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Video: J.P. Tokoto Crossover and Dunk vs Belmont Abbey

J.P. Tokoto crosses over on his defender and skies for the tomahawk slam against Belmont-Abbey on November 7, 2014. View Video...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Belmont Abbey

There's a hesitation to draw too many conclusions from an exhibition game. But it might be worth noting--if indicative of Carolina's depth and ability to score and defend with multiple bodies--that the Tar Heels have now won this year's exhibition games against Fayetteville State and Belmont Abbey by 53 and 78 points, respectively, after Friday night's 112-34 win over the Crusaders. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina basketball preview: The Tar Heels are big and athletic, but can they shoot?

Even with obvious question marks to start the season, North Carolina is a consensus top-10 team because they're big, athletic and have arguably the best returning player in the country. Paige is the engine that will make the Tar Heels go this season, as a primary scorer, facilitator and leader. After a breakout sophomore year, Paige will be on everyone's All-America list. (SB Nation)

College Basketball's Top Freshmen for 2014-15

Justin Jackson, G/F, North Carolina: UNC’s signing class contains three top-30 prospects, all at positions where they will have to fight for playing time at point guard (Joel Berry) and small forward (Jackson, Theo Pinson). Jackson is the highest ranked and may be the best shooter of the group, giving him a leg up on a team that shot 33.6 percent from 3-point range last season. (Athlon Sports)

Roy Williams finds refuge on court

The release of the Wainstein Report last month brought a different kind of question for Roy Williams. Williams has been forced to defend his integrity in being asked what he knew and when he knew it regarding the "paper classes." If all that wasn’t enough, Williams revealed his wife, Wanda, has had two surgeries in the past few months. (ESPN.com)

Marcus Paige learns to trust himself

No one outside of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, needs a reminder that junior point guard Marcus Paige is North Carolina's best player. Paige sometimes does. He's not a fan of being singled out, so when he's spotted walking across campus and asked for an autograph, his response is still not second nature. Let's be clear: Paige is not just another point guard. (ESPN.com)

UNC Player Profile: Nate Britt

The main issue facing point guard Nate Britt is that his game isn't a complete package. However he does bring certain skills to the table that will earn him playing time. Obviously he's experienced and understands how to run the offense which gives him a slight edge on freshman Joel Berry. Britt's speed is something no one else on the roster possesses. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Plays Final Exhibition Tune-Up Friday

UNC will play its final basketball exhibition tune-up of the preseason Friday when it hosts Belmont Abbey at 7:30 p.m. in the Smith Center. The game won't be televised but will be available on radio via the Tar Heel Sports Network and streamed live on GoHeels.com for GoHeels TV subscribers. Jones Angell and Eric Montross will have the call, along with Dave Nathan and Sean May. (GoHeels.com)

What to Look For in UNC's Exhibition vs Belmont Abbey

Exhibition: UNC vs Belmont Abbey, 7:30 PM, Go Heels TV (subscription) Carolina rolled over Fayetteville State in their first exhibition match two weeks ago. This Friday, Belmont Abbey come to town and the Heels should notch another easy preseason win. With that in mind, there are several things to watch in this game that would be omens of a good season for the Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

Carolina Rundown: November 7

The Celtics want to find a bigger role for Tyler Zeller. Danny Green had a rough shooting night but still scored ten for the Spurs. Six points and three boards for Brandan Wright. UNC field hockey had an exciting overtime win over Duke in the ACC quarterfinals. Jamie Loeb and Caroline Price are still alive at the USTA National Indoors. (GoHeels.com)

Los Angeles Lakers’ Gamble On Ed Davis, Wayne Ellington Combo Paying Off

The Lakers made a pair of solid pickups this offseason by acquiring former North Carolina Tar Heels Ed Davis and Wayne Ellington. With Davis and Ellington, there is a lot more than meets the eye; they joined the Lakers looking for an opportunity to continue an elite tradition the University of North Carolina has had with the purple and gold for many years. (Rant Sports)

An evening with UNC's oldest living basketball alumnus

Bob Gersten, the oldest living UNC basketball and baseball alum, looked back at Libbie, his wife of 70 years, as Frank Sinatra graciously gave way to the soft clatter of silverware on china, unfolded a well-worn stack of papers and began to speak. The family was in town to celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of the nonagenarians — Bob is 94, two years older than his bride. (THT Note: Gersten YouTube Interviews 1 2) (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Player Profile: The Reserves

The 2014-15 season is almost here and in preparation for that we profile the players. Today we look at the reserves. Over his first three seasons there has been plenty to like about Jackson Simmons. Here is a player who works hard, has a tremendous understanding of the game and squeezes every last ounce out of the basketball talent he's been given. (Tar Heel Blog)

Jackson, Tar Heels Get Final Smith Center Tune-Up

The No. 6 UNC men’s basketball team will conduct its final preseason tune-up Friday at 7:30 pm in the Smith Center when the Tar Heels welcome Belmont Abbey Crusaders to Chapel Hill for an exhibition contest. In their first exhibition, the Tar Heels easily glided by Fayetteville State 111-58. Highly-touted freshman Justin Jackson led the scoring charge with 18 points. (Chapelboro.com)

With chance to play, Reggie Bullock giving it his best shot

Calling Reggie Bullock up from Class-DNP paid off for the Clippers in their win Monday, when Bullock made four 3-point shots off the bench for 12 points. “I think he has more confidence. We tried to play him early in camp, and he didn’t (play well),” Coach Doc Rivers said. “Maybe he put too much pressure on himself. That’s why you sit a guy and bring him back." (Orange County Register)

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 Standings
(9) North Carolina8-219-4
(7) Virginia8-319-4
(13) Louisville8-319-5
Notre Dame8-417-7
(12) Miami7-318-4
Florida State6-516-7
Virginia Tech5-613-11
Georgia Tech2-812-11
NC State2-912-12
Wake Forest1-1010-13
Boston College0-107-16

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