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Video: Tar Heels No. 7 in 2015-16 Director's Cup

The Tar Heels had a year to remember with national championships in women's and men's lacrosse, regular season and tournament championships for men's basketball and a division championship for football. View Video...

Recovery “Ahead of Schedule” for UNC Coach Roy Williams

Roy Williams is progressing well following knee replacement surgery last month and will hit the recruiting circuit for the summer evaluation periods beginning next week, according to athletics spokesman Steve Kirschner. Williams is no longer on crutches and has been using a cane, according to Kirschner, who added that Williams is “ahead of schedule” in his rehab. (Inside Carolina)

Joel James Continuing His Game of Catch-Up with Pacers

Let's be honest about this. Joel James isn't likely to be playing in the NBA next season. The odds are he never will. But then he knows all about long odds. The odds were against him being on the Pacers' Summer League team. The odds were against him getting a scholarship to North Carolina. Some would say the odds were against him even living this long. (Indiana Pacers)

ACCSPY Award nominees 2015-16: Play of the Year

Marcus Paige’s circus shot: It was a shot that could potentially have become as much a part of UNC basketball lore as Michael Jordan’s baseline jumper that beat Georgetown for the national championship in 1982. Instead, Marcus Paige’s lunging, double-clutching 3-pointer with 4.7 seconds remaining will simply be remembered as a footnote to history. (Wilmington Star News)

ACCSPY Award nominees 2015-16: Most Memorable Moment

Brice’s big game: UNC’s Brice Johnson exploded for 39 points and 23 rebounds in a win against Florida State on Jan. 4, becoming only the second Tar Heel ever to record at least that many points and rebounds in the same game. His big game was the springboard that helped him earn first-team All-America honors and lead UNC to the national championship game. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC's Top Basketball Players Ever: No. 1 Tyler Hansbrough

Hansbrough is the only 4-time, 1st-team All-America ever in college basketball. He averaged 18.9 points and 7.8 rebounds as a freshman. As a junior, he averaged 22.6 points and 10.2 rebounds in 2008 when he was unanimous National Player of the Year. He led the Tar Heels to 2 Final 4s, including the 2009 NCAA championship. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Freshman Expectations: Tony Bradley

North Carolina freshman center Tony Bradley comes to UNC with the most weight and pressure on his young shoulders compared to his fellow rookies. A 6-10, 235-pound big man, Bradley will back up Kennedy Meeks. He will play and guard the center spot, but it is yet to be seen whether Bradley can move well enough to play the four spot. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC Basketball's Crazy Sand Workout (Danny Ball)

The North Carolina basketball team combines a sand volleyball court and a medicine ball to form a crazy workout that they call Danny Ball. View Video...

Checking in with the Tar Heels in the NBA

Raymond Felton was a steady presence for the Dallas Mavericks and was instrumental in their one playoff win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. He has become as reliable as it gets for veteran point guards and, unless the Mavericks hit on their quest for Mike Conley, Felton should be right back contributing heavily for the Mavs. (Tar Heel Blog)

Best of 2015-16 UNC basketball meals

UNC basketball takes us to some amazing places…and also to places like Tallahassee and Starkville. If you plan your trip just right, some of the best road trips also include a meal that can sometimes be more memorable than the games (note: this is unfortunately not the case in Houston). Here’s one opinion on the best of the 2015-16 basketball trip-related meals: (Adam Lucas)

James Michael McAdoo becomes unrestricted free agent

The Warriors didn't make a qualifying offer to James Michael McAdoo Wednesday, so he'll be an unrestricted free agent. McAdoo averaged 2.9 points and 1.4 rebounds in 41 games with the Warriors last season. The 23-year-old spent a chunk of his time with the Santa Cruz Warriors in the D-League. Harrison Barnes (restricted) was extended a qualifying offer. (KNBR-AM)

How Can Brice Johnson Help The Clippers?

It’s reasonable to believe Johnson will receive somewhere around 12-15 minutes of game action when in the lineup. He’s a viable option as the Clippers backup 4 man in a traditional lineup. For his career at UNC Johnson had a PER of 28.1, a true shooting percentage of 59.8 percent, effective field goal percentage of 57.5 percent and a total rebound percentage of 18.2 percent. (Hoops Habit)

Marcus Paige excited to prove himself as NBA worthy

There are no guarantees. Marcus Paige knows that. Many still doubt the former Linn-Mar and University of North Carolina star, consider his chances of making it to the National Basketball Association a longshot. He’s not big enough, he’s not strong enough, he’s not a consistent enough shooter. But Paige is ready to find out if he’s good enough. (The Gazette)

Michael Jordan, Hornets help fill cash shortage for U.S. Paralympic Team Trials in Charlotte

A week after investing $500,000 in literacy programs for low-income children, basketball legend Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Hornets have quietly stepped up to help fill a cash shortage for the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials in Charlotte. The Hornets charitable foundation will give $10,000 toward the cost of Sunday’s closing ceremonies in uptown. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Portland's Ed Davis 2015-16 season by the numbers

Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen and general manager Neil Olshey signed forward Ed Davis to a three-year, $20 million free agent deal last summer. He is set to make $6.7 million next season. In the video above, take a look back at Davis' 2015-16 season as he enters the second year of his contract in Portland. (OregonLive.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 104
Western Carolina: 61
Wed, Dec 6 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Tennessee
Sun, Dec 17, 3:00 ET ESPN

UNC vs. Wofford
Wed, Dec 20, 9:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Ohio State
Sat, Dec 23, 1:30 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#7 UNC0
at #20 Tennessee0
Sunday 3:00 PM
Maye 19.9 ppg, 2.7 apg; Williams 16.1 ppg, 2.6 apg;
Cent Conn St41
at Boston College64
11:42 IN 2ND
Kohl (Cent Conn St) 12 pts; Mitchell (Boston College) 13 pts;
Florida A&M0
at Georgia Tech0
Sunday 4:00 PM
Barham 16.9 ppg, 2.2 apg; Jackson 16.8 ppg, 2.0 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
Boston College1-09-3
(6) Miami0-09-0
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
(19) Florida State0-09-1
Clemson0-09-1
Syracuse0-09-1
(16) Virginia0-08-1
Virginia Tech0-08-2
Louisville0-08-2
(18) Notre Dame0-08-3
NC State0-08-3
Wake Forest0-06-4
Pittsburgh0-06-5
Georgia Tech0-04-4
(4) Duke0-111-1


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