Seeds an important side dish in Tar Heels-Devils rematchNorth Carolina has even more incentive to win the regular-season rematch in the rivalry at Duke on Saturday. Roy Williams and his team can wrap up the No. 1 seed for next week’s ACC Tournament with a win. UNC hasn’t won in Cameron Indoor Stadium since March 3, 2012, when Kendall Marshall’s 20 points and 10 assists keyed an 88-70 win. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Video: UNC alum honors Dean Smith by painting muralCarolina alum Scott Nurkin is close to completing his mural of Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Dean Smith – which Nurkin began two days after Smith’s death in February, 2015.
Marcus Paige Named First-Team Academic All-AmericaUNC senior guard Marcus Paige is a first-team Academic All-America as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Paige is a double major in media and journalism/history. He is a two-time recipient of the Skip Prosser Award as the ACC’s top scholar-athlete for men’s basketball, and previously was a second-team Academic America in 2014 and 2015. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Marcus Paige Named First Team Academic All-AmericaAfter being a 2nd team academic All-American the past two years, Marcus Paige has been named to the first team. He is the only UNC player in history to be an academic All-American for three years.
Video: The Many Faces of Brice JohnsonBrice Johnson has been an expressive player during his four years in Chapel Hill. The star forward has put together an impressive senior season, which may only be topped by his varied and priceless emotional reactions and facial expressions.
How Dean Smith, Coach K, and Jim Valvano became rivalsEvery single day, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski found himself competing against an icon and a rock star. The icon was Dean Smith, who had already coached the U.S. Olympic team by the time Krzyzewski arrived at Duke and had taken the University of North Carolina to five Final Fours even though he was not yet fifty. (Campus Rush)
ACC tournament seeds at stake SaturdaySaturday's final day of ACC regular-season play will be important for the teams on Tobacco Road. UNC remains in contention for the No. 1 seed at the tournament beginning Tuesday in Washington, DC. But Duke, which hosts Carolina on Saturday, could either land a double bye into the quarterfinals or fall to fifth in the seeding. Things you should know: (Greensboro News & Record)
Michael Jordan Made the Forbes Billionaires List for the Second Year in a RowWednesday, Forbes released its annual 'World's Billionaires' list which named Nike co-founder Phil Knight as the richest name in sports. Knight wasn't the only Nike figure on the list. Michael Jordan made the cut for the second consecutive year. Although Jordan trails behind Knight, His Airness' position increased from no. 1,741 to no. 1,577 in the world. (Complex)
Marcus Paige: "You’re going to blink and be a senior"Marcus Paige: "If I could write a letter to myself as a freshman, I'd say just don't take anything for granted and enjoy the process because you're going to blink and be a senior. And soak in as much as you can from your Hall of Fame coach [Roy Williams] because I've learned so much from him that I can take into any aspect of my life going forward. That's been special." (ESPN.com)
Brice Johnson Wanted This OneBrice Johnson just like every other night, wanted to win. Even though it was his last time playing in front of the Dean Dome crowd, he just wanted to win. After the pregame honors and receiving his framed jersey, Johnson quickly zeroed in on the goal in sight. (Carolina Blue)
"You are like the brother I never had...I really love you"The relationship between UNC seniors Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson is someone what of an unknown. We knew they were close, but it was hard to understand how close until Senior Day. Paige's speech following Carolina's win over Syracuse included some touching words about his friendship with Johnson and how much the two mean to each other. (Carolina Blue)
Marcus Paige Will Go Down Among Most Important UNC Players of Roy Williams EraMany Tar Heels over the last 13 seasons had more decorated careers than Marcus Paige. But given the circumstances on and off the court in recent years, Paige still may be the most important person to come through the program during the Roy Williams era. “Marcus is a young man that’s felt the weight of the world on his shoulders for four years,” Williams said. (Today's U)
The Proper Mode For UNCRoy Williams said it didn’t matter to him how his team played Monday night as long as his North Carolina Tar Heels won the game. The Hall of Fame coach’s words were driven by the emotions of Senior Night, the last game for a trio of Tar Heels that have been through a lot in their four years at a time when the coach himself has been through the most turbulence of his storied career. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Man charged with trying to sell counterfeit Duke-UNC ticketsA 21-year-old New York man was arrested and charged with two felonies Monday for allegedly counterfeiting and trying to sell tickets to the North Carolina-Duke men’s basketball game. Dana Barron White, of 1248 Clay, Bronx, NY, was arrested in Wake County and charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense and felony possession with intent to sell and deliver counterfeit tickets. (WRAL.com)
Video: UNC Basketball Senior Night Moments - 2016You watched the game and heard the speeches but you haven't seen North Carolina's Senior Night like this.
|(6) North Carolina||14-4||33-7|
|(16) Florida State||12-6||26-9|
|(14) Notre Dame||12-6||26-10|