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Pickeral: Finishing Strong

The Tar Heels, after dropping to 1-4 to open their conference slate, have reeled off 12 straight wins entering Saturday's regular-season finale at Duke, climbing back into the Associated Press top 15 and continuing a trend under Roy Williams of strong second-half league finishes. This year's turnaround formula has been multi-faceted, (GoHeels.com)

Can UNC Be Trusted in the NCAA Tournament?

Earlier this week, ESPN's Myron Medcalf published a piece naming eight teams "you shouldn't trust...yet". It is not surprising that UNC would be on there given some of the inconsistency this team is prone to, even in the midst of the 12-game winning streak. (Tar Heel Blog)

Carolina-Duke Preview

UNC is gearing up for its last game of the regular season and will travel to Durham to face Duke in the season finale. The Tar Heels are coming off a back-and-forth game win over Notre Dame while the Blue Devils just got done getting upset by the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Audio: Tommy Tomlinson discusses Dean Smith's battle with dementia

Tommy Tomlinson joined The Adam and Joe Show on 99.9 The Fan to discuss his ESPN.com piece on Dean Smith (WRAL Sports Fan)

Today In UNC-Duke History: March 7, 1993

Donald Williams provided a glimpse of what was yet to come in the 1993 season finale against Duke. The top-ranked Tar Heels had already clinched the ACC regular season title, but they breezed into the ACC Tournament with an 83-69 win over the sixth-ranked Blue Devils at the Smith Center. Duke had claimed the first meeting of the season, winning 81-67 at Cameron Indoor Stadium: (GoHeels.com)

Weekend Homework: Carolina-Duke Part II

A considerable winning streak is about to come to an end. The Tar Heels have won 12 straight games -- their longest streak since their 2009 national championship season -- after starting ACC play 1-4. Duke has the nation’s longest active home winning streak with 32 straight games. Its last loss? On senior night in 2012 to North Carolina. (ESPN.com)

Rivalry picks: Duke hosts North Carolina

As in any rivalry, it is not about the record; it is about the pride and bragging rights that go along with beating the combatant with whom you share nothing more than bad blood. The WRAL sports staff weighs in on Wednesday's rivalry game between UNC and Duke, offering their keys to the game and tell you who they think will win. (WRAL Sports Fan)

ACC Basketball Weekend Previews, March 8-9

North Carolina at Duke: Both of these teams have changed a lot since the first meeting, and neither of them are feeling very good about the way they played the game before. At least UNC was lucky enough to come out with a win. Duke, not so much. Both teams have been a little turnover-prone lately, and both have had their periods of offensive stagnation. Prediction: Duke, 79-72 (ACC Sports Journal)

Paige, Parker families have long history together

On Saturday, North Carolina’s Marcus Paige and Duke’s Jabari Parker will have one last audition for ACC Player of the Year honors. It was nearly 30 years ago that another Paige-Parker tandem first took the court together, albeit as teammates and best friends. (Inside Carolina)

5 questions facing UNC men’s basketball

After a final regular-season matchup with Duke on Saturday, the Tar Heels will head to Greensboro next week for an expanded 15-team conference tournament. As a projected top-four seed, UNC won’t begin play until the third day, Friday, March 14. Here’s a look at five questions facing UNC as it heads into the tournament. (Daily Tar Heel)

If North Carolina shows up to the Big Dance with a chip on its shoulder, watch out

If the Carolina players start believing they’re just as good as Florida and Arizona, they’ll lose their edge and get embarrassed. This is why I almost think Carolina will go further in the NCAA tournament if it loses to Duke on Saturday. A Carolina team that thinks it’s hot stuff doesn’t scare me, but a Carolina team that’s hungry to prove it belongs is an opponent I’d want no part of. (Grantland.com)

Brice Johnson aims to make an impact vs. Duke

Brice Johnson didn’t have much of an impact during North Carolina’s 74-66 win over the Blue Devils on Feb. 20 because of foul trouble and eventually fouling out. That game has been in the back of his mind as the Tar Heels prepare to face Duke on Saturday. “It’s a lot of motivation because I know I could have really done a lot more out there,” Johnson said. (ESPN.com)

Paige, McAdoo, McDonald Reloading For Duke Finale, Postseason

The No. 14 Tar Heels take on No. 4 Duke Saturday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. UNC defended their home court against the Blue Devils earlier this season, but a season sweep would be even sweeter. Carolina point guard Marcus Paige spoke about the need for the Tar Heels to regain Coach Williams’ famous “sense of urgency.” (Chapelboro.com)

Duke, UNC aim to get back on track in rivalry rematch

As the second meeting between rivals Duke and North Carolina looms, neither team is playing well. Duke is coming off of an 82-72 loss to a below-average Wake Forest team on Wednesday night, while North Carolina squandered a 15-point first-half lead against Notre Dame and squeaked out a two-point win on Monday. But let's rewind for a moment -- to Jan. 25. (FOX Sports)

Vince Carter: 'I have a couple of years left'

Vince Carter believes he has at least a couple of quality NBA seasons left in his old legs. At 37 years old in his 16th NBA season, Carter ranks among the NBA’s most productive reserves, averaging 12.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists as the Mavericks’ sixth man. Carter’s contract expires this summer, but he fully intends to continue his career next season. (ESPN.com)

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, 9:30 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
Utah State52
at Duke85
at Notre Dame73
Boston College45
at Santa Clara62
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(5) Duke0-06-1
(9) North Carolina0-05-1
(12) Virginia0-05-1
(15) Miami0-05-1
Florida State0-04-1
(17) Notre Dame0-04-2
NC State0-04-2
Georgia Tech0-04-2
Virginia Tech0-04-2
Wake Forest0-04-2
Boston College0-03-3

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