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Rockets tanked in 1984 or else Michael Jordan would have been a Sixer

It wasn’t even subtle. In the run-up to the 1984 NBA draft, it looked all but certain that Philadelphia would wind up with one of the Top 2 picks, and in all likelihood that would have meant Michael Jordan would have conducted his dazzling career as a Sixer, not as a member of the Bulls. (Sporting News)

Kendall Marshall Posts Photo Of Himself Decked Out In Carolina Blue

Now, we’ve got an Instagram photo that Kendall Marshall posted to his page. It’s clear that he wants everyone to know that he’s still proud to wear Carolina blue. (College Spun)

Michael Jordan surprises grade school class, insanity ensues

Mondays were never fun in school, but having the greatest basketball player ever show up for a surprise visit would change that. And that's exactly what happened at Hornets Nest Elementary School in Charlotte. (Comcast SportsNet Chicago)

Video: Roy Williams extended interview with Jay Bilas

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams sat down with Jay Bilas and gave his response to the situation regarding Rashad McCants. Bilas also gives his impression on the interview and thoughts after talking with many former players. (GoHeels.com)

Columbia Hires Derrick Phelps as Assistant Coach

Columbia men’s basketball head coach Kyle Smith has added Derrick Phelps to his staff. Phelps, the starting point guard on North Carolina’s 1993 National Championship squad, joins the Lions after spending three-years as an assistant coach at Monmouth. “We are very proud to have Derrick join our staff,” said Smith. “He brings a lifetime of basketball experiences that we are fortunate that he can share with us." (Columbia Lions)

Sean May to attend mini-camp with Spurs, Warriors

After a few years in Turkey and Montenegro and various other places, Sean May is making a return stateside to attend mini-camps with the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors later this month. Now 30 years old, it would be hard to see May making a big impact at the NBA level, but there’s always the chance that he could sneak onto a team–he certainly has the talent. (FanSided.com)

'Game of Thrones' giant was former UNC basketball player Neil Fingleton

Sunday's "Game of Thrones," titled "The Watchers on the Wall," was singularly focused on the wall being attacked from both sides. Among the things attacking: wildlings, mammoths and giants. One of those giants, who made his way to the inner gate at the wall, was played by former North Carolina and Holy Cross big man Neil Fingleton. Really. (Sporting News)

The He-Said-He-Said

All that’s left from the weekend’s back-and-forth accounts of the academic scandal at UNC with an alleged connection to the basketball program is a he-said-he-said debate moderated by ESPN. (Chapelboro.com)

P.J. Hairston eager to put UNC troubles in past

P.J. Hairston met with the Boston Celtics at the NBA draft combine and could be a candidate for their 17th overall pick as the organization seeks a legitimate shooting guard. But Hairston is going to face more scrutiny than other potential draftees. Teams are wary of players who experienced trouble in college, especially run-ins with the law. (Boston Globe)

Danny Green grows into Spurs' shooting star

This isn't necessarily the time to reflect upon a basketball journey that's taken him from North Babylon to deep in the heart of Texas, sandwiched around a few points in between. Still, Danny Green is in the midst of another dream run, getting another chance to do something special for the second straight year that some of the game's greats never did. (Newsday)

Video: What’s behind the UNC scandal?

The FOX Sports Live crew debate the UNC academic scandal, Rashad McCants' recent comments, and the prevalence of questionable academics throughout NCAA universities. (TeleManagement)

Former Kansas players stick up for Roy Williams

Some of Roy Williams’ former Kansas University basketball players were quick to stand up for their coach Saturday in the wake of allegations from disgruntled former North Carolina player Rashad McCants, who alleged Williams was aware of no-show courses in the Afro- and African-American Studies Department at UNC. (KU Sports)

Weighing In On McCants’ Comments

There are still unanswered questions about the academic scandal at UNC, and former basketball star Rashad McCants’ comments on ESPN’s Outside The Lines Friday may have clouded the water even more. Attorney Kenneth Wainstein is conducting a thorough investigation into the academic scandal at UNC. (Chapelboro.com)

Truth and Contradictions–UNC’s Sports Scandal and Other Promising Opportunities

Scratch the surface on many big-time athletic programs and you are going to find players who can tell stories like Rashad’s. Every school says they are doing it the right way. Every school wants to keep their players eligible. And so every school is walking the line between stories like Rashad’s and the stories of most other athletes who take legitimate classes and do legitimate work as a student at their institution. (Rev. Marcia Mount Shoop, Ph.D.)

Video: Roy Williams responds to Rashad McCants allegations

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams told ESPN's Jay Bilas that he was in "shock" and "disbelief" when he learned former guard Rashad McCants had told "Outside the Lines" that tutors wrote his term papers, he rarely went to class for about half his time at UNC, and he remained able to play largely because he took bogus classes designed to keep athletes academically eligible. (ESPN.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 76
Notre Dame: 80
Sat, Feb 6 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Boston College
Tue, Feb 9, 8:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Sun, Feb 14, 1:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Duke
Wed, Feb 17, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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1:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(2) North Carolina8-219-4
(19) Louisville8-219-4
(9) Virginia8-319-4
Notre Dame7-416-7
(17) Miami6-317-4
Florida State6-516-7
Virginia Tech5-613-11
Georgia Tech2-712-10
NC State2-912-12
Wake Forest1-1010-13
Boston College0-107-16

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