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Rasheed Wallace Spent The Weekend Personally Delivering Water To Residents Of Flint, Mich.

Rasheed Wallace still has strong ties to the Detroit area, and he recently joined Rachel Nichols and Stephen Jackson of ESPN’s The Jump, to do something about the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Mich. Nichols documented their trip this past weekend and put together a video showing them buying bottled water and personally delivering it to local residents. (Uproxx)

Report: Jerry Stackhouse to coach Toronto Raptors' D-League team

Before the 2015-16 season, Jerry Stackhouse was hired by Dwane Casey and the Toronto Raptors to join the assistant staff. One year later, Stackhouse is getting the sidelines all to himself. Stackhouse is being given the head-coaching position for the Raptors' D-League franchise, the Raptors 905. This will be their second year as a D-League franchise. (CBS Sports)

One-on-One with UNC's Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson participated in the adidas Nations camp this past weekend as a college counselor and spent time playing alongside some of the top college players in the country. He averaged 11 points and 3.4 rebounds in five games, saving his best performance for last: 19 points on 4-of-6 three-point shooting on Sunday. "I’ve just worked as hard as I possibly can on my weaknesses." (Inside Carolina)

UNC Basketball: Ranking the Best Point Guards in Tar Heels History

North Carolina has featured some of the best basketball players in history at just about every position, but point guard is an especially impressive class....UNC has featured a handful of elite players who were capable of running the offense while playing a major role in helping the team win. (Bleacher Report)

Marcus Paige announces engagement to longtime girlfriend

Love is in the air in Chapel Hill. Former North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige asked longtime girlfriend Taylor Hartzog — the Tar Heels' dance team captain — to marry him on Sunday. "Of all the great moments I've had in Chapel Hill, none can top this! Love you @TayZogz," Paige wrote on Twitter. (Carolina Blue)

Team USA's Harrison Barnes ready for new start with Mavericks

There are three Golden State Warriors on Team USA's basketball roster. Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. Harrison Barnes no longer counts toward that total. The 24-year-old signed a four-year, $95 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks. The big contract comes with increased expectations for Barnes, who is transitioning to become Dallas' future cornerstone. (Houston Chronicle)

Can UNC’s Justin Jackson be a first team All-American in 2017?

A 6’8” wing from Tomball, TX, Jackson returned to UNC after briefly flirting with the NBA this spring. Jackson is blessed with ideal size for his position, a “patented floater” (still waiting to see that trademark application, ESPN commentators), and an exceptional basketball IQ. (Tar Heel Blog)

A look back at some of the best speeches given by Tar Heels

I decided to take a look back at some of the best speeches given by Tar Heels (either athletes or those associated with Tar Heel athletics). Charles Kuralt's Bicentennial Speech, Roy Williams' 2009 Locker Room Speech, Marcus Paige’s Senior Speech, Stuart Scott’s Jimmy V Award Speech, Anson Dorrance's Speech on Mia Hamm. (Tar Heel Blog)

Michael Jordan still shows no mercy on a basketball court

Michael Jordan was never one to back down from a challenge on a basketball court, regardless of the opponent. At his Flight School camp this week, Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul tested Jordan's competitive nature when he created a simple game for Jordan with a very big reward. (

What UNC’s Isaiah Hicks needs to do to live up to his senior year expectations

After a mini-breakout junior season, Isaiah Hicks heads into his senior year at UNC with some lofty expectations. The ACC’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Hicks has slowly turned himself into one of Carolina’s most efficient offensive players. (Tar Heel Blog)

Kennedy Meeks Appears to be in Great Shape

Tar Heel forward Kennedy Meeks is putting in the work this offseason as he prepares for his senior year at North Carolina. In a photo posted to his Instagram account on Friday, Meeks looks as fit and slimmed down as ever following a "crazy workout." (Instagram)

Harrison Barnes meets soccer stars from FC Bayern

Soccer's appeal in America is bleeding into basketball territory. Harrison Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins kicked a soccer ball around with a few stars from soccer club FC Bayern in a Vine video posted by USA Basketball. (San Jose Mercury News)

Theo Pinson is UNC Basketball’s X-Factor

Theo Pinson averaged 4.5 points per game, 3.2 rebounds per game, and 2.9 assists per game in 18.7 minutes per game while coming off the bench for North Carolina this past season. With the departure of Marcus Paige, the former North Carolina Mr. Basketball will be inserted into the starting lineup. (Tar Heel Blog)

Michael Jordan is only most recent of Dean Smith's former players to give back to their community

Five different men. Five very different charitable causes. With the exception of 1983-84, when Dean Smith and Michael Jordan shared a backcourt, these men represent five separate UNC teams. Five men who helped earn multiple ACC Championships, Final Fours, and National Championships. The most notable common thread linking them is Dean Smith. (Tar Heel Blog)

Harrison Barnes relishing Olympic opportunity

For the better part of the last two weeks, every time Harrison Barnes walked into a locker room, he did a double-take. The uniform in his locker says “Barnes” but the number on it says ‘8’ and the team on the front reads “USA.” “You’ve got to take a moment that this is so crazy,” Barnes said on Wednesday at a Team USA practice ahead of next month’s Olympics. (Ames Tribune)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 93
Bucknell: 81
Wed, Nov 15 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20 11:30 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Portland
Thu, Nov 23 2:30 ET ESPN

UNC vs. Ark/Okla
Fri, Nov 24 TBD ESPN

Full Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at UVA73
Tilghman (Monmouth) 9 pts; Hunter (UVA) 23 pts;
at Georgia Tech65
Tabb (Bethune-Cookman) 24 pts; Lammers (Georgia Tech) 19 pts;
at Wake Forest73
Davis (Houston) 17 pts; Crawford (Wake Forest) 17 pts;
Boston College82
at La Salle61
Bowman (Boston College) 13 pts; Johnson (La Salle) 27 pts;
Colorado State73
at Florida State90
Nixon (Colorado State) 22 pts; Mann (Florida State) 20 pts;
at Clemson0
Sunday 9:30 PM
Alston Jr. 20.5 ppg, 3.0 apg; Grantham 18.3 ppg, 1.3 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
Boston College0-05-1
(1) Duke0-04-0
NC State0-04-0
(11) Miami0-03-0
(13) Notre Dame0-03-0
Florida State0-03-0
(9) North Carolina0-02-0
(18) Louisville0-02-0
Virginia Tech0-02-1
Georgia Tech0-01-1
Wake Forest0-01-4

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