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Hornets’ Marvin Williams outworked his 2-game shooting slump

Nic Batum is the Charlotte Hornets’ most versatile player. Kemba Walker is the Hornets’ most spectacular player. But if you graded this Hornets team 1 through 15 on a consistency scale, everyone else would line up behind Marvin Williams. From the start of training camp, Williams was the player in the best shape. (Charlotte Observer)

Roy Williams like 'a dad' to Tar Heels' Paige

Marcus Paige said Roy Williams helped him grow not only as a basketball player but as a man. And when Paige went through a horrible shooting slump during the season, his coach's confidence in him never wavered. “When I was struggling, he told me he still had all the confidence in the world in me and no matter how many shots I missed he was still going to believe in me.” (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Danny Green Biggest X-Factor in Spurs' Hunt for 6th Title

Danny Green played so well the four seasons prior to 2015-16 (10.2 points per game, 42.3% on three-pointers) that many considered the 4-year/$40M extension he signed with San Antonio last July a hometown discount. The starting shooting guard’s play this season has a similar number of people confused wondering what caused his precipitous drop-off in production. (Forbes)

NBA Champ James McAdoo Shows Determination Through Basketball Journey

For the second consecutive year, the Golden State Warriors have become the team to beat in the NBA. Forward James Michael McAdoo also known as J-MacK, says a big reason is because of the way the team gels outside of basketball. (CBN)

Paige, Johnson lead ACC All-Stars over Crossfire

Just a few weeks removed from a heartbreaking loss in the NCAA Championship to Villanova, North Carolina players Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson and Joel James put on quite a show Saturday in the 24th annual ACC All-Stars-Crossfire Game at UNC Asheville's Kimmel Arena. Paige was draining 3s and Johnson was scoring to the roar of the sold-out crowd. (Blue Ridge Now)

New NBA draft rules a win-win situation for everyone involved

The new structure that makes it easier for players to “test the waters” of the NBA draft without jeopardizing their future college eligibility is so beneficial to those considering a jump to the professional ranks that it’s almost a mistake not to take advantage of it. Even the coaches are in favor of it, as North Carolina’s Roy Williams expressed. (Wilmington Star News)

Joel Berry, Isaiah Hicks to return for 2016-2017 season

UNC announced on Friday afternoon that sophomore small forward Justin Jackson and junior center Kennedy Meeks will submit their names for the 2016 NBA draft. The two players will not hire agents. CarolinaBlue confirmed with a UNC spokesman that Isaiah Hicks and Joel Berry will not declare for the draft and return to school for their senior and junior seasons, respectively. (Carolina Blue)

North Carolina Athletics Tar Heel Yard Sale

The UNC Athletic Department will hold a surplus equipment Yard Sale on Saturday, May 14, from 7 a.m.-noon at the Eddie Smith Field House. More than 12,000 items will be on sale, including more than 500 football jerseys in Carolina Blue, white, black and navy, and at least 100 pairs of Jordan Brand basketball shoes. Women’s basketball game uniforms and Louisville Slugger baseball bats are also included. (GoHeels.com)

Justin Jackson, Kennedy Meeks To Enter NBA Draft, Will Not Hire Agents

UNC men’s basketball players Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks will submit their names to the NBA for the 2016 Draft, but will not hire agents at this time and may return to UNC for the 2016-17 season. Underclassmen have until April 24 to enter the Draft. They have until May 25 to withdraw from the Draft to be eligible to play college basketball next season. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Marcus Paige NCAA Tournament Highlights

UNC's Marcus Paige scores 10, 12, 21, 13, 13, and 21 in the 2016 NCAA Tournament as the Tar Heels finish runner-up to the Villanova Wildcats in the National Championship. View Video...

Video: ACC Barnstorming Tour Stops In Triad

ACC basketball fans got the chance to see their favorite seniors take the court, right here in the Triad. The seniors laced up at Southeast Guilford High School for the 2016 ACC Barnstorming Tour. The game included players, like UNC's Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson, and Wake Forest's Codi Miller-McIntyre and Devin Thomas. (WFMY)

Dewey Burke Receives Check From Ed O’Bannon Case

When Dewey Burke played basketball at UNC, he never considered the legal implications of playing as himself in the NCAA Basketball video game series. “Back then we just thought it was cool,” he said. “It was fun to play NCAA 2005 and play as yourself. I don’t know if funny is the right word but it was such a cool think, I guess.” (Chapelboro.com)

Tar Heels Compile Record-High APR

UNC student-athletes compiled a record-high Academic Progress Rate of 987 in 2014-15 and compiled a four-year rating of 981, two points above the national rate. It is the second consecutive year the Tar Heels have set or tied their top single-season score in the APR. The 18 Tar Heel programs that scored a 1000 in 2014-15 include men’s basketball. (GoHeels.com)

Closure: News & notes from Roy Williams’ postseason press conference

Roy Williams is not retiring anytime soon. The Tar Heel head coach thought he'd put that matter to bed when he addressed it late in the regular season, but the national sportswriters had to ask that question for themselves. Williams hit the road recruiting on Thursday after the national championship game. “I saw three kids on Thursday and one on Friday,” he said. (GoHeels.com)

NBA playoff scores 2016: Raymond Felton outdueled Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook

Much like the Dallas Mavericks, Raymond Felton was left for dead. The Mavericks weren't expected to make the playoffs. Then, after being decimated by the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series, a sweep was expected. With J.J. Barea out due to injury, though, Felton was given a chance to shine. He did exactly that. (SB Nation)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 102
Portland: 78
Thu, Nov 23 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Arkansas
Fri, Nov 24, 3:30 ET ESPN

UNC vs. TBD
Sun, Nov 26, TBD ESPN

UNC vs. Michigan
Wed, Nov 29, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#9 UNC0
at Arkansas0
Friday 3:30 PM
Maye 19.5 ppg, 2.3 apg; Barford 20.0 ppg, 3.8 apg;
#1 Duke0
at Texas0
Friday 5:30 PM
Bagley III 19.0 ppg, 1.2 apg; Jones 13.8 ppg, 1.8 apg;
St Francis (PA)0
at #19 Louisville0
Friday 7:00 PM
Blackmon 14.3 ppg, 1.0 apg; Adel 19.0 ppg, 2.7 apg;
NC State23
at Tennessee30
HALFTIME
Freeman (NC State) 4 pts; Bone (Tennessee) 11 pts;
Texas Southern22
at Clemson17
8:53 IN 1ST
Bruce (Texas Southern) 5 pts; Thomas (Clemson) 8 pts;
North Texas0
at Georgia Tech0
Friday 4:00 PM
Smart 16.6 ppg, 1.6 apg; Lammers 19.0 ppg, 1.0 apg;
UNCG0
at Wake Forest0
Friday 7:00 PM
Alonso 14.4 ppg, 2.6 apg; Crawford 16.8 ppg, 3.8 apg;
The Citadel0
at Florida State0
Friday 8:00 PM
Parks 14.8 ppg, 4.4 apg; Mann 16.0 ppg, 2.3 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(1) Duke0-06-0
(13) Notre Dame0-06-0
Boston College0-06-1
Syracuse0-05-0
Virginia0-05-0
NC State0-05-1
(9) North Carolina0-04-0
(11) Miami0-04-0
Florida State0-04-0
Clemson0-04-1
(19) Louisville0-03-0
Virginia Tech0-03-1
Georgia Tech0-02-1
Wake Forest0-01-4
Pittsburgh0-01-4


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