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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)

Lucas: Alums Set The Tone

With three freshmen on the roster, Roy Williams needed a very reliable group to demonstrate the offense. Someone who had repeated the drill numerous times. Someone who had actually executed the offense in a game. Maybe even someone who owned a championship ring. Someone like...oh, how about Sean May, Marvin Williams, Raymond Felton, Tyler Hansbrough and Justin Watts? (GoHeels.com)

Game Times & Networks Announced for ACC/Big Ten Challenge

ESPN has finalized the time and network designations for the 15th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge. ESPN networks will combine to cover every game of the event. The ACC and Big Ten have split the past two events, winning six Challenge games each in 2012 and 2013. No. 25 Iowa travels to No. 6 North Carolina on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. (ESPN.com)

Brad Daugherty reflects on 1st NASCAR team win

Owen basketball legend Brad Daugherty recently opened his own restaurant in south Asheville, but another venture was the one getting all the attention Sunday. A.J. Allmendinger's triumph at Watkins Glen, N.Y. proved to be the first win for Daugherty as a NASCAR team owner. Daugherty graduated from Owen in 1982 and then continued his college career at North Carolina. He was the first overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Lucas: An Early Start

It didn't take very long on Monday night to discern the difference between a Carolina basketball practice in August and a practice in...well, pretty much any other month. A regular feature of every Tar Heel session since the early Dean Smith days is "discussion," when the head coach gathers his team around the center jump circle and reviews items as a full squad. (GoHeels.com)

UNC to Play Three Big Monday Games

The University of North Carolina men’s basketball team will be featured three times this coming season on ESPN’s Big Monday telecasts as part of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s eight-game weekly package. Carolina’s three Big Monday games are all home games against Notre Dame on January 5, Syracuse on January 26 and Virginia on February 2. (Tar Heel Blog)

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

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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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