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Man charged with trying to sell counterfeit Duke-UNC tickets

A 21-year-old New York man was arrested and charged with two felonies Monday for allegedly counterfeiting and trying to sell tickets to the North Carolina-Duke men’s basketball game. Dana Barron White, of 1248 Clay, Bronx, NY, was arrested in Wake County and charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense and felony possession with intent to sell and deliver counterfeit tickets. (WRAL.com)

Video: UNC Basketball Senior Night Moments - 2016

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Marcus Ginyard: My First of Four Wins at Duke

Marcus Ginyard: Coach Williams always talks about how your collegiate career can speed by, usually conveying the message with a snap of his fingers. It’s a simple gesture, but most appropriate. Some of the best moments of your life come and go before you can truly understand their importance. Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson and Joel James can attest to that. (Chapelboro.com)

Roy Williams Live: Rivalry Rematch

UNC head coach Roy Williams discussed the high stakes that await his team in Saturday’s showdown against Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium during his radio show on Tuesday. “It’s extremely important to us,” Williams said. “You have a chance to be the ACC regular season champion. It’s playing Duke, period. They beat us last time, period.” (Inside Carolina)

Orlando Melendez Enjoying Life as a Harlem Globetrotter

Orlando Melendez looks forward to coming back to Charlottesville for Thursday’s Harlem Globetrotters game at John Paul Jones Arena in the time-honored red, white and blue, but he said local ACC fans may remember him in a different jersey. “I’ve been around Cavalier country for a long time,” said Melendez, who wore Carolina blue while playing for UNC. (Charlottesville Daily Progress)

Brice Johnson Has Been Through A Lot in His Four Years

The journey has been an arduous one, yet Brice Johnson says he would do it all again, “It hasn’t mirrored what I expected it to be because of all of that stuff, but we handled it and I am about to graduate in May,” said Johnson. “This is a great tradition to be here. Just look around the room and see what guys have been in this program. Why not be a part of it?” (Carolina Blue)

Florida high school coach borrows Dean Smith's delay game to salt away win

Things were slipping away for Bradenton Christian. A 20-point halftime lead was 48-41 less than a minute into the fourth quarter and what once was a sure victory started to look like an embarrassing defeat. BCS head coach Scott Townsend then called "Carolina" and his players executed the delay-game offense made famous by the legendary Dean Smith. (Bradenton Herald)

Sources: Rockets, Ty Lawson reach buyout agreement

The Houston Rockets and guard Ty Lawson reached agreement on a contract buyout Tuesday, according to league sources. Paperwork still needs to be processed to finalize the agreement. Lawson has no predetermined post-buyout destination but would be eligible for a new team’s playoff roster because he met the league’s March 1 waiver deadline. (Yahoo! Sports)

Kenny Williams adjusting at UNC

In his first season as a Tar Heel, Kenny Williams has played sparingly. Williams said going from being a high school star and the focal point of the team to being a freshman with a much-reduced role has been an adjustment, but he is happy for the opportunity to learn and for any chance to contribute. His season isn’t ending any time soon, either. (WRIC)

On an emotional night, Marcus Paige finds a way

Marcus Paige’s senior night was a lot like his senior season and, to some extent, his four years at UNC: It wasn’t exactly what he expected. But, to him, it was unforgettable. “It means a lot,” Paige said. “To go out on a win, and to run out of that tunnel one more time, with my parents here and everyone in attendance — it’s a special feeling, and one I’ll never forget.” (Raleigh & Company)

UNC's Kennedy Meeks supports Isaiah Hicks in response to calls for lineup change

Kennedy Meeks, who normally starts alongside ACC Player of the Year candidate Brice Johnson, played five minutes after halftime against Syracuse and totaled 10 points in a season-low 13 minutes. He used his Twitter account Tuesday to express support for teammate Isaiah Hicks and respond to the critics of coach Roy Williams' lineup decisions. (Fayetteville Observer)

Kennedy Meeks tweets feelings on lineup, teammates, and media

There has been some discussion among fans and media of playing time distribution between Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks. In an emotional series of tweets, Meeks expressed his feelings on North Carolina's lineup changes and playing time. He called out the media and gave his support for Hicks, his teammates, and coaching staff. (Carolina Blue)

Marcus Paige Wins Second Straight Skip Prosser Award

UNC senior guard Marcus Paige is the 2016 recipient of the Skip Prosser Award, which is presented to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s top scholar-athlete for men’s basketball. Paige also won the Prosser Award in 2015. UNC’s Tyler Zeller is the only other two-time winner of the Prosser Award, which is in its ninth year. Zeller won the award in 2011 and 2012. (GoHeels.com)

Stressful night ends with Tar Heels earning their Senior moment

The rivalry rematch with Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium isn’t until Saturday, but at this time of year, under these particular circumstances, every game feels like a test of survival for the North Carolina basketball team. And coach Roy Williams showed it in the immediate aftermath of Monday’s 75-70 victory against Syracuse. (Wilmington Star News)

Tar Heels pass stress test

Coach Roy Williams was worried and No. 8 North Carolina wobbled at times Monday night. But the Tar Heels pursued offensive rebounds with a fierceness and they were able to withstand Syracuse in a 75-70 victory in the home finale at the Smith Center. “I don’t know if I ever felt as much stress about a regular-season game as I did (this game),” Williams said. (Burlington Times News)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 92
Butler: 80
Fri, Mar 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Kentucky
Sun, Mar 26, 5:05 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-430-7
(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
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1020-15
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23

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