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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)

Four Tar Heels Grab ACC Honors

UNC point guard Marcus Paige earned first-team All-ACC honors and was selected as the league's Most Improved Player in voting by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association and the head coaches. Forward James Michael McAdoo was named second-team All-ACC by the media and third team by the coaches. (GoHeels.com)

Marcus Paige Named 2nd-Team All-America

The Sporting News has named University of North Carolina sophomore point guard Marcus Paige a second-team All-America. The second-team All-America selection by The Sporting News means that Paige's jersey will hang among the 'Honored Jerseys' in the rafters of the Smith Center after his collegiate career is concluded. (GoHeels.com)

Marcus Paige named ACC’s Most Improved

UNC guard Marcus Paige was a skinny freshman thrown into an unexpected starting role last season. This year, he’s become the Tar Heels’ best player, earning first-team All-ACC honors, averaging 17 points per game improving his shooting percentage by more than 80 percent. Monday, the still-slender, but much more confident sophomore was named the ACC’s Most Improved Player. (Wilmington Star News)

Marcus Paige, James Michael McAdoo Earn All-ACC Honors

The ACC announced its All-ACC teams on Monday, as voted upon by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). Marcus Paige earned First-Team and Most Improved honors and James Michael McAdoo was selected to the Second Team. Kennedy Meeks was named to the All-Freshman Team and J.P. Tokoto was on the All-Defensive Team. (Inside Carolina)

NCAA Tournament Projection Compilation

One week from today, we'll know exactly where Carolina is headed for the NCAA Tournament. Today, however, it's still a guessing game. Here's a collection of this week's updated NCAA Tournament projections as they relate to the Tar Heels: Interesting bracket from Jerry Palm at CBS, who has Carolina as a 5 seed in San Antonio, with a possible second-round matchup against Creighton (GoHeels.com)

Marcus Paige Named Sporting News All-American

Second team: Marcus Paige, 6-1 sophomore guard, North Carolina; Paige handled his expanded role beautifully, shifting between the point guard and shooting guard positions and delivering both leadership and production to rescue a season that could have imploded. (Note: Per UNC guidelines, Paige's jersey now eligible to be honored and hang in rafters) (Sporting News)

UNC Basketball Regular Season in Review

The lost to Duke is a mere blemish on an overall great UNC season. Starting off with big wins over Louisville, Michigan State, and Kentucky mixed with unfortunate losses to Belmont and UAB, the Tar Heels became a national conundrum. The 1-4 start to the ACC season became a nightmare for Heels fans. Then the amazing happen. A 12 game ACC winning streak. (Carolina Blue)

Tony Shaver follows script written by two admirable men

Call it “The Dean’s List.” It has nothing to do with grades or grade point average, though even if it did, Tony Shaver would almost certainly be included. This Dean’s List refers to men who played under legendary former UNC coach Dean Smith then went on to become coaches themselves. Shaver has more than earned his standing on that list during nearly 30 years roaming the sidelines. (William & Mary)

4 storylines to watch at the ACC tournament

North Carolina has two ACC tournament titles (2007, 2008) in the past 15 years, and coach Roy Williams has traditionally downplayed the event’s importance. But if this group can get past a dangerous potential quarterfinal matchup with Pittsburgh, don’t be surprised if the Tar Heels make a strong run in Greensboro. (Shelby Star)

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, 9:35 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
Wake Forest69
at Rutgers68
at Minnesota89
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(14) Syracuse0-06-0
(7) Duke0-06-1
(24) Louisville0-05-0
(9) North Carolina0-05-1
(10) Virginia0-05-1
(21) Miami0-05-1
Wake Forest0-05-2
Florida State0-04-1
Georgia Tech0-04-2
NC State0-04-2
Notre Dame0-04-2
Virginia Tech0-04-2
Boston College0-03-3

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