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Tar Heels will have to climb 'ladder of revenge' to win ACC tourney

The ACC tournament is a gauntlet for the Tar Heels, but it’s a fitting one – Carolina was beaten at least once in the regular season by all the teams seeded higher than them. The Tar Heels lost at Virginia, split with Duke, Clemson and NC State and lost last week to the Hurricanes. And so if Carolina is to win the title, they’ll likely have to do so by climbing a ladder of revenge. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Inside The Numbers: Luke Maye's Scoring Surge

Fresh off his recent First Team All-ACC and Third Team All-American accolades, it's undeniable that Luke Maye has had a truly breakout junior season. Not only has his scoring average more than tripled from 5.4 to 17.7, but also his per-40 scoring has spiked from 15.7 to 21.8. Let's dig a little deeper into the numbers to see what has fueled his scoring explosion. (Inside Carolina)

Kenny Smith on UNC, Joel Berry's Legacy

If Joel Berry can lead North Carolina to another Final Four, former Tar Heel point guard Kenny Smith believes Berry will go down as the most decorated college basketball player in UNC history. "Joel Berry has seen it all," Smith said. "He might be the greatest college basketball player at North Carolina if he gets this team to the Final Four --- going to three Final Fours." (Inside Carolina)

People across North Carolina loved Woody Durham. Here's how they're remembering him.

Longtime North Carolina Tar Heels radio play-by-play announcer Woody Durham died Tuesday evening in his Chapel Hill home. "It's ironic that Woody would pass away at the start of the postseason in college basketball because this was such a joyous time for him," UNC men's basketball coach Roy Williams said on Wednesday. (Durham Herald-Sun)

In sorrow, follow Woody's advice: Go where you go, and do what you do.

Go where you go, and do what you do. There's no better way to honor the spirit and memory of Woody Durham than to obey, at this moment of sorrow, his most cherished commandment of North Carolina fandom. He was, for four decades, the unifying voice of the Tar Heels, the Stanly County-tinged background sound to so many great moments in UNC history. (Charlotte Observer)

Lucas: A Tar Heel Voice

Long before Woody Durham was a Carolina icon, he was simply a Carolina fan. A younger version of Woody thrilled to the exploits of Choo Choo Justice and the 1957 national champion Tar Heel basketball team. The older version of Woody, the one known on a first-name basis around the state, never lost that sense of wonder, and that's why we bonded with him. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Woody Durham's Greatest Calls

As we learn of the sad news of legendary broadcaster Woody Durham's passing early Wednesday morning, March 7, 2018, re-live several of his more memorable moments on the microphone as Tar Heel memories were made. Read More...

Longtime UNC announcer Woody Durham dies at 76

Woody Durham, the beloved and iconic Hall of Fame voice of Carolina Basketball and Football for 40 years, died peacefully at home from complications from Primary Progressive Aphasia at 12:45 a.m. today. He was 76 years old. A 1963 graduate of UNC, Durham was the radio voice of the Tar Heels from 1971-2011, painting a vivid picture of Tar Heel legends for generations. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels rely on postseason formula

The good thing for North Carolina going into the postseason is that there shouldn’t be a shortage of know-how when it comes to the postseason. “We’ve got a lot of guys that know what it takes,” Kenny Williams said. North Carolina has played 17 postseason games across the last two years — nine games after the regular season in 2016 and eight more last year. (Burlington Times News)

Chapel Hill tops this college basketball list

The city of Chapel Hill, North Carolina knows good basketball. It’s home to the University of North Carolina which has won six national championships, with the latest one coming in 2017. To celebrate March Madness, Wallet Hub put together a study of the top cities for college basketball, releasing it on Tuesday morning. And that top city is Chapel Hill. (Keeping It Heel)

North Carolina vs. Syracuse Preview

In their last meeting, Syracuse’s zone defense didn’t have a response for UNC’s inside-out game early. Syracuse got back in the game late by extending its defense to a fullcourt press and speeding up the Tar Heels. How Syracuse adjusts to Theo Pinson’s exploits, as well as how UNC handles any potential pressing, will determine the outcome Wednesday. (Inside Carolina)

Gamecocks among suitors for UNC transfer Jalek Felton

Less than a week after freshman point guard Jalek Felton announced he’s withdrawing from North Carolina, schools are starting to reach out to the former Gray Collegiate standout. Dion Bethea, Felton’s high school coach at Gray, said South Carolina, Texas Tech, East Tennessee State, Illinois, Georgetown and Clemson are among those to reach out. (The State)

Over the last month, Theo Pinson has been UNC's best player

Theo Pinson has propelled UNC to a 6-2 record since Feb. 3. Over his past eight games, Pinson is averaging 12.4 points, seven rebounds, 1.3 steals and a team-high 6.3 assists on 52.9 percent shooting. With the clock ticking toward midnight in Pinson’s college career, the senior forward is playing the most confident basketball of his career at the most important time. (Daily Tar Heel)

Four ACC Tournament firsts from 1967

The 65th annual ACC men’s basketball tournament is being staged in Brooklyn, New York. The tournament will return to North Carolina next year in Charlotte. In 2020 the tournament will return to Greensboro for the 28th time, a series that began in 1967. Jack Hilliard looks back at the ’67 UNC season and an ACC Tournament which was one for the record books. (UNC.edu)

UNC, NC State learn their ACC Tournament opponents

Syracuse had all five starters in double figures Tuesday, beating Wake Forest, 73-64. The Orange jumped out to a big lead early and withstood all efforts by the Demon Deacons, who rallied but could not overcome the deficit. Syracuse advances to play No. 6 seed North Carolina at around 9 p.m. Wednesday. The Tar Heels won in Syracuse, 78-74, on Feb. 21. (ABC 11)

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ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-528-7
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-9
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
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Florida State9-921-11
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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