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Video: Kennedy Meeks Media Day Interview

North Carolina senior forward Kennedy Meeks speaks with Tar Heel Illustrated during the Tar Heels' annual media day on Tuesday. View Video...

Video: Hubert Davis Predicts His Winner of the Late Night With Roy 3-Point Shootout

Get the Late Night With Roy 3-point shootout scoop from NBA 3-point shootout veteran and North Carolina assistant basketball coach Hubert Davis. Read More...

UNC's Freshmen Adapting to College Game

UNC’s 2016-17 season is not dependent upon the success of its freshman class, although that group of newcomers has turned heads through the first two weeks of practice. The 2016 class includes forward Tony Bradley, guard Seventh Woods and wings Brandon Robinson, and Shea Rush. The quartet have all impressed, but so far Bradley has stood out. (Inside Carolina)

UNC men's basketball hopes to turn heartbreak into success

Roy Williams still hasn’t seen it. And he’s not sure he ever will. There doesn’t seem much point to it now, more than six months after the North Carolina men’s basketball team lost on a buzzer beater to Villanova in the national title game. He’s seen the shot itself, a 25-footer from the Wildcats’ Kris Jenkins that broke UNC’s heart. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC’s Justin Jackson aims to be more aggressive, consistent

Justin Jackson knows he has to show scouts that he can be a successful NBA wing player. That will also provide some of the elements that the Tar Heels lost with the departures of Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson. “I know for me that I’ve got to be a lot more aggressive,” Jackson said Tuesday at UNC’s media day at the Smith Center. (Raleigh & Company)

UNC Basketball Media Day Social Media Recap

Preseason practice for the 2016-17 University of North Carolina basketball team started on Oct. 3, but the defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Tar Heels made their public debut on Tuesday at the team's annual media day in the Smith Center. Recap the highlights of the afternoon via social media reaction: (GoHeels.com)

Can North Carolina steal Duke's thunder?

What if North Carolina steals Duke’s show? It is not out of the question. The Tar Heels won’t be considered the most likely challenger to Duke’s presumed victorious march to March Madness. Kentucky, Kansas and Villanova will top that list. But UNC is more than an outlier. It’s an interesting option, hovering dangerously on the edges, ready to pounce. (ESPN.com)

Aaron Rohlman promoted to UNC Tar Heels varsity basketball team for 2016-17 season

When Aaron Rohlman attended Hunter Huss High School, he helped the Huskies football, basketball and baseball teams to postseason victories while also earning valedictorian honors. He's continuing that success at UNC as Rohlman on Monday was promoted to the Tar Heels' varsity basketball team by Roy Williams after spending one year on the JV team. (Gaston Gazette)

Roy Williams feeling, moving better after surgery

Seven practices into the preseason, Roy Williams hasn’t been troubled by the same pain and discomfort that plagued him during much of last season. UNC's men’s basketball coach is 4½ months removed from knee replacement surgery and said Tuesday that he’s playing golf again, going on walks of 2½ miles and feeling better in general . (Burlington Times News)

UNC seeks replacements for Paige and Johnson, their 'Jack and Arnie'

Moments after discussing his August return to the golf course after a May knee replacement, UNC basketball coach Roy Williams headed back to the links for a comparison for this season’s Tar Heels. Like the U.S. Ryder Cup team when it lost Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, UNC is searching for replacements for Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson. (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC Men’s Basketball Seeking New Identity Without Paige and Johnson

Two names cast a large shadow over the UNC men’s basketball media day session on Tuesday. The reason that matters is because Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige played their final game in Tar Heel uniforms over six months ago. Despite returning six key contributors from a year ago, the remaining Tar Heel players face an uphill challenge this season. (Chapelboro.com)

As 2016-17 season dawns, Tar Heels turn the page from stinging NCAA loss

With three starters back – including double-figure scorers Joel Berry and Justin Jackson – and three other key players returning, the Tar Heels have plenty to work with. But replacing last season’s stars Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson will be a challenge. “Those six guys were in the games at crunch time,” Roy Williams said of the returning contributors. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: Hard Hitting Questions at UNC Basketball Media Day

From 2K rivalries to twitter verifications (and so much more in between), Taylor Vippolis was on the scene at North Carolina's basketball media day to get answers. Read More...

Fueled By The Sting, Heels Begin Quest For A Title

Houston still stings in Chapel Hill. It stings a lot. North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams has only seen the final, fatal, play from the Tar Heels’ 77-74 last-second loss to Villanova in the NCAA title game, and it wasn’t really by choice, either. “I have not watched the game – I may never,” Williams said Tuesday at the Smith Center (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Q&A With Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson on stepping up as a leader: “It’s huge. Joel [Berry] and I know that everyone has to step up, but for us, we’re probably the two guys that have played the most consistently, other than maybe Kennedy [Meeks], out of this group. So we know that we have to step right into that leadership role, and if we can do that and carry everybody else along, I think we’ll be alright.” (GoHeels.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 104
Western Carolina: 61
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Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Tennessee
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UNC vs. Wofford
Wed, Dec 20, 9:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Ohio State
Sat, Dec 23, 1:30 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at Florida State72
Reynolds (Tulane) 16 pts; Angola (Florida State) 18 pts;
MD-E Shore40
at Virginia Tech93
Bacote (MD-E Shore) 12 pts; Alexander-Walker (Virginia Tech) 16 pts;
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ACC Basketball Standings
Boston College1-08-3
Florida State0-09-0
(11) North Carolina0-09-1
(10) Miami0-08-0
Virginia Tech0-08-1
(9) Notre Dame0-08-2
NC State0-08-2
(15) Virginia0-07-1
Wake Forest0-06-4
Georgia Tech0-04-4
(1) Duke0-111-1

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