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Injury prevents Irving, Barnes clash

The premature end to Kyrie Irving’s season meant there would be no more Duke/UNC matchup with Golden State starting forward Harrison Barnes. Barnes said that he talked with Irving about going to school together, before both players felt their best fits was on opposite end of Tobacco Road, and they now have the same agent, Jeff Wechsler. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Pending extension for UNC' coach Roy Williams a response to help recruiting

On Friday, a day after UNC released a redacted version of the notice of allegations it had received from the NCAA, Inside Carolina reported that a contract extension for Roy Williams was being finalized. Many North Carolina fans, at least the ones with an appreciation for Williams' on-court success, rejoiced. Rival fan bases were indignant. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: Can Michael Jordan Palm It?

Basketball legend Michael Jordan plays a round of Jimmy Kimmel's audience guessing game "Can Michael Jordan Palm It?" Here's how it works: we show an item on screen and then together we try to guess if Michael Jordan can pick it up using only one hand. View Video...

Justin Jackson's Summer: Personal Growth

The Jackson family is a close-knit one. Having them around helped Justin get through his challenges. Justin’s struggles both on and off the court were valuable tools, his father believes. “He knows what to expect now,” Lloyd Jackson said. “He came home (for five weeks this summer) because we, and he, know he has to get better for the team to be what it wants to be next year.” (Inside Carolina)

Video: Harrison Barnes' off-day routine

Warriors forward Harrison Barnes takes us behind the scenes to show off his off-day workout. (ESPN.com)

North Carolina academic scandal will end quietly, just like everyone wanted

After a four-year wait which felt like it spanned multiple decades, we finally have the full gauntlet of allegations the NCAA is levying against UNC. The allegations were made public by the school on Thursday, and UNC now has until Aug. 20 to file a formal response. The trend of everyone having to re-learn the major bullet points from this story every time something major happens will continue through at least the summer of 2015. (SB Nation)

Podcast: Talking NOA

The Notice of Allegations has been released. What is in it? What does it mean for UNC basketball and football? The Inside Carolina radio crew discusses. (Inside Carolina)

Education and social work dear to Dean Smith’s heart

Dean Smith, the son of public school teachers and the husband of a social worker, knew the importance of the fields of education and social work. The Dean E. Smith Opening Doors Fund creates opportunities for graduate students at UNC in both the School of Education and the School of Social Work. (Carolina Connections)

Harrison Barnes has 11 in OT loss

Golden State Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes had 11 points in an overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The loss evens the NBA finals at 1-1. Game three is set for Tuesday night at 9:00 PM ET in Cleveland. Barnes, a former Tar Heel, played 41 minutes and scored 11 points on 5 for 10 shooting (0-4 from three), grabbed six rebounds, and had one steal. (Carolina Blue)

Lakers Guard Wayne Ellington's Shoulder Has Fully Healed

The Lakers also have to consider all the players that were on the roster last season. Wayne Ellington could be a player the Lakers could bring back, especially at the right price. Ellington finished the season with a shoulder injury, but according to Mark Medina of the LA Daily News, Ellington’s shoulder has healed. (Lake Show Life)

ESPN's John Saunders Defends Roy on "Sports Reporters"

ESPN's John Saunders gave a full-throated defense of Roy Williams and UNC's decision to extend his contract on Sunday's episode of "The Sports Reporters". Given the recent excoriation of Williams by the likes of Patrick O'Neill and Pat Forde, Saunders' well-reasoned take was interesting. The not-so-thinly-veiled shot at a player who shall no longer be named was pretty good as well. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Harrison Barnes, Local News Channel Intern

NBA Finals started Thursday night, and Ames’ Harrison Barnes, who passed Fred Hoiberg as Little Cyclones all-time leading scorer, started for the Warriors, and hit a huge 3 in OT. This after a 24 point game where he dominated the 4th quarter in a close-out game vs the Rockets. Barnes is a former “intern” at Channel 13, and we have included a video of his experience. (WHO-TV)

Warriors, Harrison Barnes both want to work out a contract extension this offseason

Harrison Barnes, who once again has shined in the postseason, is due for a contract extension this offseason. And the Warriors should be diligent about making sure he gets it. According to multiple sources, Barnes indeed wants an extension and the Warriors want to give him one. The only question is how much will he get. (San Jose Mercury News)

Shadow of doubt will cloud UNC football, basketball seasons

It won’t be author John Feinstein's infamous "season on the brink," but the key revenue-producing programs at UNC are under a cloud in the wake of Thursday’s notice of allegations from the NCAA. The probe that began more than five years ago with the football team has swept up both basketball teams, and head coaches Roy Williams and Sylvia Hatchell are unlikely to have any resolution before their seasons begin in November. (WRAL Sports Fan)

24 years ago: Michael Jordan did the iconic switch of the hands

One of the more iconic moments of Michael Jordan's career, especially in his drive for the first of six titles, happened 24 years ago Friday when the Chicago Bulls evened up the series against the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1991 NBA Finals. Jordan started to go for the right-handed shot at the rim, only to inexplicably switch hands and try to defend himself since the Lakers certainly weren't going to do it. (CBS Sports)

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
FINAL
Duke94
at UNLV45
FINAL
Texas Southern71
at Louisville102
FINAL
Boston U77
at Syracuse99
FINAL
Penn State73
at Pitt81
FINAL
Mercer47
at Clemson90
FINAL
Tennessee St55
at NC State67
FINAL - OT
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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(5) Duke0-010-1
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
(11) Louisville0-09-1
(23) Notre Dame0-09-1
Florida State0-09-1
(14) Virginia0-08-1
Pittsburgh0-08-2
Wake Forest0-08-2
Virginia Tech0-07-1
NC State0-07-2
Clemson0-06-2
Miami0-06-2
Syracuse0-06-3
Georgia Tech0-05-3
Boston College0-04-5

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