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Tar Heels Cutting Down on Foul Tendencies

With a veteran roster in 2015-16, the Tar Heels have climbed back to 61st nationally (6th ACC) by reducing their fouls per possession to 25.0 percent. One way UNC’s coaching staff has worked to limit the fouling is by emphasizing better defensive habits during the offseason, particularly in the summer pickup games when former Tar Heels come to town. (Inside Carolina)

Hornets' P.J. Hairston Traded to Memphis Grizzlies

Charlotte Hornets guard P.J. Hairston has been traded to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a three-team trade involving the Hornets and Heat, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports. According to the source, Hairston heads to Memphis along with former Heat big man Chris Andersen and two second-round picks. In exchange, the Hornets receive Courtney Lee. (CBS Sports)

Brotherhood Transcends Rivalry

Nate Britt, North Carolina junior point guard from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, came from the same area as former Duke point guard Nolan Smith. While they are six years apart, the two have developed a “big-brother little-brother” relationship that has withstood the test of time, as well as the terms of the basketball rivalry. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina Hosts Duke Wednesday

North Carolina (21-4, 10-2 ACC) will try to win its third game in a row and stay atop the ACC standings when it hosts Duke (19-6, 8-4) on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels and Blue Devils will tip off at 9:10 p.m. in the Smith Center. Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Shannon Spake will call the game for an ESPN national TV audience. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Roy Williams Pre-Duke Press Conference Recap

UNC coach Roy Williams talks about keeping the Blue Devils off the free throw line, trying to take advantage of Duke's shorter rotation, and the challenges of guarding Grayson Allen before the two teams meet in the Smith Center on Wednesday. View Video...

The Magic Eight: One of these teams will win the national title

North Carolina was the AP’s preseason No. 1 and the No. 1 team in SI’s preseason projections, and the Tar Heels have their entire rotation intact for the stretch run. I can’t say I’ve watched them lately and come away convinced that they look like a national champ, or defend like a national champ, but logic tells me to keep them in the Magic Eight. (Sports Illustrated)

Video: UNC vs. Duke - Best Dunks All-Time

North Carolina vs. Duke: The best dunks from college basketball's best rivalry including iconic dunks from Vince Carter, Dahntay Jones, Jerry Stackhouse and more! View Video...

Brice Johnson: "We've just got to keep fighting"

North Carolina senior forward Brice Johnson led all scorers with 19 points in Sunday's 85-64 win over Pittsburgh. Johnson added seven rebounds and three assists. Following the game he spoke about the Tar Heels' recent struggles, the team mindset moving forward, and working to improve. (Carolina Blue)

Impact of Jordan Brand reaches far beyond basketball

It was 30 years ago when Michael Jordan's signature shoe first blessed the court. After he "wear-tested" the Nike Air Ships, Jordan -- with the help of executive Sonny Vaccaro, agent David Falk and designer Peter Moore -- ignited the sneaker game that, three decades later, has become almost as important globally as the game of basketball itself. (ESPN.com)

Roy Williams Live: Rebounding Effort

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams challenged his team’s effort on the backboards during his weekly radio show Monday night. UNC was outrebounded 19-1 on the offensive glass by Pittsburgh during an otherwise dominant game on Sunday. “We got one more offensive rebound as a team than Wanda did,” Williams said, referring to his wife. (Inside Carolina)

UNC and Duke in ACC's race to the top

So, it’s UNC with two losses, Miami with three, Duke, Virginia, Notre Dame, and Louisville with four, with multiple games among contenders still to be played. And don’t look now, but suddenly Syracuse has moved into the ACC’s first division with a record of 8-5. A title shot looks remote, but the Orange could be players in shaping the championship chase. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Duke's use of Brandon Ingram creates conundrum for UNC

Duke, with 3-point threat Brandon Ingram at power forward, and North Carolina, which prefers using two traditional post players, possess two of the nation's best offenses. The contrasting styles create challenges for each defense, and the question isn’t if the 20th-ranked Blue Devils (19-6, 8-4 ACC) or fifth-ranked Tar Heels (21-4, 10-2) will flinch first when they square off Wednesday night in Chapel Hill. (Fayetteville Observer)

SI Vault Podcast: Grant Hill and Jerry Stackhouse on the UNC-Duke rivalry

In this week’s episode of the SI Vault Podcast, host Ted Keith talks with former NBA and college basketball stars Grant Hill and Jerry Stackhouse about their playing days in college, the storied rivalry between Duke and the University of North Carolina, how the two teams interacted within such close quarters in N.C. and much more. Finally, Keith will read Alexander Wolff's bonus feature, "An Unrivaled Rivalry," from the March 6, 1995 issue of Sports Illustrated. (Sports Illustrated)

Jackson’s resurgence coming Justin time for another late UNC surge

It’s no coincidence that Justin Jackson's reawakening — including another 2 for 3 effort on 3-pointers against Pitt — has coincided with a team resurgence that has seen UNC battle back from consecutive road losses at Louisville and Notre Dame to win two straight heading into Wednesday’s rivalry showdown against Duke. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC Basketball Prepares For Tough Stretch

UNC is finally ready to put the past few weeks of poor play behind them after a 85-64 win against Pittsburgh. The Tar Heels broke out of their shooting slump, hitting nearly 60 percent of their shots and more than half of their three pointers. Unfortunately the team won’t have time to rest on its laurels as Duke comes to town Wednesday, followed by a stretch of tough competition. (Chapelboro.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 92
Butler: 80
Fri, Mar 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Kentucky
Sun, Mar 26, 5:05 ET CBS

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#5 Kentucky0
at #6 UNC0
Sunday 5:05 PM
Monk 20.4 ppg, 2.4 apg; Jackson 18.1 ppg, 2.7 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-430-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1020-15
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23

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