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John Kilgo Remembers The Life Of Dean Smith (audio)

On a somber Monday morning, legendary NC announcer John Kilgo opened up and shared stories with Mac Attack on the life of Coach Dean Smith. “He was a man of total grace, self-depricating, uncommon humility…his humility was off the charts,” says Kilgo. (WFNZ)

Carolina Visits Duke On Wednesday

North Carolina will try to bounce back from Saturday’s loss at Pitt when it visits Duke on Wednesday in the first meeting between the schools this season. The Tar Heels will be playing their fourth road game in the last five outings. They have lost three of their last four games overall. ESPN will televise the game nationally at 9 p.m. with Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Shannon Spake on the call. (GoHeels.com)

Former UNC walkon Joe Jenkins talks about Coach Smith

Out of 14 players, seven were McDonald’s All-Americans on the 1987-88 North Carolina men’s basketball team. The remaining seven who didn’t earn such acclaim were no less important in coach Dean Smith’s eyes. Joe Jenkins was certainly in the second group of seven, a UNC JV player who worked his way to a roster spot amongst the real deal Heels by his senior year. (Daily Advance)

UNC Announces Fund to Honor Coach Smith

UNC, in consultation with the family of the late former UNC basketball coach Dean Smith, has announced the creation of the Dean E. Smith Opening Doors Fund, according to a statement from the university. The release states that the fund will honor the legacy of Coach Smith by providing access and opportunities to Carolina students for generations to come. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Five unforgettable moments from the Duke-UNC rivalry

A look back at five of the more memorable moments from the North Carolina-Duke basketball rivalry. View Video...

Kevin Madden remembers Dean Smith

Dean Smith's basketball reach circled the globe, and Staunton is one of the places the iconic former University of North Carolina head coach touched — a touch that will never be forgotten. Paul Hatcher and Kevin Madden each consider themselves blessed to have had Smith, who died Saturday night at age 83, in their lives (The News Leader)

'Thank you' never meant so much

My routine at the time was to wait outside their locker room at Carmichael Auditorium for the players to arrive for practice and grab whoever I could for a quick interview. But on this particular afternoon, I was bypassing the locker room and heading straight upstairs to the basketball office for an interview with Dean Smith. (Fayetteville Observer)

Can George Karl turn the Kings around?

Sacramento will be Karl's sixth head-coaching stop, and he has taken his last three teams to the conference finals (SuperSonics, Bucks and Nuggets). Karl also has one career NBA Finals appearance, with Seattle in 1996. (ESPN.com)

Growing up to appreciate Dean Smith's greatness

In his memoir, Smith recounted that his father told him to "value each human being." Dean Smith made the basketball world, and his father, proud. Not only by the big things he accomplished, but by the thousands of little, unselfish things. (Los Angeles Times)

Injuries force Roy Williams to adjust practice tactics

Roy Williams no longer has the luxury of turning his practice sessions into teachable moments made memorable by their cruelty. Too many Tar Heels are injured — not just banged up a little bit, but out for extended periods of time, if not for the rest of the season. And his preseason All-America set-up man is still in the games, but he’s out there dribbling while hobbling, yet leading the squad in scoring. (Durham Herald-Sun)

From UNC to Hall of Fame under Dean Smith

UNC has honored the jerseys of 35 former players in the rafters at the Dean E. Smith Center. Among that group, five who played for Dean Smith were later enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Four of those players (all but Larry Brown) were enshrined primarily for playing careers. Here is a look at those four players: (Durham Herald-Sun)

NBA's Harrison Barnes Shines on Court and Social Media

It's not every day that an NBA star tweets at me, but this level of one-on-one engagement is what makes Harrison Barnes unique. I asked if he would be open to sharing some of his perspective on social media and he graciously obliged. Although Barnes really only became active on social media when he entered the NBA, he has used these platforms to connect with hundreds of thousands of fans. (Huffington Post)

Roy Williams Radio Show Quotes

Roy Williams: "It was tough. I think all of those things pale in comparison to the sadness that we had around here with coach Smith’s passing. You heard me say that I thought I was prepared and I wasn’t. It dominated the week...but it is not an excuse because we didn’t play very well against Pitt. Yet, it wasn’t as bad as I thought when I watched it on tape." (Inside Carolina)

Remembering Dean Smith, a great coach and an even better man

He had one of the best teams in the country when I put in an interview request that I never expected to be answered, much less honored. Why would Smith possibly have time to speak to a zit-faced college sophomore? He did have time. He had a half an hour, actually. (NJ.com)

Tar Heel Basketball in the Polls Update

North Carolina is ranked No. 15 in this week’s Associated Press top 25 poll, falling three spots after two weeks at No. 12. The Tar Heels also are No. 16 in this week's ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, falling a spot from last week. Carolina is ranked in the AP poll for the 19th week in a row, including all 15 polls in 2014-15. UNC was ranked in the final four polls of last season. (GoHeels.com)

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Hawaii
Fri, Nov 18, TBD

UNC @ Indiana
Wed, Nov 30, TBD

UNC vs. Kentucky
Sat, Dec 17, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(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
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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