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Marcus Paige's legacy -- on and off the court

The Tar Heels' loss to Villanova in the 2016 National Championship was heartbreaking. But go back and replay Marcus Paige's last 3-pointer of the game. Everything was riding on that moment. But Paige made the shot, and he made it in the most "Paige" way possible -- defying all odds -- showing everyone what it means to be a Tar Heel. (Carolina Blue)

Chansky’s Notebook: Meeks Learns The Easy Way

Kennedy Meeks coming back makes both him and is team dangerous. When Kennedy Meeks announced his was pulling out of the NBA draft, it was the second biggest story on ESPN.com. Not because it was such earth-shattering news, but it is the first nugget of truth to the new system the NBA and colleges are using to let players test the waters. (Chapelboro.com)

Twelve ACC players, including seven underclassmen, to participate at NBA Combine

The NBA has released its official list of 63 players that will participate in its pre-draft Combine in Chicago on May 11-15, with 12 coming from ACC schools. Seven of those ACC players are underclassmen, including North Carolina’s Justin Jackson, N.C. State’s Cat Barber and Duke’s Brandon Ingram. (Wilmington Star News)

Antawn Jamison to be Inducted into NC Sports Hall of Fame

Headlined by former UNC basketball standout Antawn Jamison and Carolina Hurricanes legend Rod Brind’Amour, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame will induct a new nine-member class Friday. Joining Jamison and Brind’Amour will be Eric "Sleepy" Floyd, David Fox, James "Rabbit" Fulghum, Haywood Jeffires, Freddy Johnson, Ray Price, and Susan Yow. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Harrison Barnes remains stoic in the face of criticism

Harrison Barnes is calm about his place on the Warriors, calm about any recent shooting slump, calm about everything that might elicit the exact opposite reaction out of anybody else. Even about the prospect of his pending restricted free agency and the Warriors chasing Kevin Durant this summer, precisely to replace Barnes. (San Jose Mercury News)

Meeks is back, what does it mean for UNC?

On Wednesday North Carolina released the news that 6-9 center Kennedy Meeks has pulled his name out of the NBA Draft and will return to Chapel Hill for his senior season. It was significant news for the Tar Heels given potential depth concerns inside and the fact that Meeks will be a solid and experienced contributor for UNC next season. (Carolina Blue)

Tyler Zeller addresses impending free agency, 'rough' season, thoughts on Boston Celtics organizatio

Despite what he called a "rough year" from an individual standpoint, impending free agent Tyler Zeller showed appreciation for the Boston Celtics organization after an exit interview Friday morning. Because of his restricted free agent status, Zeller does not hold complete control over where he lands next. (MassLive.com)

UNC's 5 Most Painful Hoops Losses Ever

2 – March 28, 1998, Utah 65, UNC 59: Well, these Tar Heels were the best team in the nation and should have won the national title. Utah was very good, but Carolina simply did not play well that day. And had the Heels advanced to the title game they would have faced a Kentucky team that wasn’t nearly as talented. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Stay or Go? North Carolina sophomore Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson has been talked about as an NBA prospect since before he arrived in Chapel Hill, and the fact that he earned an invitation to the NBA draft combine this month suggests teams are still intrigued by his potential. Jackson isn’t a complete NBA wing without a three-point shot and the ability to drive and draw fouls. He should return to school for his junior season. (Sports Illustrated)

Mychal Thompson Believes Harrison Barnes Could Be ‘Featured Scorer’ On Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers will be looking to make big improvements this off-season. Between the draft, trades, and free agency the team has a number of avenues to make improvements and one player who could be a potential target is Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes. (Lakers Nation)

The Impact Of Kennedy Meeks' Return To North Carolina

UNC forward Kennedy Meeks has announced he will forego the 2016 NBA Draft and return to Chapel Hill for his senior year. Meeks started 28 games for the Tar Heels this past season and shot 54 percent from the floor while averaging 9 points and 6 rebounds per game. Opting for another year in college was a wise decision for Meeks and a lucky draw for Roy Williams. (Campus Insiders)

Video: All 299 of Marcus Paige's Career Record 3-pointers

Marcus Paige finished his North Carolina basketball career as the all-time three-point leader with 299. Watch every single one of them here. View Video...

Lucas: Looking Ahead

It’s been a month, and for the first time it feels OK to say there will be basketball next season in Chapel Hill. Hold on: there’s going to be good basketball in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels have a challenging schedule that includes the Maui Invitational and a date with Kentucky in Las Vegas. Now, finally, it feels OK to look forward to it. The 2017 Final Four is in Phoenix. Let's dream a little. (GoHeels.com)

Kennedy Meeks To Return For Senior Season

UNC junior forward Kennedy Meeks will withdraw from the 2016 NBA Draft process and return to UNC for his senior season in 2016-17. “I’m thankful I had the chance to explore my draft options, but I’m excited about the opportunity to rejoin my teammates and work toward having another outstanding season at UNC,” says Meeks. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Ellington Chose Action Over Grief

UNC’s Wayne Ellington has turned sorrow into meaningful action. Ellington, the Most Outstanding Player at the 2009 Final Four, has had to live with more than the normal ups and downs of a pro athlete. In 2014, his father was shot to death while sitting in his car in Philadelphia. Ellington channeled his grief into several anti-gun violence programs. (Chapelboro.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
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North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
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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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