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Video: Marvin Williams feature

In this special episode of Inside the Hive, get to know Marvin Williams. (Charlotte Hornets)

Raymond Felton bounces back for Mavericks after tough 2015

Dallas Mavericks guard and 11-year veteran, Raymond Felton, had a difficult year last season. But those trials and tribulations, Felton noted, only made him a better, stronger and wiser person. After surviving his many misfortunes, Felton, who had a triple-double against Washington on Dec. 12, has become one of the Mavs’ more valuable players this season. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Previewing Syracuse

No. 7 North Carolina looks to secure a double-bye in next week’s ACC Tournament with a win over Syracuse in Monday’s home finale. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN. Syracuse enters Monday’s contest with a 19-10 (9-7 ACC) record. The Orange have won nine of their last 12 games since losing to UNC in early January. (Inside Carolina)

UNC's Road Losses Are Actually Pretty Normal

UNC dropped another road game to a top 50 KenPom team. The Tar Heels were competitive, had chances to potentially win the game but were undone by a series of little things. UNC has six losses on the season. Five of those have come on the road and four against the KenPom Top 50. So, how did that compare to the rest of the KenPom top ten? (Tar Heel Blog)

Jacobs: Roy Williams sticks to the Dean Smith way

When post player Kennedy Meeks was sidelined by a bruised knee a month into the season, someone in the Smith Center press room wondered aloud who would start against Tulane in the junior’s place. To those who’d watched North Carolina basketball for any length of time, and certainly since the reign of Dean Smith, there was never any doubt. (Charlotte Observer)

Ross' Reactions: UNC vs. UVA

The tone in UNC's locker room is that this team has all the pieces, but still can't close out big games. There are too many mental errors. Too many lapses on defense. Too many possessions where UNC needs a basket and fails too complete. Too many times where they need a stop or a big rebound and it doesn't happen. Toughness is an issue. (Carolina Blue)

Rockets' Ty Lawson wants to remain in Houston

Though the Houston Rockets held talks with Ty Lawson's agent on a buyout that would make him a free agent, Lawson said Saturday he wants to finish the season with the Rockets. Happy Walters, Lawson's agent, said on Friday that there had been buyout talks. But a person with knowledge of the negotiations said a buyout is very unlikely. (Houston Chronicle)

Takeaways from No. 3 Virginia's win against No. 6 North Carolina

Carolina Is Confusing The Tar Heels might very well win the ACC, and they could very well go deep in the NCAA tournament. But there haven't been many encouraging signs lately from a team that should be a title contender (even when taking the win against Miami at home into consideration; they're 4-4 in their last eight games). (USA Today)

Virginia solidifying case for No. 1 seed with win over North Carolina

Virginia made sure North Carolina didn't get any closer to an ACC regular-season title -- and may have inched closer to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament -- with its 79-74 win on Saturday. The Tar Heels' loss moved them back into a tie for first place with Miami, which defeated Louisville 73-65 on Saturday. The Cavs and Cardinals are tied for third place, just one game behind. (ESPN.com)

Brogdon, UVA rise to the occasion while UNC, Johnson falter again

Saturday’s game between No. 7 North Carolina and No. 3 Virginia was a head-to-head showdown between the top two contenders for the league’s Player of the Year award. It’s a battle won decisively by the Cavaliers’ Malcolm Brogdon, who contributed 26 points, six rebounds, three assists and his usual lockdown defense to propel his team to a 79-74 victory. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC’s Stilman White out of action with sprained ankle

North Carolina reserve guard Stilman White wasn’t in uniform for Saturday’s 79-74 loss at Virginia. The Hoggard High graduated suffered a sprained ankle at practice earlier in the week and spent the game on the bench in street clothes. According to UNC spokesman Steve Kirschner, White’s injury isn’t thought to be serious. He will be reevaluated before Monday’s home game against Syracuse. (Wilmington Star News)

Tar Heels can't conquer Virginia

It was with resigned shrugs and shakes of his head that Brice Johnson, while fiddling with the gauze patched on his bloody fingertips, gave a straightforward synopsis of how Virginia went about winning Saturday night’s showdown game. “They wanted the ball,” the North Carolina forward said. (Burlington Times-News)

Evaluating major conference races as they hit the home stretch

Four of the ACC's top teams faced off on Saturday. No. 12 Miami came from behind to defeat No. 11 Louisville, 73-65, while No. 3 Virginia knocked off No. 7 North Carolina at home, 79–74. What does the top of the ACC standings look like? Miami and UNC are tied for first with 12–4 conference records. Louisville and Virginia are one game back of the leaders. (Sports Illustrated)

Lucas: Searching For Stops

With four minutes left in the second half, the Tar Heels battled back to forge a 45-45 tie against a team that hasn’t lost at home all season. Over the next eight minutes, Virginia committed three turnovers. But on the 15 possessions that they did not commit a turnover, they scored 14 times. Ballgame, go home, that’ll do it. (GoHeels.com)

UNC misses chance to gain separation

Toughness is more than a physical characteristic. There's a mental component to it, as well, and third-ranked Virginia had more on both fronts in a 79-74 home win over seventh-ranked North Carolina on Saturday night. It is a big reason why UNC enters the final week of the regular season without sole possession of first place in the ACC. (Fayetteville Observer)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

UNC vs. TBD
Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

UNC vs. TBD
Fri, Nov 24, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23

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