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Justin Jackson confident UNC men's basketball will 'make a long run'

In the offseason, Justin Jackson returned home to Tomball, Texas with one goal in mind — to improve his game. He gained close to 10 pounds and worked on his mental game. “He’s played better in practice so far 100 miles than he did last year in preseason practices as a freshman,” said Roy Williams at UNC media day on Oct. 12. “I think he’s much more confident now. (Daily Tar Heel)

Roy Williams, No. 1 North Carolina believe NCAA scandal cloud 'beginning to lift'

Tar Heel players and coaches feel that the cloud has lifted. For once, the narrative surrounding this team entering the season is not the NCAA investigation. It's basketball. Marcus Paige has been answering questions about the NCAA investigation for years. But entering this year, he's been getting asked a whole lot more about being ranked No. 1. (USA Today)

Know Your Opponent: Temple

Two of the six winningest programs in Division I men's basketball history will take the court Friday when Carolina faces Temple as part of the Veterans Classic in Annapolis. Despite the fact that UNC ranks third in all-time wins and the Owls rank sixth, the two storied programs have met on just six occasions and not since the 1991 Elite Eight. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Basketball Is No. 1 Featuring Experienced Talent

North Carolina basketball opens up the regular season tonight as the #1 ranked team in the country. Head coach Roy Williams talks about the lethal combination of experienced talent that his Tar Heels possess this season. View Video...

Harrison Barnes Is Going To Be Just Fine, Thanks

He has not signed a contract extension with the best team in the NBA, but do not weep for Harrison Barnes. He's not a jilted lover or a man done wrong by the system. His very understandable gamble to get some extra dough just didn't pay off, or hasn't paid off yet. The fourth-year forward will end this season as a Restricted Free Agent, perhaps having proved his worth once and for all. (VICE Sports)

2015-16 UNC Basketball Preview

The 2015-16 Tar Heels enter the season coming off a similar circumstances as 1992 right down to having watched rival Duke win the NCAA title. The Tar Heels finished with double digit losses, beat an SEC team(Arkansas) in the NCAA Tournament then lost 79-72 to a Big Ten team(Wisconsin) in the Sweet Sixteen. (Tar Heel Blog)

ACC Basketball: North Carolina players take note of athletic impact in Missouri saga

Three days after the football team at the University of Missouri helped bring about a change of leadership at the school, North Carolina basketball players Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige were asked Wednesday what they took away from the seeing the weight athletes can have when they wade into social causes. (Fayetteville Observer)

Sixers Assign Kendall Marshall and Tony Wroten to 87ers

The Philadelphia 76ers announced Wednesday that they have assigned guards Kendall Marshall and Tony Wroten to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League in order to continue their rehabilitation as part of the team's return to play protocol. In a related move, the Sixers have placed Marshall on the inactive list. (Philadelphia 76ers)

Today’s U Top 25 Countdown: No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels

Once Paige returns, if North Carolina can stay healthy, improve its defensive rebounding and play better basketball in late-game situations, there’s no reason why this team shouldn’t be the favorite to cut down the nets in Houston come April. (Today's U)

Previewing Temple

No. 1 North Carolina opens the 2015-16 season against Temple in the Veterans Classic at Annapolis on Friday. Tip-off at Alumni Hall is at 7 p.m. and will be televised by CBS Sports Network. With an experienced rotation that could go 10-deep, coach Fran Dunphy will once again lean on a man-to-man defensive approach that served the Owls well last season. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Take In Naval Academy

The UNC basketball team made the most of its day in Annapolis on Thursday. In town to prepare for Friday's 2016-17 season opener against Temple in the Veterans Classic hosted by the United States Naval Academy, Thursday was anything but a typical road trip practice day. Carolina players toured the Naval Academy, getting a taste of life at the service academy. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Player Profile: Marcus Paige

The recovery window for Marcus Paige's broken hand is 3-4 weeks which means a possible return after missing six games just in time for the Tar Heels to face #3 Maryland in Chapel Hill. One silver lining regarding Paige's injury is that it affects his non-shooting hand. It should heal rather quickly and not be the nagging type of injury that plagued him last season. (Tar Heel Blog)

No time for learning curve as Temple goes for upset of UNC

Temple has no time to get settled before taking on its toughest opponent of the early part of the season. The Owls take the court for the first time in front of the public on Friday evening, on the court at the Naval Academy’s Alumni Hall in Annapolis, Md. The opponent is North Carolina, ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press poll and No. 2 in the coaches’ poll. (City of Basketball Love)

North Carolina alters its look with hopes of bringing back glory days

Have you seen them? The all-black-everything, alternate uniforms that will have North Carolina looking so Brooklyn when it plays UCLA next month in the Barclays Center. Junior center Kennedy Meeks described the jerseys and shorts -- that maintain the trademark argyle pattern down the side in Carolina blue but are trimmed with gold -- in one word: "Fire." (ESPN.com)

Warriors Make James Michael McAdoo Pay For The Team’s Breakfast At McDonald’s

James Michael McAdoo may not be a rookie but he was tasked with buying the team breakfast on Tuesday. And while horror stories of young players being left obscene restaurant bills by their teammates are fairly common in sports, the Warriors were much more wallet-friendly towards McAdoo when they decided that it was his turn to foot the bill for a meal. (Next Impulse Sports)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Virginia: 41
Sat, Feb 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Louisville
Wed, Feb 22, 9:05 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Sat, Feb 25, 12:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC @ Virginia
Mon, Feb 27, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Clemson70
at Virginia Tech71
FINAL
Blossomgame (Clemson) 13 pts; Robinson (Virginia Tech) 10 pts;
NC State71
at Georgia Tech69
FINAL
Henderson (NC State) 21 pts; Stephens (Georgia Tech) 11 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(8) North Carolina11-323-5
(7) Louisville10-422-5
(10) Duke10-422-5
(19) Florida State10-522-6
(21) Notre Dame10-521-7
Miami9-619-8
Virginia Tech8-719-8
(18) Virginia8-718-9
Syracuse8-716-12
Georgia Tech7-816-12
Wake Forest6-915-12
Pittsburgh4-1015-12
Clemson4-1114-13
NC State4-1215-14
Boston College2-139-19

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