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Down Hairston, McDonald, Tar Heels shuffle lineup for opener
The men’s basketball season starts tonight for No. 12 North Carolina. Just not for two of UNC’s top players. Leading scorer P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald, the Tar Heels’ only scholarship senior, will both sit out tonight’s home game against...

Travis Bader takes his best shot at leadership role for Oakland
Travis Bader is determined to end his Oakland career with a season fans will talk about for years. Bader, the latest in a long line of shooting guards coach Greg Kampe has nurtured and featured in his fast-paced offense, is...

Roy Williams Press Conference Quotes
How frustrating is it that this situation with P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald hasn’t been resolved? Roy Williams: “Well you know it is frustrating, but it’s also a long process. We’re trying to do what we can do. The...

North Carolina-Oakland Preview
North Carolina coach Roy Williams is ready to go big again. The Hall of Fame coach came to this decision well before he learned he would be without two of his top guards. The 12th-ranked Tar Heels won't have leading...

Video: Marcus Paige Preseason Update
North Carolina sophomore guard Marcus Paige talks about being more comfortable leading the Tar Heels this year and learning to play off the ball...

Roy Williams Awaits P.J. Hairston's Fate
As the calendar prepares for one last turn ahead of North Carolina’s season opener against Oakland, it has become apparent that the P.J. Hairston decision is no longer in Roy Williams's hands. It was UNC spokesperson Steve Kirschner, not Roy...

Video: Roy Williams Pre-Oakland Press Conference
North Carolina coach Roy Williams talks to the media during Thursday's press conference as the Tar Heels prepare for Friday's matchup against Oakland...

Lucas: Impact Felt Immediately
With Thursday's news about the expected absence of P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald from the season opener on Friday night, a look at what the Tar Heels might look like without them. The absence of Hairston means UNC returns just...

P.J. Hairston Situation Update
A Carolina spokesman said Thursday that Leslie McDonald and P.J. Hairston will not play Friday in the season opener against Oakland as the school continues to wait on a final resolution from the NCAA. The update was part of Roy...

SI Preseason College Basketball Power Rankings
11. North Carolina Tar Heels: Just 18.1 percent of UNC's field goal attempts came at the rim last season, the second-lowest amount of any team in the country. Power forward James Michael McAdoo attempted 356 shots that were classified as...

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 109
Bahamas All-Stars: 52
Sat, Aug 16

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Fri, Oct 24 7:30 PM

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UNC vs. NC Central
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