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Closing the curtain on 2015-16 college basketball season

Best coaching move: UNC's Roy Williams - As guard Marcus Paige struggled through a lengthy shooting slump, fans and media members alike clamored for Williams to play Paige more at his natural position of point guard and take away some ball-handling duties from Joel Berry. Williams didn't flinch. He stuck to his plan. (Fayetteville Observer)

Michael Jordan once got inside Jerry Stackhouse's head by singing Anita Baker

I remember stories of Michael Jordan singing to guys when he was playing. His number one song was ‘Giving You The Best That I Got.’ I remember him singing that to Jerry Stackhouse one day and just putting on a show. He gave it to you every time. He had an answer for everything that came out of anyone’s mouth. THT Note: Stackhouse tweeted "News to me" in response to this article (FOX Sports)

Jackie Manuel named Valparaiso assistant basketball coach

Former North Carolina basketball player and 2005 National Champion Jackie Manuel has accepted an assistant coaching spot with Valparaiso. Manuel played at UNC from 2001-2005. He had been an assistant at UNCG under head coach Wes Miller since 2012. The Florida native was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at UNC from 2011-2012. (Carolina Blue)

Marcus Paige gets Iowa homecoming

Marcus Paige finally got a homecoming game after all. It might be called the Carolina ACC Barnstorming Tour, but Friday, the group of ACC senior all-stars left the state for a quick trip to Marion, Iowa to play at Linn-Mar high school, Paige’s alma mater, Saturday. “I think they mentioned it to me at the beginning of the year,” Paige said. (NSJ Sports)

Video: Marcus Paige Returns Home to Linn-Mar

Marcus Paige returned home to Iowa and his high school alma mater, Linn-Mar, as part of the ACC Barnstorming Tour. KCRG's Scott Saville has the story. Read More...

ACC Barnstorming Tour comes to Iowa for Marcus Paige homecoming

It was a UNC home basketball game a thousand miles from Chapel Hill. Carolina blue was the dominant color in Linn-Mar High School’s gym Saturday night. Some of it was from the “Team Paige” T-shirts people bought for $15 on location. But most of it was worn to the gym by many in the gathering of 2,200 who filled the gym to see former Lion Marcus Paige. (The Gazette)

UNC coach Roy Williams seeks to quiet questions about his future

Throughout the last four years, North Carolina's Roy Williams said his goal was to coach six to 10 more years. He thought it was silly to keep saying the same thing, so he changed his timeline and told a recruit last week that he hopes to coach another five to nine years. Confusing? A little. Williams, whose contract runs through 2020, has a simpler way to describe his outlook. (Fayetteville Observer)

Young Raptors Fans Leave 76ers' Kendall Marshall Hanging on His Way into Tunnel

The Toronto Raptors hosted the Sixers on Tuesday night, and the home team cruised to a 122-98 victory. As the teams made their way into the tunnel, a pair of young Raptors fans stuck their hands out to high-five the players. Just the Toronto players, though. This ended in a psych-out for Sixers guard Kendall Marshall, who reached out for a little high-five love. Instead, he got left hanging. (Bleacher Report)

13 former Tar Heels prepare for NBA playoffs

With the NBA playoffs set to begin on Saturday, North Carolina boasts the most former players in this year’s competition. The Tar Heels have more former players in this NBA postseason than Duke and UCLA, which are tied for the second-most former players participating. Here’s a look at the 13 former Tar Heels vying for this year's NBA title. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC men's basketball senior trio still hanging on

Marcus Paige is part of the 2016 ACC Barnstorming Tour that features ACC seniors from across the state, including UNC’s trio: Paige, Brice Johnson and Joel James. The group moves from town to town, playing pickup basketball and fooling around one last time together. They’ll even head to Paige’s hometown of Marion, Iowa, next week. But fooling around was the key Thursday. (Daily Tar Heel)

Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson greeted by pro-UNC crowd in Durham

Marcus Paige drilled 3-pointers during the ACC Barnstorming Tour stop Thursday night. He fed former UNC teammate Brice Johnson for thunderous alley-oop dunks. Paige even tossed an alley-oop pass to Duke's Marshall Plumlee. Paige did not attempt to recreate his one-footed, hanging 3-pointer that tied the national championship game just 12 days ago. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC Only School With A Starter on Both 1996 Bulls and 2016 Warriors

The Golden State Warriors set the record for the most regular season wins in a season in the history of the NBA Wednesday night. The 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls previously held that record. Former North Carolina Tar Heel Harrison Barnes is a starter on this record-setting Warriors team. Of course, the Bulls were led by another Tar Heel, Michael Jordan. (Chapelboro.com)

Kings fire coach George Karl

The Kings on Thursday fired coach George Karl, the fifth-winningest coach in NBA history, following a season in which the team fell well short of their playoff expectations. Karl was 44-68 in his nearly 1 1/2 seasons. (Sacramento Bee)

UNC has the most players in the 2016 NBA Playoffs

With the field of 16 officially set -- the NBA playoffs begin on Saturday -- I tallied up every roster to find out which colleges have the most former players in this year's NBA bracket. North Carolina is the big winner, with Duke, UCLA, Kansas and Kentucky not too, too far behind. Here are the schools with at least five players on 2016 NBA playoff rosters. (CBS Sports)

Roy Williams discusses the struggles Kennedy Meeks faced this season

UNC coach Roy Williams agreed that when it came to consistency Marcus Paige and Kennedy Meeks were called out the most, "Kennedy and Marcus were the most criticized this year," said Williams. "With every kid you have to deal with their emotions throughout the year. As a coach you have to get them through the very tough spots," said Williams. (Carolina Blue)

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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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