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UNC vs. Louisville Preview

No. 8 North Carolina welcomes No. 7 Louisville to the Smith Center Wednesday with first place in the ACC standings on the line. Tip off is set for 9:05 p.m. on ESPN. Louisville ranks fifth nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency and 16th in adjusted offensive efficiency, according to kenpom.com, and currently sits one game behind UNC in the ACC standings. (Inside Carolina)

Louisville Visits UNC With First Place On The Line

North Carolina hosts Louisville with first place in the ACC on the line on Wednesday at 9:05 p.m. on ESPN. The Tar Heels are 23-5 and first in the ACC with a 11-3 record in league play. The Cardinals are 22-5, 10-4. UL is tied for second place with Duke. UNC has a one-game lead on Louisville and Duke and a one-and-a-half game lead on Notre Dame and Florida State. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball Ticket Buyers Advised To Check Tickets

Fans looking to buy tickets to the University of North Carolina’s remaining men’s basketball home games this season at the Dean E. Smith Center against Louisville (Feb. 22) and Duke (March 4) are advised to be on the lookout for counterfeit tickets. There have been several recent reports of the sale of counterfeit tickets which appear to be authentic. (GoHeels.com)

Louisville Men's Basketball Travels to North Carolina Wednesday

Louisville plays the first of its final two road games of the season as the Cardinals visit the North Carolina Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Wednesday. Louisville won for the 10th time in its last 12 games and its third straight in prevailing 94-90 over Virginia Tech on Feb. 18 as the Cardinals matched a season best with 12 three-point field goals. (Louisville Athletics)

Chansky’s Notebook: Fates Undetermined

UNC and Louisville are both playing the waiting game. The Tar Heels and Cardinals go into Wednesday’s headliner as close as can be in all the metrics for the NCAA Tournament. Both are top 10 in the polls and virtually every other factor used to determine seeds – except UNC is 17th in strength of schedule, which surely will improve after this murderous February. (Chapelboro.com)

Louisville at North Carolina: Who ya got? Media picks

No. 6 Louisville basketball plays at eighth-ranked North Carolina on Wednesday, and it's shaping up to be the Cards' biggest game of the season. Since it's a pairing of two top-10 teams, we collected media predictions for the big showdown at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill. Louisville is the underdog in the media (29-14 UNC) and on Ken Pomeroy's analytics site. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Luuuuuuke! Like the Panthers’ linebacker, Tar Heels’ Luke Maye cheered ‘going full speed’

The Maye family has Panthers season tickets. Luke has actually chanted “Luuuuuuke!” himself in the Panthers' home stadium after Kuechly wiped out another running back. “Kuechly gives his all on every play,” Luke Maye said, “which is what I try to do as well.” By doing so, Maye has ensured that the “Luuuuuke!” chant isn’t just for linebackers anymore. (Charlotte Observer)

A look back at the postponed 2014 UNC-Duke game

The anticipated UNC-Duke game was snowed out, fans walking away from the Dean Dome with disappointment in their hearts. Classes were canceled the next day. What should have been a bustling campus on rivalry game day turned into a deserted tundra. Eight miles away, the Duke basketball team went home, getting more time to practice before traveling to UNC. (Sarah Vassello)

Mitch Kupchak Relieved of Duties as LA Lakers GM

Los Angeles Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss announced Tuesday that the team has named Earvin "Magic" Johnson as President of Basketball Operations. In addition, General Manager Mitch Kupchak has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. Furthermore, Jim Buss will no longer hold his role as Lakers Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations. (Los Angeles Lakers)

Roy Williams Live: Honoring Marcus Paige & Brice Johnson

At halftime of UNC’s win over Virginia on Saturday, Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson became the 50th and 51st Tar Heels to have their jerseys honored. The duo helped UNC win 108 games over four years, culminating in a run to the national championship game last April. “Great young men, I was really lucky to coach both of them,” Roy Williams said Monday. (Inside Carolina)

Dick Vitale, Seth Greenberg break down Louisville-UNC showdown

The stakes for a regular-season game couldn't be much higher when sixth-ranked Louisville (22-5, 10-4 ACC) takes on No. 8 North Carolina (23-5, 11-3) at 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. Some college basketball analysts see it was a heavyweight bout with a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament on the line. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Stat Look: UNC's ACC numbers

At 11-3 in the ACC, North Carolina is No. 1 in the conference heading into Wednesday night's huge top 10 matchup with No. 7 Louisville. But where does UNC rank in different categories in the ACC. Let's take at quick look at where North Carolina stands as of Monday night. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC vs. Louisville - Justin Jackson and Donovan Mitchell Showdown

ACC Player Of The Year contenders Donovan Mitchell of Louisville and UNC's Justin Jackson go head-to-head Wednesday in Chapel Hill. See why these two team leaders are ready for a prime time showdown for first place in the ACC. Read More...

Confident Tar Heels still looking to get better

Despite sitting at 23-5 overall, 11-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and playing some of their best ball over the last few weeks, the North Carolina players still feel their is room for growth. After the 65-41 win over Virginia, players were hesitant to say they were peaking. "I think we can still get better especially on the defensive end," point guard Joel Berry said. (Carolina Blue)

Audio: Joel Berry on the David Glenn Show

North Carolina point guard Joel Berry joined The David Glenn Show on Monday to talk about the Tar Heels’ next opponent, Louisville. Berry also discussed the development of Justin Jackson, whether or not the NBA All-Star Game is good basketball, his spirituality and how it feels to be referred to by an all-time great as “the best catch-and-shoot point guard in UNC history.” (ACC Sports Journal)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

UNC @ Elon
Fri, Nov 9, TBD

UNC vs. Stanford
Mon, Nov 12, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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