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James Worthy, Lakers deliver newly-built basketball court to San Pedro teen center

The sounds of squeaking shoes on newly-laid beechwood filled the Port of Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club on Monday as kids explored two refurbished indoor basketball courts awarded by the Los Angeles Lakers. Former Lakers A.C. Green and James Worthy joined rookie forward Julius Randle and the Laker Girls to present the refurbished courts to youths at the San Pedro club. (Daily Breeze)

Ty Lawson answers questions on Reddit's "Ask Me Anything"

Former UNC and current Denver Nugget point guard Ty Lawson joined the web site Reddit on Monday to participate live in the popular "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) question and answer session with the online community. (Reddit.com)

Tar Heels hope improved depth means big things

North Carolina has spent the past two seasons trying to overcome personnel losses that forced coach Roy Williams to keep reshaping the way his team played. The Tar Heels shouldn't have that problem this year, not with replenished perimeter depth that has them equipped for a run at the ACC title. For Marcus Paige, that means a run at the Final Four, too. (Associated Press)

11 Things You Didn't Know About Michael Jordan

Six NBA championships. Five NBA MVP awards. Fourteen NBA All-Star appearances. Michael Jordan was so influential during his reign, that he's credited with starting the baggy shorts fad when he required bigger shorts so he could wear his UNC shorts under his Chicago Bulls gear during games. In honor of the 30th anniversary of M.J.'s NBA debut on Oct. 26, here is a roundup of a few facts you didn't know. (Huffington Post)

Carolina Rundown: October 27

If you only read one story today, this is an inspirational one about Kaitlin Morelli, the daughter of longtime football equipment manager Dominic Morelli. The Warriors waived James Michael McAdoo. Giovani Bernard had 45 yards rushing and a touchdown. Quinton Coples had seven tackles and 1.5 sacks (GoHeels.com)

As bad as Williams feels for players, his Tar Heels feel worse for him

Roy Williams knew what was coming and he knew that it wasn’t going to be good. So on Tuesday, the night before the Wainstein Report on UNC’s ongoing academic/athletic scandal was scheduled to be released, he briefed his players on what to expect and got out of Chapel Hill. First he did a little recruiting. (Wilmington Star News)

Michael Jordan's NBA Debut, 30 Years Ago

There was considerable anticipation for Oct. 26, 1984, 30 years ago today, Michael Jordan’s first regular season NBA game. It would not exactly signal what was to come as Jordan had a comfortable 16 points, six rebounds and seven assists in a Bulls 109-93 victory over the Washington Bullets. (NBA.com)

UNC removes Rashad McCants photo from media center

Rashad McCants has been punished for his part in the North Carolina academic scandal. A Vine video appeared appeared overnight Friday showing McCants' photo had been removed from a wall at the UNC media center. (Sporting News)

Video: Paige, Hicks Post-Fayetteville State Interviews

Marcus Paige and Isaiah Hicks reflect on the basketball team's 111-58 exhibition win over Fayetteville State on October 24, 2014. View Video...

Depth on display during UNC's 111-58 defeat of Fayetteville St.

Last year around this time, North Carolina was preparing for a basketball season that ended up being surrounded by questions of player eligibility and a lack of depth on the court. This year, after just one 53-point exhibition win against Fayetteville State, there seems to be no concern regarding the depth the 2014-2015 Tar Heels’ will have at their disposal. (Carolina Blue)

Warriors waive James Michael McAdoo

The Golden State Warriors have waived forward James Michael McAdoo, the team announced following Friday’s preseason finale against the Denver Nuggets. The team’s roster now stands at 15 players. McAdoo appeared in five preseason games, averaging 5.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.20 steals in 13.0 minutes per contest. (NBA.com)

UNC Basketball Built to Run

Roy Williams always wants his team to play faster. For the first time in a while, UNC is equipped to do it. The Tar Heels displayed their improved perimeter depth in their exhibition opener, a 111-58 victory over Fayetteville State on Friday at the Smith Center. Freshman wing players Justin Jackson and Theo Pinson led the Tar Heels in scoring with 18 and 15 points, respectively. (Inside Carolina)

Recap & Analysis: UNC 111 Fayetteville State 58

After a first half of poor shooting that saw the Heels only hit 38% from the floor, UNC roared through the second half shooting 61.5%, hitting 5-8 from three and scoring 65 points on the way to an 111-58 win over Division II Fayetteville St. The Tar Heels scored more points in the second half than the Broncos did for the entire game. (Tar Heel Blog)

Turner's Take: Depth Charge

The 2014-15 Tar Heels are far from a finished product –to begin Friday’s game against Fayetteville State, freshman Justin Jackson and junior Marcus Paige both committed turnovers before the team had a shot attempt– but the materials are there, and the materials are of a very high quality. (GoHeels.com)

UNC wins exhibition and Roy Williams addresses Wainstein Report

For the first time since the Wainstein Report was released on Wednesday, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams met with the media after his team's 111-58 exhibition game win over Fayetteville State. Williams knew it was coming, and he gave a statement about it at first. A long one, with a lot of backstory. And then he took questions. It was clear that the whole ordeal was weighing on him. (FOX Sports)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 68
Boston College: 65
Tue, Feb 9 Box Score

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

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

UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Feb 20, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at Duke63
at Notre Dame71
Wake Forest88
at NC State99
Georgia Tech52
at Clemson66
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina9-220-4
(7) Virginia9-420-5
Notre Dame9-418-7
(12) Miami8-319-4
(13) Louisville8-419-6
Florida State6-616-8
Virginia Tech5-713-12
Georgia Tech3-913-12
NC State3-913-12
Wake Forest1-1210-15
Boston College0-117-17

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