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Power Rankings: North Carolina No. 1 ahead of Kentucky, Kansas, Maryland

1. North Carolina: While the Tar Heels have the most returning talent of any contender, they won't win it all if they're merely the same team they were last season. They need returnees to become better versions of themselves. Justin Jackson (if his shooting improves) and Theo Pinson (if he can earn playing time in J.P. Tokoto's old spot) have real growth potential. (Sports Illustrated)

Video: J.P. Tokoto Looking Forward to Dunking on NBA Stars

Former North Carolina Tar Heel J.P. Tokoto is at the NBA Draft Combine and was interviewed by Jordan Cornette of Campus Insiders. Tokoto says he plans on utilizing his athletic ability at the next level and looks forward to dunking on NBA stars like Dwight Howard and DeAndre Jordan. View Video...

Guthridge's Life Lesson

We could all learn something from Bill Guthridge's life. He lived a pretty good one: Exciting; eventful; stable; and in the end, lucrative. But the thing about "Coach Gut," as he was often referred as, that stands out and should be the prevailing theme about his life, which ended peacefully Tuesday evening at the age of 77, is how loyal the man was. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Art’s Angle: Best Of Coach Gut

The best profile ever on Bill Guthridge was in the 1995-96 issue of our annual Carolina Court magazine series, written with depth and humor and insight by Lee Pace. It was a long, 13-page story that you could not put down, start to finish. It began with a few Guthridge-isms, such as a typical exchange he would have with someone asking him a question. (Chapelboro.com)

Eric Montross on Bill Guthridge: ‘He was an incredible motivator’ (audio)

Tar Heel Sports Network color analyst Eric Montross stopped by The David Glenn Show on Thursday to talk about the life of former UNC basketball coach Bill Guthridge. The 7-foot Montross played for North Carolina from 1990-94, during some of Guthridge’s final years as an assistant. “Every time I hear his name, particularly now after his passing, I just smile,” Montross said. (ACC Sports Journal)

Guthridge stood for humility, loyalty

“Hey coach.” “Hey writer.” That was how our conversations would always start. Not just me, but most everyone else who ran into Bill Guthridge. He was real. He looked you in the eye, and he told the truth. And he had a wry sense of timing. (Greensboro News & Record)

Michael Jordan's 'shot' still resonates in Cleveland

Former Cavs guard Ron Harper remembers walking out of the Richfield Coliseum in 1989, not long after Michael Jordan hit arguably the most historic shot in the history of basketball and not fully absorbing the magnitude of that moment. Jordan was autographing a pair of his "sorry shoes" for a future charity function for Harper. Connecting eye contact with Jordan's dad, Harper heard the elder Jordan say, "It's not the shoes, Ron." (Chicago Tribune)

NBA Draft Combine: UNC’s Tokoto shows off improvements

J.P. Tokoto knows there are North Carolina fans who can’t get their heads around his decision to turn pro with a season of eligibility remaining. Tokoto said Thursday his choice to leave Chapel Hill came down to this: He was never going to fix what needs fixing in his game while rationing his time between basketball and college. (Charlotte Observer)

NBA Combine Competitive Action Recap: Day One

J.P. Tokoto played extremely well, showing off his terrific strengths while minimizing his weaknesses, having a highly efficient and productive outing. He started off with a steal and dunk in transition, followed that up with a spot-up 3-pointer and a pair of pull-up jumpers, and capped things off with an absolute monster two-foot dunk from outside of the paint. Tokoto did exactly what he needed to do. (Draft Express)

J.P. Tokoto's performance at the NBA combine

Former UNC wing J.P. Tokoto worked out and competed in the NBA Draft combine on Thursday and will continue on Friday. Along with measurements and a test of leaping ability, the potential draftees also played in a scrimmage. Here are Tokoto's measurements, scrimmage stats, combine results, etc. from Thursday. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Sylvia Hatchell Remembers Bill Guthridge as "Giant Man"

North Carolina women's basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell sits down with ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel to talk about the recently departed Bill Guthridge. Hatchell refers to Guthridge as a silent leader, but a giant man, and also states he was the "backbone" of the program. (The ACC)

J.P. Tokoto comfortable with decision to leave school early

J.P. Tokoto has no doubts he made the right decision in entering the NBA draft. The former Menomonee Falls High School star left North Carolina after his junior season, a decision that surprised Tar Heels coach Roy Williams. Tokoto showed off his skills to league general managers and scouts during the first day of the two-day NBA draft combine, held Thursday in Chicago. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Bill Guthridge was a loyal assistant, underrated coach and Carolina icon

Time saps the memory, and so perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that former North Carolina coach Bill Guthridge had slipped from the ever-shifting American sporting consciousness, especially since even Tar Heels fans had a hard time remembering how good he was while he was still on the sideline. (Sports Illustrated)

Remembering Bill Guthridge

On May 12, 2015, Former UNC Men's Basketball head coach Bill Guthridge passed away. A number of individuals from the University of North Carolina & sports communities expressed their condolences via Twitter. (Storify)

Bill Guthridge and the road not taken

I first met Bill Guthridge during my freshman year at UNC, but we didn’t really become acquainted until the mid-seventies. As a young radio reporter, I decided to take up running. Knowing that Coach Guthridge was also a runner, this shared interest gave us something beyond basketball to talk about during the tense ACC seasons. “Did you run today?" "Sure did, how about you?” (WRAL Sports Fan)

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(5) Duke0-08-1
(7) North Carolina0-08-1
(11) Louisville0-07-1
(14) Virginia0-07-1
Florida State0-07-1
Virginia Tech0-06-1
Wake Forest0-06-2
Pittsburgh0-06-2
NC State0-06-2
Clemson0-05-2
Miami0-05-2
Syracuse0-05-2
Georgia Tech0-04-3
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