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Dean Smith never revealed who his favorite this or that was, they were all in the same place in his heart and mind, or so he at least always wore that hat. While many UNC fans and observers believe if pressed Smith would have admitted Phil Ford was his favorite player he coached, it wouldn't be far-fetched to imagine the 1992-93 Tar Heels as his favorite team. In a sense, they were the consummate Smith club. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Harrison Barnes Holds Court in Twitter Live Chat

Harrison Barnes can't help but smile when he's asked about the feeling of being an NBA champion. Can you blame him? Life is good for the 23-year-old, and he gave fans an inside glimpse into his life Thursday during a Twitter Q&A. (Red Bull)

Kennedy Meeks' continued weight loss

On Monday night, UNC junior center Kennedy Meeks posted a digital scale reading of 260.30 on his personal instagram account with the caption "P.R.O.G.R.E.S.S keep reaching my goals!!". The 6-foot-9 Charlotte native was listed at 270 pounds on the 2014-2015 UNC roster. As a sophomore last season Meeks played in 37 games, averaging 23.3 minutes, 11.4 points, and 7.3 points per game. He shot 56.2% from the field. (Carolina Blue)

2 famous Tar Heels helped UNC pick trademark argyle

When North Carolina in April unveiled its uniform redesign in all sports, it did so with an emphasis on argyle, which has become nearly as signature a feature on the Tar Heels’ men’s basketball uniforms as the Carolina blue color itself. Now the argyle is going mainstream – or at least more than it has been. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: 1-on-1 with Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson's offseason work continued this week at the Nike Basketball Academy. Inside Carolina caught up with him between sessions. (Inside Carolina)

Top 30 Prospects for 2016 NBA Draft

19. Justin Jackson, UNC: Jackson will be one of the top offensive threats on SI’s Way-Too-Early No. 1 team. The former McDonald’s All-American became a key contributor for UNC down the stretch and in the NCAA tournament. His three-point shooting will be the difference between being a potential lottery pick and possibly falling out of the first round; 21. Kennedy Meeks, UNC; 22. Brice Johnson, UNC; (Sports Illustrated)

Zeller Returning To Sign Parents' Book At Basketball Museum

Boston Celtics forward and University of North Carolina alumnus Tyler Zeller is returning to the University of North Carolina on Tuesday June 30 in conjunction with the release of his parents’ new book Raising Boys The Zeller Way. Zeller and his parents, Steve and Lorri, will be signing copies of the book from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Carolina Basketball Museum adjacent to the Smith Center. (GoHeels.com)

Audio: Tokoto’s Fit in Philadelphia

JP Tokoto was taken at number 58 overall in the two-round NBA Draft on Thursday night after leaving Carolina following his junior year. Brian Geisinger, Assistant Producer and Senior Researcher for the David Glenn Show, spoke with WCHL’s Blake Hodge about Tokoto’s prospects with the Philadelphia 76ers. (Chapelboro.com)

James Michael McAdoo’s championship ring dilemma

One year after not getting drafted in the NBA, James Michael McAdoo not only has a championship ring, he has a pair of them. The rookie forward from UNC was one of two players who earned championships this season with both the Golden State Warriors and their D-League affiliate in Santa Cruz. McAdoo said he had not decided what title ring to wear and that his bride Lauren will get first pick of the jewelry. (Salinas Californian)

Tyler Zeller and his parents to sign copies of new book at Chapel Hill bookstore

Three years since Tyler Zeller owned the paint in Carolina blue, #44's Tar Heel career remains one of the most impressive in recent memory, both on and off the court. We're thrilled to have Tyler and his parents Steve and Lorri come to Flyleaf to sign their new parenting book, Raising Boys the Zeller Way. (Flyleaf Books)

Ty Lawson's career at a crossroads

What does Ty Lawson truly want? What does he desire for his future in the NBA, starting this coming season? "I just wanna win," the Nuggets point guard told me Friday, via text. "This is the first time I've ever had losing seasons in my life." Spoiled with early excesses of winning a college championship — and a Western Conference finals run as a rookie — the Lawson of late comes off to me as frustrated, flustered, stuck and, frankly, a little lost. (Denver Post)

Spurs’ Danny Green expected to be hot commodity

Danny Green spent his 28th birthday in quiet celebration with a handful of family members Monday in New York. At some point during the day, he was hit with an idea that seems to occur to most men of a certain age. “I’m not getting any younger, that’s for sure,” the Spurs shooting guard said by phone. That, more than anything, is what makes what comes next for Green so exciting. And also so nerve-wracking. (San Antonio Express-News)

Video: Remember When Retired Michael Jordan Came To Bulls Practice And Schooled A Trash-Talker?

“Look around you! What do you see? Look! Look!” Michael Jordan, schooling second-year wing Corey Benjamin in 1999, was surely alluding to the six championship banners that adorned the Chicago Bulls’ practice facility. Why? The team’s 1998 first-round pick supposedly “talked a little trash” to the recently-retired legend, prompting Jordan to eviscerate him in a game of 1-on-1. (Uproxx)

Inside the NBA Draft: Cody Zeller on "Big-Timing" Michael Jordan

In the two years since I joined the Bobcats, a lot of people have asked me what it’s like interacting with Michael Jordan. It’s been great. The players all see him in the halls or in the training room or at practice (sometimes he likes to sit on the bench and talk to the refs). But I still think of that draft night phone call. Until now I’ve never really told anyone — because you never want to be known for big-timing His Airness. (The Players' Tribune)

J.P. Tokoto: The Basketball Player That Almost Never Was

When J.P. Tokoto was selected by the 76ers with the 58th overall pick, half the cheers in the Barclays Center were coming from his family. The former UNC guard was in the stands for the 2015 NBA draft, and walked up to the podium to meet deputy commissioner Mark Tatum once he heard his name called. But Thursday's festivities, a culmination of several years of hard work, may have never come to fruition for the 21-year-old if he opted to play another sport. (Liberty Ballers)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 85
Syracuse: 68
Mon, Jan 16 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Boston College
Sat, Jan 21, 12:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26, 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Jan 28, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#15 Notre Dame0
at #10 FSU0
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Colson 15.8 ppg, 1.8 apg; Bacon 17.8 ppg, 1.8 apg;
#16 UVA0
at Boston College0
Wednesday 8:00 PM
Perrantes 12.1 ppg, 4.1 apg; Robinson 20.2 ppg, 3.2 apg;
at Wake Forest0
Wednesday 8:00 PM
Newton 15.1 ppg, 4.0 apg; Collins 15.8 ppg, 0.5 apg;
Georgia Tech0
at Virginia Tech0
Wednesday 9:00 PM
Lammers 15.1 ppg, 1.9 apg; LeDay 16.2 ppg, 1.5 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(15) Notre Dame5-016-2
(9) North Carolina5-117-3
(10) Florida State4-116-2
(12) Louisville3-215-3
(16) Virginia3-213-3
Georgia Tech3-211-6
(18) Duke2-314-4
Virginia Tech2-313-4
Boston College2-39-9
NC State2-413-6
Wake Forest1-410-7

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