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Four Corners: Wrapping Up The Non-Conference Schedule

The Tar Heels are in the midst of a weeklong holiday break after Wednesday's win over Northern Iowa. UNC will return to the Smith Center on Wednesday December 28 against Monmouth in the final non-conference game of the 2016-17 regular season. Monday’s CT scan on Theo Pinson’s foot showed improvement. He’s expected to return to basketball activities soon. (GoHeels.com)

Four Factor Friday: UNC's Front Line Fouls

In this edition of Four Factor Friday, we take a look at the free throw rate of three North Carolina big men — Isaiah Hicks, Kennedy Meeks, and Tony Bradley. Free throw rate is the amount of free throw attempts divided by the amount of field goal attempts. Let’s take a look how three Tar Heel big men get to the foul line and keep the opponent off the foul line. (The Secondary Break)

Roy Williams thinks Frosty is the name of a reindeer and not the snowman

On Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and Blitzen. On ... Frosty? North Carolina coach Roy Williams was asked what his favorite reindeer was, and he said Frosty. We’ve never heard of Frosty the Reindeer, so it’s probably one of those less common reindeer who have become bar trivia questions. (SB Nation)

UNC freshman Tony Bradley off to red hot start

Of Power-5 players who haven’t attempted a 3-pointer and have played more than 30 minutes this season, Tony Bradley has the seventh-highest points per minute (.5413) and rebounds per minute (.3667). He is one of just four players to be in the top 10 of both categories. The other three are UNC’s Kennedy Meeks, Michigan State's Nick Ward, and Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ. (NCAA.com)

Sports Illustrated College Basketball Power Rankings

10. North Carolina: Carolina's starting forwards—junior Justin Jackson and seniors Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks—are playing near forecasted levels while junior point guard Joel Berry II is slightly ahead of his offensive projections, looking like a first-team All-ACC player. The nicest surprise for the Tar Heels, though, has been freshman big man Tony Bradley. (Sports Illustrated)

On This Day: Dean Smith Named 1997 Sportsman of the Year

On this day in 1997, Sports Illustrated named Dean Smith the Sportsman of the Year. The award is given to the athlete or team whose performance best showcases the spirit of sportsmanship combined with high-level on-the-field achievements. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC Basketball Holiday Shopping for Salvation Army

Members of the North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team recently went shopping for the Salvation Army. Watch as they fill up their shopping carts and discuss the experience. Read More...

Audio: Marcus Paige enjoys being a part of the Salt Lake City community

Salt Lake City Stars point guard Marcus Paige recently stopped by 1280 The Zone's "The Road Home" where he discussed helping the Salt Lake City community, playing for the Stars and his college career with the Tar Heels. (SoundCloud)

Video: 96-year-old UNC basketball legend Bobby Gersten dribbling, dunking, dancing in the Dean Dome

Bobby Gersten, the University of North Caroilna's oldest living basketball and baseball player, discusses his role in recruiting and retaining former Tar Heel coach Dean Smith. Read More...

The Anatomy of a Run

Northern Iowa was threatening to knock off the Tar Heels for a second straight season. Nearly six minutes of game time and a 15-2 run later, UNC led by 18 and the game was essentially over. So what happened in those decisive six minutes? Let’s take a possession-by-possession look at what qualifies as one of the Heels’ finest stretches of basketball of the year. (The Secondary Break)

Different motivations drive Kennedy Meeks’ solid senior season

This season, Kennedy Meeks has shared time at the five spot with freshman Tony Bradley, whose length and aggressiveness give the Tar Heels a potent combination. But with Meeks finally injury-free and obviously in the best physical shape of his career, his rebounding, defense and all-around play have left little doubt that he should start. (Raleigh & Company)

UNC Basketball Career Leaderboard Updates: 12/21

Joel Berry reached the 800-point career mark (now has 805), becoming the 96th Tar Heel to do so. Isaiah Hicks joined the club against Kentucky, and now has 812 career points (95th in UNC history). With eight rebounds against UNI, Kennedy Meeks moved into 20th place on UNC’s all-time rebounding list with 791. He passed a couple of guys in the rafters. (The Secondary Break)

Lucas: They Came To Pass

Let’s just all accept that Isaiah Hicks’ second half dunk is the only play anyone will remember from Carolina's Wednesday night 85-42 thrashing of Northern Iowa. It was pretty awesome, to be honest. It was poster-worthy. What came right before it was too slow-developing to squeeze onto a poster—but it might have been even prettier basketball. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams Post-Northern Iowa Quotes

Roy Williams on the NCAA’s third notice of allegations: “My reaction is I’m tired of this junk. I’ve said everything I’m going to say. I felt all along that we have done the right thing, and whatever they do they have to do. I did have one goal, and I’m going to have to change it. I had hoped the NCAA thing would be over with before I retired, and now I’m hoping it will be over with before I die.” (GoHeels.com)

UNC-Northern Iowa Postgame Notes

The Tar Heels held the Panthers to 42 points, which equals the fewest allowed by a Roy Williams-coached team at UNC. Carolina scored 1.3 points per possession in the second half, the highest figure in any half this year. Kennedy Meeks led UNC with 18 points and eight rebounds. It is the first time this season and 14th time in his career he led the Tar Heels in scoring. (GoHeels.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 78
Syracuse: 74
Wed, Feb 21 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Miami
Tue, Feb 27, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Duke
Sat, Mar 3, 8:15 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ ACC Tournament First Round
Tue, Mar 6, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia14-124-2
(5) Duke11-423-5
(10) North Carolina11-522-7
(15) Clemson9-620-7
Virginia Tech9-619-8
NC State9-619-9
(25) Florida State8-719-8
Boston College6-917-12
Notre Dame6-916-12
Georgia Tech4-1111-17
Wake Forest4-1211-17

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