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UNC finds its shooting touch, ends Bahamas hoop trip with win

The North Carolina basketball team arrived in the Bahamas on Thursday. Apparently, its shooting touch arrived Saturday. Twenty-four hours after going 3 for 25 from 3-point range in a disappointing loss to the Providence Storm, the Tar Heels made seven of their 13 attempts from beyond the arc and shot 61 percent overall in a 109-52 win against the Bahamas All-Stars. (Wilmington Star News)

Isaiah Hicks Stands Out

While North Carolina may return three starters and five of its top-seven scorers from last season’s squad, it was sophomore forward Isaiah Hicks that led the team in scoring in its pair of exhibition games on Friday and Saturday. Hicks averaged 1.2 points on 41.7 percent shooting in 7.3 minutes during his rookie season. He was also playing out of position. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Bounces Back Against Bahamas All-Stars

UNC wrapped up its first Bahamas trip of the 2014-15 season with a 109-52 exhibition victory over the Bahamas All-Stars on Saturday. There was some question as to whether or not UNC’s second game. The All-Stars were evidently working on island time, as the first three players didn’t arrive at the facility until five minutes prior to the 5pm scheduled tip-off. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC vs. Bahamas All-Stars Game Highlights

Watch selected footage from North Carolina's 109-52 exhibition game win against the Bahamas All-Stars on Saturday in Nassau. (Inside Carolina)

Isaiah Hicks Leads UNC To 109-52 Win Over Bahamas All-Stars

Sophomore forward Isaiah Hicks led three Tar Heels in double figures with 19 points and UNC shot 61 percent from the floor in a 109-52 win over the Bahamas All-Stars in an exhibition game on Saturday. Freshman Justin Jackson and senior Desmond Hubert added 16 and 12 points, respectively, for the Tar Heels, who split a pair of exhibition games played in Nassau. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Roy Williams Ice Bucket Challenge

Roy Williams and his staff took N.C. attorney general Roy Cooper up on his challenge to raise awareness for ALS research. Williams in turn challenged his team and football coach Larry Fedora to take the challenge prior to the football opener on Aug. 30. View Video...

Tar Heels Fall 84-83 In Bahamas

Ernest Saunders dropped in a three-pointer from the right wing with 18.1 seconds to play to cap a 14-5 run and give the Providence (Bahamas) Storm an 84-83 exhibition game victory over UNC Friday in Nassau. The Tar Heels led 78-70 after a Justin Jackson basket with three minutes to go, but the Storm scored seven straight points, the final three on a long-range jumper by Deandre Auton. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Shocked in Paradise

North Carolina’s anticipated return to prominence got off to a bumpy start on Friday as the Tar Heels dropped its first preseason exhibition game to the Providence Storm, 84-83, at the Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. “We made a tremendous number of mistakes,” UNC head coach Roy Williams said after the loss. Junior forward Isaiah Hicks paced UNC with 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: A Tar Heel Guide To The NBA Schedule

Wednesday, Oct. 29: Milwaukee Bucks (John Henson/Kendall Marshall) at Charlotte Hornets (Marvin Williams/P.J. Hairston): It's the regular season debut for the Henson/Marshall reunion, which should put up plenty of highlight reel plays. It's also the return of the gone-too-long Hornets, who very possibly might have Williams in the starting lineup. Oh, and it's the NBA debut of P.J. Hairston. (GoHeels.com)

55: Remembering the night Michael Jordan announced his return to dominance

SI.com is republishing, in full, 60 of the best stories ever to run in the magazine's history. Today's selection is on the man who has appeared on more SI covers than any other: Michael Jordan. This piece, by Alexander Wolff, perfectly recreates the night Jordan, who had just returned to the NBA after a 21-month absence to play minor league baseball, regained his throne as the league's king. (Sports Illustrated)

Kennedy Meeks: Recap and Expectations

The expectations for Meeks heading into his sophomore season are huge. With James Michael McAdoo's deciding to leave early, Meeks became an even more crucial cog on the 2014-2015 Tar Heels machine. The 6-foot-9, 270-pound center will join Brice Johnson in the starting lineup and will gain more minutes from the 16.3 he averaged his freshmen year. (Carolina Blue)

Marcus Paige in spotlight as UNC begins tour of the Bahamas

The 2014-15 openers won't begin for another three months, but it's already basketball season in the Bahamas. Friday is the first chance for Marcus Paige and his North Carolina teammates to test themselves against outside competition. UNC's two-game visit to Nassau starts with a 5 p.m. exhibition against the Providence Storm. The Tar Heels face the Bahamas All-Stars at 5 p.m. on Saturday. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tar Heels Take The Court Friday

The UNC men's basketball team flew to the Bahamas on Thursday and spent the day getting acquainted with their surroundings at the Atlantis resort. The team will play a pair of exhibitions this weekend, facing the Providence Storm on Friday Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. and the Bahamas All-Stars on Saturday Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. There will be no radio or television broadcasts or online streams of the games. (GoHeels.com)

UNC basketball heads to Bahamas Friday, Saturday

UNC began practicing Monday to prepare for a pair of exhibition games in the Bahamas later this week. “Our young men will enjoy this trip and it will give us an early chance to see what we have,” UNC coach Roy Williams said. “It is a good opportunity for us to see the three freshmen play.” Teams are allowed to take international trips during the preseason once every four years. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Roy Williams, Larry Brown will return to Kansas to celebrate Allen Fieldhouse

More than a decade after his last public appearance at Allen Fieldhouse, Roy Williams is coming back to Kansas. This time, for a reunion. Williams will join former Kansas coaches Ted Owens and Larry Brown — and current coach Bill Self — for a night of festivities on Monday, Oct. 27 celebrating the 60th season of basketball at Allen Fieldhouse. (Kansas City Star)

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
Wake Forest66
at Georgia Tech71
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 State6-516-7
Virginia Tech5-713-12
Georgia Tech3-813-11
NC State2-912-12
Wake Forest1-1110-14
Boston College0-117-17

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