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Shadow of doubt will cloud UNC football, basketball seasons

It won’t be author John Feinstein's infamous "season on the brink," but the key revenue-producing programs at UNC are under a cloud in the wake of Thursday’s notice of allegations from the NCAA. The probe that began more than five years ago with the football team has swept up both basketball teams, and head coaches Roy Williams and Sylvia Hatchell are unlikely to have any resolution before their seasons begin in November. (WRAL Sports Fan)

24 years ago: Michael Jordan did the iconic switch of the hands

One of the more iconic moments of Michael Jordan's career, especially in his drive for the first of six titles, happened 24 years ago Friday when the Chicago Bulls evened up the series against the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1991 NBA Finals. Jordan started to go for the right-handed shot at the rim, only to inexplicably switch hands and try to defend himself since the Lakers certainly weren't going to do it. (CBS Sports)

Harrison Barnes says guarding LeBron 'makes you respect what you saw'

Harrison Barnes is the Warriors' starting small forward, which means he has been tasked with guarding LeBron James in the NBA Finals — with plenty of help. After the Warriors' 108-100 Game 1 overtime victory against James' Cavaliers, Sporting News' Jimmy Spencer caught up with Barnes, who had a modest 11 points and six rebounds in 39 minutes but made a key 3-pointer in overtime. (Sporting News)

Raptors chatting with Jerry Stackhouse for possible role on coaching staff

According to a couple of people I spoke to last night, the Raptors are looking at former players at to add to Dwane Casey’s staff in some capacity and an interesting name popped up: Jerry Stackhouse. The former player has already been in Toronto to chat with Raptors officials as the search for people to replace the departed Bill Bayno and Tom Sterner. (Toronto Star)

Randy Wiel takes break from overseas hoops coaching career to watch son play baseball at Vanderbilt

Former UNC basketball player and assistant coach Randy Wiel and his wife Connie are very proud of their son, Vanderbilt first baseman Zander Wiel. In addition, this article from March 2014 details how Randy Wiel has taken a break from his overseas coaching career to watch his son play.

National perspective on UNC allegations focuses on basketball

The NCAA allegations were wide in scope, but offered little in specifics when it came to individual players from individual sports. Given how consistent the governing body is in their inconsistency, this only makes it more difficult to predict possible punishment based on precedent for the Tar Heels. Regardless, national pundits who have covered previous NCAA scandals did their best to interpret the 59 pages of allegations and supplemental documents. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC Finalizing New Contract for Roy Williams

UNC is finalizing a contract extension for head basketball coach Roy Williams. The UNC Board of Trustees is in the process of approving the new contract, according to sources familiar with the proceedings. The news coincides with the arrival and public release of the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations pertaining to its examination of academic irregularities in UNC’s AFAM department. (Inside Carolina)

Top 5 UNC Point Guards in the Roy Williams Era: No. 1

No. 1 - Tywon Lawson: Think back to the 2009 National Championship team. The name Tyler Hansbrough stands out because he was an animal for his four years in Chapel Hill and an All-Everything player. But the best player on North Carolina during the 2008-2009 season was Tywon Lawson. Lawson is also the No. 1 one point head coach Roy Williams has had at North Carolina. (Carolina Blue)

Clutch Barnes three-pointer helps Warriors to overtime win

With 2:01 remaining in overtime, Golden State forward Harrison Barnes nailed a three-pointer from the left corner to put the Warriors up 105-98 on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Golden State would go on to win the first game of the NBA finals 108-100. Game two of the seven game series is Sunday night. (Carolina Blue)

It looks like Roy Williams should escape NCAA's case relatively well

It's difficult to deny things got better for Roy Williams Thursday, if only because UNC released the notice of allegations the NCAA sent two weeks ago, and the Hall of Fame coach's name was mentioned just once in 59 pages. Just once. And that mention was merely to note that Williams had in fact been interviewed during the investigation. (CBS Sports)

Video: UNC Forward J.P. Tokoto NBA Draft Hype Video

Standing 6-6 and 200 pounds, J.P. Tokoto is one the best athletes in the 2015 NBA Draft. "Air Pierre" earned his nickname for his high-flying dunks and blocks that filled UNC's highlight reels the last 3 seasons. Tokoto also projects as an excellent defender at the next level with his elite athleticism and length. Check out Tokoto's top highlights from his time in Chapel Hill. View Video...

Statements On NCAA Notice Of Allegations From Fedora, Hatchell, and Williams

Everyone who loves Carolina is truly saddened by these allegations. We aspire to and work toward meeting higher standards than the actions that warranted this notice. Our university and numerous outside groups have looked at every aspect of our academic and athletic life. As a result, Carolina has implemented scores of new processes and checks and balances that have undoubtedly made us a better university. Hopefully, we will never again receive such a notice. (GoHeels.com)

On the bench with Coach Dean Smith

From 1985 to 1987, Coach Dean Smith entrusted Adam Fleishman ’87 ’91 (M.B.A.) to manage Carolina basketball teams that included Tar Heel greats Kenny Smith, Jeff Lebo and J.R. Reid, among others. A second-generation UNC basketball manager—his father Joel ’58 managed Frank McGuire’s 1957 national championship team—Fleishman worked behind the scenes to help one of college basketball’s greatest programs run smoothly. (Carolina Connections)

D-League to NBA Finals: Santa Cruz players McAdoo, Kuzmic give Golden State championship experience

Golden State Warriors forward James Michael McAdoo never actually experienced the buildup and hype surrounding the D-League Finals. He was assigned to Santa Cruz on a Saturday, dropped 21 points in a title-clinching effort on Sunday, and was back with the NBA’s Warriors the following day. So to experiencing the buildup leading into the NBA Finals will simply have to suffice. (Santa Cruz Sentinel)

Warriors, Harrison Barnes start NBA finals tonight

On Thursday evening, Harrison Barnes and his Golden State Warriors will tip-off in the first game of the NBA finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. In a full time starting role, Barnes, a former North Carolina standout, has thrived. In the playoffs this season, Barnes is averaging 32.3 minutes, 11.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.8 assists. (Carolina Blue)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 67
Indiana: 76
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UNC vs. Radford
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UNC vs. Davidson
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UNC vs. Tennessee
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ACC Basketball Standings
(6) Virginia0-07-0
Notre Dame0-07-0
(3) North Carolina0-07-1
(5) Duke0-07-1
(14) Louisville0-06-1
Florida State0-06-1
Virginia Tech0-06-1
NC State0-05-2
Wake Forest0-05-2
(22) Syracuse0-04-2
Georgia Tech0-04-2
Boston College0-03-3

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