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Harvard’s Amaker familiar with UNC basketball team

Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker played at Duke for Coach Mike Krzyzewski from 1983-87. Amaker also served as Coach K's assistant for seven seasons and his associate head coach for two years from 1988-97. Now, after Harvard’s 53-51 defeat of Yale on Saturday earned the team an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, Amaker’s Crimson will face his once greatest adversary. (Daily Tar Heel)

Players to Watch: NCAA West Region

A pre-season First Team All-American, many found Marcus Paige’s season to be disappointing, and though his numbers, other than points per game, were very similar. Paige is a solid scorer, and his second-half heroics have been a treat over the past few seasons. A 39 percent three-point shooter, Paige has close to NBA range already, and the lefty is capable of hitting off the catch or dribble. (Yahoo! Sports)

Harvard’s hopes tied to UNC miscues

Even though Steve Moundou-Missi shoots ball for a school for smart guys, beaucoup brainpower wasn’t necessary to understand what his Harvard squad has to deal with in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The eye test was the the only exam the young man had to take. “[The Tar Heels are] real long and athletic,” Moundou-Missi said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Jerod Haase's UAB Blazers may be outmanned against Iowa State, but they'll be prepared

Haase played under Roy Williams at Kansas. He coached under Williams at North Carolina. He even beat the boss during a 2013-14 season that included victory against Nebraska. "It's going to be like you're looking at a Carolina team," Sadler said. "Everything that Carolina does, Jerod does. They'll play man-to-man. There won't be much switching. It's just what you'd expect for a guy that played for Roy and who worked for Roy." (Des Moines Register)

Harvard's Coach Tommy Amaker talks facing UNC

Havard basketball coach Tommy Amaker spoke to the media today via teleconference. In the discussion the Crimson coach, who is in his eighth season at Cambridge, talked about facing UNC, the strengths of his team, what they need to do to be successful, and if he'll reach out to Duke's Coach Krzyzewski for advice on beating the Tar Heels. (Carolina Blue)

Now healthy, Marcus Paige eyes strong finish to bumpy season

It's been a bumpy season for UNC's Marcus Paige. The junior was a preseason all-American before having a slow start followed by a troublesome lingering foot injury. But he looks his healthiest in weeks and is playing some of his best ball entering the NCAA Tournament. Paige says he would've liked for the season "to be a lot smoother" but says the postseason still offers a "special opportunity." (USA Today)

UNC Basketball 15th In Final AP Poll

North Carolina jumped four spots in the Associated Press college basketball poll this week, climbing to No. 15 from No. 19 in what is the final AP poll of the season. Carolina is ranked in the AP poll for the 23rd week in a row, including all 19 polls in 2014-15. UNC was ranked in the final four polls of last season. The Tar Heels began the 2014-15 season ranked sixth in the preseason. (GoHeels.com)

Phoenix Suns' Brandan Wright makes impact in starting lineup

Brandan Wright made his first start in a Suns uniform, and only the 48th of his career, in a 102-89 win over the hapless New York Knicks at US Airways Center. The veteran scored 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds in 37 minutes of playing time. "Just play basketball," Wright answered when asked what his goal was against the Knicks. (Arizona Sports)

Wes Miller Receives Contract Extension With UNCG

UNCG Director of Athletics Kim Record announced Monday that men’s basketball head coach Wes Miller has received a two-year contract extension. Miller’s extension adds two years to his initial contract that had two years remaining and will carry him through June 30, 2019, with the same parameters of his initial contract. (UNCG Spartans)

Art’s Angle: Game Of Runs

Honestly, the Tar Heels didn’t lose their fourth ACC title game in five years as much as the senior-laden Irish took it from them with cold-blooded killer instinct that could not be stopped or matched. UNC had 18 more shots and made 53 percent of them, plus five more offensive rebounds, but sent the driving, slashing Irish to the line 32 times compared to only seven attempts for the Heels. (Chapelboro.com)

Harvard faces stiff test vs. North Carolina in NCAA Tournament

Harvard will collide with a program that’s been synonymous with March Madness. Crimson coach Tommy Amaker, his players and a spirited support group gathered last night in the Murr Center to watch CBS filling in this year’s NCAA tournament bracket. The rising anticipation grew tense as predicable matchups came and went before the West Regional was announced. (Boston Herald)

Ranking and Efficiency Snapshot of the West Region

UNC is the #13 overall seed which is also the strongest #4 seed. In that respect UNC is properly placed with Wisconsin which is the #4 overall and weakest #1. Regarding UNC's first opponent, Harvard, the Crimson are #52 which is the seed the Tar Heels should face according to the seed list. The #5 seed Arkansas is #18 overall or two spots above the seed UNC should face. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels Head To Jacksonville, Face Harvard In Round of 64

The wait is over. The brackets are out and Jacksonville, Florida is the destination for the UNC men’s basketball team’s first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. UNC checks in as the No. 4 seed in the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and will face No. 13 seed Harvard, winner of the Ivy League, Thursday at 7:20p.m. in the Sunshine State. (Chapelboro.com)

Harvard eager to dance again

Of course, as a former Duke player and assistant coach, Amaker has played the Tar Heels many, many times before. But he’s faced them only once as a head coach, back at Seton Hall in his first stop as a head coach. Now he’ll have to get Harvard ready to play a North Carolina team that spent most of the season in the AP Top 25, finished 24-11 overall and made a run all the way to the ACC tournament final before losing to Notre Dame. (ESPN.com)

Video: Tar Heels React to NCAA Tournament Bracket Announcement

Watch as the Tar Heels react to their seeding in the 2015 NCAA Tournament and Roy Williams, Kennedy Meeks, and J.P. Tokoto share their initial thoughts. View Video...

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 6:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Clemson10-817-14
Pittsburgh9-921-12
Syracuse9-923-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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