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12 Michael Jordan stories that prove he was the most competitive athlete of all-time

What made Michael Jordan so great? Was it his supreme athleticism? That probably had a lot to do with it, as did his finely tuned skill-set. But the biggest reason Jordan ended up as the greatest NBA player we have ever seen is his amazing competitive streak. Let’s look back at some of the stories that prove Jordan was the most ruthlessly competitive athlete of all-time. (USA Today)

Sports Illustrated picks Roy Williams as ACC's best coach for 2016-17 season

Roy Williams gets the nod after steering the Tar Heels to their sixth national title. North Carolina hardly lost a step in 2016–17 despite losing both Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson, relying largely on a crop of junior and senior veterans in Justin Jackson, Joel Berry, Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks to get back to the national title game and finish the job. (Carolina Blue)

Inside Harrison Barnes’ effort to move closer to ‘elite category’ of free throw-shooting wings

Harrison Barnes did something very unusual Sunday in Milwaukee: He took 10 free throws. In the fourth quarter. Attempting 10 in an entire game is an uncommon feat in the NBA. Only Houston’s James Harden averages more than 9.2 trips to the line per game, according to NBA.com. (Dallas Mavericks)

Tar Heels discuss former coach C.B. McGrath at ACC Barnstorming Tour

National champions played pickup against high school seniors on Thursday night. Bold New Hanover County student-athletes challenged Isaiah Hicks to a dunk contest, and another challenged Nolan Smith one on one. The 39th annual ACC Barnstorming Tour made a stop in Wilmington Thursday night, visiting Brogden Hall at New Hanover High School. (WECT)

Justin Jackson up to No. 10 in recent CBS Mock Draft

With the 2017 NBA Draft still a full two months away and the draft order not even set, it is hard to predict where each player will go. A look at all the top mock drafts have North Carolina star small forward Justin Jackson going anywhere from the lottery to late in the first round. A recent mock draft by Gary Parrish of CBS has the 6-8 Texas native going the highest we have seen him yet. (Carolina Blue)

Stilman White closes out college career in Wilmington

Former Hoggard standout Stilman White laced up his sneakers one last time at Brogden Hall. The Tar Heel senior took part in the 2017 ACC Barnstorming Tour that came to Wilmington Thursday. "I get to end my basketball career in a gym that I love playing in, said White. "My favorite game every year in high school was playing Hanover in Brogden Hall, so it's awesome.” (WECT)

UNC Seasons After NCAA Titles

The similarities between North Carolina’s three national championships under Roy Williams have been well documented, but are there any in the seasons that followed? To take a broader look, how about the seasons that followed each of UNC’s five previous NCAA championships prior to this past season? (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Barnstorming Tour comes to South Stokes

South Stokes High School hosted the ACC Barnstorming Tour Wednesday evening in what can best be described as good ol’ fashioned entertainment. ACC basketball players went head-to-head with Stokes County’s finest from each of the three local high schools. Sauras athletic director Mitch Adams said there was close to 1,200 people in attendance. (Stokes News)

UNC awaits verdict on Joel Berry’s future plans

With the April 23 deadline to declare for the NBA Draft approaching, UNC’s Joel Berry has a decision to make. The point guard’s draft stock hasn’t changed in recent weeks. In the latest DraftExpress Top 100 rankings, he moved up from No. 91 to No. 86. The junior sits well outside of the first-round conversation. That may not be the only factor at play, however. (ACC Sports Journal)

Tony Bradley’s NBA options provide a win-win for UNC

Collegiate underclassmen have until midnight on April 23 to declare for the NBA Draft. For reigning national champion North Carolina, that means all eyes will be on junior point guard Joel Berry and freshman center Tony Bradley over the coming days. Bradley, of course, already told reporters after the national title game that he would test the NBA waters. (ACC Sports Journal)

UNC players wish Coach C.B. McGrath well at Wilmington

There was obviously a large contingency of Tar Heel graduates playing in Thursday night's Barnstorming game. The five players all played under new UNCW Head Coach C.B. McGrath during their time at Chapel Hill. Nate Britt said he and his teammates were able to visit Coach McGrath today before the game and wish him the best of luck. (WWAY)

Nowitzki’s early injury accelerated Harrison Barnes’ role with Mavs

The Dallas Mavericks viewed Harrison Barnes as a player who could potentially step in and carry the No. 1 go-to mantel when Dirk Nowitzki decides to retire. So when Nowitzki was injured in the season opener at Indiana that afforded the Mavericks the opportunity to show why they signed Barnes to a four-year, $94 million free agent contract last summer. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Theo Pinson 2016-17 season review

Theo Pinson was an integral part of UNC's 2017 National Championship team Without him, the Tar Heels would not have made it nearly as far. So let’s look at the ups and downs of Pinson’s season. Pinson has been described as a swiss army knife. Whatever the team needs he brings. Along with Justin Jackson, he formed a stellar defensive wing duo. (Keeping It Heel)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Basketball Awards, Spring Football, UNC Baseball

This week's Carolina Insider podcast includes a breakdown of the Carolina Basketball season-ending awards ceremony, held earlier this week at the Carolina Inn. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas discuss the awards, the season and more in a basketball wrapup. Angell and Lucas also touch on spring football and the highly-ranked Tar Heel baseball team. (GoHeels.com)

Season in review: ACC

Best coach: Roy Williams, North Carolina - Williams gets the nod after steering the Tar Heels to their sixth national title. UNC hardly lost a step in 2016-17 despite losing Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson, relying largely on junior and senior veterans in Justin Jackson, Joel Berry, Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks to get back to the national title game and finish the job . (Sports Illustrated)

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. TBD
Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

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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