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The toughest UNC basketball losses in the last 10 years

Being a Tar Heel fan has its perks, but it also has its setbacks. While many of North Carolina's basketball seasons end in impressive tournament runs or even national championships, they're sometimes disrupted by embarrassing losses throughout the season. Luckily for the Heels, these losses often have the ability to propel them to success. (Carolina Blue)

Season in Review: Brice Johnson

Brice Johnson was named MVP of the NCAA Tournament's East Region and a consensus All-American. Near the end of the 2015-2016 season, UNC coach Roy Williams began to call Johnson one of the best rebounders he's ever coached. Johnson's superior leaping ability made him a vacuum cleaner on defense and led to easy baskets on offense. (Carolina Blue)

Season in Review: Marcus Paige

Marcus Paige sat out the first six games with a hand injury before making his much-anticipated return in December for UNC's game against Maryland. The senior's final season did not live up to statistical expectations, but his impact on UNC's team did not show up in the box scores. Paige is one of the greatest leaders in UNC basketball history. (Carolina Blue)

UNC to host King Rice's Monmouth team in 2016

Under sixth-year head coach King Rice, Monmouth has played 20 high-major programs. That number will grow by four next winter when the Hawks play at South Carolina, at Syracuse, at Memphis and at UNC (Dec. 28). The trip to Chapel Hill will be a homecoming for Rice, who played point guard for the Tar Heels under legendary coach Dean Smith from 1987-91. (Asbury Park Press)

UNC, Indiana to Meet in 2016 ACC-Big Ten Challenge

Seven months after North Carolina's Sweet 16 win over Indiana, the Hoosiers will get a rematch. UNC will play at Indiana for the 2016 ACC-Big Ten Challenge, according to CBS Sports. The Tar Heels are 6-8 all time against the Hoosiers, including a 1-2 record in ACC-Big Ten Challenge matchups between the two teams. (Inside Carolina)

Top Five UNC Basketball Plays 2015-2016 Season

UNC's 2015-16 basketball season was filled with a number of pivotal plays, many of which helped elevate the Tar Heels to the confidence that was needed to make a Final Four run, ACC Championship win and overall great final season for seniors Paige, Johnson and James. Here are the top five plays from the season: (Carolina Blue)

Power Ranking Every ACC College Basketball Head Coach in 2016-17

2. Roy Williams, North Carolina In literally any other conference, Roy Williams would be No. 1. Among active coaches, only Gonzaga's Mark Few has a higher winning percentage (80.8), and Few hasn't faced anything close to the level of competition Williams has had to deal with in his 28 years at Kansas and North Carolina. (Bleacher Report)

Previewing UNC Basketball's High-Impact Underclassmen

Last season, no freshman played more than 15 minutes in any game. Now sophomores, these underclassmen, in addition to UNC's top-ten-ranked recruiting class, will play pivotal roles for North Carolina. Let's take a look at the underclassmen who will make the biggest impact for the Tar Heels: Tony Bradley, Kenny Williams, and Seventh Woods. (Carolina Blue)

Warriors' Harrison Barnes investigates local sports columnist Marcus Thompson's Oakland roots

It had been years since I'd been to the house where I grew up....And here I was, spitting distance from the porch where I sat and daydreamed. Around the corner from the stage I recited the "I Have a Dream" speech at an assembly. Four houses down from the girl who gave me a kiss on the cheek in exchange for my pack of Mystery Mix Now & Laters. And all because Warriors forward Harrison Barnes cared enough to ask. (San Jose Mercury News)

Tobacco Road teams loaded for 2016-17

Compared to the beginning of last weekend, all three Tobacco Road teams have a better idea of what their rosters will look like for next season. For Duke, it was a late signee who filled the last open scholarship. For UNC, it was the return of a starter who was testing the NBA waters as an underclassman. For NC State, it was a combination of both. (Today's U)

That one time Magic Johnson tried to trash-talk Michael Jordan

Magic Johnson told late-night host Jimmy Kimmel that he only talked trash once during his 13-year NBA career — and Michael Jordan was his target. It happened when both Hall of Famers were practicing for the 1992 Olympics with the "Dream Team." "This is the fourth day, and we got out on them by 12-2, so I said I 'm going to really rattle his chain," Johnson said. (Chicago Tribune)

Britt-Jenkins bond stengthened by one shining moment

North Carolina's Nate Britt and Villanova's Kris Jenkins joined the Sports Shop Friday, revealing how the Wildcat's National Title winning buzzer-beater brought the brothers together. "After that game, we talked about how the game went, we talked about the shot a little bit. You could say it brought us closer because we talked a lot more after that shot." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Marcus Paige Works Out For Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks end a run of three consecutive draft workouts Friday and will get a chance to see North Carolina guard Marcus Paige, who helped lead the Tar Heels to the NCAA Tournament title game. Paige is ranked as the No. 66 overall prospect by DraftExpress and recently competed in the draft combine in Chicago. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Jackson’s return brings UNC, Duke back to ACC forefront

Justin Jackson deciding to pull out of the NBA Draft and return to UNC bolsters the fact the Tar Heels aren’t going anywhere, even after losing Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige. It also highlights that the ACC we all grew to know and love is returning to form with UNC and Duke settling in as the clear favorites to finish at the top of the ACC standings. (Today's U)

Chansky’s Notebook: Blue Bloods Running Red Hot

The Carolina-Duke rivalry is heating up in May. The Tar Heels are buoyed by Kennedy Meeks and Justin Jackson returning to school, giving UNC three returning starters and another roster that will go at least 10 deep with experience and quality youth. And Duke just keeps adding five-star recruits with the signing of 6-10 center Marques Bolden. (Chapelboro.com)

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