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Paige, Tokoto show early promise in new roles at UNC
Marcus Paige likely would have started at point guard had UNC started the season with its full complement of players. The Tar Heels, though, didn’t have that luxury, and might not for a while. And so Paige did what UNC...

Kennedy Meeks comfortable in Smith Center debut
When North Carolina freshman Kennedy Meeks exited the tunnel from the bowels of the Smith Center to the bright lights of the court surrounded by thousands fans clad in Carolina blue, the Charlotte native wasn’t nervous. He had every reason...

Marvin Williams makes surprise return to action
Utah Jazz forward Marvin Williams, who spent last year battling with soreness in his heel before opting for surgery in May, returned to the court Friday night against the Chicago Bulls. "It felt good, man," said Williams, who hit a...

J.P. Tokoto Spotlight
J.P. Tokoto's performance on Friday night against Oakland raised the eyebrows of many Carolina fans wondering what the team might do to find another scoring presence at the wing position. Starting the first game of his career to open his...

Tokoto Turning Out
J.P. Tokoto made his first – and likely not his last - start on the wing in place of P.J. Hairston on Friday night and alleviated concerns about his ability to handle the role with a solid showing in UNC’s...

Tar Heels come out firing in season opener
The Tar Heels put together one of their best shooting performances in the Roy Williams era Friday. They made 23 of 31 field goals in the first half, good for a 74.2 percentage — the highest percentage for any half...

Lucas: Back In
Sometimes it lasts a couple hours, a cooling-off period after a tough loss. Sometimes it lasts a month or so, as you try to get over a tough season-ending loss. And sometimes it lasts...oh, about seven seconds, which is how...

Marcus Paige Paces Tar Heels
With its depleted roster, Marcus Paige accounted for 92 percent of No. 12 North Carolina’s returning made 3-pointers entering Friday’s season opener against Oakland. The sophomore guard tied his career high with four 3-pointers in scoring 14 points on 5-of-9...

Freshmen First Interviews
The rule remains at UNC that freshmen can't talk to the media until after their first game. So, following Friday's season opener, Nate Britt, Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks gave their first interviews as Tar Heels...

UNC-Oakland Postgame Quotes
Roy Williams: "In the first half we shot 74 percent with 17 or 18 assists; and I thought James Michael [McAdoo], J.P. [Tokoto], and Marcus [Paige] were really good in the first half. Our defense was good and helped us...

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 111
Fayetteville State: 58
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Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Belmont
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UNC vs. NC Central
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UNC vs. Robert Morris
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