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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)

Watch UNC Basketball Friday On GoHeels TV

The North Carolina men's basketball team will complete exhibition play for the 2014-15 season on Friday night against Belmont Abbey, and the only way to watch the game online is on GoHeels.com. GoHeels TV will stream the game live, exclusively for GoHeels TV subscribers. The Tar Heels will open the regular season next weekend. (GoHeels.com)

UNC freshmen add depth, scoring, and personality

There likely won’t be any adjustment time necessary for UNC’s newest three players. Joel Berry, Justin Jackson and Theo Pinson, gave fans a glimpse at their abilities in a 20-minute intrasquad scrimmage to cap off an evening of skits and dances, but the fleeting look at UNC’s newest talent indicated positive things ahead for the Tar Heels. (Carolina Blue)

College basketball's top 10 dunkers

4. J.P. Tokoto, UNC: Driving to the basket. He's got more than enough bounce to be on the receiving end of a monster alley-oop, but where Tokoto excels is with the ball moving forward. Whether he's on the wing during a fast break, taking the ball to the lane, or slashing down the baseline, when he starts moving towards the basket, you can expect fireworks. (Sporting News)

What To Watch For: UNC vs Belmont Abbey

The Belmont Abbey Crusaders were 11-16 a year ago and finished seventh in Conference Carolinas play. The Crusaders elevated Martin Unger head coach in early October after seven years as an assistant and associate head coach. Unger, who worked on Leonard Hamilton’s staff at Florida State in the early 2000s, will field a young club, with just two upperclassmen. (GoHeels.com)

Out of the Blue: Jackson Simmons

Jackson Simmons is the epitome of a role player, but with his selfless, team-first attitude, the Webster, N.C. product is an integral part to the success of the Tar Heels. "I just do a lot of the little things, like setting screens or getting after loose balls and boxing out. I’m kind of lucky, because it doesn’t change game to game." (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Rundown: November 6

Bruce Carter is frustrated with his playing time in Dallas. The Bengals play tonight, but Gio is doubtful. Hakeem Nicks had his best game of the season against the Giants, and was pleased to get a win over his old team. Thirteen points and nine assists for Ty Lawson. Harrison Barnes had 10 points and seven rebounds. Danny Green also had 10 and seven. (GoHeels.com)

Player Profile: Justin Jackson

Among the three freshman, Justin Jackson might be the most intriguing. He is a 6-8 wing play sporting tremendous length which makes him a match-up issue on both ends of the floor for opposing teams. UNC, which lacked a significant wing presence last season, now has plenty of it. Jackson stands to be an extremely important piece to that puzzle. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels In The NBA: Nov. 5

Many NBA experts are expecting Barnes to take a step forward in his third year in the league. The Warriors believe in the former Tar Heel as well, as the team exercised his fourth-year option to keep him in the Bay Area for at least one more season. So far this season, Barnes is averaging nine points and four rebounds per game. (GoHeels.com)

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)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 68
Boston College: 65
Tue, Feb 9 Box Score

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

UNC vs. Duke
Wed, Feb 17, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Feb 20, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Virginia Tech49
at UVA67
at Boston College65
at Miami (FL)65
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina9-220-4
(7) Virginia9-320-4
(12) Miami8-319-4
(13) Louisville8-319-5
Notre Dame8-417-7
Florida State6-516-7
Virginia Tech5-713-12
Georgia Tech2-812-11
NC State2-912-12
Wake Forest1-1010-13
Boston College0-117-17

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