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Video: Joel Berry Surprises His Mom on Mother's Day

North Carolina point guard Joel Berry returns home to surprise his mom on Mother's Day, and she couldn't be happier to see her son. Read More...

Kennedy Meeks hopes rebounding prowess will lead to NBA career

At the NBA Draft Combine on Friday, a loose ball bounced toward UNC coach Roy Williams, who was sitting in a chair on the baseline. Williams grabbed the ball and tossed it to former Tar Heels big man Kennedy Meeks with a smile. There were smiles all around for the duo as Meeks went for 19 points and 16 rebounds in his team's win in front of all 30 NBA team. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Kennedy Meeks Crashes the Boards at NBA Combine

Kennedy Meeks was on a mission at the NBA Combine to prove he could rebound at an elite level in the pros. He proved it in college, averaging 12.6 rebounds over the final five games of UNC's national championship run. And now he can add the NBA Combine to his list of board dominance. Meeks averaged 12.5 rebounds and 16 points in his two Combine games. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: A Meaningful Mother's Day

It's graduation day in Chapel Hill. For Kennedy Meeks, the fact that it falls on Mother's Day is only appropriate, because he believes he's in position to graduate largely because of the strong women in his life. “Graduation day is going to be big for me,” he says, “but I think it's going to be even bigger for my mom, my aunt and my cousin. They helped me get so far.” (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams Hopes to Coach Another 10-12 Years

North Carolina coach Roy Williams hopes to coach for another 10-12 years. Williams, 66, attended the NBA Draft Combine on Friday to support his former players, including senior Kennedy Meeks. Meeks’ team was coached by former UNC star Jerry Stackhouse, whom Williams chatted with before the game. Afterward, I asked Williams if he could envision Stackhouse one day taking over for him at UNC. (Zag's Blog)

Two Tar Heels heading to Western Conference Finals

The San Antonio Spurs 114-74 beatdown of the Houston Rockets on Thursday night sent the squad to the Western Conference Finals where they will face the Golden State Warriors. The Spurs/Warriors matchup features two former Tar Heels players. Danny Green is a starter for the Spurs, while James Michael McAdoo plays a reserve role for the Warriors. (Carolina Blue)

Theo Pinson has High School Jersey Retired

A week after withdrawing from the NBA Draft, Theo Pinson returned to his high school gym to have his jersey retired. Pinson attended Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point, NC, for three of his four high school years. Wearing number 11, Pinson was named a McDonalds All-American, The Charlotte Observer’s Mr. Basketball for North Carolina and third-team USA Today All-American. (Keeping It Heel)

Isaiah Hicks Taking Charge of NBA Fate

If there was one takeaway from Isaiah Hicks's senior season at UNC, it was that when he's focused and assertive, he can make a big impact. Just ask Gonzaga, which watched him hit key late baskets in the national title game. Hicks tried to apply that approach to the NBA Combine this week and saw positive results, as he's piqued the interest of a number of teams. (Inside Carolina)

How North Carolina has turned recruiting losses into wins and even a national title

In the past four seasons, the Tar Heels have advanced to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament three times, the Final Four twice and averaged 29 wins despite missing on 94 percent of the top-25 prospects they've offered in the past five recruiting cycles. That's impressive. UNC has won 14 games in the past four NCAA Tournaments. Kentucky has won 13. Duke has won 11. (CBS Sports)

Roy Williams Yet to Bask in UNC's Championship Glow

Roy Williams hasn’t had much time to revel in North Carolina’s national championship triumph in Phoenix five weeks ago. Instead, the 365-day cycle of college basketball renewed itself and had Williams right back on the recruiting road just days after the 71-65 win over Gonzaga. “Part of it is a really good type of busy,” Williams told Inside Carolina on Thursday. (Inside Carolina)

Isaiah Hicks makes his case to NBA scouts

Unlike his North Carolina teammates Justin Jackson and Tony Bradley, Oxford’s Isaiah Hicks is not projected as a potential first-round pick in next month's NBA Draft. In fact, Hicks isn't projected to be drafted at all. But Hicks knows who he is as a basketball player and he's here at the NBA Draft Combine trying to demonstrate it to all 30 NBA teams. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Chansky’s Notebook: Proud Part of Procession

Of the 6,010 UNC students who graduate this weekend, about 95 of them will be varsity athletes. That is just under 1.6 percent of the graduating class, but a high percentage of all the senior athletes at UNC – where they graduate on par with, or at a higher percentage than, the overall student body. It is getting better, witness the Tar Heel teams with near-perfect Academic Progress Reports. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC's Justin Jackson 'All In' for NBA Draft

Justin Jackson's draft stock soared this past season as he earned ACC Player of the Year honors and helped lead UNC to a national title. And it continues to climb this week at the NBA Combine, where he attracted the largest crowd of reporters. The interview session was dominated by the local Bulls media, but Jackson did get an opportunity to discuss the draft process. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Player Measurements from the NBA Combine

The NBA combine started on Tuesday and will run through Sunday. The event includes meeting and interviews with NBA teams, five on five action, drills, and of course, body measurements. The measurements were released on Thursday. Here is where the four North Carolina players measured in. (Carolina Blue)

Four Corners: Graduation Day

Sunday will be a big day in Chapel Hill, as the University of North Carolina holds its commencement ceremony at Kenan Stadium. Tar Heels Nate Britt, Kanler Coker, Isaiah Hicks, Kennedy Meeks and Stilman White are set to participate in the graduation festivities, culminating a senior year in which they won the NCAA championship. (GoHeels.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

UNC vs. Portland
Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23


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