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How high can Brandan Wright fly?

Vince Carter, who caught a bunch of sky-high alley-oops during his Half-Man, Half-Amazing days, had a great view of the under-handed, way-over-the-rim lob pass Devin Harris delivered to Brandan Wright late in the third quarter Sunday night. Carter didn’t believe Wright could go up and get it despite his fellow Tar Heel’s long arms and pogo-stick lift. (ESPN.com)

UNC Fourth on List of College Basketball's Most Valuable Teams for 2014

The Tar Heels were the college basketball’s most valuable team from 2008 through 2010, but they’ve since given up ground to other top teams. Thanks to hosting two fewer home games, not playing the Carrier Classic and changes associated with the ACC’s new TV deal, UNC’s revenue fell by some $4.4 million last year, an 18% drop, and team value dipped 22% to $25.7 million, ranking the team fourth. (Forbes)

NCAA tournament: UNC, Kansas, Michigan State among best teams at each seed

Below we present the best teams at each seed in the field of 68. No. 6: North Carolina (East) It’s a tough call given that the Tar Heels enter the NCAA tournament with two straight losses while Baylor (West region) surged all the way to the Big 12 tournament final. But North Carolina has the 22nd best defensive efficiency rating and the superior difference-maker in sophomore guard Marcus Paige. (Sports Illustrated)

Lucas: Tar Heels Recharged, Ready

Carolina didn't necessarily want any time off this weekend during the ACC Tournament, as they would've preferred to stay in Greensboro all the way through the trophy presentation on Sunday. But players didn't mind the respite, either. Friday's loss to Pittsburgh gave the Tar Heels an opportunity to refocus on NCAA Tournament goals, which begin Friday at 7:20 p.m. in a showdown with Providence. (GoHeels.com)

Ken Pomeroy predicts each team's probability of winning the NCAA Tournament

The calculations represent the chance of each team advancing to a specific round based on the log5 formula and each team’s Pythagorean rating. This does not necessarily represent Ken Pomeroy’s opinion. There are subjective factors which this analysis does not include. North Carolina, according to these calculations, has a 1-in-157 chance of winning the tournament. (KenPom.com)

UNC gears for NCAA Tournament after ACC loss

In one corner of the Greensboro Coliseum locker room sat Brice Johnson, a sophomore forward and — in some ways — North Carolina’s emotional barometer. Don’t tell him that the ACC Tournament doesn’t matter, that UNC would go on to earn an NCAA Tournament bid regardless — a No. 6 seed in the East Region, as decided by the selection committee Sunday night. (Daily Tar Heel)

East Region Breakdown

UNC was given a #6 seed in the East Region and will play the Providence Friars (23-11) at 7:20 ET in San Antonio. The Friars have won seven of their last nine games and are on a three game winning streak after winning the Big East Tournament Saturday night. Providence beat Creighton 65-58 in the championship game. Senior guard Bryce Cotton leads the Friars averaging 21.4 points a game. (Carolina Blue)

NCAA Tournament East Region Preview

If you’re not impressed watching North Carolina’s Marcus Paige, make sure to check out what he does after halftime. Paige earned the moniker “Second Half Marcus” because of his knack for erupting for double-digit points after halftime, including 31 points in the second half and overtime in a win over NC State. (ESPN.com)

Today In NCAA History: UNC 79, Oklahoma 77

With an eighth seed, Carolina was supposed to have a struggle with ninth-seeded Southwest Missouri State, and then was supposed to be fodder for top-seeded and top-ranked Oklahoma. Under the direction of Billy Tubbs, the Sooners were a high-octane scoring machine; they had won at least 30 games for two seasons in a row and were the national runner-up to Kansas in 1988. (GoHeels.com)

Will Roy Williams shuffle UNC's lineup?

Coaches normally don’t tinker with their personnel rotation only a few days before beginning the NCAA tournament, but you have to think UNC’s Roy Williams is at least considering it. The Tar Heels, who open their East Regional bid on Friday against Providence in San Antonio, have played only two games since March 3 -- a loss at Duke on March 8 and an ACC quarterfinal loss to Pitt on March 14. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Phil Ford teams with UNC Children’s Hospital to prevent, treat childhood obesity

Carolina basketball legend Phil Ford has a long and illustrious history with UNC. Friday, he added another chapter to the story. The 1978 NCAA National Player of the Year announced that the Phil Ford Foundation will partner with N.C. Children’s Hospital and the UNC Department of Pediatrics to advance obesity prevention and treatment in children and adolescents through clinical research at UNC. (UNC.edu)

Q&A With Roy Williams

Roy Williams: "Our rebounding has really struggled, particularly the last two games. Duke outrebounded us by 14 and Pittsburgh outscored us 21-6 on offensive rebounds. We have to do a better job on the backboards. We need to start running again. We have to get back to running the basketball, we have to get back to rebounding and we have to have a tougher mindset." (GoHeels.com)

Texas Bound Tar Heels Eye NCAA Tournament Run

The Tar Heels will begin their NCAA journey in San Antonio as the No. 6 seed in the Tournament's East bracket. First up, will be the No. 11 Providence Friars. The Friars will pose a formidable challenge as they downed No. 3 seed Creighton in the Big East championship game. Coach Roy Williams says he still believes Carolina has something left in store for the Big Dance. (Chapelboro.com)

SMU’s Larry Brown puts positive spin on NCAA snub

Poised to make their first NCAA Tournament in 21 years, the selection committee crashed SMU’s party at Moody Coliseum on Sunday. The Mustangs did not make the field. Their consolation prize: A No. 1 seeding in the National Invitation Tournament. They will play California-Irvine on Wednesday at Moody (8 p.m., ESPN2). (Dallas Morning News)

Reggie Bullock earns birthday trip to podium

It was a much deserved chance for Reggie Bullock to glean some of the spotlight. He scored a career-high 14 points for the Clippers, including going 2-for-3 from 3-point range and finishing off a nifty left-handed layup on a fast break. And he did it after being thrust into somewhat of emergency duty after Darren Collison was ruled out with a stomach virus shortly before tipoff. (NBA.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 80
Kansas State: 70
Tue, Nov 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Maryland
Tue, Dec 1, 9:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Davidson
Sun, Dec 6, 6:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

UNC @ Texas
Sat, Dec 12, 5:15 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Virginia Tech8
at Iowa State16
12:07 IN 1ST
Georgia Tech52
at Villanova69
at Miami (FL)77
Notre Dame21
at Iowa17
6:18 IN 1ST
at Texas A&M67
UC Irvine80
at Boston College67
at NC State22
9:14 IN 1ST
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(15) Miami0-05-0
(5) Duke0-05-1
(9) North Carolina0-05-1
(12) Virginia0-05-1
Florida State0-04-1
Georgia Tech0-04-1
Wake Forest0-04-2
(17) Notre Dame0-03-1
Virginia Tech0-03-1
Boston College0-03-1
NC State0-03-2

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