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Kenny Williams’ absence affects UNC in a variety of ways

North Carolina likely will be without guard Kenny Williams for the remainder of the season; the sophomore injured his knee in a practice following the Duke game. Williams had surgery earlier this week. What does this mean for UNC — a team with national championship aspirations? Williams was a two-way player, and UNC’s defense will feel his absence.

Brice Johnson Makes NBA Debut For Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers rookie Brice Johnson, sidelined since training camp with a herniated disc in his back, was active against the Warriors on Thursday night. Johnson grabbed 2 rebounds in 3 minutes. Fifty-seven games into his rookie year, the former North Carolina star got to put on his uniform. It’s No. 10, by the way, for anyone who can’t remember back to October.

Tar Heel Talk Podcast: Bobby Frasor Special

On this week’s show, former Tar Heel basketball player, Bobby Frasor, joins me to talk about heading back to his high school alma mater in Chicago to coach basketball. We will also look back at his time in Chapel Hill, as well as, talk about the current UNC basketball team. Thanks for listening, and we will see you all next week.

Justin Jackson is so hot right now

Without Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige on the roster for the 2016-2017 season, certain Carolina players HAD to step up. UNC junior small forward Justin Jackson has done just that. Despite staring almost every game as a freshman and sophomore, Jackson always played second or third fiddle to Carolina's older, more established players.

The Air Jordan 31 Low Set to Debut for March Madness

The owner of the photos used in this article has requested its removal. In the mean time, here's a look at the exclusive UNC Jumpman 13 Retro Low tweeted out by Carolina Basketball on Friday.

Harrison Barnes has unseated Dirk Nowitzki as Mavericks’ go-to player

As Dirk Nowitzki’s minutes stacked up and age became his public enemy No. 1, the Dallas Mavericks have been searching for someone to make their franchise player the second-best player on their team. That search is finally over. Harrison Barnes, who was basically a role player the last four seasons with Golden State, has quietly unseated Nowitzki as the Mavs’ best player.

Audio: Jerry Stackhouse on life as a D-League coach

Former NBA All-Star Jerry Stackhouse joined Lang Whitaker and Sekou Smith at All-Star weekend in New Orleans to talk about the differences between being an NBA player and a D-League coach. Plus, we look back at a memorable 2017 NBA All-Star game dominated by hometown star Anthony Davis.

Kennedy Meeks and rebounding

North Carolina leads the nation in offensive rebounding with 15.86 offensive rebounds per game. First out of 351 teams in Division I. And the game against Louisville provided another example of why UNC dominates the offensive glass. The Heels doubled up the Cardinals 16-8 on offensive rebounds, including an 8-3 edge in the second half alone.

Tar Heels up two in ACC standings

The Duke lost put UNC two games up on the Blue Devils in the ACC standings. The Tar Heel then went out and methodically beat No. 7 Louisville on Wednesday night putting Carolina two up on the Cardinals. With three games remaining in the ACC regular season, UNC has a two game lead in the conference standings.

Video: "I Was Better Than Michael Jordan, For About 3 Weeks" - James Worthy at UNC

James Worthy shares his early impressions of Michael Jordan at UNC, helping to recruit Jordan to North Carolina and being blown away by his abilities on the court. Worthy tells Antawn Jamison about the confidence with which Jordan carried himself, but how Worthy knew he was better than MJ..."for about 3 weeks."

UNC JV basketball falls to Huntington Prep, 103-98, in overtime

With time winding down in regulation and Huntington Prep down by three, Keldon Johnson calmly shot a contested three over a North Carolina defender. The ball went through the net and Huntington Prep went on to win the game 103-98 in overtime. It was a tough game for the Tar Heels and only their second loss all season, but coach Hubert Davis was not shaken.

Tar Heels sprinting down the stretch run

North Carolina coach Roy Williams has been critical of his team’s schedule this season. The Tar Heels’ schedule has been back-loaded with top-shelf opponents—two against Duke, two against Virginia, one each against Notre Dame and Louisville—in the final month of the regular season.

ACC's balance may not equate to genuine league strength

If UNC can go 2-1 in its three remaining regular-season games – at Pitt, at Virginia, and against Duke in Chapel Hill – the Tar Heels will win another ACC regular-season basketball race. The Tar Heels moved into that advantageous position with their win Wednesday over Louisville in concert with a buzzer-beater 78-75 win by Syracuse over Duke.

Post-practice shooting contests propel Jackson in UNC men's basketball win over Louisville

Most of the UNC men’s basketball team has trickled out after practice. There’s a few coaches, some managers mulling about, but there’s no serious basketball being played. Now is the fun part. The group always changes — sometimes Kanler Coker joins, other times Brandon Robinson and Shea Rush — but there’s two stalwarts: Joel Berry and Justin Jackson.

Chansky’s Notebook: A Team On The Brink?

How good are the Tar Heels? We really don’t know yet. UNC looks to be on its way to another ACC regular-season championship under Roy Williams, who’s won something like 16 in his first 28 years of head coaching. The Heels had a great home stand, knocking off 14th-ranked Virginia and No. 7 Louisville in two of the ugliest games of the season, yet both impressive wins.

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-528-7
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-9
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-922-11
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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