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UNC Basketball Open NCAA Practice In Raleigh

The UNC men's basketball team will hold an open practice in Raleigh on Wednesday afternoon prior to its NCAA Tournament game on Thursday against either Florida Gulf Coast or Fairleigh Dickinson. The practice open to the public, and fans are invited to attend. UNC will practice from 4:25 to 5:05 p.m. at PNC Arena in Raleigh. Admission is free. (GoHeels.com)

Opposing coaches reveal how top seeds can be beaten and by whom

ACC Assistant Coach on UNC: "Sometimes you can outscore Carolina. You have to pick your spots, but if you're smart and efficient, you're going to get good looks. They're not the toughest of guys, especially on the front line. We joke around it's like a country club down there. They don't have the innate toughness sometimes to dig in and get stops or offensive rebounds." (Yahoo! Sports)

Joel Berry is ready for the moment

Joel Berry's big performances in the ACC Tournament earned him MVP honors. "I am a pretty humble guy, but I have been working hard for this moment," Berry told the media after the game. In the preseason, teammates and coaches spoke about Berry has the one player whose Summer training stood out. It has paid off. (Carolina Blue)

Theo Pinson Making the Easy Play

Theo Pinson is thriving in his role off the bench, averaging 4.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3 assists in 19 minutes per game. His 103 assists rank third on the team. “The game’s really slowing down for me,” Pinson said during UNC’s ACC Tournament Championship run in Washington, DC last weekend. “I’m out there having so much fun playing the game." (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams downplays impact of site assignment for Tar Heels

Going to a nearby site for NCAA Tournament games isn’t going to ease the mind of UNC basketball coach Roy Williams. “It doesn’t guarantee winning,” Williams said. Williams doesn’t put much emphasis on the locale the Tar Heels are sent to for postseason play. If Hawaii’s not one of the options, he said he doesn’t have a preference. (Burlington Times News)

2016 NCAA tournament team previews: North Carolina Tar Heels

The Tar Heels’ combination of depth, balance, experience and talent helped them win both the ACC regular season and tournament titles and enter the NCAA Tournament as one of the favorites to win the school’s third national championship in the past 12 years. With an All-America season from Brice Johnson, UNC’s offense is its typical, fearsome self. (Sports Illustrated)

Q&A with James Worthy

Former Tar Heel, Los Angeles Laker, and Hall of Fame member James Worthy is considered one of the best basketball players of all-time. Prior to Friday's ACC Tournament semifinals, Worthy spoke with reporters about his current role as an assistant coach for the Lakers, his playing career and his memories of Coach Dean Smith among other topics. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Top 5 UNC Basketball Moments Of The 2015-16 Season

UNC basketball's top 5 moments of the 2015-16 season are counted down right here on the ACC Digital Network. Will it be a Brice Johnson dunk, a Marcus Paige circus shot or maybe another Tar Heel play that takes the top spot? View Video...

Beyond the Arc: One Heel of a tournament

UNC used major runs to take control of all three of its ACC tournament victories. Against Pittsburgh, the Tar Heels scored the final 10 points of the opening half. Against Notre Dame, it was a 24-0 run wrapped around halftime that sent them on to a 31-point rout of the Irish while their championship victory against Virginia was secured with a late 13-2 spurt. (Wilmington Star News)

5 Reasons Why the North Carolina Tar Heels Will Win it All in 2016

March Madness is finally here, and the slate has been wiped clean. The No. 1 seed in the East region, UNC is well-positioned in the 2016 NCAA Tournament and a legitimate opportunity awaits for the Tar Heels to prove why they were the favorites to cut down the nets before the season began. Here are five reasons why the Tar Heels are the team to beat. (Athlon Sports)

Tar Heel Basketball Poll Update

North Carolina (28-6) concludes the 2015-16 regular season ranked third in both the Associated Press and coaches polls. UNC moved up four spots from No. 7 last week in both polls after winning the ACC Tournament. This is the final AP poll of the season, giving UNC its 35th top-10 finish in AP poll history. The Tar Heels have eight AP Top-10 finishes under Roy Williams. (GoHeels.com)

The East Region According to KenPom

North Carolina is the #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament's East region and by the looks of it drew the group of death. Three of the KenPom top eight and five of the top 15 are in the East with UNC on a path to potentially need wins over two KenPom top ten teams in Philadelphia to advance to the Final Four. (Tar Heel Blog)

Marcus Paige leads championship-level UNC defensive effort

Lockdown defense has turned North Carolina from a very good team to a potentially great team, and the team’s leader, Marcus Paige, was the catalyst in turning that into an ACC championship. Paige took on the challenge of defending Virginia's ACC Player of the Year Malcolm Brogdon. He was more than up for the task. (Raleigh & Company)

Video: Brice Johnson First-Team All-America Mixtape

Brice Johnson has been outstanding in his senior season, leading the Tar Heels in points, rebounds, blocks and shooting percentage on his way to being named to the first team All-America. View Video...

UNC Basketball Up to No. 3 in AP Poll

The UNC basketball team moved up to No. 3 in the latest AP Poll released on Monday. The Tar Heels jumped from No. 7 after winning the ACC Tournament. Kansas remained on top of the poll. The Jayhawks are followed by Michigan State. After Carolina, Virginia and Oregon round out the top 5. Including UNC and Virginia, five ACC teams are in the top 25. (Chapelboro.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23


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