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SMU's Larry Brown, 75, plans on coaching as long as he is 'making a difference'

SMU head coach Larry Brown is as energetic as ever. Brown, however, is getting up there in age. The 75-year-old is one of the oldest coaches in college basketball. Still, Brown has continued to deflect questions about potential retirement. (Dallas Morning News)

Justin Jackson Invited to NBA Combine

The NBA Draft Combine runs May 11-15 in Chicago and invitations have begun to go out. UNC's Justin Jackson is among those invited. Here is a list of all invitees to date. The NBA announced Monday that 162 players have filed as early entry candidates for the 2016 NBA Draft. Less than half of that total number are expected to be invited to Chicago. (Zag's Blog)

Danny Green Improving His Outside Shooting

Danny Green is starting to get his groove back, just as the San Antonio Spurs are approaching a series that requires more of his assistance from the perimeter. Green fought through a tumultuous season shooting the ball, and remained a key member of the Spurs’ rotation mainly for his stalwart defensive play. (Air Alamo)

2016 NBA Draft: Brice Johnson's senior season improved his stock

Brice Johnson was one of the faces of college basketball this season. From dominant 30-point, 20-rebound outings to making first team All-America to leading UNC to the national championship game, Johnson was not only possibly the most improved player in college basketball this season, but he simply might have been the best big man in the sport. (CBS Sports)

Brice Johnson NBA Draft Scouting Report and Video Breakdown

An emotional player who came into his own as a senior, there's a lot to like about Brice Johnson as an NBA prospect. He still has some things to iron out and has some upside, which is saying something given that he was one of the most impactful players in college basketball last season. Johnson figures to hear his name called in the first round come draft day (Draft Express)

Vince Carter says he’s not planning to retire

Half Man, Half Bionic? Eight-time All-Star Vince Carter may pushing 39 years of age, but apparently that’s not stopping him from giving this whole basketball thing at least one more go-around. After the Grizzlies’ season-ending Game 4 defeat to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, Carter quickly shut down speculation that this might be his last game in the NBA. (Larry Brown Sports)

Scholar-Athlete Luncheon Recognizes Academic Excellence

The day’s highest honor went to the Top 10 Scholar-Athletes, the five senior men and women who rank the highest in the most impressive collegiate statistic: grade point average. Each invited a faculty member and introduced him or her during brief remarks. In addition to speaking about each honored faculty member, the students looked back on their time at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

Marvin Williams is ‘quarterback’ of Charlotte Hornets’ defense

On Wednesday, Williams regained his shooting form, making seven of 10 shots for a game-high 17 points in the 90-88 road victory over the Heat. The Hornets are a victory away from advancing to the second round. And Williams, regardless of how he has shot in this series, has been a huge part of the success. This is how Batum put it: “Probably the coach loves no one more than Marvin.” (Charlotte Observer)

Marvin Williams Steps Up in Hornets Game 5 Win Versus Heat

Despite going 0-of-5 from the field in the Hornets’ Game 4 win in Charlotte on Monday night, head coach Steve Clifford was still remarkably impressed with the efforts of veteran Marvin Williams, particularly from a defensive and leadership standpoint. (Charlotte Hornets)

Derrick Phelps Added to San Francisco Basketball Staff

Derrick Phelps, the starting point guard on North Carolina's 1993 national championship team, has been named USF's associate head men's basketball coach. In his new role, Phelps will take a lead role in scouting, international recruiting and will work closely with USF's backcourt players. "I feel very fortunate to be able to add Derrick to our coaching staff," said head coach Kyle Smith. (San Francisco Dons)

Video: Carolina Basketball - Official 2015-16 Season Highlights

From Annapolis to Houston, relive all the moments that will make you laugh, cry and smile during the unforgettable 2015-16 UNC men's basketball season. View Video...

Wayne Ellington wins PBWA’s 2015-16 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award

Guard Wayne Ellington of the Brooklyn Nets has won the 2015-16 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award as selected by the Professional Basketball Writers Association. The honor, named after the NBA’s second commissioner, is presented annually by the PBWA to the player, coach or athletic trainer who shows outstanding service and dedication to the community. (Professional Basketball Writers Association)

Video and Images: Marcus Paige on Barnstorming tour

As it turned out that would not be Paige's last chance to play in front of his home state crowd. The ACC Barnstorming tour which features top senior talent from the league made the trip to Paige's hometown of Marion, Iowa. (Carolina Blue)

Johnson, Paige Claim Top Honors At UNC Awards Ceremony

Senior forward Brice Johnson won the Dean Smith Most Valuable Player Award and senior guard Marcus Paige became the first Tar Heel men’s basketball player to earn defensive player-of-the-year honors four times as the University of North Carolina celebrated its Final Four season at the end-of-year awards ceremony Tuesday evening at the Carolina Inn. (GoHeels.com)

National perspective on UNC amended allegations focused on basketball

UNC released the NCAA's amended notice of allegations on Monday, jump-starting a case that has been stalled in procedural limbo since August. Given how consistent the NCAA is in their inconsistency, this only makes it more difficult to predict possible punishment based on precedent. Regardless, national pundits did their best to interpret the release of amended allegations. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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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