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Photos Wayne Ellington's Random Acts of Kindness

As part of the Brooklyn Nets 12 Days of Giving, Wayne Ellington surprised customers with gift cards and groceries at Key Food in Brooklyn. (Brooklyn Nets)

Marvelous Marvin Williams

With Williams on the floor, Charlotte is scoring 105.1 points per 100 possessions, according to NBA.com, and giving up only 99.3 points per 100. That offensive rating would rank as the No. 3 offense in the league. And when Williams dips and hits the bench, Charlotte scores 101.1 points per 100 — a difference of four points. This isn’t insignificant, man. (SportsChannel 8)

Reggie Bullock looking to carve his niche on Pistons roster

Reggie Bullock has been looking to find his opportunity on the Detroit Pistons roster. After averaging 10.7 points in six preseason games, being praised by coach Stan Van Gundy for his defensive prowess and having his fourth-year option picked up by the team in October, Bullock hasn’t been able to showcase his abilities consistently due to a lack of playing time. (Kinston Free Press)

UNC's Point Guard Revival

Marcus Paige has long been viewed as North Carolina’s best option at point guard. So far this season, however, the senior has played primarily at the off-guard spot due to the improved play of point guards Joel Berry and Nate Britt running the offense. “They got a lot of confidence when I was out,” Paige said after Sunday’s win over Davidson. “I’m more off the ball this year." (Inside Carolina)

John Henson erased the Blazers’ game-winning attempt to clinch a Bucks win

t was a crazy final 14 seconds on Monday for the Bucks as they beat the Trail Blazers with two great plays down the stretch. First, the Bucks won a jump ball, which led to a Greg Monroe basket to to go up by one. Then, John Henson sealed the win with a fantastic block on Meyers Leonard. (SB Nation)

76ers' Kendall Marshall set to debut Friday

Kendall Marshall will make his season debut Friday against the Detroit Pistons. Marshall had been rehabbing with the Delaware 87ers of the D-League, but he was recalled over the weekend, which foreshadowed his return to an NBA court. The former North Carolina standout tore his ACL nearly 11 months ago while playing for the Bucks. (CBS Sports)

The Many Faces of Joel James

North Carolina senior center Joel James is never going to be the go-to guy for Carolina. But, his value to the UNC basketball team can be seen off and on the court. He is a great teammate and a leader. He hustles, defends, rebounds, and cares. He also has some of the best in-game facial expressions in UNC basketball history. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Basketball's Six Toughest Remaining Games

UNC has already passed one of their toughest challenges against Maryland in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. But the Tar Heels did stumble on the road in Northern Iowa against the Panthers. Carolina has a few challenges left in the non-conference slate before the always rough ACC gauntlet. Let's take a look the hardest games remaining on UNC's schedule. (Carolina Blue)

Marcus Paige elevates UNC back into elite conversation

North Carolina is a completely different team with senior guard Marcus Paige, who made his return against Maryland on Tuesday night. The Tar Heels showed how much Paige matters to just about everything they do in a loss at Northern Iowa on Nov. 21. Paige is their de facto leader, their best long-range shooter, their best clutch scorer and also a guy who makes those around him better in a variety of ways. (ESPN.com)

How Justin Jackson thrives

Justin Jackson averaged 6.6 points in this season's first three games and shot 37.5% from the field. It was not the sharp shooting, baseline driving offensive weapon many Tar Heel fans thought they would see. But, since a paltry start to the season, Jackson has turned it on. In the next three games, against tougher competition, Jackson scored 25, 21 and 22 points. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams Live: Sean May Adapting to New Role

Sometimes it’s the intangible excitement and energy that a basketball coach can bring that makes him so valuable. Former Tar Heel standout Sean May joined the North Carolina basketball coaching staff as the assistant to the director of player development this season, and has already made progress, according to assistant coach Steve Robinson. (Inside Carolina)

Marcus Paige gets 'stubborn,' ditches padding on hand

Marcus Paige said his stubbornness won out in being permitted to discard the pad on the back of his once-broken right hand. The star guard played without that protective piece in UNC’s blowout of Davidson on Sunday and reported no ill effects. “I argued and finally got my way,” he said with a laugh. “I was like, ‘Listen, it doesn’t hurt. Let me get rid of the pad on the back.’” (Burlington Times News)

Harrison Barnes trolls Stephen Curry after UNC beats Davidson

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is a big fan of the Carolina Panthers. Following Sunday's Panthers win over the New Orleans Saints, Curry took to Twitter to share how pleased he was with the team's effort. Harrison Barnes couldn't help but troll his Warriors teammate by asking him how his Davidson Wildcats fared against Barnes' Tar Heels. (Carolina Blue)

Marcus Paige Named ACC Player Of The Week

North Carolina senior Marcus Paige is the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week. Paige opened his week by leading UNC to an 89-81 win over second-ranked Maryland in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Playing in his first game after returning from injury, the Marion, Iowa, guard scored 20 points and had five assists and two steals. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball Jumps To No. 3 In National Polls

UNC is ranked No. 3 in this week’s Associated Press and USA Today Coaches top 25 polls, jumping six spots from No 9 in both polls last week. UNC has been in the top 10 of both polls for all five weeks during the 2015-16 season and is ranked in the AP poll for the 28th week in a row. The Tar Heels will will finish fall semester final exams, then play Texas on Saturday in Austin. (GoHeels.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 90
Boston College: 82
Sat, Jan 21 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26, 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Jan 28, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Tue, Jan 31, 7:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#12 UVA16
at #14 Notre Dame13
7:54 IN 1ST
Hall (UVA) 4 pts; Vasturia (Notre Dame) 6 pts;
#13 Louisville84
at Pitt36
9:37 IN 2ND
Mitchell (Louisville) 29 pts; Young (Pitt) 12 pts;
Wake Forest20
at Syracuse16
8:23 IN 1ST
Collins (Wake Forest) 8 pts; White III (Syracuse) 9 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(9) North Carolina6-118-3
(6) Florida State6-118-2
(14) Notre Dame6-117-3
(12) Virginia5-215-3
(13) Louisville4-316-4
Virginia Tech4-315-4
(17) Duke3-415-5
Wake Forest3-412-7
Georgia Tech3-411-8
Syracuse3-411-9
NC State3-514-7
Miami2-411-6
Boston College2-59-11
Pittsburgh1-512-7
Clemson1-611-8

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