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Tar Heels embrace different challenges that should come in Maui Invitational

North Carolina has posted double-digit victories in all its games this season, but the Maui Invitational appears more challenging on the surface for the Tar Heels. “I think that is what the whole team wants,” guard Joel Berry said. The three-games-in-three-days stretch begins tonight for UNC, which opens with tournament host Chaminade, a Division II program. (Burlington Times News)

UNC vs. Chaminade Preview

The No. 5 Tar Heels open the 2016 Maui Invitational against host Chaminade on Monday. The game tips at 6:30 p.m. Hawaiian time (11:30 p.m. ET) on ESPN2. Chaminade returns three starters from last year and makes up a veteran bunch. Senior guard Kuany Kuany was the team’s top scorer last year (16.5 ppg) and provides a threat from the three point line. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams Seeking Better Play

No. 5 North Carolina begins play in the 2016 Maui Invitational with its focus not on the loaded field, but rather on elevating its inconsistent play through the first 10 days of the season. “We’ve started off 4-0 and we haven’t played that well except for a couple of moments in certain games,” Roy Williams said during the event’s opening press conference on Sunday. (Inside Carolina)

ICTV: Roy Williams Pre-Maui Invitational Interview

North Carolina Tar Heels head basketball coach Roy Williams spoke to reporters following Sunday's press conference at the Sheraton Maui Resort in advance of UNC's upcoming games in the Maui Invitational. (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina's Justin Jackson out to throw down a soft reputation

North Carolina assistant coach Steve Robinson approached head coach Roy Williams with a sheepish grin. During the Tar Heels’ one-on-one drills, Robinson told Williams he saw Justin Jackson do something he has never done since arriving in Chapel Hill. Jackson dunked on a teammate. Freshman Shea Rush, a 6-foot-6 preferred walk-on, was the victim. (ESPN.com)

Video: UNC Basketball Arrives in Maui

The North Carolina basketball team has arrived in Maui for the Maui Invitational. See how the Tar Heels are spending their time at they enjoy Hawaii and gear up for this week's games. Read More...

Lucas: Maui Notebook

Roy Williams was disappointed after a lackluster effort in Carolina’s 83-68 win at Hawaii on Friday. But he wasn’t frustrated, and that probably saved the Tar Heels from a tongue-dragging practice on Saturday. Williams’ 2004 practice session in Maui, which came after a loss at Santa Clara on the way to the islands, has taken on legendary status. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Open Maui Play Monday vs. Chaminade

North Carolina is 4-0 and begins play on Monday, November 21, in the Maui Invitational against Chaminade (11:30 PM ET ESPN2). The University of Connecticut and Oklahoma State are in the UNC-Chaminade side of the Maui bracket. Georgetown, Oregon, Tennessee and Wisconsin are in the opposite bracket. The Tar Heels have won the event three times. (GoHeels.com)

Mavs believe Harrison Barnes is an All-Star in the making

Harrison Barnes entered Saturday’s game in Orlando averaging 22.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. After averaging 11.7 points last season, Barnes has increased his scoring average by 10.5 points, the highest in the NBA. From Mark Cuban’s perspective, Barnes, who helped the Warriors win the 2015 NBA title, is decisively better than he thought he would be. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Old Man, Still Amazing: A Changed Vince Carter Still Making Big Plays in Memphis

Watch someone long enough, as Vince Carter is allowing us to watch him, and you see the same stuff, except from new perspectives. It was without trepidation that Carter ferociously rammed both ball and arm deep into that net in the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Same sort of thing when he soared up and over 7'2" Frederic Weis in the Olympics mere months later. (Bleacher Report)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Hawai'i Interview

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams spoke to the media following the Tar Heels' 83-68 win at Hawai'i on November 18, 2016. View Video...

UNC-Hawai'i Postgame Notes

North Carolina’s bench made 9 of 19 shots from the floor and combined for 28 points. Tony Bradley had 10 points, Seventh Woods had seven, Kenny Williams had six and Brandon Robinson had five. Freshman Tony Bradley scored in double figures for the fourth straight game (most to start a career since Brandan Wright did it in the first 18 games in 2006-07). (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: Hungry And Humble

Carolina’s players are accustomed to trying to make fast exits after road games. After Friday night’s 83-68 win at Hawaii, with no shower facilities available, it looked like a quick departure was imminent. A couple of the freshmen—already well aware not to be last—were already on the bus when Roy Williams began asking his players to return to the court. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams Post-Hawaii Interview

Roy Williams: "That was one of the ugliest games I’ve ever coached. We made some shots during the stretch in the second half that gave us the lead. Noah Allen, No. 32, he was a man out there today. Sheriff [Drammeh] had made it tough on us. He didn’t have a great night putting the ball in the basket, but he made it tough on us trying to get the ball out of his hands." (Inside Carolina)

No. 5 North Carolina pulls away to beat Hawaii

Before heading to Maui, No. 5 North Carolina survived a test in Manoa in an 83-68 win over Hawaii at a sold-out Stan Sheriff Center. The Rainbow Warriors stayed within sight of the Tar Heels deep into the second half before a crowd of 9,211. UH closed to within eight with 5:56 left, but the Tar Heels broke away with an 8-0 run and held on to improve to 4-0. (Honolulu Star-Adviser)

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TeamACCOverall
Boston College1-09-3
(19) Florida State0-09-0
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
(6) Miami0-08-0
Clemson0-08-1
Syracuse0-08-1
Virginia Tech0-08-1
(18) Notre Dame0-08-2
NC State0-08-2
(16) Virginia0-07-1
Louisville0-07-2
Wake Forest0-06-4
Pittsburgh0-05-5
Georgia Tech0-04-4
(4) Duke0-111-1


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