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If you follow the Carolina Tar Heels on social media, you might have noticed a string of new videos featuring the Heels’ “TP” (Theo Pinson) and “JB” (Joel Berry II). This past season’s Tar Heels were one of the more light-hearted bunches, frequently playing jokes on one another and dancing throughout their trek through the dance. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Chansky’s Notebook: Vinsanity of Teammates

Dean Smith was a master of tough love, and he stayed on Vince Carter to play harder, play smarter and be a better teammate. Two decades later after an 18-year NBA career, Carter has become the exemplary pro and role model who was voted by his peers as the best teammate and winner of the annual Twyman-Stokes Award. (Chapelboro.com)

Breaking down UNC's 2016-17 non-conference basketball schedule

Nov. 21-23, Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii: The tournament bracket has not been set but UNC could face a combination Chaminade, Connecticut, Georgetown, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Tennessee or Wisconsin. It is unlikely that the Tar Heels will be on the same side of the bracket as the Volunteers as UNC plays them later in the season. (Carolina Blue)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC nonconference basketball schedule

The 2016-17 nonconference schedule is almost deceptive because no one is exactly sure how the Maui Invitational bracket will unfold. Without those exact matchups, the headliners on the nonconference schedule are a Dec. 17 date with Kentucky in Las Vegas and an ACC/Big Ten Challenge trip to Indiana. But the Tar Heels could also face Wisconsin and Oregon in Maui. (GoHeels.com)

Vince Carter wins 2015-16 Twyman-Stokes NBA Teammate of the Year Award

NBA players have selected Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter as the recipient of the 2015-16 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, the NBA announced today. The award recognizes the player deemed the best teammate based on selfless play, on- and off-court leadership as a mentor and role model to other NBA players, and commitment and dedication to team. (NBA.com)

UNC Basketball 2016-17 Non-Conference Schedule Announced

The UNC men’s basketball non-conference schedule for 2016-17 includes at least five games against teams that played in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The Tar Heels play host to Chattanooga (Nov. 13) and Northern Iowa (Dec. 21), play Kentucky in Las Vegas in the CBS Sports Classic (Dec. 17) and play at Hawaii (Nov. 18) and Indiana (Nov. 30 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge). (GoHeels.com)

Does UNC Have a Basketball Attendance Problem?

The NCAA released the attendance figures for the 2015-16 basketball season. UNC finished ranked 4th nationally in attendance with an average of 18,326 per game for 16 home games. That number ranks as the fourth lowest since 2000 for UNC. If you are looking for trends, one that sticks out is that UNC has only topped 20K once since the 2009 title year. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Basketball Ranks 4th Nationally in Attendance

Kentucky dethroned Syracuse for the home basketball attendance title after the Orange had won in back-to-back years in 2014 and 2015. The Wildcats averaged 23,361 while the Orange brought in 21,592 per game. Kentucky led the nation the previous eight seasons. Louisville was third with 20,859 per game and North Carolina was fourth with 18,326. (NCAA.com)

Brice Johnson NBA Draft Profile

If Brice Johnson had the season he just had as a freshman, rather than as a senior, he’d be considered a top-10 pick. He is a long, athletic big man who plays stronger than he looks. He’s very bouncy and gets off his feet quickly; it feels like he’s on a pogo stick. He has a very quick release for a big man and is pretty efficient inside of 17 feet. He’s quick and decisive. (Boston Celtics)

Video: Marcus Paige 2016 NBA Pre-Draft Workout Video and Interview

North Carolina guard Marcus Paige works out in preparation for the 2016 NBA Draft in New York City. View Video...

The Drive, with Harrison Barnes

Before Game 2 of the Finals on Sunday, Harrison Barnes invited The Players’ Tribune to ride along with him to Oracle Arena. He reflected on his four years in the NBA. He talked about his pregame routine, how the Warriors match up with the Cavaliers differently this year than last and what it would mean to win a second straight NBA championship. (The Players' Tribune)

USA Basketball Names Brice Johnson To 2016 USA Men’s Select Team

Featuring 15 players owning USA Basketball experience and including seven members of the 2015-16 NBA All-Rookie teams, USA Basketball announced 25 players (including UNC's Brice Johnson) have been chosen for the 2016 USA Men’s Select Team that will train July 18-21 with the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its training camp. (USA Basketball)

The most influential UNC basketball players of all time: No. 1-5

1. Michael Jordan: There’s so much to say about Michael Jordan – about his time at North Carolina, his career in the NBA and his relationship with successive teams and players at UNC ever since he first hung up his jersey. But, overall, the best thing anyone can say about Jordan is that he is a Tar Heel. (Carolina Blue)

Brice Johnson Draft Stock on the Rise?

Since the season ended and the NBA Draft process began in earnest, Brice Johnson appears to be making moves in the right direction regarding his draft stock. At one point a borderline first round pick, there is evidence Johnson could end up solidly in the first round. Here is a quick run down of the current relevant mock drafts. (Tar Heel Blog)

Best UNC Basketball Teams 1982 to Present

This UNC team was the most efficient offensive team in the KenPom era, won both the ACC Regular Season and Tournament titles then rolled through the NCAA Tournament before falling to Villanova. The counter argument is this doesn't appear to have been a team with great talent. This was a group where the sum of the parts was more than the parts themselves. (Tar Heel Blog)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, TBD

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, TBD

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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