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Reggie Bullock’s shot got him to the NBA, but he expects his D to help him stick

Reggie Bullock’s calling card coming out of North Carolina was his shot. And in a crowded Detroit Pistons wing field that will require paring by Stan Van Gundy to fit the 15-man roster limit for the start of the regular season, Bullock might indeed be the best shooter of those on the bubble. But it’s his defense, Bullock believes, that will sway Van Gundy in the end. (Detroit Pistons)

John Thompson an appropriate choice for first Dean Smith Award

Thompson was one of Smith's closest friends in coaching dating back to his days as a high school coach when Smith began recruiting one of his players....Thomspon was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. "You are hitting me in my soft spot," Thompson said in a press release from the USBWA. "There was no one in basketball I loved or respected more than Dean Smith. There was never anyone like him." (Yahoo! Sports)

UNC basketball player Justin Coleman has a remarkable story (video)

The odds are you've never heard of UNC senior guard Justin Coleman. He appeared in 10 games for the Tar Heels last season. But after joining the team as a walk-on, he's been offered a scholarship for the 2015-16 season, and the story of his past is nothing short of remarkable. (ABC 11)

UNC Team-Signed Basketballs On Sale Oct. 1

The North Carolina men's basketball program is selling autographed basketballs signed by the 2015-16 team to the public for $180. Head coach Roy Williams and the team will donate proceeds from the sales to local charities. Those interested in purchasing a 2015-16 ball should download the request form from GoHeels.com. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Charter Member

Perfect. John Thompson is the first Dean Smith Award winner. Dean Smith’s relationship went back to John Thompson’s days as a high school coach at St. Anthony’s in the nation’s capital. Thompson sent his adopted son, Donald Washington, to play for Smith and the Tar Heels as the third African- American in the UNC program after Charlie Scott and Bill Chamberlain. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Woody Durham's Memorable Basketball Moments on the Mic

In honor of legendary broadcaster Woody Durham receiving the Curt Gowdy Media Award at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Thursday, September 10th 2015, re-live several of his more memorable moments on the mic as Tar Heel memories were made. View Video...

Rumored UNC lineup for North Carolina-Kentucky alumni game

Former Tar Heel players rumored to be taking part in the UNC vs. Kentucky alumni game include Harrison Barnes, Jerry Stackhouse, Rasheed Wallace, Danny Green, John Henson, Raymond Felton, David Noel, Dexter Strickland, and James Michael McAdoo. The game is set for Sunday at 5:30 PM at Kentucky's Rupp Arena and will be televised on ESPNU. (Carolina Blue)

There are now stats for every game Michael Jordan ever played

Remember that whole myth about Michael Jordan getting cut from his high school team? Well, the overlooked sophomore still poured in 45 and 44 points during two JV games. How do we know? Thanks to the herculean efforts of Todd Spehr, we now have access to Jordan’s stats for every game -- high school, Pan American, European tour, charity, etc. -- in which he participated. (Chicago Sun-Times)

76ers sign point guard Kendall Marshall

The Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday announced they have signed point guard Kendall Marshall. A two-year stand out for the University of North Carolina, Marshall dished out an Atlantic Coast Conference record 351 assists in 2011-12 and went on to win the 2012 Bob Cousy Award, which is bestowed upon the nation’s top point guard in NCAA Division I. (Philadelphia 76ers)

John Thompson Named First Recipient Of Dean Smith Award

The United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) announced Wednesday that former Georgetown coach John Thompson has been selected as the first winner of the Dean Smith Award, named in honor of the legendary North Carolina coach. Thompson will be presented the award at a dinner in Chapel Hill on November 10th. (GoHeels.com)

UNC-Kentucky alumni basketball game to be televised by ESPNU on Sunday

Kentucky's annual charity alumni game will be televised Sunday by ESPNU. The game will matchup former Kentucky players against a team made up of former North Carolina college stars. All proceeds from the game will go to charity. The game is scheduled to tipoff at 5:30 p.m. at Rupp Arena. (Carolina Blue)

Q&A: SMU coach Larry Brown on NCAA, lack of respect for AAC

Larry Brown is attempting to weather the storm. SMU’s coach is currently dealing with an NCAA investigation as he prepares for his fourth season as the leader of the Mustangs’ program. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein talked with Brown to discuss the NCAA investigation, the new rules in college basketball, and much more. (CBS Sports)

Lucas: Marcus Paige Plays Pain-Free

During a recent pickup game, Marcus Paige knifed into the lane, elevated for a twisting basket, and then felt something to which he’s still not entirely accustomed—nothing. After returning to basketball action in June, Paige has spent much of his summer working back into game shape. Being pain-free means he’s feeling much more like the player he was as a sophomore. (GoHeels.com)

UNC basketball’s Justin Coleman: A journey to happiness

Janine Coleman had just finished a teleconference for work when her phone lit up again. It was Justin Coleman, her oldest child and only son, a senior at North Carolina, with some news at the start of his second-to-last semester. At first the conversation was mundane. They shared some small talk, some ordinary exchanges about his day and hers. (Charlotte Observer)

Report: 76ers sign forward J.P. Tokoto

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed second-round draft pick J.P. Tokoto to a one-year deal worth $520,000, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Tokoto was drafted by Philadelphia with the 58th overall pick out of North Carolina. Tokoto, 21, is likely to split time between Philadelphia and the Delaware 87ers of the NBA D-League. (Sports Illustrated)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 96
Florida State: 83
Sat, Jan 14 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Syracuse
Mon, Jan 16, 7:00 ET ESPN

UNC @ Boston College
Sat, Jan 21, 12:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26, 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Syracuse0
at #9 UNC0
Monday 7:00 PM
White III 15.8 ppg, 1.4 apg; Jackson 17.9 ppg, 2.6 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(15) Notre Dame5-016-2
(9) North Carolina4-116-3
(10) Florida State4-116-2
(12) Louisville3-215-3
(16) Virginia3-213-3
Georgia Tech3-211-6
Syracuse3-211-7
Miami2-211-4
(18) Duke2-314-4
Virginia Tech2-313-4
Boston College2-39-9
NC State1-412-6
Pittsburgh1-412-6
Clemson1-411-6
Wake Forest1-410-7

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