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Gun charges may allow Raymond Felton to avoid jail, maintain career

In what was an otherwise terrible day for Raymond Felton, Manhattan prosecutors reportedly charged the New York Knicks point guard on Tuesday with "only" Class D and Class E felonies for unlawful possession of a firearm. Felton could have faced charges for a Class C felony, which would have carried a minimum prison sentence of three-and-a-half years under New York law. (Sports Illustrated)

Previewing N.C. State

Riding a nine-game winning streak, the Tar Heels head to Raleigh on Wednesday. Tip-off at PNC Arena is set for 8 p.m. and will be televised by the ACC Network. N.C. State enters Wednesday’s contest with a 17-10 (7-7 ACC) record. Since losing in Chapel Hill on Feb. 1, the Wolfpack has won three of its five games. (Inside Carolina)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-NC State

In this rematch, UNC faces an NC State team that is shooting below 30% from three, is not efficient grabbing defensive rebounds or getting to the foul line. Still, this is a team with the ACC-leading scorer, playing at home and needing a signature win to see if they can crawl into the NCAA Tournament. In short, the stats might be less consequential than the intangibles for this game. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC's McDonald, Meeks hobbling on N.C. State eve

Leslie McDonald and Kennedy Meeks both suffered foot injuries over the weekend and may not be at full strength Wednesday when No. 19 UNC visits N.C. State. The Tar Heels’ current nine-game winning streak coincides with McDonald and Meeks both starting at the same time. McDonald had a game-high 20 points and Meeks had 10 rebounds in UNC’s 84-70 win over the Wolfpack on Feb. 1. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Championship Season - Advice from John Wooden & Dean Smith

Dean Smith's mission statement for all of his University of North Carolina Tar Heels basketball teams was to "Play Hard, Play Smart and Play Together." (A Scout's Perspective)

Raymond Felton arraigned on two counts of weapon possession

Knicks guard Raymond Felton waved an unregistered pistol at his estranged wife during a Valentine's Day spat in their tony West Side apartment, police sources said Tuesday. The lovers’ quarrel came 11 days before Felton's Tuesday arrest on felony weapons charges for keeping the imported gun with its armor-piercing ammo at his bedside, sources told the Daily News. (New York Daily News)

UNC game the most important of the season for ‘hungry’ State

For N.C. State’s Mark Gottfried, these last few remaining games represent a final opportunity to enhance their respective postseason resumes before turning them over to the tournament selection committee three weeks from now. That would make Wednesday’s home date at PNC Arena an important one for the Wolfpack even if it wasn’t against rival North Carolina. (Wilmington Star News)

North Carolina-NC State Preview

North Carolina found itself in trouble last month after yet another costly ACC loss. Nine consecutive wins later, the Tar Heels need two more in the last four games to clinch a double-bye in the ACC tournament. Having re-entered the Top 25 this week at No. 19, UNC seeks its first 10-game run since its 2008-09 national championship season Wednesday night at N.C. State. (Yahoo! Sports)

Roy Williams Tuesday Press Conference Quotes

Do you start playing to enhance tournament stature at this time of the year? Roy Williams: “It’s not politically correct, it’s the frickin’ truth. I don’t think about junk like that. I’m thinking about North Carolina State. The only thing I’ve said is that we were in a big hole and they dug themselves out and put us in a position and now some good things can happen. That’s the only thing I say.” (Inside Carolina)

Balance Elevating Tar Heels

While Marcus Paige still serves as UNC’s primary weapon, its success can be found in the elevated play of his teammates. James Michael McAdoo spurred the current streak – UNC’s longest since winning 10 in a row during the 2008-09 national championship season – with an obvious intensity boost, Leslie McDonald rediscovered his shot and Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks have found consistency underneath. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Roy Williams Pre-NC State Press Conference

Roy Williams on the Tar Heels' improving defense, the potential to play zone against an N.C. State team that's improving its outside shot, and injury updates to Kennedy Meeks and Leslie McDonald. View Video...

Lucas: Offensive Output

Roy Williams has deployed multiple defenses, mixing the standard man-to-man with occasional traps, plus two different zones, to take advantage of his team's athletic and flexible personnel. But just as you began to get comfortable with the idea that this year's team wasn't likely to outscore anyone, they suddenly turned into the high-powered 2009 Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels In The NBA Update

Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has missed the last five games with a broken rib and the team has subsequently struggled during that stretch. Since Lawson was sidelined, the Nuggets have gone just 1-4. The team hasn't announced a timetable for Lawson's return. Cleveland Cavaliers center Tyler Zeller has seen a boost in playing time throughout February. (GoHeels.com)

BPI Talk: Could UNC win it all?

Is it possible that the North Carolina Tar Heels could win the national championship? The Tar Heels have the best BPI since Feb. 1. In each of the previous two seasons, the team with the best BPI between Feb. 1 and Selection Sunday went on to win the national championship –- Kentucky in 2012 and Louisville last year. UNC is one of four teams with five wins against the BPI top 25 this season. (ESPN.com)

Meeks, McDonald Limited in Practice Due to Injury

Freshman forward Kennedy Meeks missed practice on Monday and could miss it again on Tuesday as a result of a sprained ankle he suffered against Wake Forest. Meeks scored and was fouled with 9:28 left in the first half of the Tar Heels 105-72 win over the Demon Deacons. During the play, a Wake Forest defender rolled up on his ankle and Meeks went down. (Tar Heel Blog)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 80
Kansas State: 70
Tue, Nov 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Maryland
Tue, Dec 1, 9:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Davidson
Sun, Dec 6, 6:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

UNC @ Texas
Sat, Dec 12, 5:15 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at Duke43
18:16 IN 2ND
at UVA46
14:19 IN 2ND
at Charlotte70
at Pitt65
13:22 IN 2ND
Wake Forest36
at UCLA26
3:30 IN 1ST
at Rutgers0
11:59 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(15) Miami0-05-0
(9) North Carolina0-05-1
(5) Duke0-04-1
(12) Virginia0-04-1
Florida State0-04-1
(17) Notre Dame0-03-0
Boston College0-03-0
Virginia Tech0-03-1
Georgia Tech0-03-1
NC State0-03-2
Wake Forest0-03-2

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