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High Point Coach Scott Cherry: "Maybe Coach Smith was with me tonight"

High Point University men’s basketball coach Scott Cherry thought his coach and mentor, Dean Smith, was looking down on him Wednesday night. Having rallied from 16 down early in the second half and 10 down in the last 3:20, the Panthers overcame a tough situation in the last 10 seconds and pulled out an improbable 73-72 victory over Winthrop at the Millis Center. (High Point Enterprise)

Hubert’s ACL tear further thins UNC’s bench

The knee injury that kept North Carolina senior forward Desmond Hubert from being available against Boston College this past Saturday has turned out to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament. On Sunday, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed the severity of Hubert’s injury, which has brought his UNC playing career to an end, team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Thursday. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Art’s Angle: 10-40 Years Ago

Monumental events often make me go back in time to recall what was happening 10, 20, 30 years ago. The passing of Dean Smith, whose legacy will live forever, came almost cosmically as the basketball season heads into the home stretch with February Fretting before March Madness. So what was going on at those various 10-year mileposts? (Chapelboro.com)

The night Vinsanity was born

Vince Carter's 2000 dunk contest performance was almost mythical. Fifteen years later, he walks us through the magic. (CBS Sports)

Sam Perkins: Dean Smith did everything the right way (video)

On SI Now, NCAA champion Sam Perkins discusses Dean Smith's personable nature, immense knowledge and the way he cared for his team on and off the court. (Sports Illustrated)

Video: Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley, and Kenny Smith remember Dean Smith

On TNT's Inside the NBA, Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley, and Kenny Smith all remember former North Carolina head coach Dean Smith. Smith was a point guard for Coach Smith and UNC from 1983–1987. (Carolina Blue)

Mourners attend private service in honor of UNC's Dean Smith

Family, friends, former players and coaches have gathered to honor the life of retired North Carolina coach Dean Smith. Smith's family had a private church service Thursday for the Hall of Famer, who died Saturday at age 83. The service was held at Chapel Hill's Binkley Baptist Church. A public memorial service is scheduled for Feb. 22 in the campus arena bearing the coach's name. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Pelicans assistant Dave Hanners remembers Dean Smith

There were no pictures of Dean Smith in his office. There was one picture that was of him and the four starters from the ’82 championship team that were coming back. He disdained anyone praising him over the players. He always had the famous quote that, ‘players win games, coaches lose games.’ He really believed that – all the credit he thought should go to the players. (NBA.com)

George Lynch remembers Dean Smith

When George Lynch got to the NBA, he was surprised to find that not everyone had enjoyed playing for their college coach. But Lynch certainly did. He played for the late Dean Smith. Lynch, a former Patrick Henry star, played for Smith at North Carolina from 1989 to 1993. “He treated me like a son,” Lynch, 44, said this week in a phone interview from Dallas. (Roanoke Times)

Desmond Hubert Out For Season With Torn ACL

UNC men’s basketball senior Desmond Hubert injured his right knee in practice last week and will miss the rest of the 2014-15 season. Hubert will undergo surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the coming weeks. He will not be able to play again this season. A forward from Cream Ridge, N. J., Hubert played in 113 games as a Tar Heel, including 18 games he started in 2012-13. (GoHeels.com)

Dean Smith's Transition Not Always Smooth

Willis Whichard was a freshman in 1958 when Dean Smith came on board as an assistant. One Sunday evening in August 1961, Whichard and his wife, Leona, were walking back to Victory Village and took a shortcut through Woollen Gym. “Dean Smith and Frank McGuire were standing in front of the trophy case in what was obviously a pretty intense discussion,” Whichard remembers. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Former Friends and Opponents Share Stories of Dean Smith

Raycom Sports brings you more perspective on the life of Dean Smith. Charlie Scott, Phil Ford, Mike Krzyzewski, Mike Gminski, Bill Guthridge, Reverend Robert Seymour and others share poignant stories of how the legendary coach touched their lives. View Video...

Honoring Coach Smith by opening doors

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in consultation with the Smith family, has created The Dean E. Smith Opening Doors Fund to honor the legacy of UNC’s legendary men’s basketball coach by providing access and opportunities to Carolina students for generations to come. The fund will support talented undergraduate students who need significant financial assistance to attend Carolina. (UNC.edu)

Will Graves getting life back on track, keeping NBA dreams alive

With a UNC degree in hand and a healed knee, Will Graves returned to professional basketball. A third season in Argentina and one in Iceland were his next stops before signing a two-year contract with Maccabi Bazan Haifa of the Israeli Super League. That contract will run through 2015-16, at which time he hopes to return stateside. “It’s my ultimate goal to play for the NBA,” the 26-year-old Graves said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: James Worthy remembers Dean Smith

The Lakers legend pays tribute to the longtime University of North Carolina coach, who passed away on Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C. (TWC Sportsnet)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, TBD

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, TBD

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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