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Williams, Jackson, Pinson Pre-Texas Southern Press Conference Transcript

Justin, Roy was telling us the other day that he had made it a point to have a couple of conversations with you about your shooting and maybe trying to get your confidence back. Have those been helpful? Justin Jackson: Yes, sat with Coach in his office and talked to him a little bit. My confidence isn't gone. I mean, it was four games that I have not shot the ball well. And that's all it is. (ASAP Sports)

Video: Roy Williams Pre-Texas Southern Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media on Thursday prior to Friday's opening-round NCAA tournament game against Texas Southern in Greenville, South Carolina. Read More...

Video: Theo Pinson, Justin Jackson Pre-Texas Southern Press Conference

North Carolina juniors Theo Pinson and Justin Jackson speak with the media on Thursday prior to Friday's opening-round NCAA tournament game against Texas Southern. Read More...

NCAA Media Day Locker Room Report

UNC's locker room was open to the media Thursday so the Tar Heels could answer questions about their team, the NCAA Tournament and other topics. Here are interviews with five Tar Heels. Justin Jackson and Theo Pinson were at the dais and unavailable in the locker room. Here are Nate Britt, Luke Maye, Kennedy Meeks, Joel Berry and Isaiah Hicks: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: Dean Smith Breaks Down Michael Jordan's Freshman Season - ACC Hidden Gem

Michael Jordan was a freshman on UNC's 1982 National Championship team, and the shot that he hit to help the Tar Heels beat Georgetown is well-known. But, in this ACC Hidden Gem, Dean Smith breaks down Jordan's entire freshman season and details how the young superstar's game improved throughout the year. Read More...

The Brotherhood of Brice Johnson And Marcus Paige

In the summer of 2011, Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson moved into the dormitories at Chapel Hill. The bright-eyed freshmen were assigned as roommates for team road trips and immediately developed a strong friendship. “We lived together for four years at Chapel Hill,” Paige reminisced, now a pro with the NBA D-League’s Salt Lake City Stars (affiliate of the Utah Jazz). (

Texas Southern vs. North Carolina: NCAA Tournament First Round Preview and Prediction

A No. 16 seed has never beaten a No. 1 in NCAA Tournament history and it's probably not going to happen here either. Texas Southern out of the SWAC began its season on a 16-game road trip and was blown out by the likes of Arizona, Cincinnati and Louisville. But the Tigers righted their ship, reeling off nine straight wins to claim the SWAC tournament title. (Athlon Sports)

Mentor and Mentee: The Jerry Stackhouse and Brandon Ingram Story

When former NBA All-Star Jerry Stackhouse first met future NBA lottery pick Brandon Ingram, he didn’t know him as Brandon Ingram. He knew him as Donald’s son. Or Bo’s little brother. He knew him as the little kid that would tag along with his dad and older brother to the gym. They really started to work together when Ingram was in middle school. (

Chansky’s Notebook: Top Seeds Never Lose

There is clear value to being a No. 1 seed in the Big Dance. It’s no big mystery why a 16 seed has never upset a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. No. 2s have lost to No. 15s, No. 3s have lost 14s and plenty of 4s have lost to No. 13 seeds. So for UNC, the value of playing outclassed Texas Western in its opener is that it’s basically a warm-up game. (

Justin Jackson approaching NBA lottery status

Draft gurus have consistently viewed UNC’s Justin Jackson as NBA first-round material this season. But coming off ACC Player of the Year honors, Jackson is seeing his stock rise considerably. The most recent DraftExpress mock draft projects Jackson at No. 13 overall. The junior’s versatility as an inside-outside wing is one of the biggest reason scouts are high on him. (ACC Sports Journal)

Aaron Rohlman continues his dream season as Tar Heels begin NCAA tournament on Friday

A year ago this time, Gastonia's Aaron Rohlman had just completed his first season on UNC's junior varsity basketball team. Fast forward a year and not only is Rohlman still rooting for North Carolina to win a national title, but he was promoted from the junior varsity to the varsity team - and will have a front row seat for every Tar Heels' NCAA tournament game. (Gaston Gazette)

Tar Heels are brimming with March Madness fun

So, we need to talk about these North Carolina hats. First off, those seem like expensive hats. Who paid for them? Secondly, it’s not like the Tar Heels are traveling to Deadwood for their first-round game Friday against Texas Southern. Greenville, S.C., is hardly what I would call “western.” (Washington Post)

Reyshawn Terry reflects on memories of UNC’s 2005 championship squad

Ryukyu Golden Kings forward Reyshawn Terry is part of a special fraternity. As a native of the Tar Heel State, Terry’s identity has been forged in part by his association with the storied North Carolina men’s basketball program, which captured its fourth NCAA title in 2005, and first under Roy Williams (the legendary Dean Smith led the school to two crowns). (Japan Times)

Drama Bracket in Greenville: Gamecocks, Duke, UNC, bathrooms and the Confederate flag

North Carolina is a No. 1 seed. Las Vegas likes Duke – sizzling and healthy after an ACC Tournament title – to win it all. Are players and fans peeking ahead to a national championship game that would be the first Duke-North Carolina matchup in the NCAA Tournament? “I’ve thought about it,” North Carolina junior guard Joel Berry admitted to reporters. “I would love to get revenge on them again. But you never know.” (Charleston Post and Courier)

How they were built: North Carolina, the favorites

As today marks the tip-off of the 2017 NCAA Tournament, we continue our look at some of the top storylines and how those teams were built through recruiting. Up next, we look at No. 1 seed North Carolina and how finding post depth, a decision to wait on the NBA and the development of an unlikely prospect have Roy Williams' team contending to cut down the nets. (

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score
Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Bahamas All Stars
Fri, Aug 17 7:30 ET
UNC @ NPBA All Stars
Sun, Aug 19 3:00 ET
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6 TBD

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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