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UNC Basketball: Dean Dome opens on this date in 1986

Can you believe that the Dean E. Smith Center officially opened its doors on this date 31 years ago? Yep, the Dean Dome hosted its first UNC basketball game on Jan. 18 1986 and it was a good one. The No. 1 ranked Tar Heels hosted their rivals down the road as the No. 3 Duke Blue Devils helped usher in a stadium that has seen some historic moments. (Keeping It Heel)

Joel Berry in-depth on Coach Williams' impact and reputation

Roy Williams notched his 800th career win on Monday night. He is the ninth Division I college basketball coach to reach the number, the fastest in terms of seasons (29) and the second fastest in terms of games (1,1012). After the game UNC junior point guard talked in depth about his head coach, what 800 wins means, how Roy has impact him, and Coach Williams' reputation. (Carolina Blue)

After 800th win, Roy Williams remembers his start, and Buddy Baldwin

Roy Williams had answered questions about Isaiah Hicks and Justin Jackson, had talked about how North Carolina tried to counter Syracuse’s zone defense and had tried to describe the moment – winning his 800th game as a head coach. Now he looked past the cameras toward the man in the back of the room. (Charlotte Observer)

North Carolina Players Lose Their Minds Over Roy Williams' Commemorative Jordans

The highlight of the celebration though was the reaction of Williams and his players to the commemorative pair of Air Jordans signed by the former Tar Heel legend. Williams seemed excited enough by the shoes, but his players were impressed to such a level that one of them LITERALLY FELL DOWN after the reveal. (Hero Sports)

What to Do About UNC's Starting 5

For the first 31 minutes against Syracuse, it was a mix of Theo Pinson at the 3 to relieve Justin Jackson, or as a small-ball 4 alongside him. But, over the last nine minutes, Pinson logged six minutes at the 2. Let’s break down how that lineup did against Syracuse, then consider the pros and cons of Kenny Williams versus Pinson as the starting 2. (The Secondary Break)

Video: Asher Lucas Makes 3 Straight Half-Court Shots at Halftime of UNC Game

Asher Lucas, son of author and GoHeels.com columnist Adam Lucas, drains three straight half court shots at halftime of North Carolina's basketball game vs NC State on 1-8-17. View Video...

Roy Williams Live: Tony Bradley Set to Return

Tony Bradley is on track to return from a concussion that sidelined him for two games when North Carolina visits Boston College on Saturday, Roy Williams said on his radio show Tuesday night. “Unless something’s happened that I don’t know about, Tony will be able to practice tomorrow, and if he goes through practice all right, he’ll play this weekend.” (Inside Carolina)

For Harrison Barnes, All Roads Lead To Ames

When Harrison Barnes takes the floor of his old gym now, he does so with Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle in tow. The streets Barnes has long known well became the route for a parade held in his honor. Friends who cheered him on the court instead gathered to watch him receive the key to the city. Progressing from high-school phenom to max-contract professional has a way of inverting dynamics. (Sports Illustrated)

Roy Williams gets custom sneakers signed by Michael Jordan for his 800th win

North Carolina coach Roy Williams became the fifth active coach to reach 800 career wins on Monday after dominating Syracuse in the Dean Dome. Williams became the second-fastest coach to reach the 800-win mark behind Adolph Rupp. After the landmark win, the Hall of Fame coach was honored in a ceremony on the floor in front of the home fans. (CBS Sports)

Justin Jackson has become UNC's go-to scorer

Justin Jackson scored 22 points on 9 of 17 shooting, as UNC handed No. 9 Florida State its first defeat in 13 games. He added 19 points and 10 rebounds to put away Syracuse on Monday. Jackson currently averages 18 points a game, and has hit double-digits in every game but two. He’s taking 8.1 3 point attempts per 40 minutes, double his rate from last year,. (FanSided)

It’s time to remember how awesome Danny Green is

Danny Green fascinates me. Whenever he rises up for a Tar Heel Triple, I invariably shout at the television “C’mon Dannygreen!” (Yes, in those moments “Dannygreen” becomes a single word.) Thankfully, after his shooting woes last year, my encouragements are much more successful this year. I root for him because of how hard he worked to get here. (Pounding the Rock)

Tyler Zeller nears return after dealing with illness

Like several members of the Boston Celtics, Tyler Zeller came down with an illness during a December full of road games. Unlike his teammates, though, Zeller's sickness lingered for several weeks and there was difficulty pinpointing exactly what was wrong as he dealt with dizziness. "It was a very weird time,'' said the Celtics backup center. (Patriot Ledger)

Reggie Bullock shows character by playing with heavy heart

Reggie Bullock is playing with a heavy heart – a fact his coach is well aware. After being away from the team early last week to attend the trial of the man accused of killing his sibling, and missing weeks because of a knee injury, Bullock returned to the court Friday at Utah. “I think it speaks highly of him and his character and his ability to focus,” Van Gundy said. (Detroit Free Press)

UNC JV basketball team mimics fast play of varsity counterparts

The UNC junior varsity basketball team faced off against Wake Tech Military Community College in its second game of the 2017 season. During UNC's 91-77 win, the Dean Dome's emptiness would be filled with head coach Hubert Davis’ screams: “Take a charge!” and “Get on the floor!” It’s clear how Davis likes his junior varsity team to play — hard and fast. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Roy's 800th Win

It was a big weekend for the Tar Heels, as Carolina beat ninth-ranked Florida State on Saturday and earned Roy Williams' 800th career win as a head coach on Monday night against Syracuse. Join Jones Angell and Adam Lucas on the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast as they break down the games and the celebration. (GoHeels.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 85
Syracuse: 68
Mon, Jan 16 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Boston College
Sat, Jan 21, 12:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26, 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Jan 28, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Clemson54
at #12 Louisville81
4:35 IN 2ND
Grantham (Clemson) 11 pts; Mitchell (Louisville) 18 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(9) North Carolina5-117-3
(10) Florida State5-117-2
(15) Notre Dame5-116-3
(16) Virginia4-214-3
(12) Louisville3-215-3
Virginia Tech3-314-4
Georgia Tech3-311-7
Syracuse3-311-8
(18) Duke2-314-4
Miami2-311-5
NC State2-413-6
Wake Forest2-411-7
Boston College2-49-10
Clemson1-411-6
Pittsburgh1-512-7

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