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UNC-Wilmington fires Buzz Peterson

UNCW has terminated the the contract of men's basketball coach Buzz Peterson, UNCW Athletic Director Jimmy Bass announced this evening in a news release. Bass has appointed assistant coach Eddie Biedenbach as interim head coach. A national search for Peterson's replacement will begin immediately. (WWAY)

Thought of the week: Getting past the streak

They don’t hang banners in the Dean E. Smith Center for winning streaks. Now that Duke has ended the Tar Heels’ 12 game winning streak -- the longest since 2008-09 -- the season will be defined by what happens in the tournaments. Will the streak be a footnote to greater success, or will it end up being the crowning achievement? (ESPN.com)

Marcus Paige On All-America Honor

Marcus Paige: "When you're a Carolina basketball player, you spend a lot of time alone on the Smith Center court, shooting late at night by yourself or getting some extra work in before a practice. Last night, I was shooting by myself in the Smith Center. I had to stop and look up there. It blew me away to think that one day I will see my jersey hanging next to so many players who have had such an important impact on Carolina basketball." (GoHeels.com)

Video: Marcus Paige All-American

By being named second team All-America, Marcus Paige has earned the privilege of having his jersey honored in the Dean E. Smith Center rafters after his playing days at UNC are over. View Video...

Roy Williams Press Conference Quotes

Do you have a little more pep in your step once you get to the postseason? Roy Williams: “I think so. I’m one of those guys – I operate on dreams and goals, that’s what I do. I don’t operate on sorrow. I do have big-time dreams and goals all of the time. Tournament time comes, that’s when you can reach those dreams. Be led by your dreams, not pushed by your problems." (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams Perfectly Happy with Second-Half Paige

In games where UNC needs a big play in the second half, it is Marcus Paige who has usually provided it. However the disparity between what Paige does in the first half versus the second has people asking, "Why can't he play like that the whole game?" Both last night on his radio program and today in his press conference Roy Williams fielded questions of this sort. His take is if it's working why would he change it? (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Roy Williams Pre-ACC Tournament Press Conference

Roy Williams, Brice Johnson, and J.P. Tokoto spoke to the media Tuesday as the Tar Heels prepare for the ACC Tournament later this week. View Video...

ACC Basketball Players, Coach of the Year Announced

NC State sophomore T.J. Warren has been chosen as the 2013-14 Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Year, as announced today by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). North Carolina guard Marcus Paige finished third in Player of the Year voting, and UNC coach Roy Williams was second in Coach of the Year voting. (The ACC)

Lucas: Tar Heel Basketball Notebook

James Michael McAdoo has encountered more foul trouble in the second half of the season. The Tar Heel junior finished the Duke game with four fouls, and picked up his fourth less than a minute into the second half. McAdoo has fouled out of three of the last 12 games and has been limited by foul trouble in at least two other games, averaging 3.1 fouls per contest. (GoHeels.com)

10 Teams Surging into March Madness

North Carolina: The Tar Heels might not be as concerned about Saturday’s loss at Duke as they should be about three close calls against NC State, Virginia Tech and Notre Dame. Few teams could have won in Cameron on Saturday. UNC, though, should handle the Wolfpack, Hokies and Irish. Still, this is a UNC team that reeled off 12 consecutive wins after an inauspicious start to the season. (Athlon Sports)

The Dean Smith story

At this point I’ll never catch up with all the people who have said nice things in one place or another about my Dean Smith story. As a writer, the one thing you want more than anything is for people to read your work and respond to it. This next part is more for my personal archives than anything else, but if you’re interested, here are a few interviews I’ve done since the story came out: (Tommy Tomlinson)

2014 ACC Tournament Preview

There is no denying that North Carolina had some lulls this season, but very few teams over the second half of the campaign played better than the Tar Heels. Potential was certainly evident throughout the year, with marquee victories over the likes of Louisville, Michigan State, Kentucky and Duke. Roy Williams' squad won 12 straight games down the stretch. (Athlon Sports)

Roy Williams Radio Show Quotes

Roy Williams on Marcus Paige’s accolades from Monday, including first-team All-ACC and second-team All-America honors: “Very well-deserved. I really thought that he would be first-team All-ACC and I was hoping and felt like he should be the most improved. It’s just great for him. Second-team All-America leaves him some things to shoot for, but he’s just been an incredible player for us." (Inside Carolina)

Coach Sheed leaving his mark on Pistons bigs

You're more likely to remember Rasheed Wallace rocking inside-out sweat pants and a workout shirt. He hasn't given up that look entirely, but the now retired 16-year vet finds himself in a fancy suit and a front row seat to every Detroit Pistons game. Sheed is now an assistant coach and is having a positive effect on the Pistons bigs. (CSN New England)

Appalachian State fires head coach Jason Capel

Appalachian State has fired head coach Jason Capel. Capel spent four seasons at the helm of the Mountaineers, going 53-70 and not reaching the NCAA Tournament. This season was the worst under Capel, as Appalachian State went 9-21 overall, 5-11 in the Southern Conference. He was also an assistant coach in Boone, N.C. for one season before getting the head job. (CBS Sports)

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
Utah State52
at Duke85
at Notre Dame0
7:00 PM ET
Boston College0
at Santa Clara0
7:30 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

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

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