dec 7, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Tennessee
Sun, Dec 11, 5:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at Duke94
West Virginia66
at UVA57
at Grand Canyon0
9:00 PM ET
North Florida71
at Syracuse77
Wake Forest75
at Richmond67
Georgia Tech58
at Tennessee81
at Boston College88
Boston U73
at NC State77
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(6) Virginia0-07-0
Notre Dame0-07-0
(3) North Carolina0-07-1
(5) Duke0-07-1
(14) Louisville0-06-1
Florida State0-06-1
Virginia Tech0-06-1
NC State0-05-2
Wake Forest0-05-2
(22) Syracuse0-04-2
Georgia Tech0-04-2
Boston College0-03-3

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