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Video: Joel Berry, Justin Jackson Pre-ACC Tournament Press Conference

North Carolina's Joel Berry and Justin Jackson speak with the media on Monday prior to the Tar Heels' opening game of the 2017 ACC Basketball Tournament in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday. Read More...

Theo Pinson's Savvy Court Vision

Theo Pinson has yet to meet a television camera or microphone he didn’t like, and that will once again become evident as the postseason begins and personalities shine brighter. On the court, however, the junior wing doesn’t receive the same manner of attention as his teammates, such as Justin Jackson, Joel Berry and Kennedy Meeks. (Inside Carolina)

2017 ACC tournament forecast

The ACC makes its debut in Brooklyn this week. It appears eight teams have at-large bids lined up with Wake Forest and Syracuse needing to do a little work to feel safe when the bracket is leaked on Sunday. There is a lot of parity at the top of the ACC with not much separating UNC, Louisville, Virginia and to some extent Duke and Miami. The bottom of the conference – not so much. (KenPom.com)

Joel Berry named Cousy Award finalist

North Carolina point guard Joel Berry has been named one of five finalists for the 2017 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame released their list of the five finalists Monday. Joining Berry are Frank Mason III (Kansas), Jalen Brunson (Villanova), Lonzo Ball (UCLA), and Nigel Williams-Gross (Gonzaga). (Keeping It Heel)

UNC Basketball Falls One Spot to No. 6 in AP Top 25

With UNC’s 31st ACC regular season championship now in hand, it’s easy to forget that Carolina is just one week removed from the worst offensive performance in the Roy Williams era last Monday at Virginia. That loss to the Cavaliers was enough to convince voters for the AP Top 25 to drop the Tar Heels one spot from No. 5 to No. 6 in this week’s rankings. (Chapelboro.com)

Duke at North Carolina: Highest College Basketball Overnight of the Season on Any Network

Duke at North Carolina delivered a 2.6 overnight on ESPN, the best overnight for a college basketball game this season on any network. The network’s stream averaged 103,000 viewers with a total of 314,000 viewers watching 14,101,000 minutes, ESPN’s highest streaming average minute audience and most unique viewers for weekend college basketball game ever. (ESPN.com)

Justin Jackson Named Sporting News 2017 First Team All-American

Justin Jackson - First Team: To become a truly great team, North Carolina needed Jackson to emerge as a reliable first option. That happened not long after the Tar Heels lost at Indiana, and he became comfortable taking a high volume of shots and proved himself a challenge to defend because of his ability to hit from long range, from mid-range and at the rim. (Sporting News)

Turner's Take: Why He Succeeds

With every shot, you take the risk of missing. Joel Berry made five three-point attempts in the first half. Meanwhile, Justin Jackson wasn't hitting his shots, but he did what he could to continue to make an impact. He did what we all should do when things aren't going our way: Step back, take a break, control what you can control and trust the process. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Enter ACC Tournament As Top Seed

North Carolina enters the 2017 ACC Tournament as the top seed and receives a double bye to Thursday's quarterfinal round. The Tar Heels will open tournament play at noon on Thursday against the winner of No. 8 seed Syracuse and No. 9 seed Miami. The 64th annual ACC Tournament will be played Tuesday through Saturday at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball's Unfinished Business

In the afterglow of Saturday’s victory over Duke, Joel Berry spoke of getting revenge for the loss at Cameron Indoor in February. He also described the regular season finale as an opportunity for UNC to get better as a team, which was a telling comment considering the Tar Heels had cut down the Smith Center nets just moments before. Greater things potentially lie ahead. (Inside Carolina)

NYC neutral court a challenge for Tar Heels looking to repeat ACC title

North Carolina’s bid to roll doubles two straight times aside, the most interesting aspect of this week’s ACC basketball tournament in New York should be the neutral-court factor. The Tar Heels won the regular season and then backed it up with the tournament title a year ago in Washington, D.C., just as they did in 2006-07 (Tampa tourney) and 2007-08 (Charlotte tourney). (WRAL Sports Fan)

Art’s Angle – SweetBerry And Rolaids

Carolina-Duke games are no fun. Until they are over and your team has won. Most of them are Tums or Rolaids affairs. There are heroes like Joel Berry and villains like Duke’s Grayson Allen who was booed and verbally assaulted when he “drew” a technical foul for burying his left elbow in freshman Brandon Robinson’s face. Welcome to UNC-Duke, B-Rob. (Chapelboro.com)

Joel Berry has night to remember in 28-point performance against Duke

By the time Joel Berry stepped to the free-throw line with 34 seconds in the game, the Tar Heels (26-6, 14-4 ACC) led by five and the 90-83 win was all but sealed. He hit the first from the charity stripe to give him seven points in the game’s final four minutes and 28 for the game. “Joel was unbelievable,” senior forward Isaiah Hicks said. “Something just lit up in him.” (Daily Tar Heel)

North Carolina embarks on postseason journey, this time with less pressure

Kennedy Meeks was at ease Saturday night, about an hour after North Carolina’s thrilling 90-83 triumph over nemesis Duke. Shortly after delivering an emotional senior-night speech to the contingent of UNC faithful who stuck around for postgame festivities, the Tar Heel big man sat in front of reporters with the Smith Center net around his neck. (FanRag Sports)

Tar Heels embrace latest conquest

Kennedy Meeks wore the Smith Center net around his neck, a tangible sign of what UNC accomplished in a grueling league praised for its strength and depth all season. The Tar Heels finished two games ahead of anyone else in the ACC standings. And it shows, if anything else, how far North Carolina has come from an ACC-opening loss to Georgia Tech. (Burlington Times News)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
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Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

UNC @ Elon
Fri, Nov 9, TBD

UNC vs. Stanford
Mon, Nov 12, TBD

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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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