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Video: Late Night With Roy Scrimmage Highlights

Watch highlights of the UNC Tar Heels' first public scrimmage of the 2014-15 season. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Sylvia Hatchell Speaks At Fast Break Against Cancer

UNC women’s basketball head coach and cancer survivor Sylvia Hatchell serves as the headline speaker at the 10th annual Fast Break Against Cancer with UNC men’s basketball coach Roy Williams on Friday, October 3, 2014. View Video...

Late Night With Roy is Tonight

This should save everyone from making the basketball season jokes tomorrow if UNC ends up losing to Virginia Tech. Basketball season or at least the start of practice is indeed here with the annual Late Night with Roy festivities set for 7:30 PM tonight at the Dean Dome. GoHeels has all the details for the event which will be hosted by former Tar Heel Bobby Frasor. (Tar Heel Blog)

After difficult summer, Wayne Ellington hopes to stick with Lakers

"It's been a rough summer for me, but I worked my [rear] off," said Wayne Ellington at the Lakers' annual media day on Monday. The Lakers signed Ellington to a non-guaranteed contract. If he can stick with the team past training camp, $315,656 of his salary will guaranteed on Nov. 15, and $581,692 of his contract locks in if he's on the roster as of Dec. 1. Ellington has made a quick impression on teammate Kobe Bryant. (Los Angeles Times)

Tar Heel legend J.R. Reid returns to UNC to talk sports business

For UNC basketball alumnus J.R. Reid, the question of whether student-athletes should be paid isn't a question at all. "Hell yeah," Reid said during a speech Wednesday night. The Carolina Sport Business Club hosted the basketball legend to discuss his experiences as both an athlete and sports entrepreneur. Reid was a professional basketball player in the NBA for 11 seasons. (Daily Tar Heel)

Ty Lawson of Denver Nuggets Plans to Visit Peyton Manning

An NBA point guard can learn a lot from an NFL quarterback — the most stressful public position in America, just inches behind Commander in Chief. That’s why Denver Nuggets coach Brian Shaw wants to take his team’s speedy young general, Ty Lawson, a few high miles over to Denver Broncos practice, where he can learn from the very best in game management: Peyton Manning. (Athlon Sports)

Dick Vitale Places UNC 5th in Top 40

I cannot wait for the 2014-15 college hoop season to tip off, baby! Here we go, my breakdown of the top 40: 5. North Carolina: Marcus Paige will be among the star of stars, the elite All-Solid Gold leader of a solid Tar Heels squad. Kennedy Meeks, Brice Johnson & Co. join a talented group of diaper dandies as Roy Williams has a top-five threat. (ESPN.com)

Late Night Preview: The Scrimmage

The temptation definitely exists to read too much into the annual scrimmage that concludes the season-opening “Late Night With Roy” event. Well, in the interest of previewing the exhibition, let's succumb to that temptation just for a moment. While judging any team on an intra-squad scrimmage is nonsensical, I'm supremely interested in three developments that will begin to unfold at Late Night. (Inside Carolina)

TBS Orders Reality Show Following NBA Vet Kenny Smith

TBS has greenlit “The Smiths,” an unscripted series following NBA star Kenny Smith, his wife Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith and their five children. The series is set to shoot in Los Angeles and Atlanta. It’s produced by Good Clean Fun, with Jason Carbone (“The Bachelor”), Nick Lee (“The Bachelor”), Jeff Altrock (“The T.O. Show”) and Smith (pictured with Osborne-Smith) as exec producers. (Variety)

Q&A With Roy Williams

The Tar Heels return three starers, including All-America guard Marcus Paige, as well as forwards J.P. Tokoto, Kennedy Meeks and Brice Johnson. With several ranked teams in the ACC and another challenging schedule, it should be an exciting season in the Smith Center. Roy Williams touched on all of these subjects and more in an exclusive Q&A with GoHeels.com. (GoHeels.com)

Bucks player profile: Kendall Marshall

Of the four players capable of playing point guard on Milwaukee's roster, Kendall Marshall is the closest thing to what is considered a true point guard. He's a pass first player who can rack up the assists. Marshall has a chance to seize an opportunity with the Bucks because the backcourt situation is unclear moving forward. (FOX Sports)

Paige Views: Inside Conditioning

Marcus Paige: "When I first came to Carolina, I thought of 'conditioning' as running line drills over and over in practice. That's what we do in practice, and that's what I was used to doing in high school. I never thought, for example, that weightlifting had anything to do with conditioning. But every day before we condition we lift for an hour. That makes a big difference." (GoHeels.com)

UNC Team-Signed Basketballs Now Available

The North Carolina men's basketball program is selling autographed basketballs signed by the 2014-15 team to the public for $180. Head coach Roy Williams and the team will donate proceeds from the sale of basketballs to local charities. (GoHeels.com)

John Henson not fretting about his role

John Henson can play center or power forward. He can start or come off the bench. The third-year player from North Carolina has learned not to worry about those things too much. If he keeps improving, the 6-foot-11 Henson knows he will play a meaningful role for the Bucks this season. "My rookie year was the same way," Henson said at the team's media day Monday. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Tyler Zeller to provide Celtics with presence in paint

For all the various reasons as to why Tyler Zeller is one of the front-runners to start at center for the Boston Celtics, his desire to play the position around the basket may be what tips the scales of starting in his favor. Of the centers to take the floor today (Joel Anthony is out with a groin injury), none seems as comfortable around the rim defensively as Zeller. (CSN New England)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 68
Boston College: 65
Tue, Feb 9 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Sun, Feb 14, 1:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Duke
Wed, Feb 17, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Feb 20, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at Duke0
4:30 PM ET
at Notre Dame19
11:13 IN 1ST
Wake Forest88
at NC State99
Georgia Tech52
at Clemson66
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 State6-616-8
Virginia Tech5-713-12
Georgia Tech3-813-11
NC State2-912-12
Wake Forest1-1110-14
Boston College0-117-17

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