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Vince Carter finally meets a fan who traveled from China to see him

During Monday's game between the Grizzlies and Hornets in Memphis, the home team was blessed with the presence of a unique fan -- a young woman who traveled all the way from China to see her favorite player, Vince Carter, play in person. Carter asked security for her to be permitted through to the court so the two could take a picture and converse. (FOX Sports)

Tar Heels Visit Indiana Wednesday

The third-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels are 7-0 and travel to Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana, for their fifth consecutive game away from home when they play the Indiana Hoosiers (4-1) on Wednesday, November 30. Game time is 9 p.m. ESPN will televise the game as one of the featured matchups in the 18th ACC-Big Ten Challenge. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams updates Luke Maye's status

Roy Williams updated Maye's status on his weekly radio show on Monday night: "Luke went through about half a practice today, and tomorrow we’ll know a heck of a lot more about how his foot feels after going through practice. He did some of the full court work, so I’ll know a lot tomorrow and before we get on the bus for Indiana whether or not he’ll be able to play.” (Carolina Blue)

An interview with Roy Williams: Part I

You recently adjusted your retirement timeline from five to nine more years – what would make you want to continue coaching for nine more years? Roy Williams: Enjoy it as much as I'm enjoying it right now. Last year was a fantastic ride. And if I was able to emphasize the good things, and not just fight all the junk that was going on, why should you stop if you enjoy something? (Charlotte Observer)

Remembering a perfect team of Tar Heels

UNC's Dec. 4 meeting with Radford coincides with the date 60 years ago that the 1956-57 UNC basketball season began with a decisive Tar Heels victory over Furman. When the season ended on March 23, Frank McGuire’s UNC squad would be the 32-0 national champion. The ’57 squad produced the only unblemished record by one of the ACC’s 13 men’s national champions. (Charlotte Observer)

Roy Williams Live: Underclassmen Contributions

The emergence of wing Kenny Williams and center Tony Bradley in UNC’s early-season success came to the surprise of many, but was never a question for Roy Williams. With Williams hitting his stride and the 6-foot-10 Bradley bursting onto the scene, Williams says the fans are finally starting to see what he watches every day in practice. (Inside Carolina)

Q&A with ex-UNC star Brad Daugherty: Michael Jordan never played it safe

What’s the most important thing you learned from Dean Smith? Brad Daugherty: The biggest thing is humility. Basketball was important, but he used it as a tool to accomplish other things. He had so much compassion for people. Coach Smith was a very intense competitor, but it was so important to him how we competed – with sportsmanship. (Charlotte Observer)

Report: Kendall Marshall headed to the D-League

Former North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall has reportedly been claimed off waivers by the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League. Marshall had one good season playing on a really bad Lakers team, and that was two years ago. He'll try and earn himself an NBA contract by playing in the D-League. (Roto World)

Joel Berry Named ACC Basketball Player of the Week

North Carolina junior Joel Berry II has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week. Berry earned MVP honors at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational as the Tar Heels defeated Chaminade, previously undefeated Oklahoma State and 16th-ranked Wisconsin to win the championship. For the three games Berry totaled 54 points (18.0). (The ACC)

ACC/Big Ten Challenge: Previews, picks and what to watch for

Not having James Blackmon Jr. against the Tar Heels would be a major blow for Indiana. Why? Because North Carolina is playing as well as anyone in college basketball. Joel Berry looks like an All-American, Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Tony Bradley are combining to average 39 points and 22 boards, and the Tar Heels are hitting 39 percent from three. (NBC Sports)

UNC Climbs to No. 3 in AP Men’s Basketball Top 25

Fresh off seven wins in a span of 13 days–including a Maui Invitational title–the North Carolina men’s basketball team continues to move up in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. The newest poll released on Monday has the Tar Heels checking in at No. 3, as they continue their streak of moving up one spot each week since starting the season at No. 6. (Chapelboro.com)

ESPN College Basketball Power Rankings

3. North Carolina Tar Heels, Record: 7-0, Last week's ranking: 7; The Tar Heels pounded Chaminade, Oklahoma State and Wisconsin to win the Maui Invitational, which bodes well for UNC fans. The past two times Roy Williams has claimed the event, the Tar Heels have won the national title -- in 2005 and in 2009. (ESPN.com)

Lucas: Next Step Beckons

Players agree the 7-0 Tar Heels can still improve, and they’ll have to get better in advance of Wednesday’s date in Bloomington against an angry Hoosiers club. “We’re not perfect,” said Isaiah Hicks. “We have to polish some things.” But as Roy Williams said before the game, he’d learn plenty about his team in the islands. So what exactly did the Tar Heels find out? (GoHeels.com)

Picking every game in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge

North Carolina at Indiana, Wednesday, 9:15 ET, ESPN: Don't be surprised to see the score in the 90s (or a rematch at the Final Four). This game will have the buzz of an NCAA tournament final. The Tar Heels are playing as well as any team in the nation, but the Hoosiers are bound to land a 3-point barrage at home. Prediction: Indiana 94, North Carolina 92 (ESPN.com)

Video: Wisconsin coach Greg Gard impressed by UNC

Wisconsin basketball coach Greg Gard speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' win over the Badgers in the Maui Invitational championship game. View Video...

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 95
Radford: 50
Sun, Dec 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Davidson
Wed, Dec 7, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Tennessee
Sun, Dec 11, 5:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Kentucky
Sat, Dec 17, 5:45 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(23) Notre Dame0-08-0
(5) Duke0-08-1
(7) North Carolina0-08-1
(11) Louisville0-07-1
(14) Virginia0-07-1
Florida State0-07-1
Virginia Tech0-06-1
Wake Forest0-06-2
Pittsburgh0-06-2
NC State0-06-2
Clemson0-05-2
Miami0-05-2
Syracuse0-05-2
Georgia Tech0-04-3
Boston College0-04-3

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