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UNC Player Preview: Nate Britt

Nate Britt's season projection changed when expected starter Theo Pinson broke his foot. With Pinson out, Britt likely steps into a starting role beside point guard Joel Berry. Britt and Berry, both point guards, will run a two guard lineup. What Britt gives up in size, rebounding, and scoring he makes up for with experience, steady ball handing, and leadership. (Carolina Blue)

Reyshawn Terry joins Ryukyu Golden Kings

The Ryukyu Golden Kings (Japan) signed a contract on November 7 with Reyshawn Terry, a native of North Carolina, to play with the team as a forward. His first appearance on the court will be the home game against Kyoto Hannaryz on Nov. 23 at Okinawa City Gym. Terry was a member, of the UNC team that won the NCAA championship in 2005. (Japan Update)

Tar Heels look to Joel Berry, Justin Jackson to continue evolution

When last season ended, point guard Joel Berry and swingman Justin Jackson had become the players North Carolina needed them to be. This season, their evolution will have to continue as the Tar Heels will ask them to do even more. “Can those guys now step up and elevate their play to that level when the defense is aimed at them?” Roy Williams said. (Fayetteville Observer)

Harrison Barnes’ scorching start is even more impressive by the numbers

Harrison Barnes has two games this year where he’s made 13 shots, and shot 50 percent or better in both of them. The most baskets he made in one contest last year was nine. You have to go back two years to find the other two games in which Barnes made 10 or more shots. It’s official: Barnes has done more in six games with Dallas than the first four years of his career. (Mavs Moneyball)

ICTV: Tony Bradley Starting Strong

Tony Bradley's transition to the college game is off to a good start, as he showed in UNC's exhibition game. The 6-foot-10 freshman has a long, strong stature. What does this mean for the Heels? It could be the missing piece in a frontcourt that lacks depth and needs to replace an All-American. Blocked shots. Quick down the court. Rebounds. Putbacks. (Inside Carolina)

UNC basketball: 3 things to know

Roy Williams said he’s unsure of how he’s going to alter his rotation to account for Theo Pinson’s absence. Sophomore Kenny Williams shares some of Pinson’s defensive capabilities. Senior guard Nate Britt can make up for the experience lost with Pinson not out there. Freshman Brandon Robinson, at 6-5 is another contender for his minutes. (Fayetteville Observer)

Carolina Insider Podcast: GT Win, Basketball Exhibition

It was another big week in Carolina Athletics, highlighted by the football team's big win over Georgia Tech in Kenan Stadium and the men's basketball team's exhibition blowout over UNC Pembroke. Jones Angell and Adam Lucas break it all down on both fronts in the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. (GoHeels.com)

College Basketball’s X-Factors: 14 storylines that will determine champions

Is there a go-to low-post presence on UNC’s roster? UNC’s best teams under Roy Williams have two thing in common: NBA-caliber point guard play and a first round draft pick playing in the post. Joel Berry is back for his junior season, but who will he pair with on the block? Is Kennedy Meeks ready to take that next step? Will Isaiah Hicks contribute consistently? (NBC Sports)

North Carolina cancels basketball practice so players, coaches can vote

The North Carolina Tar Heels aren’t holding practice on Tuesday — Election Day — so that players and coaches can go vote. Point guard Joel Berry posted encouraging followers to get out and vote, as well, which the team shared. There’s been some controversy in North Carolina surrounding voter suppression, with restrictions on early voting. (Sports Illustrated)

Video: Joel Berry, The Heart And Soul Of The Tar Heels, Returns

UNC guard Joel Berry is the "heart and soul" of the Tar Heel basketball team that fell just short of a National Championship in 2016. Berry returns to lead another talented Carolina squad which hopes to win it all this season. View Video...

Four Corners: Opening Week

The Tar Heels are set to embark on their 2016-17 journey in New Orleans on Friday night. Each week during the season, the Four Corners weekly column will aim to serve four purposes: look at news and notes surrounding the team, recap the best of the previous week, look ahead at what's next and highlight what you might have missed along the way. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams Live: Motivation from the Past

For the first time in more than 25 years of coaching, Roy Williams was left speechless. Kris Jenkins’ buzzer-beater to lift Villanova over UNC in the 2016 national title game stunned Williams, his players and the Tar Heel faithful. “In 29 years as a head coach I never had that feeling of ‘I am worthless’, because I didn’t know what to say,” Williams said on Monday. (Inside Carolina)

Seventh Woods already impressing UNC teammates

Seventh Woods is now healthy and had nine points, three rebounds and seven assists in UNC’s exhibition win against UNC Pembroke this past Friday. He’s shown flashes of what he’s capable of, and UNC coach Roy Williams believes he has a special talent in Woods. “The thing that got me in recruiting is his speed with the ball,” Williams said. (The State)

Danny Green poised to return after going through full practice

Spurs shooting guard Danny Green is poised to make his season debut this week after sitting out the first seven games with a strained left quadriceps. Green went through his first full practice with the team Monday after spending Sunday working out in San Antonio with the Spurs’ Development League team, the Austin Toros. (San Antonio Express-News)

Theo Pinson Out 8-12 Weeks

Junior wing Theo Pinson is expected to miss 8-to-12 weeks with a broken foot, Roy Williams announced during his radio show on Monday night. Pinson fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during practice three weeks ago. Dr. Robert Anderson, who also repaired Pinson’s left foot in May 2015, performed the surgery in Charlotte on Oct. 26. (Inside Carolina)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 104
Western Carolina: 61
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UNC @ Tennessee
Sun, Dec 17 3:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Wofford
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UNC vs. Ohio State
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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
Boston College1-09-3
(19) Florida State0-09-0
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
(6) Miami0-08-0
Clemson0-08-1
Syracuse0-08-1
Virginia Tech0-08-1
(18) Notre Dame0-08-2
NC State0-08-2
(16) Virginia0-07-1
Louisville0-07-2
Wake Forest0-06-4
Pittsburgh0-05-5
Georgia Tech0-04-4
(4) Duke0-111-1


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