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Vanderbilt holds secret scrimmages against No. 1 UNC, No. 6 UVA

With less than two weeks until the start of the college basketball season, the biggest news around the country revolves around the various “secret scrimmages” that many teams organize in preparation for the coming year. Vanderbilt men’s basketball has a couple of closed matchups this fall. The first took place Saturday at preseason No. 1 North Carolina and the second will be at home against No. 6 Virginia on Nov. 8. (Vanderbilt Hustler)

Video: A different view of Late Night with Roy

Check out this behind-the-scenes look at UNC's Late Night with Roy. The short video includes the team before player introductions, the view from Coach Williams' perspective, and the emotional moments during the Stuart Scott tribute. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams discusses college basketball rule changes

College basketball's new 30 second shot clock doesn't faze Roy Williams, who is entering his 13th year as head coach of the Tar Heels. "I don't waste a lot of time thinking about it," Williams told the media during ACC's operation basketball. "Going from 35 (seconds) to 30 (seconds) is not a big deal for me...I think it makes a lot of us play the same way at the end of the shot clock." (Carolina Blue)

Trail Blazers' Ed Davis is far from flashy, but has the makings of a fan favorite

Ed Davis isn't a household name. Not yet, at least. The 6-foot-10 backup big man, a free-agent signing part of the Trail Blazers roster rebuild this summer, won't ever be a spot-up three-point shooter like Meyers Leonard. (OregonLive.com)

UNC Player Profile: Joel James

Joel James will again be part of a deep and experienced post rotation, playing behind Brice Johnson, Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks. The depth inside will again limit James' minutes to the 13-15 per game range. He will be effective if he can provide 6 points and 4-5 rebounds per game and will bring toughness and senior leadership to the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

Jerry Stackhouse, an 18-year NBA veteran, brings fresh perspective to Raptors

Jerry Stackhouse never considered coaching as a career, until the day he was sitting in the bleachers at his son Jaye's basketball practice. "He was in the seventh grade. They were just rolling the balls out, and I was like 'I can't watch this (stuff) any longer,'" Stackhouse said, with a laugh. So the 18-year NBA veteran assembled his own AAU squad — Stackhouse Elite — and over the next four years would marvel at how the boys soaked up his instruction, and grew as players. He was hooked. (Canadian Press)

UNC Player Profile: Kenny Williams

Kenny Williams should have chances to play, especially early in the season. Williams is a pure shooter, something UNC has lacked over the past couple of seasons. Roy Williams noted that when he first saw Williams play and he hit five threes and took three charges. If he brings that sort of mentality to the game and can provide some perimeter shooting, he could see meaningful minutes. (Tar Heel Blog)

Reggie Bullock's time to shine for Pistons

Jodie Meeks' misfortune is Reggie Bullock's opportunity. On the day it was announced that Meeks would miss most of the regular season after surgery for a right foot fracture, Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy reaffirmed his faith in Bullock, who will assume the back-up shooting guard spot in the playing rotation. (Detroit Free Press)

Report: Thunder acquires guard J.P. Tokoto

The Oklahoma City Thunder has acquired J.P. Tokoto, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports. The Oklahoman's Erik Horne is reporting that the Blue has indeed acquired Tokoto, but that it is not via trade, at least not between the Thunder and Sixers. Tokoto, a 6-foot-6, 200-pound shooting guard/small forward, averaged 8.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.5 steals for the Tar Heels last season. (NewsOK.com)

Bobby Jones to be inducted into FCA's Hall of Champions

Bobby Jones, a retired NBA star who played with the Philadelphia 76ers, has served as an FCA banquet speaker around the Carolinas region, as well as a counselor and connector for FCA area staff. His wife, Tess, has also been instrumental in leading FCA’s Women’s Roundtable in an effort to effectively reach high school girls with the FCA ministry. (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

Roy Williams gives backstory to Final Four tribute to Bo Ryan's father, Butch

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams had plenty of basketball to discuss at the ACC's media day, with the Tar Heels projected to be not only the top team in the league but one of the best in the entire country -- including being ranked No. 1 in the CBS Sports Preseason Top 25 (and one). But one under the radar note from his availability with the writers on Wednesday was the backstory behind Williams' tribute to Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan's father, Butch, at the 2015 national title game. (CBS Sports)

Flashback: Michael Jordan's Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

If you know anything about Michael Jordan, then you know he's a pretty serious guy. Sure, he knows how to have fun. But you won't normally find him poking fun at himself. Not these days, at least. But that wasn't always the case — and SI Kids has the photos to prove it! Way back in May 1992, Michael Jordan made his second appearance on the cover of the magazine. (Sports Illustrated For Kids)

Video: Harrison Barnes dunks all over Dwight Howard

Harrison Barnes puts Dwight Howard on a poster with a ferocious jam Friday night as Golden State beat Houston 112-92. View Video...

UNC Player Profile: Luke Maye

Luke Maye brings a big man's body but an outside shooting touch. He hit 43% of his threes during his senior season and doesn't fit the traditional mold of a back to the basket big man. He also comes to a team with plenty of depth in the frontcourt. UNC has two deep at the two post positions with juniors and seniors. That doesn't bode well for Maye playing much beyond the early portion of the season. (Tar Heel Blog)

Marcus Paige campaigning for College Game Day to come to UNC

The North Carolina Tar Heels have bounced back nicely from their season opening loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks as Larry Fedora's roster has run off seven straight wins. With that being the case, there is plenty of reason for excitement in Chapel Hill as the Tar Heels turn their attention to the showdown with the Duke Blue Devils on November 7th. (Carolina Blue)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 85
Syracuse: 68
Mon, Jan 16 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Boston College
Sat, Jan 21, 12:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26, 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Jan 28, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina5-117-3
(10) Florida State5-117-2
(15) Notre Dame5-116-3
(12) Louisville4-216-3
(16) Virginia4-214-3
Virginia Tech3-314-4
Georgia Tech3-311-7
(18) Duke2-314-4
NC State2-413-6
Wake Forest2-411-7
Boston College2-49-10

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