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Late Night With Roy Friday Night

The Tar Heels will welcome fans into the Smith Center on Friday October 14 for Late Night With Roy as the team looks ahead to another promising basketball campaign after last year's Final Four run. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Late Night 2016 will be streamed live by ACC Network Extra. Former Tar Heel Jesse Holley will host the event. (GoHeels.com)

Vince Carter admits he rewatches epic 2000 Slam Dunk Contest

Athletes, they're just like the rest of us. In Vince Carter's case, that's true when it comes to reliving one of the greatest moments of his career. It was at the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest, and Carter put on a show. That dunk contest has over 3 million views on YouTube, and the man who delivered that iconic performance has joined the rest of us in rewatching it. (FOX Sports)

North Carolina searches for its leader as it enters 2016-17

There’s a lot to like about North Carolina basketball as the Tar Heels embark on their 2016-’17 journey. Back are three starters from a team that won 33 games last season and reached the national title game in April. Eight of the 13 scholarship players on the roster are juniors and seniors. (Today's U)

UNC coach Roy Williams on Colin Kaepernick's protest: 'I think he's correct'

Now, a Hall of Fame coach at one of the blueblood programs in college basketball is stating his support for Kaepernick. Roy Williams was initially bothered -- angered -- by Kaepernick's protests. In the weeks since, he's "softened" to the point of agreement of the San Francisco 49ers QB. (CBS Sports)

Joel Berry on Point

Joel Berry quietly emerged as UNC’s most consistent scorer during its postseason run last year. The junior point guard is no longer able to avoid the glare of the spotlight as he steps into a leading role for the Tar Heels’ 2016-17 season. His offseason work was fine-tuning his shot to boost his shooting percentages while also taking more of an initiative in scoring. (Inside Carolina)

Utah Jazz waive Draft pick Marcus Paige

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has waived forward Eric Dawson, forward/guard Quincy Ford and guard Marcus Paige. Paige (6-2, 175, North Carolina) averaged 5.5 points and 1.5 assists in two preseason games for Utah. He also competed at the Utah Jazz Summer League and NBA Summer League for the Jazz entries. (Utah Jazz)

ICTV: Theo Pinson Focused on Form

Theo Pinson enters the 2016-17 season healthy and poised to play - and start - in a major role. Last offseason was about battling an injury. This offseason? Battling his own jumpshot. The junior made mechanical changes to his shooting form in an effort to improve the consistency of his outside shot. (Inside Carolina)

Tom Izzo Named Recipient of 2016 Dean Smith Award

Tom Izzo is adding another award to a growing list of honors as the Michigan State coach. The U.S. Basketball Writers Association announced Thursday it has selected Izzo to receive this year's Dean Smith Award, given annually to an individual in college basketball who embodies the spirit and values of the late North Carolina coaching great. (U.S. Basketball Writers Association)

Chansky’s Notebook: Limping And Smiling

Limping and bow-legged, Ol’ Roy is better. Roy Williams made his first public appearance of the new basketball season this week at the annual UNC media day. Dressed in a sharp suit and engaging as ever, Williams later revealed his true self to a couple of sportswriters in the hallway outside the Smith Center training room. (Chapelboro.com)

What would Dean do about HB2?

March Madness came early in North Carolina on Monday night, and arrived with perhaps the state’s most significant NCAA tournament defeat in history. And so the question became relevant when the reality set in: What would Dean do? What would the late, great North Carolina coach Dean Smith do if he were here to experience this? (Raleigh News & Observer)

With the college basketball season a month away, here's a quick primer

UNC's men's basketball team won't suffer NCAA penalties: Coach Roy Williams has been adamant that his program won't get hit from the NCAA's investigation into fraudulent classes at the university. There is no indication that Williams is wrong. Tar Heels critics will be hot, but the only lasting effect this crisis will likely have on the program will be a PR hit. (ESPN.com)

Nate Britt, Tar Heels show that brotherly bonds trump bad memories

Before bringing his brother to Chapel Hill for a few days this summer, Nate Britt asked his teammates if it would be cool. Some Tar Heels were fine. They figured it was family. And he’d come to town before, so why not? For others, the idea of having Villanova’s Kris Jenkins - the player who had one heck of a shining moment at UNC’s expense – in their midst was tough to take. (Fayetteville Observer)

Q&A With Joel Berry and Kennedy Meeks

Joel Berry II on what he and the team worked on in the offseason: “For me personally, I worked on my shot again this summer and that is a big thing we need to focus on. Getting the ball in the basket. Last year we were an okay three point shooting team, but we are working to get that up. Individually I am going to work on taking initiative and scoring more." (GoHeels.com)

Late Night With Roy: Getting to know Jesse Holley

The annual Late Night With Roy event is the unofficial start to the college basketball season for the North Carolina Tar Heels. This year, the Tar Heels turned to a former two-sport athlete to host the event as Jesse Holley will get his first chance to shine at LNWR. Recently, Keeping It Heel’s Horran Cameron was afforded the opportunity to chat with Holley. (Keeping It Heel)

Marcus Ginyard: 7th Signing Date

Signing my National Letter of Intent (NLI) to attend the University of North Carolina was one of the proudest moments of my life. From as early as I can remember, I spent the majority of my time running up and down the basketball court. Luckily for me, I was able to find a passion for something that would allow me to experience a world not seen by many. (Chapelboro.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 80
Georgia Tech: 66
Sat, Jan 20 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Virginia Tech
Mon, Jan 22, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. North Carolina State
Sat, Jan 27, 12:00 ET CBS Tickets

UNC @ Clemson
Tue, Jan 30, 7:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at #5 Duke81
Carr (Pitt) 12 pts; Carter Jr (Duke) 21 pts;
Georgia Tech66
at #15 UNC80
Okogie (Georgia Tech) 18 pts; Maye (UNC) 17 pts;
Notre Dame58
at #20 Clemson67
Gibbs (Notre Dame) 18 pts; Mitchell (Clemson) 12 pts;
Florida State91
at Virginia Tech82
Walker (Florida State) 24 pts; Robinson (Virginia Tech) 26 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(2) Virginia6-016-1
(5) Duke5-217-2
(15) North Carolina5-216-4
(20) Clemson4-215-3
Boston College3-314-6
NC State3-313-6
Notre Dame3-313-6
Georgia Tech3-310-9
Florida State3-414-5
(25) Miami2-313-4
Virginia Tech2-412-6
Wake Forest1-58-10

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