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The Brotherhood of Brice Johnson And Marcus Paige

In the summer of 2011, Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson moved into the dormitories at Chapel Hill. The bright-eyed freshmen were assigned as roommates for team road trips and immediately developed a strong friendship. “We lived together for four years at Chapel Hill,” Paige reminisced, now a pro with the NBA D-League’s Salt Lake City Stars (affiliate of the Utah Jazz). (NBA.com)

Texas Southern vs. North Carolina: NCAA Tournament First Round Preview and Prediction

A No. 16 seed has never beaten a No. 1 in NCAA Tournament history and it's probably not going to happen here either. Texas Southern out of the SWAC began its season on a 16-game road trip and was blown out by the likes of Arizona, Cincinnati and Louisville. But the Tigers righted their ship, reeling off nine straight wins to claim the SWAC tournament title. (Athlon Sports)

Mentor and Mentee: The Jerry Stackhouse and Brandon Ingram Story

When former NBA All-Star Jerry Stackhouse first met future NBA lottery pick Brandon Ingram, he didn’t know him as Brandon Ingram. He knew him as Donald’s son. Or Bo’s little brother. He knew him as the little kid that would tag along with his dad and older brother to the gym. They really started to work together when Ingram was in middle school. (Eastbay.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Top Seeds Never Lose

There is clear value to being a No. 1 seed in the Big Dance. It’s no big mystery why a 16 seed has never upset a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. No. 2s have lost to No. 15s, No. 3s have lost 14s and plenty of 4s have lost to No. 13 seeds. So for UNC, the value of playing outclassed Texas Western in its opener is that it’s basically a warm-up game. (Chapelboro.com)

Justin Jackson approaching NBA lottery status

Draft gurus have consistently viewed UNC’s Justin Jackson as NBA first-round material this season. But coming off ACC Player of the Year honors, Jackson is seeing his stock rise considerably. The most recent DraftExpress mock draft projects Jackson at No. 13 overall. The junior’s versatility as an inside-outside wing is one of the biggest reason scouts are high on him. (ACC Sports Journal)

Aaron Rohlman continues his dream season as Tar Heels begin NCAA tournament on Friday

A year ago this time, Gastonia's Aaron Rohlman had just completed his first season on UNC's junior varsity basketball team. Fast forward a year and not only is Rohlman still rooting for North Carolina to win a national title, but he was promoted from the junior varsity to the varsity team - and will have a front row seat for every Tar Heels' NCAA tournament game. (Gaston Gazette)

Tar Heels are brimming with March Madness fun

So, we need to talk about these North Carolina hats. First off, those seem like expensive hats. Who paid for them? Secondly, it’s not like the Tar Heels are traveling to Deadwood for their first-round game Friday against Texas Southern. Greenville, S.C., is hardly what I would call “western.” (Washington Post)

Reyshawn Terry reflects on memories of UNC’s 2005 championship squad

Ryukyu Golden Kings forward Reyshawn Terry is part of a special fraternity. As a native of the Tar Heel State, Terry’s identity has been forged in part by his association with the storied North Carolina men’s basketball program, which captured its fourth NCAA title in 2005, and first under Roy Williams (the legendary Dean Smith led the school to two crowns). (Japan Times)

Drama Bracket in Greenville: Gamecocks, Duke, UNC, bathrooms and the Confederate flag

North Carolina is a No. 1 seed. Las Vegas likes Duke – sizzling and healthy after an ACC Tournament title – to win it all. Are players and fans peeking ahead to a national championship game that would be the first Duke-North Carolina matchup in the NCAA Tournament? “I’ve thought about it,” North Carolina junior guard Joel Berry admitted to reporters. “I would love to get revenge on them again. But you never know.” (Charleston Post and Courier)

How they were built: North Carolina, the favorites

As today marks the tip-off of the 2017 NCAA Tournament, we continue our look at some of the top storylines and how those teams were built through recruiting. Up next, we look at No. 1 seed North Carolina and how finding post depth, a decision to wait on the NBA and the development of an unlikely prospect have Roy Williams' team contending to cut down the nets. (Rivals.com)

Tar Heels Open NCAA Play Friday Vs. Texas Southern

North Carolina enters the 2017 NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 seed in the South Regional. The Tar Heels play No. 16 Texas Southern, the regular-season and Tournament champions of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Gametime for Friday’s game is 30 minutes after the Arkansas-Seton Hall game, which begins at 1:30 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Heat guard Wayne Ellington looks back at his March Madness experience

What do you remember from that 2009 national title run? Wayne Ellington : “It was unbelievable. It’s like a feeling you can’t really explain unless you have been a champion. And I think it’s even different at every level. It’s different when you’re an NBA champion, it’s different when you’re an NCAA champion. But it just felt amazing. It’s hard for me to describe, honestly.” (Palm Beach Post)

Comparing UNC's 2016 team to the 2017 team

There has been discussion comparing the 2016 and 2017 UNC basketball teams. There are similarities: ACC Regular Season Champions, split games against Duke, similar record heading into the NCAA Tournament. But there are also some stark differences: No Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige on the 2017 team, but a bigger role for Justin Jackson, Joel Berry, and Isaiah Hicks. (Carolina Blue)

Kevin Scott, Texas Southern don’t fear the North Carolina basketball team

Study Texas Southern’s nonconference schedule, Kevin Scott says, and you’ll see why UNC doesn’t intimidate the former Omaha Central standout. Games with Arizona, Louisville, TCU and Baylor are on the list. Yes, they were big losses, but the Tigers did beat the likes of Rice, La Salle and James Madison. They’ve gone 19-2 since an 89-63 loss to Baylor on Dec. 21. (Omaha World-Herald)

Concern with Justin Jackson?

Justin Jackson is not in a slump, but his production and efficiency has dropped in recent games. Many believe he is trying to do too much. Against Duke in the ACC Tournament he scored 16 points but was 6-for-22. Against Miami he scored 12 points on 5-for-11 shooting. Against Duke in the regular season finale he scored 15 points on 6-for-17 shooting. (Carolina Blue)

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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 @ Bahamas All Stars
Fri, Aug 17, 7:30 ET

UNC @ NPBA All Stars
Sun, Aug 19, 3:00 ET

UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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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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