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Tobacco Road Rivalry Morphs Into Friendly Bond Between Lakers Teammates Kendall Marshall, Ryan Kelly

While the Lakers have had one of the more trying seasons of their storied franchise, Kelly and Marshall have taken it upon themselves to lighten the mood and bond over their collegiate past. It started with a team trip to the Miami-Duke game while the Lakers were in town playing the Heat. (Rush the Court)

Tar Heels win despite lapses

Roy Williams wasn’t happy with the last few minutes — nay, the entire second half — Marcus Paige was exhausted and James Michael McAdoo fouled out. None of those factors stopped North Carolina from its sixth straight victory, which came in a 75-71 defeat of No. 25 Pittsburgh in Atlantic Coast Conference action Saturday at the Smith Center. (Burlington Times News)

Observations from Tar Heels' win over Pitt

UNC forward James Michael McAdoo has been comfortable playing in the background, but he’s now front and center for this team. McAdoo’s 24 points and 12 rebounds marked his fifth double-double this season. The Heels now feed off his energy and intensity. “His approach is just different; even in practice, he goes hard every possession now,” Marcus Paige said. (ESPN.com)

UNC holds off No. 25 Pitt in 1st ACC meeting at Smith Center

North Carolina forward James Michael McAdoo didn’t look like himself during the Tar Heels’ 75-71 win over No. 25 Pittsburgh in the Smith Center on Saturday. McAdoo could have gone for a haircut and a shave. He instead went for 24 points and a dozen rebounds, both game highs. “This is the James Michael McAdoo that we need,” UNC point guard Marcus Paige said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Tar Heels finally get their first ‘Good’ ACC win

With James Michael McAdoo and Marcus Paige leading the way, UNC came away with a 75-71 victory that added a little extra credibility to its rise from the bottom third of the league back up to the top division. The Tar Heels have now won six straight heading into a challenging home stretch that will give them several more chances to enhance their rapidly-improving NCAA tournament resume. (Wilmington Star News)

Vince Carter's hoop legacy in Canada

The 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest ended shortly before midnight, Feb. 12, on the East Coast, and so, too, then did a new life begin for Vince Carter. Carter's new reality took hold even before he could suit up in the next day's All-Star Game. Watching from Miami, Toronto Raptors coach Butch Carter had to reach his star's agent late Saturday night to explain a new media policy for what lay ahead. (ESPN.com)

Warriors' Harrison Barnes starting to find it

He won't say the Black Falcon is back. Harrison Barnes isn't going that far. But he did acknowledge he's starting to feel comfortable in his new role as the Warriors' sixth man. "It's been a challenge," Barnes said just before the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday in New Orleans. Smart move to temper the expectations. But lately it seems Barnes might be finding a groove. (San Jose Mercury News)

Video: McAdoo, Tokoto, Meeks Post-Pittsburgh Interviews

UNC's James Michael McAdoo, Kennedy Meeks, and J.P. Tokoto speak with Jones Angell following the Tar Heels' 75-71 win over visiting Pittsburgh on Saturday. View Video...

Animated GIF: J.P. Tokoto tomahawk dunk vs Pitt

North Carolina forward J.P. Tokoto throws down a monster breakaway dunk as the lone Pitt defender decides just to get out of the way. Read More...

Lucas: Calling Time

This is a column about Roy Williams and timeouts, which is not a particularly unique topic. There have been plenty of stories about Carolina's head coach and his feelings on stoppages, most of which were learned while watching Dean Smith. Here's what's different about this particular column on Williams and timeouts: it's about the ones he did call. (GoHeels.com)

UNC star duo makes it six straight

North Carolina’s most recent win against a ranked team — a 75-71 victory against No. 25 Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon — was different than its other three. It wasn’t one in which UNC could outrun and outgun an opponent who played a similar up-tempo style. It was one that required toughness. It was one that required UNC’s best players to step up and make big plays in crucial situations. (Carolina Blue)

ACC Tournament Bye in Reach

On Jan. 17, North Carolina occupied the cellar spot in the ACC standings. Four weeks later, the Tar Heels are positioned for a top-4 seed and a pair of byes in the ACC Tournament following their 75-71 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday. UNC (17-7, 7-4 ACC) trailed Pittsburgh (20-6, 8-5 ACC) by three games in the loss column after its 0-3 start in league play. (Inside Carolina)

McAdoo, Carolina Priming for March Run

With 25.6 seconds left, all James Michael McAdoo could do was watch. And he wasn’t even aware that would be the case right away. “I didn’t know it was my fifth foul cause I didn’t know I got my fourth foul,” McAdoo said after going for 24 points and 12 rebounds in North Carolina’s 75-71 victory over No. 25 Pittsburgh. “But that’s a long story.” (Zag's Blog)

Vince Carter, the savior the dunk contest needed

The dunk contest was on life support in 2000. Then, Vinsanity revived it. To understand what Vince Carter meant to the dunk contest, you have to go back to the beginning. The dunk contest's place in culture has never been totally secure. (SB Nation)

James Michael McAdoo Emerging

When Pittsburgh cut its deficit to 63-61 on the back of an 11-2 run with five minutes to play, James Michael McAdoo answered with back-to-back baskets to halt the momentum swing and help North Carolina extend its winning streak to six games. McAdoo’s late-game heroics didn’t come as a surprise to anyone that’s watched the Tar Heels over the last three weeks. (Inside Carolina)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 72
Wisconsin: 79
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Fri, Nov 6, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Temple
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UNC vs. Fairfield
Sun, Nov 15, 4:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

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