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Carolina basketball alums return for summer pick-up games

Summer is the time when Tar Heel basketball alumni gather in Chapel Hill for their annual pick-up games, coinciding with UNC basketball camps or summer school schedules. They match up members of the current Tar Heel team with alumni. Several members from the 2009 championship team are back in town this week. Wayne Ellington and Danny Green both tweeted their return to Chapel Hill. (Carolina Blue)

NYT: McAdoo Won a D-League Title, Now Looking for an NBA Title

James Michael McAdoo helped the Santa Cruz Warriors win the Development League championship and is now on the verge of being a member of an NBA championship team. (Tar Heel Blog)

Pelicans player development profile: Dave Hanners

It’s not often that an NBA coach gets to see one of his players apply something he’d practiced to perfection in a critical moment of a game, but with time ticking down at Smoothie King Center on March 9, that’s exactly what New Orleans Pelicans assistant Dave Hanners watched transpire. (NBA.com)

A look back at 2012 UNC basketball

The 1984 season beckons the question, what would have been had Kenny Smith not broken his wrist on a hard, perhaps even dirty play? The 2012 question asks a similar question: What would have been had Kendall Marshall not broken his wrist on a hard, perhaps dirty play in the second round of the NCAA Tournament? (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: LeBron James, Meet Harrison Barnes

LeBron James is probably having the best finals in NBA history. But for a few brief moments in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors stole the show. And one of those moments unfortunately involved James being in the wrong place at the wrong time. (Huffington Post)

Video: Huge slam by Harrison Barnes in Warriors win

Harrison Barnes punctuated his eight points on Sunday night with a emphatic left-handed slam in the fourth quarter. In 29 minutes Barnes had eight points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block. He was 3-7 from the field. Sunday night's 104-91 Warriors win over the Cavalier put Golden State up 3-2 in the series. The next game is Tuesday in Cleveland. (Carolina Blue)

Michael Jordan thinks he could still beat some of the Hornets

Michael Jordan is one of the greatest basketball players of all time, and, in his day, was the best player on the planet. He still thinks today is his day. I would love to have that kind of confidence. (SB Nation)

Randy Wiel to work UNC basketball camp

Connie Wiel headed westward to Omaha, Nebraska, where she will watch son Zander Wiel, the Vanderbilt standout first baseman, help the Commodores try to defend their national championship at the College World Series. Randy Wiel hopes to head there later in the week, but not before heading eastward to work for the 40th year at the annual UNC basketball camp in Chapel Hill. (The Daily News Journal)

Podcast: Roy's Contract

The Inside Carolina Radio Team discusses Roy Williams's new contract in perspective of the NOA of the NCAA and the SACS report. (Inside Carolina)

Michael Jordan, Bulls Defeated Lakers to Win First Championship 24 Years Ago Today

During the Magic/Bird era of dominance, a young kid by the name of Michael Jordan was selected third overall in the 1984 NBA Draft, and the league was never the same. Jordan and the Bulls experienced his fair share of failures throughout his first seven seasons, but in that seventh season, he and the Bulls finally broke through and claimed that first championship. (Pippen Ain't Easy)

UNI looks forward to showdown with UNC

The anticipation is already building for Northern Iowa's Nov. 21 basketball showdown against North Carolina. "There is quite a bit of buzz about that game," senior guard Paul Jesperson said, "whether it's people back home texting me, or seeing people on campus or in the grocery store, coming up and asking about it." It'll be a homecoming for Tar Heels guard Marcus Paige, a Linn-Mar High School alum. (Des Moines Register)

Doctor Who to fight tallest ever Briton, Neil Fingleton, who plays alien living in Loch Ness

Doctor Who is to face his biggest real-life enemy – the tallest man in Europe. British former basketball ace Neil Fingleton, who is 7ft 7in, will play underwater creature the Fisher King, a crashed alien that makes its home in Loch Ness. He will tower over Peter Capaldi’s Doctor, who is 6ft, and 5ft 1in Jenna Coleman’s Clara in a two-part story in the new BBC1 series - the Doctor's ninth - starting in the autumn. (London Daily Mirror)

Harrison Barnes rebounds with a solid game four in NBA Finals

After a disappointing performance in Tuesday's 91-96 game three loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State's Harrison Barnes responded with a solid game four. In the Warriors 103-82 win on Thursday, Barnes had 14 points and eight rebounds in 33 minutes of game time. The Iowa native shot 4-9 from the field, 2-5 from three, and 4-4 from the free-throw line. (Carolina Blue)

David Chadwick, pastor and former UNC player, on his new book about Dean Smith

David Chadwick played for Dean Smith at North Carolina from 1968-71, back in the relatively early portion of Smith’s tenure at UNC. Now, more than 40 years after playing for Smith and graduating from UNC, Chadwick has written a book – “It’s How You Play the Game” – detailing 12 principles of Smith’s approach to leadership, business and life. (Charlotte Observer)

NC House Honors Dean Smith

The North Carolina House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution honoring the life of Dean Smith on Wednesday. Coach Smith’s wife Linnea and daughter Kristen were at the legislature in Raleigh as several members of the House spoke about the lasting legacy of the legendary Tar Heel basketball coach, who passed away earlier this year. (Chapelboro.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 83
Davidson: 74
Wed, Dec 7 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Tennessee
Sun, Dec 11, 5:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Kentucky
Sat, Dec 17, 5:45 ET CBS Tickets

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Wed, Dec 21, 8:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Notre Dame66
at Villanova74
at UNLV2
15:37 IN 1ST
Texas Southern71
at Louisville102
Boston U77
at Syracuse99
Penn State73
at Pitt81
at Clemson66
11:00 IN 2ND
Tennessee St38
at NC State33
13:30 IN 2ND
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(23) Notre Dame0-09-0
(5) Duke0-09-1
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
Florida State0-09-1
(11) Louisville0-08-1
(14) Virginia0-08-1
Wake Forest0-08-2
Virginia Tech0-07-1
NC State0-06-2
Georgia Tech0-05-3
Boston College0-04-5

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