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Maybe North Carolina’s Season Hasn’t Been That Bad

As North Carolina prepares for a Sweet 16 game against Wisconsin, the perception of this team has completely changed. Or, at least it should have. There are 16 teams left in the NCAA Tournament. Of those 16, six were UNC opponents during the regular season: Duke, N.C. State, UCLA, Kentucky, Notre Dame and Louisville. These teams accounted for 7 of UNC’s 11 losses. (Tar Heel Depot)

Ranking the 2015 Sweet 16 starters from No. 80 to No. 1

21. Marcus Paige, UNC: As was the case last season, Paige has been at his best in the second half games for the Tar Heels. 30. Brice Johnson, UNC: Johnson has been really solid this season as both a scorer and a rebounder with tremendous athleticism. 32. Kennedy Meeks, UNC: We're in a wait-and-see mode with Meeks to see if he'll get to suit up for the Heels' game against Wisconsin. (CBS Sports)

The History of UNC Injuries in the NCAA Tournament

It really hasn't happened as much as we think, though I have five different seasons in mind where there was a UNC basketball injury that needed to be addressed. The first two came prior to the internet and social media. Now? We have tweets about seeing a player on campus. Did he have a brace? Crutches? Here is a brief run down of Tar Heel injuries heading into or during the NCAA Tournament. (Tar Heel Blog)

Dean Smith: TV Schedule and Preview for Showtime Documentary

(Note: The article states that it's been "nearly a decade" since Dean Smith retired, and that he coached 27 years at UNC. Smith retired in 1997 after 36 seasons.) During his time prowling the sidelines for the North Carolina Tar Heels, Dean Smith helped set the standard for what a basketball coach should be, both in terms of on-court success and off-the-court guidance. Smith, who passed away in February at age 83, will be the subject of a Showtime documentary simply titled Dean Smith, which is set to air Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET. (Bleacher Report)

UNC, Duke, NC State point guards drive teams into Sweet 16

Triangle neighbors North Carolina, Duke, and NC State are getting top-notch play at the point. It's a big reason why they're headed to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 together for the first time in a decade. For the Tar Heels, a healthier Marcus Paige is back to knocking down big shots. And the Wolfpack's Anthony ''Cat'' Barber keeps sprinting by defenders in the open court. (Yahoo! Sports)

Roy Williams Radio Show Quotes

Roy Williams on Kennedy Meeks’ injury status: “It’s not good. He did not practice today at all. We don’t know what it is going to be later in the week. We’ll just have to wait and see. They are not completely ruling him out and they aren’t saying he can play. I don’t think we’ll have him, but we’ll have to wait and see.” (Inside Carolina)

Hometown star J.P. Tokoto plays for Tar Heels in Sweet 16

The Wisconsin badgers will take on the North Carolina Tar Heels in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16. Badger fans in Southeastern Wisconsin are hoping for a Bucky win. But keep in mind, There's a hometown stud playing for the opposite team. His name is J.P. Tokoto. He's playing his junior year at North Carolina. J.P. spoke with his parents about the upcoming game, and he got some fatherly advice. (CBS 58)

Marcus Paige’s improved play boosts Tar Heels

Marcus Paige admits that sometimes teammates, specifically Nate Britt, have called him Kemba or Shabazz this season. It gets on his nerves. He said he doesn’t really think about making the big plays while the game is happening. He reassesses his strategy during stoppages in play. But if UNC is going to keep playing, it’ll likely be because of big shots by Paige. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Like Brice: Former Edisto star says he can do even more in Tar Heels' run

Brice Johnson said he likes his team's chances as the Tar Heels battle their way through March Madness. The UNC forward has established himself as leader this season and has high hopes for his team that earned a No. 4 seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament. “I like our chances,” he said. “We just have to go out there and perform.” UNC is preparing for the top-seed Wisconsin Badgers on Thursday. (Orangeburg Times & Democrat)

Big Badger Kaminsky to test mettle of UNC's Williams

Since leaving Greensboro, the Tar Heels have gone to Jacksonville and won two games in the NCAA Tournament to earn a Sweet 16 matchup against Wisconsin in Los Angeles on Thursday (7:47 p.m., TNT). The Badgers have big Frank Kaminsky, who leads Wisconsin with both 18.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. There's not a Tar Heel who can handle him, Roy Williams said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Danny Green on Meeting Obama, San Antonio's Chances in NBA Playoffs, and March Madness (video)

San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Danny Green talked to Gospel Herald in an exclusive interview about meeting the president of the United States in the White House, how his team could fare in the upcoming NBA playoffs, and his experience in the NCAA Tournament known as March Madness. (Gospel Herald)

Video: UNC Basketball Team Leaves for Los Angeles

The Tar Heels are headed to the City of Angels to take on No.1 seed Wisconsin in the West Regional on Thursday March 26th in Los Angeles at roughly 7:47 p.m. EST. View Video...

Roy Williams Updates Meeks' Status

On Monday afternoon, Roy Williams said at his regularly scheduled press conference he would have more information about the extent of Kennedy Meeks' injury later in the day. The news he relayed on his radio show Monday night was not especially positive. "It's not good," the head coach told Jones Angell. "He did not practice today. We don’t know what it will be later in the week. We’ll just have to wait and see.” (GoHeels.com)

Video: Roy Williams Press Conference Recap - Wisconsin

Roy Williams and Marcus Paige talk about Kennedy Meeks, preparing for Wisconsin, and playing in Los Angeles in the NCAA Sweet 16. View Video...

Roy Williams, UNC Respond to SI Article

A local columnist milled about the media room on Friday, doing his due diligence by asking UNC beat writers for clarification of the AFAM academic scandal. The foundation of his understanding was not the Wainstein Report, but rather S.L. Price’s recent Sports Illustrated piece. The Jacksonville columnist would later ask Roy Williams during his press conference on Friday if UNC had in fact lost its way, as suggested by Price. (Inside Carolina)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 83
Davidson: 74
Wed, Dec 7 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Tennessee
Sun, Dec 11, 5:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Kentucky
Sat, Dec 17, 5:45 ET CBS Tickets

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Wed, Dec 21, 8:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(23) Notre Dame0-09-0
(5) Duke0-09-1
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
(11) Louisville0-08-1
(14) Virginia0-08-1
Florida State0-08-1
Virginia Tech0-07-1
Wake Forest0-07-2
Pittsburgh0-07-2
Miami0-06-2
NC State0-06-2
Clemson0-05-2
Syracuse0-05-3
Georgia Tech0-05-3
Boston College0-04-4

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