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I'm A Tar Heel: Jackson Simmons

Jackson Simmons: "Growing up in North Carolina I can remember watching the Tar Heels play and was amazed at how big and full of energy the Smith Center was. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be a part of the Carolina Family. So, When Coach Williams invited me as a walk-on in his office in early August of 2010, I told him I would think about it but there was no need to think." (GoHeels.com)

Bucks' Kendall Marshall has surgery on ACL

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Kendall Marshall suffered a season-ending ACL tear on Jan. 17. Just under three weeks later, Marshall had surgery to repair the damage on Wednesday. Marshall tweeted that he was out of surgery on Wednesday afternoon and said the surgery went well. (CBS Sports)

Tar Heels In The NBA Update

John Henson has been battling injuries of late, but on Thursday, he scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the Bucks’ win over the Magic. When teammate Jared Sullinger got stuck in traffic, Tyler Zeller got the nod to start for the Boston Celtics on Sunday. Zeller seized the opportunity by scoring 17 points and added six rebounds and four assists in the Celtics’ loss to Miami. (GoHeels.com)

The Curious Case of J.P. Tokoto

No player on this Tar Heel team gets the Smith Center rocking like J.P. Tokoto. When he gets the ball on the fast-break, you can feel the anticipation in the air as number 13 cocks the ball behind his head–and the dome erupting once he throws it down with vicious authority. On the flip side of that, no player on this Tar Heel team gets the Smith Center groaning like J.P. Tokoto, either. (Chapelboro.com)

Horace Grant recalls Michael Jordan punching Will Perdue: 'Lit him up'

Michael Jordan's notoriously competitive nature has been known to spill over into physical confrontations, and former Bulls teammate Horace Grant added to the legend last week in an interview with a New York radio station. Grant recalled when Jordan punched Will Perdue during practice in 1991, uniting the 7-footer with Steve Kerr and Reggie Miller on an exclusive list of players Jordan has struck. (Chicago Tribune)

Time for the "Everyone Should Calm Down" Post

Here I go introducing logic when raw emotion and hysteria are the preferred mode of operation. Even when UNC has had can't miss Final Four teams, the collective freak outs happen. In 2009 when UNC lost at Maryland in overtime and then had a tight game at Virginia Tech, hand wringing occurred. Before anyone jumps off anything really tall let's go through this. (Tar Heel Blog)

Mirror, mirror: Tar Heels struggle, find frustration in loss to Virginia

At the end of UNC’s struggle-filled 75-64 loss to third-ranked Virginia, forward Brice Johnson declared that each of the Tar Heels needed to find the first available mirror and take a long, individual look. "Just ask yourself whether you’re playing as hard as you can or if you’re doing everything you can to help this team, because at the end of the day, you’re the only person that knows that." (Burlington Times News)

Art’s Angle: Time To Man Up (Again)

The Tar Heels have five days to get ready for a 9-11 Boston College team that has already given Virginia, Syracuse and Louisville close games and then a full week to prepare for 15-8 Pitt that upset Notre Dame three days after the Irish defeated Duke. In the torturous ACC race, UNC almost has to be 9-3 going to Duke to stand any chance of finishing in the top four. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Rusty Clark - ACC Basketball Legend

One of the best rebounders in Carolina basketball history, Dr. Franklin "Rusty" Clark is the 2015 Tar Heel representative as an ACC Legend. View Video...

Rusty Clark Named ACC Basketball Legend

Thirteen former standout players and a pair of record-setting coaches headline this year’s class of ACC Basketball Legends. Franklin "Rusty" Clark will represent the Tar Heels as UNC's legend for 2015. The Legends will be recognized during the 2015 New York Life ACC Tournament, which will be held March 10-14 at the Greensboro Coliseum (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: Rest Stop

Following Carolina’s 75-64 loss to Virginia on Monday night, the Tar Heels are 7-3 in the ACC and on a two-game losing streak. Those two defeats came within 52 hours of each other and included a blown 18-point second-half lead and a second home conference defeat. And yet the Tar Heels are still a game ahead of the conference pace set by the previous two UNC teams. (GoHeels.com)

Many factors contribute to Marcus Paige's sluggish start vs. Virginia

North Carolina coach Roy Williams was running low on answers following Monday night's 75-64 loss to Virginia. His UNC team played with none of the fire, poise and cohesiveness he wanted. Simply put, third-ranked Virginia made beating the Tar Heels look easy. But there was one part of the defeat that Williams had no trouble sorting out. (Fayetteville Observer)

Rough stretch exacts physical toll on No. 12 Tar Heels

The No. 12 Tar Heels, who have now lost two-straight, have been dealing with health worries all season. It’s gotten so bad that coach Roy Williams has curtailed practice time in order to preserve his players’ fragile health. Monday night, it didn’t help. “Kennedy didn’t have much in the tank today,” Williams said, starting off a postgame digression concerning his team’s health. (Fayetteville Observer)

Virginia shows UNC what it takes to be great, not good

Marcus Paige could have filled up an inspirational quote of the day calendar with his insight into UNC’s problems. "We can't keep talking about change," Paige said. "We've got to have guys look in the mirror and decide they're going to change, buy in and then some good things will happen." Virginia arrived at the Smith Center and showed the Tar Heels a blueprint of how to be the team they want to be. (Fayetteville Observer)

Turnovers at root of Tar Heels’ problem

Just 48 hours after the Tar Heels coughed it up 19 times in a loss at Louisville, UNC handed Virginia the ball 13 times in Monday’s 75-64 loss to the third-ranked Cavaliers. “Not a lot to say guys, they kicked our butts,” UNC coach Roy Williams said.” It’ll help us to get some practice time.” UNC allowed 18 points off turnovers on Monday night, or almost a quarter of Virginia’s total. (Greensboro News & Record)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, TBD

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, TBD

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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