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ACC Tournament: The backstories & whiteboards for UNC, N.C. State and Duke's top plays

Roy Williams believes in making at least three passes per possession, unless a layup is available, and he wants the ball to change sides of the floor. That much movement gives the defense a chance to make a mistake. “In 43 years of coaching, I’ve never designed a play to get a jump shot,” Williams said. “Every one is designed to get a layup." (Fayetteville Observer)

Brice Johnson On All-ACC Coaches First Team

UNC senior forward Brice Johnson was selected to the Coaches All-ACC first team, receiving votes from all 15 of the league’s head coaches. Johnson also was a unanimous selection on the media’s All-ACC first team that was announced on Sunday. Johnson and Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon were the coaches’ only unanimous selections. (GoHeels.com)

Critics started something with Kennedy Meeks, but did he finish it?

Kennedy Meeks heard many fans and some analysts say that he shouldn’t start, and channeled his frustrations onto Twitter last week. But his biggest statement came Saturday in UNC’s 76–72 victory over Duke with one of his best games of the season. “Once I did that,” Meeks said of his tweets, “I just refocused on what the team needed." (Raleigh & Company)

Brice Johnson Named USA Today First Team All-American

First Team: Brice Johnson, Sr., F, North Carolina — Johnson put it all together this season, making himself one of the country's most improved players and its most dominant. He led the ACC in rebounding, field goal percentage and double-doubles (19 total, 12 in league play). He averaged a double-double (16.8 ppg, 10.8 rpg) throughout the regular season. (USA Today)

Video: Franklin Street Rush 2016

UNC beat Duke 76-72 at Cameron Indoor to become undisputed regular season ACC Champions. Students rush to Franklin Street to celebrate with fires and chants as documented by video producer Will Collette. View Video...

Kennedy Meeks shakes slump in win

For Kennedy Meeks, the daily talks with Sean May and the extra time he spent after practices last week finally paid off. And as the Tar Heels enter the postseason, they hope it continues. “We need him down the stretch,” said guard Marcus Paige. “Now, I think he’s back (to being) aggressive again, because he was kind of disconnected for a little bit." (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels back on top

UNC pounded out an incredible 64-29 rebounding advantage at Duke on Saturday. Twenty-seven of the Tar Heels’ boards came on the offensive end, leading to 20 second-chance points. Both Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks had double-doubles, with 34 rebounds between them. Five days earlier, UNC grabbed 19 offensive rebounds in a win against Syracuse. (Wilmington Star News)

Patrick Ewing tells a good Michael Jordan story

Roy Williams told me a story once about a recruiting visit to UNC that involved you (Patrick Ewing) and Michael Jordan getting into a trash-talking pickup game on the spur of the moment at a campus gym. Is that true? Ewing: It is true. We played in street clothes because Michael just kept trash-talking. I don't even remember who won, but I do remember dunking on him. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC basketball - Seven ACC titles in 13 years

The 2015-2016 season is Roy Williams' 13th as North Carolina's head coach. In his time at the helm, Williams has won seven ACC regular season titles. He gained No. 7 on Saturday night with a 76-72 win over Duke to become the outright ACC champs. (Carolina Blue)

A strenuous off-season launched Hornets’ Marvin Williams to some career numbers

If you measure a player’s season on the consistency scale, it would be tough to top power forward Marvin Williams. In his 11th NBA season, Williams is posting some career numbers. This has been his best rebounding season (6.9 per game) and his best 3-point shooting season (39 percent). His scoring average (10.9 ppg) is his highest in seven seasons. (Charlotte Observer)

Brice Johnson Named All-ACC, Isaiah Hicks Top Sixth Man

UNC senior forward Brice Johnson is a unanimous selection to the 2016 All-ACC first team. Johnson and Virginia’s Malcolm Brogden were both unanimous selections receiving first-team votes. Brogden was named the ACC’s Player of the Year with Johnson finishing second. Tar Heel junior Isaiah Hicks is the ACC’s Sixth Man of the Year. (GoHeels.com)

Scenes from UNC students' Franklin Street celebration

With their 76-72 win over Duke Saturday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium, North Carolina clinched the ACC regular season crown and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. Back in Chapel Hill, it was lit. Literally. North Carolina students flooded Franklin Street immediately and started a bonfire at the Columbia Street intersection following the victory. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC, Duke have questions to answer

It was loud. It was so, so loud inside Cameron Indoor Stadium. The screams and the shrieks and all the ancillary primal sounds that accompany this rivalry were as earsplitting as ever in a game that was as competitive as ever. North Carolina’s 76-72 victory over Duke made the margin between the two teams merely five points over two games won by the road team this year. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Joel Berry's late-game burst bolsters Tar Heels in rematch with Duke

UNC guard Joel Berry had the ball in his hands at the end of the first game this season against Duke and that didn’t go so well. He never flinched in the rematch, making so many clutch plays down the stretch that it was difficult to keep track of them all. “We stuck to our plan,” Berry said after the eighth-ranked Tar Heels’ title-clinching 76-72 victory against No. 17 Duke. (Burlington Times-News)

Nothing regular about this title for Carolina

A long basketball game at the end of a long season ended about the way we thought it would. Both the game and the season. UNC defeated Duke 76-72 in the cauldron of Cameron, winning the mythical title Roy Williams cherishes more than what comes next and leaving nothing behind but blue paint. In the end, UNC was exhausted. Duke was vanquished. (Greensboro News & Record)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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