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Steve Kerr gave nondrinker Harrison Barnes shot after Warriors won

Harrison Barnes can thank Steve Kerr for helping achieve a number of firsts in his life. Most notably, Barnes' first NBA championship and his first sip of alcohol. Barnes has abstained from drinking for his entire adult life, but after the Golden State Warriors won the championship, his very first drink came courtesy of Kerr. (CBS Sports)

Video: Ty Lawson's First Days of Summer

Just a few weeks ago the Cavs and Warriors were locked into a Finals battle and NBA players on every other team were taking some time to relax. VICE Sports went to LA to spend a few hours with Ty Lawson as he got his hair cut, picked out some free clothes, and talked trash about the future champs. All in a day's work before hitting up the premiere of Entourage. (VICE Sports)

UNC hoping freshman Kenny Williams provides 3-point shooting boost

Kenny Williams III is known for his 3-point range. Just don't refer to North Carolina's newest guard as simply an "outside shooter." "I really don't like that label," he said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I know that's what I do best and that's how I made my name. But it's like when you use that, you pigeon-hole a person. I'm not just an outside shooter." (USA Today)

Video: James Michael McAdoo (20 points) leads Warriors over Kings

Former Tar Heel James Michael McAdoo scores 20 points in leading the Golden State Warriors over the Sacramento Kings, 83-67, in the NBA Summer league playoffs on Wednesday. View Video...

Defensive stopper J.P. Tokoto finding his role with Sixers

Even though J.P. Tokoto does not have impressive offensive numbers, that’s not his primary focus. Tokoto, the No. 58 overall pick during June’s NBA draft, sees himself as more of a defensive specialist. In Wednesday’s Las Vegas Summer League game, Tokoto showed some offensive spark. He had nine points on three shots and was 3 of 4 at the free throw line. (CSN Philly)

Top 5 UNC wings in the Roy Era: No. 2

Harrison Barnes' offensive abilities put him in a different category. At 6-foot-8, Barnes could shoot the three, score at will in the midrange, and play above the rim. He was a guard in a forward's body. Physically strong, a hard worker, and gifted athletically, Barnes was a integral part of a great 2011-2012 UNC team that lost to Kansas in the Elite Eight and went 32–6 for the season. (Carolina Blue)

UNC’s McAdoo a playoff warrior for Golden State summer team

James Michael McAdoo won an NBA championship ring last month. Wednesday, the former UNC star played a major role in helping the Warriors inch closer to the league’s Las Vegas Summer League title. McAdoo recorded 20 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals to lead his team to an 83-67 rout of the Sacramento Kings in the opening round of the summer league “playoff” bracket. (Wilmington Star News)

Dean Smith signed motorcycle up for sale to true blue fan

A Wilmington mom is selling her decked-out UNC motorcycle that was signed by the late Dean Smith. Ann Bowdish has shown her dedication to the UNC with a Carolina blue motorcycle. “We trailered the bike up to Chapel Hill and we went in and met Dean,” said Bowdish. The late former UNC basketball coach and sports icon Dean Smith took a pen to Bowdish’s motorcycle back in 2009. (WWAY)

339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll Spots

A total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams Golfs for a Good Cause

Before hitting the recruiting trail, college coaches from around the nation hit the links at the River Club for a friendly competition. The Nations for Coaches Celebrity Golf Classic brings coaches to North Augusta before the Peach Jam to help raise money for Nations for Coaches. The tournament paired coaches like Roy Williams of UNC, Tubby Smith of Texas Tech and Greg Marshall of Wichita State, with a team of supporters. (North Augusta Star)

Harrison Barnes Holds Basketball Camp at Drake University

Former Ames High School basketball star partnered with Hy-Vee to hold a youth camp at Drake University. After leading the Little Cyclones to back-to-back state championships in 2009 and 2010, Barnes is now an NBA champion. Barnes, a starting forward for Golden State, helped the Warriors cap off one of the best regular seasons in NBA history with an NBA Finals victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in June. (WHO-TV)

Ty Lawson's history of off-court incidents during his time with Nuggets

Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson was arrested Tuesday for the second time in six months for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Trouble has been following Lawson the past couple years. (Denver Post)

Top 5 UNC wings in the Roy Era: No. 3

A three-year starter for North Carolina, Wayne Ellington came into college with the reputation as a sharp shooting guard and left as one of the top shooting guards in school history. Ellington's 39.7 three-point shooting percentage speaks for itself. His sophomore and junior seasons he shot at or over 40% from behind the arc (40.0% and 41.7% respectively). (Carolina Blue)

Charlotte cake business creates awesome UNC-themed cake

What’s better than celebrating a special event with a cake? How about that cake having a UNC theme to it? The baking company For Goodness Cakes shared this awesome video on their Facebook page of a awesome cake version of the Dean E. Smith Center. The details are amazing as the dome off the Dean Dome even comes off! (Keeping It Heel)

Spurs Re-Sign Danny Green

The San Antonio Spurs Tuesday announced that they have re-signed guard Danny Green. Terms of the deal were not announced. Last season, the New York native appeared in 81 games, averaging career-bests with 11.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.25 steals and 1.07 blocks in 28.5 minutes while shooting .436 from the field, .418 from downtown and a career-best .874 from the free throw line. (San Antonio Spurs)

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
Virginia Tech82
at Clemson81
Allen (Virginia Tech) 17 pts; Blossomgame (Clemson) 20 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

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

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