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Struggling too strong: Luke Maye just tweaks away from big year

’s numbers are down just a tick from his terrific junior season, dropping from 16.9 points and 10.1 rebounds a year ago to 13.7 points and 9.3 boards per game so far this year. "I wouldn’t say I've struggled,” Maye said after North Carolina’s win over UNCW. “I’d say maybe I haven’t shot it as well as I have. But I also think have done pretty well on the boards." (247 Sports)

UNC Basketball vs. Gonzaga: A History

Gonzaga has arguably the best frontline in America, a terrific senior point guard, and a coach who is a rubber stamp for the Naismith Hall of Fame. The Tar Heels and Zags have met three times this decade, and this fourth meeting will be the first that does not occur on a neutral floor. Here is how Mark Few’s Bulldogs and ' Tar Heels have fared against each other in the past: (Tar Heel Blog)

Podcast: UNC Basketball Recruiting, Nassir Little, and Gonzaga

Sherrell McMillan and Ross Martin of Inside Carolina join host Tommy Ashley to discuss all things North Carolina Basketball recruiting, , and the Tar Heels' big matchup against Gonzaga coming this weekend in Chapel Hill. (Inside Carolina)

Garrison Brooks shows improvement as No. 2 big

The No. 32 power forward and No. 131 overall player in the 247Sports Composite, had his moments as a freshman, starting 16 games and playing the most minutes of the Tar Heels’ three freshman post players. That set up Brooks as a candidate to take a step forward in 2018-19. "I feel better in shape. I kind of let things come to me," Brooks said. (Inside Carolina)

Gonzaga coach Mark Few clarifies his national champions ‘who do it right’ postgame comment

Gonzaga coach Mark Few stands by his comments Sunday that he’s disappointed the NCAA hasn’t moved faster with its investigation into college basketball corruption. But the Zags coach was adamant about clarifying one of his remarks. “Nobody is rolling more than Villanova, that’s what I was saying, North Carolina does it the right way. They’re as ethical as ethical can be.” (Spokane Spokesman-Review)

Isaiah Hicks, Theo Pinson thriving in G-League

is having a fantastic season with the G-League’s Westchester Knicks, averaging 18.6 points, nine rebounds and 2.1 assists in nearly 33 minutes per game. has shown a remarkable shooting turnaround in his first 14 games for the Long Island Nets, knocking down 37 percent of his three-point attempts and becoming one of the team's most reliable scorers. (Keeping It Heel)

Video: Gonzaga's Mark Few On First Game vs. UNC In Chapel Hill

No. 12 North Carolina will host No. 4 Gonzaga this Saturday in Chapel Hill. It's the first time the Zags have ever played in the Dean Dome and is also a rematch of the 2017 National Championship. Gonzaga coach Mark Few shared with the ACC Digital Network his respect and what he's expecting from the matchup on Saturday. Read More...

Chansky’s Notebook: Vinsanity Still Flying

has come a long way – and not just in years. As the oldest player in the NBA, the 41-year old Tar Heel is an inspiration for both the AARP crowd and UNC fans. Now with the Atlanta Hawks, his eighth NBA team, Carter never won a national championship in college or a ring on the biggest stage — but is still one of the best athletes and good guys of the game. (

North Carolina Basketball Youth Holiday Clinic Details Announced

The University of North Carolina's men's basketball players and coaches will host the annual Carolina Basketball Holiday Clinic for youths in first through sixth grades again this winter. The clinic will take place on Sunday, December 30, 2018, at the Center in Chapel Hill. The cost is $50 per child, and all proceeds will benefit Chapel Hill-area charities. (

After 20 years of chasing the next college job, Scott Cherry happy to have landed at Briarcrest

When ’s coaching tenure ended at High Point University last season, some soothsayers might have seen Tubby Smith resurrecting his alma mater in High Point, North Carolina. What no one could have seen was that Smith and Cherry would trade hometowns. Cherry played on UNC's 1993 championship team, played in Cyprus for a season, then sold forklifts for three years. (Daily Memphian)

How Toronto Raptors Forward Danny Green Is Trying to Bring New York City Basketball Back

On Sunday, when Bronx native Kemba Walker scored 25 points for the Hornets to hand the Knicks a loss, , the Long Island native now with the Toronto Raptors, helped organize the Battle in the Apple Basketball Showcase to promote hoops in his hometown. "We're trying to bring basketball to where it was when we were growing up [in New York]," said Green. (Forbes)

Tar Heels Move Up Two Spots to No. 12 in AP Men's Basketball Top 25

The UNC men’s basketball team moved up two spots to No. 12 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25. Kansas took over No. 1 following Gonzaga’s loss to Tennessee on Sunday. Duke slid up to No. 2, followed by Tennessee, Gonzaga and Michigan. The rest of the top 10 includes No. 6 Virginia, No. 7 Nevada, No. 8 Auburn, No. 9 Michigan State and No. 10 Florida State. (
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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 97
UNCW: 69
Wed, Dec 5 Box Score
Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Gonzaga
Sat, Dec 15 7:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets
UNC @ Kentucky
Sat, Dec 22 5:15 ET CBS
UNC vs. Davidson
Sat, Dec 29 12:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets
ACC Basketball Standings
(2) Duke0-09-1
(6) Virginia0-09-0
(10) Florida State0-08-1
(12) North Carolina0-07-2
(13) Virginia Tech0-09-1
(25) Syracuse0-07-2
NC State0-08-1
Boston College0-07-2
Notre Dame0-06-3
Georgia Tech0-05-3
Wake Forest0-05-3

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