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James Harden spends time with Ty Lawson, says PG 'focused' after rehab

James Harden recently spent some time with new teammate Ty Lawson and came away convinced that the point guard, who has completed a court-mandated stay in rehab, will be an asset for the Houston Rockets. Harden, who is close with Lawson, told the Houston Chronicle that he "spent some time together" with Lawson "these last couple weeks" and he's "not at all" worried that the former Denver Nuggets guard's career will be derailed again due to his struggles with alcohol. (ESPN.com)

UNC Basketball: Smith Center refinishing project completed

When the North Carolina Tar Heels take the floor at the Dean Dome this Fall, they will do so on a new shiny court. L The final step of the Smith Center refinishing project was completed on Tuesday, giving the court a nice new look. Check out the photo posted by the North Carolina Basketball official Twitter account. (Keeping It Heel)

Harrison Barnes has big night for Team USA

In a Team USA scrimmage on Thursday, former UNC standout an current Golden State Warrior Harrison Barnes scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. His Team Blue lost 134-128 to Team White. Barnes was drafted seventh overall by the Warriors in the 2012 NBA draft. The Ames, Iowa native was a full-time starter during Golden State's NBA Championship run last season. (Carolina Blue)

What is Michael Jordan Inc. worth?

Michael Jordan's endorsement deals are finally starting to get true, real numbers attached to them. All because of a 6-year-old coupon to save two bucks on a piece of steak at a grocery store that doesn't even exist anymore. The numbers, already more than half a billion dollars in the past decade, are a sensitive enough matter that major Jordan sponsors Nike, Gatorade, Upper Deck and 2K Sports requested that a judge restrict access to the courtroom exactly so this type of article couldn't be written. (CNBC)

Ohio State vs. Michigan just turned into LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan

You knew Jim Harbaugh was going to make an at Michigan impact. But this? Michigan matched Ohio State's partnership with LeBron James the only way it could -- by associating itself with the greatest basketball player who ever lived. Michael Jordan's brand is unparalleled, even by James. That is going to have an impact on the Buckeyes. (Cleveland.com)

UNC Pros To Play Kentucky Pros In Alumni Game

A team of former UNC basketball players currently or formerly playing professionally will take on a team of Kentucky pros in the 2015 University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Alumni Charity Game in September. Tickets to the game, which will be held on September 13th at 5:30 p.m. in Kentucky’s Rupp Arena, will go on sale to the public on Friday, August 14th, at 10 a.m. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Marcus Paige among college's top lefties

One of the best point guards in the country, left-handed Marcus Paige used his speed and quick stroke to mirror other slashing lefties and help the Tar Heels reach the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. Paige averaged 14 points per game and led UNC in scoring for the second straight year. The senior figures to play a crucial role in the Tar Heels' quest to re-take control of the ACC. (NCAA.com)

Dean Smith’s house for sale for $1.25 million

You can purchase the home of legendary North Carolina head coach Dean Smith for $1.25 million. The New York Times Real Estate section ran a spread on what you can buy with $1.25 million and Smith’s house was featured. Smith, who is a member of the Naismith Hall of Fame, passed away in February at the age of 83. (NBC Sports)

Top Ten NBA Games To Watch: Tar Heel Edition

The 2015-16 NBA schedule came out Wednesday. But there's no need to go through all 1,230 regular season games just to pick out your favorite Tar Heels. With our handy ten-game schedule, you can see every Tar Heel currently in the NBA, with the added bonus of seeing some very good basketball. Here are ten games every Carolina fan will want to see: (GoHeels.com)

James Michael McAdoo reflects on NBA title

James Michael McAdoo’s road to the NBA was not an easy one. After his freshman season at North Carolina, some experts said he was an NBA lottery pick, but he came back for two more seasons for the Tar Heels, and was undrafted after his junior season. “He had a great three years at Carolina,” said Ronnie McAdoo, James’ father. “But I think he sort of lost his swagger down there.” (WAVY)

UNC, NC State among top 20 for school spirit

N.C. State University ranks No. 15 and UNC-Chapel Hill ranks No. 20 on a recent ranking of the top 20 "Colleges with the most school spirit" based on responses to Princeton Review surveys, reported by Business Insider. The rankings are based on the survey question to students, "How popular are intercollegiate sports at your school?" (Triangle Business Journal)

Three Big Monday Appearances In 2015-16 for UNC Basketball

North Carolina will appear on ESPN's Big Monday national television broadcasts three times in 2015-16, including twice on the road. The ACC and ESPN announced the schedule on Wednesday. The Tar Heels' three appearances will come at Florida State on January 4, at Louisville on February 1 and home against Syracuse on February 29. (GoHeels.com)

ESPN Big Monday slate released: UNC, Kansas highlight the list

College basketball season isn't far off. And now the full Big Monday schedule on ESPN is official. Here's what it looks like. Jan. 4 - No. 2 North Carolina at Florida State, 7 ET, ESPN; Feb. 1 - No. 2 North Carolina at Louisville, 7 ET, ESPN; Feb. 29 - Syracuse at No. 2 North Carolina, 7 ET, ESPN. (ESPN.com)

35 years ago: Dean Smith writes legendary recruiting letter to Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan thrived under legendary coach Dean Smith’s tutelage, helping North Carolina win a national championship in 1982 and winning National College Player of the Year honors in 1984. As part of Smith’s recruitment of Jordan, he sent the young MJ a now-legendary letter following a visit with the basketball star. The note was sent to Jordan 35 years ago to this day. (NCAA.com)

Maryland-North Carolina considered marquee matchup of ACC-Big Ten Challenge

The Dec. 1 matchup between Maryland and North Carolina in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge will tip-off at 9:30 p.m., ESPN announced Tuesday. The game will be broadcast on ESPN’s main channel. The Terps and Tar Heels are expected to be among those under consideration for the No. 1 ranking. Last week, ESPN chose Maryland No. 1 and North Carolina No. 2 in its No-Longer-Way-Too-Early Top 25. (Baltimore Sun)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 85
Syracuse: 68
Mon, Jan 16 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Boston College
Sat, Jan 21, 12:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26, 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Jan 28, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#15 Notre Dame0
at #10 FSU0
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Colson 15.8 ppg, 1.8 apg; Bacon 17.8 ppg, 1.8 apg;
#16 UVA0
at Boston College0
Wednesday 8:00 PM
Perrantes 12.1 ppg, 4.1 apg; Robinson 20.2 ppg, 3.2 apg;
at Wake Forest0
Wednesday 8:00 PM
Newton 15.1 ppg, 4.0 apg; Collins 15.8 ppg, 0.5 apg;
Georgia Tech0
at Virginia Tech0
Wednesday 9:00 PM
Lammers 15.1 ppg, 1.9 apg; LeDay 16.2 ppg, 1.5 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(15) Notre Dame5-016-2
(9) North Carolina5-117-3
(10) Florida State4-116-2
(12) Louisville3-215-3
(16) Virginia3-213-3
Georgia Tech3-211-6
(18) Duke2-314-4
Virginia Tech2-313-4
Boston College2-39-9
NC State2-413-6
Wake Forest1-410-7

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