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In crunch time, Vince Carter wins one for the old guys

It seemed like a mismatch in the Minnesota Timberwolves' favor. The league's oldest player was defending one of the NBA's premier young talents in crunch time. But 39-year-old Vince Carter got the best of Andrew Wiggins, 21. Wiggins finished with 25 points, but didn't score in the fourth quarter until a pair of meaningless free throws with 1.9 seconds left (ESPN.com)

UNC’s Isaiah Hicks intent on shaking a foul habit

With Brice Johnson’s departure, it will be even more important for Isaiah Hicks to no longer lead the ACC in fouls as he did last season. At ACC Operation Basketball on Wednesday, Hicks said that he is confident he can turn those numbers around. He thinks that some of problem was that he pushed hard to make an immediate impact when he came off the bench. (Raleigh & Company)

North Carolina Tar Heels 2016-17 Basketball Team Preview and Prediction

The Tar Heels won’t start the season as anyone’s favorite to win the NCAA championship. However, an upper-tier finish in the stacked ACC and a return to the Final Four could be within reach. The lack of obvious star power is an issue, but having six upperclassmen with significant experience provides continuity that many other national contenders lack. (Athlon Sports)

How things changed for Nate Britt, Kris Jenkins after 'The Shot'

Nate Britt's family had taken in Kris Jenkins, and the two considered themselves brothers. There was trash-talking between the duo leading up to the national championship game, which ended with Jenkins sinking one of the most memorable shots in championship game history, a buzzer-beater that gave Villanova the title. But there has been none since. (ESPN.com)

Joel Berry makes a point – a few, actually – about Carolina's backcourt

Back for his junior season after being named the ACC basketball tournament’s most valuable player, Joel Berry will have the ball in his hands as UNC’s lead guard and is expected to make another leap forward after a breakout season. But what he’s most excited about might be those that aren’t very excited about him or the Tar Heels’ guards this season. (Greensboro News & Record)

ACC Media Day Social Recap

Senior forward Isaiah Hicks, junior point guard Joel Berry II and head coach Roy Williams were in Charlotte on Wednesday representing North Carolina at the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Operation Basketball. Activities included press conferences, photo shoots, print and television interviews, live radio hits and more throughout the day. (GoHeels.com)

Dean Smith, Charlie Scott and how they changed more than a game at UNC

In 1966, Chapel Hill was still a town rooted in the Old South, UNC was a rather conservative campus and Dean Smith was no more than the coach who replaced Frank McGuire, whose legendary Tar Heels from New York had beaten Wilt Chamberlain for a national basketball championship. And Charlie Scott was a young man from a broken home in Harlem. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Tar Heels feeling absence of Theo Pinson

North Carolina junior Theo Pinson had surgery on the broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot Wednesday in Charlotte. Coach Roy Williams said Dr. Robert Anderson of the Carolinas Medical Center was performing the surgery. Anderson is the same surgeon who operated on Pinson in May 2015, when he broke the same bone in his left foot as a freshman. (ESPN.com)

UNC Wing Theo Pinson Undergoes Surgery on Right Foot

Theo Pinson had surgery on Wednesday to repair a fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, according to North Carolina head coach Roy Williams. A timetable for his return is not yet available. "I have no idea how long Theo is going to be out," Williams told reporters at the ACC Operation Basketball media event on Wednesday. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Picked No. 2 in ACC Preseason Basketball Poll

The Atlantic Coast Conference released the voting totals for the ACC Operation Basketball 2016-17 Preseason Poll on Wednesday, with North Carolina selected to finish second in the league, and Tar Heel point guard Joel Berry selected First Team All-ACC. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Roy Williams ACC Media Day Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media at the ACC's annual basketball tipoff event, "Operation Basketball." View Video...

Roy Williams ACC Media Day Press Conference Transcript

Roy Williams: This is my favorite time of the year. We've had 16 practices. Tomorrow my right knee is five months old, and I like that part because I'm not limping around, not hurting, not having to sit down. We have a scrimmage this weekend. In fact, we're going to Memphis to scrimmage Tubby's team, so we'll have some fun there and try to get something (accomplished). (ASAP Sports)

Backcourt Criticism Fuels Joel Berry, Tar Heels

Joel Berry has heard the criticism directed at the post-Marcus Paige UNC backcourt. He’s seen the tweets suggesting there’s nothing special about the Tar Heels’ perimeter players. That’s why he offered one word in response to a question at the ACC’s Operation Basketball event on Wednesday about how to define UNC’s backcourt: “Underrated.” (Inside Carolina)

College Basketball’s Best Point Guards

12. Joel Berry II, North Carolina: With the loss of Marcus Paige, this is Berry’s team now and he was very good last season for the Tar Heels. Berry will have to continue hitting perimeter jumpers for a team that has been shaky the last few years and he put up 12.8 points, 3.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game as a sophomore. (NBC Sports)

Tony Bradley's Disruptive Length

UNC freshman forward Tony Bradley has proven to be a shot blocking presence during the first month of practice. Teammates Joel Berry and Isaiah Hicks were asked repeatedly about the McDonald’s All-American during their interviews at the ACC Operation Basketball media event on Wednesday, and both kept coming back to his 7-foot-4 wingspan. (Inside Carolina)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 80
Georgia Tech: 66
Sat, Jan 20 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Virginia Tech
Mon, Jan 22, 7:00 ET ESPN

UNC vs. North Carolina State
Sat, Jan 27, 12:00 ET CBS Tickets

UNC @ Clemson
Tue, Jan 30, 7:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#10 UNC0
at Virginia Tech0
Monday 7:00 PM
Maye 17.8 ppg, 2.4 apg; Hill 14.7 ppg, 1.2 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(2) Virginia7-017-1
Louisville5-115-4
(4) Duke5-217-2
(10) North Carolina5-216-4
(18) Clemson5-216-3
Miami3-314-4
Georgia Tech3-310-9
Florida State3-414-5
Boston College3-414-7
NC State3-413-7
Notre Dame3-413-7
Syracuse2-413-6
Virginia Tech2-412-6
Wake Forest1-68-11
Pittsburgh0-78-12


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