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Lucas: Seniors Ready For Responsibility

Part of Carolina’s senior class has already accomplished something that hasn’t been done by a pair of Tar Heel seniors in nearly 60 years. Marcus Paige was a first-team All-ACC pick last year, and Brice Johnson earned a third-team nod. That makes them the first UNC returning seniors to have junior year All-ACC credentials since Tommy Kearns and Pete Brennan during the 1957-58 campaign. (GoHeels.com)

Scouting Report: Is Justin Jackson a first-round pick in the making?

Coming into North Carolina last year, Justin Jackson was the No. 9 recruit in the country by the Recruiting Service Consensus Index (RSCI). A year later, amongst the top 11 players in RSCI, Jackson is the only player returning to college. But his return is not an indication of underwhelming performance — in fact, he had a real chance at being a first rounder had he declared. (Upside & Motor)

Michael Jordan admits Denny Hamlin better than him

In perhaps a first, NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan says somebody is better than him: NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin. But to clarify, Jordan isn’t talking about Hamlin’s basketball prowess. The winner of Sunday’s NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup opening race at Chicagoland Speedway tore the ACL in his right knee less than two weeks ago while playing hoops. (NBC Sports)

Video: James Michael McAdoo interview

James Michael McAdoo is a Norfolk native whose road to the NBA championship was not an easy one. He was not drafted out of the University of North Carolina. Despite a few bumps along the way, he now has an NBA title on his resume and he is only 22. News 10’s Brian Parson’s sat down with McAdoo to learn more about his journey to becoming a Golden State Warrior and NBA Champ. (WAVY)

Fast Break Breakfast To Include Piece Of History

Roy Williams' Fast Break Against Cancer breakfast will reach a milestone this year when it's held Friday, Oct. 2, at 8 a.m. at the Smith Center. The event, now in its 11th year, will surpass $2 million in total donations this year. One hundred percent of those donations have gone to fund cancer research. This year's auction will include a Carolina blue office chair that was used by Dean Smith. (GoHeels.com)

NBA star Vince Carter and mother visit and speak at their Vince Carter Sanctuary

Just a few weeks away from the start of his 18th NBA season, Vince Carter, a native of Daytona Beach, along with his mother, Michelle Carter-Scott, visited WARM (Women Assisting Recovery Mothers) at their facility, the Vince Carter Sanctuary on Tuesday, Sept. 8, in Bunnell. “There are some people that we really know, not something we’ve read about, that have died of overdoses and different things, and they were in denial too,” said Carter-Scott, speaking to the dozens of residents in attendance. (Palm Coast Observer)

Why Harrison Barnes is worth all that money

Why did Harrison Barnes reportedly turn down the $64 million offer from the Golden State Warriors? Because he can. That's the CBA fueled by TV money, a reality that's no longer just some abstract idea out on the horizon. Barnes can likely get a $20 million per year contract somewhere -- provided he remains ambulatory and sentient. (ESPN.com)

Tyler Zeller hopes to sign contract extension with Celtics, but is not focused on negotiations

After the best season of his short career, Boston Celtics center Tyler Zeller said he would like to secure a contract extension this fall but does not want to focus on upcoming negotiations. "Obviously, it would be nice to have an extension since it's a little more security," he said Tuesday before the Shamrock Foundation's eighth annual Teeing Up For Kids golf tournament at Old Sandwich Golf Club. (MassLive.com)

Lucas: Brice Johnson Targets Consistency

Brice Johnson’s on-court exchanges with Roy Williams are a familiar sight to Carolina basketball fans. Sometimes the emotional senior needs to be reminded to get back on defense. Occasionally his memory might need to be refreshed about a defensive assignment. Sometimes, however, his more subtle interactions with the head coach lead to points—lots and lots of points. (GoHeels.com)

A Leaner, Meaner Kennedy Meeks Means Trouble for the ACC

Fans of the Tar Heels feel like this is going to be the year UNC returns to the Final Four for the first time since 2009 when they won their last championship. The chances of a return to glory are pretty good given what's in the cupboard for the Tar Heels. Those chances may be enhanced since big man Kennedy Meeks appears to be leaner and meaner going into this season. (Busting Brackets)

64 reasons to be excited for the 2015-16 college hoops season (Nos. 16-1)

5. Carolina basketball This version of the Tar Heels looks to be Roy Williams’s most talented team in a long time. North Carolina only lost one starter—guard J.P. Tokoto—from last season’s starting lineup. A healthy Marcus Paige will be the focal point of the offense, and he’ll have plenty of help with wing Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks and Brice Johnson in the post. (Sports Illustrated)

If only for one night: Maryland at North Carolina an old-school clash

There are still players on both rosters who remember when the teams met twice per season. The argument could be made that the Terrapins are still more familiar with North Carolina than with their Big Ten opponents. When the Tar Heels welcome Maryland to the Dean E. Smith Center on Dec. 1 for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, it will mark the 180th meeting between the two schools. (ESPN.com)

Video: Harrison Barnes Gives Back

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes partnered with adidas, the Richmond Police Activities League, Warriors Youth Basketball and the Warriors Community Foundation to host his second annual community basketball clinic for underserved students in Richmond, California. (NBA.com)

Ed Davis talks free agency, playing with Kobe, and new role with Blazers

Ed Davis got the opportunity to shine last season with the Lakers, and he made the most of it. The big man averaged 7.6 rebounds per game and shot 60.1 percent from the field, numbers which were both career-highs. Davis was rewarded for his performance with a new contract worth $20 million over three years from the Portland Trail Blazers. (FOX Sports)

Sources: Warriors offer Harrison Barnes $64 million extension

The Golden State Warriors delivered forward Harrison Barnes an initial four-year, $64 million contract extension proposal, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The $16 million annual offer wasn’t accepted, but appears to be a starting point in talks that could last until the Oct. 31 deadline for rookie extensions. (Yahoo! Sports)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 90
Boston College: 82
Sat, Jan 21 Box Score

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

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Jan 28, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Tue, Jan 31, 7:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#9 UNC90
at Boston College82
Meeks (UNC) 20 pts; Bowman (Boston College) 33 pts;
#12 Louisville68
at #10 FSU73
Mathiang (Louisville) 13 pts; Isaac (FSU) 16 pts;
at #15 Notre Dame84
Lydon (Syracuse) 24 pts; Beachem (Notre Dame) 30 pts;
Georgia Tech49
at #16 UVA62
Stephens (Georgia Tech) 6 pts; Shayok (UVA) 19 pts;
at #18 Duke0
Saturday 8:15 PM
Reed 15.2 ppg, 2.4 apg; Kennard 20.2 ppg, 2.5 apg;
Wake Forest93
at NC State88
Collins (Wake Forest) 21 pts; Smith Jr. (NC State) 15 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina6-118-3
(10) Florida State6-118-2
(15) Notre Dame6-117-3
(16) Virginia5-215-3
(12) Louisville4-316-4
Virginia Tech3-314-4
Wake Forest3-412-7
Georgia Tech3-411-8
(18) Duke2-314-4
Boston College2-59-11
NC State2-513-7

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