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Online Auction Items for Roy Williams' "Fast Break Against Cancer"

Over the past 11 years, UNC basketball coach Roy Williams has raised more than $2.1 million to help cure cancer. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to help him lead the charge for cancer research, treatment and care at UNC Lineberger by bidding on one-of-a-kind auction items, including special behind-the-scenes basketball and football experiences. (UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center)

Lucas: Villanova

Six months later, it still stings, and likely will for as long as you’re a UNC basketball fan. But the reality is practice began on Monday in Chapel Hill—NCAA permitted practice beginning on Friday, but Roy Williams was busy this weekend with his daughter’s wedding, so the Tar Heels hit the floor on Monday—and we’re going to hear a lot about Villanova in the months to come. (GoHeels.com)

The top 50 non-conference college basketball games for the 2016-17 season

20. UNC at Indiana, Nov. 30 (Big Ten/ACC Challenge): Indiana -- which might not have Collin Hartman for this one -- can run and score with UNC. Critical guys returning for the Tar Heels: Theo Pinson, Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Justin Jackson, to name a few. Would not shock me if UNC is a little wobbly in the first few weeks of the season. (CBS Sports)

UNC rookies learning fast-break concepts

There's being in shape, and there's actually having the cardiovascular fortitude to get up and down a basketball court the way Roy Williams wants his Tar Heels running. As good as UNC point guard Joel Berry II has been, and as nice of a player as rookie set-up man Seventh Woods could be, neither one will get an A+ when Williams hands out grades for running the fast break. (NCAA.com)

Hornets’ Marvin Williams says he doesn’t crave being ‘the guy’

Marvin Williams doesn’t have All-Star appearances, like Chris Paul, the fourth pick in that year’s draft, or a championship ring like top pick Andrew Bogut. But things turned out just right for Williams after he was chosen second overall by the Atlanta Hawks. And they ultimately turned out where he always wanted to be, where Bickerstaff envisioned him. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC Basketball Starts Practice Monday

The 2016-17 UNC men's basketball team will sport a different look after the graduations of Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige. That duo will soon have their jerseys honored in the rafters of the Smith Center, but three starters and six of the team's top eight scorers return, which has Roy Williams excited for his 14th season as the Tar Heel head coach. (GoHeels.com)

Kings’ Ty Lawson eager to put poor season, legal trouble behind him

Ty Lawson understands the game. As Kings coach Dave Joerger succinctly put it, “He is staring his career right in the eyeball.” Four arrests for driving under the influence threatened the career of one the NBA’s quickest point guards. At his best, Lawson is an NBA rarity, a blur of a player who would rather make plays for teammates than pad his scoring stats. (Sacramento Bee)

Roy Williams to Speak at NCCU Men’s Basketball Tipoff Banquet

North Carolina Central University men's basketball head coach LeVelle Moton has announced that University of North Carolina men's basketball head coach Roy Williams will serve as the special guest speaker at the inaugural NCCU Men's Basketball Tip-Off Banquet & Auction on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in McDougald-McLendon Arena. (NCCU Eagles)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Marcus Paige

Former Tar Heel point guard Marcus Paige was back in town last weekend along with Brice Johnson and the rest of their 2016 teammates to receive their NCAA Final Four rings. Prior being honored at Kenan Stadium with the rest of the '16 squad, Paige sat with Jones Angell and Adam Lucas for a lengthy and insightful discussion. (GoHeels.com)

Late Night With Roy Details

Late Night With Roy, the 14th annual ceremonial season tipoff for Carolina Basketball, will be the first opportunity to see the defending ACC champions start their 2016-17 season in style. The Tar Heels will welcome fans into the Smith Center on Friday October 14 as the team looks ahead to another promising campaign after last year's Final Four run. Doors open at 6 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Clippers Notes: Rookie Brice Johnson gets chance to contribute

The plays, the running, the competition – Clippers first-round pick Brice Johnson expected that. How strong his new teammates are? That’s a different story. Through two practices, Johnson is still adjusting to how physical the play is in the NBA. Johnson and fellow rookie Diamond Stone will get a chance to assimilate quickly with the Clippers sharing reps in training camp. (Orange County Register)

Dallas Mavericks bet big on Harrison Barnes' upside

The math on Harrison Barnes seems hard to figure for some. He averaged a career-high 11.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists for the 73-win Golden State Warriors. The Dallas Mavericks signed him for $94 million over the next four years, clearly projecting development for a 24-year-old with incredible intangibles. (ESPN.com)

Report: Houston Rockets sign P.J. Hairston to training camp deal

The Houston Rockets have added more depth to their wing positions. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports that the Rockets have signed P.J. Hairston to a training camp deal, with the team holding exclusive D-League rights to the veteran. Hairston last played with the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2015-16 season, quickly winning the starting shooting guard job. (Carolina Blue)

Memphis Grizzlies 2016-2017 Player Previews: Brandan Wright

In addition to serving as a replacement for the starting front court, Brandan Wright needs to pay attention to maintaining his health. He has been cleared to participate fully in training camp, but last December he underwent microscopic knee surgery in his right knee, then came back for four games before straining an MCL in the same knee. (Grizzly Bear Blues)

Video: Marcus Paige 1-on-1

Marcus Paige recently sat down with Taylor Vippolis to talk about his UNC legacy and adjusting to life in the NBA. View Video...

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 96
Stanford: 72
Mon, Nov 20 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Portland
Thu, Nov 23, 2:30 ET ESPN

UNC vs. Ark/Okla
Fri, Nov 24, TBD ESPN

Sun, Nov 26, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#13 Notre Dame0
at LSU0
Tuesday 10:30 PM
Colson 20.8 ppg, 1.8 apg; Waters 17.7 ppg, 6.0 apg;
S Illinois42
at #19 Louisville84
Fletcher (S Illinois) 14 pts; Nwora (Louisville) 18 pts;
at Oklahoma State73
Carr (Pitt) 12 pts; Carroll (Oklahoma State) 29 pts;
Houston Baptist73
at Virginia Tech99
Bonds (Houston Baptist) 10 pts; Hill (Virginia Tech) 19 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Duke0-05-0
Boston College0-05-1
(13) Notre Dame0-04-0
NC State0-04-0
(9) North Carolina0-03-0
(11) Miami0-03-0
(19) Louisville0-03-0
Florida State0-03-0
Virginia Tech0-03-1
Georgia Tech0-01-1
Wake Forest0-01-4

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