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Cameron Johnson finds a home at North Carolina

NBA concerns are secondary to North Carolina wing Cameron Johnson. After all, family, even if it’s not bound by blood, comes first. “We all have a common goal and that’s making it to the national championship,” Johnson said. “I haven’t been to one. I have one more year of eligibility. With that one year, I want nothing more than to win a national championship.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

UNC Basketball to Play in Next Season’s Las Vegas Invitational

The UNC men's basketball team will play in the Las Vegas Invitational, November 22-23, 2018, at Orleans Arena. UNC, Michigan State, Texas and UCLA make up the field in Las Vegas. The Tar Heels won the event in 2007-08 and finished second in 2011-12. UNC's campus opponents and the bracket for the Nov. 22 games in Las Vegas will be announced later. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Beats Michigan's Fab-5 to Win 1993 NCAA Title - April 5, 1993

Final Four MVP Donald Williams score 25 points for the second Final Four game in a row, Eric Montross scores 16 and George Lynch posts his fourth straight double-double as UNC avenges an earlier loss to Michigan with 77-71 victory in the 1993 NCAA title game. The win gives Dean Smith his second NCAA championship. Read More...

South Dakota All Star Awards Welcomes Speaker Roy Williams

It's an All-Star Weekend in Sioux Falls as the basketball community rallies around the state’s top talent on the court. The 2018 South Dakota All-Star Awards Ceremony will be held at the Sanford Pentagon Saturday April 7. High School awards will be presented during the ceremony that includes featured speaker Hall of Fame basketball Coach Roy Williams. (KSOO.com)

Wayne Ellington Makes NBA History

No player in NBA history has made more threes off the bench than the 207 Wayne Ellington has made this season. Ellington’s third three-pointer of the night Wednesday moved him past Houston’s Eric Gordon (206 in 2016) for the record. He was surprised to learn after the game he had set the record. “That’s a great accomplishment to set any NBA record.” (Miami Herald)

How Kings rookie Justin Jackson broke from a slump and earned a career high in minutes

Perspective is an important part of how Kings rookie forward Justin Jackson has kept his confidence during his rookie season. Some nights, he doesn't get a lot of minutes. But Jackson doesn't fret. "I'm in a great profession, I've got a great job and God has blessed me with a lot of good things," Jackson said after the Kings' loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. (Sacramento Bee)

Mitch Kupchak’s UNC pedigree an asset as Hornets GM. His 1st act might be a hard one.

Mitch Kupchak will have one of the toughest management jobs in Charlotte. The Hornets are hamstrung by big contracts – except for their best player, Kemba Walker, who has by NBA standards a small contract. It expires at the end of next season. If I’m Kupchak, my first act as general manager is to sit down with Walker to understand what he thinks. (Charlotte Observer)

Podcast: Interview with C.B. McGrath

UNC-Wilmington head coach C.B. McGrath joins the podcast to talk about his first season as a head coach, system philosophies, and recruiting. In addition, Coach McGrath sheds some light on his playing career at Kansas, getting into coaching, and his memories from Chapel Hill as an assistant coach under Roy Williams. (Sean Mo Hoops)

What does it take to build an NCAA Tournament champion?

The Tar Heels' 2009 run was probably the most convincing of the last 10 years. Led by Tyler Hansbrough, the Tar Heels also featured two other former top 10 recruits in Wayne Ellington and Tywon Lawson. Ellington, Danny Green and Ed Davis are still in the NBA. UNC's 2017 team didn’t feature a true high school superstar, but Justin Jackson was pretty close. (Rivals.com)

Phil Ford to Serve as Keynote Speaker at ACC Postgraduate Luncheon

UNC and ACC basketball legend Phil Ford will be the keynote speaker at the annual ACC Postgraduate Luncheon presented by ESPN and hosted by the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club. The following UNC student-athletes will be honored as 2018 ACC Postgraduate Scholars: David October, (Soccer), Emily Godwin (Track & Field), Morgan Lane (Gymnastics). (The ACC)

Video: UNC beats Ilinois for Roy Williams' first NCAA title - April 4, 2005

Marvin Williams tips in the game-winner with 1:17 to play, Final Four MVP Sean May has a game-high 26 points and Raymond Felton makes key plays down the stretch as No. 2 North Carolina beats No. 1 Illinois, 75-70, to win UNC’s fourth NCAA title and the first for coach Roy Williams. Read More...

Inside The Numbers: Luke Maye's Positional Impact

Let's highlight trends from UNC's 2017-2018 basketball season and what they may portend for the coming season. For part one, we'll analyze Luke Maye's impact as a '4' versus a '5.' Maye played 57% of his 729 ACC minutes as a small-ball 5. The remaining 43% were logged at his more natural 4 spot. Here's how the Tar Heels performed during those minutes: (Inside Carolina)

Jerry Stackhouse listed among next generation of NBA head coaches

Jerry Stackhouse has quickly established himself as a strong NBA head-coaching candidate. Toronto tapped Stackhouse to coach its D-League affiliate in 2016. Stackhouse responded by coaching Raptors 905 to the D-League championship and was named Coach of the Year. Executives have been impressed by his defense-first mentality and his sideline aptitude. (Yahoo! Sports)

North Carolina finishes No. 14 in final Top 25 for 2017-18 season

The North Carolina Tar Heels are ending the 2017-18 season at No. 14 in the final USA Today Coaches Top 25, which was released Tuesday, one day after Villanova beat Michigan to win its second national championship in three years. In addition to their 26-11 overall record, the Tar Heels ended the ACC schedule 11-7. That earned them a four-way tie for third place in the conference. (DieHards.com)

Theo Pinson's Senior Stats Stand Alone

It's easy to argue that Theo Pinson became North Carolina's most important and even its best player over the last 15 games of the 2017-18 season. Always an expert passer and distributor, Pinson become a more productive rebounder when North Carolina committed to the smaller lineup. His scoring increased when UNC played him on the ball more. (Inside Carolina)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

UNC @ Elon
Fri, Nov 9, TBD

UNC vs. Stanford
Mon, Nov 12, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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