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UNC basketball's trio of freshmen playing together and growing as a group

The North Carolina Tar Heels knew they were getting three special players in freshmen Tony Bradley, Seventh Woods and Brandon Robinson. The trio would be part of the future, building a foundation in Chapel Hill for years to come. But with injuries to Theo Pinson and Luke Maye, the young group has seen more minutes, particularly at the same time. (Carolina Blue)

Joel Berry’s Quest for the Rafters

Based simply on Joel Berry’s basic boxscore stats, it’s clear that he’s off to a ridiculously strong start to his junior campaign. He’s parlayed a 62.1%/53.3%/90.9% shooting line into 21.3 points per game, while maintaining a Ty Lawson-like 4.33:1 assist-to-turnover ratio. He’s also drawing fouls at an elite level. (The Secondary Break)

Jerry Stackhouse learning to delegate with Raptors905

There is no doubt Jerry Stackhouse is a hands-on basketball coach. He’s out scrimmaging with his players, going through extended three-on-three workouts, always testing them in his unique way. But as he prepares for his first season as a professional head coach, Stackhouse is learning that stepping back a bit isn’t a bad idea. (Toronto Star)

Tony Bradley on flying to Hawaii and clipboards breaking

What did you think when Coach Williams broke the clipboard during a timeout? UNC freshman Tony Bradley: "I was surprised. He punched it and it split in half. He got my attention. My eyebrows kind of raised up. Today was my first experience going through that." On going to Hawaii for a week: "I am excited, except for the flight there. I am not a fan of that." (Carolina Blue)

Seventh still seeking his game, to hear his name

Seventh Woods, who dished out a game-high six assists in UNC’s 93–67 blowout Tuesday of Long Beach State, is just as frustrated with his play so far. And he confirms that Roy Williams calls him Sixth or Eighth, but not Seventh. “He just wants me to be aggressive on the defensive end. I don’t think I’ve played aggressive enough since I got here,” said Woods. (Raleigh & Company)

Four Corners: Heading To Hawaii

The Tar Heel traveling party is heading to Honolulu on Wednesday and is due to arrive very late that night, nearly 15 hours after departing the Smith Center. While in Honolulu, Hawaii, prior to Friday night's road game against the University of Hawaii, the Tar Heel travel party plans to tour Pearl Harbor at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. (

Michael Jordan to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Today, President Barack Obama named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, and Michael Jordan is among this year's recipients. Also among this year's recipients are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Vin Scully. The awards will be presented at the White House on November 22nd. (

Video: Marcus Paige Scores 9 for the Salt Lake City Stars

Former Tar Heel great Marcus Paige scores 9 points in the Salt Lake City Stars' second NBA D-League game of the season on Tuesday in a 95-68 loss to the Oklahoma City Blue. Read More...

Carolina Insider Podcast: Basketball Tips Off, Football Falls to Duke

Last week included the Thursday night football game at Duke, the men's basketball opener at Tulane in New Orleans and the hoops home opening win over Chattanooga. Jones Angell, the voice of the Tar Heel Sports Network, and Adam Lucas of break down all the action in the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. (

Turner's Take: Kenny Will

Kenny Williams' line over the half's final four minutes reads as though he's trying to fill every column next to his name on the box score. Three-point field goal. Assist. Defensive rebound. Offensive rebound. Assist. Free throw. Free throw. Carolina pushed a three-point lead to 11 at halftime, in a game they would win by 40. And Williams was the spark. (

Seventh is the Name of the Game

To get his name back, Seventh Woods must get his game back. "I’m not calling him Seventh because I haven’t seen the guy that I recruited show up yet,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams told reporters on Tuesday - and he tells Woods on a regular basis. "Every day - every day he says it to me,” Woods told Inside Carolina. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Getaway Day

Carolina leaves for Maui on Wednesday, and maybe it showed a little on Tuesday evening. It’s a mark of how impressive the Tar Heels have been early in the season that we can quibble with a 26-point win over Long Beach State, the preseason favorite in their league and a well-coached team with some talent on the roster. Only 26 points? What happened? (

Roy Williams Post-Long Beach State Quotes

Roy Williams: "It looked like the third game in five days a lot of times out there, and we caught Long Beach - they’ve had a heck of a travel schedule as well being in Wichita Sunday night, and flying to Charlotte and busing down here. But you’ve got to win some games ugly and they had something to do with making us look ugly. We’ve got to still do better on the offensive backboards." (

UNC-Long Beach State Postgame Notes

Joel Berry tied his career high with 23 points. This is the second time in three games this year Berry has scored a career-best 23 points (also at Tulane). Carolina has shot better than 50 percent from the floor in the first half in all three games and under 50 percent from the floor in the second half in all three games. UNC made a season-high 24 free throws. (

UNC Players Post-Long Beach State Interviews

Watch the Tar Heel players discuss North Carolina's 93-67 win over Long Beach State following Tuesday's game in Chapel Hill: Tony Bradley, Seventh Woods, Justin Jackson, Joel Berry, Kennedy Meeks

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 104
Western Carolina: 61
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UNC @ Tennessee
Sun, Dec 17 3:00 ET ESPN

UNC vs. Wofford
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UNC vs. Ohio State
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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#6 Miami59
at G Washington50
Huell (Miami) 15 pts; Bolden (G Washington) 13 pts;
Virginia Tech86
at #8 Kentucky93
Robinson (Virginia Tech) 19 pts; Knox (Kentucky) 21 pts;
at #16 UVA80
Aldridge (Davidson) 20 pts; Hall (UVA) 20 pts;
at #18 Notre Dame77
Morgan (Indiana) 34 pts; Colson (Notre Dame) 29 pts;
Oklahoma State71
at #19 Florida State70
Carroll (Oklahoma State) 23 pts; Mann (Florida State) 20 pts;
at #22 Florida69
Reed (Clemson) 22 pts; Hudson (Florida) 23 pts;
at Memphis72
Snider (Louisville) 19 pts; Martin (Memphis) 26 pts;
at NC State76
Smith (UNCG) 16 pts; Beverly (NC State) 16 pts;
at Georgetown79
Brissett (Syracuse) 25 pts; Govan (Georgetown) 21 pts;
at Pitt72
Wilson (McNeese) 11 pts; Carr (Pitt) 17 pts;
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ACC Basketball Standings
Boston College1-09-3
(6) Miami0-09-0
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
(19) Florida State0-09-1
(16) Virginia0-08-1
Virginia Tech0-08-2
(18) Notre Dame0-08-3
NC State0-08-3
Wake Forest0-06-4
Georgia Tech0-04-4
(4) Duke0-111-1

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