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Season in Review: Joel Berry

Joel Berry was UNC's most important player for the 2015-2016 season. The Tar Heels' sophomore breakout player from Florida took control of the team and was a force at point guard, playing his best basketball in the biggest games. He made a huge leap from freshman to sophomore year and improved over the course of the season as well. (Carolina Blue)

Marcus Paige, Yogi Ferrell among first to work out with Pistons

With the NBA draft just over three weeks away, the Pistons have begun bringing in potential draft targets for workouts Tuesday at their practice facility. The first group included guards Marcus Paige (UNC), Yogi Ferrell (Indiana) and Ron Baker (Wichita State), along with forwards Thomas Walkup (Stephen F. Austin), Derrick Jones (UNLV) and Tyler Harris (Auburn). (Detroit News)

A look at next preseason’s top 10 basketball teams

6 North Carolina: Terrific college basketball players Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson are gone, and the incoming recruiting class isn’t as packed with as many loud talents as many of Roy Williams’ classes, but the off-to-the-races Tar Heels still have plenty of ways to score and a coach who gives them the freedom to shoot, necessary to build confidence. (Lawrence Journal-World)

Season in Review: Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson improved in his second season at UNC but still failed to live up to unrealistic expectations. The 6-8 Texas native was a matchup nightmare and demonstrated more offensive consistency. After the season, Jackson flirted with the NBA draft and earned an invitation to the combine but decided to remain at UNC for his junior season. (Carolina Blue)

UNC basketball uniforms over the years -- the best combinations

The Tar Heel basketball program is rooted in tradition, which explains why so many Tar Heel fans enjoy UNC's Blue Argyle uniforms the best, even though the new black uniforms did make a splash during the UCLA game this past December. The blue, which designer Alexander Julian claims is the exact color of the sky in Chapel Hill at noon, is Pantone 542. (Carolina Blue)

Season in Review: Isaiah Hicks

For his role on UNC's ACC regular season and tournament championship winning team, Isaiah Hicks was named the league's Sixth Man of the Year. It was a deserving honor. Hicks could have been a 25 minute-a-game starter for 95% of the teams in the NCAA. Instead he was part of a UNC's rotation where he played more of a role than a central part. (Carolina Blue)

A restorative bunch: Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson and Joel James

Seniors Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson and Joel James gave more to the North Carolina basketball program than many people realize. Their sweat, blood and tears took the Tar Heels far, but in the minds of many people, not far enough. But that’s not true. These three incredible players did more than enough for the program. (Carolina Blue)

Hotshot ACC basketball recruits unlikely to upstage '93-'94 group

Since the 1998-99 season, only four freshman have been voted first-team all-ACC – Tyler Hansbrough (UNC), Austin Rivers (Duke), Jabari Parker (Duke) and Jahlil Okafor (Duke). Michael Jordan, at UNC in ’81-’82, easily won the ACC freshman of the year award over Maryland’s Adrian Branch, but Jordan missed being selected second-team all-league, much less first-team. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Putting last year's UNC basketball team in statistical perspective

Last season's UNC team had the lowest turnover percentage (turnovers/possessions) of any Roy Williams coached team. The Heels had the third highest offensive rebounding percentage in the nation at 40.7%, the fifth time Carolina has been ranked in the top 10. UNC had the third best free throw percentage of any Roy Williams coached UNC teams. (Carolina Blue)

Theo Pinson: class clown, motivator, Tar Heel

Throughout the 2015-16 North Carolina basketball season, Theo Pinson proved himself on the court. But it’s not just those great shots and plays that garnered attention for the 6’-6” rising junior. It’s his personality, and every Tar Heel knows that Theo alone is the team’s class clown: (Carolina Blue)

Roy vs. K -- differing coaching styles make the rivalry stronger

One of the reasons that the Tobacco Road Rivalry stands out as one of the best in sports is because of the stark contrast between the Duke and North Carolina programs. The style of every basketball program across the country is a reflection of the head coach, and coaches Roy Williams and Mike Krzyzewski couldn’t be more different. (Carolina Blue)

'He gets a 10 for bravery': Vince Carter gives top marks to fan who ate 17-year-old cereal

A Toronto Raptors fan who ate 17-year-old cereal on a bet got a shout-out from the man on the box: Vince Carter. Carter was on NBATV's The Starters, judging and scoring various sports news and videos. (CBC News)

Not-too-early look ahead at ACC basketball in 2016-17

The Tar Heels are a proven commodity with six regular contributors back from last season’s national runnerup. Although they’ll miss the production and leadership of Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige, emerging star Joel Berry, ACC Sixth Man of the Year Isaiah Hicks and the duo of Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks — are ready to step in. (Wilmington Star News)

Sorting through some post-draft deadline ACC power rankings

2. North Carolina: The roster includes eight players who appeared in at least 30 games for an NCAA tournament runner-up and three heavily recruited freshmen. Justin Jackson has a chance to become the Tar Heels’ go-to scorer, but their leading All-ACC candidate is point guard Joel Berry, who was UNC’s most consistent player in 2015-16. (Fayetteville Observer)

How UNC's Brice Johnson compares to Roy Williams' other NBA Draft picks

There's been a handful of nice NBA players, but not one player to play for Roy Williams at UNC has made an All-Star Game. With that in mind, where does Brice Johnson stack up? Johnson played for four years at North Carolina. He had a tremendous senior season, including a game wherein he had 39 points and 23 rebounds. (CBS Sports)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 102
Portland: 78
Thu, Nov 23 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Arkansas
Fri, Nov 24, 3:30 ET ESPN

Sun, Nov 26, TBD ESPN

UNC vs. Michigan
Wed, Nov 29, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Portland State81
at #1 Duke99
Canda (Portland State) 14 pts; Bagley III (Duke) 18 pts;
at #9 UNC102
Porter (Portland) 19 pts; Pinson (UNC) 11 pts;
NC State60
at Northern Iowa64
Yurtseven (NC State) 17 pts; Pickford (Northern Iowa) 18 pts;
at Vanderbilt42
Guy (UVA) 18 pts; Fisher-Davis (Vanderbilt) 11 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Duke0-06-0
(13) Notre Dame0-06-0
Boston College0-06-1
NC State0-05-1
(9) North Carolina0-04-0
(11) Miami0-04-0
Florida State0-04-0
(19) Louisville0-03-0
Virginia Tech0-03-1
Georgia Tech0-02-1
Wake Forest0-01-4

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