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Three to know – Wofford at No. 1 North Carolina

After tonight, the next time Tar Heels fans will see their team on its home floor, things could be very different. UNC plays its next three games away from home, starting with Saturday’s game at Northern Iowa, initially devised as a homecoming for Marcus Paige, and games against Northwestern and either Kansas State or Missouri in the CBA Classic in Kansas City. (Fayetteville Observer)

Wofford faces No. 1 team for first time

Wofford basketball has smoked ’em in recent years on Tobacco Road. But this one is the big cigar. The Terriers play top-ranked North Carolina at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Dean Smith Center. They have never before been on the same court with the No. 1 team in the nation, having lost twice to No. 2, last New Year’s Eve against Duke (84-55) and in 1997 against soon-to-be No. 1 Wake Forest (68-51) with future NBA star Tim Duncan. (Go Upstate)

Video: UNC Men's Basketball Naval Academy Experience

The Tar Heels received an all-access tour of what it's like to be a student at the Naval Academy the day before UNC's season tip off game against Temple in Annapolis, Maryland. View Video...

UNC basketball after two games

With wins over Temple and Fairfield, the Tar Heels stand at 2-0 heading into Wednesday's home game against the Wofford Terriers. The victories have been convincing, but there is not a whole lot to go on given the level of competition. What we do know is that point guards Joel Berry and Nate Britt are both very capable players who each add something on offense. (Carolina Blue)

Know Your Opponent: Wofford

Wofford senior Spencer Collins, one of the three returning starters, is wearing the No. 12 jersey to honor the memory of his friend. Collins shot a team-best 37.9 percent from 3 last season and was named to the 10-man preseason All-SoCon team. As a team, Wofford was picked to finish second behind Chattanooga in what should be an extremely competitive league race. (

Lucas: Justin Jackson Staying Aggressive

Justin Jackson hasn’t made a three-pointer in Carolina’s first two games of the season, and he doesn’t seem particularly concerned about it. That’s probably because he’s been here before. Jackson went 0-for-3 from the three-point line in the first two games of his freshman campaign, then went out and scored 18 points in a win over Davidson in the season’s third game. (

Tar Heels look for smoother performance

Roy Williams called out the top-ranked Tar Heels for their rather mundane approach in the first home game of the season. “I thought we had a lack of execution, a lack of effort and toughness out there early,” Williams said. That came against Fairfield. So Wednesday night Wofford visits and all those elements will have been addressed by Williams and his coaching staff. (Burlington Times News)

Top-ranked Tar Heels have work to do, but who doesn’t in November?

North Carolina, minus ACC preseason co-Player of the Year Marcus Paige, might not have looked like the No. 1 team in the nation in a win against Fairfield on Sunday. But trivial matters such as rankings and passing the eye test are of little concern to Roy Williams right now. More important at this time of year is setting a foundation upon which to build come March. (Wilmington Star News)

Britt N' Berry

Life without Marcus Paige continues for the Tar Heels as the senior standout continues to nurse a broken hand. But the schedule won’t wait for the nation’s top-ranked team. North Carolina opened the season with a pair of wins. In Paige’s absence, sophomore Joel Berry and junior Nate Britt have stepped up to help direct the Tar Heel offense from the perimeter. (

Preview & Prediction: #1 UNC vs Wofford

Much of Wofford's core from last season's highly-successful run to the NCAA Tournament remains. Spencer Collins was one of Wofford's more efficient player and was second in three point attempts, shooting 38% on 107 attempts. Wofford has two other reliable deep threats in Eric Garcia (37% on threes) and Jaylen Allen (40% on threes.) Prediction: UNC 85 Wofford 66 (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels Host Wofford Wednesday

North Carolina will play its second game of the 2015 CBE Hall of Fame Classic and its second home contest of the season when it hosts Wofford on Wednesday evening. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. in the Smith Center. The Regional Sports Networks will televise the game. Wes Durham (play-by-play) and Mike Gminski (analyst) will have the call. (

Justin Jackson Searching for His Shot

Most observers, both biased and impartial, expected UNC’s Justin Jackson to pick up where he left off last March. The 6-foot-8, 200-pound wing scored in double figures in 11 of his final 12 games as a freshman, converting at a blistering 52.1 percent from the floor and 44.7 percent from deep. That shooting touch has not carried over to 2015-16 just yet. (Inside Carolina)

Rasheed Wallace, former NBA players to play in summer Champions League

Behold The Champions League, a non-NBA affiliated venture where the league's chairman and CEO, Carl George, is hoping to provide family-friendly and affordable entertainment during the NBA's downtime. Sixteen teams to begin competing in the summer of 2016. The New York team is already fully formed and includes former NBA players Al Harrington, Rasheed Wallace and Maurice Ager. (CBS Sports)

Justin Jackson: "We have a lot of ways we can come at you"

Justin Jackson on his early-season shooting struggles: "(The missed shots) felt good. So I am just going to keep shooting. Sooner or later they will fall." On this year's Tar Heels: "We are deep. We have a lot of ways we can come at you. On defense, if we all lock in and play defense like we are supposed to and finish it I think we will be alright." (Carolina Blue)

Previewing Wofford

No. 1 North Carolina looks to improve to 3-0 on the season against Wofford on Wednesday. Tip-off at the Smith Center is at 7 p.m. and will be televised by Fox Sports South (RSN). Wofford enters the contest with an 0-1 record. The Terriers dropped their season opener at Missouri, 83-74. Freshman guard Fletcher Magee shined in his debut, scoring a game-high 22 points. (Inside Carolina)

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#9 UNC90
at Boston College82
Meeks (UNC) 20 pts; Bowman (Boston College) 33 pts;
#12 Louisville68
at #10 FSU73
Mathiang (Louisville) 13 pts; Isaac (FSU) 16 pts;
at #15 Notre Dame84
Lydon (Syracuse) 24 pts; Beachem (Notre Dame) 30 pts;
Georgia Tech49
at #16 UVA62
Stephens (Georgia Tech) 6 pts; Shayok (UVA) 19 pts;
at #18 Duke0
Saturday 8:15 PM
Reed 15.2 ppg, 2.4 apg; Kennard 20.2 ppg, 2.5 apg;
Wake Forest93
at NC State88
Collins (Wake Forest) 21 pts; Smith Jr. (NC State) 15 pts;
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ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina6-118-3
(10) Florida State6-118-2
(15) Notre Dame6-117-3
(16) Virginia5-215-3
(12) Louisville4-316-4
Virginia Tech3-314-4
Wake Forest3-412-7
Georgia Tech3-411-8
(18) Duke2-314-4
Boston College2-59-11
NC State2-513-7

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