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Recap and Forecast: Marcus Paige

UNC hopes for more of the same out of Paige in the upcoming season and there is no reason to think otherwise. While opposing defenses will target the Iowa native, Paige will be surrounded my more capable and effective scoring options. (Carolina Blue)

Raymond Felton settles divorce battle

Former Knick point guard Raymond Felton and his wife settled their nasty divorce battle Thursday, her lawyer told The Post. Lawyers for Felton – who now plays for the Dallas Mavericks – and Ariane Raymondo, 26, each had several private discussions with Judge Deborah Kaplan in Manhattan Supreme Court in the morning before the judge spoke with them jointly. (New York Post)

Mike O'Koren named assistant basketball coach at Rutgers

Rutgers University head men’s basketball coach Eddie Jordan announced today that Mike O’Koren and Greg Vetrone will serve as assistant coaches. A collegiate All-American at North Carolina under Dean Smith, O’Koren arrives “On the Banks” with 10 years of NBA assistant coaching experience, while Vetrone possesses more than 25 years of coaching experience. (ScarletKnights.com)

Will Graves to take classes in drug case

A prosecutor says ex-North Carolina basketball player Will Graves will take drug and alcohol education classes that could lead to the dismissal of misdemeanor drug charges. Orange County assistant district attorney Jeff Nieman says the 15-hour course is part of a deferred prosecution. (Associated Press)

ESPN Panel Thinks 15 Current Coaches Are Better Than Roy Williams

Roy Williams is the second lowest-ranked of the coaches who have actually won a national championship, and all of the coaches who have won multiple titles are in the top 5, except of course for Williams. The top 15 suffers from a healthy dose of The Next Big Thing(TM), which is likely why Fred Hoiberg, Tony Bennett, Shaka Smart, Sean Miller, Kevin Ollie, and Gregg Marshall are all listed ahead of Williams. (Tar Heel Blog)

Desmond Hubert Seeking Offensive Growth

Desmond Hubert would like nothing better than to add an offensive flourish to a career rooted in defense and rebounding during his senior campaign. If you’ve been paying attention, you know the offseason routine for Hubert by now. As the Cream Ridge, N.J. forward told reporters recently, his summer emphasis is “same as it always is.” (Inside Carolina)

UNC to visit Kentucky on December 13 (12pm, CBS)

Kentucky has announced its 2014-15 men's basketball non-conference schedule, which is highlighted by five of the winningest programs in college basketball history. The Wildcats will ring in December with four straight home games, including a 12 pm matchup against North Carolina on December 13 which will be televised on CBS. (UK Athletics)

Sam Perkins Talks About His Charity Work and Life After Basketball

Sam Perkins, who was a member of UNC's 1982 NCAA championship basketball team, was selected with the fourth pick of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks and played in the NBA for 17 seasons. Perkins currently works with the NBA as a consultant. In this interview, Perkins discussed the transition between playing in the NBA to life after basketball. (PRWeb)

Veterans, Rookies Seizing The Summer for Tar Heels

Taking advantage of a new NCAA policy that allows teams to meet two hours per week for official summer practice, the Tar Heels are getting their first real look at some fresh new faces. It’s a crash course for the young guys, veteran Jackson Simmons says. The highly-touted freshman trio of Joel Berry, Justin Jackson and Theo Pinson are taking the challenge head on with the help of the upperclassmen. (Chapelboro.com)

Patrick Ewing to Coach P.J. Hairston in Summer League

Former North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston is on the Charlotte Hornets' summer-league team that will compete in Las Vegas. The Hornets selected Hairston, and former Indiana forward Noah Vonleh, in the first round of June's NBA draft. Charlotte associate head coach Patrick Ewing will coach the summer-league squad after the team's four-day minicamp that starts Monday. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Turner's Take: Building a Better Brice

Brice Johnson started just two games in his sophomore season, a pair of home games against Davidson and Northern Kentucky. But despite averaging fewer than 20 minutes per game, Johnson led the team in blocked shots, was second in rebounds and fourth in points per game. Now, with James Michael McAdoo off to the professional ranks, Johnson is preparing to have an even bigger impact. (GoHeels.com)

Best Games Of 2013-14: No. 25-No. 21

No. 22: Carolina 93, Louisville 84 - Men's Basketball, Nov. 24, 2013: The Tar Heels scored their first of several signature non-conference wins with a 93-84 upset of defending NCAA champion Louisville. The win over the Cardinals was also perhaps the first sign that Marcus Paige would become one of the dominant players in the ACC, as the sophomore guard poured in a team-high 32 points in an MVP performance. (GoHeels.com)

P.J. Hairston Looking To Create “Buzz”

It turns out embattled former UNC shooting guard P.J. Hairston won’t be leaving the state of North Carolina to embark on his NBA career. The Miami Heat traded Hairston to the Charlotte Hornets in a deal involving Connecticut star Shabazz Napier. Hairston is the 15th Tar Heel under Roy Williams to be selected in the first round of the NBA Draft and the 46th all-time first round pick from UNC. (Chapelboro.com)

James Michael McAdoo's path a personal choice

Compared to pro football or baseball, roster spots are extremely scarce in the NBA, and a player can make a lot of money overseas. If James Michael McAdoo performs well enough to merit a place in the NBA, a franchise will give him an opportunity, regardless of how his college career began or ended. If McAdoo is comfortable with the path he's chosen, it doesn't really matter what we think. (Fayetteville Observer)

Toronto Raptors exercise option on Tyler Hansbrough

The Toronto Raptors have picked up their team option on big man Tyler Hansbrough for the 2014-15 season, the team announced Monday. Hansbrough, 28, signed a two-year deal with the Raptors last offseason, but only $1 million of the second year was guaranteed. Toronto could have cut ties with the former UNC star to free up some extra cap space, but instead will pay his full $3.33 million salary for next season. (FanSided.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 76
Notre Dame: 80
Sat, Feb 6 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Boston College
Tue, Feb 9, 8:00 ET ACCN

UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Sun, Feb 14, 1:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Duke
Wed, Feb 17, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Virginia Tech38
at UVA56
6:30 IN 2ND
UNC55
at Boston College56
3:55 IN 2ND
Pitt63
at Miami (FL)65
FINAL
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(9) North Carolina8-219-4
(7) Virginia8-319-4
(13) Louisville8-319-5
Notre Dame8-417-7
(12) Miami7-318-4
Duke7-418-6
Clemson7-514-10
Pittsburgh6-417-5
Florida State6-516-7
Syracuse6-516-8
Virginia Tech5-613-11
Georgia Tech2-812-11
NC State2-912-12
Wake Forest1-1010-13
Boston College0-107-16

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