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What it's like to balance campus fame and normal life for UNC's student-athletes

The jersey never comes off — that’s one thing UNC student-athletes are told to remember. Luke Maye, a sophomore forward on the basketball team, said he wishes students would be less shy in interactions with him. Senior wide receiver Ryan Switzer said people approach him as he runs errands around Chapel Hill. Switzer said there are also downsides to celebrity. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels show lineup flexibility

North Carolina meets Hawaii tonight in Honolulu before three games next week in the Maui Invitational. Justin Jackson, who has played some minutes in the big forward role after normally playing as a small forward or guard, said it’s crucial that rebounding is a priority. “You could say physical, but just overall a little bit more aggressive,” Jackson said. (Burlington Times News)

Lucas: Hawaii Notebook

Thursday was a workday for the Tar Heels in Hawaii, but they still managed to squeeze in a little culture. With a game Friday night in Honolulu—where Carolina will play for the first time since the 1994-95 club made an unusual one-game trip to Hawaii—the Tar Heels practiced in town on Thursday afternoon. After some brief free time, the team bused to Pearl Harbor. (GoHeels.com)

One-and-stun: Tony Bradley adds to UNC’s offensive machine

UNC is quickly becoming a force on offense and a large portion of credit should be given to freshman big Tony Bradley — a former five-star recruit and Burger Boy, who has drawn rave reviews from just about everyone, including his coach, Roy Williams. Bradley has played just 50 minutes in UNC’s first three games, but he’s scored in double figures in each contest. (ACC Sports Journal)

Tar Heels Visit Rainbow Warriors Late Friday Night

UNC plays at the University of Hawai’i on Friday. The game begins at 8 p.m. Hawaiian Time on November 18th, which is 1 a.m. Eastern Time on November 19th. The game can be seen in North Carolina on TWC SportsChannel on Time Warner Spectrum cable systems channels 77 or 323. Video will be streamed on the Rainbow Warriors' website. (GoHeels.com)

No. 5 Tar Heels looking for board work in Hawaii

For UNC coach Roy Williams, establishing a physical tone is something he wants to see from his team during four games in Hawaii. That has started to happen during the fifth-ranked Tar Heels' first three games, though too sporadically. North Carolina meets Hawaii on Friday night in Honolulu before three games next week in the Maui Invitational. (Yahoo! Sports)

UNC vs. Hawai'i Preview

No. 5 North Carolina opens its five-game road trip in Honolulu against Hawai'i on Friday night. The game tips at 8pm Hawai'i time (1am ET) on Oceanic Time Warner Cable. Hawai'i point guard Sheriff Drammeh is the team’s top returning scorer (1.7 ppg in ’15-16). UCLA transfer Noah Allen is leading the team in both scoring (16.3) and rebounding (7.3). (Inside Carolina)

SI College Basketball Power Rankings: A week into the regular season

3. North Carolina Tar Heels: I say this with the asterisk that the Tar Heels have yet to play a marquee opponent, but point guard Joel Berry II is off to an absurdly good start that, if it continues, will warrant him being in the national player of the year conversation. Berry’s impact on both ends of the court has been immense. (Sports Illustrated)

Effort Elevating Kenny Williams' Play

For a player billed as perimeter shooter coming out of high school, Kenny Williams has emerged as a fan favorite in short order due to his effort, above all else. North Carolina is only three games into its 2016-17 season and it’s already commonplace to see Williams, a sophomore wing, diving for loose balls, battling for rebounds and taking charges. (Inside Carolina)

How To Watch The UNC-Hawaii Game

UNC will play the first of four games in Hawaii on Friday night when it plays at the University of Hawaii. The game will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday locally in Honolulu, which is 1 a.m. on Saturday morning Eastern Time. The game is being televised by Oceanic Time Warner Cable in Hawaii and will be carried exclusively by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel in North Carolina and South Carolina. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels assistant coach sits out Hawaii trip

UNC’s men’s basketball team left Wednesday for a Hawaiian trip without assistant coach Steve Robinson, who’s staying behind because of a blood clot in his right leg. He has been advised to avoid airline flights. “He had a great line,” Roy Williams said. “He said he wished it happened next week, then he could have stayed in Hawaii for a month.” (Burlington Times News)

Grizzlies' Brandan Wright has ankle surgery, reportedly out two months

Memphis Grizzlies big man Brandan Wright had surgery on his injured left ankle on Tuesday, the team announced. According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, Wright will be sidelined for two months. He has yet to make his regular-season debut, having last suited up for the Grizzlies on Oct. 6 in a preseason game. (CBS Sports)

UNC basketball's trio of freshmen playing together and growing as a group

The North Carolina Tar Heels knew they were getting three special players in freshmen Tony Bradley, Seventh Woods and Brandon Robinson. The trio would be part of the future, building a foundation in Chapel Hill for years to come. But with injuries to Theo Pinson and Luke Maye, the young group has seen more minutes, particularly at the same time. (Carolina Blue)

Joel Berry’s Quest for the Rafters

Based simply on Joel Berry’s basic boxscore stats, it’s clear that he’s off to a ridiculously strong start to his junior campaign. He’s parlayed a 62.1%/53.3%/90.9% shooting line into 21.3 points per game, while maintaining a Ty Lawson-like 4.33:1 assist-to-turnover ratio. He’s also drawing fouls at an elite level. (The Secondary Break)

Jerry Stackhouse learning to delegate with Raptors905

There is no doubt Jerry Stackhouse is a hands-on basketball coach. He’s out scrimmaging with his players, going through extended three-on-three workouts, always testing them in his unique way. But as he prepares for his first season as a professional head coach, Stackhouse is learning that stepping back a bit isn’t a bad idea. (Toronto Star)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 87
Clemson: 79
Tue, Jan 16 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Sat, Jan 20, 2:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC @ Virginia Tech
Mon, Jan 22, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. North Carolina State
Sat, Jan 27, 12:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#2 UVA0
at Georgia Tech0
Thursday 8:00 PM
Guy 15.5 ppg, 1.6 apg; Okogie 18.8 ppg, 1.8 apg;
Wake Forest0
at NC State0
Thursday 8:00 PM
Crawford 16.1 ppg, 4.7 apg; Freeman 14.3 ppg, 2.8 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(2) Virginia5-015-1
Louisville4-114-4
(5) Duke4-216-2
(20) Clemson4-215-3
(15) North Carolina4-215-4
Georgia Tech3-110-7
Boston College3-314-6
Notre Dame3-313-6
(25) Miami2-313-4
Virginia Tech2-312-5
NC State2-312-6
Florida State2-413-5
Syracuse2-413-6
Wake Forest1-48-9
Pittsburgh0-68-11


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