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Lucas: A Bad Reputation

It’s hard not to love the way this team competes, and the way they seem to thrive on dismantling an opponent. They seem a little angry, don’t they? That attitude has enabled UNC to already punch a handful of opponents in the mouth. Do that many more times, and it starts to turn into the kind of reputation that makes everyone left on the schedule very wary. (GoHeels.com)

Video: President Obama Presents Michael Jordan With Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama honors former Tar Heel and NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan With the Medal of Freedom award, the nation's highest civilian honor, at a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday. View Video...

Roy Williams Post-Oklahoma State Quotes & Video

Roy Williams: "We feel really good. That's the best way to put it. That's encouraging to me to see how we can do when we really focus and play at that same energy level. But I will say it again. Oklahoma State was so good, we felt like we had to play extremely hard and extremely intelligent and really well to have a chance. And we for the most part did that all night." (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Maul Oklahoma State, Earn Spot in Maui Championship

In perhaps its most impressive performance this season, UNC toyed with Oklahoma State Tuesday on the way to a 107-75 blowout victory—earning a berth in the Maui Invitational Championship Game. At the rate the Tar Heels have put up points during their 6-0 start, fans in the Dean Dome may have visions of a winter filled with Bojangles biscuits. (Chapelboro.com)

Cowboys handed first loss in blowout fashion, 107-75 to North Carolina

Oklahoma State entered Tuesday’s game with North Carolina ranked 76th in defensive efficiency. Against one of the best teams in the country, those issues were exposed. The No. 4 Tar Heels dominated the offensive boards, wowed with their ball movement and forced Oklahoma State to settle for jump shots en route to a 107-75 win in the Maui Invitational. (Tulsa World)

Video: UNC Pulls Away From Oklahoma St 107-75 - Highlights

Joel Berry led the way with a career high 24 points as North Carolina pulled away from Oklahoma St in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational on Tuesday, blowing out the Cowboys 107-75. View Video...

Tar Heels Down Oklahoma State, 107-75

Joel Berry II and Justin Jackson led a balanced attack as North Carolina beat Oklahoma State, 107-75, on Tuesday in the Lahaina Civic Center to advance to the championship game of the Maui Invitational. Berry finished with 24 points on 7 of 10 shooting, including 4 of 6 three-pointers. Jackson had 22 points, also adding eight rebounds and six assists. (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Oklahoma State

Good win in a good environment in what felt like a second-round NCAA Tournament type game. Oklahoma State is a solid team from a reputable conference but turned out to be too one-dimensional to keep pace with the Tar Heels. Roy Williams saw six of his players finish in double figures. Joel Berry set a career high with 24 points. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: North Carolina 107, Oklahoma State 75

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 107-75 win over Oklahoma State in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational on Tuesday. (View Box Score)

Dirk Nowitzki: Harrison Barnes Has ‘Looked Like a Franchise Player’

Harrison Barnes is putting up impressive numbers for Dallas—22.9 points (on 49.2 percent shooting) and 5.5 rebounds—and Dirk Nowitzki says the free agent signee has resembled a franchise player early on in the season. (SLAM Online)

25 NBA Scouts Credentialed for Maui Invitational

Some 25 NBA personnel are credentialed for the Maui Invitational, which featured Georgetown-Wisconsin in one semifinal on Tuesday night and North Carolina-Oklahoma State in the second game. Among the players in the event projected on the 2017 DraftExpress.com Mock Draft are No. 55 Justin Jackson (North Carolina) and No. 56 Isaiah Hicks (North Carolina). (Zag's Blog)

Obama tells Michael Jordan he’s ‘more than just an Internet meme,’ then makes MJ tear up

President Barack Obama did not hold back the humor while doling out his last set of Presidential Medals of Freedom on Tuesday, especially when it came to Michael Jordan. At one point taking aim at Jordan’s acting chops by referring to the basketball great as “the guy from ‘Space Jam,’ ” Obama also earned laughs by referencing this year’s most viral Jordan-related joke — his famous meme. (Washington Post)

Michael Jordan honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

In his last Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony Tuesday, President Obama feted one of the most high-profile groups in his eight years in the Oval Office The president smiled especially wide when honoring Michael Jordan: "There is a reason you call someone 'the Michael Jordan' of something. They know what you’re talking about because Michael Jordan is the Michael Jordan of greatness." (USA Today)

Tony Bradley off to an excellent start

UNC needed Tony Bradley to be an important player in year one. While the Tar Heels have two strong and experienced senior starters in Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks, there is not much proven talent behind the duo. Enter the 6-10, soft-spoken Florida native. Tony Bradley has scored double figures in every game and been a steady force early in his career. (Carolina Blue)

UNC coasts to 5-0 start, ranked No. 7 in CBS Sports' Top 25 (and 1)

It seems like UNC has a frontcourt player make a significant breakthrough each year. This season, it's Isaiah Hicks. The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 1.2 points as a freshman, 6.6 as a sophomore and 8.9 as a junior. But he's now averaging 15 points and 5 rebounds as a senior after getting 22 points and six rebounds in Monday's 104-61 victory over Chaminade. (CBS Sports)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 104
Western Carolina: 61
Wed, Dec 6 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Tennessee
Sun, Dec 17, 3:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Wofford
Wed, Dec 20, 9:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Ohio State
Sat, Dec 23, 1:30 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
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Smith (Columbia) 25 pts; Bowman (Boston College) 13 pts;
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ACC Basketball Standings
Boston College1-09-3
(19) Florida State0-09-0
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
(6) Miami0-08-0
Virginia Tech0-08-1
(18) Notre Dame0-08-2
NC State0-08-2
(16) Virginia0-07-1
Wake Forest0-06-4
Georgia Tech0-04-4
(4) Duke0-111-1

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