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College basketball starts in 50 days, so here are 50 fun facts to get you ready

8. Even though the Tar Heels lost a lot, they do return Joel Berry II, who could wind up as the most important point guard in college basketball this season. Berry will aim to become the fifth North Carolina player in program history to win a national player of the year award, joining Phil Ford, Michael Jordan, Antawn Jamison and Tyler Hansbrough. (CBS Sports)

Lucas: Tar Heel Basketball Notebook

With ACC and NCAA championships already on their resumes, Joel Berry and fellow senior Theo Pinson don't appear to have much left to accomplish. Pinson says one of the most frequent offseason questions he's received is, "What do you have left to accomplish?" Pinson just shakes his head. "People underestimate how competitive Joel and I are," he says. (GoHeels.com)

New Wrinkle in UNC Basketball's Offseason Training

UNC basketball strength and conditioning coach Jonas Sahratian has been known for unusual and unique training practices designed to push players to their limits while keeping the workouts interesting. You have heard the stories of Tyler Hansbrough pushing trucks in the Dean Dome parking lot. Sahratian is never complacent and never wants his pupils to feel comfortable. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Tribute Honors Rasheed Wallace

Rasheed Wallace is one of the more beloved former UNC and NBA players of all-time. It's not just because of his level play but because of his personality and antics. Wallace played at UNC from 1993-1995. He averaged 13.0 points and 7.4 rebounds while shooting 63.5% from the field. The Philadelphia, Pa. native was selected No. 4 overall in the 1996 draft. Read More...

Game to game, Wayne Ellington is Miami's most reliable sharpshooter

Last season, the Miami Heat had some guys throwing knuckleballs from downtown. However, Miami did have one guy on the other end of the spectrum in particular--Wayne Ellington, journeyman, and sharpshooter. Ellington averaged six 3s per game and knocked down nearly 38 percent of them — he was one of 16 NBA players to do so in 2017. (Hashtag Basketball)

College Basketball Players Tasked with Replacing Last Year's Biggest Stars

The Tar Heels have other guys who will rise to the occasion following the departure of Justin Jackson. Joel Berry II is a career 38 percent three-point shooter. Luke Maye shot 40 percent last year, and his minutes should more than double as he moves into a starting role. And young guards Seventh Woods, Brandon Robinson and Jalek Felton could all be factors. (Bleacher Report)

How Dante Calabria is following the footsteps of basketball legends

New Keiser University interim head basketball coach Dante Calabria is getting his first shot at being a college coach. Calabria, who played under Dean Smith at UNC in the 1990s, coached two seasons ago as an assistant under hall of fame coach Rollie Massimino at Keiser. Calabria was hired to be interim head coach of the Seahawks on Friday following the Aug. 30 death of Massimino. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook recognizes UNC

Blue Ribbon’s College Basketball Yearbook released their annual preseason rankings on Monday, naming who they think are the top teams and players in the country. The Tar Heels were 10th in the poll, while Joel Berry was named a second-team All-American. He joined Marvin Bagley, Miles Bridges, Allonzo Trier, and Devonte Graham on the second-team. (Keeping It Heel)

Top five conference games in each major college basketball league this season

North Carolina at Louisville, Feb. 17: Everyone will be shooting for the reigning national champions on the road in conference play, but this spot is especially trying. Middle of February -- the dog days of the college calendar -- against a very good team on its home court and looking for No. 1 or No. 2 seed status. Will be a great matchup in guard play. (CBS Sports)

Joel Berry: The Full Interview

Joel Berry: "The thing this year is that we have eight new guys coming in and that’s the biggest recruiting class that Coach has had in a while. Even though some are walk-ons and some are sons or brothers of former players, we still have to get everybody into the Carolina mindset. That’s going to be the hardest thing about this year, with me and Theo being the seniors." (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Deep Water

Every year Jonas Sahratian, UNC basketball's strength and conditioning coordinator, is presented with a new crop of Tar Heels. "Especially with the young guys, we have to teach them they can do more than they think they can," Sahratian says. "They can push harder. They haven't been taken to that place yet, and a couple of them have to be taken to the deep water to teach them how to swim." (GoHeels.com)

UNC basketball: Kenny Williams injury update

Kenny Williams began his UNC career after de-committing from VCU when Shaka Smart left the university to take the reins at Texas. Since putting on the Carolina blue uniform he has found himself catching the injury bug. A knee injury ended his sophomore season right after the first Duke game, and he had surgery this offseason to fix the issue. (Tar Heel Blog)

What former Tar Heel great Julius Peppers told UNC’s Joel Berry and Luke Maye

Joel Berry and Luke Maye were on the sidelines to beat the Carolina Panthers’ ‘Keep Pounding’ drum before kickoff, but first they had to say hello to Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers. Peppers played on both the football and basketball teams at UNC before being selected by the Panthers back in 2002. “He just told us congrats,” Berry said. “Very cool to finally meet him.” (Charlotte Observer)

Joel Berry, Luke Maye serve as honorary drummers for Panthers

The North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball program will begin practicing in just a few weeks as they hope to defend their 2017 national championship. On Sunday, two members of that 2017 title team were honored in Charlotte. Both Luke Maye and Joel Berry II were named honorary drummers for the Carolina Panthers’ home opener against the Buffalo Bills. (Keeping It Heel)

Carolina Panthers honor Tar Heels men's, Gamecock women's national championship teams

Julius Peppers walked over and slapped high-fives with Luke Maye and Joel Berry and the celebration was on. The Carolina Panthers honored members of the North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball team and South Carolina women’s basketball team -- both national champions -- prior to Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. (NCAA.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27, 7:30 ET ACCNE

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, 7:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD ACCN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23


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