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64 reasons to be excited for the 2015-16 college hoops season (Nos. 16-1)

5. Carolina basketball This version of the Tar Heels looks to be Roy Williams’s most talented team in a long time. North Carolina only lost one starter—guard J.P. Tokoto—from last season’s starting lineup. A healthy Marcus Paige will be the focal point of the offense, and he’ll have plenty of help with wing Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks and Brice Johnson in the post. (Sports Illustrated)

If only for one night: Maryland at North Carolina an old-school clash

There are still players on both rosters who remember when the teams met twice per season. The argument could be made that the Terrapins are still more familiar with North Carolina than with their Big Ten opponents. When the Tar Heels welcome Maryland to the Dean E. Smith Center on Dec. 1 for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, it will mark the 180th meeting between the two schools. (ESPN.com)

Video: Harrison Barnes Gives Back

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes partnered with adidas, the Richmond Police Activities League, Warriors Youth Basketball and the Warriors Community Foundation to host his second annual community basketball clinic for underserved students in Richmond, California. (NBA.com)

Ed Davis talks free agency, playing with Kobe, and new role with Blazers

Ed Davis got the opportunity to shine last season with the Lakers, and he made the most of it. The big man averaged 7.6 rebounds per game and shot 60.1 percent from the field, numbers which were both career-highs. Davis was rewarded for his performance with a new contract worth $20 million over three years from the Portland Trail Blazers. (FOX Sports)

Sources: Warriors offer Harrison Barnes $64 million extension

The Golden State Warriors delivered forward Harrison Barnes an initial four-year, $64 million contract extension proposal, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The $16 million annual offer wasn’t accepted, but appears to be a starting point in talks that could last until the Oct. 31 deadline for rookie extensions. (Yahoo! Sports)

Wayne Ellington: Brooklyn Nets "a lovely spot" for me

Wayne Ellington has bounced around the NBA since being drafted in 2009. During that time, he's played for five teams -- Minnesota, Cleveland, Memphis, Dallas and last year, the Lakers. He was also the property of the Knicks for six weeks last summer. Now, after his best season in L.A., Ellington is in Brooklyn, reunited with Lionel Hollins, who he played for in Memphis three years ago. (NetsDaily)

Photos: Sunday Morning Fishing with John Henson

John Henson and the Milwaukee Bucks hit Gerber Lake bright and early Sunday morning to fish with kids from the Sheboygan Boys and Girls Club. (Milwaukee Bucks)

Sixers’ Kendall Marshall will not be ready to start season

Kendall Marshall, coming off a torn ACL from last January, is not going to be ready to start the season. It’s something Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer said in his chat this week. When Marshall comes back, he may battle for the starting job with Tony Wroten. Expect Isaiah Canaan also to be in the mix, while Pierre Jackson bounces between the Sixers and the D-League for a season. (NBC Sports)

10 Things to Know about Wayne Ellington

Wayne Ellington's first reactions on coming to Brooklyn: "I had a lot of conversations with my agent, weighing options out, but this was just the perfect spot for me, on the court obviously and off the court as well. I’m from the Philadelphia area so I’m from right down the street. This is a lovely spot for me and I’m very happy." (Brooklyn Nets)

Cliff Morris played with basketball greats

Dr. Cliff Morris peeled back the plastic on a hummus wrap from a local coffee shop, and recounted a multitude of life-shaping memories playing basketball as a North Carolina Tar Heel three decades ago under the direction of the late Dean Smith. Morris, who played at UNC from 1983-1985, now owns the Morris Cardiovascular and Risk Reduction Center in Chester, Virginia. (Hopewell News)

Rockets See Added Playmaking In Ty Lawson

Ty Lawson has yet to play one gamewith the Houston Rockets, but on paper Lawson seems to be the lost cog the Rockets have been looking for, ever since the Rockets added Dwight Howard to go with James Harden. The Rockets last season finished the season with James Harden has the team’s primary ball-handler, in the playoffs with guard Pat Beverley injured there was very few other options. (CBS Houston)

North Carolina leads list of the top states of college basketball

1. North Carolina Outlook: This was our unanimous No. 1 choice, and it's pretty easy to see why. The state has the reigning national champion in Duke, plus two other teams that featured in our top-15 programs over the next five years in North Carolina and North Carolina State. Wake Forest also seems to be on the upswing with Danny Manning in charge there. (CBS Sports)

How Harrison Barnes And His Warriors Teammates Pick The Brains Of Silicon Valley's Elite

Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes works as a consultant for Facebook, while NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala worked for Twice, which was recently acquired by eBay...."You'll see Larry Ellison, you'll see Jack Dorsey, you'll see Adam Bain," Barnes told For The Win, referring to the co-founder of Oracle and Twitter executives. (Tech Times)

Wayne Ellington speaking at Peace Day Philly event

Wayne Ellington will return to the scene of the crime with a dream that, one day, such crimes will cease. Ellington's father, Wayne Sr., was shot while sitting in his car on the night of Nov. 9. He was 57. Ellington is the featured speaker at Peace Day Philly's "March for Peace" on Monday. Ellington will wear a T-shirt with his father's name on the back. (Philadelphia Daily News)

Harrison Barnes Parts Ways With Agent

Harrison Barnes will go into contract negotiations with a new agent. Barnes and his agent, Jeff Wechsler has decided to part ways. Wechsler was Barnes’ only sports agent, as he chose Wechsler after his departure from North Carolina. There’s no information on who Barnes will sign with next, but changing of agents is a common business practice in the NBA. (Warriors World)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 83
Davidson: 74
Wed, Dec 7 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Tennessee
Sun, Dec 11, 5:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Kentucky
Sat, Dec 17, 5:45 ET CBS Tickets

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Wed, Dec 21, 8:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Notre Dame66
at Villanova74
FINAL
Duke94
at UNLV45
FINAL
Texas Southern71
at Louisville102
FINAL
Boston U77
at Syracuse99
FINAL
Penn State73
at Pitt81
FINAL
Mercer47
at Clemson90
FINAL
Tennessee St55
at NC State67
FINAL - OT
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(5) Duke0-010-1
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
(11) Louisville0-09-1
(23) Notre Dame0-09-1
Florida State0-09-1
(14) Virginia0-08-1
Pittsburgh0-08-2
Wake Forest0-08-2
Virginia Tech0-07-1
NC State0-07-2
Clemson0-06-2
Miami0-06-2
Syracuse0-06-3
Georgia Tech0-05-3
Boston College0-04-5

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