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Ed Davis Exit Interview 2014-15

Ed Davis averaged 8.3 points and 7.5 rebounds in 23.3 minutes, while shooting 60.7 percent from the field in a team-high 78 games (24 starts) this season. Per 36 minutes, Davis tallied 12.8 points and 11.7 rebounds. “I think I had a solid year overall. My thing was I needed to do whatever coach needed me to do...I just wanted to be the most active guy on the floor whenever I went out there.” (NBA.com)

How a Rotoworld slight may have fueled a Brendan Haywood season-finale breakout game

Before Sunday's loss to the Boston Celtics, Cavaliers coach David Blatt announced pregame that LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, JR Smith and Kevin Love would sit the game out. A few moments later I tweeted out in jest that Blatt forgot to mention that Brendan Haywood would rest as well, since the big man hasn't played in a game - blowouts and all - since Feb. 26 and it was only a minute-long stint. (Cleveland.com)

A Tar Heel's Guide To The NBA Playoffs

Every first-round series except for one in the NBA Playoffs has at least one Tar Heel. Here's an easy guide to the UNC-related storylines in each series: (2) Cleveland vs. (7) Boston - Tar Heels to watch: Brendan Haywood (Cleveland), Tyler Zeller (Boston). (1) Golden State vs. (8) New Orleans - Tar Heels to watch: Harrison Barnes, James Michael McAdoo (GoHeels.com)

Video: Sam Perkins remembers moments at UNC with Michael Jordan

On SI Now, NCAA champion Sam Perkins revisits his college days with pictures from Sports Illustrated's photo vault and shares special memories of his time at UNC. (Sports Illustrated)

Early-entry ex-UNC star McAdoo in NBA playoffs

Even after being undrafted and spending most of his rookie year in the NBA D-League, former Tar Heel James Michael McAdoo said recently he was happy with his decision to go pro. Of course, it helps that he was speaking from the locker room at Golden State, the No. 1 seed in the West, which enters the playoffs at home today (3:30 p.m.) against the No. 8 seed New Orleans Pelicans. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Video: Carolina Basketball 2014-2015 Season Highlights

From the Bahamas to Los Angeles and many places in between, the 2014-2015 Tar Heels shared in the highs and lows that only a college basketball season can bring. Relive the year's best highlights and great behind-the-scenes moments with the season highlight video. View Video...

Player Review: Kennedy Meeks

The leaner, meaner Kennedy Meeks was a favorite topic of conversation on pretty much every UNC basketball broadcast well into January and the result was a fairly stellar start to the season. But as strong as his first third of the season was, the final two-thirds of the season was marked by inconsistency and illness. Despite his weight loss, Meeks seemed to hit a wall for the final 10 games of the year. (Tar Heel Blog)

Former Tar Heel great Phil Ford reflects on Dean Smith

Former UNC basketball great Phil Ford continues to heed the words of the late coach Dean Smith. And that’s why the three-time All-American and Olympic gold medalist didn’t mind saying that he had dinner “compliments of Coach Dean Smith” after the hall of fame coach posthumously sent $200 checks to all his former lettermen. “It was an incredible gesture,” Ford said Wednesday before coaching the ACC Barnstorming Tour team at East Duplin High School. (Jacksonville Daily News)

Marcus Paige Earns MVP Honors At Team Awards Ceremony

Tar Heel guard Marcus Paige earned his second consecutive Dean Smith Most Valuable Player Award and was named co-captain for the second time in as many years at the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team’s 2015 awards ceremony held Thursday evening. Paige is the 17th player to win UNC’s Most Valuable Player award at least twice. (GoHeels.com)

Q+A: Ed Davis

With hitting depths the likes of which the franchise has never seen this season, as history has shown, things can only get better for the Los Angeles Lakers going forward. Right? Fifth-year big man, Ed Davis, hopes to be part of the team’s turnaround and has shown consistency under coach Bryon Scott when given consistent playing time. (SLAM Online)

Player Review: Joel Berry

Joel Berry entered the season with the expectation that he would be able to play important minutes at point guard and permit Marcus Paige to be more of a scorer. In the end, Berry got there but not without a rough road. Berry went through a midseason injury that cost him eight games. When Berry did find his groove, he showed flashes why he was a three time player of the year in the state of Florida. (Tar Heel Blog)

Vince Carter, stardom behind him, still proud, still contributing in NBA at age 38

Vince Carter is explaining why he signed with the Grizzlies last summer, and he cites the vague “opportunity.” Opportunity to win his first championship? Opportunity to play? “To play,” Carter says. “I didn’t have anybody else wanting me.” Did he think he could play more in Memphis than anywhere else? (NBC Sports)

Looking Ahead: North Carolina Basketball

The amount of talent and experience on the roster will arguably be the most Roy Williams has had since the 2009 national championship team. That was the last time the best player, who happened to also be the team's leading scorer, made it to his senior season without turning pro. The biggest recruiting coup for UNC this spring was that Marcus Paige decided to return for his senior season. (ESPN.com)

Harrison Barnes helps Iowa boy after the loss of his father

Harrison Barnes' Golden State Warriors facing the Minnesota Timberwolves. Ryan Slaubaugh watching inside Oracle Arena. This was Ryan's Masters, his One Shining Moment. "The thrill of my life," he said. What takes this beyond the routine "kid meets celebrity" is the planning that occurred over the past two months — shortly after cystic fibrosis claimed Ryan's father's life. (Des Moines Register)

Player Review: Theo Pinson

Theo Pinson arrived on campus as part of a three man recruiting class that was believed to fill in some of the missing production (i.e. perimeter shooting) from the 2014 season. It didn't quite pan out that way until the final quarter of the schedule. Pinson was seen in the mold of defensive stopper and rebounder who has some offensive capability. Then the injury bug bit. (Tar Heel Blog)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 67
Indiana: 76
Wed, Nov 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Radford
Sun, Dec 4, 2:00 ET RSN

UNC vs. Davidson
Wed, Dec 7, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Tennessee
Sun, Dec 11, 5:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
(5) Duke0-08-1
Notre Dame0-07-0
(3) North Carolina0-07-1
(6) Virginia0-07-1
(14) Louisville0-07-1
Florida State0-06-1
Virginia Tech0-06-1
Wake Forest0-06-2
NC State0-06-2
(22) Syracuse0-05-2
Georgia Tech0-04-3
Boston College0-04-3

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