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Roy Williams on replacing UNC's "two best players"

Roy Williams knows that UNC will miss Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson. Paige was UNC's best defender and leader. He was also a consistent force on offense. It also will not be easy to to replace what Johnson did inside for UNC. "Those are two big questions for us right now," Williams said when asked about replacing Paige and Johnson. (Carolina Blue)

CBS Sports' 1-351 college basketball rankings

6. North Carolina: The reigning national runner-up will be in the mix for another Final Four. Kennedy Meeks, Joel Berry, Theo Pinson, Justin Jackson and Isaiah Hicks make up a terrific starting five, and Nate Britt's a terrific sixth man. UNC should get nice production in spots from five-star frosh Tony Bradley as well. (CBS Sports)

Time Change For UNC-Chattanooga Basketball Game

The UNC home men’s basketball game vs. Chattanooga on Sunday, November 13th, will tip off at 4 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. as was previously announced. ESPN2 will televise the game. It was initially listed as an ESPNU broadcast. Please note that season tickets will list the game as starting at 6 p.m. Single-game tickets will list the actual starting time as 4 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Vince Carter says he could compete in 2017 NBA Dunk Contest

He's not ruling it out. There are more wild dreams out there than the possibility of 39-year-old Vince Carter coming back to compete in the 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Asked if it would be possible for him to win the contest in 2017, the Memphis Grizzlies vet told WeDontBluff.net he thinks he could give young dunkers like Zach LaVine a run for their money. (FOX Sports)

Rasheed Wallace: The Truth About Flint

You probably think that the problems of Flint are in the past. Well, I’ve been visiting Flint for the past year, so let me tell you the truth. Some of the folks in Flint can’t take showers because their water is still poisoned with lead. They have to boil water, pour it into the sink and then wash in it. Yeah, a grown-a** man has to take a bird bath. That **** ain’t right. (The Players' Tribune)

Memphis Grizzlies 2016-2017 Player Previews: Vince Carter

Vince Carter looked so done as the calendar rolled over to 2016 that the Bleacher Report wrote a depressingly on-the-nose article bemoaning the end of his career (called "The Lion In Winter") way back in February. (Grizzly Bear Blues)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Miami Win, Late Night With Roy

The latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast features a recap and full analysis of the football team's big road win at Miami, a look back at the highlights of Late NIght With Roy and some previewing of the 2016-17 basketball season. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas have made Carolina Insider a must-listen for Tar Heel podcast fans everywhere. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Guard Kenny Williams Building Confidence

In limited minutes last season, Kenny Williams shot 1-for-13 from three-point range and found most of his playing time for his defensive fortitude, which included key minutes in the ACC Tournament. For the sophomore, shooting is both a mental and skill-based game, but defense is a decision. He found that out in his first season in Chapel Hill. (Inside Carolina)

Ty Lawson practices with Kings on Monday after 'personal issue'

When the doors opened to the Kings practice facility Monday, point guard Ty Lawson was on the floor with his teammates. It’s been a rocky 72 hours for the 28-year-old after he missed a team flight, but he’s survived for the moment and will remain part of the Kings roster. “Ty had a personal issue and that stuff is non-basketball related,” coach Dave Joerger said. (CSN Bay Area)

Joel Berry named to Bob Cousy watch list

UNC's Joel Berry was named to the Bob Cousy Award Watch List on Monday. The Bob Cousy award is presented by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the top men's collegiate point guard. Joining Berry on the list is Duke's Frank Jackson, Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox, Maryland's Melo Trimble, Virginia's London Perrantes, among others. (Carolina Blue)

Q&A With Justin Jackson & Isaiah Hicks

Isaiah Hicks on how to emulate Brice Johnson’s senior year improvement: “[I want] his mindset. Every time he went out there, Brice looked at every rebound like it was his, every time he touched the ball he was going to score. That’s the biggest thing that changed Brice. Not working hard off the court, he was just mentally into it.” (GoHeels.com)

Video: 39-Year-Old Vince Carter Throws Down Windmill Dunk

Vince Carter will turn 40 years old in January, and he still has more bounce than half the League. They don’t call him Half Amazing for nothing. Carter says he wants to play two more seasons in the NBA. Why not? (SLAM Online)

Ty Lawson to meet with Kings officials after missing flight

Sacramento Kings guard Ty Lawson will have to meet with team officials to explain himself after missing the Kings' recent flight to Kentucky for an exhibition game. Sources told ESPN.com that Lawson was late to a Kings shootaround in Las Vegas earlier this week, then missed the team's trip east before Saturday's Sacramento/Washington preseason game. (ESPN.com)

UNC Has Its Own Air Jordan 31

It's not often that a new Air Jordan silhouette comes out without the UNC Tar Heels getting their own player exclusive version of the shoe. That holds true for the Air Jordan 31, the latest model in the line. The official Instagram account of UNC's basketball program shared the first photo of the shoes on Friday morning. (Sole Collector)

Alexander Julian remembers redesigning UNC's basketball uniforms

As a famous clothing designer, a Chapel Hill native, the son of clothing store owners and a UNC alumnus, it’s not hard to see why Alexander Julian has been chosen time and time again to uphold the authentic color and style of UNC clothing. At the Kemp Plummer Battle lecture Thursday, Julian said he was the one who chose the official Carolina blue for athletic uniforms. (Daily Tar Heel)

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, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 4:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

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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