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Harrison Barnes says decision to leave the Warriors ‘was more so made for me’

“Right after the KD decision happened, I texted everyone individually something special to them whatever it was, whatever my relationship was with them,” Harrison Barnes recently told The Undefeated. “I didn’t want to do the cliché, ‘I’m out, guys.’ I wanted to text each person individually and tell them that we are family and how much they meant to me.” (The Undefeated)

Joel Berry says Tar Heels have 'unfinished business'

Losing the national championship game at the buzzer was a bitter pill to swallow for the Tar Heels. And even without veteran leaders Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige, UNC's focus is razor sharp ahead of the 2016-17 season. Check out Joel Berry's Instagram post on Monday alluding to the Tar Heels' "unfinished business" in the NCAA Tournament: (Carolina Blue)

Why Michael Jordan's apolitical image helps today

If there were any lingering doubt that violence in community-police relations is a serious, transcendent problem, Michael Jordan removed it on Monday. Jordan, famously allergic to public social stands, is donating $1 million apiece to the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. (Sporting News)

Raymond Felton officially signs with Los Angeles Clippers

Former UNC star point guard Raymond Felton has officially signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. The 10-year NBA vet signed a one-year deal worth a reported $1.5 Million. Felton averaged 9.5 points and 3.6 assists last season with the Mavericks. He's a career 41.2 percent shooter, 32.7 percent on three-pointers. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Marcus Paige 2016 Mix - Champion

Highlight mix of Marcus Paige's outstanding basketball career at the University of North Carolina. View Video...

Which ACC basketball venue is the toughest place to win?

4. North Carolina: Dean E. Smith Center; When it's the annual game against Duke or a marquee matchup with a top-ranked opponent, the nation's fourth-largest venue can be as loud as any. But when it's a middle-of-the-pack ACC opponent in a mid-week game, it can be as dry as white wine. UNC is 316-14 when leading at the half in the Smith Center. (ESPN.com)

Michael Jordan speaks out on shootings of African-Americans, police

“As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers,” Michael Jordan writes. “I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.” (The Undefeated)

Former Tar Heel Harrison Barnes looks to bounce back in Rio

For the first time since the prime days of Vince Carter, a Tar Heel will take the court for the United States men’s basketball team: Harrison Barnes. Barnes was a surprise inclusion to many, mostly influenced by the many declines over the past few months from more established stars and players. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC will be well represented at the Olympics

When the 2016 Olympics kick off, UNC will be well represented with a mix of Olympic veterans and first timers. Some will earn a medal, and others unfortunately will not. Regardless, some of these events represent the pinnacle of their given sport, and they should all be commended. These athletes will proudly display the colors of their home countries. (Tar Heel Blog)

Report: Celtics re-sign Tyler Zeller

After reportedly agreeing to terms with Gerald Green, the Boston Celtics also reportedly locked up Tyler Zeller to a guaranteed two-year deal, and then filled out the roster with Demetrius Jackson and Ben Bentil. Zeller gives Boston a big man with real height who remains a better rim protector than the departed Jared Sullinger and who can play extended minutes. (CBS Sports)

Spurs’ Danny Green Relishes Being Role Model

Sports are often used as a tool to not only teach athletic skills, but life skills as well; that is what San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green set out to do with his statewide basketball clinic tour....Green, who’s been coached by North Carolina’s Roy Williams and the Spurs’ Gregg Popovich, is using the knowledge he’s gained over the years and sharing it in his youth clinics. (El Paso Herald-Post)

Corpus Christi officer helps Spurs’ Danny Green with flat tire

Usually it's a Spurs teammate who gives guard Danny Green the assist. Late Wednesday night, it was a Corpus Christi police officer. Officer Robert Cabello saw a man dealing with a flat tire on his car, according to the police department's post on Facebook. (Corpus Christi Caller-Times)

Scott Cherry Signs Four-Year Contract Extension With High Point

High Point University athletic director Dan Hauser announced Thursday that men's basketball head coach Scott Cherry has signed a four-year contract extension that runs through the 2019-2020 season. The architect of four straight Big South regular season championship teams, Cherry has led the Panthers to four consecutive postseason appearances. (WFMY)

Harrison Barnes ready to move on

Harrison Barnes, in a way, has been virtually erased from the Warriors. There is no shortage of people who are happy to see Barnes gone. Not just because his departure opened the door for Kevin Durant's arrival -- and the Warriors' absolutely made the right choice -- but also because Barnes' four years with the Warriors showed flashes of greatness that were never sustained. (San Jose Mercury News)

NBA, Michael Jordan join talks over gender bathroom bill

It's no secret that business leaders, entertainers and heads of major corporations think North Carolina's gender bathroom bill is not just discriminatory, but bad for the state's economy. Now, the National Basketball Association is working with lawmakers to modify the controversial HB2 law, with sports legend Michael Jordan playing a key role. (CNN)

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
TeamACCOverall
(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
Clemson10-817-14
Pittsburgh9-921-12
Syracuse9-923-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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