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Roy Williams Live: Honoring Marcus Paige & Brice Johnson

At halftime of UNC’s win over Virginia on Saturday, Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson became the 50th and 51st Tar Heels to have their jerseys honored. The duo helped UNC win 108 games over four years, culminating in a run to the national championship game last April. “Great young men, I was really lucky to coach both of them,” Roy Williams said Monday. (Inside Carolina)

Dick Vitale, Seth Greenberg break down Louisville-UNC showdown

The stakes for a regular-season game couldn't be much higher when sixth-ranked Louisville (22-5, 10-4 ACC) takes on No. 8 North Carolina (23-5, 11-3) at 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. Some college basketball analysts see it was a heavyweight bout with a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament on the line. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Stat Look: UNC's ACC numbers

At 11-3 in the ACC, North Carolina is No. 1 in the conference heading into Wednesday night's huge top 10 matchup with No. 7 Louisville. But where does UNC rank in different categories in the ACC. Let's take at quick look at where North Carolina stands as of Monday night. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC vs. Louisville - Justin Jackson and Donovan Mitchell Showdown

ACC Player Of The Year contenders Donovan Mitchell of Louisville and UNC's Justin Jackson go head-to-head Wednesday in Chapel Hill. See why these two team leaders are ready for a prime time showdown for first place in the ACC. Read More...

Confident Tar Heels still looking to get better

Despite sitting at 23-5 overall, 11-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and playing some of their best ball over the last few weeks, the North Carolina players still feel their is room for growth. After the 65-41 win over Virginia, players were hesitant to say they were peaking. "I think we can still get better especially on the defensive end," point guard Joel Berry said. (Carolina Blue)

Audio: Joel Berry on the David Glenn Show

North Carolina point guard Joel Berry joined The David Glenn Show on Monday to talk about the Tar Heels’ next opponent, Louisville. Berry also discussed the development of Justin Jackson, whether or not the NBA All-Star Game is good basketball, his spirituality and how it feels to be referred to by an all-time great as “the best catch-and-shoot point guard in UNC history.” (ACC Sports Journal)

Carolina Insider Podcast: UVA, Louisville & More

The latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast is now available. As the Tar Heels look to hang onto the top spot in the ACC standings, hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas break down the win over Virginia, discuss the ceremony honoring Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige and preview the Louisville game. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

How Kennedy Meeks learned to beat Virginia's double-teams for UNC men's basketball

Last Friday at the North Carolina men’s basketball press conference, junior wing Justin Jackson outlined one of the biggest challenges UNC’s offense would face playing against Virginia’s defense. “They double the post with the other big,” he said. “And that comes down to our bigs making the right decision, not panicking and making a smart play. And if they can do that, I think we'll be alright.” (Daily Tar Heel)

Lunardi: UNC projected to be a No. 1 seed

ESPN's Joe Lunardi projects that North Carolina will be a No. 1 seed in the South Region in his most recent Bracketology released on Monday. Baylor is the No. 2 seed, Florida is the No. 3 seed, and UCLA is No. 4 seed in the South Regional. The other three No. 1 seeds are Villanova, Kansas, and Gonzaga. (Carolina Blue)

As elite coaches face twilight, who will follow legends at UNC, Syracuse, Duke and Louisville?

Considering that North Carolina, Duke, and Louisville may not open for a few seasons, who could emerge during that time? Are rising coaches like Dayton’s Archie Miller, Xavier’s Chris Mack, Butler’s Chris Holtmann, VCU’s Will Wade and UNC-Wilmington’s Kevin Keatts positioned to keep soaring? Do they stay at their current jobs to hold out for better gigs? (Sports Illustrated)

College basketball's must-watch games to close the regular season

No. 7 Louisville at No. 8 North Carolina, Wednesday. Two of the ACC's best are playing for the only time during the regular season, with both hoping to lock up high seeds in the NCAA Tournament. An awful lot of talent on the floor at one time. No. 10 Duke at No. 8 North Carolina, March 4. One of the best rivalries in the game is not a bad way to end the regular season. (Associated Press)

On a points-per-touch basis, Harrison Barnes is one of the most efficient players in the NBA

What do Klay Thompson, Kawhi Leonard, and Harrison Barnes have in common? They each average 20+ points per game and they’re all top-10 in the NBA in points per touch, at least among heavy-usage guys. Of the top 112 NBA players in frontcourt touches per game — roughly the top-quarter of the league — Barnes ranks 10th in points per touch, at 0.372. (Dallas Mavericks)

No time for Justin Jackson to look to rafters

Justin Jackson admitted that having two recent teammates honored in that way was weird, because, “they come into locker room, and they’re the same goofballs I played with.” “Obviously, they had great careers. But sometimes, playing with guys like that, you don’t realize the caliber of player that they are. What they did here, not many people can do.” (Carolina Blue)

UNC Basketball No. 8 In Both Polls

North Carolina moved up in each of the two major basketball polls on Monday after a pair of wins last week at NC State and at home over then-No. 14 Virginia. The Tar Heels are No. 8 in this week's Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Polls after being No. 10/9 last week. Carolina will host Louisville on Wednesday in a meeting of top-10, conference opponents. (GoHeels.com)

Four Corners: Louisville Visits In Another Big Game

North Carolina Basketball is in the midst of an unprecedented stretch of four consecutive home games played against ranked opponents. The Tar Heels beat Virginia in the second of those games last Saturday night and will welcome Louisville on Wednesday before the season finale against Duke on March 4. On to this week's Four Corners. (GoHeels.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

UNC @ Elon
Fri, Nov 9, TBD

UNC vs. Stanford
Mon, Nov 12, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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