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Scholar-Athlete Luncheon Recognizes Academic Excellence

The day’s highest honor went to the Top 10 Scholar-Athletes, the five senior men and women who rank the highest in the most impressive collegiate statistic: grade point average. Each invited a faculty member and introduced him or her during brief remarks. In addition to speaking about each honored faculty member, the students looked back on their time at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

Marvin Williams is ‘quarterback’ of Charlotte Hornets’ defense

On Wednesday, Williams regained his shooting form, making seven of 10 shots for a game-high 17 points in the 90-88 road victory over the Heat. The Hornets are a victory away from advancing to the second round. And Williams, regardless of how he has shot in this series, has been a huge part of the success. This is how Batum put it: “Probably the coach loves no one more than Marvin.” (Charlotte Observer)

Marvin Williams Steps Up in Hornets Game 5 Win Versus Heat

Despite going 0-of-5 from the field in the Hornets’ Game 4 win in Charlotte on Monday night, head coach Steve Clifford was still remarkably impressed with the efforts of veteran Marvin Williams, particularly from a defensive and leadership standpoint. (Charlotte Hornets)

Derrick Phelps Added to San Francisco Basketball Staff

Derrick Phelps, the starting point guard on North Carolina's 1993 national championship team, has been named USF's associate head men's basketball coach. In his new role, Phelps will take a lead role in scouting, international recruiting and will work closely with USF's backcourt players. "I feel very fortunate to be able to add Derrick to our coaching staff," said head coach Kyle Smith. (San Francisco Dons)

Video: Carolina Basketball - Official 2015-16 Season Highlights

From Annapolis to Houston, relive all the moments that will make you laugh, cry and smile during the unforgettable 2015-16 UNC men's basketball season. View Video...

Wayne Ellington wins PBWA’s 2015-16 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award

Guard Wayne Ellington of the Brooklyn Nets has won the 2015-16 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award as selected by the Professional Basketball Writers Association. The honor, named after the NBA’s second commissioner, is presented annually by the PBWA to the player, coach or athletic trainer who shows outstanding service and dedication to the community. (Professional Basketball Writers Association)

Video and Images: Marcus Paige on Barnstorming tour

As it turned out that would not be Paige's last chance to play in front of his home state crowd. The ACC Barnstorming tour which features top senior talent from the league made the trip to Paige's hometown of Marion, Iowa. (Carolina Blue)

Johnson, Paige Claim Top Honors At UNC Awards Ceremony

Senior forward Brice Johnson won the Dean Smith Most Valuable Player Award and senior guard Marcus Paige became the first Tar Heel men’s basketball player to earn defensive player-of-the-year honors four times as the University of North Carolina celebrated its Final Four season at the end-of-year awards ceremony Tuesday evening at the Carolina Inn. (GoHeels.com)

National perspective on UNC amended allegations focused on basketball

UNC released the NCAA's amended notice of allegations on Monday, jump-starting a case that has been stalled in procedural limbo since August. Given how consistent the NCAA is in their inconsistency, this only makes it more difficult to predict possible punishment based on precedent. Regardless, national pundits did their best to interpret the release of amended allegations. (WRAL Sports Fan)

ACC Barnstorming Tour Invades Avery County

Only in the framework of a traveling tour would basketball fans have an opportunity to see big-time collegiate basketball players, such as North Carolina’s Marcus Paige and Joel James. It’s also the only spot to see local N.C. State legend Tommy Burleson assist as a coach with the Avery squad, only to meet on the opposite bench his former NBA teammate and Tar Heels legend Phil Ford. (Avery Journal Times)

Roy Williams supports Hornets, UNC alums

Roy Williams is a leading member of the Carolina basketball family so it was no surprise to see him in attendance Monday as the Charlotte Hornets took on the Miami Heat in game four of the Eastern Conference playoff series. Williams was there to support three UNC alums who are part of the Hornets organization: Marvin Williams, Tyler Hansbrough, and Michael Jordan. (Carolina Blue)

Catfishing the Banner Chasers

In the course of just over two weeks, an anonymous person tweeting from a brand new, unverified Twitter account, worked his way into the inner circle of those at the center of trying to bring UNC down based on little more than an apparent knowledge of NCAA bylaws and speaking the language a certain group of rabid fans wanted to hear. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Draft Profile - QB Marquise Williams

North Carolina signal caller Marquise Williams patterns his game after Panther quarterback Cam Newton and demonstrated his skills and leadership in front of NFL scouts at the Tar Heels' Pro Day. (Carolina Panthers)

UNC conspiracy theories in NCAA case may be fun, but they're all wrong

The most popular theory regarding this delay is that UNC conveniently discovered additional violations so that the case could be delayed beyond the point where a very good Tar Heels team would be forced to miss the 2016 NCAA Tournament. This is ridiculous. (Sporting News)

Hornets’ Marvin Williams outworked his 2-game shooting slump

Nic Batum is the Charlotte Hornets’ most versatile player. Kemba Walker is the Hornets’ most spectacular player. But if you graded this Hornets team 1 through 15 on a consistency scale, everyone else would line up behind Marvin Williams. From the start of training camp, Williams was the player in the best shape. (Charlotte Observer)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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