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Theo Being Theo

Theo being Theo is a good thing for North Carolina. It usually means the Tar Heels are playing well, they have a skip in their collective steps, and they are winning. It also means they’re having fun, because when Theo Pinson is doing his thing, letting his exuberance and personality fly, it’s all smiles and laughter for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Duke-UNC returns focus to the main event, not the sideshows

For all the talk of the tournament coming to New York for the first time ever, basketball took a back seat. And then UNC destroyed Miami. And then Duke broke Louisville’s heart. And now we get UNC-Duke in a Friday unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Everything up until now has been noise. Now we get Tobacco Road basketball in Brooklyn. This is what we came for. (Greensboro News & Record)

Roy Williams, Jim Boeheim stealing the show at ACC tournament

A day after Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said there was “no value” to playing the ACC tournament in Greensboro, he walked his comments back a bit, maybe, during an interview on “The Scott Hamilton Show.” And speaking of targets, UNC coach Roy Williams turned his Miami postgame comments into scattershooting about the New York Times and President Trump. . (Greensboro News & Record)

Jordan Brand looks to cash in on MJ's 'ceiling is the roof' quote

Jordan Brand is making the most out of an odd situation. During halftime of North Carolina's game against Duke last Saturday, Michael Jordan declared that the "ceiling is the roof." The quote left some feeling inspired, while others were confused by it. Whatever MJ meant by the quote, he's using it as an opportunity to sell merchandise. (Sporting News)

Lucas: Take Three

A somewhat unexpected feature of these third meetings between North Carolina and Duke—since 1989, in a three-point game, these trios haven’t been particularly close. The average margin of victory in the past five ACC Tournament meetings is nearly 18 points per game. Other quirky UNC-Duke numbers you should know in advance of Friday’s game: (GoHeels.com)

Roles reversed, UNC and Duke face off for a third time

They will play on a new stage, but they could play in a driveway and it wouldn't matter. This is not about location. This is about one of college basketball's biggest rivalries offering up a delicious March rubber match. Duke won Game 1 in Durham. North Carolina claimed the second game in Chapel Hill, and now the ACC offers up the third in Brooklyn. (ESPN.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Play for Show?

Duke is playing in its third game in three days and is pretty gassed after its emotional comeback win over Louisville. If the fresher Tar Heels work hard to get the ball inside, they should beat Duke again. Unless Luke Kennard goes off for 40 to prove HE should have been ACC Player of the Year instead of Justin Jackson. With seeds secure, let’s go play and have fun. (Chapelboro.com)

Kennedy Meeks hopes to rewrite history in final season

As North Carolina enters March Madness, senior Kennedy Meeks knows he’s playing through the fleeting moments of his college career. But he hasn’t started packing his bags just yet. While the Tar Heels recognize the similarities between this year and last, Meeks and the squad are determined to make one key edit to this year’s story line. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC's Kenny Williams Doubtful About Return This Season

While Kenny Williams is no longer on crutches following surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, his rehab progress has not improved the chances of his return to the lineup this postseason. “At this point, I doubt it, just because the rehab is going to be a little bit slow,” Williams said following UNC's win over Miami in the ACC Tournament on Thursday. (Inside Carolina)

Wayne Ellington another before and after success story for Miami Heat

Statistically, Wayne Ellington has had four other seasons in which he’s shot the ball at a better clip from three-point range than the 37.5 percent he’s averaged this season for the Miami Heat. But there’s no question this feels like his best NBA season yet – and that’s because physically he’s never felt this good. “I feel like I can run for days,” said Ellington. (Miami Herald)

Theo Pinson's accidental 3-pointer helps UNC men's basketball in ACC Tournament win over Miami

Theo 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 shirts

When 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 Semifinal

UNC 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 Year

North 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. Read More...

North Carolina-Duke: Classic SI Photos

Considered 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)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

UNC @ Elon
Fri, Nov 9, TBD

UNC vs. Stanford
Mon, Nov 12, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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