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Tar Heels anxious to pick up pace again

After mastering a different kind of style, it could be back to full speed ahead for North Carolina tonight. The first-place Tar Heels tangle with Louisville, which shares second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference, in a Top 10 showdown. “It will be a much different game than what it was against Virginia,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams said. (Burlington Times-News)

Sam Perkins, Ivory Latta Visit Troops in Afghanistan

Sam Perkins, Caron Butler and Ivory Latta sat in the first row, Bob Delaney in the second, members of the U.S. military were fanned out behind and beside, and Craig Sager was everywhere. It didn’t feel like a combat zone. That was the plan, of course, that the USO would bring several NBA representatives and Latta from the WNBA’s Washington Mystics on a tour. (NBA.com)

Ed Davis blazes his own trail in NBA

On the basketball court, Ed Davis is a spark. Davis, a former Benedictine and Hanover High star, played in 81 games for the Portland Trail Blazers last season, all providing a spark off the bench. As his NBA career has become more solidified, he wants to provide that same spark off the court. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Three team breakaway in the ACC?

Last week I likened the ACC basketball chase to the final furlongs of a great horse race. This week, the ACC’s epic 2017 showdown more nearly resembles a cycling road race, where after weeks of watching a very crowded peloton, we now are seeing the beginning of a three team breakaway. And next week we may see an unbelievable sprint to the finish. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: Theo Pinson is UNC's X-Factor

North Carolina basketball analyst Taylor Vippolis takes a look at the importance of having Theo Pinson in UNC's starting lineup and the positive effects he has on and off the court. Read More...

Jerry Stackhouse making serious inroads to become NBA coach

This is not Former standout Jerry Stackhouse big-naming his way to a job. This is not a marketing move by the Raptors, the parent club. Stackhouse is no sideshow attraction to sell tickets or send Raptors 905 players on an Internet scavenger hunt of old highlights. "This is what I do. This isn’t a fluke. I’ve been working at this thing for a while. A lot of people just see it now." (NBA.com)

UNC vs. Louisville Preview

No. 8 North Carolina welcomes No. 7 Louisville to the Smith Center Wednesday with first place in the ACC standings on the line. Tip off is set for 9:05 p.m. on ESPN. Louisville ranks fifth nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency and 16th in adjusted offensive efficiency, according to kenpom.com, and currently sits one game behind UNC in the ACC standings. (Inside Carolina)

Louisville Visits UNC With First Place On The Line

North Carolina hosts Louisville with first place in the ACC on the line on Wednesday at 9:05 p.m. on ESPN. The Tar Heels are 23-5 and first in the ACC with a 11-3 record in league play. The Cardinals are 22-5, 10-4. UL is tied for second place with Duke. UNC has a one-game lead on Louisville and Duke and a one-and-a-half game lead on Notre Dame and Florida State. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball Ticket Buyers Advised To Check Tickets

Fans looking to buy tickets to the University of North Carolina’s remaining men’s basketball home games this season at the Dean E. Smith Center against Louisville (Feb. 22) and Duke (March 4) are advised to be on the lookout for counterfeit tickets. There have been several recent reports of the sale of counterfeit tickets which appear to be authentic. (GoHeels.com)

Louisville Men's Basketball Travels to North Carolina Wednesday

Louisville plays the first of its final two road games of the season as the Cardinals visit the North Carolina Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Wednesday. Louisville won for the 10th time in its last 12 games and its third straight in prevailing 94-90 over Virginia Tech on Feb. 18 as the Cardinals matched a season best with 12 three-point field goals. (Louisville Athletics)

Chansky’s Notebook: Fates Undetermined

UNC and Louisville are both playing the waiting game. The Tar Heels and Cardinals go into Wednesday’s headliner as close as can be in all the metrics for the NCAA Tournament. Both are top 10 in the polls and virtually every other factor used to determine seeds – except UNC is 17th in strength of schedule, which surely will improve after this murderous February. (Chapelboro.com)

Louisville at North Carolina: Who ya got? Media picks

No. 6 Louisville basketball plays at eighth-ranked North Carolina on Wednesday, and it's shaping up to be the Cards' biggest game of the season. Since it's a pairing of two top-10 teams, we collected media predictions for the big showdown at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill. Louisville is the underdog in the media (29-14 UNC) and on Ken Pomeroy's analytics site. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Luuuuuuke! Like the Panthers’ linebacker, Tar Heels’ Luke Maye cheered ‘going full speed’

The Maye family has Panthers season tickets. Luke has actually chanted “Luuuuuuke!” himself in the Panthers' home stadium after Kuechly wiped out another running back. “Kuechly gives his all on every play,” Luke Maye said, “which is what I try to do as well.” By doing so, Maye has ensured that the “Luuuuuke!” chant isn’t just for linebackers anymore. (Charlotte Observer)

A look back at the postponed 2014 UNC-Duke game

The anticipated UNC-Duke game was snowed out, fans walking away from the Dean Dome with disappointment in their hearts. Classes were canceled the next day. What should have been a bustling campus on rivalry game day turned into a deserted tundra. Eight miles away, the Duke basketball team went home, getting more time to practice before traveling to UNC. (Sarah Vassello)

Mitch Kupchak Relieved of Duties as LA Lakers GM

Los Angeles Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss announced Tuesday that the team has named Earvin "Magic" Johnson as President of Basketball Operations. In addition, General Manager Mitch Kupchak has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. Furthermore, Jim Buss will no longer hold his role as Lakers Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations. (Los Angeles Lakers)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Bahamas All Stars
Fri, Aug 17, 7:30 ET

UNC @ NPBA All Stars
Sun, Aug 19, 3:00 ET

UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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