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Lucas: Lotz Played Role On Legendary Team

Danny Lotz, who died Wednesday at the age of 78, loved to joke about his role on the 1957 Carolina national championship team. At 6-foot-7, Lotz provided valuable size for a team that was depth-shy in the post. But he also knew head coach Frank McGuire preferred to use primarily his five starters—Lennie Rosenbluth, Joe Quigg, Tom Kearns, Bob Cunningham and Pete Brennan. (GoHeels.com)

Friends: Danny Lotz lived an exemplary life

Today, Danny Lotz's close friends remembered a man who they say lived an exemplary life. Regional director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Johnny Evans remembered Lotz as a friend, mentor, and role model. He said Lotz was responsible for bringing the Christian organization for young athletes to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. (WRAL.com)

Grizzlies' Vince Carter second in NBA's Teammate of the Year voting

Grizzlies guard Vince Carter finished second in voting for the NBA’s 2014-15 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award. San Antonio Spurs big man Tim Duncan received the top honor after a panel of NBA legends nominated six players from each conference. Nearly 300 NBA players then submitted their votes through confidential balloting conducted by the league office. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)

Danny Lotz: God’s Gladiator

Danny and Anne were married for forty-nine years. At the age of fifty Danny developed a severe case of Adult 1 diabetes. For over ten years following his retirement from dentistry he fought the Dans award dayravages of the disease, earning him the beloved nickname, God’s Gladiator. He lost the sight in one eye and the hearing in one ear. (Anne Graham Lotz)

Danny Lotz, former UNC basketball star, dies

Former UNC basketball star Danny Lotz has died after being found unresponsive in his backyard pool Monday afternoon. Lotz was also the husband of Anne Graham Lotz, evangelist Billy Graham's daughter. In a statement, REX UNC Health Care said Lotz passed away Wednesday at 11:46 a.m. surrounded by his family. Danny Lotz was a member of the 1957 Tar Heel basketball National Championship team. (ABC 11)

Tar Heels To Open ACC Basketball Play On Dec. 30

The University of North Carolina men’s basketball team will open the 2015-16 Atlantic Coast Conference schedule on December 30th when the Tar Heels play host to Clemson at the Dean E. Smith Center. Game time is 7 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN2. This will be Carolina’s first ACC game in December since beating Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., on December 19, 2004. (GoHeels.com)

Vince Carter returns to Daytona for reunion of '95 high school state champs

Twenty years could have been 20 minutes judging by the laughter coming from the table full of former Daytona Beach Mainland High basketball players. Vince Carter was at the head of the table. The Memphis Grizzlies player was 18 years old the last time they all were together. Now he's 38 and preparing to begin his 18th season in the NBA. (Orlando Sentinel)

North Carolina-UCLA tipoff time set for CBS Classic

UNC will take on the UCLA Bruins in the CBS Sports Classic as it shifts to the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Tuesday the official time for the game was set for 1 p.m. ET, meaning it will be the first game in the showcase. Kentucky and Ohio State will follow it up in the second game of the double-header which will start close to 40 minutes after UNC-UCLA. (Keeping It Heel)

Justin Coleman Earns Basketball Scholarship

Roy Williams called Justin Coleman, who was a walk-on for the Tar Heels that appeared in 10 games in 2014-15, and told the Raleigh native he has a full scholarship for his final year in Chapel Hill. Coming out of Raleigh (N.C.) Broughton, Coleman received several Division II scholarship offers, but felt a tug to attend North Carolina, his dream school. (Inside Carolina)

Basketball walk-on Justin Coleman earns scholarship

Former UNC basketball walk-on Justin Coleman has earned a scholarship for the 2015-2016 season. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard from Raleigh is entering his second season with the team after earning a spot on the roster as a junior. Coleman played sparingly in 2014-2015, mostly in mop-up duty. (Carolina Blue)

Refusing to Argue With Stupidity

The fact that the N&O editorial board has resorted to throwing the kitchen sink at the UNC scandal in hopes that by throwing around inflammatory terms like “sexism” they may just catch the eye of some national hot-take artist. That or their target audience is literally PackPride. Either way it’s truly a recklessness that reeks of desperation. (Tar Heel Depot)

Danny Lotz, member of 1957 title team, in ICU after found in pool

Emergency workers went to a drowning call at the north Raleigh home owned by the daughter of evangelist Billy Graham. A post on Anne Graham Lotz's Facebook page said that her husband, Danny Lotz, was found unresponsive in their pool around 3:45 p.m on Monday. He was taken to the ICU.Danny Lotz was a member of the 1957 Tar Heel basketball National Championship team. (ABC 11)

Players' jerseys still on sale at UNC, but policy may change next year

Marcus Paige’s No. 5 Carolina Blue basketball jerseys have flown off retailers’ shelves the last two years, but next year, jersey selection may be limited. Several Division I universities adopted new jersey sale policies this summer. This comes a year after a California district judge ruled that NCAA athletes have a right to earn money from the use of their likenesses and names in television and video games. (Daily Tar Heel)

Consider UNC woes in broader context

As as happened with many schools boasting high-profile sports teams, UNC has landed under the spotlight for misconduct. Some faculty were offering dubious classes and some athletes — along with a lot of other students — were taking advantage. Despite some outrageous claims from disgruntled former basketball player Rashad McCants, the evidence has generally cleared the marqee sports programs and pointed to issues elsewhere. (The Robesonian)

UNC players in 2016 NBA mock drafts

DraftExpress.com has released their 2016 NBA Mock draft and many Tar Heels made the list. 23. Justin Jackson: The sophomore is expected to have a big 2015-2016 season after averaging 10.7 point and 3.7 rebounds as a freshman. Jackson was a full-time starter in his first season at UNC and should play an even bigger role this season. (Carolina Blue)

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 ESPN Tickets

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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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(23) Notre Dame0-08-0
(5) Duke0-08-1
(7) North Carolina0-08-1
(11) Louisville0-07-1
(14) Virginia0-07-1
Florida State0-07-1
Virginia Tech0-06-1
Wake Forest0-06-2
Pittsburgh0-06-2
NC State0-06-2
Clemson0-05-2
Miami0-05-2
Syracuse0-05-2
Georgia Tech0-04-3
Boston College0-04-3

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