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UNC Basketball To Host Davidson Sunday

Ninth-ranked North Carolina (6-1) will try for its fourth win in a row when it hosts Davidson (5-0) on Sunday evening in the Smith Center. Tipoff is set for just after 6 p.m. Mike Morgan and former Tar Heel Jason Capel will call the game for an ESPNU national television audience. After the Davidson game, the Tar Heels will visit Texas next Saturday. (GoHeels.com)

SI Power Rankings: Kennedy Meeks continues to impress

2. North Carolina Tar Heels: The defensive activity of formerly massive, now-fairly-large center Kennedy Meeks continues to be impressive. Seven games in, the 260-pounder has the highest steal percentage (3.8%) of anyone in the Tar Heels’ rotation, and it doesn’t seem to be a fluke. I didn’t expect to be making a Meeks Defensive Mixtape in December, but here it is. (Sports Illustrated)

Toys For Tots Game Vs. Davidson

Carolina fans, this holiday season you can help provide toys to over 5,000 Orange County children who would go without any gifts if not for the help of the Orange County Toys for Tots campaign. On Sunday December 6, Carolina Basketball and Orange County Toys for Tots are teaming up to collect all of those toys on one night at the Dean Smith Center. (GoHeels.com)

Brice Johnson, Kennedy Meeks get message from ‘embarrassing’ video

Whether it was because guard Marcus Paige was back and bringing with him a lot of energy or that the No. 9 Tar Heels were facing No. 2 Maryland or the shaming during video sessions, it finally clicked for UNC’s starting big men — Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks — in an 89–81 victory Tuesday. If Johnson needed motivation, Williams has done his best to provide that. (Raleigh & Company)

Justin Jackson, Marcus Paige On Naismith Watch List

A pair of University of North Carolina basketball players are on the 50-man early watch list for the Naismith Trophy, the Atlanta Tipoff Club's national player-of-the-year award. Senior guard Marcus Paige and sophomore wing Justin Jackson made the list. (GoHeels.com)

Four teams take different paths along Tobacco Road

North Carolina's win over Maryland ought to signal the Tar Heels' return to form and the Terps' return to reality. UNC appears again to be the team we thought it was -- arguably the best in the country. Four players in double figures and 53 percent shooting. Nine made 3-pointers. An alley-oop, toss-back dunk. Pretty basketball. A rotation that goes nine deep. (ESPN.com)

Despite trade rumors, Rockets' Ty Lawson looks to be improving

Houston Rockets point guard Ty Lawson's play had earned interest because of how shockingly bad it had been. Mentally, Lawson has looked lost. Physically, he doesn't look the same. Over the past two games, however, Lawson seems to be finding his way. He's attacking the basket whether he's with James Harden or not, and seems more comfortable overall. (ESPN.com)

Marcus Paige: "My shot felt great"

It was his first game back, but it was like Marcus Paige had never left. In Tuesday's 89-81 win over Maryland the "tough little nut" from Iowa had 20 points on 7-12 shooting (4-5 from three) and five assists. Some questioned his conditioning coming back for such a high-profile game against a top five team. There were no issues. Paige played 34 minutes, the most of any Tar Heel. (Carolina Blue)

UNC’s Marcus Paige leads ACC contingent on basketball award watch lists

UNC’s Marcus Paige, fresh off his triumphant 2015-16 debut against Maryland on Tuesday, heads a group of six ACC players named to the preseason watch list for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, the award presented by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association to the national college Player of the Year. Paige scored 20 points in his first game back from a broken hand. (Wilmington Star News)

Paige's Presence Benefits Teammates

Marcus Paige’s impact in his season debut against No. 2 Maryland on Tuesday was felt beyond his stat line. The senior All-American guard, who missed UNC’s first six games due to a broken right hand, scored a team-high 20 points, including a 4-of-5 effort from 3-point range. Paige added five assists, two rebounds, two steals and two drawn charges in a team-high 34 minutes. (Inside Carolina)

UNC players from 2004-05 title team reflect, offer tips for this year's squad

I got a chance to sit down with some of the members of North Carolina's 2004-05 championship basketball team to take a trip down memory lane. The former players and Roy Williams couldn’t help but smile about the time they brought UNC a national championship, and they couldn’t help but smile even harder when they talked about each other. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Joel James Nominated For Good Works Team

North Carolina senior Joel James is among 154 men's nominees for the 2016 Allstate NABC Good Works Team, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Allstate Insurance Company announced today. The award shines a spotlight on a select group of student-athletes who have shown dedication to community service and altruism in their communities. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Roy Williams & the Tar Heels meet J. Cole after Maryland win

Watch as Roy Williams and the Tar Heels meet rapper and entertainer J. Cole following UNC's win against Maryland. View Video...

Tar Heels In The NBA Update

Marvin Williams continues his success in his tenth season in the NBA. He is averaging 10.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, leading a Charlotte squad that is 9-5 on the year. In the Hornets' most recent victory over the Washington Wizards, Williams recorded his second double-double of the season. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina and Maryland, please can't we have another?

So do we thank the conference builders for giving us this game once, or do we bemoan the fact that we can't see it twice? Such is the conundrum of a newly aligned world, where Maryland comes to Chapel Hill not as an ACC nemesis but as the other side of the slate in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Imagine for a second if this game headed back to College Park. Oh my. (ESPN.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 43
Virginia: 53
Mon, Feb 27 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Duke
Sat, Mar 4, 8:15 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. ACCT 8/9 Winner
Thu, Mar 9, 12:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#5 UNC43
at #23 UVA53
FINAL
Berry II (UNC) 12 pts; Guy (UVA) 17 pts;
#25 Miami61
at Virginia Tech66
FINAL
Reed (Miami) 11 pts; Outlaw (Virginia Tech) 24 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(5) North Carolina13-425-6
(8) Louisville11-523-6
(15) Florida State11-523-6
(19) Notre Dame11-522-7
(17) Duke10-622-7
Virginia Tech10-721-8
(23) Virginia10-720-9
(25) Miami10-720-9
Syracuse9-817-13
Wake Forest7-916-12
Georgia Tech7-916-13
Pittsburgh4-1215-14
Clemson4-1214-14
NC State4-1315-15
Boston College2-149-20

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