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UNC, Kentucky among Bahamas-bound

Likely preseason No. 1 Kentucky, ACC title contender North Carolina, 2014 NCAA tournament teams Ohio State, Pitt, Cincinnati, and a possible 2015 tourney squad in Ole Miss highlight 13 Division I teams that will play staggered exhibition games in the Bahamas from Aug. 2 to Aug. 25. Teams are allowed to practice a maximum of 10 times prior to leaving on the trip. (ESPN.com)

The Little Things: Danny Green’s Secret Superpower

Danny Green is randomly sensational at one skill-within-a-skill: working as the last line of defense in transition. He is plain old Danny Green 99 percent of the time, but on maybe 50 plays per season, he turns into LeBron James. In fact, it was his work against LeBron in transition during last year’s Finals that alerted the world to Green’s secret superpower: And it has just kept on happening since. (Grantland.com)

Rashad McCants is his own worst enemy in North Carolina scandal

The Rashad McCants/North Carolina saga has already reached a point where it needs significantly less talk from McCants and significantly more talk from everybody else if it's going to become something worthy of our time. McCants appeared on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday, where he doubled down on his public recent claims of rampant academic fraud within his old program. (SB Nation)

Interview with Spurs Guard Danny Green's Father: Son's NBA Finals Performance and Christian Faith

Danny Green Sr., the father of San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Danny Green Jr., spoke of his thoughts on his son's outstanding performance so far in the 2014 NBA Finals. As a practicing Christian, Green Sr. also shared how his faith has helped him weather the storms in life, and how his son's faith has kept him grounded and humble despite the NBA celebrity status. (Gospel Herald)

Until Rashad McCants Talks to Kenneth Wainstein This is a Sideshow

Not surprisingly the most recent chat with Rashad McCants was long on spite and sound bites but short on anything resembling specifics. McCants said he wasn't going to name any names or offer anything concrete. He called on his former teammates to release their transcripts putting the burden of proving him wrong on them (and UNC) instead of offering evidence to validate his allegations. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tyler Zeller Season in Review

Tyler Zeller’s sophomore season in Cleveland can almost be summarized in four words: Slow start; strong finish. On January 28, the former Tar Heel got his first start of the season and didn’t waste the opportunity. With Anderson Varejao on the shelf with a knee injury, Zeller turned in his best performance of the season, doubling up with 13 points and 10 rebounds in just 21 minutes of play. (NBA.com)

Video: Rashad McCants Stands By His Words in ESPN Interview

Former college basketball star Rashad McCants answers criticism about his allegations of academic fraud while he was a student-athlete at the University of North Carolina. (ESPN.com)

Rashad McCants asks his former teammates: 'Show your transcripts'

Rashad McCants reiterated his position that he took "paper classes" in 2004-05 that only required him to hand in one paper at the end of the semester. In some cases, McCants claims, tutors were the ones who wrote those papers for him and some of his teammates. McCants was questioned as to why no one else on the 2004-05 UNC team has supported his claims. His response: "Show your transcripts." (CBS Sports)

Roy Williams and Rashad McCants: A credibility mismatch

In a credibility match-up that pits Roy Williams against Rashad McCants, it would be prudent to stack your coins in the corner with the head basketball coach at the University of North Carolina, and not with his former player. Inexplicably, some media outlets, including ESPN and a state newspaper whose quest for a Pulitzer is as plain as black and white, have chosen to ignore McCants’ history and awarded him credibility that he hasn’t earned. (The Robesonian)

Nate Britt's high school coach optimistic about right-handed shooting

UNC point guard Nate Britt made headlines last week when it was revealed he has been practicing shooting with his right hand this offseason. While switching hands from one season to the next seems like a drastic change, his former high school coach doesn't think it will be that hard an adjustment for Britt. “Up through middle school, he shot the ball with both hands,” Steve Turner told CBSSports.com. (CBS Sports)

Kenny Smith Blasts Rashad McCants for Cheating Claim

Add TNT’s Kenny Smith to the list of former UNC players putting Rashad McCants on full blast for his recent claim that he took sham classes to remain academically eligible during the Tar Heels’ 2004-2005 national championship season. Smith told Dan Patrick that believes that neither Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams nor UNC’s administration had anything to do with McCants’ purportedly sham grades. (Lost Lettermen)

Michael Jordan, Hornets create teacher fund

Basketball legend Michael Jordan underscored his newly renamed team’s philanthropic commitment to Charlotte on Monday by launching a Charlotte Hornets Teacher Innovation Fund that will provide money for teachers to try new classroom strategies. The Hornets are kicking off the fund with a $250,000 grant, including dollars provided by Lowe’s and Fox Sports Carolinas/SportsSouth. (Charlotte Observer)

Statement From Bubba Cunningham

Since Friday, there have been conversations inside and outside the Carolina Community about Roy Williams and Carolina Basketball. I am proud to see the outpouring of support from former players and the basketball community at large, which reinforces the respect, integrity and care of student athletes that Coach Williams has shown throughout his career. (GoHeels.com)

Art’s Angle: What Has Changed?

Rashad McCants’ sweeping allegations are hard to believe. Tar Heels under Dean Smith and Roy Williams had their own academic advisor and tutors, from the beloved Burgess McSwain, to Wayne Walden, to academic advisor Jenn Townsend. The only explanation I can muster is that there was a lapse during Matt Doherty’s three seasons running the program from 2000-2003. (Chapelboro.com)

Q&A with Ty Lawson

For Ty Lawson, the headlines are just background noise. If it were up to him, the only news he’d be making right now is on the court. “I’m sick right now, sitting at home and watching these games,” says Lawson. “I enjoy the Playoff atmosphere, and like to get there for the fans, too.” Though the Denver Nuggets failed to make the Playoffs, the shifty six-footer can’t be blamed. (SLAM Online)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 68
Boston College: 65
Tue, Feb 9 Box Score

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

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

UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Feb 20, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at Duke0
4:30 PM ET
at Notre Dame20
9:04 IN 1ST
Wake Forest88
at NC State99
Georgia Tech52
at Clemson66
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina9-220-4
(7) Virginia9-320-4
(12) Miami8-319-4
(13) Louisville8-319-5
Notre Dame8-417-7
Florida State6-616-8
Virginia Tech5-713-12
Georgia Tech3-813-11
NC State2-912-12
Wake Forest1-1110-14
Boston College0-117-17

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