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Video: Tar Heels Roll Past UNCP in Exhibition, 124-63 - Highlights

Six different Tar Heels finished in double figures as North Carolina defeated UNC Pembroke 124-63 in the exhibition game in Chapel Hill on November 4, 2016. View Video...

UNC sharp in 124-63 exhibition win over UNC Pembroke

North Carolina's exhibition basketball game against UNC Pembroke on Friday went like these things often go – one team imposing its will, treating the exercise like a glorified scrimmage and the other, it seemed, happy to be along for the ride. And so the real takeaways were few from the Tar Heels' 124-63 victory. They won by a large margin without any resistance. (Charlotte Observer)

Box Score: North Carolina 124, UNC Pembroke 63

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 124-63 exhibition win over UNC Pembroke on Friday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

Video: Tar Heels Run in Transition vs. UNC Pembroke

The Tar Heels ran all over UNCP, including 23 fast break points in UNC's 124-63 win in Chapel Hill on November 4, 2016. View Video...

Video: Luke Maye Impresses vs. UNC Pembroke

North Carolina sophomore Luke Maye was all over the court against UNC Pembroke, scoring 15 points on 7-8 shooting to go along with 8 rebounds and 5 assists on November 4, 2016. View Video...

Kenny Williams ready to make jump

Sophomore shooting guard Kenny Williams is entering a larger role in year two at UNC. After a disappointing freshman season, where Williams rarely got a chance to show what he could do, this season holds a lot of potential for the young Tar Heel. CarolinaBlue spoke with Williams during UNC's media day about what he has improved and his shooting. (Carolina Blue)

Tyler Zeller doing ‘whatever I need to do’ to help Celtics

Just four games into this season, Tyler Zeller was not only called upon to start, but called upon to replace the Celtics’ biggest free agent signing in Al Horford. “It’s good. I started a lot two years ago, last year was a little weird, but just being able to come in, try and do as much as I can to help this team win,” Zeller said. “Play hard, rebound, defend, whatever I need to do.” (WEEI.com)

Sports Illustrated UNC Basketball Preview

If Justin Jackson can improve his long-range efficiency, he will instantly become UNC’s most complete scoring threat. He made 300 to 400 shots daily during the summer, taking care to repeat his motion and to put more arc on his shot. He also ate six meals a day and went from 193 pounds at the NBA draft combine in May to 210 by the first practice in October. (Sports Illustrated)

ICTV: Luke Maye Playing To His Strengths

After getting his feet wet as a freshman, Luke Maye will see a significant increase in court time as a sophomore. "When you only have four big guys, they're all going to play," Roy Williams said. Maye aims to take advantage of the opportunity by becoming a more dependable defender and jump shooter, while continuing to develop his best skill: rebounding. (Inside Carolina)

UNC basketball has a new heart and soul in 2016-17

Brice Johnson was arguably the best player in the ACC in 2015-16. The big man from Orangeburg, S.C., was also the sun that North Carolina’s offense revolved around. But while Johnson was the team’s star, UNC’s system wouldn’t have been able to function without the seemingly overnight development of point guard Joel Berry. (ACC Sports Journal)

The history of UNC two-sport student-athletes—Part Two

Last week, Tar Heel Blog took you back to the first half of the 20th century to look at the two-sport student-athletes in football and basketball at North Carolina. This week, we look Tar Heels that competed both on the basketball court and the gridiron in the “ACC Era” since 1953. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Basketball To Host UNC Pembroke In Exhibition Friday

UNC will play its lone public exhibition game of the 2016-17 season when it hosts UNC Pembroke on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Smith Center. The ACC Network Extra will stream the game live. Tickets are available through the GoHeels.com Ticket Center. The Tar Heels are ranked No. 6 in the nation in both the Associated Press and the USA Today Coaches polls. (GoHeels.com)

Vince Carter enters 24,000 points club

Vince Carter has had one of the longest and most productive professional careers of any NBA player. Entering the league after three career at UNC, Carter was the No. 5 overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft. He's played for the Raptors, Nets, Magic, Suns, Mavericks, and Grizzlies. On Tuesday, Carter scored his 24,000th point, becoming the 24th player to reach that mark. (Carolina Blue)

Sports Illustrated Top 20 Preseason College Basketball Poll

No. 6 North Carolina: The 2015–16 Tar Heels ranked 268th nationally in three-point shooting (32.7%) and still won the ACC regular-season and tournament titles, then reached the NCAA final. No one in Chapel Hill thinks that formula will work again. “For us to make a run, we have to hit outside shots,” Justin Jackson says, so the search is on for deadeye marksmen. (Sports Illustrated)

Remembering when Michael Jordan and Chicago broke Cleveland's heart

The droughts are on the line Wednesday when the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians play a winner-take-all seventh game in the World Series. This would not be the first time Chicago had a chance to savage Cleveland. On May 7, 1989, the Cavaliers were looking to take a best-of-five series from the Chicago Bulls, when Michael Jordan happened. (FOX Sports)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 104
Western Carolina: 61
Wed, Dec 6 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Tennessee
Sun, Dec 17, 3:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Wofford
Wed, Dec 20, 9:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Ohio State
Sat, Dec 23, 1:30 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#6 Miami59
at G Washington50
FINAL
Huell (Miami) 15 pts; Bolden (G Washington) 13 pts;
Virginia Tech86
at #8 Kentucky93
FINAL
Robinson (Virginia Tech) 19 pts; Knox (Kentucky) 21 pts;
Davidson60
at #16 UVA80
FINAL
Aldridge (Davidson) 20 pts; Hall (UVA) 20 pts;
Indiana80
at #18 Notre Dame77
FINAL - OT
Morgan (Indiana) 34 pts; Colson (Notre Dame) 29 pts;
Oklahoma State71
at #19 Florida State70
FINAL
Carroll (Oklahoma State) 23 pts; Mann (Florida State) 20 pts;
Clemson71
at #22 Florida69
FINAL
Reed (Clemson) 22 pts; Hudson (Florida) 23 pts;
Louisville81
at Memphis72
FINAL
Snider (Louisville) 19 pts; Martin (Memphis) 26 pts;
UNCG81
at NC State76
FINAL
Smith (UNCG) 16 pts; Beverly (NC State) 16 pts;
Syracuse86
at Georgetown79
FINAL - OT
Brissett (Syracuse) 25 pts; Govan (Georgetown) 21 pts;
McNeese51
at Pitt72
FINAL
Wilson (McNeese) 11 pts; Carr (Pitt) 17 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
Boston College1-09-3
(6) Miami0-09-0
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
(19) Florida State0-09-1
Clemson0-09-1
Syracuse0-09-1
(16) Virginia0-08-1
Virginia Tech0-08-2
Louisville0-08-2
(18) Notre Dame0-08-3
NC State0-08-3
Wake Forest0-06-4
Pittsburgh0-06-5
Georgia Tech0-04-4
(4) Duke0-111-1


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