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Sports Illustrated College Basketball Power Rankings

10. North Carolina: Carolina's starting forwards—junior Justin Jackson and seniors Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks—are playing near forecasted levels while junior point guard Joel Berry II is slightly ahead of his offensive projections, looking like a first-team All-ACC player. The nicest surprise for the Tar Heels, though, has been freshman big man Tony Bradley. (Sports Illustrated)

On This Day: Dean Smith Named 1997 Sportsman of the Year

On this day in 1997, Sports Illustrated named Dean Smith the Sportsman of the Year. The award is given to the athlete or team whose performance best showcases the spirit of sportsmanship combined with high-level on-the-field achievements. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC Basketball Holiday Shopping for Salvation Army

Members of the North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team recently went shopping for the Salvation Army. Watch as they fill up their shopping carts and discuss the experience. View Video...

Audio: Marcus Paige enjoys being a part of the Salt Lake City community

Salt Lake City Stars point guard Marcus Paige recently stopped by 1280 The Zone's "The Road Home" where he discussed helping the Salt Lake City community, playing for the Stars and his college career with the Tar Heels. (SoundCloud)

Video: 96-year-old UNC basketball legend Bobby Gersten dribbling, dunking, dancing in the Dean Dome

Bobby Gersten, the University of North Caroilna's oldest living basketball and baseball player, discusses his role in recruiting and retaining former Tar Heel coach Dean Smith. View Video...

The Anatomy of a Run

Northern Iowa was threatening to knock off the Tar Heels for a second straight season. Nearly six minutes of game time and a 15-2 run later, UNC led by 18 and the game was essentially over. So what happened in those decisive six minutes? Let’s take a possession-by-possession look at what qualifies as one of the Heels’ finest stretches of basketball of the year. (The Secondary Break)

Different motivations drive Kennedy Meeks’ solid senior season

This season, Kennedy Meeks has shared time at the five spot with freshman Tony Bradley, whose length and aggressiveness give the Tar Heels a potent combination. But with Meeks finally injury-free and obviously in the best physical shape of his career, his rebounding, defense and all-around play have left little doubt that he should start. (Raleigh & Company)

UNC Basketball Career Leaderboard Updates: 12/21

Joel Berry reached the 800-point career mark (now has 805), becoming the 96th Tar Heel to do so. Isaiah Hicks joined the club against Kentucky, and now has 812 career points (95th in UNC history). With eight rebounds against UNI, Kennedy Meeks moved into 20th place on UNC’s all-time rebounding list with 791. He passed a couple of guys in the rafters. (The Secondary Break)

Lucas: They Came To Pass

Let’s just all accept that Isaiah Hicks’ second half dunk is the only play anyone will remember from Carolina's Wednesday night 85-42 thrashing of Northern Iowa. It was pretty awesome, to be honest. It was poster-worthy. What came right before it was too slow-developing to squeeze onto a poster—but it might have been even prettier basketball. (

Roy Williams Post-Northern Iowa Quotes

Roy Williams on the NCAA’s third notice of allegations: “My reaction is I’m tired of this junk. I’ve said everything I’m going to say. I felt all along that we have done the right thing, and whatever they do they have to do. I did have one goal, and I’m going to have to change it. I had hoped the NCAA thing would be over with before I retired, and now I’m hoping it will be over with before I die.” (

UNC-Northern Iowa Postgame Notes

The Tar Heels held the Panthers to 42 points, which equals the fewest allowed by a Roy Williams-coached team at UNC. Carolina scored 1.3 points per possession in the second half, the highest figure in any half this year. Kennedy Meeks led UNC with 18 points and eight rebounds. It is the first time this season and 14th time in his career he led the Tar Heels in scoring. (

Kennedy Meeks responds to coach's challenge in UNC's win over Northern Iowa

Kennedy Meeks 2.0 dominated at both ends of the court, but particularly at the defensive end. Northern Iowa didn’t stand a chance. The stark difference was evident in the way the Panthers abandoned all hope of crashing the offensive boards, choosing instead to race back after launching a shot in a futile effort to halt the ensuing Tar Heels fast break. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: UNC Players Post-Northern Iowa Interviews

Several North Carolina players spoke with the media following the Tar Heels' 85-42 win over Northern Iowa on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. Here are their video interviews: Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks, Joel Berry, Justin Jackson

No. 8 UNC men's basketball blows past Northern Iowa 85-42

After some choice words from UNC Coach Roy Williams at halftime, Kennedy Meeks came out and took control of the court. Meeks put up 10 points in the second half, bringing his total to 18 on the night. Known for his physicality on offense, Meeks brought that same aggression to the defensive side of the ball, collecting four defensive rebounds. (Daily Tar Heel)

Theo Pinson Cleared for Next Step in Rehab Process

Theo Pinson was in uniform on Wednesday night for the first time this season, but isn't yet close to returning to game action. The junior, who is recovering from a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot suffered during preseason practice in October, was released this week for "basketball-type activities," according to head coach Roy Williams. (Inside Carolina)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 69
Virginia Tech: 80
Mon, Jan 22 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. North Carolina State
Sat, Jan 27 12:00 ET CBS Tickets

UNC @ Clemson
Tue, Jan 30 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Sat, Feb 3 8:00 ET ACC Network Tickets

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#18 Clemson0
at #2 UVA0
Tuesday 7:00 PM
Reed 16.0 ppg, 2.9 apg; Guy 15.3 ppg, 1.7 apg;
#4 Duke0
at Wake Forest0
Tuesday 9:00 PM
Bagley III 21.9 ppg, 1.6 apg; Crawford 15.9 ppg, 4.7 apg;
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ACC Basketball Standings
(2) Virginia7-017-1
(4) Duke5-217-2
(18) Clemson5-216-3
(10) North Carolina5-316-5
Georgia Tech3-310-9
Florida State3-414-5
Boston College3-414-7
Virginia Tech3-413-6
NC State3-413-7
Notre Dame3-413-7
Wake Forest1-68-11

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