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Video: This Week In Carolina Basketball

Developing consistency through balanced scoring, Kennedy Meeks' emergence, and a quick look ahead to the showdown against Kentucky highlight This Week in Carolina Basketball. (View Video...)

One-on-one with Hubert Davis

Hubert Davis, a former Tar Heel guard who played in 137 games from 1988-92, is serving in his second season as an assistant coach on the North Carolina basketball staff. His duties include bench coaching, scouting, and recruiting. He is also serving in his first season as head coach of the UNC junior varsity team after serving as an assistant to C.B. McGrath in 2012-13. (Inside Carolina)

Where are the real Tar Heels?

Kentucky comes to Chapel Hill Saturday, boasting the No. 3 ranking that Carolina knocked out of Louisville's hands last month. Will the real Tar Heels please stand up? The thing is, whether they beat the Wildcats or lose by 30, those are the real Tar Heels. They're flawed, unfinished and fickle, maddeningly fun and frustrating to watch, and capable of greatness or goofs, just like their coach. (Independent Weekly)

Lennie Rosenbluth, The Class of '57

People in the know put the 1957 ACC Male Athlete of the Year up there with the best college basketball players of all time. And yet his talents on the court didn’t translate into the fame and fortune that came to future Tar Heel stars for whom Lennie paved the way. But Lennie never stopped being a celebrity in Chapel Hill. (Chapel Hill Magazine)

Playing the 'what if' game with the Tar Heels

What if P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald were actually playing on this team? Would the Tar Heels be undefeated? Would they be ranked No. 1 on the strength of the two best wins any team has on its resume? There’s no way to truly quantify what the absence of Hairston and McDonald has meant, but let’s try anyway. (

Brice Johnson Finding His Shot

There was a time, Brice Johnson's dad said, when his son really didn't want to shoot. Early in his high school career, the athlete preferred to be an assist-man, he explained, so his teammates wouldn't get irritated if he missed. Now a sophomore sixth man at North Carolina, the 6-foot-9 forward has long overcome that reluctance. (

John Henson has 25 points, 14 rebounds, and 6 blocks in Bucks win, makes ridiculous shot (GIF)

For the night Bucks power forward John Henson had through 46 minutes, it was only fitting that his final shot of the night -- also his most ridiculous -- went in. The second-year Henson scored a career-high 25 points in the Bucks' 78-74 win over the Bulls, and his 17th and final attempt of the night was his most absurd. (Comcast SportsNet Chicago)

December Grind: Exams, Kentucky Greeting UNC Basketball Student-Athletes

The Tar Heels are living up to the student-athlete label this week. The Carolina basketball team is juggling the demands of exams with the preparation needed during Kentucky week. Saturday’s game against the No. 10 Wildcats will provide another opportunity for these up and down Tar Heels to knock off a top-ten opponent. But this time, UNC will have the luxury of playing in the Smith Center. (

Tar Heels In The NBA Update

With Zach Randolph out, Ed Davis got the start last Tuesday against the Suns. He responded well, putting up 21 points, 12 rebounds, one assist and two blocks on 8-of-11 shooting. John Henson posted some big numbers in the last week, highlighted by his game against the Wizards. Henson had 19 points, 17 rebounds, 4 assists and one block on 8-of-10 shooting. (

'Unusual' delay leaves questions as P.J. Hairston sits for UNC

P.J. Hairston has gone more than half a calendar year not knowing how offseason troubles will affect his long-term eligibility during this UNC basketball season. And frankly, there may be more confusion surrounding Hairston’s eligibility now than ever. The largest threat to Hairston, and it appears to be a realistic threat, is if the NCAA finds that Hairston wasn’t forthcoming to investigators. (Greensboro News & Record)

Pistons hope players heed Rasheed Wallace's message

Officially, Rasheed Wallace is not an assistant for the Pistons. He is an assistant for player development, which is why he sits in the second row during games. Still, he wants to see improvement, not only in the big men, but the Pistons as a whole. And he’s serious about his craft, and gives valuable input during practices. “There is only one speed I know how to go, and that is hard,” Wallace said. (Detroit News)

McAdoo Out of Sync

The opening eight games of James Michael McAdoo’s junior campaign haven’t played out as well as anyone hoped or expected, although no one around the North Carolina basketball program, at least not publicly, seems overly concerned. One possible explanation for his struggles is roster-induced position changes that date back to last spring. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Men's Basketball Holiday Shopping for Salvation Army

The North Carolina Men's Basketball team continued their annual tradition and went shopping for underprivileged children through the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. (View Video...)

Tar Heels dig in defensively

The unexpected benefit of North Carolina not having P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald in the lineup as scorers has been an increased focus on getting better defensively. The Tar Heels are currently holding opponents to 37.6 percent shooting from the floor, which ranks 17th nationally and second in the ACC. Carolina hasn’t had a defensive percentage that low since the 1959-60 season. (

Wayne Ellington provides solid veteran bench presence for Mavs

Shane Larkin’s return from injury put in a dent in Wayne Ellington’s minutes. Still, he’s working as hard as ever to be ready when the call from coach Carlisle comes. Ellington may be a valuable insurance policy for the Mavs’ backcourt but it’s that veteran leadership on the bench that makes Dallas’ overall backcourt package one of the best in the league. (Dallas Mavericks)

Tar Heel Take: UNC-Greensboro (video)

Join Rachel Nash and Alex Curley as they take a behind-the-scenes look at UNC’s game against UNC-Greensboro as the Tar Heels’ regular season kicks into full swing. (

Antawn Jamison on the brink of a milestone

Sometime this week Antawn Jamison will become one of only 20 players in NBA history to reach 20,000 points, 8,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists. Out of the previous 19 players to hit those numbers, only Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki are active and of the 16 other players to do so only Shaquille O’Neal has yet to be enshrined in the hall of fame. (

Raymond Felton works with Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Wednesday, Raymond Felton visited with six members of the New York City chapter of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters club. Felton met three kids and their "big brothers" at the NBA offices and treated them to a pizza party and a shopping spree. Felton, the ambassador for Big Brother/Big Sister's New York City chapter, also treated the kids to Sunday's game against the Celtics. (

Roy Williams Radio Show Quotes

Assistant coach C.B. McGrath defending Roy Williams: "In the 10 years he's been here, no college basketball team has been to more Final Fours, no college basketball team has won more national championships - but yet you read about who is the most overrated coach and it's always Coach Williams. And it's absolutely ridiculous. Bobby Knight, Rick Pitino, Jim Calhoun - all in the Hall of Fame - and Bo Ryan, Thad Matta and Tom Izzo: Coach's record against those guys is 30-3." (Inside Carolina)

Video: Kendall Marshall's 31 point, 10 assist D-League debut

In his Delaware 87ers debut, former Phoenix Suns lottery pick and University of North Carolina standout Kendall Marshall dropped 31 points, including five three-pointers, dished out 10 assists and came one rebound shy of a triple-double. (View Video...)

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Florida State0-04-1
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