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UNC's 5 Most Painful Hoops Losses Ever

2 – March 28, 1998, Utah 65, UNC 59: Well, these Tar Heels were the best team in the nation and should have won the national title. Utah was very good, but Carolina simply did not play well that day. And had the Heels advanced to the title game they would have faced a Kentucky team that wasn’t nearly as talented. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Stay or Go? North Carolina sophomore Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson has been talked about as an NBA prospect since before he arrived in Chapel Hill, and the fact that he earned an invitation to the NBA draft combine this month suggests teams are still intrigued by his potential. Jackson isn’t a complete NBA wing without a three-point shot and the ability to drive and draw fouls. He should return to school for his junior season. (Sports Illustrated)

Mychal Thompson Believes Harrison Barnes Could Be ‘Featured Scorer’ On Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers will be looking to make big improvements this off-season. Between the draft, trades, and free agency the team has a number of avenues to make improvements and one player who could be a potential target is Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes. (Lakers Nation)

The Impact Of Kennedy Meeks' Return To North Carolina

UNC forward Kennedy Meeks has announced he will forego the 2016 NBA Draft and return to Chapel Hill for his senior year. Meeks started 28 games for the Tar Heels this past season and shot 54 percent from the floor while averaging 9 points and 6 rebounds per game. Opting for another year in college was a wise decision for Meeks and a lucky draw for Roy Williams. (Campus Insiders)

Video: All 299 of Marcus Paige's Career Record 3-pointers

Marcus Paige finished his North Carolina basketball career as the all-time three-point leader with 299. Watch every single one of them here. View Video...

Lucas: Looking Ahead

It’s been a month, and for the first time it feels OK to say there will be basketball next season in Chapel Hill. Hold on: there’s going to be good basketball in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels have a challenging schedule that includes the Maui Invitational and a date with Kentucky in Las Vegas. Now, finally, it feels OK to look forward to it. The 2017 Final Four is in Phoenix. Let's dream a little. (GoHeels.com)

Kennedy Meeks To Return For Senior Season

UNC junior forward Kennedy Meeks will withdraw from the 2016 NBA Draft process and return to UNC for his senior season in 2016-17. “I’m thankful I had the chance to explore my draft options, but I’m excited about the opportunity to rejoin my teammates and work toward having another outstanding season at UNC,” says Meeks. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Ellington Chose Action Over Grief

UNC’s Wayne Ellington has turned sorrow into meaningful action. Ellington, the Most Outstanding Player at the 2009 Final Four, has had to live with more than the normal ups and downs of a pro athlete. In 2014, his father was shot to death while sitting in his car in Philadelphia. Ellington channeled his grief into several anti-gun violence programs. (Chapelboro.com)

Is Brice Johnson being undervalued by NBA Draft experts?

After a one of the more productive senior seasons in recent UNC basketball history you would think 6-10, 230-pound forward Brice Johnson would be a hot commodity for NBA teams. While Johnson will most certainly be drafted, his stock is not as high as many think it should be. (Carolina Blue)

Scottie Pippen surprises Michael Jordan at luxury suite during Game 7

Michael Jordan was visited by a familiar face during Game 7 between the Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat - his old Chicago Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen. Pippen appeared to surprise Jordan during Game 7, while the Hornets owner was watching the game from a luxury suite in Miami. The two seemed quite happy to see each other though, dapping it up and sharing a laugh. (CBS Sports)

UNC an anomaly in college basketball's transfer climate

Roughly two players per Division I team are transferring each year. Since Roy Williams returned to his alma mater before the 2003-04 season, the Tar Heels' only transfers are California natives Alex Stepheson, David Wear, Travis Wear and Larry Drew. Add in four transfers at Kansas, and Williams has had just eight in 28 seasons as a head coach. (Fayetteville Observer)

George Karl reflective after firing by Kings

In a contemporary, unpretentious home on a winding, leafy street in Arden Park, George Karl sat on his couch, hands massaging his surgically replaced right knee, ready to talk. For the first time in several months, he resembled the old George Karl, uncensored and insightful, and surprisingly upbeat, all things considered. (Sacramento Bee)

Trail Blazers' Ed Davis: “I don’t care about fame. I just want to do my job.”

Ed Davis’ reputation for rugged play under the backboards has earned him the nickname “Phys Ed” with the NBA Portland Trail Blazers. The 240-pound southpaw has developed into an elite rebounder —and short-range scorer — coming off the bench. (Richmond Free Press)

Danny Green shakes out of shooting slump, plays big for Spurs in Game 1

Green can sometimes get caught in Spurs coach Gregg Popovich's dog house, getting benched after turning the ball over, missing plays on offense or not finding his stroke from long range. But in Game 1, Green truly shined and helped put the game away early, scoring 13 of his 18 points in the first half. (CBS Sports)

Audio: Harrison Barnes interview

Halfway through this very good show, as I promised to him, I turned this show over to special co-host and also Warriors forward Harrison Barnes, who started asking me questions. Very good questions. The resulting conversation was as good - and suprising - as we've had in this particular podcast. (San Jose Mercury News)

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
TeamACCOverall
(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
Clemson10-817-14
Pittsburgh9-921-12
Syracuse9-923-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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