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Art’s Angle – SweetBerry And Rolaids

Carolina-Duke games are no fun. Until they are over and your team has won. Most of them are Tums or Rolaids affairs. There are heroes like Joel Berry and villains like Duke’s Grayson Allen who was booed and verbally assaulted when he “drew” a technical foul for burying his left elbow in freshman Brandon Robinson’s face. Welcome to UNC-Duke, B-Rob. (

Joel Berry has night to remember in 28-point performance against Duke

By the time Joel Berry stepped to the free-throw line with 34 seconds in the game, the Tar Heels (26-6, 14-4 ACC) led by five and the 90-83 win was all but sealed. He hit the first from the charity stripe to give him seven points in the game’s final four minutes and 28 for the game. “Joel was unbelievable,” senior forward Isaiah Hicks said. “Something just lit up in him.” (Daily Tar Heel)

North Carolina embarks on postseason journey, this time with less pressure

Kennedy Meeks was at ease Saturday night, about an hour after North Carolina’s thrilling 90-83 triumph over nemesis Duke. Shortly after delivering an emotional senior-night speech to the contingent of UNC faithful who stuck around for postgame festivities, the Tar Heel big man sat in front of reporters with the Smith Center net around his neck. (FanRag Sports)

Tar Heels embrace latest conquest

Kennedy Meeks wore the Smith Center net around his neck, a tangible sign of what UNC accomplished in a grueling league praised for its strength and depth all season. The Tar Heels finished two games ahead of anyone else in the ACC standings. And it shows, if anything else, how far North Carolina has come from an ACC-opening loss to Georgia Tech. (Burlington Times News)

ACC to visit the city that helped fuel its rise

“Frank McGuire, he’s the key guy,” former Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins said. “We all know Everett Case is the godfather of the ACC, but the guy who put it on the map was Frank McGuire with the ’57 (North Carolina) team. That was the first national championship by the ACC, and of course, he then hired Dean Smith who took it to another level.” (Greensboro News & Record)

Jordan Brand expands partnership with UNC football

Jordan Brand and UNC have agreed to expand their partnership to make UNC the second collegiate football program to represent the Jumpman on the gridiron. Now a new chapter in this celebrated partnership begins, as Jordan joined UNC football coach Larry Fedora at halftime of the UNC-Duke basketball game to announce plans to bring the Jumpman to Kenan Stadium. (Carolina Blue)

Five ACC tournament storylines to watch

Where does this North Carolina team stack up? Not only is North Carolina aiming to lock up a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament and finish off a season in which it’s been the class of the league, the Tar Heels are playing for their place in ACC history. Should it cut down the nets on Saturday night, this group of Tar Heels would join some elite company. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: Carolina Basketball Class of 2017 Senior Video

A video tribute with interviews and highlights of North Carolina Basketball's 2017 seniors: Stilman White, Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks, Nate Britt, and Kanler Coker. Read More...

Video: Justin Jackson ACC Player of the Year Highlights

North Carolina's Justin Jackson was named the ACC Men's Basketball Player of the Year on Sunday. View highlights of his outstanding season and see why #44 will soon be hanging in the Smith Center rafters. Read More...

Justin Jackson, Joel Berry Receive All-ACC Honors

UNC junior forward Justin Jackson is the 2017 ACC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year. Jackson is the 14th Tar Heel to win ACC Player of the Year honors (a total of 15 times). Jackson led North Carolina in scoring in 12 of the 18 ACC games. Junior guard Joel Berry II earned second-team All-ACC honors. Berry is UNC’s second-leading scorer (15.1 ppg). (

Justin Jackson Named ACC Player of the Year

ACC Player of the Year Justin Jackson of North Carolina leads the official 2016-17 season award winners and All-ACC basketball team announced on Sunday. Jackson, a junior from Tomball, Texas, was the choice of 24 members of the voting panel (15 head coaches, selected media) that cast ballots for this year’s postseason honors. Wake Forest’s John Collins placed second with 15 votes. (The ACC)

Closing Out a Championship

Throughout the season, we’ve detailed North Carolina’s late-game execution in crunch-time situations. Often this year, the Tar Heels have been out-executed down the stretch. But Saturday, on the season’s biggest stage, the UNC close-and-late performance was top-notch. And, sometimes, it’s less about execution and more about just stepping up and making plays. (The Secondary Break)

Video: Justin Jackson Emerges As UNC's Go-To Scorer

Justin Jackson has emerged as North Carolina's go-to scorer this season, averaging 20 points during ACC play. Jackson's consistent high-level of play and versatility on the court is one of the Must See Moments of the Year. Read More...

Grayson Allen threw a flagrant elbow and flopped all in one motion against UNC

Duke's Grayson Allen hit UNC freshman Brandon Robinson with what some might categorize as an intentional elbow to the face. Perhaps the most egregious aspect of the play is that Allen’s acting job resulted in a personal foul being called against Robinson. At this point you almost have to admire Allen. He’s like an actor taking on more challenging roles in order to avoid becoming stale. (SB Nation)

Justin Jackson comes through at winning time

With each missed shot, Justin Jackson was watching his Smith Center banner go up in smoke. While the junior has played down any talk of individual glory, whether it’s an ACC Player of the Year Award, his jersey in the rafters or the possibility of a spot in the NBA lottery. Still, as he said following the Louisville win, “I’m human.” The thought has occurred to him. (Carolina Blue)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score
Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Bahamas All Stars
Fri, Aug 17 7:30 ET
UNC @ NPBA All Stars
Sun, Aug 19 3:00 ET
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6 TBD

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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