Theo Pinson's accidental 3-pointer helps UNC men's basketball in ACC Tournament win over MiamiTheo Pinson swears he didn’t mean to. His first try was too low, an errant alley-oop attempt that nearly sent forward Isaiah Hicks out of bounds to retrieve the loose ball. But the senior’s return volley was too high, forcing Pinson into the air and over a Miami defender. Twenty feet away, 6-foot-11 Tony Bradley stood under the basket, eyes locked on Pinson. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC embracing Michael Jordan's 'ceiling is the roof' comments with shirtsWhen Michael Jordan made an announcement that the UNC football team would be switching to Jordan Brand uniforms last week at halftime of the UNC-Duke game, it was basically a formal announcement. No big deal. But when Jordan said, “The ceiling is the roof” in talking about the potential of the football program, social media gave the G.O.A.T. some grief about it. (CBS Sports)
North Carolina vs. Duke In ACC Tournament SemifinalUNC and Duke will meet for a third time this season on Friday when they meet in the ACC Tournament semifinals at 7 p.m. The Tar Heels are 27-6 this season, including 4-1 in neutral-site games. UNC is 8-12 against Duke in the ACC Tournament. Duke has won the last five series games in the ACC Tournament since UNC beat the Blue Devils in the 1998 finals. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Justin Jackson, ACC Player of the YearNorth Carolina junior forward Justin Jackson is the ACC Men's Basketball Player of the Year. Watch some of the hard work and highlights that have made this season special for Jackson and the Tar Heels.
North Carolina-Duke: Classic SI PhotosConsidered one of the most intense rivalries in all of sports, two schools separated by eight miles and two shades of blue, the North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils men's basketball teams usually rank amongst the nation’s best when they meet. Here are some classic Sports Illustrated photos of the rivalry over the years. (Sports Illustrated)
In Brooklyn, ACC debates new horizons vs. old traditionsHalf a mile away from where college basketball's premiere conference tournament is being played, there are no signs that the ACC is in town. The ACC has brought its showcase event to New York City for the first time. It has not exactly taken over the town, but the tickets are sold out and North Carolina will play Duke on Friday night so things are going just fine. (Greensboro News & Record)
UNC, Duke at best as Battle of Blues takes BrooklynThe first half of Thursday's ACC Tournament Quarterfinal day displayed the two remaining North Carolina teams at their best. North Carolina and Duke both beat teams they played just once and lost to during the regular season to stay alive in Brooklyn. Now, UNC and Duke meet for the third time in a season for the first time since 2011 in the tournament. (WRAL Sports Fan)
North Carolina-Duke rivalry takes center stage in NYC...and it’s good for businessThe third installment this season of the storied UNC-Duke rivalry won’t take place anywhere in North Carolina. Not Raleigh, not Chapel Hill, and not Greensboro. Instead it will happen right here in Brooklyn, home of Jay-Z, Coney Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and, yes, the Nets and Islanders, too. And that is good news for the ACC and good for business, too. (FanRag Sports)
Danny Green reaches NBA milestone with SpursFormer UNC wing Danny Green continues to have an impressive career with the San Antonio Spurs. The 29-year-old New York native is already an NBA champion but is now reaching NBA milestones. The latest for Green is an historic one. Green is the only player to make 100-plus three-pointers and record 40-plus blocks in six-straight seasons in the NBA. (Keeping It Heel)
'Granny Tar Heel' has kept 10-year journal of every basketball gameJoyce Goodman has her Tar Heel loyalty written out, line by line. The 73-year-old great-grandmother started writing down highlights and scores from every televised North Carolina basketball game. On wide-ruled notebook paper, she writes who scores, how many points, and any injuries that might sideline a player. It’s like a highlight sheet that’s handwritten. (WBTV)
North Carolina-Duke Rivalry Stats DashboardCollege basketball's best rivalry continues its long-standing "Battle of the Blues" on Saturday night when North Carolina and Duke face off in Chapel Hill. See how the two teams have stacked up over the years with this statistical dashboard comparing each team's head-to-head records, postseason accomplishments, coaching records, shooting percentages, and more. (Fruition Dashboard)
Tar Heels use throwback effortNorth Carolina got started in the ACC Tournament with a 78-53 blasting of Miami on Thursday, a quarterfinal rout that felt like a throwback in some respects. Joel Berry compared the defensive effort and focus put forth by the sixth-ranked Tar Heels here at the Barclays Center to the manner with which they cut a dominating path to the tournament final last season. (Burlington Times News)
Video: UNC Basketball remembers rapper Notorious B.I.G. with post-Miami victory videoHighlights of North Carolina's ACC Tournament quarterfinal victory over Miami set to the music of New York City native and rap legend Notorious B.I.G. and his hit "Juicy" on the 20th anniversary of his passing.
Video: North Carolina vs. Duke ACC Tournament Semifinal PreviewThe Tar Heels and Blue Devils are set for a third installment of their storied rivalry this season, this time in the 2017 ACC Basketball Tournament. Tim Brando and Mike Gminski of Raycom Sports give you the rundown for this big-time matchup and predict if the Heels dominating size and depth can overcome a surging Duke squad.
ACC Tournament: UNC-Duke a home run for New York CityNorth Carolina and Duke have met only once in New York City, a 1971 NIT semifinal. During a week in which debate has raged over whether or not the ACC should even be here. The fact of the matter is, the ACC is indeed here, with more eyes and attention on it. The league's best rivalry in New York City, cannot be construed as anything but a home run (Asbury Park Press)
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