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Tar Heels Release 2016-17 Men's Basketball Roster

Summer school is over in Chapel Hill, and as the men’s basketball team has headed home for a few weeks to rest up for the fall semester, the Tar Heels have released their official 2016-17 roster. UNC returns three starters this season in senior forward Kennedy Meeks (6-10, 260), junior forward Justin Jackson (6-8, 200) and junior point guard Joel Berry II (6-0, 195). (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball Summer Checklist: Luke Maye

The next installment in the Tar Heel Summer Checklist series leads us to Luke Maye, a rising sophomore forward from Huntersville, North Carolina. The son of former Tar Heel quarterback Mark Maye, Luke originally came to North Carolina as a recruited walk-on, but earned a scholarship last year. (Tar Heel Blog)

U.S. Men's Basketball Pulls Away From Australia, 98-88

It took the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team (3-0) nearly all four quarters to pull away from previously unbeaten Australia (2-1) on Wednesday night at Carioca arena in Rio de Janeiro. The USA recorded a 98-88 win but led by just five points, 85-80, with 3:57 remaining in the game. Tar Heel Harrison Barnes did not see action in the contest. (GoHeels.com)

Quentin Thomas tosses shade at former UNC teammate

The Carolina basketball family is a tight knit group of players bound together by a university and a shared experience. When head coach Roy Williams arrived in 2003 he continued the legacy and tradition laid down by Dean Smith and Bill Guthridge. So, when one player comes at UNC and Roy Williams, bashing the school with his only his self-interests in mind, the family takes notice. (Carolina Blue)

My Carolina Experience: Phil Ford

Phil Ford: "Who you play for and how you feel about where you play is more important than the exposure you get. I was very blessed to have great relationships with every coach that I played for. Probably the greatest relationship that I had was that of my relationship with Coach Smith who became like a second father to me." (GoHeels.com)

Deon Thompson gets married, members of UNC basketball family reunite

Former Tar Heel forward and 2009 National Champion Deon Thompson got married this weekend in Winston Salem, N.C....The wedding party contained members of various generations and teams from the UNC family ---- Thompson played with Marcus Ginyard and Danny Green, but was never on the same team as Marvin Williams (Thompson's best man) and Sean May. (Carolina Blue)

Sam Perkins says Bobby Knight made Michael Jordan cry at 1984 Olympics

It looks like U.S. head coach Bobby Knight, known for his tantrums on the sideline, brought Michael Jordan to tears during the 1984 Olympics. Sam Perkins, a teammate of Jordan's on Team USA during the '84 Games, told SiriusXM's Above the Rim that Knight chewed out M.J. so badly after Team USA's quarterfinal win over Germany that His Airness cried. (FOX Sports)

Improved footwork could be key to breakout season for Harrison Barnes

Hoping to tap into Harrison Barnes’ full potential this season, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle plans to work on making adjustments to the 24-year-old budding star’s footwork in order for him to emerge as a top offensive option. The coach began working with Barnes on improving his footwork before the versatile forward left for the Rio Olympic Games with Team USA. (Dallas Mavericks)

Michael Jordan pledges $5 million to African-American museum

Michael Jordan has made another major donation, pledging $5 million to the Smithsonian's new African-American history museum on the National Mall. Officials at the National Museum of African American History and Culture announced the gift from the basketball great Monday. In recognition of the gift, the museum will name a section of its sports gallery after Jordan. (Associated Press)

U.S. Men's Basketball Tops Venezuela, 113-69

The 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team, which found itself tied with Venezuela at 18-18 after the first quarter, blew the game open with a 24-4 second-quarter run that propelled it to a 113-69 win on Monday evening at Carioca Arena in Rio de Janeiro. UNC product Harrison Barnes had four points and two rebounds in seven minutes off the bench. (GoHeels.com)

Wayne Ellington Hosts Inaugural Philadelphia Peace Games

For Miami Heat guard, and former UNC standout, Wayne Ellington, life was turned upside down on Nov. 9, 2014. His father, was shot to death in his car in the Ellingtons’ hometown of Philadelphia. In response, the younger Ellington has become an advocate for gun safety–even taking home the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. (Chapelboro.com)

ACC/Big Ten Challenge dates, times, networks announced

ESPN announced Monday the dates, times and channels of all games in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Duke’s showdown with Michigan State in Cameron Indoor Stadium will be on Nov. 29th — a Tuesday — in a 9:30 p.m. tip on ESPN. UNC’s Sweet 16 rematch with Indiana in Bloomington will be at 9:00 p.m. on ESPN the following night, Nov. 30th. (NBC Sports)

Lucas: These Scrimmages Were A Dream

Eric Montross, who had just finished his sophomore season at UNC, was selected along with seven other college players to the USA Developmental Team. The task was simple: travel to La Jolla, California, and scrimmage against the Dream Team in June of 1992 to prepare them for Olympic competition. In a 20-minute session, the collegians took a 62-54 victory. (GoHeels.com)

UNC’s Olympic Firsts

Athletes and coaches from UNC have participated in most summer Olympic games since 1936. UNC’s first Olympian was Harry Williamson, who ran the 800 meters at the 1936 summer Olympics in Berlin. The first UNC alumnus to win a gold medal was a basketball player. A former UNC star did not win an individual gold medal until the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. (UNC.edu)

USA Men's Basketball Opens With Blowout Win Over China

Taking on China, a team it twice had beaten in exhibition play in recent weeks, the U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team recorded an easy, 119-62 victory in its first game on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. Former UNC star Harrison Barnes pitched in eight points and four rebounds for the USA off the bench. Barnes hit 4 of 5 shot attempts and added an assist and a steal. (GoHeels.com)

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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