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Carolina Rundown: November 11

Not saying NBA players have a lot of free time on their hands, but Kendall Marshall had time to perfect his seated halfcourt shot. Women's soccer received a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will host a match this weekend. Carolina remains at No. 8 nationally in the new volleyball poll. Women's basketball won an exhibition, 92-50. Dustin Ackley is hoping for a big 2015. (GoHeels.com)

A Hero For The Wired World: Michael Jordan reaches new heights

In honor of Sports Illustrated's 60th anniversary, SI.com is republishing 60 of the best stories in the magazine's history. Today's selection is "A Hero For The Wired World," by David Halberstam, which ran in the Dec. 23, 1991 issue in which Michael Jordan was chosen as the Sportsman of the Year. In a satellite age, Michael Jordan has become the fast-rising global star of basketball's fast-rising global show. (Sports Illustrated)

To Hong Kong with Jerry Stackhouse

A weekend trip to Hong Kong doesn’t make a lot of sense. But Jerry Stackhouse was the perfect candidate. When asked about 10 days prior to the event, if The Skill Factory could bring a former NBA player to Hong Kong as the Ambassador for the Hong Kong Sports Festival, it seemed unlikely. But when I connected with Jerry, I knew it would be a great trip. (Jeremiah Boswell Blog)

Bubba Cunningham Defends Roy Williams

UNC Athletics Director Bubba Cunningham stopped by Roy Williams’ live radio show on Monday night to voice his support of the Hall of Fame coach. Cunningham joined the radio program in the latter part of the hour and spoke uninterrupted for several minutes in response to recent media criticism directed at Williams. (Inside Carolina)

Tyler Zeller finding his groove with Boston Celtics

Tyler Zeller was impressive on Saturday night. He must have impressed Brad Stevens as well, since he got to play a season high 21 minutes and was on the court for much of the final few minutes. His 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists helped the Celtics best a team that featured star centers Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah. He did much of his offensive damage in the pick and roll. (Celtics Blog)

Lakers' Ed Davis has a message for Charles Barkley

NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley took a subtle jab at the Los Angeles Lakers uninspiring start to the season by stating that he wouldn't eat until Los Angeles finally won a game. Well, the Lakers got their elusive first win of the season on Sunday night against the Charlotte Hornets and Lakers reserve power forward Ed Davis took to Twitter to send the NBA on TNT analyst a message. (Carolina Blue)

Want to protect your championship banner? Win a title

Tere have been bloggers, such as Bradley Bethel at Coaching The Mind, who have suggested the information in the Wainstein report is not as damning to the basketball program as others have insisted. And whatever the NCAA enforcement folks eventually put in front of the infractions committee, if anything, the committee that will serve as the judge and jury might consider none of it to be actionable. (Sporting News)

Isaiah Hicks looking for big year at natural position

When James Michael McAdoo decided to forego his senior season and enter the 2014 NBA Draft, attention immediately turned to Brice Johnson. Known as a prolific scorer off the bench his first two seasons at UNC, Johnson is now expected to assume the starting power forward spot for a team anticipated to be one of the best in the country in 2014-2015. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Player Profile: Brice Johnson

Brice Johnson has the ability to impact the game on both ends. If you extrapolate his numbers out per a 40-minute basis, Johnson is a double-double kind of player. The question is can Johnson play with a steady enough level of effort and consistency to warrant the playing time needed to improve last season's numbers? (Tar Heel Blog)

Michael Jordan learns less is more as NBA owner

Just as he did during the championship stages of his playing career, Michael Jordan has gotten better as an owner by allowing himself to fade away. In the former case, it was adjusting his game and learning to pick his spots offensively. In the latter, it has been stepping back from day-to-day decisions involving the team he owns, the Charlotte Hornets, while allowing his basketball people to build a quality roster. (U-T San Diego)

Guess What? The 2005 Title Team Took Paper Classes

The latest Kane Klassic provides an interesting, if puzzling, take on paper class enrollment during the 2004-2005 season. Other than the specific numbers, which were detailed in the Wainstein Report, this is really nothing new. It had been common knowledge that members of the 2005 team were in aberrant classes, long before Mary Willingham and Rashad McCants drew attention to them. (Tar Heel Blog)

J.P. Tokoto chooses pass over flash Friday

As J.P. Tokoto approached the Belmont Abbey defender near the UNC basket — instead of preparing for liftoff — the Tar Heel high-riser dished the ball to freshman forward Justin Jackson at the last second for an effortless layup. Jackson’s layup gave him 16 points on the night, which led all scorers in UNC’s 112-34 trouncing of the Crusaders on Friday night. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina Rundown: November 10

Tar Heels in the NFL: Bruce Carter had a pretty interception and seven tackles for the Cowboys in London. Da'Norris Searcy had four tackles. Quinton Coples had four tackles, including one for loss. Julius Peppers had four tackles and a sack. Sylvester Williams had a tackle. Kareem Martin had just one tackle, but he made it count, as his sack forced a fumble and led to an Arizona touchdown. (GoHeels.com)

UNC freshman Justin Jackson making early impression

Chosen as the co-MVP of the McDonald’s All-America game and one of the nation’s top 20 impact newcomers by ESPN, Justin Jackson is being counted on to address the Tar Heels’ need for a consistent perimeter scoring threat that can take some of the pressure off preseason ACC Player of the Year Marcus Paige. From the early indications, he’s got what it takes to fill the bill. (Wilmington Star News)

Tar Heel Sports Weekend A Mixed Bag

With the UNC football team enjoying a bye week this past weekend, other fall sports teams took center stage and experienced different results. UNC men’s basketball coach Roy Williams says his team’s hard work in practice paid off last Friday night against Belmont Abbey. "Well we’re much more gifted naturally than that team was and we’ve been working pretty doggone hard in practice." (Chapelboro.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 76
Notre Dame: 80
Sat, Feb 6 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Boston College
Tue, Feb 9, 8:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Sun, Feb 14, 1:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Duke
Wed, Feb 17, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Virginia Tech0
at UVA0
8:00 PM ET
UNC0
at Boston College0
8:00 PM ET
Pitt0
at Miami (FL)0
7:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(9) North Carolina8-219-4
(7) Virginia8-319-4
(13) Louisville8-319-5
Notre Dame8-417-7
(12) Miami7-318-4
Duke7-418-6
Clemson7-514-10
Pittsburgh6-417-5
Florida State6-516-7
Syracuse6-516-8
Virginia Tech5-613-11
Georgia Tech2-812-11
NC State2-912-12
Wake Forest1-1010-13
Boston College0-107-16

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