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Rolling Tar Heels Happy, Hungry For More

The Carolina basketball team is riding a nine-game winning streak, but the No.19 team in the country isn’t planning on slowing down any time soon. One of the most surprising and welcome developments over the past couple games for the Tar Heels has been the reemergence of senior Leslie McDonald. (Chapelboro.com)

SMU coach Larry Brown happy to delay retirement

Larry Brown attempted retirement once; it was the two worst years of his life. "After about a week, I was bored to death," he said. Friends and colleagues threw out lifelines with offers to visit their programs or teams after Brown was sent to the sidelines by the Charlotte Bobcats in December 2010, the result of an 8-18 start to the NBA season. (Connecticut Post)

Rush to victory: A UNC-Duke time-lapse

Miss out on North Carolina’s 74-66 victory over top-10 Duke on Feb. 20? Here’s one way to relive it – in about two minutes. Using seven cameras and 19 camera angles, five UNC communications staffers captured everything from the concession stand to the basketball museum to Franklin Street to the court in order to give you a speedy view of the rivalry win. (UNC.edu)

Leslie McDonald earns Athlon Player of the Week honors

Now that he’s been in the lineup for weeks, Leslie McDonald has proven himself one of the key missing pieces for the Tar Heels’ season. The senior guard led North Carolina with 21 points in Thursday’s 74-66 win over Duke and added 19 points in Saturday’s rout of Wake Forest to earn Athlon Sports National Player of the Week honors. (Athlon Sports)

Marcus Paige Named ACC Player Of The Week

Sophomore guard Marcus Paige earned the ACC Player of the Week award on Feb. 24 for the third time this season (joining Nov. 25 and Dec. 16). Paige averaged 15.3 points and 5.0 assists in leading the Tar Heels to three ACC victories last week. The UNC guard helped the Tar Heels shoot a combined 59.6 percent from the floor in the second half in their three wins. (GoHeels.com)

Complete Offensive Effort Vs. Wake Forest

Less than two full days after an emotional victory over arch rival and top-five ranked Duke that marked the team's eighth win in a row, the North Carolina basketball team played its fourth game in just eight days - and it was the most dominating and complete offensive win of ACC play for the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)

Monday Roy Williams Quotes

Roy Williams opening comments: “We had a great week record-wise last week and I think our team got a little bit better. We’ve got two road games this week at North Carolina State and at Virginia Tech. We’re anxious to see if we can keep this going but we know that everybody is pushing toward the end of the year.” (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC beats Duke - A view from the risers

A once-in-a-lifetime experience filmed while standing front row of the UNC student risers for the greatest rivalry in sports, North Carolina vs. Duke. View Video...

Tar Heels Return to the Rankings

On January 5th, North Carolina lost at Wake Forest and the next day was dropped from #19 in the AP poll to out of it completely. Today, on the strength of UNC's first nine-game winning streak in the ACC regular season since 2009, the Tar Heels are #19 in the AP poll and #21 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. (Tar Heel Blog)

Thought of the week: Handling success

How the Tar Heels handle their new-found success will go a long way toward maintaining it. North Carolina played its best basketball following its 1-4 start to ACC play. But the spotlight is again shining bright on Chapel Hill thanks to the Heels' nine-game winning streak. Junior forward James Michael McAdoo admitted the Heels didn’t handle their early successes well, but he vowed this would be different. (ESPN.com)

Lucas: She Lives For This

On January 23, doctors told 26-year-old Meredith Legg Stapleton she had a month to live. She allowed herself a moment to be sad, and to cry, and to comfort her husband, Christopher. Then she prayed for two things: she wanted to see enough snow to build a snowman, and she wanted to live long enough to attend the Carolina-Duke game on Feb. 12. (GoHeels.com)

John Swofford is the key to the ACC becoming the hottest league in the land

But it's funny how things turn out. The 2013-14 athletic season has become the Year of the Ninja. That's John Swofford, the low-key, low-visibility commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference. He earned the wry media nickname "Ninja Swofford" last year for his ability to stealthily make big things happen, covertly solidifying the ACC's membership and its place in the national hierarchy. Now he is reaping the benefits. (Yahoo! Sports)

Looking at UNC's ACC Tournament Seed Possibilities

With four games left on UNC's schedule the Tar Heels are essentially tied for third in the standings. However a lot can happen over the final two weeks of the season which could place UNC anywhere from #2 to #6 or worse. Before diving into the potential scenarios here is what the ACC tiebreaker rules looks like. (Tar Heel Blog)

Bill Murray Reps Illinois, Disses UNC, Helps the Homeless

Almost a decade later, Bill Murray still reps the 2005 Fighting Illini. He reps them in the streets. (The Champaign Room)

Video: P.J. Hairston Talks Past Mistakes And UNC

He's been the talk of Chapel Hill since the summer. But he's been the talk of Greensboro long before that. Before P.J. Hairston was a college basketball star, he was a high school star. (WFMY)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 80
Kansas State: 70
Tue, Nov 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Maryland
Tue, Dec 1, 9:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Davidson
Sun, Dec 6, 6:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

UNC @ Texas
Sat, Dec 12, 5:15 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Virginia Tech77
at Iowa State99
Georgia Tech52
at Villanova69
at Miami (FL)77
Notre Dame68
at Iowa62
at Texas A&M67
UC Irvine80
at Boston College67
at NC State87
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(5) Duke0-05-1
(9) North Carolina0-05-1
(12) Virginia0-05-1
(15) Miami0-05-1
(17) Notre Dame0-04-1
Florida State0-04-1
Georgia Tech0-04-2
NC State0-04-2
Wake Forest0-04-2
Virginia Tech0-03-2
Boston College0-03-2

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