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How Kings rookie Justin Jackson broke from a slump and earned a career high in minutes

Perspective is an important part of how Kings rookie forward Justin Jackson has kept his confidence during his rookie season. Some nights, he doesn't get a lot of minutes. But Jackson doesn't fret. "I'm in a great profession, I've got a great job and God has blessed me with a lot of good things," Jackson said after the Kings' loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. (Sacramento Bee)

Mitch Kupchak’s UNC pedigree an asset as Hornets GM. His 1st act might be a hard one.

Mitch Kupchak will have one of the toughest management jobs in Charlotte. The Hornets are hamstrung by big contracts – except for their best player, Kemba Walker, who has by NBA standards a small contract. It expires at the end of next season. If I’m Kupchak, my first act as general manager is to sit down with Walker to understand what he thinks. (Charlotte Observer)

Podcast: Interview with C.B. McGrath

UNC-Wilmington head coach C.B. McGrath joins the podcast to talk about his first season as a head coach, system philosophies, and recruiting. In addition, Coach McGrath sheds some light on his playing career at Kansas, getting into coaching, and his memories from Chapel Hill as an assistant coach under Roy Williams. (Sean Mo Hoops)

What does it take to build an NCAA Tournament champion?

The Tar Heels' 2009 run was probably the most convincing of the last 10 years. Led by Tyler Hansbrough, the Tar Heels also featured two other former top 10 recruits in Wayne Ellington and Tywon Lawson. Ellington, Danny Green and Ed Davis are still in the NBA. UNC's 2017 team didn’t feature a true high school superstar, but Justin Jackson was pretty close. (Rivals.com)

Phil Ford to Serve as Keynote Speaker at ACC Postgraduate Luncheon

UNC and ACC basketball legend Phil Ford will be the keynote speaker at the annual ACC Postgraduate Luncheon presented by ESPN and hosted by the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club. The following UNC student-athletes will be honored as 2018 ACC Postgraduate Scholars: David October, (Soccer), Emily Godwin (Track & Field), Morgan Lane (Gymnastics). (The ACC)

Video: UNC beats Ilinois for Roy Williams' first NCAA title - April 4, 2005

Marvin Williams tips in the game-winner with 1:17 to play, Final Four MVP Sean May has a game-high 26 points and Raymond Felton makes key plays down the stretch as No. 2 North Carolina beats No. 1 Illinois, 75-70, to win UNC’s fourth NCAA title and the first for coach Roy Williams. Read More...

Inside The Numbers: Luke Maye's Positional Impact

Let's highlight trends from UNC's 2017-2018 basketball season and what they may portend for the coming season. For part one, we'll analyze Luke Maye's impact as a '4' versus a '5.' Maye played 57% of his 729 ACC minutes as a small-ball 5. The remaining 43% were logged at his more natural 4 spot. Here's how the Tar Heels performed during those minutes: (Inside Carolina)

Jerry Stackhouse listed among next generation of NBA head coaches

Jerry Stackhouse has quickly established himself as a strong NBA head-coaching candidate. Toronto tapped Stackhouse to coach its D-League affiliate in 2016. Stackhouse responded by coaching Raptors 905 to the D-League championship and was named Coach of the Year. Executives have been impressed by his defense-first mentality and his sideline aptitude. (Yahoo! Sports)

North Carolina finishes No. 14 in final Top 25 for 2017-18 season

The North Carolina Tar Heels are ending the 2017-18 season at No. 14 in the final USA Today Coaches Top 25, which was released Tuesday, one day after Villanova beat Michigan to win its second national championship in three years. In addition to their 26-11 overall record, the Tar Heels ended the ACC schedule 11-7. That earned them a four-way tie for third place in the conference. (DieHards.com)

Theo Pinson's Senior Stats Stand Alone

It's easy to argue that Theo Pinson became North Carolina's most important and even its best player over the last 15 games of the 2017-18 season. Always an expert passer and distributor, Pinson become a more productive rebounder when North Carolina committed to the smaller lineup. His scoring increased when UNC played him on the ball more. (Inside Carolina)

TBS flashes graphic recalling Chris Webber’s NCAA championship timeout flub for Michigan

Twenty-five years later, Chris Webber’s NCAA Tournament finals flub lives on. TBS made sure of it Monday evening, at least. Webber, of course, infamously called a timeout in the waning moments of Michigan’s 1993 national championship game against North Carolina. The problem? The Wolverines were out of timeouts, and Webber was issued a technical. (Land Of 10)

Chansky’s Notebook: Ode To The Jet

Thank goodness for Kenny “The Jet” Smith. Now that CBS splits NCAA tournament coverage with TBS, TNT and TruTV, a cast of thousands carries us from pre-game shows full of nonsense from Charles Barkley to talking heads like nincompoop know-it-all Seth Davis to actual games with eight teams of announcers. Here is a shout-out to Tar Heel Kenny Smith. (Chapelboro.com)

It’s time to retire Charlie Scott’s jersey

This isn’t just about him being in the Hall of Fame. As the first African-American to play on the varsity at UNC, Charlie Scott helped solidify Dean Smith’s status as coach of the Tar Heels and helped Carolina enter the modern age of college basketball. Charlie Scott was so important to UNC that he deserves to be given the ultimate honor: retirement in the Smith Center rafters. (Tar Heel Blog)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Spring Practice, Basketball Talk & More

Tuesday's episode of the Carolina Insider podcast features a discussion of spring football practice, basketball talk and a story about how a group of UNC students ended up in the middle of the Cameron Crazies. Join Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com for the latest news from Kenan Stadium and the Smith Center. (GoHeels.com)

Kennedy Meeks tweets reminder of 2017 national championship

Each of the last two seasons, it was North Carolina preparing to play in the NCAA men’s college basketball championship game, but the Tar Heels were unable to become the first team in a decade to make three straight trips to the Final Four. However, UNC forward Kennedy Meeks decided to take some time Monday to make it about his former team anyway. (DieHards.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Bahamas All Stars
Fri, Aug 17, 7:30 ET

UNC @ NPBA All Stars
Sun, Aug 19, 3:00 ET

UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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