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Harrison Barnes Proud To See Growth Of Fellow UNC Star Brice Johnson

As new Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes continued making waves during his two seasons at North Carolina, he remembered seeing a wiry 17-year-old take a visit to his school. Little did he know at the time he’d end up friends with future UNC standout Brice Johnson, and that the Clippers’ first-round pick would be part of Barnes’ Team USA experience. (Los Angeles Clippers)

US House Speaker Paul Ryan's UNC-NC State analogy falls flat with NC Republican delegation

All due respect Mr. Speaker, but you need to give them something to work with. This just isn’t happening. Suggesting it is even more absurd than when you tried it with Texas football. Ok. There is one way, and one way only, that Tar Heels fans would root for N.C. State in the the NCAA Tournament: if the Wolfpack were playing Duke. (USA Today)

Local legend, NBA star Vince Carter approaches 40 with a 2-year plan

Ever since leading the Mainland Bucs to the 1995 state title and winning Florida’s “Mr. Basketball” award, Vince Carter has continued collecting accolades and the occasional hardware that accompanies them. He’s been the NBA Rookie of the Year (1999), won Olympic gold (2000) and played in eight All Star games (2000-2007). (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

Ty Lawson aims to bounce back after stumbling

After his NBA star status crashed, free agent point guard Ty Lawson hopes to get back to his old self on the hardwood and make his parents proud again, too. Lawson averaged 14.2 points and 6.6 assists with the Denver Nuggets from 2009-15. The seven-year NBA veteran, however, also had four DUI arrests from 2008-15. (The Undefeated)

Is Michael Jordan becoming the face of UNC basketball?

What remains to be seen is just how active and public Michael Jordan is going to be in regards to UNC. Will he go to a few home games and cheer on the team? Or was his appearance at the National Championship game an anomaly? Did Jordan simply understand that after such a trying time, fans needed to see the best player of all-time supporting their school? (Tar Heel Blog)

Roy Williams Q&A

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams took part in a teleconference Tuesday with the other seven coaches whose teams will participate in this year’s Maui Invitational in Hawaii. The tournament will take place Nov. 21-23 with the Tar Heels opening up against the host school, Chaminade. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC Hopes Maui Invitational Brings Good Luck Yet Again

It may not make him much different from anyone else, but here’s a true story about UNC head men’s basketball coach Roy Williams. He loves Hawaii. When the bracket for November’s Maui Invitational was released on Wednesday he was plenty excited to talk about his upcoming trip–one that has brought the Tar Heels good fortune in the past. (Chapelboro.com)

North Carolina, Oregon may be surfing toward Maui title game

Roy Williams has been a regular visitor to the island, bringing his Kansas and North Carolina teams to Maui now for the sixth time, tying him for most all-time appearances by a coach. North Carolina will making its seventh trip and the Tar Heels have been champions three times. “Needless to say, it’s my favorite way to open college basketball,” Williams said. (Today's U)

ACC Basketball Summer Reset

The Tar Heels are likely to enter 2016–17 as contenders but not favorites. The focus in Chapel Hill is on what Roy Williams needs to replace: four-year starting guard/face of the program Marcus Paige and All-America power forward Brice Johnson, the ACC’s top rebounder as a senior. Fortunately for Carolina, plenty of talent returns to campus. (Sports Illustrated)

UNC's summer basketball practice goals

During Tuesday's Maui Invitational teleconference, UNC head coach Roy Williams detailed how Carolina handles the summer practice and what the focus is during this time. The Hall of Famer, who is entering his 14th year at North Carolina broke it down into four main goals: 1. Let the freshman understand what practice is going to be like. (Carolina Blue)

UNC's Top 25 Wins of 2015-16: No. 2

No. 2: Carolina 61, Virginia 57 - Men's Basketball, March 13, 2016: After comfortably handling Pitt in the quarters and playing perhaps its most complete game of the season in dismantling Notre Dame in the semis, North Carolina was pushed to its limit against the Cavaliers. (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Maui Invitational Bracket

The Maui Invitational is Roy Williams' favorite of the marquee preseason tournaments. But UNC's last visit wasn't as pleasant as past trips, as the 2012 Tar Heels lost to Butler on the way to a 2-1 mark after titles in 2004 and 2008. "It's a long trip and we have to remain focused," Williams said Tuesday. "You need experienced players...It's a wonderful tournament." (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams' knee rehabilitation on schedule

After a season of limping and frequently sitting down while coaching, Roy Williams underwent a total knee replacement on his right knee. The surgery, completed in late May, was successful, and seven weeks into his recovery, Williams is nearly walking without a limp. "It's not perfect yet," Williams said. "I'm walking almost without a limp." (North State Journal)

2016 Maui Invitational Bracket Unveiled

UNC will open play in the 2016 Maui Invitational against host Chaminade at 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov. 21 (ESPN2). The tournament's bracket, featuring four preseason Top-25 teams and two No. 1 seeds from the 2016 NCAA Tournament, was announced today. The 33rd edition of the event will be held Nov. 21-23 at the Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, Hawaii. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Athletics Ends Sale of Star Jersey Numbers

In a response to player likeness concerns, UNC will no longer sell official uniforms with jersey numbers that match current standout players. Football isn’t the only sport at UNC affected by the change in philosophy. The basketball team plans to offer the No. 1 and possibly a retired number -- like Tyler Hansbrough’s No. 50 -- changed on a season-by-season basis. (Inside Carolina)

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, TBD

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, TBD

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, TBD

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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