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How is Brandan Wright so efficient?

Brandan Wright gets easy buckets for a living. That's a heck of a lot harder to do in the NBA than it sounds. Wright does it as well as anyone, which is why he leads the league in field-goal percentage, hitting exactly three-quarters of his shots so far this season. Wright shot 67.7 percent from the floor last season and sits at 63.6 percent over his three-plus years with the Dallas Mavericks. (ESPN.com)

James Michael McAdoo doing well in NBA D-league

Former North Carolina star James Michael McAdoo has gotten off to a great start in the NBA Development League. McAdoo, who was cut by the Golden State Warriors after going undrafted last spring, signed with the Santa Cruz Warriors. In two games, he’s averaging 22 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks and 2.5 steals. (Virginian-Pilot)

Video: Toronto Raptors pay tribute to Vince Carter, brings him to tears

Wednesday night, Carter returned to the ACC -- this time in a Memphis Grizzlies' jersey -- and the team paid tribute to their former star with a video during introductions. At first, fans started to boo him once again until they realized the video was a proper rememberance of his time there. Everybody seemed to share a moment thanks to the video and Carter was moved to tears. (CBS Sports)

Toronto Raptors: How Vince Carter Inspired a Generation

Never mind just the Toronto Raptors. Vince Carter saved basketball in Canada. With all due respect to Steve Nash and what he has accomplished over his playing career, he was not the original face of Canadian basketball. The guy who really gave this sport a fighting chance in this country would be this man. (Tip of the Tower)

Video: Roy Williams - We're going to keep fighting

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams tells the Raleigh Sports Club, he plans to continue coaching another 6-10 years despite a 2-month stretch he calls the most difficult of his career. (WRAL Sports Fan)

TV Info For UNC-Davidson Game

UNC travels to Charlotte on Saturday for a 2 p.m. game against Davidson. Here's some information on how to find the game broadcast. The game will air on the Time Warner Cable Sports Channel. That's digital channel 323 in the Carolinas. What if I have DirecTV? You don't get Time Warner Cable Sports Channel. And yes, this is a different channel than Fox Sports Carolinas. (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: Kennedy Meeks Finds Bounce

In the first two games of his sophomore season, Kennedy Meeks has shown a willingness to receive the ball in the post and go straight up to the basket, and he’s shooting nearly 60 percent from the field—even with a couple missed layups against NC Central—because of it. It's pretty simple: it's easier to get 270 pounds into the air than it was to lift 300 pounds. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Rundown: November 19

ESPN bowl projections have Carolina in Tampa or Detroit. Or maybe the Cactus Bowl (yes, that is a real thing). There really is a 30 for 30 being made called "I Hate Christian Laettner". Complete highlights of Ty Lawson's 24/11 performance this week. John Henson had four points and four rebounds. Here's a GIF of an impressive dunk from Henson. (GoHeels.com)

Experience, Talent & Depth Trifecta Tantamount for Tar Heels

Through two games, the UNC men’s basketball team has been coasting. More challenging hurdles await, but for now, the Tar Heels are enjoying a squad equipped with experience and deep in talent. One of the freshmen with boundless potential is Justin Jackson. Jackson has been impressive so far, running the floor with ease and seemingly always putting himself in the right position to make plays. (Chapelboro.com)

Tar Heels In The NBA Update

One of the more drastic changes that new Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr made this season was putting forward Harrison Barnes in the starting lineup. So far the move has paid off for the Warriors, who are one of the hottest teams in the NBA so far with an 8-2 record. Barnes is averaging 11.8 points a game and 4.9 rebounds per game. (GoHeels.com)

Tyler Zeller has been on the mark for the Celtics

Tyler Zeller has the shot chart of a man who knows exactly where he makes his living on the basketball court. On the season, he’s only missed four of the 29 shots he’s taken. But that’s because he hasn’t taken a shot that he wasn’t supposed to. Only one of the 29 shots he’s taken have come from outside the paint. (Boston Globe)

Video: John Henson's post-up game examined

That nimbleness could allow Henson to become an intriguing pick-and-roll partner for his old North Carolina friend and teammate Kendall Marshall, though to date we've yet to see Marshall play with any regularity under Jason Kidd. Last season with the Lakers, Marshall piled up huge assist numbers in no small part due to his comfort working in different pick-and-roll sets alongside Chris Kaman or Pau Gasol. (Brew Hoop)

Roy Williams Radio Show Quotes

Roy Williams on opening weekend victories: “You like going in the locker room and winning, there’s no question there. The first night I didn’t think we played very well at all, but Levelle and the Central kids did a nice job. We didn’t move effectively, but then we had a quick practice on Saturday morning, and I didn’t show up to the practice - first practice I’ve missed in 27 years." (Inside Carolina)

Carolina Rundown: November 18

Big night for Ty Lawson, who had 24 points and 12 assists in a win. Tyler Zeller scored 19 points and had seven rebounds off the bench, and is continuing to impress Brad Stevens. Danny Green scored 11 points and had four assists. Brandan Wright had 10 points and three rebounds. Marvin Williams had eight points, while P.J. Hairston scored six. (GoHeels.com)

What We Learned from the Weekend

The Tar Heels opened the basketball season with two blowout wins against NC Central and Robert Morris. Each game was a dominant Tar Heel win. There were common trends in each game many positive, but a few negative. The upcoming game against Davidson and the Bahamas tournament should indicate whether these are worrying trends or early season rust. (Tar Heel Blog)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 76
Notre Dame: 80
Sat, Feb 6 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Boston College
Tue, Feb 9, 8:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Sun, Feb 14, 1:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Duke
Wed, Feb 17, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at Notre Dame80
at Pitt50
Boston College47
at Louisville79
at Wake Forest71
NC State80
at Duke88
at Virginia Tech60
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(2) North Carolina8-219-4
(19) Louisville8-219-4
(9) Virginia8-319-4
Notre Dame7-416-7
(17) Miami6-317-4
Florida State6-516-7
Virginia Tech5-613-11
Georgia Tech2-712-10
NC State2-912-12
Wake Forest1-1010-13
Boston College0-107-16

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