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ESPN College Gameday In Chapel Hill For UNC-Duke Game

ESPN's College Gameday will originate from the Smith Center in Chapel Hill on Saturday March 7 on the day of the matchup between UNC and Duke. The show, featuring Rece Davis, Jay Bilas, Jay Williams and Seth Greenberg, will broadcast live from 10 a.m. to noon. Smith Center doors will open at 9 a.m. UNC students should use Entrance C to the arena and the general public should use Entrance D. (GoHeels.com)

Preview & Prediction: #15 UNC at Miami

The Tar Heels enter the game in a pitch battle for the final double-bye spot in the ACC Tournament, and a loss to the Hurricanes could put UNC in danger of being seeded as low as #8 in the ACC Tournament. If there is any consistency to UNC's inconsistency then the Tar Heels will bounce back today. Prediction: UNC 68, Miami 66 (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC needs bounce back win over Miami

The Tar Heels have escaped the snow and slush of the Triangle and taken their talents not too far from South Beach. There’s no time for tanning for up-and-down North Carolina, ranked No. 15 in The Associated Press Top 25. What’s certain is UNC will meet a Miami team that has beaten the Tar Heels the last four times they’ve played. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Tar Heels look to match physical play

North Carolina has often been praised for the way that post players Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks finish around the basket. But there are different interpretations for the Tar Heels after a loss to North Carolina State, which used physical play to alter the course of the game. “They intimidated us inside,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams said. (Burlington Times-News)

North Carolina at Miami, three to know preview

The Tar Heels, who have won only two of their last seven games, are one game behind fourth-place Louisville in the ACC standings. The top four teams receive a double-bye in the ACC tournament, so a victory would be extremely beneficial to UNC, especially because of what the Cardinals are facing following the dismissal of point guard Chris Jones. (Fayetteville Observer)

Know Your Opponent: Miami

Is it possible that Miami owns both the best win of 2014-15 and the season's worst loss, at least among ACC teams? Certainly the Hurricanes' 16-point drubbing of Duke at Cameron, in which Jim Larrañaga's club scored 56 points in the second half, is on the short list of best wins. Miami's 28-point home loss to Eastern Kentucky was, if nothing else, the most inexplicable result of the year. (GoHeels.com)

Willie Cooper's story as UNC's first black basketball player began in Elm City

The story of Willie Cooper Jr. neither begins nor ends with him becoming the first black basketball player at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a member of the Tar Heels freshman team in 1964-65. During tryouts for the varsity team at UNC in 1965, Cooper decided he would give up basketball and the chance to play for Carolina’s young head coach Dean Smith. (Wilson Times)

Tale of the Tape: UNC vs Miami

Heading to Miami, the Tar Heels are in need of a return to the norm on the offensive end. Miami's defensive numbers suggest that's possible, though NC State's numbers were very similar and it didn't matter. The Hurricanes also play slower tempo which was part and parcel to the game plan NC State used to give the Tar Heels trouble. (Tar Heel Blog)

Spenser Dalton added to North Carolina's varsity basketball roster

Short-handed UNC has added Spenser Dalton, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound junior guard, to the varsity roster. Previously a second-year member of UNC's junior varsity program, Dalton had been helping Roy Williams' injury-plagued team in practice but still playing for JV coach Hubert Davis' team. Dalton attended the Christ School in Asheville, where Williams was raised, and will wear No. 43 for the Tar Heels. (Fayetteville Observer)

North Carolina Tar Heels at Miami Hurricanes game preview

North Carolina walked off its home floor following a fifth defeat in seven games its last time out feeling outworked and outhustled. The 15th-ranked Tar Heels hope that scenario doesn't repeat itself Saturday. North Carolina looks to avoid dropping a fifth straight meeting with Miami, which seeks its fourth victory over a ranked opponent in its pursuit of an NCAA tournament berth. (FOX Sports)

Tar Heels’ basketball fading as ACC, national power?

This is Blue Heaven, where Dean Smith built a program of unparalleled success that went 37 consecutive years without finishing outside the ACC’s top three, a stretch that included a combined 28 league titles. Is 68-30 (34-17 in the ACC) the past three years good enough? It would be in most places. But in Chapel Hill, it is a step back from what is expected and has been established. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

The Real Problems with North Carolina Basketball

To be sure there are significant issues with this year’s Tar Heel basketball team. In most years under Roy Williams the Heels kick into another gear, when one player emerges as the team’s star, and when Tar Heel fans start fantasizing about a March run to NCAA Title #6. Instead the 2014-2015 Heels are dropping the games they usually drop in January. So why has Carolina backslid over the past month? (Tar Heel Depot)

Previewing Miami

No. 15 North Carolina looks to rebound from a tough home loss against N.C. State when it heads to South Florida to take on Miami on Saturday. Tip-off at the BankUnited Center is set for 2 p.m. and will be televised by CBS. Miami enters Saturday’s contest with a 18-10 (8-7 ACC) record. Despite seven losses in league play, the Hurricanes have done well against the best teams in the conference. (Inside Carolina)

Audio: Scouting Report With Miami Coach Jim Larrañaga

WCHL’s Matt Oakes chats with Miami basketball coach Jim Larrañaga as his Hurricnaes get set to welcome the Tar Heels to the BankUnited Center on Saturday. The two discuss the do-or-die scenario facing bubble teams like his own, the competitiveness of coaching in the ACC, the special challenges Carolina presents and the atmosphere that will await UNC on Senior Day at Miami. (Chapelboro.com)

A conversation with Brad Daugherty

Born in Black Mountain, NC, Brad Daugherty rose to basketball stardom at UNC and in the NBA. Since 1994, he has covered both basketball and NASCAR for ESPN. Brad has seen his share of setbacks as well as successes, during a life built on the strong work ethic and goal-setting that he learned from his parents and mentors like Coach Dean Smith. Brad shared his story. (Live Fearless NC)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, TBD

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, TBD

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Clemson10-817-14
Pittsburgh9-921-12
Syracuse9-923-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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