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UNC alum Jerry Stackhouse joins Toronto Raptors coaching staff

The Toronto Raptors hired Jerry Stackhouse, Rex Kalamian and Andy Greer as assistant coaches Wednesday, completing Dwayne Casey’s staff. Stackhouse is coaching for the first time in the NBA. He played 18 years in the league. Kalamian joins the Raptors after six seasons with Oklahoma City. Greer spent the past five seasons as an assistant with Chicago. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC Sports Year in Review: No. 5-6

Sweet Redemption: The Tar Heels were more competitive in this year’s NCAA Tournament than they had been since 2012. UNC advanced through the Jacksonville pod by escaping Harvard then beating No. 5 seed Arkansas in the Round of 32. The Tar Heels then traveled to Los Angeles for the Sweet 16, where they had eventual national runner-up Wisconsin on the ropes before taking a 79-72 loss. (Carolina Blue)

Vince Carter working hard to keep up with the kids

Vince Carter spent Tuesday morning shuffling around the Mainland High Gym trying to keep up with the youngsters who packed the house for his annual camp. “We've got 150 kids,” Carter said, smiling. The 38-year-old Carter, a Mainland product and current Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard, said most of his time these days is spent trying to keep up with kids. (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

UNC Sports Year in Review: No. 7-8

UNC’s most significant win during the arduous football season was against against Duke on a Thursday night at Wallace Wade Stadium. UNC showed up and dominated Duke in every facet of the game. The Tar Heels built a 38-7 lead by the mid-third quarter of a game that was televised by ESPN and was supposed to be Duke’s next step into national relevance. (Carolina Blue)

National title in reach for North Carolina basketball

In one corner of the ACC, Roy Williams has his top four scorers returning and talented group of sophomores ready to take a big step forward. Just 11 miles down the road, in Cameron Indoor Stadium, Mike Krzyzewski just sent his top four scorers to the NBA. The Tobacco Road rivals each have distinctly different makeups heading into the 2015-16 season. (CBS Sports)

How heavy a favorite is North Carolina basketball?

How heavy an ACC favorite is North Carolina? Pretty heavy. The Tar Heels return nine of their top ten players from last year's team that won 26 games and lost to Wisconsin in the Sweet 16 giving Roy Williams the same type of returning nucleus he had in both 2005 and 2009 when he led his alma mater to national titles. The biggest thing that North Carolina needs to improve this season? Closing out games. (CBS Sports)

Cleveland Cavaliers trade Brendan Haywood to Portland Trail Blazers

The Cavaliers finally reached a trade agreement with the Portland Trail Blazers to send center Brendan Haywood and wing Mike Miller to the Pacific Northwest. In return, Cleveland will get a $10.5 million trade exception and a $2.85 trade exception. They also sent out their 2019 second round pick and 2020 second round pick as part of the package. (Cleveland.com)

Defense may be key to Reggie Bullock sticking with Pistons

A lot of the focus on the Detroit Pistons' off-season has been all about how the acquisitions will fit offensively. But coach Stan Van Gundy has said that the team must improve defensively if the franchise is to snap the streak of missing the playoffs at six seasons. Enter Reggie Bullock, a swingman acquired from the Phoenix Suns in the trade that also landed Marcus Morris. (Detroit Free Press)

Chansky’s Notebook: Heeee’s back!

The Hornets are giving Tyler Hansbrough one last chance. Psycho T knew exactly what he was doing when he stayed at UNC all four years. A bruising power forward in college, Hansbrough figured he would be an undersized pro, and he opted to stick around and become the Tar Heels’ all-time leading scorer and rebounder. Good move. (Chapelboro.com)

Harrison Barnes wants to remain with Warriors

Warriors forward Harrison Barnes expressed his desire to stay with the team long term Thursday during an offseason when he is eligible to receive a contract extension. "I mean, we just won a championship," Barnes said. "Of course I'd love to keep this group together for many years to come." Barnes, 23, and the Warriors face an Oct. 31 deadline for getting an extension signed. (San Jose Mercury News)

UNC coach Roy Williams sends letter to ailing fan

College basketball coaches send out countless letters this time of year, most of them to potential recruits. But last week, North Carolina coach Roy Williams sent a different kind of letter. It was addressed to Charlie Humphries, a lifelong Tar Heels fan and father of three, who's in the midst of a three-year battle with melanoma. “It was totally out of the blue," Humphries told ESPN.com. (ESPN.com)

John Lucas and 'The Gift of Desperation' Ty Lawson Could Receive in Recovery

John Lucas was young and strong. He was blessed with athletic talent he believed could help him overcome anything. When he was a tennis player, he was an All-American. When he was a basketball player, he was the first pick of the NBA draft. And when he drank, he competed, determined to be the last man standing. (Bleacher Report)

UNC vs. Northwestern: What to Expect

Nov. 23, 2015. Mark it down. The report from CBS Sports that Northwestern will be playing North Carolina in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic came exactly four months before the game will be played If the 'Cats are looking for a "key win" before Big Ten play, this is their chance. Have fun with that. UNC is stacked. Let's just take a quick look at some of the guys Northwestern is going to have to face. (Carolina Blue)

Top 5 UNC big men in the Roy era: No. 1

Tyler Hansbrough left UNC as the most decorated player in North Carolina basketball history. A four-year starter, Hansbrough earned ACC Rookie of the year honors for the 2005-2006 season and was also named a second team All-American. Hansbrough is the only player in UNC history to lead his team in scoring and rebounding for four straight seasons. (Carolina Blue)

Barcelona Players Hang out with Golden State Warriors Star Harrison Barnes

Barcelona are in San Francisco as part of the International Champions Cup and were paid a visit by Harrison Barnes of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors. They took the opportunity to take a hardware-filled picture, as they swapped the Champions League trophy with the Larry O'Brien trophy. Barcelona players then tried their hand at Barnes' sport to mixed results. (Bleacher Report)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 90
Boston College: 82
Sat, Jan 21 Box Score

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

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

UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Tue, Jan 31, 7:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
NC State0
at #17 Duke0
Monday 7:00 PM
Smith Jr. 18.9 ppg, 6.6 apg; Kennard 19.7 ppg, 2.4 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina6-118-3
(6) Florida State6-118-2
(14) Notre Dame6-117-3
(12) Virginia5-215-3
(13) Louisville4-316-4
Virginia Tech4-315-4
(17) Duke3-315-4
Wake Forest3-412-7
Georgia Tech3-411-8
Boston College2-59-11
NC State2-513-7

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