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Remaining schedule unkind to UNC, Virginia as ACC contenders jockey for position

Virginia closes the regular season with a 12-game stretch that includes 10 dates with top-50 teams. ACC co-leader North Carolina will be similarly strapped. After Saturday’s trip to Boston College, the Tar Heels close with 10 top-50 RPI opponents among their final 11 games. UNC faces Virginia and Duke twice each, plus Louisville and Notre Dame at home. (Daily Press)

Tar Heels Visit Boston College Saturday

North Carolina basketball returns to action at noon on Saturday, January 21st, at Boston College. UNC leads the series with Boston College, 15-5, including 13-4 since the Eagles joined the ACC. Freshman forward Tony Bradley is expected to play after missing the Florida State and Syracuse games due to a concussion he suffered on 1/11 at Wake Forest. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams shares incredible story of how UNC landed Michael Jordan

But for all we know about Jordan, there is one thing that has been rarely discussed: How the heck did he end up at the University of North Carolina? If you think it’s as simple as a local kid going to the state school, think again. On Thursday, North Carolina coach Roy Williams joined “The Sidelines Podcast” with Evan Daniels and shared the fascinating story of how Jordan ended up at North Carolina. (FOX Sports)

How Roy Williams ‘epitomizes Carolina-ness’ with his distinctive fashion sense

The jacket is five or six years old now, and it’s the one piece Roy Williams wears that elicits the strongest reactions. Some people love it, the boldness, and others who say they love it might be lying. Williams has heard both sides, and at first he wasn’t sure what to think of it. “He didn’t wear it much in the beginning,” said Alexander Julian, who designed the jacket. (Charlotte Observer)

Art Chansky to discuss Dean Smith-Charlie Scott book on UNC-TV's 'North Carolina Bookwatch'

Author Art Chansky will be on an upcoming episode of UNC-TV's 'North Carolina Bookwatch.' He'll be discussing his latest book, 'Game Changers: Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the Era That Transformed a Southern College Town,' with host D.G. Martin. A schedule of when it will be aired can be found here (PDF file).

Justin Jackson on Roy Williams

After Roy Williams won his 800th game on Monday, CarolinaBlue asked UNC junior small forward Justin Jackson about what makes Coach Williams such a great coach and what he does that stands out. "I think it is the dedication," Jackson said. "The amount of time he puts into this is kind of amazing. Everyone sees him just coaching the games and whatnot." (Carolina Blue)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Sean May

The latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast is a can't-miss edition, as hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas discuss some of their favorite UNC Basketball moments and have a great conversation with Sean May, a 2005 NCAA champion and National Player of the Year as a Tar Heel player and now Director of Player Personnel on Roy Williams' staff. (GoHeels.com)

Aaron Rohlman living out a dream as former JV player now on UNC varsity

Gastonia's Aaron Rohlman doesn't mince words when he talks about what it's been like to play on the UNC basketball team this season. "It's a dream come true," said Rohlman, who was promoted from the Tar Heels' junior varsity once practice began this season. "A lot of people don't get to experience something like this. I've been blessed to be able to experience it." (Gaston Gazette)

Three to know: No. 9 North Carolina at Boston College

North Carolina should be back to full strength after freshman center Tony Bradley returned to practice this week. Bradley, who averages 8.1 points and 5.7 rebounds, suffered a concussion in last week’s win at Wake Forest. He missed the Tar Heels’ wins against Florida State and Syracuse. He is expected to be back in the lineup against Boston College Saturday. (Fayetteville Observer)

Four Factor Friday: 4 Questions

UNC is 17-3 and 5-1 in the ACC after 20 games. The Tar Heels have won five in a row after dropping its ACC opener on the road at Georgia Tech. Carolina plays at Boston College at noon Saturday. In this edition of Four Factor Friday, we’ll try to answer four questions using the four factors, box score data, and a couple different online resources: (The Secondary Break)

Raptors 905 coach Jerry Stackhouse knows importance of D-League Showcase

Former NBA star Jerry Stackhouse knows what it takes to succeed in the big leagues. As the head coach of the NBA Development League's Raptors 905, he's now guiding the next generation in the season's most crucial stretch. (CBC News)

UNC prepares for Boston College's backcourt duo

In search of its sixth straight victory, No. 9 North Carolina travels to Boston College on Saturday at 12 p.m. After beating Florida State and Syracuse, the Tar Heels hope to avoid a letdown against the Eagles after nearly falling in Chestnut Hill a season ago. Guards Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman are capable of taking their defenders off the bounce. (Daily Tar Heel)

D-League event is a Showcase for Jerry Stackhouse, too

The NBA Development League doesn’t only serve as a proving ground for aspiring players. It is also a place where coaches hone their craft as they try to work toward reaching the next level. And so it goes for Jerry Stackhouse, the two-time NBA all-star, who is in his first year helming Raptors 905. Stackhouse is off to a 17-7 record as a head coach. (Toronto Sun)

Audio: Roy Williams Interview with Evan Daniels

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams stops by for an exclusive interview with Evan Daniels. Williams discusses the start to his college coaching career and the struggles he went through just to make ends meet, his decision to leave Kansas and take the head coaching job at UNC, and tells some absolutely amazing stories about recruiting Michael Jordan. (SoundCloud)

Ty Lawson 2009 vs. Joel Berry 2017

Although Joel Berry’s been great this year, his season pales in comparison to Ty Lawson’s sublime 2009 campaign—the G.O.A.T. point-guard statline in UNC history (with apologies to a couple of Phil Ford seasons, Kenny Smith in ’87, Raymond Felton in ’05, etc.). Berry stacks up favorably to Lawson in some key categories, while falling well short in others. (The Secondary Break)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 78
Syracuse: 74
Wed, Feb 21 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Miami
Tue, Feb 27, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Duke
Sat, Mar 3, 8:15 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ ACC Tournament First Round
Tue, Mar 6, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Georgia Tech54
at #1 UVA65
Lammers (Georgia Tech) 22 pts; Jerome (UVA) 18 pts;
at #5 Duke50
15:45 IN 2ND
Spalding (Louisville) 13 pts; Carter Jr (Duke) 10 pts;
#10 UNC78
at Syracuse74
Pinson (UNC) 23 pts; Battle (Syracuse) 26 pts;
#15 Clemson58
at Virginia Tech65
Reed (Clemson) 28 pts; Robinson (Virginia Tech) 14 pts;
Wake Forest34
at Pitt28
15:50 IN 2ND
Moore (Wake Forest) 11 pts; Wilson-Frame (Pitt) 5 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia14-124-2
(10) North Carolina11-522-7
(5) Duke10-422-5
(15) Clemson9-620-7
Virginia Tech9-619-8
NC State9-619-9
(25) Florida State8-719-8
Boston College6-917-12
Notre Dame6-916-12
Georgia Tech4-1111-17
Wake Forest3-1210-17

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