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Theo Pinson: class clown, motivator, Tar Heel

Throughout the 2015-16 North Carolina basketball season, Theo Pinson proved himself on the court. But it’s not just those great shots and plays that garnered attention for the 6’-6” rising junior. It’s his personality, and every Tar Heel knows that Theo alone is the team’s class clown: (Carolina Blue)

Roy vs. K -- differing coaching styles make the rivalry stronger

One of the reasons that the Tobacco Road Rivalry stands out as one of the best in sports is because of the stark contrast between the Duke and North Carolina programs. The style of every basketball program across the country is a reflection of the head coach, and coaches Roy Williams and Mike Krzyzewski couldn’t be more different. (Carolina Blue)

'He gets a 10 for bravery': Vince Carter gives top marks to fan who ate 17-year-old cereal

A Toronto Raptors fan who ate 17-year-old cereal on a bet got a shout-out from the man on the box: Vince Carter. Carter was on NBATV's The Starters, judging and scoring various sports news and videos. (CBC News)

Not-too-early look ahead at ACC basketball in 2016-17

The Tar Heels are a proven commodity with six regular contributors back from last season’s national runnerup. Although they’ll miss the production and leadership of Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige, emerging star Joel Berry, ACC Sixth Man of the Year Isaiah Hicks and the duo of Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks — are ready to step in. (Wilmington Star News)

Sorting through some post-draft deadline ACC power rankings

2. North Carolina: The roster includes eight players who appeared in at least 30 games for an NCAA tournament runner-up and three heavily recruited freshmen. Justin Jackson has a chance to become the Tar Heels’ go-to scorer, but their leading All-ACC candidate is point guard Joel Berry, who was UNC’s most consistent player in 2015-16. (Fayetteville Observer)

How UNC's Brice Johnson compares to Roy Williams' other NBA Draft picks

There's been a handful of nice NBA players, but not one player to play for Roy Williams at UNC has made an All-Star Game. With that in mind, where does Brice Johnson stack up? Johnson played for four years at North Carolina. He had a tremendous senior season, including a game wherein he had 39 points and 23 rebounds. (CBS Sports)

Roy Williams recovering from knee replacement surgery

UNC Hall of Fame basketball coach Roy Williams is recovering from knee replacement surgery. In an email Friday, athletics spokesman Steve Kirschner says Williams is "resting comfortably" after the procedure on his right knee. Kirschner says there's no exact recovery timetable but Williams is expected to be on the road for July recruiting "as usual." (Associated Press)

Video: An abundance of ACC hoops riches in the Triangle

If recent events are any indication, it's going to be a crazy fun year for fans of the Triangle's ACC basketball teams. UNC welcomes back three key players who pondered turning pro, Duke added another monster recruit to its already talented roster, and N.C. State landed a five-star 7-footer to pair with their flashy five-star point guard. (ABC 11)

Season in Review: Kennedy Meeks

It was a season of ups and downs for Kennedy Meeks. The Charlotte native came back from a midseason leg injury to score 23 points in a win over N.C. State but struggled to find his offensive rhythm for the majority of the remaining ACC schedule. Meeks flourished during the NCAA tournament, finding his offensive groove and contributing to UNC's Final Four run. (Carolina Blue)

CBS Sports Updated Pre-Season Basketball Top 25

7. North Carolina: The Tar Heels didn't lose any underclassmen to the NBA Draft, which means six of UNC's top eight scorers are back. So it won't be a surprise if Roy Williams advances to his ninth Final Four next season and again makes a run at becoming only the sixth coach in history to win at least three national titles. (CBS Sports)

Video: Throwback Thursday - Joel Berry high school highlights

Joel Berry had an impressive high school career. He won Mr. Basketball in the state of Florida a record three times. Berry was an electric player who did it all in high school. He broke ankles, knocked down tough shots and even produced some LeBron James-like transition blocks. Check out this exciting mixtape from Berry's high school career. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Basketball cracks KenPom preseason top 5

One of the more trusted preseason rankings comes from college basketball guru Ken Pomeroy who runs KenPom.com, which features advanced statistics for all 351 Division I college basketball teams. KenPom released some preseason rankings earlier this season and has now updated the list, with the North Carolina Tar Heels coming in at No. 4. (Keeping It Heel)

Top five UNC basketball traditions

Roy Williams has done an incredible job at keeping UNC's basketball traditions intact, and allowing successive players and teams to form new ones. This sets the program apart from other successful teams. Traditions add a sense of identity to the Tar Heel team and allow the fan base to feel connected. Here are the top five UNC basketball traditions, both old and new: (Carolina Blue)

Harrison Barnes on an Unforgettable Experience

Harrison Barnes became an NBA champion at age 23. With the majority of his professional basketball career still ahead, Barnes hopes his future includes many more championships. Set to turn 24 next week, the Golden State Warriors forward discusses a great experience he'll remember for the rest of his life, guarding LeBron James and his long journey. (Red Bull)

NBA Draft Preview: First-Round Candidate Brice Johson

You don’t often see the type of athleticism and production combined in one package from a college senior in an era where players with Brice Johnson’s profile usually spend no more than two years in college. Johnson brings strong measurables, standing 6-foot-10½ with a 38-inch vertical leap at the NBA draft combine in Chicago earlier this month. (NBA.com)

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Hawaii
Fri, Nov 18, TBD

UNC @ Indiana
Wed, Nov 30, TBD

UNC vs. Kentucky
Sat, Dec 17, 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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