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A Visit To the Carolina Basketball Museum

Opened in 2008, the Carolina Basketball Museum documents the 100-plus year history of one of the best – actually, the best – college basketball programs in the country. Inside its doors, you’re quickly ushered into a small theater where a countdown to game day begins, and you hear the roar of the Dean Dome crowd. It’s electrifying. (Chapel Hill Magazine)

Four Corners: Senior Night

The regular season comes to a close this weekend in college basketball, and a UNC tradition will continue Saturday when the Tar Heels host Duke at 8:20 p.m. UNC will honor seniors Nate Britt, Kanler Coker, Isaiah Hicks, Kennedy Meeks and Stilman White on the court with their families prior to the game. The Tar Heels have clinched at least a tie for the ACC regular season championship. (GoHeels.com)

Vince Carter ejected for decking Suns' Devin Booker

Devin Booker wanted no part of veteran Vince Carter after he was dropped by the 40-year-old Grizzlies player Tuesday in Memphis. After he was fouled by Booker on a drive to the basket, Carter swung his right elbow to the face of Booker, who dropped to the floor on his back. As he picked himself up, Booker didn't even bother confronting Carter, who is twice as old as Booker. (Sporting News)

Video: Best Dunks of all Time in the UNC-Duke Rivalry

North Carolina vs. Duke: The best dunks from college basketball's best rivalry including iconic dunks from Vince Carter, Robert Brickey, Jerry Stackhouse and more. Read More...

Numbers and notes that matter in this ACC

Justin Jackson is hot. Or at least he was until Virginia held him to 3-for-10 from the field Monday. Jackson had scored 20 or more points in 10 of 14 games prior to UVA’s 53-43 victory. The four games Jackson didn’t get 20, he scored 14, 16, and 19 twice. Jackson’s seven point total against the Cavaliers was his lowest since December when he scored seven against Tennessee. (WRAL Sports Fan)

It’s 2017 and Vince Carter is still dunking

Vince Carter is 40 years old and apparently he is never going to stop dunking. On Friday night against the Pacers, he got out on a fast break, and while it wasn’t a spectacular dunk, it was still a dunk that he threw down with ease. (SB Nation)

Roy Williams Live: Isaiah Hicks Enduring Tough Stretch

After the best stretch of his career in January, Isaiah Hicks seems to have hit a wall in the final month of the regular season. The senior forward, infamously known for his foul trouble, has recorded more fouls (13) than points (10) over the last three games. The recent performances from the Oxford, N.C. native have been impacted by a lingering injury. (Inside Carolina)

UNC JV basketball honors Dean Smith by moving game to Carmichael

For the first time since 2010, men’s basketball saw some action in Carmichael Arena. On Feb. 28, 1931, Dean Smith was born, and it was in his honor that the UNC JV team played on Tuesday in a 97-80 loss to Hargrave Military Academy. Typically, the team takes the court in the Smith Center before the varsity team. But Tuesday was all about Dean Smith and an historic arena. (Daily Tar Heel)

Justin Jackson Named Semifinalist for 2017 Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year

On March 1, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the Naismith semifinalists in consideration for the 2017 Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year: Justin Jackson, UNC; Lonzo Ball, UCLA; Ethan Happ, Wisconsin; Josh Hart, Villanova; Josh Jackson, Kansas; Frank Mason III, Kansas; Johnathan Motley, Baylor; Caleb Swanigan, Purdue; Luke Kennard, Duke; Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga; (NaismithTrophy.com)

Tar Heels look to put offensive nightmare at UVA behind them

Despite Monday’s loss, the Tar Heels’ 85-67 win Pittsburgh on Saturday gave them at least a share of the ACC regular-season title. UNC also secured a No. 1 seed and a double bye for the ACC tournament. Roy Williams has now won eight ACC regular-season titles in 14 seasons at his alma mater. No other ACC coach has more than three during the same time period. (Wilson Times)

Mitch Kupchak, after 36 years, says goodbye to the Los Angeles Lakers

Mitch Kupchak was ready. He was going to be a Laker for life. Not the king of Los Angeles or even a member of the marquee group, but it was enough. The season was 1981-82, and the 26-year-old Kupchak (newly outfitted with a seven-year, $6.3 million free-agent deal given to him by Los Angeles basketball chief Jerry West) was set to be the team’s power forward of the 1980s. (Yahoo! Sports)

Larger than life, Neil Fingleton remembered as a ‘Worcester guy’

Dave McNamara and other members of the Holy Name High boys' basketball team were practicing for a summer tournament at Assumption's Laska Gym one August day in 1997 when their coach, J.P. Ricciardi, walked in with their newest HN teammate, 7-foot-6-inch Neil Fingleton, who had just arrived in Worcester from his native Durham, England. (Worcester Telegram)

Collegiate Air Jordans Prep for March Madness

Jordan Brand isn't about to let March Madness go by without issuing special sneakers for its teams participating in the tournament. Fve school-specific pairs of Air Jordan 31 Lows will launch on March 7 for $160. The Air Jordan 31 Lows appear in Cal Golden Bears, Georgetown Hoyas, Marquette Golden Eagles, Michigan Wolverines, and UNC Tar Heels styles. (Sole Collector)

Rare rough outing bothers Tar Heels’ Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson has done plenty to lift UNC to its first-place status in the ACC. So that might have been why it was so crushing to him that he couldn’t come through Monday against Virginia. “Some of it was just me taking some bad shots. I can’t do that for this team. That was the most disappointing thing. I did some things that ended up hurting us.” (Burlington Times News)

The reason your team will not be making the trip to the Final Four

5. North Carolina Tar Heels: Yeah, this is a good North Carolina team that could secure a top seed. High ceiling, but the floor is lower than it was a year ago. The Tar Heels bully teams inside, but on their worst days, their defense comes apart. Opponents score 1.17 points per possession in transition against UNC entering the week. Could happen again in March. (ESPN.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

UNC @ Elon
Fri, Nov 9, TBD

UNC vs. Stanford
Mon, Nov 12, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(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
Louisville9-922-14
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Syracuse8-1023-14
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20
Pittsburgh0-188-24


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