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Bilas: I played college basketball against Michael Jordan and here's what made him great

ESPN basketball analyst Jay Bilas bore witness to the rise of , playing against him five times in the North Carolina-Duke rivalry during the 1982-83 and 1983-84 seasons. Bilas reflected on what he experienced in watching and playing against Jordan as a competitor during that period. "He was simply amazing, and never took a play off." (

Marcus Paige & Justin Jackson Adjust to the New Normal

and have had very different pro basketball careers. The two players played together at UNC, both starters on UNC's 2014-15 and 2015-16 teams. While Jackson was a first-round draft pick in 2017 and has been a key role player for two NBA teams, Paige bounced around summer league and G-League rosters before landing in Europe. (Inside Carolina)

ESPN releases April broadcast schedule and stunning final trailer for the 10-part Jordan documentary

You asked and you shall receive. A report on Tuesday said that ESPN would release its 10-part documentary, The Last Dance, earlier than expected with NBA fans everywhere calling for the Worldwide Leader to show it while we’re all stuck at home. Sure enough, the network made it official: on April 19, 2020, we’re getting the first couple of parts. (USA Today)

What will next season's UNC men's basketball team look like?

Excitement will return to North Carolina basketball next season, as the Tar Heels bring a top-three recruiting class to Chapel Hill. With the motivation of avoiding another disappointing season, there is reason to believe that UNC will take strides in returning to national prominence. The Tar Heels should have one of the deepest big-man rotations in the country. (Daily Tar Heel)

From The AP: Tar Heels Defeat Michigan In 1993 For Dean Smith's Second NCAA Title

Same building. Same result. Different blunder. won his second national championship Monday when North Carolina beat Michigan 77-71. And like the first title he won at the Superdome, this one wasn't sealed until somebody made a costly error. Michigan's Chris Webber called a timeout the Wolverines didn't have with 11 seconds to go. (

How to watch UNC classic sports on ACC Network this week

In a time with no live sports for the foreseeable future, a lot of networks are re-airing old games. The ACC Network is no exception. This week, the focus is on Olympic sports and original programming with a healthy dose of men's and women's basketball. Stay safe, stay at home, and enjoy a wide variety of North Carolina sports this week. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Anthony Harris 2019-20 Season Highlights

battled back from an early knee injury to put together a productive 2019-20 season before seeing it end early with a second knee injury. In just five games, Harris was fifth on the team in points per game with 6.8, shooting 43% from three. Watch highlights from Harris' freshman season courtesy of the ACC Digital Network. Read More...

Lost NBA Storylines: Vince Carter's Farewell

43-year-old wasn't prepared for Atlanta's overtime loss to the Knicks to be his final time in an NBA uniform, but if the season doesn't come back, Carter will have sunk the last shot of his NBA career -- a 3-pointer from the top of the key: “It’s a weird way to say I’m calling it a career,” Carter said after the game. “At least I scored my last basket.” (Sports Illustrated)

Ranking UNC's six men's basketball national championship teams

It’s tough to compare athletes and teams from different eras. The same could be said for UNC’s basketball national championships. The program's six NCAA-recognized titles span 60 years of basketball history. The play style and level of competition are going to differ from title to title, but here’s my stab at power ranking UNC’s six national championships: (Daily Tar Heel)

Christian Keeling remains smiling after tough final year

had his last year of basketball end on a down note as UNC suffered one of their roughest seasons ever. Instead of hanging his head, Keeling knows the world is bigger than basketball. "(The coronavirus shutdown) happened in like the snap of a finger. But you worry about other people's health. Sometimes stuff is bigger than basketball." (
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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 53
Syracuse: 81
Wed, Mar 11 Box Score
ACC Basketball Standings
(4) Florida State16-426-5
(11) Duke15-525-6
(14) Louisville15-524-7
(16) Virginia15-523-7
Georgia Tech11-917-14
NC State10-1020-12
Notre Dame10-1020-12
Virginia Tech7-1316-16
Boston College7-1313-19
North Carolina6-1414-19
Wake Forest6-1413-18

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