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10 Things To Know About UNC's Basketball Schedule

The Tar Heels are going to accumulate some frequent flyer miles before they jump into ACC play with trips to New Orleans (Tulane), Indiana, Las Vegas (Kentucky) and four games in Hawaii. UNC has just two home games over the first month of the season, with Chattanooga (Nov. 13) and Long Beach State (Nov. 15) coming in over a 52-hour stretch. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

2016-17 ACC basketball schedule reveals a few new quirks

Both UNC-Duke games are listed for 8 p.m. (as opposed to frequent 9 p.m. starts). Those games are set for Feb. 9 at Duke and March 4 at North Carolina. After going to Duke, the Tar Heels are off that following weekend before their next game Feb. 15 at N.C. State. The four in-state ACC teams all open the season Nov. 11. UNC is the lone team among the four to go on the road. (Wilmington Star News)

NCAA to relocate championships from North Carolina for 2016-17

Based on the NCAA's commitment to fairness and inclusion, the Association will relocate all seven previously awarded championship events from North Carolina during the 2016-17 academic year. The NCAA Board of Governors made this decision because of the cumulative actions taken by the state concerning civil rights protections. (NCAA.org)

Analysis: UNC's 2016-2017 basketball schedule

Aloha! North Carolina's first real true test will be in Hawaii against either Connecticut or Oklahoma State on November 22. The Tar Heels will then follow that with a game against either Tennessee, Wisconsin, Georgetown, or Oregon. Before Carolina leaves the Pacific Ocean, we will know where this teams stands. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Basketball Will Face Tough Closing Stretch

The ACC released the full basketball conference schedules on Monday afternoon, and North Carolina will once again encounter a brutal closing stretch heading into postseason play. The Tar Heels will ease into the conference slate with a road trip to Georgia Tech on New Year’s Eve and an assortment of other games to boost their conference win-loss record. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Basketball Schedule Breakdown with Jones Angell & Sean May

Let Jones Angell and Sean May give you the scoop on the recently-released 2016-2017 North Carolina and ACC basketball schedule. View Video...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC Men's Basketball Schedule

Short turnarounds are always an important feature of the Atlantic Coast Conference schedule. There are three such instances in this year’s slate. The first is manageable, because it includes back-to-back home games—hosting Florida State at the Smith Center on Saturday, Jan. 14 and then hosting Syracuse on Monday night, Jan. 16. (GoHeels.com)

2016-17 UNC Men's Basketball Schedule Released

The UNC men’s basketball team will play eight of its final 10 regular-season games against teams that played in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, including a pair of games against Duke, Pittsburgh and Virginia and games against Miami and Notre Dame. The other two games in that final 10-game stretch are at NC State and home against Louisville, which won 23 games last year. (GoHeels.com)

Hornets Forward Marvin Williams Has Become a Great Rim Protector

Marvin Williams is labeled as a stretch four or an undersized big man but the stats back up that he has become a great interior defender. The Charlotte Hornets were the 12th best shot blocking team in the NBA last season even without a typical rim protector. Marvin was their most consistent interior defender. (Swarm & Sting)

College basketball: What happened (and what will happen) along Tobacco Road

Reason for optimism at North Carolina: Every key contributor who wasn’t a senior is back, including Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks, who were the only two players to take advantage of the new rules and declare for the NBA draft. Williams will likely roll out a starting lineup of all upperclassmen who have Final Four experience. (ESPN.com)

Through success and tragedy, Gerald Henderson and Wayne Ellington show meaning of friendship

The bond between Gerald Henderson and Wayne Ellington was solidified on the basketball court at Episcopal Academy in the Philadelphia area. From that point on, they were always there for each other in significant moments of their lives. High school successes. Being recruited to collegiate powerhouses Duke and North Carolina. (CSN Philly)

Countdown to Trail Blazers' training camp: Ed Davis

Ed Davis just does Ed Davis. He knows where he is effective and rarely (read: never) strays outside of that. His selfless approach and willingness to do the dirty work helped Davis earn the 2015-16 Maurice Lucas Award, bestowed on the player who best represents the "indomitable spirit" of Lucas through contributions on the court and in the community. (Oregon Live)

Jerry Stackhouse takes over as head coach of Raptors 905

Former NBA all-star Jerry Stackhouse is taking the helm of the Toronto Raptors’ minor league team. The Raptors announced Friday that he has been appointed the new head coach of Raptors 905, the NBA club’s D-League affiliate. Stackhouse served as an assistant coach with the Raptors last season. Stackhouse played 18 seasons in the NBA. (The Globe and Mail)

Dante Calabria to share skills

Dante Calabria knows he has lived away from Western Pennsylvania for so long that he is no longer a household name in his hometown. “The nice thing about the computer is you can Google,” Calabria said, with a laugh. “Kids can see that I played at North Carolina and professionally in Europe on high-level teams.” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Lucas: UNC Basketball Notebook

After offseason surgery to clean up a nagging knee injury, Kenny Williams is full speed and has been one hundred percent since June. “It feels good and I haven’t had any problems with it,” Williams says. Williams, who believes the injury first happened during his senior year of high school before being aggravated as a UNC freshman, is also sporting a new hairstyle. (GoHeels.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 104
Western Carolina: 61
Wed, Dec 6 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Tennessee
Sun, Dec 17, 3:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Wofford
Wed, Dec 20, 9:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Ohio State
Sat, Dec 23, 1:30 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
Boston College1-09-3
(19) Florida State0-09-0
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
(6) Miami0-08-0
Virginia Tech0-08-1
(18) Notre Dame0-08-2
NC State0-08-2
(16) Virginia0-07-1
Wake Forest0-06-4
Georgia Tech0-04-4
(4) Duke0-111-1

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