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Best coach/point guard duos in the country

Joel Berry and Roy Williams, UNC: Williams inserted Berry into the starting lineup as a point guard last season, which shifted Marcus Paige to shooting guard. The move clearly benefited Berry. Berry has the keys to the offense in 2016-17, and he was incredible down the stretch last season. He cracked double figures in scoring in 13 of his final 14 outings. (NCAA.com)

NBA’s Ellington, Connor Sports Showcases The Power of W.E., Philly Peace Games

The inaugural Philadelphia Peace Games is set to take place this coming Saturday in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. Hosted by Connor Sports and Philadelphia native Wayne Ellington, a new member of the Miami Heat, the gun violence prevention initiative is an example of using sports for education, empowerment, development and peace. (Huffington Post)

Harrison Barnes Won The Offseason

You guessed it, folks. The winner of this offseason is none other thaSome might say that being forced to leave one of the best teams in NBA history would make Barnes a loser in this whole exchange, but that takes a myopic view of the current NBA world. It’s about more than winning and losing. It’s also about branding.n the Black Falcon himself, Harrison Barnes. (Hoops Habit)

Lucas: I’ve been there

I never sold or traded a Carolina autograph. Why would I? As far as I was concerned, every single player on the roster was the pinnacle of the entire sports world. My favorite player on the 1990-91 team was a guard named Kenny Harris who eventually transferred. Here are some things you definitely need in order to be a UNC basketball autograph seeker: (Adam Lucas)

U.S. Men's Basketball Survives France, 100-97

Behind Klay Thompson's 30 points, which included seven 3-pointers, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team held off a late rally by France to earn a 100-97 victory on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. The win, the USA's 22nd straight win in Olympic play, earned the Americans the number one seed for Group A and Wednesday's quarterfinal play. (GoHeels.com)

Michael Jordan Sent Boxes of Gear To Autistic Fan Who Wore Full MJ Uniform at Pickup Game

Jeffrey Harrison, aka CDA MJ, is quite possibly Michael Jordan’s biggest fan. When someone recorded the 33-year-old Harrison wearing a full MJ uniform at a pickup game in July, the video instantly went viral. But that wasn’t the full story. (SLAM Online)

What to really expect from Mavericks' new $94 million man Harrison Barnes

Imagine being promoted from bartender to the guy in charge of making the beer. Or from greenskeeper to head pro. That out-of-comfort-zone feeling is sort of where Harrison Barnes finds himself as the Mavericks' new $94 million man. The safety net he's had in his first four years in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors is gone. (Dallas Morning News)

U.S. Men's Basketball Nips Serbia, 94-91

Despite an 18-point lead in the first quarter, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team (4-0) had to battle Serbia (1-3) for a hard-fought, 94-91 win on Friday night at Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro. Former Tar Heel forward Harrison Barnes did not see action in the victory. “Can we play better? I hope,” said USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski. (GoHeels.com)

Michael Jordan Sends Boxes of Gear and Reaches Out to Man Who Wore Full MJ Uniform at Pickup Game

Twitter lit up last month when the internet stumbled upon a man wearing a full Michael Jordan uniform in a pickup game. Today, a local news station came out with some context on the fan, Jeffrey Harrison. Harrison, 33, is autistic and a huge MJ fan. When Jordan heard the story, he mailed gear and a letter to Harrison, and even reached out to him on the phone. (Complex.com)

Harrison Barnes using new technologies to stay fit during busy off-season

Playing 214 NBA basketball games in two seasons, including two extended playoff runs and the Olympics, would take a toll on anybody—so Harrison Barnes is using every tool at his disposal to train more efficiently. "With tools like motion sensors, I’m able to track things like my cardiovascular levels as well and how well I’ve slept." (Sports Illustrated)

How have former UNC athletes done so far at the Olympics?

Fifteen UNC alums are taking part in the 2016 Olympics. Of that 15, only two have yet to participate in the games. Shalane Flanagan and Vikas Gowda will take part in the Track and Fields events which take place in the second week. The other 13 athletes’ events have begun, and many of them have had fairly successful starts. (Tar Heel Blog)

Marvin Williams to Lead Training Camp for Kids in Jakarta

Charlotte Hornets' basketball player Marvin Williams will visit Indonesia in late August to host the National Training Camp Jr. NBA Indonesia children's coaching clinic. The three day coaching clinic, from Aug. 26 to 28, at Cilandak Sport Center and Atrium Pluit Village will focus on good sportsmanship values like positive attitudes and respect. (Jakarta Globe)

UNC basketball freshman preview: Brandon Robinson

Last week we debuted our freshman preview with a feature about UNC freshman Seventh Woods. This week, we introduce the Tar Heel faithful to shooting guard, Brandon Robinson. So, who is Brandon Robinson? Brandon Robinson is a 6’5 shooting guard from Georgia. The four-star Robinson is easily the best shooter in Carolina’s recruiting class. (Tar Heel Blog)

How Harrison Barnes Is Investing In Tech On And Off The Court

Playing 214 NBA basketball games in two seasons, including two extended playoff runs and the Olympics, would take a toll on anybody—so Harrison Barnes is using every tool at his disposal to train smarter. “Since I’ve been in the NBA, it has become a data-driven sport, and teams are looking to measure and optimize every aspect of the game and technology plays a big role,” Barnes says. (Sport Techie)

High school to Rio: The recruiting journeys of USA Basketball's Olympic team

Harrison Barnes, Class of 2010: Barnes hit the scene in the summer prior to this junior season playing with All-Iowa Attack. From there, Barnes quickly moved up into five-star status. His work ethic became folklore in the recruiting industry, as he would regularly workout for college coaches at 6 a.m., including running sprints in the snow on the Ames (Iowa) High track. (Sports Illustrated)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 6:00 ET ESPNU

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(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
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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