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Lucas: Expecting Big Things

Roy Williams has assembled a formidable schedule that might mark the toughest slate of his tenure in Chapel Hill. The Battle 4 Atlantis could be the most loaded Thanksgiving event in which Carolina has ever played, a trip to Kentucky on Dec. 13 is a national television showcase, and the trip to Chicago to face Ohio State could give the Tar Heels four top-25 battles before Christmas. (GoHeels.com)

Shaping UNC's Frontcourt

Kennedy Meeks dropped weight this offseason, while Brice Johnson added mass. Their body transformations may solidify North Carolina’s post this season. Over the past two seasons, UNC’s forwards have shown flashes off potential, but the physical development and maturity of the underclassmen has limited their production. The former aspect appears to have been corrected this offseason. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Basketball Listed Among Top 10 Best Court Designs

2. Dean E. Smith Center, North Carolina: Speaking of classic, right? It's not just the colors. It's the details: the atypically narrow out of bounds area, the just-right dimensions of the center logo, even the light grain of the hardwood itself. We would do away with the Tar Heel logos in the corners for maximum minimalism, but that's a minor gripe. (ESPN.com)

Q&A With Theo Pinson

Per longstanding UNC tradition, freshmen basketball players don't speak with the media until after playing their first regular season game. Theo Pinson sat down with GoHeels.com for an exclusive Q&A earlier this week, however. (GoHeels.com)

Sitting down with Stilman White; Talkin' hoops now that his mission is over

It's been 2 and a half years since Stilman White played a college basketball game. He'll be the first to admit that he's still not in the best basketball shape. "There is still some rust," White told WWAY. "I've been in Chapel Hill about six months now. I was here for the summer. I'm improving. There is still work to do. I've been working hard. I've been coming along, not as quick as I'd like to. I'm a pretty impatient person." (WWAY)

Roy Williams back in his "sanctuary"

Roy Williams said being on the court with his team is the equivalent to his sanctuary. So with the Tar Heels in preseason practice, he’s in a better frame of mind after countless away-from-basketball topics that have been bothersome to say the least. “The last two years there has been more junk than I wanted to deal with,” Williams said Wednesday. “It hasn’t been as much fun.” (Burlington Times-News)

UNC, Roy Williams look to re-establish the post this season

The inside-out dynamic of a Roy Williams-coached team is key. He values getting the ball inside first and letting everything else flow from there. Making two-point shots around the basket. Getting rebounds. And getting to the foul line. But in his last two seasons, UNC hasn't looked like UNC. And that's largely because there's been no true post man that's been ready for this level. (FOX Sports)

UNC Basketball Media Day Recap

Unlike last season when a tumultuous summer threw the season into uncertainty, UNC's media day was focused solely on basketball and the season ahead. The Tar Heels return three starters, 70.7% of last season's scoring, 78.8% of rebounds and 80.1% of assists. Against this backdrop, Roy Williams discussed the upcoming season. Here are a few of the key points. (Tar Heel Blog)

Marcus Paige's high expectations for hoops season

Marcus Paige isn't shy about his personal goal for this team — Final Four or bust. No more going home after the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. "Personally, I've set a goal of at least making it to the Final Four," he said. "That's something I've wanted to do since I got here, haven't had the chance obviously. This team is capable. We have the players, we have the chemistry." (Carolina Blue)

For North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks, less is more

For the first time in a long time — maybe ever — Kennedy Meeks wants to talk about his weight. On a recent afternoon, the 6-9 North Carolina forward didn't want just talk about his weight. He wanted to brag. "I weighed in at 266 yesterday," he said, smiling. It's a stark contrast to the old Meeks, the version who arrived on campus little more than a year ago weighing 317 pounds. (USA Today)

Video: UNC Media Day Player Interviews

Marcus Paige, J.P. Tokoto and Nate Britt talk about the start of the 2014-2015 UNC basketball season on media day, October 8, 2014. View Video...

UNC basketball looks for Paige complement

UNC guard Marcus Paige made the jump from a solid starter to an all-American last season, illustrated by a win over N.C. State in Raleigh in which he scored 31 points after halftime and made the winning shot in the final second of overtime. Now the Tar Heels are looking for one of Paige’s teammates to make a similar leap this season as UNC seeks its first Final Four appearance since winning the 2009 NCAA title. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Video: One-on-one with Roy Williams

UNC coach Roy Williams talks with Jones Angell about the start of the Tar Heels' 2014-2015 basketball season in this exclusive interview on media day Wednesday, October 8, 2014. View Video...

UNC, Williams looking for consistency

North Carolina is looking for a little stability. After a year marked by extreme swings on the court — and by outside-the-lines issues involving past players — the Tar Heels want to get back to being their customarily consistent selves. Coach Roy Williams said Wednesday that this year's team has more balance than the previous group but "now we've got to play like it." (USA Today)

Roy Williams UNC Media Day Quotes

Roy Williams talked with the media at the team's annual Media Day leading up to the season opener against N.C. Central Nov. 14. The Tar Heels play two exhibition games before the season opener, the first against Fayetteville State Oct. 24 and the second against Belmont Abbey Nov. 7. Both games are in Chapel Hill and tip off at 7:30 p.m. (Carolina Blue)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 76
Notre Dame: 80
Sat, Feb 6 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Boston College
Tue, Feb 9, 8:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Sun, Feb 14, 1:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Duke
Wed, Feb 17, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at Notre Dame80
at Pitt50
Boston College47
at Louisville79
at Wake Forest71
NC State80
at Duke88
at Virginia Tech60
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(2) North Carolina8-219-4
(19) Louisville8-219-4
(9) Virginia8-319-4
Notre Dame7-416-7
(17) Miami6-317-4
Florida State6-516-7
Virginia Tech5-613-11
Georgia Tech2-712-10
NC State2-912-12
Wake Forest1-1010-13
Boston College0-107-16

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