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ACC Tournament Travel Guide

The Tar Heels open play on Friday afternoon in game 2 of session 3. Join the pep band and cheerleaders at The Proximity to send-off the basketball team to the Greensboro Coliseum with lots of Carolina blue at 11:45 a.m. Once the Heels are on the bus, head over to Fan Fest (10 a.m. - noon and 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.) to enjoy live music, games and much more before going into the game. (GoHeels.com)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Pittsburgh

On paper, Pitt boasts a better offense and UNC has the better defense. UNC's defense won the day in Chapel Hill but will that be the case in the second game? Pitt played extremely well on the offensive end against Wake Forest but the Demon Deacons' clear fatigue could have been a factor there. UNC will be well-rested. (Tar Heel Blog)

David Thompson, Phil Ford and parity made 1975 an ACC Tournament to remember

Dean Smith told me once he considered “Four Corners” as just part of the game in college basketball’s pre-shot-clock era. But he did admit, when  Ford was the guy dribbling and making defenses chase, it might have been a little unfair. (WRAL Sports Fan)

North Carolina-Pittsburgh Preview

North Carolina has lost in the championship game of the ACC tournament in each of the last three seasons, a distinction only one other team can claim - and that was 40 years ago. Before the 15-ranked Tar Heels can begin thinking about ending that trend, they have a couple games to get through, starting with Pittsburgh in the quarterfinals Friday. (Yahoo! Sports)

Previewing Pittsburgh

North Carolina opens its ACC Tournament on Friday against Pittsburgh, which cruised past Wake Forest to reach the quarterfinals. The game will tip-off at the Greensboro Coliseum at approximately 2:30 p.m. and will be broadcast by ESPN or ESPN2 and the ACC Network. Pittsburgh enters Friday’s ACC quarterfinal with a 24-8 (11-7 ACC) record. (Inside Carolina)

Pickeral: Getting The Edge Back

After a 1-4 league start, the Tar Heels' biggest question in late January was whether they could turn their season around. After a 12-1 finish that included a dozen-game winning streak, a tie for third place in the ACC and a No. 4 seed in this week's conference tournament, the key question now may be whether the 15th-ranked team can get that same sort of urgency back. (GoHeels.com)

Well-Heeled NBA, Thanks To Ex-UNC Standouts

The Dallas Mavericks? With three former UNC basketball standouts on its roster, perhaps the NBA team should be called the Dallas Tar Heels. Along with the high-flying Vince Carter, now in his 16th season, Mark Cuban’s team also boasts Brandan Wright and Wayne Ellington. (Chapelboro.com)

Recharged Tar Heels Hoping To Save The Best For Last

The No. 15 Tar Heels have been busy recharging and refocusing for the stretch run that is March, full of tournament action that begins this week with the battle for the conference title. Sophomore forward J.P. Tokoto, who was named to All-ACC Defensive Team earlier this week, says the Tar Heels need to get back to the form they displayed in their 12-game winning streak. (Chapelboro.com)

Swofford: Changes burnish ACC's reputation

ACC Commissioner John Swofford’s excitement about the expanded ACC Tournament was apparent Wednesday in a wide-ranging interview with Adam Gold and Joe Ovies on 99.9 FM ESPN Radio. Swofford touched on the new fans, teams and rivalries which, with conference expansion, add to the historically strong basketball reputation of the ACC. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Flipping the Switch: Second-half Marcus Paige

As Marcus Paige has emerged as a leader for the Tar Heels, an interesting trend has developed: He’s a significantly better player in the second half. North Carolina fans have become well aware of Paige’s emergence as a second half player. He scores 68.5% of his points in the second half and his shooting improves dramatically late in games. (ShotAnalytics.com)

UNC waiting to see who it will face in ACC Tournament

North Carolina will know around dinner time Thursday evening who it will face in Friday's quarterfinal round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Wake Forest defeated Notre Dame in the first game of the event Wednesday afternoon to secure a Thursday matchup with fifth-seeded Pittsburgh. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Dean Smith: Precious Memories (video)

Dementia has attacked the memory of legendary coach Dean Smith, but the memories he created will stand the test of time. Gene Wojciechowski takes a look back at some of the greatest moments from a Hall of Fame career. (ESPN.com)

US star Justin Watts bouncing his way to Mexico

High-flier Justin Watts won't be powering up the Rockhampton Rockets in 2014. Negotiations with the former North Carolina Tar Heels forward fell through last week. Instead of returning to Rockhampton, Watts has joined Mineros de Caborca in the Mexico-based Circuito de Baloncesto de la Costa del Pacífico league, which begins its season on March 28 against Tijuana. (Rockhampton Morning Bulletin)

Phil Ford Holds Clinic, Unveils New Brand and Book

Phil Ford, the former UNC All-American and 1978 National Player of the Year, will conduct a clinic for boys and girls at FanFest on Friday, March 7, at the Greensboro Coliseum before the quarterfinals of the 2014 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament. FanFest is located outside the main entrance to the coliseum. There is no admission charge. (Phil Ford Basketball)

Marcus Paige finishes first in fan voting for Bob Cousy Award

North Carolina guard Marcus Paige has finished first in fan voting for the 2014 Bob Cousy Award, given to the top collegiate male basketball point guard annually spanning across all divisions within the game by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Paige claimed 33% of the vote, well ahead of the second-place vote getter. (Bob Cousy Award)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 80
Kansas State: 70
Tue, Nov 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Maryland
Tue, Dec 1, 9:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Davidson
Sun, Dec 6, 6:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

UNC @ Texas
Sat, Dec 12, 5:15 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Boston College68
at Michigan State99
Notre Dame68
at Monmouth70
at UConn76
at Georgia Tech83
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(15) Miami0-05-0
(5) Duke0-05-1
(9) North Carolina0-05-1
(12) Virginia0-05-1
Florida State0-04-1
Georgia Tech0-04-1
Wake Forest0-04-2
(17) Notre Dame0-03-1
Virginia Tech0-03-1
Boston College0-03-1
NC State0-03-2

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