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The coaching bump in the NCAA tournament

North Carolina’s Roy Williams has given his team the biggest coaching bump for the NCAA Tournament. Since 2002, his UNC teams have performed 3.84 points better than The Power Rank’s pre-tourney numbers, by far the most. Over a sample of 51 games, the t-test implies a 99% confidence that Williams’ teams outperform expectation. (The Power Rank)

More talent in '12, more fun in '16, Stilman White says of UNC

Stilman White has played basketball with future NBA stars in 2011-12 and with less-heralded prospects in 2015-16. He likes this group better. “This team is a lot tighter,” said White, after UNC's ACC tournament championship on Saturday. “It seems more like college kids. It doesn’t have a professional feel. I’ve never had this much fun on a basketball team.” (Greensboro News & Record)

Video: Florida Gulf Coast ("Dunk City") Tells What They Know About No. 1 Seed UNC

Florida Gulf Coast dominated its "First Four" matchup against Fairleigh Dickinson, as the No. 16 seed Eagles steamrolled the Knights, 96-65. Up next for "Dunk City" is No. 1 seed North Carolina, the Eagles players and head coach Joe Dooley tell what they know about the Tar Heels. View Video...

Workhorse Joel Berry II the quintessential X-Factor for North Carolina

After a slow freshman season where Joel Berry sat out eight games due to a groin injury, Roy Williams encouraged him to work on his shot and ball handling in the off-season. So Berry spent hundreds of summertime hours in the gym, focusing on ball handling and shooting. If he found himself sitting in his room, he’d call a manager and ask him to come rebound. (USA Today)

How to Pick North Carolina in Your Bracket

The idea of playing Florida Gulf Coast may seem intimidating at first. It wasn’t that long ago that the Eagles were rim rocking their way to a Sweet Sixteen as a 15 seed. Here’s why you shouldn’t be scared. Trying to run with North Carolina is the basketball equivalent of invading Russia in the winter. (Raleigh & Company)

Justin Jackson puts past behind him as No. 1 seed UNC enters NCAAs

North Carolina's Justin Jackson knows he's been guilty of overthinking on the court and letting past struggles or outside criticism get to him. How well he manages to let go and move on could determine how far the Tar Heels go in the NCAA Tournament. The Tar Heels played their best ball last season when the 6-foot-8 wing found a groove late in his freshman year. (Associated Press)

UNC Basketball Open NCAA Practice In Raleigh

The UNC men's basketball team will hold an open practice in Raleigh on Wednesday afternoon prior to its NCAA Tournament game on Thursday against either Florida Gulf Coast or Fairleigh Dickinson. The practice open to the public, and fans are invited to attend. UNC will practice from 4:25 to 5:05 p.m. at PNC Arena in Raleigh. Admission is free. (GoHeels.com)

Opposing coaches reveal how top seeds can be beaten and by whom

ACC Assistant Coach on UNC: "Sometimes you can outscore Carolina. You have to pick your spots, but if you're smart and efficient, you're going to get good looks. They're not the toughest of guys, especially on the front line. We joke around it's like a country club down there. They don't have the innate toughness sometimes to dig in and get stops or offensive rebounds." (Yahoo! Sports)

Joel Berry is ready for the moment

Joel Berry's big performances in the ACC Tournament earned him MVP honors. "I am a pretty humble guy, but I have been working hard for this moment," Berry told the media after the game. In the preseason, teammates and coaches spoke about Berry has the one player whose Summer training stood out. It has paid off. (Carolina Blue)

Theo Pinson Making the Easy Play

Theo Pinson is thriving in his role off the bench, averaging 4.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3 assists in 19 minutes per game. His 103 assists rank third on the team. “The game’s really slowing down for me,” Pinson said during UNC’s ACC Tournament Championship run in Washington, DC last weekend. “I’m out there having so much fun playing the game." (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams downplays impact of site assignment for Tar Heels

Going to a nearby site for NCAA Tournament games isn’t going to ease the mind of UNC basketball coach Roy Williams. “It doesn’t guarantee winning,” Williams said. Williams doesn’t put much emphasis on the locale the Tar Heels are sent to for postseason play. If Hawaii’s not one of the options, he said he doesn’t have a preference. (Burlington Times News)

2016 NCAA tournament team previews: North Carolina Tar Heels

The Tar Heels’ combination of depth, balance, experience and talent helped them win both the ACC regular season and tournament titles and enter the NCAA Tournament as one of the favorites to win the school’s third national championship in the past 12 years. With an All-America season from Brice Johnson, UNC’s offense is its typical, fearsome self. (Sports Illustrated)

Q&A with James Worthy

Former Tar Heel, Los Angeles Laker, and Hall of Fame member James Worthy is considered one of the best basketball players of all-time. Prior to Friday's ACC Tournament semifinals, Worthy spoke with reporters about his current role as an assistant coach for the Lakers, his playing career and his memories of Coach Dean Smith among other topics. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Top 5 UNC Basketball Moments Of The 2015-16 Season

UNC basketball's top 5 moments of the 2015-16 season are counted down right here on the ACC Digital Network. Will it be a Brice Johnson dunk, a Marcus Paige circus shot or maybe another Tar Heel play that takes the top spot? View Video...

Beyond the Arc: One Heel of a tournament

UNC used major runs to take control of all three of its ACC tournament victories. Against Pittsburgh, the Tar Heels scored the final 10 points of the opening half. Against Notre Dame, it was a 24-0 run wrapped around halftime that sent them on to a 31-point rout of the Irish while their championship victory against Virginia was secured with a late 13-2 spurt. (Wilmington Star News)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

UNC vs. TBD
Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23

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