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Wes Miller Leads UNCG to Southern Conference Tournament Title, NCAA Tournament

Southern Conference Coach of the Year and former UNC guard Wes Miller has coached UNCG to a 52-17 record the last two seasons with a pair of regular-season banners. And now they get to add a SoCon tourney and NCAA appearance flag. UNCG defeated East Tennessee State 62-47 in the Southern Conference tournament championship game Monday night. (Greensboro News & Record)

Podcast: Discussing the Tar Heels Heading into the ACC Tournament

Inside Carolina's Greg Barnes and former North Carolina guard Dewey Burke join host Tommy Ashley to discuss the Tar Heels' mindset heading into the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament coming off of two tough losses. (Audioboom)

Sterling Manley Among Underrated Players Primed to Become Breakout Stars in March

You may best know him from the clip Louisville forward Dwayne Sutton’s dismaying reaction to Sterling Manley checking back into a game last month, which made the social media rounds. The 6’11” freshman plays just 10.5 minutes per game, but his 15.7% offensive rebounding rate would rank sixth nationally if he saw enough time to qualify. (Sports Illustrated)

Sporting News Names Luke Maye a Third Team All-American

Sporting News released its All-American teams on Monday, with UNC junior forward Luke Maye earning Third Team honors. Maye–named the ACC’s Most Improved Player on Sunday–is averaging 17.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game for the Tar Heels this season. Maye’s 12.2 point per game increase is the largest by any Tar Heel ever from year-to-year. (Chapelboro.com)

Virginia favored, but several could win ACC tournament

North Carolina wound up being better than most expected after losing its entire starting front line from last season's national championship team. But with some masterful lineup manipulation by Roy Williams, the Tar Heels still managed to lead the ACC in rebounding. To make a strong bid for the tournament title, however, Joel Berry needs to be at his best. (Fayetteville Observer)

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy: Reggie Bullock proves he's legit starter in NBA

Reggie Bullock hadn't come close to playing 500 minutes in a single season since being drafted in 2013. He has shattered that mark this season. The Detroit Pistons small forward is at 1,200 minutes and counting with 20 games left. It’s evidence that Bullock, 26, has established himself after four seasons in the NBA. And he might just be the best bargain in the league. (Detroit Free Press)

If UNC is Playing, Roy Williams Wants to Win

North Carolina will have to win four games in four days to secure the ACC conference tournament title. UNC is a different team this season and could use the rest that an early exit from the Big Apple would provide. Instead of dwelling on the importance of the tournament, Roy Williams is taking the approach of showing up, playing, and trying to win. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Ready to Grind in Brooklyn

With the potential of four games in four days, North Carolina is relying on determination and experience to navigate the ACC Tournament in Brooklyn. If the sixth-seeded Tar Heels are able to defeat the winner of No. 11 seed Syracuse/No 14. seed Wake Forest on Wednesday, they will have a game under their belt when Thursday’s game against No. 3 seed Miami tips off. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Roy Williams, Luke Maye, Joel Berry Pre-ACC Tournament Press Conference

North Carolina coach Roy Williams, forward Luke Maye, and point guard Joel Berry meet with the media on Monday ahead of the Tar Heels' ACC Tournament game in Brooklyn on Wednesday against the winner of Syracuse/Wake Forest. Read More...

Joel Berry A Finalist For Cousy Award

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday the five finalists for the 2018 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award, and North Carolina's Joel Berry II made the list. The five finalists for the 2018 Bob Cousy Award are Berry, Devonte' Graham (Kansas), Trae Young (Oklahoma), Jalen Brunson (Villanova), and Jevon Carter (West Virginia). (GoHeels.com)

UNC Slips Three Spots to No. 12 in AP Men’s Basketball Poll

A pair of losses in the final week of the regular season ultimately didn’t hurt UNC too much in the AP Men’s Basketball Top 25, as the Tar Heels only fell three spots to No. 12 in this week’s poll released on Monday. Virginia was ranked as the unanimous No. 1 team in the nation, with Villanova, Xavier, Michigan State and Duke rounding out the top five. (Chapelboro.com)

29 things that have never happened during March Madness

There’s a first time for everything, but these events have never occurred in the NCAA tournament. North Carolina plays against Duke: This is the 40th anniversary of the first time they were both in the tournament. In the four decades since, the participants in the most storied rivalry in the game have never faced each other. They did meet once in the NIT. The Tar Heels won. (NCAA.com)

NCAA Tournament history by seed under Roy Williams

This will be the fourteenth NCAA tournament for Roy Williams since returning to North Carolina in 2003-2004 (remember, the Tar Heels missed the tournament in 2010 and played in the NIT). Williams and his teams are used to being near the top of the brackets, but it isn’t always that way. Let’s take a look at the Tar Heels’ seeding history under Coach Williams. (Tar Heel Blog)

On Dean Smith and my Dad

I have a confession to make, one that hit me hard several years ago as I ate lunch with Coach Dean Smith: As I wished my father could have been there, I realized that I should have been there for him all those years as he sat spellbound in front of the TV cheering on Dean and his boys. As a basketball fan who bloomed late, I think about this as we approach another ACC tournament. (The Tidewater News)

Duke's comeback ends rough week for No. 9 North Carolina

Roy Williams tried to grind his way through the postgame news conference. His Tar Heels had just squandered a 10-point halftime lead at Duke and lost by the same margin, 74-64. He stared at the table before him and spoke of "aliens taking over the bodies" of his players in the second half. He was so depressed he never even uttered a single dadgumit. (ESPN.com)

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North Carolina: 84
Lipscomb: 66
Fri, Mar 16 Box Score

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ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-2
(9) Duke13-526-7
(22) Miami11-722-9
(20) Clemson11-723-9
NC State11-721-11
(10) North Carolina11-725-10
Virginia Tech10-821-11
Florida State9-920-11
Notre Dame8-1021-14
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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