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Bob Seymour, Sylvia Hatchell and others remember Dean Smith (audio)

Thoughts, stories, and memories are still coming in honoring of the late legendary UNC basketball coach Dean Smith. (Chapelboro.com)

Dean Smith gave Apex coach David Neal a chance, taught many lessons

After playing on the junior varsity team at North Carolina during his freshman and sophomore years, David Neal tried out for Smith's varsity team as a junior. A graduate of Sanderson High School in Raleigh, Neal had grown up a Tar Heel fan. (High School OT)

Roy Williams still has upper-hand on Coach K

Since returning to Carolina, Roy Williams has been the better basketball coach than Mike Krzyzewski. And not even the craziest at Cameron could say otherwise. Roy has two titles at Carolina, in 2005 and 2009. Coach K has one during that stretch — that tight win over Butler in 2012. UNC has been to the Elite Eight or beyond six times since Williams arrived in Chapel Hill. Duke has been there just three times. (USA Today)

Tar Heels Return Home To Host Yellow Jackets

North Carolina will host Georgia Tech (12-14, 3-11) on Saturday at noon, looking to snap a two-game losing streak. It will be the first meeting between the schools this season, but the teams will have a rematch in Atlanta in 10 days (on March 3 in McCamish Pavillion). The ACC Network will televise the game regionally. Wes Durham (play-by-play) and Mike Gminski (analyst) will call the action. (GoHeels.com)

Lessons of Dean Smith Compiled in David Chadwick's Book

Pastor David Chadwick, Senior Pastor of Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, calls Dean Smith a great coach and a better person. He wrote a book outlining the philosophical gems handed down by the Tar Heel legend, lessons gleaned on court and off, “He taught players not only how to play the game of basketball but how to live the game of life.” (Fox 46 Carolinas)

‘There’s a guy named Dean Smith on the phone and he wants to talk to you …’

I remember the date as though it happened just yesterday. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1996. I was still a young, know-it-all sportswriter working in my second season of covering the Triangle teams for the Fayetteville Observer and I was feeling pretty proud of myself for a column I had written taking North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith to task for his handling of an incident during a game against Clemson. (Wilmington Star News)

Kendall Marshall traded from Milwaukee to Phoenix, will be waived

As part of the three-team deal that sent point guard Brandon Knight to the Phoenix Suns and brought Michael Carter-Williams to Milwaukee, the Bucks shipped injured guard Kendall Marshall to Phoenix in order to clear a roster spot....According to The Arizona Republic's Paul Coro, the Suns, who drafted Marshall 13th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft, are expected to waive him immediately. (Brew Hoop)

Video: Full footage of UNC-Duke pre-game moment of silence

ESPN's footage of the poignant moment of silence honoring Dean Smith that took place prior to the UNC-Duke game in Durham. View Video...

No. 15 Tar Heels try to regroup after 4th loss in 5 games

Little has gone right for No. 15 North Carolina of late. The Tar Heels have lost four of five after sitting near the Atlantic Coast Conference lead in late January. They've twice blown double-digit leads when on the verge of winning on the road against highly ranked opponents — including their fiercest rival. They haven't consistently defended well and are having trouble getting star guard Marcus Paige loose. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Golden State Warriors sign James Michael McAdoo for remainder of season

The Golden State Warriors have signed forward James Michael McAdoo for the remainder of the season. The team announced the move Thursday shortly after the NBA trading deadline passed. The Warriors, a league-best 42-9, made no deals at the deadline. The 22-year-old McAdoo has played in four games with Golden State this season, averaging 3.5 points and 1.3 rebounds in five minutes. (FOX Sports)

Legend Dean Smith wasn't above his fans

Over the years, a lot of people wrote letters to Dean Smith, and in a lot of cases, he wrote back. Scott Cherry is the basketball coach at High Point University but he was a senior captain on the 1993 Tar Heel team that won the national championship. Years later, he remembers a letter coach Smith wrote, at an important time in his life. (WCNC)

Duke and North Carolina provide exactly what the game needed

There's nothing wrong with the college game when the game is between North Carolina and Duke. It never fails to deliver. In a season in which college basketball has taken its share of shots, rightfully so in many instances, the Blue Devils' 92-90 overtime win over the Tar Heels was a breathtaking reminder of why we love it in the first place. (ESPN.com)

The Morning After: UNC-Duke

By coming back in the first half and then playing their best basketball of the season to go up 10 in the second half, North Carolina proved they can be a great team. For the Tar Heels, toughness and execution when it counts is still an issue and the lack of a go-to-scored remains something hindering this team from taking the next step. (Carolina Blue)

Dean Smith was the king of basketball innovations

Before he was the South Carolina men’s basketball coach from 1981 to 1986, Bill Foster had the misfortune of plying his trade at Duke, a few miles from Dean Smith at North Carolina. Foster led Duke for six seasons, including an appearance in the 1978 national championship game against title-winner Kentucky. Yet Foster grew increasingly frustrated in competing against Smith and UNC. (The State)

UNC's Bench Adds Positives in Defeat

After falling behind no. 4 Duke by nine points at the first media timeout, No. 15 North Carolina received an unlikely, yet significant boost from its bench. Isaiah Hicks led the reserves with 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting and three rebounds. Nate Britt scored 11 points and Joel James added six points and five rebounds. Joel Berry’s lone score was the 3-ball on six field goal attempts. (Inside Carolina)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Hawaii
Fri, Nov 18, TBD

UNC @ Indiana
Wed, Nov 30, TBD

UNC vs. Kentucky
Sat, Dec 17, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Clemson10-817-14
Pittsburgh9-921-12
Syracuse9-923-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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