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Athlon ranks UNC’s Williams just 5th among ACC coaches

Following the 2009 season, if a story had been written about the best basketball coaches in the ACC, it would have been odd not to have Roy Williams ranked No. 1. During a five-year stretch beginning in 2005, Williams, the WNC native who attended Roberson High and coached at Owen, guided North Carolina to three Final Fours and two national titles. He was hot and the college hoops world knew it. Not any longer. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Lucas: Basketball Conditioning Continues

Marcus Paige sat in the Smith Center on Monday and pondered the six sessions of preseason conditioning the Tar Heels will go through in the two weeks leading up to Late Night with Roy Williams on Oct. 3. The team had already completed three, and was staring at another one in less than an hour. Which workout is the toughest? "It's the one we're about to do," he said with a resigned smile. (GoHeels.com)

Los Angeles Lakers Sign Wayne Ellington

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed shooting guard Wayne Ellington, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. The five-year NBA veteran holds career averages of 6.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists over 312 games (35 starts) with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, and most recently, the Dallas Mavericks. (Los Angeles Lakers)

Fast Break Breakfast Returns Oct. 3

For the tenth straight year, Roy Williams will open the basketball season with his Fast Break Against Cancer breakfast on the floor of the Smith Center. Sylvia Hatchell is the headline speaker at this year's event, which has raised almost $1.6 million for cancer research, prevention and outreach. Hatchell, the Tar Heel women's basketball coach, will share her journey, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. (GoHeels.com)

Ball Don’t Lie! Here Are 8 ‘Sheedtastic’ Rasheed Wallace Moments

On this day 40 years ago, the greatest entertainer the basketball world has ever known was born. I’m of course speaking of Rasheed Wallace, whose “ball don’t lie” mantra brought more joy to me than any woman in college ever could. Here are some of Sheed’s best moments, both as a player and coach. (Uproxx)

Tyler Zeller eager to earn starting center role for Celtics

Four days before his July wedding, Tyler Zeller learned that he had been traded to the Boston Celtics. He phoned his wife-to-be, Caitlyn, who was too busy preparing for the big day to answer her phone. "She was getting her hair done -- a practice 'do or whatever -- and her mom picked up. I was like, ‘I need to talk to my fiancé,’" explained Zeller. (ESPN.com)

Your annual reminder that Rasheed Wallace is a national treasure

Rasheed Wallace turns 40 today (Sept. 17), which gives us the opportunity to remember one of the league's best characters. Many athletes provide memorable moments forever preserved on YouTube and in the dark corners of the Internet, but few come as multi-layered as Sheed. (SB Nation)

We Reminisce: Rasheed Wallace Ejected For Shouting "Ball Don't Lie"

Rasheed Wallace turns 40 today. When you think about 'Sheed, the first thing you probably think about are the technicals and rejections, which were a running theme throughout his career. (Dime Magazine)

UNC Basketball Alums Discuss Coming Home

As usual, the summer saw a steady procession of Tar Heel basketball alumni making the pilgrimage back to the Smith Center. Several of them sat down for exclusive interviews on a wide-ranging set of topics. Here's a recap of some of our favorite summer conversations, including the must-see parts of each Q&A. (GoHeels.com)

UNC center Kennedy Meeks posts digital scale reading

UNC sophomore center Kennedy Meeks posted an image of a digital scale reading on his personal instagram account. The scale reads 266.64 pounds with the massage "getting close to my goals." Heading into the 2014-2015 basketball season much has been made over the Charlotte center's weight loss. Meeks, who stands 6-foot-9, has lost close to 50 pounds. (Carolina Blue)

Lucas: The Climb Begins

Nate Britt had just completed six 50-meter sprints up a hill at the outdoor rec center on the Carolina campus. With the 2015 Tar Heels broken into groups by height, Britt had dominated his group of fellow guards, going 6-0. It was the first day of preseason conditioning, and the sophomore was feeling pretty good about himself. And then someone told him he wasn't finished, that this was just the start. (GoHeels.com)

Kendall Marshall Interview

Kendall Marshall: I grew up in northern Virginia, in Dumfries, about 20 minutes from DC. A lot of where I grew up is influenced by the DMV culture. I’m from the suburbs—I went to private school and everything, but I love where I’m from. What was your dad like as a coach? KM: My dad, when I was younger, it was more just for fun. When he realized I had a knack for passing the ball, he got a little more intense. (SLAM Online)

Tyler Zeller’s Celtics future

Offensively, Zeller improved from literally everywhere last season. After shooting an average to below-average percentage everywhere on the court but the free throw line as a rookie, his long legs took tremendous strides in 2013-14, improving as a more selective mid-range marksman and making a more concerted effort to get to the rim, where he lived during his 2012 ACC Player of the Year campaign. (WEEI.com)

Jack Fitch, backfield teammate of Charlie Justice, passes away

Jack Fitch, who played on UNC’s nationally ranked football teams of the 1940s, died Wednesday at the age of 90. Fitch, a backfield teammate of Tar Heels great Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice, lived in Charlotte since 1948. Born March 9, 1924, Fitch arrived in Chapel Hill in 1942 from Etna, Pa., and played four seasons for the Tar Heels (taking two years to serve in World War II). He also lettered in basketball in 1944. (Charlotte Observer)

30 years ago today, the Chicago Bulls signed Michael Jordan

The best day in Chicago Bulls history happened 30 years ago today when they signed their #3 draft pick from the 1984 draft to a deal of the century contract that paid Jordan less than a million dollars a year for his services. Not bad considering the Bulls attendance doubled by the end of Jordan’s rookie of the year season and not bad considering they didn’t even want to draft him. (Ball Is Life)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
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North Carolina: 68
Boston College: 65
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Upcoming Games:
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UNC vs. Duke
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UNC vs. Miami
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Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Virginia Tech49
at UVA67
at Boston College65
at Miami (FL)65
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina9-220-4
(7) Virginia9-320-4
(12) Miami8-319-4
(13) Louisville8-319-5
Notre Dame8-417-7
Florida State6-516-7
Virginia Tech5-713-12
Georgia Tech2-812-11
NC State2-912-12
Wake Forest1-1010-13
Boston College0-117-17

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