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Harvard aims to match UNC's talent with experience

Harvard's basketball players had their game faces on this afternoon when talking about their second-round NCAA Tournament matchup with North Carolina. Harvard is the No. 13 seed in the West Region of the tournament. UNC is the No. 4 seed. Those squads play here Thursday (7:20 p.m., TNT) in Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Previewing Harvard

No. 4 seed North Carolina opens the 2015 NCAA Tournament against No. 13 seed Harvard on Thursday. Tip-off at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena is set for 7:20pm and will be televised by TNT. Harvard enters the NCAA Tournament with a 22-7 (11-3 Ivy League) record. This is the fourth year in a row that coach Tommy Amaker has led Harvard to the NCAA Tournament. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Among the Best Non 1-2 Seed Contenders to Reach Final 4

North Carolina (4) – Everyone loves talking about Wisconsin or Arizona giving Kentucky a run in the Final Four? What about a team with a) size to match the Wildcats (won offensive rebound battle 18-11 in 1st meeting) and b) the revenge factor (84-70 loss at Rupp in December)? But the Tar Heels are hit and miss (lost to Butler, Iowa) and prone to late-game collapses (Duke, Notre Dame). (The Big Lead)

Tar Heels To Meet Harvard Thursday

North Carolina (24-11, 11-7 ACC) is the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament West Regional and will face No. 13 seed Harvard (22-7, 11-3 Ivy League) on Thursday in Jacksonville, Fla. The Tar Heels and Crimson will tip off at 7:20 p.m. in the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The winner will advance to Saturday’s third round against the winner of No. 5 seed Arkansas vs. No. 12 seed Wofford. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball: What to Look for From Harvard

The Harvard Crimson match up against the Tar Heels as the 13th seed, having strung together six straight 20-win seasons. And if UNC hopes to dodge an opening-game pitfall against a team making its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, it will need to sidestep a 22-7 Crimson squad that has had its offensive struggles but counters with one of the country’s more stifling defenses. (Keeping It Heel)

Audio: UNC Basketball Healed and Ready?

Pete Dawson and Dewey Burke break down North Carolina's first round foe, Harvard, and discuss potential second round opponent Arkansas, as well as discuss the state of the Tar Heels heading into the NCAA tourney. (Inside Carolina)

March 18, 1995: Michael Jordan Ends 17-Month Retirement To Rejoin Chicago Bulls

March 18, 1995: Michael Jordan announces he's coming back to basketball after taking 17 months off. Jordan shocked the sports world when he retired in 1993 to pursue a career in baseball. He played for the Birmingham Barons and Scottsdale Scorpions, but never made it to the majors. Jordan returned to the Bulls in 1995 wearing No. 45 and led them to three straight NBA titles (1996-1998). (The Post Game)

The 'Inside the NBA' crew gave Kenny Smith a scooter for turning 50

March 8 is Kenny Smith's 50th birthday! So the Inside the NBA crew got him a gift! But not a particularly nice one. Smith got a mobility scooter, which he used to ride over to the big board where he displays his "Kenny's Pictures" segment. It has rims. Well, not rims, a rim. A basketball hoop strapped to the front. (SB Nation)

Introducing North Carolina: Seven Questions With a Tar Heels Beat Reporter

As the Harvard men's basketball team (22-7, 11-3 Ivy league) prepares to face the University of North Carolina (24-11, 11-7 ACC) Saturday, Crimson staff writer Jacob D. H. Feldman got in touch with a reporter on the Tar Heels beat to learn about this year's Carolina squad. Here's what Ross Martin, a writer/editor for CarolinaBlue.com, had to say. (Harvard Crimson)

Tar Heels riding Jackson, Berry into NCAA Tournament

North Carolina is playing its best basketball heading into the NCAA tournament, and the Tar Heels’ highly touted freshmen are a big reason why. Justin Jackson and Joel Berry played critical roles in No. 15 UNC’s run to the ACC championship game. Jackson even made the all-tournament team. “It is progress,” UNC coach Roy Williams said. (Greensboro News & Record)

Improving Tar Heels deal with peaks and valleys

In Greensboro, the Tar Heels often performed at a level befitting a team with Final Four aspirations, and their lapses were only punitive in the final game. Another loss ends the season, as fourth-seeded UNC (24-11) takes on 13th-seeded Harvard (22-7) in an NCAA tournament opener Thursday night in Jacksonville, Florida. (Fayetteville Observer)

Roy Williams Tuesday Press Conference Quotes

Roy Williams: "I’m not going to sit here and say, ‘Roy, you’ve done a great job.’ I’m never going to say that. I mean, Jiminy Christmas. Steve [Kirschner] called me and told me I was coach of the decade and I went and got an extra scoop of ice cream. I was at a buffet. I didn’t call anybody. I didn’t get an ornament put on the hood of the car and drive it around the state." (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels aim to clean up miscues for NCAA Tournament

Marcus Paige is the primary ball handler for the Tar Heels and leads the team with 161 assists. J.P. Tokoto isn't all that far behind with 148 assists, but it's his team-leading 82 turnovers that need prayer as the Tar Heels head into the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Harvard in Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, on Thursday (7:20 p.m., TNT). (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC Players' NCAA Tournament Experience

Heading into the NCAA Tournament, UNC has a team made up of primarily juniors and sophomore with three freshman and a couple of little used seniors. Here is how the roster stacks up in terms of previous NCAA Tournament experience. Jackson Simmons leads UNC in games played in the NCAA Tournament, though one of those was less than a minute against Creighton in 2012. (Tar Heel Blog)

Fouls Troubling Tar Heels

The 2014-15 Tar Heels are currently on pace to become just the third UNC team in school history to attempt fewer free throws than their opponents. During the 2008-09 national championship season, UNC made 112 more free throws than its opponents attempted. This year, the Tar Heels have attempted 27 fewer free throws than its opponents (746-773). (Inside Carolina)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 6:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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