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Vince Carter at 40: 'I'm still standing'

Vinsanity comes in vintage flashes these days, as the former hurdler of 7-foot Frenchman and author of unimaginable slam dunks descends from his half-man, half-amazing heights to his half-man, half-aging twilight. On Wednesday night, Vince Carter punched in 30 minutes on the clock for a Memphis Grizzlies win, but his work had only begun. (Yahoo! Sports)

Tar Heels reap benefits of rebounding

Good things happen when UNC crashes the glass, something Roy Williams repeats and something that junior guard Joel Berry thinks the Tar Heels “finally” have a full concept of. “I think, finally, our guys have bought into getting to the offensive board and they now see that when they get to it, we get extra possessions and extra shots and that helps us out." (Burlington Times News)

Effort keys Kennedy Meeks' improvement

Kennedy Meeks has always been able to box out well thanks to his frame. He’s also been healthier this season than the past two years, when a knee injury hampered his effectiveness. He says he can see the biggest difference on the offensive glass, where he has more explosion and mobility. Yet the biggest reason for his turnaround has been effort. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina’s 3-Point Barrage

The Tar Heels had season-highs in both made (14) and attempted (30) 3s on Thursday against Miami, as the perimeter explosion fueled a points-per-possession of 1.42—another season-best. Let’s rundown those 30 attempts: Justin Jackson continues to sizzle from the left wing this season. He’s now converted 52.8% of 3s (28-53) from that side. (The Secondary Break)

Know Your Opponent: Miami

Saturday marks the second of a three-game homestand for Miami, and Watsco Center has been a fortress for the Canes under Jim Larrañaga. Miami has won 24 of 26 games on campus since the start of the 2015-16 season, and Larrañaga is 72-21 at home. That run includes an 87-61 rout of UNC in a 2013 season that included Miami's first ACC title. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels At Hurricanes Saturday

North Carolina plays its fourth ACC road game and eighth true road game this year when it visits Coral Gables on Saturday, January 28th, to play the Miami Hurricanes. Game time is 1 p.m. and will air on CBS. Carolina enters the contest with a one-game lead in the ACC. The Tar Heels are 7-1; Florida State, Notre Dame and Virginia are 6-2. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's balanced offense is hard to stop

On Thursday evening inside a buzzing Dean Dome, the North Carolina Tar Heels made quick work of a Virginia Tech team that entered the game with wins over Duke, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, and at Clemson. The spread was 15, UNC won by 19. The Tar Heels are now undefeated at home, 19-3 overall, and 7-1 in the ACC. (Carolina Blue)

Locked out? Tar Heels consider Duke's punishments

Freshman Tony Bradley describes UNC’s locker room as “we’re always in there” — with an area connected to a lounge with video games and big-screen TVs. So he doesn’t know where the Tar Heels would go if it were locked to them, as has apparently happened down the road. North Carolina junior Joel Berry knows what he thinks of when Roy Williams gets angry. (Burlington Times-News)

UNC's unselfish play leading to high-powered offense

North Carolina had 25 assists on Thursday night in their 91-71 win over Virginia Tech. It was the most by this UNC squad since they totaled 26 assists against Chattanooga in December. Roy Williams' last two UNC teams have out up particularly high assist totals leading to open shots and easy baskets. (Carolina Blue)

As Vince Carter turns 40, celebrating the many times he made our jaws drop

Vince Carter turned 40 years old Thursday and is still playing meaningful minutes for the Memphis Grizzlies in the middle of his 19th NBA season. The team’s birthday wishes included a serenade from their Grannies & Grandpas squad, and Carter seemed to enjoy the attention. (FOX Sports)

Three to know: No. 9 North Carolina at Miami

Miami’s aspirations of reaching the NCAA tournament are still alive despite dropping four of its last six games. The reason is that none of the Hurricanes losses have been terribly damaging. Five of the six have come against teams ranked in KenPom.com’s top 50. And only one has come on the Hurricanes’ home floor. But on the flipside, the Hurricanes have yet to nab a résumé-boosting win. (Fayetteville Observer)

Chansky’s Notebook: Board Masters

I am now officially a believer in this current Carolina team. I thought the Tar Heels could be pretty good. Not quite as good as last year’s NCAA down-to-the-last four seconds finalist, mind you, but close. The reasons being that Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige could not be replaced by anyone on the 2016-17 roster. Turns out the whole dad gum roster is doing it. (Chapelboro.com)

Theo Pinson out for Miami game

University of North Carolina junior guard/forward Theo Pinson rolled his right ankle during Thursday's win over Virginia Tech and will not play at Miami on Saturday. According to a UNC news release, Pinson landed awkwardly while retrieving a rebound. Doctors continue to evaluate the Greensboro-native's injury. There is no timetable for his return. (Greensboro News & Record)

UM men hope to follow women with win over No. 9 North Carolina

The fans in Carolina blue left the Watsco Center disappointed Thursday night after the 17th-ranked University of Miami women’s team knocked off the Tar Heels 100-88 – first time Miami hit the century mark since 2011. UM’s men are aiming for a similar outcome Saturday afternoon, as they play the ninth-ranked Tar Heels (19-3, 7-1 ACC) in 1 p.m. CBS game. (Miami Herald)

Carolina Insider Podcast - UNC vs. VT, Miami, Pitt

Get ready for an important weekend of Carolina Basketball with Friday's episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas break down Thursday night's win over Virginia Tech, look ahead to matchups against Miami and Pitt and answer listener questions. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 93
Louisville: 76
Sat, Feb 17 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Syracuse
Wed, Feb 21, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

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

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

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#12 Duke17
at #11 Clemson17
10:07 IN 1ST
Allen (Duke) 8 pts; Donnal (Clemson) 10 pts;
Pitt0
at Florida State0
Sunday 6:00 PM
Luther 12.7 ppg, 2.8 apg; Mann 14.4 ppg, 2.7 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(1) Virginia13-123-2
(14) North Carolina10-521-7
(11) Clemson9-420-5
(12) Duke9-421-5
Virginia Tech8-618-8
NC State8-618-9
Louisville8-618-9
Miami7-718-8
Florida State7-718-8
Syracuse7-718-9
Boston College6-817-11
Notre Dame6-816-11
Georgia Tech4-1011-16
Wake Forest3-1210-17
Pittsburgh0-148-19


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