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Video: An abundance of ACC hoops riches in the Triangle

If recent events are any indication, it's going to be a crazy fun year for fans of the Triangle's ACC basketball teams. UNC welcomes back three key players who pondered turning pro, Duke added another monster recruit to its already talented roster, and N.C. State landed a five-star 7-footer to pair with their flashy five-star point guard. (ABC 11)

Season in Review: Kennedy Meeks

It was a season of ups and downs for Kennedy Meeks. The Charlotte native came back from a midseason leg injury to score 23 points in a win over N.C. State but struggled to find his offensive rhythm for the majority of the remaining ACC schedule. Meeks flourished during the NCAA tournament, finding his offensive groove and contributing to UNC's Final Four run. (Carolina Blue)

CBS Sports Updated Pre-Season Basketball Top 25

7. North Carolina: The Tar Heels didn't lose any underclassmen to the NBA Draft, which means six of UNC's top eight scorers are back. So it won't be a surprise if Roy Williams advances to his ninth Final Four next season and again makes a run at becoming only the sixth coach in history to win at least three national titles. (CBS Sports)

Video: Throwback Thursday - Joel Berry high school highlights

Joel Berry had an impressive high school career. He won Mr. Basketball in the state of Florida a record three times. Berry was an electric player who did it all in high school. He broke ankles, knocked down tough shots and even produced some LeBron James-like transition blocks. Check out this exciting mixtape from Berry's high school career. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Basketball cracks KenPom preseason top 5

One of the more trusted preseason rankings comes from college basketball guru Ken Pomeroy who runs KenPom.com, which features advanced statistics for all 351 Division I college basketball teams. KenPom released some preseason rankings earlier this season and has now updated the list, with the North Carolina Tar Heels coming in at No. 4. (Keeping It Heel)

Top five UNC basketball traditions

Roy Williams has done an incredible job at keeping UNC's basketball traditions intact, and allowing successive players and teams to form new ones. This sets the program apart from other successful teams. Traditions add a sense of identity to the Tar Heel team and allow the fan base to feel connected. Here are the top five UNC basketball traditions, both old and new: (Carolina Blue)

Harrison Barnes on an Unforgettable Experience

Harrison Barnes became an NBA champion at age 23. With the majority of his professional basketball career still ahead, Barnes hopes his future includes many more championships. Set to turn 24 next week, the Golden State Warriors forward discusses a great experience he'll remember for the rest of his life, guarding LeBron James and his long journey. (Red Bull)

NBA Draft Preview: First-Round Candidate Brice Johson

You don’t often see the type of athleticism and production combined in one package from a college senior in an era where players with Brice Johnson’s profile usually spend no more than two years in college. Johnson brings strong measurables, standing 6-foot-10½ with a 38-inch vertical leap at the NBA draft combine in Chicago earlier this month. (NBA.com)

College basketball's winners from NBA draft deadline

4. North Carolina - Returning: Justin Jackson, Kennedy Meeks. Think the Tar Heels will take a step back after their title-game run a year ago? Think again. The return of both Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks (alongside Isaiah Hicks) means that UNC will have one of the nation's premier frontcourts to go along with experienced guards Nate Britt and Joel Berry. (USA Today)

Season in Review: Nate Britt

Nate Britt is a perfect example of what makes UNC's players and the system great. The former four-star recruit could be getting more minutes and exposure at another school, but Britt has bought in and played a key role on the 2015-2016 North Carolina Final Four squad. The depth and insurance he provided Carolina last season was critical. (Carolina Blue)

Lucas: Series To See

Yesterday's announcement that UNC will travel to Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge means the welcome renewal of a solid nonconference rivalry. The Tar Heels and Hoosiers should play occasionally--it's an interesting matchup of two of college basketball's powerhouse programs, they don't play so frequently that it's gotten old, and they have a lengthy history together. (GoHeels.com)

Season in Review: Joel James

Joel James wasn't a star, but he provided UNC with energy and enthusiasm on (known for some awesome celebrations) and off the bench. He was the type of player every team needed. A positive force and a high level player for Brice Johnson, Kennedy Meeks, and Isaiah Hicks to go against in practice. It didn't hurt that his size was rare to find on most college courts. (Carolina Blue)

Top 5 Tar Heel celebrations of the 2015-2016 season

Carolina fans have had plenty to cheer about in the past year. UNC football had the most wins since 1997 and UNC basketball came within one possession of winning a national championship. Join us as we countdown the top 5 celebrations from last year's basketball and football seasons. (Carolina Blue)

Raptors superfan eats 17-year-old box of Vince Carter cereal

Back in 1999, Kellogg's released a special edition of Cocoa Frosted Flakes with NBA Rookie of the Year Vince Carter on the cover. Raptors fan Andy Pyne bought a box and kept it for nearly two decades - and finally cracked it open after Toronto advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. (FOX Sports)

Lucas: Basketball Schedule Rapid Reactions

So now that we can officially add Indiana to the list, Carolina's 2016-17 basketball schedule is looking formidable. The Tar Heels will play in the Maui Invitational, which features possible top-five team Oregon, Tennessee, Connecticut, Georgetown and Wisconsin. Already set is a December date with Kentucky in Las Vegas. (GoHeels.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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