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Britt-Jenkins bond stengthened by one shining moment

North Carolina's Nate Britt and Villanova's Kris Jenkins joined the Sports Shop Friday, revealing how the Wildcat's National Title winning buzzer-beater brought the brothers together. "After that game, we talked about how the game went, we talked about the shot a little bit. You could say it brought us closer because we talked a lot more after that shot." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Marcus Paige Works Out For Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks end a run of three consecutive draft workouts Friday and will get a chance to see North Carolina guard Marcus Paige, who helped lead the Tar Heels to the NCAA Tournament title game. Paige is ranked as the No. 66 overall prospect by DraftExpress and recently competed in the draft combine in Chicago. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Jackson’s return brings UNC, Duke back to ACC forefront

Justin Jackson deciding to pull out of the NBA Draft and return to UNC bolsters the fact the Tar Heels aren’t going anywhere, even after losing Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige. It also highlights that the ACC we all grew to know and love is returning to form with UNC and Duke settling in as the clear favorites to finish at the top of the ACC standings. (Today's U)

Chansky’s Notebook: Blue Bloods Running Red Hot

The Carolina-Duke rivalry is heating up in May. The Tar Heels are buoyed by Kennedy Meeks and Justin Jackson returning to school, giving UNC three returning starters and another roster that will go at least 10 deep with experience and quality youth. And Duke just keeps adding five-star recruits with the signing of 6-10 center Marques Bolden. (Chapelboro.com)

Photos: Young Michael Jordan

Before the "Crying Jordan" meme took control of social media, there was the high-flying, slam-dunking, sports merchandise game-changing Michael Jordan who dominated the NBA. Take a look back at Michael Jordan from his playing days at North Carolina, with the Chicago Bulls, and yes, his brief minor-league baseball career. (Newsday)

UNC basketball assistant coach takes subtle shot at Duke

After the Duke Blue Devils landed another five-star commitment in the form of 2016's No. 1 center Marques Bolden, UNC assistant basketball coach C.B. McGrath took to twitter and sent a subtle shot at the team down the road. "And despite all the hype - last 6 years - ZERO ACC regular season championships! You figure it out." (Carolina Blue)

Spurs' Danny Green undergoes LASIK eye surgery

For most of the season, San Antonio Spurs sharpshooter Danny Green wasn't so sharp. Maybe it was his rhythm, maybe it was diminished opportunities, or maybe he just couldn't see where he was shooting. So, using a modest portion of that $40 million contract he signed last summer, Green decided to fix the problem with LASIK surgery. (San Antonio Express-News)

Pacers willing to give Ty Lawson a longer look

If you thought Ty Lawson had played his way out of Indiana, think again. Despite his postseason disappearance, Lawson is still considered a viable option in the team’s never-ending search for an upgrade at point guard. “I felt comfortable,” Larry Bird said, “when Ty Lawson was here making plays and getting up and down the court.” (1070 The Fan)

NBA Mock Draft Roundup: Post-draft lottery

With this week's NBA draft lottery finished, teams are locked into a draft order and are starting to think more seriously about players who might interest them. Here's a look at where some of the post-lottery mock drafts project Brice Johnson's landing spot. The 2016 NBA Draft is June 23 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (GoHeels.com)

Jerry Stackhouse may be the best dunking assistant coach ever

Jerry Stackhouse was a high-flying swingman in the NBA for many years. His aerial skills were so good that he competed at the 1996 and 2000 dunk contests, although you have probably forgotten about the latter because, you know, Vince. Now 41 and an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors, Stackhouse still has some hops left in him. (Hoops Hype)

Sixers 2015-16 player evaluation: Kendall Marshall

It was quite the year for Kendall Marshall, and not in a good way. He missed the first 23 games of the season while rehabbing from a torn ACL. When he returned in December, Marshall was almost immediately handed the keys as the Sixers’ starting point guard. “It’s going to be his job to lose,” coach Brett Brown said at the time. And that’s promptly what he did. (CSN Philly)

Justin Jackson’s return means flexibility for UNC

Justin Jackson’s recent announcement of his plans to return to North Carolina completes the puzzle for the Tar Heels this offseason. With Jackson back, UNC should have the depth it needs to be a Top 10 team. From a personnel standpoint, though, there won’t be as much depth in the frontcourt, particularly at power forward. (Today's U)

Marcus Paige Working Toward NBA Draft Spot

After a tremendous four-year career at UNC, Marcus Paige is excited to be taking the next step in his basketball career as he goes through the NBA Draft process. Paige participated in the NBA Draft Combine last week in Chicago and also recently secured representation, so he's just starting to get the ball rolling on workouts and interviews with individual teams. (Inside Carolina)

Underclassmen Return Means Stability for UNC Basketball

The announcement that Justin Jackson would return for his junior season was certainly a welcome bit of news for UNC which will enter the 2016-17 season as a likely top ten team and aspirations for a second straight Final Four run. Here is what it all means. For the first time since 2011, UNC will not have an underclassmen depart for the NBA. (Tar Heel Blog)

How Air Jordan Became Crying Jordan

If you’ve spent time on the Internet recently, there’s a good chance you’ve seen an image of Michael Jordan’s tearful face superimposed on someone else’s body. The meme, known as Crying Jordan, became ubiquitous last fall. For those of us who were sentient when Jordan was winning championships, seeing his face become a mocking emblem of sadness and incompetence has been jarring. (The New Yorker)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 96
Stanford: 72
Mon, Nov 20 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Portland
Thu, Nov 23, 2:30 ET ESPN

UNC vs. Ark/Okla
Fri, Nov 24, TBD ESPN

UNC vs. TBD
Sun, Nov 26, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#2 Arizona0
at NC State0
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Trier NCAA scoring leader; Trier 30.0 ppg, 3.3 apg; Dorn 18.5 ppg, 1.5 apg;
#6 Wichita State0
at #13 Notre Dame0
Wednesday 10:00 PM
Morris 17.5 ppg, 2.0 apg; Colson 19.0 ppg, 1.6 apg;
La Salle0
at #11 Miami0
Wednesday 6:00 PM
Johnson 22.8 ppg, 0.0 apg; Newton 14.0 ppg, 2.0 apg;
Kennesaw State0
at Florida State0
Wednesday 2:00 PM
Scott 16.0 ppg, 0.5 apg; Mann 17.0 ppg, 2.3 apg;
Colgate0
at Boston College0
Wednesday 4:00 PM
Burns 17.0 ppg, 3.0 apg; Bowman 14.0 ppg, 5.4 apg;
Toledo0
at Syracuse0
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Sanford 23.3 ppg, 4.0 apg; Battle 23.0 ppg, 1.5 apg;
UT Rio Grande0
at Georgia Tech0
Wednesday 7:30 PM
Dixon 23.4 ppg, 1.4 apg; Lammers 21.5 ppg, 1.5 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(1) Duke0-05-0
(13) Notre Dame0-05-0
Boston College0-05-1
NC State0-04-0
Syracuse0-04-0
Virginia0-04-0
Clemson0-04-1
(9) North Carolina0-03-0
(11) Miami0-03-0
(19) Louisville0-03-0
Florida State0-03-0
Virginia Tech0-03-1
Georgia Tech0-01-1
Wake Forest0-01-4
Pittsburgh0-01-4


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