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ACC Barnstorming tour hits East Wilkes

The ACC Barnstorming Tour, featuring seniors from Wake Forest, North Carolina and NC State made its stop in Ronda on Monday night and put on quite the show (video). Marcus Paige and Joel James — players on the 2016 ACC Champion and NCAA Tournament runner-up North Carolina basketball team — were clearly the fan favorites of a very pro-Tar Heel crowd. (North Wilkesboro Journal Patriot)

Adorable little kids sent letters to console UNC after NCAA tournament loss

For the UNC players who lost the national championship game to Villanova last week, there was one silver lining. Which was that a teacher at Triangle Day School in Durham used the game to teach her kids about compassion, and had them write cards for the Tar Heels in consolation for their loss. (USA Today)

It's Been a Week. So How's Everybody Doing?

It's been a week. A week that has reminded us how much we invest emotionally in teams we follow and how much pain we willingly bring upon ourselves with that investment. The loss hurt and while it should never be put on the level of real life tragedies the raw emotional reaction at least initially was the feeling of, well, grief. (Tar Heel Blog)

ACC Barnstorming Tour Dates & Schedule

A number of well-known North Carolina and ACC seniors, including Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson, and Joel James, are participating in this month's Barnstorming Tour. They will face off against high school all-star teams across the state in competitive scrimmages, three-point showdowns and dunk contests. Players will sign autographs after the game. (Carolina Blue)

Kennedy Meeks is back next year, right?

Center Kennedy Meeks is another player who could remain at UNC for his senior season or test the NBA draft waters. Mark Armstrong, who covers the Tar Heels as a news anchor for ABC 11 in Raleigh, ran into Meeks on Friday. Outside the Nordstrom Rack at Southpointe Mall in Durham, the two had the following exchange. (Carolina Blue)

10 more facts on Taylor Hartzog and Marcus Paige

On Friday, The Daily Tar Heel published "You are the turning queen," a feature on dance team captain Taylor Hartzog. The story focuses on her as a dancer and her relationship with basketball player Marcus Paige — but not everything made the story. Assistant Editor Ryan Schocket went back into his notes to find 10 more interesting facts about Hartzog and Paige. (Daily Tar Heel)

Pistons lean on Reggie Bullock

Van Gundy praised Bullock, who has had longer stints on the bench, waiting for his turn to be able to get some playing time and show what he could contribute. He responded with 13 points against the Magic, as well as some critical steals down the stretch that helped the Pistons secure the win. (Detroit News)

Wayne Ellington A Finalist For Community Service Award

When police rushed to the scene of a crime on November 9th, 2014 in Philadelphia, Wayne Ellington didn’t know that his life would forever be changed. His father was the victim in of a shooting that occurred after a traffic collision. Though he was mourning the loss of his father, Ellington chose to use his platform as a professional basketball player to curb gun violence. (Nothin' But Nets)

Thank You, Heels

The Carolina community watched these players grow and develop in an era where the best college players dart to the draft as soon as their stock guarantees them a first-round selection. It also watched them carry the program during one of its darkest stretches in decades. (Tar Heel Depot)

Brice Johnson's Position in the NBA Mock Drafts

With his college career behind him, Brice Johnson turns to the 2016 NBA Draft held on June 26th in Brooklyn, New York. Ahead of him is the NBA draft combine, team workouts, and meetings. Currently, Johnson is projected to go anywhere from the lottery to early first round, based on this compilation of mock draft scenarios. (Carolina Blue)

Year of Wonder for James Michael McAdoo

The first time James Michael McAdoo wore a Golden State Warriors jersey on January 19, 2015, he not only made himself familiar with his courtside seat but actually racked up NBA minutes, scoring 11 points and garnering five rebounds. It was more than he imagined, God’s plan and timing finally coming to fruition. (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

Warriors getting ‘Playoff Barnes’ at just the right, and expected, time

Harrison Barnes has proven his value to the Warriors, which is almost assuredly going to make him money. Because Barnes’ biggest chip is not his scoring average, but this: his biggest games tend to come when the Warriors really need him. Thursday vs. San Antonio, with the No. 1 seed and a record 73 wins on the line, Barnes had a season-high-tying 21 points. (San Jose Mercury News)

Conflicting reports leave Berry's future open

Two conflicting reports are out regarding the future of North Carolina star point guard Joel Berry. The issue at hand is whether Berry, who averaged 12.8 points in 30.7 minutes per game while shooting 38.2% from three, will return for his junior season at UNC. (Carolina Blue)

Tyler Zeller: The Celtics' unexpected streak buster

And even if you thought the stretch might end, chances are you wouldn't have picked fourth-year center Tyler Zeller to be the streak buster. Thrust into elevated minutes when the injury-depleted Milwaukee Bucks leaned on bigger lineups, Zeller responded by matching his career high with a team-best 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting to go along with four blocks, three rebounds and two assists over 25 minutes in a 124-109 triumph at TD Garden. (ESPN.com)

On Marcus Paige, Chapel Hill, and why we care so much: Here's to the team we'll never forget

Roy Williams let them be free, suppressing their fears instead of their individuality, and this all made this run to the Final Four so much fun. How will we ever forget Theo’s barges into press conferences, or Joel James’ invisible cereal eating, or Joel Berry II’s strongmans and guts? How will we ever forget Roy remembering those lost, and Brice honoring his mother in everything he does? (Medium)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Clemson10-817-14
Pittsburgh9-921-12
Syracuse9-923-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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