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UNC No. 11 in Sports Illustrated's preseason rankings

North Carolina is No. 11 in Sports Illustrated annual Top 25 college basketball preseason rankings. No. 11 is the lowest UNC is in many of the preseason rankings. The Tar Heels are No. 6 in the AP Top 25, No. 6 in the USA Today/Coaches Poll, No. 5 in Sporting News Top 25, and are ranked No. 6 by AthlonSports. (Carolina Blue)

Video: This is Carolina Basketball - Episode 4

Inside access to preseason practice with the Tar Heels. Episode 4 features Isaiah Hicks, insight from Hubert Davis on player development and more. View Video...

ESPN Top 10 College Basketball Player Rankings

No. 2: Marcus Paige, Junior, Guard, North Carolina | Score: 8.97. Paige could easily have grabbed the top spot in this poll after leading the Tar Heels in scoring (17.5 PPG) and assists (4.2 APG) last season. Expectations are even bigger for the junior, and he will need to meet them for North Carolina to excel. (ESPN.com)

Q&A with Roy Williams, Part III

Are you getting a sense that Isaiah Hicks is becoming who you want him to be? Roy Williams: "He just needs to relax. It’s a hard thing for somebody to say ‘Relax and play harder, relax and quit thinking.’ We’re sending him a lot of different signals, but once certain kids get it, they’ve always got it. I believe that Isaiah will have a better year, and will get better and do those kinds of things." (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Exclusive Q&A With Roy Williams

Roy Williams sat down for an exclusive Q&A with Adam Lucas for the GoHeels Magazine basketball preview issue, which ships to Rams Club members this week. The following are a few questions and answers that were left on the editing room floor from that conversation. (GoHeels.com)

Vince Carter is Still Half-Man, Half-Amazing

Vince Carter will be 38-years old in January. After three seasons in Dallas, Memphis brought him in to provide some scoring off the bench. He hasn’t had to do much yet, playing just 15 minutes a night for the undefeated Grizzlies. I guess that says more about the efficiency of Memphis than the skill level of Vince Carter because just look at this play. (The Big Lead)

Carolina Rundown: November 5

It'll require at least a 2-1 finish to become bowl eligible, and this projection thinks UNC will do it and then head to St. Pete. Tyler Hansbrough had 12 points and seven rebounds off the bench for Toronto. Marvin Williams had nine points and five rebounds, and P.J. Hairston scored his first NBA basket. Eight points for Wayne Ellington, while Ed Davis grabbed nine rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

Tokoto Targeting Top For ‘No-Fear Tar Heels’

UNC forward J.P. Tokoto may be one of the most explosive athletes in ACC basketball. With a new season nearly here, Tokoto says he’s been improving his jump shot in hopes of providing a scoring lift for the Tar Heels. Nobody questions Tokoto’s big play ability. He runs the floor like a cheetah, glides to the rim like an eagle and is capable of slamming the ball home with seismic authority. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Player Profile: Theo Pinson

Theo Pinson brings a variety of skills to the table. He is a long, athletic player who Roy Williams described in similar terms to Jackie Manuel. Pinson's game diverges from Manuel's on the offensive end of the court. Pinson is a capable offensive player who can shoot the ball and has the ability to score at the rim. (Tar Heel Blog)

Clippers SG Reggie Bullock sees 2014-15 season as a "do-over"

Second-year Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Reggie Bullock made his regular season debut on Monday against the Utah Jazz and didn't disappoint. Bullock, who finished with 12 points off of four made three point attempts in the Clippers 107-101 win over the Jazz, told the Los Angeles Times that he views the 2014-15 season as a "do-over" from his rookie season. (247 Sports)

Q&A With J.P. Tokoto

Junior forward J.P. Tokoto is a high-flying wing with an outgoing personality on and off the court. Learn more about the returning starter in this exclusive GoHeels Q&A. What part of Carolina convinced you to choose UNC for college? Roy Williams and the atmosphere of UNC. The support we receive is amazing and a blessing. (GoHeels.com)

Q&A with Roy Williams, Part II

Have recruits or prospects come to you with any questions? Roy Williams: Oh yeah. I told them what happened. It’s what it is. I can’t make anything up. I can’t snap my fingers and change it. I still believe in the values that my team has, my coaching staff, my players have. We try to push that. I still believe that North Carolina is one of the great educational institutions and always will be." (Inside Carolina)

Home Courts: Woollen Gym serves as link to past for UNC basketball

North Carolina is a basketball state. The story of how it got to be that way was written on courts both well-known and virtually unknown. In the Home Courts series, we’re visiting nine of them. Instead of the cavernous arenas where most of the biggest games are played, these are the smaller places that played big roles on our state’s hoops history. The seventh installment tells the story of UNC's Woollen Gym. (Fayetteville Observer)

North Carolina Tar Heels 2014-15 team preview

Coach Roy Williams is already sick of repeating the key to the Tar Heels’ success this season: At least one of their big men must become the kind of go-to inside presence that helped lift the program to NCAA titles in 2005 (with center Sean May) and in ’09 (forward Tyler Hansbrough). Fortunately for Williams, North Carolina has two promising options. (Sports Illustrated)

Carolina Rundown: November 4

Reggie Bullock had 12 points in his first action of the season, and the Clippers might be ready to give him more playing time. Nine points and 12 assists for Ty Lawson, but Denver lost. Vince Carter had nine points off the bench in a Memphis win. Tyler Zeller had six points in eight minutes. Brandan Wright had six points and six rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Louisville: 71
Mon, Feb 1 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Notre Dame
Sat, Feb 6, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

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

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

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(2) North Carolina8-119-3
(19) Louisville7-218-4
(9) Virginia7-318-4
(17) Miami6-317-4
Notre Dame6-415-7
Florida State5-515-7
Virginia Tech4-612-11
Georgia Tech2-712-10
NC State2-812-11
Wake Forest1-910-12
Boston College0-97-15

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