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Audio: Roy Williams on The David Glenn Show

Roy Williams described what it’s like to finally have a resolution to the “junk” of the NCAA’s investigation into UNC’s AFAM department, how he felt when he found out how point guard Joel Berry broke his hand, reveals an experimental lineup Tar Heels have been practicing and responds to Jim Boehiem’s comments about the conclusion of UNC’s NCAA investigation. (ACC Sports Journal)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Miami Preview, Basketball Exhibition

Preview Friday night's men's basketball exhibition against Barton College and Saturday's home football game against Miami with Friday's edition of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas get Tar Heel fans ready for a full weekend of North Carolina sports with home basketball on Friday and home football on Saturday afternoon. (GoHeels.com)

Audio: Luke Maye on the David Glenn Show

North Carolina forward Luke Maye sat down with The David Glenn Show and described how his life has changed since hitting a legendary shot vs. Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament, what it’s like to be in a family of so many athletes, how Roy Williams discussed the NCAA investigation with the team, and following up a national championship season. (ACC Sports Journal)

Vote: Does North Carolina or Arizona State have a better NFL/MLB/NBA trio?

It's time to round out the Final Four. Both trios from North Carolina and Arizona State include veteran leaders who have had plenty of career-defining moments. UNC: Julius Peppers, Carolina Panthers, Andrew Miller, Cleveland Indians, Vince Carter, Sacramento Kings; ASU: Terrell Suggs, Baltimore Ravens, Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox, James Harden, Houston Rockets. (NCAA.com)

UNC Listed Among College Basketball’s Best Backcourts

10. North Carolina: Joel Berry II, Jalek Felton, Kenny Williams, Cam Johnson, Seventh Woods; It’s not actually a bad thing that Joel Berry II broke his hand. I’m not even calling it a silver lining. I’m flat-out saying North Carolina will be better in the long-term because of it. These younger guys will get thrown into the fire in games that, frankly, don’t mean all that much. (NBC Sports)

Tar Heels assess Joel Berry’s absence

When considering the result of Joel Berry’s broken right hand rather than the attention-grabbing cause, at least the North Carolina men’s basketball team can draw on the experiences of its recent past. The Tar Heels are navigating their third straight preseason with an injury shelving one of their expected starters. (Burlington Times-News)

Winning It All Remains The Goal for UNC Basketball

Defending National Champions. That is the title given to the 2017-18 North Carolina Tar Heels. But this year's version is a very different team. The leading scorer is gone. The leading rebounder is gone. The top three interior scorers are gone. Can North Carolina go back-to-back? That question was posed to UNC coach Roy Williams Wednesday at ACC Media Day. (Inside Carolina)

ESPN’s Seth Greenberg calls Joel Berry nation’s ‘most important player’

North Carolina guard Joel Berry II has already been named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player. Now, former college basketball coach and current ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg is calling Berry the country’s most important player. Greenberg said on Dan Dakich’s Courtside podcast that Berry is more important to his team than any other player in the nation. (DieHards.com)

Marcus Paige Makes NBA Debut with Roy Williams Courtside

As the clock wound down on Wednesday night in Charlotte's Spectrum Center, the chants for Marcus Paige began. He had sat at the very end of the Hornets bench all night, only getting up during timeouts and after big plays. But as the Hornets continued to increase their lead late in the game, there was hope that the former Tar Heel point guard and All-American would make his NBA debut. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Basketball: Brandon Robinson 2017-18 season preview

Offensively, Brandon Robinson must become a more consistent shooter. Many recruiting analysts were fond of his shooting ability out of high school. However, he would only shoot 34% from deep last season. Defensively, Robinson brings extraordinary athleticism and reach. His long arms and athleticism give him the ability to disrupt opposing passers. (Keeping It Heel)

Me, 2K and Berry's injury

On Wednesday, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman gave the first report that North Carolina guard Joel Berry II broke a bone in his right hand punching a door after losing a video game. The story became more clear as the ACC men’s basketball media day progressed. Berry was playing 2K18 with Theo Pinson and a student manager, and, after he lost, he punched the door in frustration. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Basketball Picked to Finish 2nd in Preseason ACC Poll

Duke leads the 2017-18 preseason media poll conducted as part of the ACC’s annual Operation Basketball. Defending NCAA champion North Carolina (seven first-place votes) placed second in the predicted order of finish, followed by Notre Dame (four first-place votes), Miami (one first-place vote) and Louisville. Joel Berry was named to the preseason All-ACC first team. (The ACC)

Theo Pinson's Energy a Constant on ACC Media Day

Theo Pinson's outgoing personality has always made him a sought-after player in postgame media scrums. He's never shied away from cameras, either. And as Pinson and Luke Maye navigated media day, that remained unchanged. Interviews began at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Pinson and Maye bounced from room to room, filming a few takes for television and social media. (GoHeels.com)

Filling in for Joel Berry

The original thought was that sophomore Seventh Woods and freshman Jalek Felton would compete for minutes at point guard in Joel Berry's absence. While that remains the case, Roy Williams said Wednesday that Theo Pinson has also received some time at point guard. "He's our best playmaker," Williams said. The dropoff from Berry to Woods or Felton is significant. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams' Rebounding Demands Remain in Place

Some may criticize Roy Williams’ refusal to call timeouts at critical times or his stubbornness in sticking to his man defense concepts. What’s hard to dispute is his demanding nature when it comes to rebounding. UNC led the nation in rebound margin (plus-12.3) by a 3.3-rebound differential in winning its third national championship under Williams last season. (Inside Carolina)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 96
Stanford: 72
Mon, Nov 20 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Portland
Thu, Nov 23, 2:30 ET ESPN

UNC vs. Ark/Okla
Fri, Nov 24, TBD ESPN

Sun, Nov 26, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at #1 Duke92
Davis III (Furman) 15 pts; Bagley III (Duke) 24 pts;
#9 UNC96
at Stanford72
Berry II (UNC) 29 pts; Travis (Stanford) 21 pts;
#13 Notre Dame83
at Chaminade56
Farrell (Notre Dame) 27 pts; Pope (Chaminade) 11 pts;
at Syracuse74
Nunn (Oakland) 12 pts; Howard (Syracuse) 18 pts;
Penn State85
at Pitt54
Carr (Penn State) 16 pts; Wilson-Frame (Pitt) 17 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Duke0-05-0
Boston College0-05-1
(13) Notre Dame0-04-0
NC State0-04-0
(9) North Carolina0-03-0
(11) Miami0-03-0
Florida State0-03-0
(19) Louisville0-02-0
Virginia Tech0-02-1
Georgia Tech0-01-1
Wake Forest0-01-4

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