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2014 Lakers Capsule: Kendall Marshall

In early December, Kendall Marshall was playing in the D-League for the Delaware 87ers. By January 3, he was the starting point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. L.A. had been desperate for a point guard, and the 2012 Suns lottery pick - who’d been traded to Washington and then cut in training camp - burst onto the scene with career highs of 20 points and 15 assists in his first start. (NBA.com)

Report: Raptors interested in signing Vince Carter in free agency

The Toronto Raptors have been entertaining the idea of bringing Vince Carter back to the team this summer, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reports. Carter, 37, will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He spent the first seven seasons of his NBA career with the Raptors, leading them to the playoffs three times. For the past three seasons, he has been with the Dallas Mavericks. (Sports Illustrated)

Lakers coaching search: Add North Carolina's Roy Williams to list

The Lakers' interview list for a new coach keeps growing. North Carolina Coach Roy Williams was added to it most recently. It's not the first time Williams will have been approached by the Lakers. He told them in 2004 he was not interested in coaching them after Phil Jackson's first tour ended with the team. At the time, Williams had been with North Carolina only one season after leaving Kansas. (Los Angeles Times)

Players to watch: Point guard Marcus Paige

Marcus Paige is one of the nation’s best point guards when it comes to taking over a game scoring. He also might be the nation’s most reluctant leading scorer. Because of P.J. Hairston losing his eligibility, Paige had to be more of a scoring point guard than he was accustomed to being. He generally waited until the second half of games before aggressively looking for his shot. (ESPN.com)

Michael Jordan: The Baseball Year

After years as the alpha male in basketball, here was Michael Jordan just hoping to make the team. He found himself looking at the manager's lineup each day, something he hadn't had to do since that fateful day at Laney. His new teammates did have to concede at least one thing: The dude was not afraid to look bad. He laid it all out there, trying to beat it down to first base to turn his dinky grounders into hits. (Sports On Earth)

Kenan-Flagler hosts Basketball Analytics Summit

Nearly 20 years later, after writing his book “Basketball on Paper” and bringing his research to NBA front offices, Dean Oliver, the director of production analytics for ESPN, returned to Chapel Hill alongside some of the top professionals in sport analytics to educate students on the growing use of data in sports. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Brice Johnson Sophomore Season Highlights

2013-2014 sophomore season highlights from North Carolina power forward Brice Johnson. View Video...

Roy Williams' Offensive Option Play Diagrams

Attached are two option plays from the Roy Williams North Carolina Tar Heels offense. I have tremendous respect for him as a coach. Williams has won over 700 games in his career, and is second in wins at Kansas behind Phog Allen and second in wins at North Carolina behind Dean Smith. (Men's Basketball Hoop Scoop)

Why can’t the Mavericks’ Brandan Wright get more playing time?

Since signing with Dallas following the Mavericks' championship season in 2011, Brandan Wright has emerged as a valuable bench player. But why, with such stiff competition for playing time over the years as an aging Elton Brand, the nondescript Samuel Dalembert and the feisty-though-flawed DeJuan Blair, has Wright never been given more than spot duty? (Washington Post)

Video: College Basketball's Best Dunks of 2013-2014

A 12-minute montage of college basketball's best dunks of the 2013-2014 season. UNC is well represented with Brice Johnson, J.P. Tokoto, and James Michael McAdoo all making the highlight reel. Unfortunately the collection is incomplete as Tokoto's fast break spin-and-dunk against Providence was not included. No Tar Heels were dunked on in the making of this video. View Video...

A Look Ahead: UNC Power Forwards

Without any incoming power forwards and centers, can the returning players pick up in James Michael McAdoo's absence and step up beyond their performances last year to get the Tar Heels back to the top of the ACC for the first time in three years, and back to the Final Four for the first time since the 2009 NCAA championship squad? Take a look at how the team stacks up at the power forward position. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Look back, look ahead: UNC Basketball

The Tar Heels roster is stacked with a lot of talent, not to mention a lot more athleticism. UNC will be a preseason top 10 team in all likelihood and Marcus Paige will likely be the preseason ACC Player of the Year. Paige could end up playing off the ball a lot more next season with the return of sophomore point guard Nate Britt and addition of freshman point guard Joel Berry. (ESPN.com)

Lucas: Hawkeyes Present Interesting Matchup

Iowa, in many ways, makes sense. Who knows: it might even set up a return game for next year, when the Tar Heels could potentially have senior Marcus Paige on the roster. Paige, as you might possibly have heard ad nauseum during the NCAA Tournament game against Iowa State, is from Iowa. In addition to the Paige connection, here are three more reasons why Iowa is a decent pairing for Carolina: (GoHeels.com)

Ranking the ACC/Big Ten Challenge games

2. Iowa at North Carolina: The Hawkeyes and Tar Heels both want to run early and often. UNC will be a much more athletic team than it was last season with the addition of freshmen Joel Berry, Theo Pinson and Justin Jackson. The game could offer a small bit of redemption for guard Marcus Paige, who is a Marion, Iowa, native, after the Heels were bounced by Iowa State in the NCAA tournament. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heels To Face Iowa In ACC/Big Ten Challenge

North Carolina will host Iowa in the Smith Center as part of the 16th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge, played over three days from December 1-3. UNC and Iowa will meet on Wednesday Dec. 3 at a time to be determined. ESPN announced the pairings on Thursday as part of an expanded format of 14 games and the debut of Louisville in the ACC and Maryland and Rutgers as members of the Big Ten. (GoHeels.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 89
Maryland: 81
Tue, Dec 1 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Davidson
Sun, Dec 6, 6:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

UNC @ Texas
Sat, Dec 12, 5:15 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Tulane
Wed, Dec 16, 7:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at UNC89
at OSU58
at Pitt59
Miami (FL)77
at Nebraska72
at NC State59
at Virginia Tech79
at Georgia Tech77
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(14) Syracuse0-06-0
(7) Duke0-06-1
(9) North Carolina0-06-1
(10) Virginia0-06-1
(21) Miami0-06-1
(24) Louisville0-05-0
Wake Forest0-05-2
Georgia Tech0-05-2
Florida State0-04-1
Notre Dame0-04-2
NC State0-04-3
Virginia Tech0-04-3
Boston College0-03-3

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