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Box Score: North Carolina 67, Harvard 65

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 67-65 win over Harvard in the NCAA Tournament round of 64 in Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday. (View Box Score)

UAB coach Jerod Haase could teach university president Ray Watts how to be a leader

(Note: This article was published prior to UAB's upset of Iowa State in the NCAA tournament today.) These Blazers have given the campus and the city of Birmingham something positive to rally around as the fight to bring UAB football back continues on several fronts. Naturally, UAB basketball coach Jerod Haase and his players were asked about the controversy Wednesday. (AL.com)

Preview: UNC vs. Harvard, Round of 64

No. 4 seed North Carolina opens NCAA Tournament play on Thursday against No. 13 seed Harvard. The Tar Heels enter the contest at 24-11 and playing their best basketball of the season, as displayed during an improbable run to the ACC Tournament championship game. Harvard won the Ivy League to receive an automatic bid to the Big Dance. The Crimson enter the tournament with a record of 22-7. (Carolina Blue)

A picture of health: Marcus Paige ready to move the way he prefers

UNC arrives for tonight’s NCAA Tournament opener against Harvard with an added sense of confidence, an enhanced belief rooted in the notion that the Tar Heels just might be realizing their best basketball here at the most critical stage of the season. That conviction has coincided with an unburdened Marcus Paige, whose recent increase in production has been attributed to the improving health of his right foot. (Burlington Times-News)

Preview & Prediction: #4 UNC vs #13 Harvard

What happened last week may have been UNC finally (and belatedly) clicking as a team. The normal mode of operation for a Roy Williams team is to hit its stride in early February and head into March playing extremely well. It seems that stride hasn't been hit until the past few games and coincided with two key factors. Prediction: UNC 68, Harvard 53 (Tar Heel Blog)

North Carolina PG Nate Britt looks ahead to Big Dance

As Nate Britt prepares for his second NCAA tournament appearance with North Carolina on Thursday, the one-time Gonzaga player can draw inspiration for a title run from the ascent of his former school to the WCAC championship last month. Britt took time to talk about the Eagles’ achievement as well his own adjustment this winter after switching his shooting hand from left to right. (Washington Post)

UNC Freshman in the NCAA Tournament Stats

Heading into the 2015 NCAA Tournament, UNC will be leaning heavily on at least two freshman. Justin Jackson is a starter and one of four Tar Heels average in double figures. Joel Berry has been a critical component off the bench over the past few games. Theo Pinson, if healthy could also contribute. Here is how the freshman in the Roy Williams Era have performed in their first NCAA Tournament: (Tar Heel Blog)

'I'm Back!': Untold Tales of Michael Jordan's 1st Return to the NBA 20 Years Ago

For all of the reasons Michael Jordan is the most celebrated athlete ever in basketball and branding, here's another one: He himself wrote arguably the most effective press release in the history of sports. And he only needed two words to do it. Sometimes in life, less is more. (Bleacher Report)

Now healthy, Marcus Paige looking to rewrite season narrative

North Carolina guard Marcus Paige played through the pain for the better part of three months this season without complaint. Plantar fasciitis in his right foot was mild enough that he could run on it, yet annoying enough to keep him from going all out. He never knew when the pain would sharpen or if it would stay dull from one trip down the court to the next. It kept Marcus from being Marcus. (ESPN.com)

NCAA tourney: UNC Game Day

Harvard has the nation's 35th-most efficient defense, according to Ken Pomeroy. 6-foot-7, 225-pound Moundou-Missi (7.4 rebounds, 1.5 blocks) was named the Ivy League's top defensive player, and opponents shoot only 44.1 percent from two-point range against the Crimson. UNC is obviously an upgrade in competition from the Ivy League, but Harvard operates with a defense-first mentality and plays at a slower pace. (Fayetteville Observer)

Win or Go Home: UNC’s Tourney Journey Begins With Harvard

The fourth-seeded North Carolina basketball team, 24-11 overall and 11-7 in ACC play, gets its 2015 NCAA Tournament campaign underway Thursday night in the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The opponent? The No. 13 seeds and Ivy League champions, Harvard Crimson. Expectations are always high for the Tar Heels this time of year. But what’s the secret to NCAA Tournament success? (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Marcus Paige Recaps Day 1 of NCAA Tournament in Jacksonville

With a couple of practices, media sessions and several bus rides, Wednesday was a long day for the Tar Heel basketball team but they still had time to interact with fans who came out to see them during their first day in Jacksonville, Florida for the NCAA Tournament. View Video...

Healthy Marcus Paige ready to tackle NCAA Tournament

“I play a lot better because I’m feeling a lot better.” That’s what Marcus Paige said Tuesday, about 48 hours before he and the Tar Heels take on Harvard in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The junior guard is finally healthy after battling plantar fasciitis in his right foot, sprains in both ankles and an injured hip throughout the season. And for the No. 15 Tar Heels, it’s coming at just the right time. (Daily Tar Heel)

Marcus Paige, Siyani Chambers no strangers

Harvard point guard Siyani Chambers has a history with his North Carolina counterpart that predates college basketball. Chambers and UNC’s Marcus Paige will renew an old rivalry when the No. 4 Tar Heels face the No. 13 Crimson in tonight’s second round of the NCAA Tournament. The two saw a lot of each other in numerous scholastic and AAU tournaments throughout the Midwest. (Boston Herald)

Keys to Harvard vs. North Carolina

Look for Harvard to try to dictate pace when the Crimson work at slowing down the Tar Heels during the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday (7:20 p.m., TNT). “Tempo can change based on turnovers and bad shots, so if we can be efficient offensively, we like the chances of doing a much better job of managing the game,” Harvard coach Tommy Amaker said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 6:00 ET ESPNU

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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