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Video: UNC Basketball Is No. 1 Featuring Experienced Talent

North Carolina basketball opens up the regular season tonight as the #1 ranked team in the country. Head coach Roy Williams talks about the lethal combination of experienced talent that his Tar Heels possess this season. View Video...

Harrison Barnes Is Going To Be Just Fine, Thanks

He has not signed a contract extension with the best team in the NBA, but do not weep for Harrison Barnes. He's not a jilted lover or a man done wrong by the system. His very understandable gamble to get some extra dough just didn't pay off, or hasn't paid off yet. The fourth-year forward will end this season as a Restricted Free Agent, perhaps having proved his worth once and for all. (VICE Sports)

2015-16 UNC Basketball Preview

The 2015-16 Tar Heels enter the season coming off a similar circumstances as 1992 right down to having watched rival Duke win the NCAA title. The Tar Heels finished with double digit losses, beat an SEC team(Arkansas) in the NCAA Tournament then lost 79-72 to a Big Ten team(Wisconsin) in the Sweet Sixteen. (Tar Heel Blog)

ACC Basketball: North Carolina players take note of athletic impact in Missouri saga

Three days after the football team at the University of Missouri helped bring about a change of leadership at the school, North Carolina basketball players Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige were asked Wednesday what they took away from the seeing the weight athletes can have when they wade into social causes. (Fayetteville Observer)

Sixers Assign Kendall Marshall and Tony Wroten to 87ers

The Philadelphia 76ers announced Wednesday that they have assigned guards Kendall Marshall and Tony Wroten to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League in order to continue their rehabilitation as part of the team's return to play protocol. In a related move, the Sixers have placed Marshall on the inactive list. (Philadelphia 76ers)

Today’s U Top 25 Countdown: No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels

Once Paige returns, if North Carolina can stay healthy, improve its defensive rebounding and play better basketball in late-game situations, there’s no reason why this team shouldn’t be the favorite to cut down the nets in Houston come April. (Today's U)

Previewing Temple

No. 1 North Carolina opens the 2015-16 season against Temple in the Veterans Classic at Annapolis on Friday. Tip-off at Alumni Hall is at 7 p.m. and will be televised by CBS Sports Network. With an experienced rotation that could go 10-deep, coach Fran Dunphy will once again lean on a man-to-man defensive approach that served the Owls well last season. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Take In Naval Academy

The UNC basketball team made the most of its day in Annapolis on Thursday. In town to prepare for Friday's 2016-17 season opener against Temple in the Veterans Classic hosted by the United States Naval Academy, Thursday was anything but a typical road trip practice day. Carolina players toured the Naval Academy, getting a taste of life at the service academy. (

UNC Player Profile: Marcus Paige

The recovery window for Marcus Paige's broken hand is 3-4 weeks which means a possible return after missing six games just in time for the Tar Heels to face #3 Maryland in Chapel Hill. One silver lining regarding Paige's injury is that it affects his non-shooting hand. It should heal rather quickly and not be the nagging type of injury that plagued him last season. (Tar Heel Blog)

No time for learning curve as Temple goes for upset of UNC

Temple has no time to get settled before taking on its toughest opponent of the early part of the season. The Owls take the court for the first time in front of the public on Friday evening, on the court at the Naval Academy’s Alumni Hall in Annapolis, Md. The opponent is North Carolina, ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press poll and No. 2 in the coaches’ poll. (City of Basketball Love)

North Carolina alters its look with hopes of bringing back glory days

Have you seen them? The all-black-everything, alternate uniforms that will have North Carolina looking so Brooklyn when it plays UCLA next month in the Barclays Center. Junior center Kennedy Meeks described the jerseys and shorts -- that maintain the trademark argyle pattern down the side in Carolina blue but are trimmed with gold -- in one word: "Fire." (

Warriors Make James Michael McAdoo Pay For The Team’s Breakfast At McDonald’s

James Michael McAdoo may not be a rookie but he was tasked with buying the team breakfast on Tuesday. And while horror stories of young players being left obscene restaurant bills by their teammates are fairly common in sports, the Warriors were much more wallet-friendly towards McAdoo when they decided that it was his turn to foot the bill for a meal. (Next Impulse Sports)

Projected NCAA tournament bracket: UNC, Kansas, Duke, UK are No. 1 seeds

No. 1 seeds: North Carolina is SI's No. 1 overall seed, and thus is slotted in the East Region, which will be played in Philadelphia, 415 driving miles from Chapel Hill, N.C. The South Region is in Louisville, 538 miles from UNC. If Kentucky can lock up the South (as we project), it will enjoy the biggest geographic advantage of any of the No. 1s. (Sports Illustrated)

UNC wing Pinson healthy, hopeful and ready to seize his opportunity

It all starts for real Friday at 7 p.m. when the No. 1-ranked Tar Heels face Temple in Annapolis, Md., before Sunday’s 4 p.m. home opener against Fairfield. J.P. Tokoto’s departure after last season already created an opportunity for Theo Pinson, and he’ll get even more chances early in the season with guard Marcus Paige out for the first few weeks of the season. (Raleigh & Company)

Celtics center Tyler Zeller knows why playing time is short

Tyler Zeller is pointing a finger of blame with regard to his rapid decline in minutes. At himself. The 7-footer has fallen from the starting lineup to the point where he was used only in blowout duty in last Friday’s 20-point win against Washington. (Boston Herald)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 85
Syracuse: 68
Mon, Jan 16 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Boston College
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UNC vs. Virginia Tech
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UNC @ Miami
Sat, Jan 28 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

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ACC Basketball Standings
(15) Notre Dame5-016-2
(9) North Carolina5-117-3
(10) Florida State4-116-2
(12) Louisville3-215-3
(16) Virginia3-213-3
Georgia Tech3-211-6
(18) Duke2-314-4
Virginia Tech2-313-4
Boston College2-39-9
NC State2-413-6
Wake Forest1-410-7

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