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Maryland-North Carolina considered marquee matchup of ACC-Big Ten Challenge

The Dec. 1 matchup between Maryland and North Carolina in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge will tip-off at 9:30 p.m., ESPN announced Tuesday. The game will be broadcast on ESPN’s main channel. The Terps and Tar Heels are expected to be among those under consideration for the No. 1 ranking. Last week, ESPN chose Maryland No. 1 and North Carolina No. 2 in its No-Longer-Way-Too-Early Top 25. (Baltimore Sun)

Michael Jordan vintage Converse sneakers up for auction

These groundbreaking Converse All-Star shoes were game-worn by Michael Jordan during the regular season of the Tar Heels’ 1981-82 NCAA Championship season. They are style-matched to games leading up to the 1982 NCAA Tournament, and Jordan has uniquely signed and inscribed them as being from that special season. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Time & TV Announced For UNC-Maryland Game

North Carolina will host Maryland in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on December 1 in Chapel Hill. ESPN, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big Ten on Tuesday announced the game times and television networks for the 2014 event. The Tar Heels will host former ACC member Maryland at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday December 1 in the Smith Center on ESPN. (GoHeels.com)

ACC basketball in enough working order to begin projecting one

Here goes with a still-early-but-not-way-too-early look at the ACC, presented with an understanding that I reserve the right to change my voting order at the league’s media day in October. This is my column, so I get to make the rules. Save the anger for my slight of your favorite team. The ACC’s top tier (three teams): 1. Virginia, 2. North Carolina, 3. Duke. (Fayetteville Observer)

Jordan: I'd Take Dean Smith Over Phil Jackson

At his summer Flight School, Michael Jordan did a Q&A with campers and was asked who he would pick to coach him in one game. His answer: "Dean Smith." Several years ago, we were lucky enough to conduct an interview with Jordan in advance of Roy Williams' induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Most of that interview was about Williams. But Jordan also talks about Dean Smith: (GoHeels.com)

Video: Berry and Pinson break it down

It seems former Tar Heel dancing phenom Danny Green might have been replaced as the most skilled and inspired dancing UNC basketball player. In a series of videos posted on twitter and instagram, sophomore point guard Joel Berry and wing Theo Pinson break it down with some sweet, sweet moves. (Carolina Blue)

Video: M.J. Q&A at Michael Jordan Flight School

Michael Jordan, held an inspirational, informative, and entertaining Q & A session on Saturday Night in Santa Barbara at his 20th Annual Basketball Camp: Michael Jordan Flight School. The G.O.A.T did not disappoint as he, in tongue-in-cheek fashion, claimed superiority in one way or another over Shaq, Lebron James, and Kobe Bryant, in his prime, of course. View Video...

Michael Jordan picks Dean Smith over Phil Jackson

Michael Jordan did a Q&A with campers at his annual Flight School, and the kids in attendance asked Jordan some pretty interesting questions. Here are a few of the highlights: If I played one game, who would I want to coach: Phil Jackson or Dean Smith? Dean Smith. Dean Smith helped me become the basketball player I am today. Phil was lucky because I was taught the game by Dean Smith. (USA Today)

Kid impresses Michael Jordan at his basketball camp, wins shoes for his whole team (video)

A few days ago, a camper at Michael Jordan’s Flight School tried to clown his shoes with the “WHAT ARE THOSE??” meme. It didn’t go so well. Another camper had a more successful week: he had a chance to go around the world with shots, and he nailed it. He won free shoes for his entire team. (NBC Sports)

P.J. Hairston's mother pushes to start public speaking tour

P.J. Hairston’s mother has started a GoFundMe campaign to fund a public speaking tour, saying she hopes to “clear the air” about her son’s path to the NBA and his time at North Carolina after being a high school star in Greensboro. “It is time to clear the air and let people know the perils and pitfalls that can come about playing NCAA basketball,” Mailey wrote. (Greensboro News & Record)

Lucas: Rebounding Emphasis Shows

Roy Williams has built a program hallmarked by a fast tempo, man to man defense, and a preference for pounding the ball inside. According to some recent numbers, however, there’s another trademark of the Tar Heels under Williams: success on the offensive glass. A recent story by Ken Pomeroy puts Williams as the third-best coach in the country in getting production off the offensive glass since 2002. (GoHeels.com)

Harrison Barnes Invited To USA Basketball Men's National Team minicamp

A total of 34 players, including former Tar Heel Harrison Barnes, will make the trip to Las Vegas later this month in order to keep their name in the running for the final roster that will represent the United States of America at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next summer. Of the 34 players in camp, eight were added to the roster for the first time this year. (Carolina Blue)

Arrest made in murder of Reggie Bullock’s sibling

An arrest has been made in the murder of a relative of former Kinston High School and current NBA player Reggie Bullock. Mia Henderson is a transgender woman from Kinston who was found murdered in Baltimore in July 2014. The 26-year-old is also known as Kevin Long. Detectives traced DNA found under the victim’s fingernails to Shawn Oliver, 43, who is currently in jail. (WCTI12.com)

Tar Heels To Face Northwestern In CBE Hall of Fame Classic

The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced Thursday the matchups for the championship round of the 2015 CBE Hall of Fame Classic. All four games at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., will be aired live on ESPN networks. On Monday, November 23, Kansas State will take on Missouri at 7:00pm ET on ESPNU, followed by North Carolina and Northwestern at 9:00pm ET on ESPN2. (GoHeels.com)

CBE Hall of Fame Classic Bracket Breakdown

North Carolina returns every major contributor from last season with the exception of J.P. Tokoto, who turned pro and now suits up for the Philadelphia 76ers. The Tar Heels are one of a short list of teams that could start the season ranked No. 1. Along with their experience, they may finally have an outside shooter to complement Marcus Paige in freshman Kenny Williams. (ESPN.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 85
Syracuse: 68
Mon, Jan 16 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Boston College
Sat, Jan 21, 12:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26, 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Jan 28, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(9) North Carolina5-117-3
(10) Florida State5-117-2
(15) Notre Dame5-116-3
(12) Louisville4-216-3
(16) Virginia4-214-3
Virginia Tech3-314-4
Georgia Tech3-311-7
Syracuse3-311-8
(18) Duke2-314-4
Miami2-311-5
NC State2-413-6
Wake Forest2-411-7
Boston College2-49-10
Pittsburgh1-512-7
Clemson1-511-7

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