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Redemption Excerpt: NCAA Preparation

Today's excerpt from the book "Redemption" details the aftermath of UNC basketball's loss to Duke in the ACC Tournament, and how the Tar Heels used it as fuel for the NCAA Tournament. "I was mad," Roy Williams said. "I didn't think we played as hard or as intelligently as Duke did, I think we were still feeling good about beating them in the Smith Center." (GoHeels.com)

Sports Illustrated ACC Basketball Preview & Predictions

5. North Carolina: The reigning champs are likely in line for a step back in 2017-18, but they still have the pieces to compete. UNC’s strength will clearly be in its backcourt and on the wing, where Final Four Most Outstanding Player Joel Berry II returns for what could be a monster senior season and three-point sharpshooter Cameron Johnson arrives from Pitt. (Sports Illustrated)

Video: Highlights from UNC's "Secret Scrimmage" with Memphis

North Carolina basketball played Memphis in a "secret" scrimmage on Friday night, coming away with a 70-64 win. Joel Berry finished with 14 points while Luke Maye scored 11 in a scrimmage that should more accurately be termed "closed" rather than "secret." UNC Basketball released this brief highlight video following the game. Read More...

UNC’s Luke Maye embracing bigger role

With Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Tony Bradley no longer anchoring UNC's post, Luke Maye is the lone returning big man for the Tar Heels this season. “I worked hard this offseason, really getting in the weight room,” Maye said. “I did my time, knowing that I have a bigger role this year for our team to be successful. I want to be remembered for my career, not just one moment.” (The Robesonian)

Cam Johnson named top transfer in college basketball

We are still weeks away from the start of the college basketball season which means award watch lists, preseason teams, top returners and more lists are being released. The latest one from CBS Sports highlights a newcomer to the Tar Heels. Graduate transfer Cameron Johnson was named the top transfer in college basketball by the website. (Keeping It Heel)

Top five UNC non-Duke basketball matchups in 2017-18

November 29: UNC vs. Michigan: Here’s another non-ACC game to circle on your basketball calendar as John Beilein leads his Wolverines into the Dean Dome. These two teams haven’t met since the 1993 national championship game. Yep, that one. We’ll be interested to hear many times the name “Chris Webber” comes up on the broadcast. (DieHards.com)

Jawad Williams, Joji Takeuchi a dynamic duo for Alvarka

When a team has a deep bench, a coach has a better set of options to choose from. For the Alvark Tokyo, it’s clear that new coach Luka Pavicevic has this luxury. And having two bona-fide stars in Joji Takeuchi and Jawad Williams at power forward is a good “problem” to have. The Alvark are benefiting from the veteran leadership and excellent fundamentals of both men. (Japan Times)

Tar Heels Edge Memphis In Basketball Scrimmage, 70-64

Joel Berry II scored a game-high 14 points and had four assists and four steals in 21 minutes to lead UNC to a 70-64 win over Memphis in a scrimmage Friday. Berry made 4 of 6 three-pointers for Carolina, which shot 7 of 20 from behind the arc. Luke Maye was the other Tar Heel to score in double figures with 11. Freshman Garrison Brooks grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

New York Knicks Sign Isaiah Hicks to Two-Way Contract

After spending training camp with the Charlotte Hornets, former North Carolina forward Isaiah Hicks agreed Thursday to a two-way contract with the New York Knicks. The deal will allow Hicks to play for the Knicks’ G-League affiliate Westchester Knicks–equivalent to baseball’s version of the minor leagues–with the ability to be called up to the main roster in New York. (Chapelboro.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Redemption, Virginia Tech Football Preview & More

Get a detailed look at Redemption, the new book about the Tar Heels' 2017 NCAA championship season, and preview Saturday's football game at Virginia Tech in Friday's edition of the Carolina Insider podcast. Jones Angell and Adam Lucas visit with UNC senior associate athletic director Steve Kirschner. Angell and Lucas also preview the football game, set for Saturday in Blacksburg, Va. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Basketball Museum Renovated

After ten years and 500,000 visitors, the Carolina Basketball Museum has received a major overhaul. "This is easily the largest renovation since the museum opened in January of 2008," said Steve Kirschner, who heads UNC's athletic communications department and is responsible for updating the museum's content and artifacts. Multimedia updates were priority No. 1. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Basketball: Andrew Platek 2017-18 season preview

Andrew Platek was the Tar Heels’ second commitment in a five-player class that’s headlined by five-star combo guard Jalek Felton. Platek’s role on this year’s team will be to practice hard, learn as much as possible and play well when called upon. His number isn’t going to get called early and often, but when it does, he’ll need to be ready to do what’s asked of him. (Keeping It Heel)

Workouts With Luke Maye Help Brandon Robinson

Luke Maye averaged just 5.4 minutes as a freshman during the 2015-16 season. But after seeing Maye help lead the Tar Heels to the 2017 NCAA championship, Brandon Robinson knew he could make a similar leap during his sophomore season. In hopes of doing so, he worked out with Maye this summer. "I always made it a point for us to get in the gym together," Robinson says. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: O-VER-RATED!

North Carolina and Duke are both overrated in the preseason poll. Duke is an overwhelming favorite as No. 1 and UNC is No. 9. Both positions must be where pundits think they will wind up five months from now, because the Blue Devils and Tar Heels have serious questions that can only be answered by playing the stiffest competition in January and February. (Chapelboro.com)

Memphis basketball excited to scrimmage North Carolina

Memphis men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith balked earlier this week when asked about the game his team will play against North Carolina on Friday. Schools aren’t supposed to publicize these “secret scrimmages,” according to NCAA rules. They are closed to the public, and Smith is as rule-abiding as they come. But his returning players proved to be more forthcoming. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 93
Bucknell: 81
Wed, Nov 15 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, 11:30 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Portland
Thu, Nov 23, 2:30 ET ESPN

UNC vs. Ark/Okla
Fri, Nov 24, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Texas Tech0
at Boston College0
Saturday 12:00 PM
Smith 12.5 ppg, 2.0 apg; Bowman 14.0 ppg, 5.3 apg;
Quinnipiac0
at Wake Forest0
Saturday 2:30 PM
Daniels 17.0 ppg, 1.0 apg; Woods 16.7 ppg, 1.0 apg;
Texas Southern0
at Syracuse0
Saturday 7:00 PM
Jefferson 21.0 ppg, 3.5 apg; Battle 23.0 ppg, 2.0 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(1) Duke0-04-0
Boston College0-04-0
Clemson0-04-0
NC State0-04-0
(11) Miami0-03-0
(13) Notre Dame0-03-0
Virginia0-03-0
(9) North Carolina0-02-0
(18) Louisville0-02-0
Florida State0-02-0
Syracuse0-02-0
Virginia Tech0-02-1
Pittsburgh0-01-2
Georgia Tech0-00-1
Wake Forest0-00-3


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