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Lucas: The Case For...

End-of-season ACC award voting concludes this weekend and will be announced next week. With that in mind, here's a look at the cases for three Tar Heels who deserve recognition. Marcus Paige for ACC Player of the Year: The Iowa native has exploded onto the national scene as a sophomore. He's a national finalist for the Cousy Award and a four-time ACC Player of the Week. (GoHeels.com)

March 5, 1977: UNC Defeats Virginia to Win ACC Championship

The Tar Heels showed up with Walter Davis in uniform but the Olympian from Pineville was forced to the bench with an injury to the index finger on his shooting hand, the injury he received in the win over N.C. State. It was only Saturday morning that officials discovered the finger was broken. Davis, with the finger taped to his middle finger, made his entrance with 15:48 left and Virginia holding a 46-43 lead. (Tar Heel Online Retrospective)

Art’s Angle: Sky-High Anxiety

Michael Norwood was a walk-on senior playing his last home game in 1987, and boy was there some pressure on him! Starting with scholarship regulars Curtis Hunter, Dave Popson, Kenny Smith and Joe Wolf, Norwood knew he had better make the most of his three minutes of fame. By the way, the Tar Heels were playing Duke and were going for their second unbeaten conference season in four years. (Chapelboro.com)

Precious Memories: Dementia has taken its toll on Dean Smith

Dean Smith doesn't watch the games anymore. The motion on the screen is too hard to follow. Now he thumbs through golf magazines and picture books. Most of the books are about North Carolina basketball. They seem to make him happy. He turns the pages past photo after photo of himself. Nobody knows if he knows who he is. (ESPN.com)

Turnaround Artists

Earlier in the season, it was easy to question the heart and focus of a team that could blow a late home lead to Belmont, come out a step slow in the ACC opener at Wake Forest, and put up an outright stinker in the home league opener versus Miami. Now one expects to see Tar Heels diving on the floor, coming up with key rebounds, blocked shots and energy plays. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels seeing a lot more zone defense

Best believe after Notre Dame held Marcus Paige to a season-low seven points Monday night, North Carolina’s upcoming opponents in the ACC and NCAA tournaments will look for ways to mimic Mike Brey’s game plan. Paige has now had back-to-back games under 10 points after the Irish limited him to 2-of-8 shooting from the floor and just 1-of-5 from behind the arc. (ESPN.com)

Today In UNC-Duke History: March 5, 2011

Beyond junior Tyler Zeller and seniors Justin Knox and Justin Watts, the main contributors were freshmen Kendall Marshall and Harrison Barnes and sophomores John Henson and Dexter Strickland. Following that loss in Atlanta, the Tar Heels won 14 of the next 15 games. The crowning moment was the win over Duke at the Smith Center, which sealed the ACC regular season championship. (GoHeels.com)

Full ACC Tournament seeding scenarios

Here's the full rundown of remaining potential ACC Tournament seeding scenarios, with some teams clearly more settled than others: The Tar Heels have clinched a double-bye into the tournament quarterfinals. The Tar Heels will be the No. 2 seed with a win AND a Syracuse loss. The Tar Heels will be the No. 3 seed with a win AND a Syracuse win. The Tar Heels will be the No. 4 seed with a loss. (Syracuse.com)

In Yet Another Act, Larry Brown Writes a Winning Script

At 73, Brown has not slowed a bit. He lives with his son, L. J., a freshman at S.M.U., in a high rise across from the basketball complex and takes daily walks with staff members. He is so content at S.M.U. that he said he is hoping his daughter Madison, a high school junior at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, decides to head there, too. (New York Times)

Scott Cherry named Big South Coach of the Year

Scott Cherry and DeUnna Hendrix of High Point were named the men’s and women’s basketball coaches of the year in the Big South Conference, and High Point’s John Brown and Kaylah Keys were named the men’s player of the year and women’s freshman of the year, respectively, in selections by head coaches and media panels. Cherry and Hendrix led their teams to regular-season league titles. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Ty Lawson scores 31 in return from broken rib

The Nuggets’ Ty Lawson ignited the hometown crowd with a dazzling crossover that got the best of the Timberwolves’ Corey Brewer on Monday night. Lawson finished with 31 points and 11 assists in his return to the court after a fractured rib on February 8th kept him out for the rest of the month. (Dime Magazine)

Video: This Week in Carolina Basketball

The Tar Heels have won 12 straight ACC games and have secured at least a Top-4 ACC Tournament seeding with the potential for 3rd with a win against Duke. View Video...

Marcus Paige Tops All-ACC Academic Team

UNC's Marcus Paige, a second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American, headlines the 2014 All-ACC Academic Men's Basketball team. Paige earns the honor for the second year in a row. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career. (GoHeels.com)

Today In UNC-Duke History: March 4, 2006

Carolina's win at top-ranked Duke on the last day of the 2005-06 regular season would have been a memorable victory under any circumstances. But to truly understand what elevated it to one of the very best regular season wins of the Roy Williams era--and in contention for the top spot in that category--you have to understand the atmosphere of Tobacco Road basketball in 2006. (GoHeels.com)

Eight teams you shouldn't trust...yet

North Carolina: The Tar Heels made some great plays to finish Notre Dame in a 63-61 win on Monday and extend their winning streak to 12 games. But they entered the second half with a 14-point lead against a Fighting Irish team with a 6-12 record in ACC play. That stretch illustrated their entire season. Always up for the top dogs, always vulnerable against the rest. (ESPN.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 72
Wisconsin: 79
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UNC vs. Guilford
Fri, Nov 6, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Temple
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UNC vs. Fairfield
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