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Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball.

Roy Williams, other ACC coaches learning to live with transfer portal

The movement of basketball players from one program to another has even affected programs like UNC. The Tar Heels lost their first transfer in eight years when left for South Carolina, while graduate transfers and arrived. “It’s part of the game now and that doesn’t mean I have to like it,” said. (Heels Maven)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Sean May on all things Carolina Basketball

Jones Angell and Adam Lucas run through a quick news catch-up on UNC football and basketball. Then, joins the Pod to discuss the upcoming basketball season, UNC Basketball's approach to social media, and how the Tar Heels run an official visit when a recruit comes to campus. Plus: #FiveSecondChallenge, Adam's List, and more. (

Podcast: Dewey Burke, Sherrell McMillan Discuss UNC Basketball

Host Tommy Ashley is joined by former North Carolina point guard and Sherrell McMillan of Inside Carolina to discuss North Carolina Basketball and share their thoughts on all things Tar Heel hoops as and his team prepared for the season opener just three weeks away. (Player FM)

UNC Basketball and Freshman Interviews

For nearly five decades, UNC Basketball freshmen had not been allowed at these media events, which meant some of the more colorful stories about freshmen's initial college experiences couldn’t come out until during the season. Why was this the case? The answer, is, of course, . Smith did not like that freshmen were eligible to play immediately. (Tar Heel Blog)

Rather that talking trash, Damian Lillard gives Nassir Little some gas

Damian Lillard had a counter to Jr.'s trash talk. The Trail Blazers also have a rookie in who was one of the most well-regarded players in his class before falling at the draft, so rather than responding to the barbs from Porter Jr., Lillard decided to channel that energy into something positive for one of his newest teammates. (Portland Trail Blazers)

Leaky Black is UNC's most important player

To , the most important player on North Carolina’s team isn’t a grizzled veteran with thousands of game minutes or a ballyhooed freshman headed to next summer’s NBA lottery. He’s not a former McDonald’s All-American or finding his name on any pre-season all-ACC teams, but is the quintessential x-factor for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Media Picks UNC 2nd in ACC Preseason Poll, Anthony & Brooks Preseason All-ACC

North Carolina is projected to finish second and junior and freshman were named to the preseason All-ACC basketball teams in voting released today by the Atlantic Coast Conference. Anthony was selected the league's Preseason Freshman of the Year and to the All-ACC first team. Brooks was voted to the league's second team. (

NBA rosters feature 16 Tar Heels as preseason begins

The NBA preseason is underway, as former UNC star beginning his 22nd season in the league and rookie is already creating highlights just a few games into his pro career. Along with veterans like and continuing their careers in New York, is fighting for a roster spot with Milwaukee. (Heels Maven)

Roy Williams Seeking Perimeter Scoring Options

, , , , , and their 271 made three-pointers are no longer on the roster, which poses a significant problem for in his 17th year as UNC’s basketball coach. “We lost not only perimeter production, but we lost our five top scorers, so we’ve got to figure out how to score,” Williams said. (Inside Carolina)

What to expect from Cole Anthony, other preseason All-Americans this season

On a team without many established ball-handlers, North Carolina point guard is going to have a ton of responsibility to run the Tar Heels and put up scoring numbers. The likely one-and-done talent has never been scared of a challenge and has been preparing for this moment his entire life, so it’s not a stretch to expect an instant impact. (
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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 43
Late Night with Roy: 43
Fri, Sep 27
Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Winston-Salem State
Fri, Nov 1 7:30 ET ACCNX Tickets
UNC vs. Notre Dame
Wed, Nov 6 7:00 ET ACC Network Tickets
Fri, Nov 8 7:00 ET FloSports Tickets
ACC Basketball Standings
(2) Virginia16-229-3
(3) North Carolina16-227-6
(1) Duke14-429-5
(10) Florida State13-527-7
(16) Virginia Tech12-624-8
NC State9-924-12
Georgia Tech6-1214-18
Boston College5-1314-17
Wake Forest4-1411-20
Notre Dame3-1514-19

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