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Former UNC Basketball Player Joel James's New World

Three months after his final game as a Tar Heel, Joel James stood panicked in the doorway of a small Japanese apartment. This 5.4 magnitude earthquake in Kumamoto, Japan was James's welcome to his new, unfamiliar home. The 6-foot-10 center for the Kumamoto Volters quickly found familiarity - and solid ground - on the basketball court. (Inside Carolina)

Marcus Paige off to solid start in D-League

Marcus Paige is settling in and playing well thus far as a member of the Utah Jazz NBA D-League affiliate Salt Lake City Stars. Paige, a Linn-Mar and UNC graduate, has started in six games and is adjusting nicely. Through six games, Paige has averaged a little under 13 points per game while averaging nearly 36 minutes of playing time per contest. (Marion Times)

UNC Basketball Returns Home To Host Radford Sunday

The third-ranked Tar Heels return to the Smith Center for the first of a three-game home stand when they host Radford on Sunday, December 4th, at 2 p.m. This is UNC’s third home game of the regular season. Next up are home games against Davidson (Dec. 7) and Tennessee (Dec. 11) before heading to Las Vegas to play No. 1 Kentucky in the CBS Sports Classic. (GoHeels.com)

CBS Sports College Basketball Top 25 (and 1)

5. North Carolina: The Tar Heels, late Wednesday, became the fifth straight top-three team to lose at Indiana. Point guard Joel Berry missed 10 of the 13 shots he took against the Hoosiers. 4. Duke; 7. Virginia; 12. Louisville; 23. Syracuse; 24. Notre Dame; (CBS Sports)

Four Factors: UNC vs. Indiana

In short, Carolina rebounded offensively and avoided turnovers a little bit better than Indiana, but the Hoosiers shot a higher percentage and got to the foul line more often building a big lead early. That’s a recipe for UNC’s first loss of the season, and an impressive performance by IU. (Dadgum Box Scores)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Theo Pinson

Tar Heel junior forward, who has been out of action since breaking a bone in his foot in October, joined Jones Angell and Adam Lucas on the latest Carolina Insider podcast this week to update fans on his rehabilitation from surgery, the trip to Hawai'i, the season so far and more. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

Wayne Ellington doing unto others as he used to do unto the Miami Heat

Wayne Ellington needed just two games to show the Miami Heat he can torment other teams like he did the Heat for so many years. In just his second game after missing more than a month with a deep thigh bruise, Ellington had one of the most impressive shooting performances of the season by a Heat perimeter player in Denver Wednesday. (Palm Beach Post)

Tar Heels hope to learn from first road test

North Carolina's defeat at Indiana left the Tar Heels with something Roy Williams values almost as much as victory: an education. UNC lost games similar to this one a season ago, on its way to playing on the final night of the season. And this defeat, senior forward Isaiah Hicks said, “is a loss that we can learn from.” Every defeat is, after all. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Vince Carter, near 40, leads NBA's elder statesmen

Vince Carter is no longer the NBA's highest flyer, though he's certainly not ready to be grounded. Once one of basketball's most ferocious dunkers who put opponents on posters he can no longer rely just on his athleticism. Nearing 40 years old, the guy who famously put his arm through the rim while winning a dunk contest now often plays below it. (Associated Press)

Deconstructing the Destruction

UNC lost its first game of the season Wednesday at Indiana in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Right from the opening tip, the Hoosiers punched the Tar Heels directly in the mouth, never trailing and moving out to a 17-point lead before the midway point of the first half. So what went wrong in those first 9 minutes? Let’s take a possession-by-possession look. (The Secondary Break)

Sports Illustrated College Basketball Power Rankings

7. North Carolina Tar Heels; Last Week: 3: Wednesday night’s loss at Indiana is no reason to panic for the Tar Heels. They looked excellent coming into that game; a revved-up Assembly Hall is one of the most difficult places to play in all of college hoops; and UNC defended Indiana better on the road than Kansas did on a neutral court. (Sports Illustrated)

Four Corners: 1,000 For Roy Williams

Roy Williams is in the midst of his 14th season as the Tar Heel head coach and the 29th overall of his Hall-of-Fame career. On Wednesday night at Indiana, Williams coached his 1,000th game. The Tar Heels will play their first home game in nearly three weeks when they host Radford on Sunday. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Back to Earth

Good effort, poor performance by the Tar Heels. UNC came down to Earth with its first loss of the season to a better team. On that night, at least. Indiana, playing at home in front of a raucous crowd, decisively outshot Roy Williams’ club from the floor, the three-point arc and foul line, and won a game that did not seem as close as the final nine-point margin. (Chapelboro.com)

Isiah Thomas held up a Crying Jordan head during Indiana's win over North Carolina

No. 13 Indiana defeated No. 3 North Carolina on Wednesday night, and in the process IU alum Isiah Thomas got revenge on Michael Jordan. Yes, that is Thomas holding up a Crying Jordan head at Assembly Hall, and, yes, it's an amazing moment in basketball history. (Sporting News)

Video: Spurs’ Danny Green Invites Us Inside His Snake Enclosure

San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green likes shooting threes, shopping for sneakers and spending time with snakes. George Kiel III from Coiski visits Green at his home in San Antonio to learn about how Green takes care of his prized pets. View Video...

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 95
Radford: 50
Sun, Dec 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Davidson
Wed, Dec 7, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Tennessee
Sun, Dec 11, 5:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Kentucky
Sat, Dec 17, 5:45 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
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ACC Basketball Standings
(23) Notre Dame0-08-0
(5) Duke0-08-1
(7) North Carolina0-08-1
(11) Louisville0-07-1
(14) Virginia0-07-1
Florida State0-07-1
Virginia Tech0-06-1
Wake Forest0-06-2
NC State0-06-2
Georgia Tech0-04-3
Boston College0-04-3

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