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UNC’s Stilman White: A man of many numbers

Stilman White is an economics major at UNC, which makes him something of a numbers man. Proof of that can be found on the jersey he’ll be wearing during the upcoming basketball season. No. 30. It’s the third different number he’s worn in his three seasons at UNC, joining the No. 11 he wore as a freshman and the No. 45 he sported last season upon his return from a Mormon mission. (Wilmington Star News)

Charlotte Hornets 2015-2016 season previews: Marvin Williams

Marvin Williams has been plagued for the majority of his career by something that wasn't his fault. Drafted second overall, ahead of Chris Paul, Williams was never able to be the star player some envisioned for him. Ten years later, Williams has finally escaped his draft position and found a new role as a consistent stretch man off the bench. (At The Hive)

Roger Federer is in awe hanging out with Michael Jordan

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer should feel in awe of no athlete at this point. Seventeen major titles, seventeen grand slams, tied for most Wimbledon victories ever at seven, and tied for most US Open titles ever at five (not open era), the guy has his own freaking career accomplishments Wikipedia page for crying out loud. And yet, even though it's not the first time for him, he's still in awe of hanging out with basketball's Greatest Of All Time, Michael Jordan. (CBS Sports)

North Carolina Tar Heels are No. 1 in preseason Top 25 (and one)

You could make an argument for either Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland or North Carolina to be this preseason's No. 1 team. But I ultimately decided to go with what I went with earlier this offseason, and make Roy Williams' Tar Heels No. 1 in the CBS Sports Preseason Top 25 (and one), if only because I believe there are fewer questions with UNC than there are with other options. (CBS Sports)

CBS Sports Top 100 (and one) College Basketball Players for 2015-16

15. Marcus Paige: Paige is the leader on what will likely be a top-five team in college basketball this year, and that may get him onto the All-American team at season's end. 35. Brice Johnson: Johnson was UNC's second-leading scorer and leading rebounder last season. 51. Kennedy Meeks. 62. Justin Jackson: He'll likely be a first-round pick if he enters the 2016 NBA Draft. (CBS Sports)

Brice Johnson, Kennedy Meeks Discuss Season Expectations

Forward Brice Johnson believes that this UNC team has all the pieces to put together a championship caliber team if they can stay focused. ‘This team does have the potential to get some hardware this year,” Johnson said. “We haven’t gotten any in the three years that I’ve been here and this year we have the potential to finish some games and hang a few banners in here.” (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams: This year's team "one of the best"

Roy Williams has that feeling again...kind of. "In 2005, I thought we were, if not the best, one of the two best teams in the country. In 2009, I thought we were the best. I think this year, we’re one of the best." One of the best. It's the difference between a big banner, hanging at one end of the court, and the dozens of smaller banners marking just another year in UNC's tradition of excellence. (Carolina Blue)

UNC basketball media day: Tar Heels embrace expectations

UNC returns four starters and nine of the top 10 players from a team that reached the ACC tournament final and Sweet 16. The Tar Heels are considered one of the favorites to win the ACC and a contender for the national title. While they know they have the potential to do great things, the Tar Heels are quick to point out that they haven’t done anything yet. (Fayetteville Observer)

Seniors Have Loaded UNC Basketball Team Thinking Big

High expectations surrounded the Tar Heels in each of their two national championship runs under Roy Williams. But as talented as this year’s team is, its head coach is not quite ready to make that lofty comparison. “In ’05 I thought we were if not the best, one of the two best teams in the country,” Williams said. “In ’09 I thought we were the best. I think this year we’re one of the best." (

UNC aspires to close more effectively

Better late-game execution and attention to detail are focal points for UNC as it heads into the season as a serious national championship contender. It earned a No. 4 seed for the NCAA tournament and reached the Sweet 16 last season, but the stunning collapse in Cameron Indoor Stadium was one of eight instances in which the Tar Heels gave up a second-half lead during a defeat. (Fayetteville Observer)

Theo Pinson, Isaiah Hicks talk at UNC basketball media day

According to Roy Williams, junior forward Isaiah Hicks was the first person mentioned by former and current players when asked who has impressed during summer pickup games. “He really looks good,” Williams said. “He passes the look test. He’s worked hard. His body is good — he is a big, strong rascal, and he’s done some nice things for us.” (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Basketball Learning to Finish

When the Tar Heels returned to the Smith Center for their first day of weightlifting in May, they were greeted by large signs hanging in their locker room and in the weight room. Those signs have served as a harsh reminder for the failures of a season ago. The left column on the sign details eight games in which UNC held a second-half lead. The right column includes the final score of all eight games. All losses. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Basketball Media Day Player Interviews

Easily the most popular interview in the room as attested to by the huge crowd gathered around him, Marcus Paige talked at length about much of his motivation this season deriving from this being his last shot at a championship of some sort. The Final Four is a goal but putting up a banner, whether it be an ACC title or the ultimate prize, is really something the Tar Heels want to do. (Tar Heel Blog)

Reggie Bullock making the most of his shot to stick with Pistons

In the race to win the last Pistons roster spot, Reggie Bullock might have started at the 50-yard line but that doesn’t mean he’s about to start jogging. Twice in the first three preseason games Stan Van Gundy has given Bullock a shot to impress him, twice he’s done just that. “There’s nothing to complain about with him in the two games that we’ve played him,” Van Gundy said. (Detroit Pistons)

Tyler Zeller's calm demeanor belies his intensity

Consistency has been the key to Tyler Zeller’s game since the Celtics acquired him from the Cleveland Cavaliers a year ago. His statistics don’t jump off the page, but his presence has been a constant in the Boston starting lineup since early last season. That steadiness appears to have him ticketed to be back there alongside newly acquired David Lee for the Oct. 28 season opener. (Providence Journal)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 90
Boston College: 82
Sat, Jan 21 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Jan 28 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Tue, Jan 31 7:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#9 UNC90
at Boston College82
Meeks (UNC) 20 pts; Bowman (Boston College) 33 pts;
#12 Louisville68
at #10 FSU73
Mathiang (Louisville) 13 pts; Isaac (FSU) 16 pts;
at #15 Notre Dame84
Lydon (Syracuse) 24 pts; Beachem (Notre Dame) 30 pts;
Georgia Tech49
at #16 UVA62
Stephens (Georgia Tech) 6 pts; Shayok (UVA) 19 pts;
at #18 Duke70
Brown (Miami) 15 pts; Jefferson (Duke) 5 pts;
Wake Forest93
at NC State88
Collins (Wake Forest) 21 pts; Smith Jr. (NC State) 15 pts;
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ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina6-118-3
(10) Florida State6-118-2
(15) Notre Dame6-117-3
(16) Virginia5-215-3
(12) Louisville4-316-4
Virginia Tech3-314-4
(18) Duke3-315-4
Wake Forest3-412-7
Georgia Tech3-411-8
Boston College2-59-11
NC State2-513-7

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