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Ty Lawson happy to be with Rockets, calls trade 'breath of fresh air'

Ty Lawson said the trade from the Denver Nuggets to the Houston Rockets will be a fresh start and that he's the missing piece the team needs to reach the NBA Finals. "Oh yeah, for sure," Lawson told Fox 26 Houston. "Before I even came to the team, I was talking to James Harden. I was like, 'Man get me over there.' I'll be that piece to get over the hump. It's definitely a breath of fresh air." (ESPN.com)

John Calipari Says Michael Jordan Declined to Coach in Kentucky-Carolina Alumni Game

The biggest name in basketball history almost accepted an invitation to participate in the Kentucky-UNC alumni game. Michael Jordan was invited to coach the Tar Heel team but had to decline the invitation due to other obligations. “I tried to get Michael to come back and coach the team but he’s going to be out of the country or something,” UK coach John Calipari told us yesterday. (Kentucky Sports Radio)

North Carolina vs. South Carolina: Which is the 'real' Carolina?

North Carolina football actually has MORE all-time wins than South Carolina (670), a better winning percentage (.568) and more bowl victories (14). And we're not even a football school. I saved the best for last: You know what South Carolina's all-time football record vs. UNC is? 18-34-4. I believe this is where I drop the mic. (Sporting News)

Rating ACC basketball 2015-16 non-conference schedules

The Tar Heels schedule with the nerve you’d expect from an icon. Six of their 13 opponents -- Wofford, Northern Iowa, Maryland, Davidson, Texas and UCLA – made the 2015 NCAA tournament, and only seven of their games are at home. Their two roadies are at Northern Iowa and Texas. At least seven opponents finished among the top 100 in last season’s Rating Percentage Index. (Daily Press)

Brandan Wright glad to play in Tennessee again

Memphis Grizzlies’ forward Brandan Wright held a Jr. Grizzles basketball clinic Wednesday night at his former high school, Brentwood Academy. Wright led the Eagles to four state championships and was ACC Rookie of the Year with UNC in his lone year in college. He was a first-round pick by the Charlotte Bobcats in 2007 and signed a three-year, $18 million deal with the Grizzlies July 9. (Nashville Tennessean)

Breaking down the ACC schedules of UNC, Duke and N.C. State

North Carolina, which returns nine of the top 10 players from a Sweet 16 appearance, will have three consecutive road games during a span of nine days in early February. The Tar Heels will play at Louisville on Feb. 1, at Notre Dame on Feb. 6 and at Boston College on Feb. 9. For UNC and Duke, the first meeting on Feb. 17 in Chapel Hill will be the 13th league game for each school. (Fayetteville Observer)

Rapid Reactions: UNC Basketball Schedule Release

The most unique characteristic of the 2015-16 schedule comes in late January, when Carolina will make just the second three-game ACC road trip in the program's history. This year's version might be even tougher. It includes games at Louisville, Notre Dame and Boston College. That means UNC will travel 3,190 air miles in the span of nine days, a nearly NBA-like schedule. (GoHeels.com)

2015-16 UNC Men's Basketball Schedule Released

UNC opens the 2015-16 basketball season on November 13th against Temple in the Veterans Classic at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The six non-ACC games against teams in the 2015 NCAA Tournament include three home games against Wofford, Davidson and Maryland, road games at Northern Iowa and Texas and a neutral site contest vs. UCLA. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Roy Williams Analyzes 2015-16 Basketball Schedule

Head coach Roy Williams breaks down the newly released 2015-16 basketball schedule which includes games at the Naval Academy against Temple, UCLA at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and ACC/B1G showdown against Maryland including an aways competitive ACC conference schedule. View Video...

Predicting the top 10 high-impact seniors for 2015-16

2. Marcus Paige, guard, UNC: While his overall numbers dropped a bit this past season, Paige ranked third in the ACC during conference play in offensive efficiency. All of this came while battling plantar fasciitis in his right foot and bone spurs in the same ankle, for which he underwent surgery in April. A healthier Paige may be the nation’s best point guard. (Sports Illustrated)

QB Kanler Coker Joins UNC Basketball

An injury ended UNC quarterback Kanler Coker's football career, but it has enabled him to realize his dream of becoming a Tar Heel basketball player. The school announced on Tuesday that Coker, a junior, had been added to the roster for the 2015-16 season. He played with the team throughout the summer and has been participating in preseason conditioning. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Men's Basketball Roster Moves

The University of North Carolina men’s basketball team has placed senior guard Justin Coleman on an athletics grant-in-aid and added junior guard Kanler Coker to the roster for the 2015-16 season. Coleman, a native of Raleigh, played in 10 games last season and had three assists. He attended Broughton High School and played on the UNC junior varsity team in 2012-13 and 2013-14. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball Schedule To Be Completed Soon

The ACC plans to release the complete 2015-16 basketball schedule--some times and TV networks may be added later, but all the dates will be finalized--this week. That will fill in the rest of the details for a Tar Heel team expected to be very highly regarded nationally, and a group that already has a solid nonconference schedule on the docket. (GoHeels.com)

Harrison Barnes, other NBA players bring basketball overseas in exchange for food, All-Star votes

Harrison Barnes was just thrilled to see pandas at a panda breeding center, while Kenneth Faried decided to take a bit of time off training to enjoy exploring the world with his girlfriend. Andre Iguodala meanwhile was deciding between going shopping with his (new) wife and eating as much food in Tokyo as possible. That is, if he could figure out how to say everything. (USA Today)

Danny Green feels at home with revamped Spurs

The NBA is currently in an era where there is a premium on 3-point shooting and perimeter defense, making players who have the ability to do both at a high level hot commodities around the league. One of those “3-and-D” guys is San Antonio Spurs starting forward Danny Green, who was due for a big payday this NBA offseason as he was an unrestricted free agent. (Rappler)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 95
Radford: 50
Sun, Dec 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Davidson
Wed, Dec 7, 9:00 ET ESPN2

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

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

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
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Georgia Tech0
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Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(23) Notre Dame0-09-0
(5) Duke0-09-1
(7) North Carolina0-08-1
(14) Virginia0-08-1
Florida State0-08-1
(11) Louisville0-07-1
Wake Forest0-07-2
Virginia Tech0-06-1
NC State0-06-2
Georgia Tech0-04-3
Boston College0-04-3

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