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NRG Effect Works in UNC's Favor

Roy Williams has often been criticized for his resistance to the changing tides of college basketball that suggest a reliance on 3-point shooting and the scoring efficiency the long ball represents is the future of the game. His skeptics may be forced to reverse course temporarily this weekend at NRG Stadium in Houston. (Inside Carolina)

Sweet & Elite in the City of Brotherly Love

It’s been far too easy for too many fans to moan and gripe about the players and coaches over the past several years. It’s been made even more difficult by an academic ‘scandal’ that most in the national media don’t understand. But for this weekend and the next, it’s been made easier, seeing the men and women who work tirelessly, late into the night, when the cameras are no longer shining brightly, to make it all possible for the Tar Heels. (Chapelboro.com)

Matt Harvey cleared for Opening Day after having clot in bladder

New York Mets ace Matt Harvey is a go for Opening Day on Sunday against the Kansas City Royals after a brief medical scare. "It started with a bladder infection, and it created a blood clot in the bladder," Harvey said Tuesday morning after returning to camp. "I passed it yesterday. It wasn't a great first day [after] my 27th birthday, but we cleared that." (ESPN.com)

Video: UNC Men's Basketball 2016 Postgame Celebrations

Check out some of the best Tar Heel locker room celebrations after the big wins of North Carolina's 2015-16 basketball season. View Video...

Video: Story Of The 2015-16 Season As Told By The Tar Heels

UNC basketball is headed to the Final Four in Houston, but the journey started back in November. Listen to ACCDN host Jeff Fischel and Tar Heel players explain the most important moments in a season that has UNC on the brink of a 6th National Championship. View Video...

Brice Johnson is ready to dominate in the Final Four

Brice Johnson has earned Roy Williams’ praise as the most improved player he has ever coached. Johnson began having regular conversations with Sean May, who joined Williams’s staff last summer, about the nuances of post play. Johnson surprised teammates with his help-side defense in practice. By the time he exploded against the Seminoles, he wanted to dominate. (Sports Illustrated)

Viewer’s Guide: How to watch UNC-centric Final Four coverage

Team-specific presentations on TNT and truTV for the national semifinals and title game will be catered toward fans of individual Final Four teams, complete with custom music, graphics, show packaging, team-centric replays and custom halftimes with school features. UNC's broadcast team on TNT includes Wes Durham, Brendan Haywood, and Dwayne Ballen. (Sports Illustrated)

Brice Johnson Named AP First Team All-America

Denzel Valentine of Michigan State and Buddy Hield of Oklahoma are unanimous selections to The Associated Press' 2015-16 All-America team. Valentine and Hield were on every first-team ballot. Tyler Ulis of Kentucky was next with 43 first-team votes, while Brice Johnson of North Carolina received 39 and Malcolm Brogdon of Virginia had 36. (Associated Press)

UNC Basketball Team Sendoff Wednesday

The Tar Heels will travel to Houston on Wednesday evening in preparation for Saturday night's NCAA Final Four game against Syracuse. North Carolina fans can send off the team from Entrance D of the Smith Center in Chapel Hill at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Parking will be available after 5 p.m. in the lots surrounding the Smith Center. (GoHeels.com)

Luck, talent play into UNC's Final Four history

As Kenny Smith prepares for this weekend’s NCAA telecast, he'll be reminded of the Tar Heels' successes of ’84 and ’87, and that those teams' failure to follow through in the postseason. This week in Houston, North Carolina must again play Syracuse, the school which ended the TV analyst’s college career. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC plans public viewing party for Final Four games

UNC is planning a public viewing party for Saturday’s Final Four basketball games at the Smith Center. Both games will be shown on a large projection screen and the Smith Center video boards. Oklahoma and Villanova will play the first semifinal at 6:09 p.m., with the UNC-Syracuse game to follow afterward at approximately 8:49 p.m. Admission is free. (Wilmington Star News)

Brice Johnson Named CBS Sports All-American

Brice Johnson has been a ferocious player for UNC en route to getting Roy Williams to his eighth Final Four. He's the only First Team recipient to average a double-double in addition to record 1.5 blocks per game and shooting 62 percent. He had a penchant for gaudy games in the stat sheet, like his mammoth 39-point, 23-rebound, three-swat manifesto on Jan. 4 against Florida State. (CBS Sports)

New Stanford basketball coach Jerod Haase realizes a dream

Jerod Haase wanted to play for Stanford while growing up in South Lake Tahoe, but, like many recruitments, it didn't work out. A quarter century later, Haase is finally a part of Cardinal basketball: He's the 18th head coach in school history. "I never got that final offer," he said Monday with a slight smile. But Haase never forgot the process. (San Jose Mercury News)

A Champion's Response

Kennedy Meeks said it all. He nailed it. North Carolina was faced with a rare stressful situation in this 2016 NCAA Tournament when its best player, Brice Johnson, angrily sitting on the bench after picked up two quick personal fouls – the second a technical that gave him three for the game. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC describes the emotions of the moment

Emotions can overtake you after you accomplish something that took four years (and really more) to achieve. On Sunday Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson, Isaiah Hicks, Roy Williams and all the Tar Heels won the East Regional to advance to the Final Four. They donned backwards hats and celebratory shirts. They cut down the nuts. They expressed themselves after the game. (Carolina Blue)

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27, 7:30 ET ACCNE

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, 7:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD ACCN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(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
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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