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North Carolina’s Luke Maye is no longer under the radar

Luke Maye's 21.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game this season rank second in the ACC behind only Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III, a five-star recruit projected to be the top pick in next year’s NBA draft. Monday, the former walk-on was named ACC men’s basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season. It’s a success that should no longer come as a surprise. (North State Journal)

UNC vs. Western Carolina Preview

The Tar Heels led the country last season with a plus-12.3 rebounding margin. But despite losing their top three rebounders and relying on three true freshmen big men, they've registered the same number this season and ranked sixth nationally in that category through Monday. Still, Roy Williams said he's uneasy about his team's rebounding. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Basketball Holiday Youth Clinic Set For Dec. 31

The University of North Carolina's men's basketball players and coaches will host the annual Carolina Basketball Holiday Clinic for youths in first through sixth grades again this winter. The clinic will take place on Sunday, December 31, 2017, at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill. The cost is $40 per child, and all proceeds will benefit Chapel Hill-area charities. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball's "What If?" Team

Imagine the NCAA declared that players who chose to forgo their college eligibility for the NBA could come back, join their teams and complete their careers. So Justin Jackson and Tony Bradley could return to Carolina for another run at a ring. Taking the current Tar Heels plus any that left before completing their four years, what’s the best ten-man rotation you can put together? (Argyle Report)

The Natural Gifts of UNC PG Jalek Felton

Roy Williams turned some heads Tuesday when he said North Carolina freshman Jalek Felton has "more gifts and more skills" than former UNC point guard Raymond Felton, Jalek's uncle. "Jalek is really gifted and I am on him hard because I see so much there. But, if he can get tougher and better defensively...He's got more gifts and more skills than Raymond." (Inside Carolina)

Catamounts travel to defending national champion Tar Heels

For the third time this season the Western Carolina men’s basketball team will take on a top-15 ranked team in the nation as the Catamounts travel to No. 11 North Carolina. The Tar Heels are coming off a National Championship season and are off to an 8-1 start while the Catamounts are coming off a 72-71 victory over mountain-rival Appalachian State. (Catamount Sports)

Freshmen show promise for Tar Heels

There were more than glimpses of what North Carolina coach Roy Williams wants to see from his freshmen in the post during the weekend. But Williams isn’t about to sign off on the performances from Garrison Brooks, Sterling Manley and Brandon Huffman. They combined for 24 point and 14 rebounds against Tulane. “I’d take that every day,” said Williams. (Burlington Times News)

Luke Maye poised to keep No. 11 UNC rolling vs. Western Carolina

Luke Maye keeps scoring at a rapid clip for North Carolina, yet the surprise element doesn't seem to be going away. Maybe it's time to get used to it. The No. 11 Tar Heels are home Wednesday when Western Carolina provides the opposition at the Smith Center. For Maye, averaging 20.8 points per game, it will be another chance to add to his lofty numbers. (WTVD)

UNC vs. Western Carolina Preview

For a team that went 9-23 in 2016-17, Western Carolina’s 3-6 start to the year has been much of the same. With four of five starters from last season returning, the Catamounts were expected to be improved, but instead are crafting a repeat performance. On a positive note for coach Larry Hunter, freshman guard Matt Halvorsen has burst onto the scene in Cullowhee. (Inside Carolina)

‘He’s here to play’: Why Vince Carter serving as mentor means he must be on court, too

A great teammate, voice of experience and mentor. That’s what the Kings knew they were getting when they signed Vince Carter. Carter’s been all that, even while out injured. More than one King credits a conversation with Carter with helping them through a rough stretch, some of those discussions happened while Carter was away from the team recovering from kidney stones. (Sacramento Bee)

Tony Bradley experiences growing pains in new life as Utah Jazz rookie

Most of the media members in Salt Lake City pay it no mind when they receive the uniform press release. It usually says one or two things: “Jazz Assign Tony Bradley to Salt Lake City Stars” or “Jazz Recall Tony Bradley from Salt Lake City Stars.” Most people tend to forget that there’s one guy who is actually affected by these moves: Tony Bradley. (Deseret News)

Roy Williams On Injuries, Rebounding, Defense, Theo & More

Roy Williams met with the media Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s home game with Western Carolina, and interestingly there wasn’t one question about Luke Maye or Joel Berry. Most of the focus was on the freshmen interior players, Theo Pinson’s defense and shooting, Kenny Williams' performance, and the health of Seventh Woods and Cam Johnson. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Tar Heels Further Along Than Expected

For a team that entered the season ranked No. 9 in the country, North Carolina has somehow played past their billing thus far. With a game against Western Carolina on Wednesday, the 11th-ranked Tar Heels have the chance to start the season 9-1, which would be the sixth time in the past 15 seasons they have started 9-1 or better in the first 10 games. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Roy Williams Pre-Western Carolina Press Conference

North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media on Tuesday prior to the Tar Heels' game against Western Carolina on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

Video: Theo Pinson Pre-Western Carolina Press Conference

North Carolina senior wing Theo Pinson speaks with reporters on Tuesday prior to the Tar Heels' game against Western Carolina on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 104
Western Carolina: 61
Wed, Dec 6 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Tennessee
Sun, Dec 17, 3:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Wofford
Wed, Dec 20, 9:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Ohio State
Sat, Dec 23, 1:30 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at Florida State72
Reynolds (Tulane) 16 pts; Angola (Florida State) 18 pts;
MD-E Shore40
at Virginia Tech93
Bacote (MD-E Shore) 12 pts; Alexander-Walker (Virginia Tech) 16 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
Boston College1-08-3
Florida State0-09-0
(11) North Carolina0-09-1
(10) Miami0-08-0
Virginia Tech0-08-1
(9) Notre Dame0-08-2
NC State0-08-2
(15) Virginia0-07-1
Wake Forest0-06-4
Georgia Tech0-04-4
(1) Duke0-111-1

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