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Roy Williams missed the point by calling Grayson Allen a 'wonderful kid'

On Thursday, Duke will take on rival North Carolina at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Ahead of the matchup, UNC coach Roy Williams came to the defense of Duke's Grayson Allen: "I think he’s a wonderful kid who he himself, and Mike (Krzyzewski), has said has made some mistakes." Williams added that the scrutiny of Allen has been overblown. Has it, though? (USA Today)

Roy Williams on HB2: "It's harmful to us and it's not right"

Roy Williams spoke out once again against North Carolina's controversial House Bill 2 at his press conference on Tuesday. "I'm not a lawmaker, but I know the impression that that law has given other people of our state and that's the saddest thing in the world to me. I think it's discriminatory, I don't like it. I don't think we should have it. I think it's harmful to us and it's not right." (ABC 11)

Vince Carter turned back the clock and threw a block party against the Spurs

On one sequence midway through the final quarter, Vince Carter blocked LaMarcus Aldridge and Kyle Anderson on back-to-back layup attempts, despite giving up a total of eight inches to the two Spurs forwards. Just over a minute later, Carter rejected Aldridge again at the rim, bringing his block total to four for the game in a hard-fought 89-74 victory. (Yahoo! Sports)

Dean Smith Remembered Two Years After Death

Tuesday marked two years since the death of legendary UNC men’s basketball coach Dean Smith. Smith coached UNC for 36 years while amassing 879 wins and two national championships. WCHL’s Ron Stutts dedicated a portion of Tuesday’s Ron Stutts Show to remembering Smith. (Chapelboro.com)

Berry knows team intensity is key

Joel Berry was held scoreless in the first half against Notre Dame only to explode for 12 in the second. A big shot from three sparked Berry's second-half surge. But it was nothing new for Berry, "The opportunity presented itself and I just went and knocked the ball in. I mean that’s what big time players do in big time moments." (Carolina Blue)

Timeline: Reliving the best Duke-UNC games of all time

Leading up to the first Duke-North Carolina game of 2017, The Chronicle has compiled a timeline looking back at some of the teams' most memorable matchups dating back to 1952. (Duke Chronicle)

Video: Greensboro Coliseum Welcomes UNC Basketball

About 22,000 fans traveled to the Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday afternoon for a UNC men's basketball game versus Notre Dame. The game was moved from the Dean Smith Center because of a water crisis in Chapel Hill on Friday and Saturday. The water in Orange County has since been deemed safe. (TWC News)

Theo Pinson’s Impact

As Theo Pinson nears his return to the court, let’s look at four major ways in which his presence has dramatically impacted the Tar Heels. It should be noted that all these numbers are based on Pinson’s tiny 5-game sample of less than 100 minutes this season. There’s not much doubt that Pinson has the best vision and play-making creativity on the team. (The Secondary Break)

Isaiah Hicks: Fouls Down, Production Up

Tar Heel forward Isaiah Hicks, who has fouled out three times this season, is averaging 2.4 fouls over his last nine games and hasn’t fouled out since UNC’s 89-86 overtime win over Clemson on Jan. 3. Hicks’ numbers have gone up during that span: he’s averaging 14.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. The rising production can be attributed to an increase in playing time. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Hold Edge Down Low over Duke

No. 8 North Carolina’s will continue to rely on its post advantage at No. 18 Duke on Thursday, while the Blue Devils will attempt to counter with its perimeter play. It’s a storyline that has stood the test of this rivalry. UNC’s commitment to playing inside-out versus Duke’s preference to stretch the floor to create open looks from deep or lanes to penetrate. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Roy Williams Tuesday Pre-Duke Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media Tuesday prior to the Tar Heels' game against Duke on Thursday in Durham. Read More...

Coach K grants cancer patient’s wish to attend UNC-Duke game

When blue-chip college sports rivals clash, demand for game tickets is high. That’s why most loyal Duke or UNC fans watch their hardwood contests on TV or online. But Melanie Day flew to Durham from Utah with a smile, because there’s a pair of tickets waiting for her at Cameron Indoor Stadium’s will call window — thanks to Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, according to WTVD. (FOX 8 WGHP)

Carolina Insider Podcast: UNC-Duke Memories

Carolina and Duke will meet this week in Durham on Thursday night, and the Carolina Insider podcast will get you ready for the game. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas in partnership with Learfield Sports and DGital Media, a leader in on-demand audio entertainment. (GoHeels.com)

Video: North Carolina vs. Duke - Heartbeat of a Rivalry

North Carolina vs. Duke: The greatest rivalry in college sports, featuring the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke Blue Devils, renews on Thursday, February 9. Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams will face off with their teams ready to go in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Read More...

Four Corners: Duke Week

With the Tar Heels having won nine of their last 10 games, North Carolina enters the heart of the ACC schedule this week when it visits Duke on Thursday night. In the final seven games of the regular season, Carolina will play Duke twice, Virginia twice, Louisville, at Pitt and at North Carolina State. The schedule gauntlet begins on Thursday in Durham. (GoHeels.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 78
Syracuse: 74
Wed, Feb 21 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Miami
Tue, Feb 27, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Duke
Sat, Mar 3, 8:15 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ ACC Tournament First Round
Tue, Mar 6, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia14-124-2
(5) Duke11-423-5
(10) North Carolina11-522-7
(15) Clemson9-620-7
Virginia Tech9-619-8
NC State9-619-9
(25) Florida State8-719-8
Boston College6-917-12
Notre Dame6-916-12
Georgia Tech4-1111-17
Wake Forest4-1211-17

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