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Marcus Paige named Sporting News first team All-America

North Carolina senior point guard Marcus Paige was named a first-team All-American by the Sporting News on Monday. As a junior, the Iowa native averaged 14.1 points, 4.5 assists, and 2.9 rebounds per game. Joining Paige on the 2015-2016 preseason All-America team is Wichita State's Ron Baker, Virginia's Malcom Brodgon, Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes, and Iowa State's Georges Niang. (Carolina Blue)

Lucas: Roy Williams Toughens Preseason Conditioning

The mood was relatively jovial when the 2015-16 Tar Heels assembled two weeks ago for the annual 12-minute run. The event is a conditioning exercise, but it’s not the most strenuous portion of the team’s fall conditioning, which officially begins this afternoon. There was some lighthearted banter. Then Roy Williams made an announcement. “We’re making it tougher.” (GoHeels.com)

News & Notes: Tar Heels in Lexington

John Calipari said Sunday’s UK Alumni Charity event is expected to raise nearly $1.5 million for charities -- and UNC-related entities benefited from the giving. Calipari announced a $25,000 gift, along with $25,000 match, to the UNC Children’s Hospital and a $200,000 gift to a legacy fund at the Basketball Hall of Fame in the name of Dean Smith. “That what it’s really all about,” Harrison Barnes said. (Inside Carolina)

Harrison Barnes Takes The Lead

There was skilled and prideful play from both teams but the 122-115 final score was not the most important thing to come from Sunday’s game: the nationally televised event, in conjunction with the John Calipari Basketball Fantasy Experience, is expected to raise $1.5 million for charity. (Inside Carolina)

UNC-Kentucky alumni game an unfair fight

The Wildcats were represented by nine NBA draft picks, while the Tar Heels had three former draft picks wearing the other shade of blue. One of them was 40-year-old Jerry Stackhouse, who is retired, and served as a player and coach in this exhibition. The result was predictable: Kentucky’s alumni led by as many as 21 points and ho-hummed their way to a 122-115 victory. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Kentucky wins Alumni Game over North Carolina; 17 charities to get $1.5 million

Kentucky won the just-for-funsies game Sunday night. UK fans enjoyed seeing the heroes (Kentucky) and villains (North Carolina) of yesteryear. And 17 charities benefited to the tune of an announced $1.5 million. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

The Aggies and the Heels: a short history

Curtis Hunter and Matt Doherty were teammates on UNC Head Basketball Coach Dean Smith’s 1982-83 and 1983-84 teams. In 2000 each took a head coaching position with teams within the UNC system: Hunter at North Carolina A&T and Doherty at UNC-Chapel Hill. As was the custom then, and still today, members of the “Carolina Family” often wind up playing each other. (A View to Hugh)

Kentucky vs North Carolina Alumni Game: Start Time, Online Stream, TV Info, Roster and more

Per NBA rules, UK cannot confirm individual players participating in the exhibition game, but among those expected to play include Suns guard Eric Bledsoe, Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins, and Warriors forward Harrison Barnes. (A Sea of Blue)

Audio: Hubert Davis discusses his favorite memory at UNC

Jones Angell asked Hubert Davis about his favorite memory from his playing days at North Carolina. His answer was incredible. (Audioboom)

Dunk History: Vince Carter defies gravity, belief in the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest

For three hours, I was completely unaware of what was going down in Oakland Arena during the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. It was Vince Carter’s night, and we were all spectators, with me arriving fashionably late to the party. Carter was then a 23-year-old in his second year with the Toronto Raptors. (Yahoo! Sports)

Former Bull says Michael Jordan used to bet $100K on rock, paper, scissors

Jay Williams played a total of 75 NBA games before his career was cut short by an awful motorcycle accident. Even though his time in the league was limited, he still has cool stories to tell about it. Recently he went on The Brilliant Idiots podcast to talk about his days playing ball, and -- most interestingly -- about gambling with the one and only Michael Jordan. (SB Nation)

UNC Roster Finalized for Kentucky Charity Game

Harrison Barnes and James Michael McAdoo, members of the 2015 world champion Golden State Warriors, will join UNC greats Rasheed Wallace and Jerry Stackhouse in leading the Tar Heels against the Kentucky Wildcats’ roster of current and former professional ball players. Five other players with professional experience will fill out UNC’s roster. (Inside Carolina)

Reggie Bullock’s shot got him to the NBA, but he expects his D to help him stick

Reggie Bullock’s calling card coming out of North Carolina was his shot. And in a crowded Detroit Pistons wing field that will require paring by Stan Van Gundy to fit the 15-man roster limit for the start of the regular season, Bullock might indeed be the best shooter of those on the bubble. But it’s his defense, Bullock believes, that will sway Van Gundy in the end. (Detroit Pistons)

John Thompson an appropriate choice for first Dean Smith Award

Thompson was one of Smith's closest friends in coaching dating back to his days as a high school coach when Smith began recruiting one of his players....Thomspon was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. "You are hitting me in my soft spot," Thompson said in a press release from the USBWA. "There was no one in basketball I loved or respected more than Dean Smith. There was never anyone like him." (Yahoo! Sports)

UNC basketball player Justin Coleman has a remarkable story (video)

The odds are you've never heard of UNC senior guard Justin Coleman. He appeared in 10 games for the Tar Heels last season. But after joining the team as a walk-on, he's been offered a scholarship for the 2015-16 season, and the story of his past is nothing short of remarkable. (ABC 11)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 72
Wisconsin: 79
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UNC vs. Guilford
Fri, Nov 6, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Temple
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UNC vs. Fairfield
Sun, Nov 15, 4:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

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