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Someone Finally Put Rasheed Wallace’s ‘Ball Don’t Lie’ Rule To The Test

Jason Concepcion of The Ringer has put to test one of basketball’s most widely recognized natural laws. Rasheed Wallace made a name for himself for shouting “Ball don’t lie!” when an opposing player missed a free throw solely because Spalding itself was exacting revenge on his behalf. He also won a championship, but whatever—this is more important. (Oregon Sports News)

Harlem Globetrotter Orlando Melendez visits sick children at Santa Barbara hospital

A member of the Harlem Globetrotters brought more than just basketball skills to pediatric patients at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. Orlando "El Gato" Melendez showed off his moves and brought smiles to their faces. "It got a child out of bed," said Child Life Specialist Jaynie Wood. Melendez said being a Globetrotter is not just about playing basketball. (KEYT)

Audio: Brad Daugherty - I don't speak to Jay Williams or Jay Bilas when it's time for Duke & UNC

Brad Daugherty, UNC Basketball great, 5-time NBA All-Star and ESPN NBA Analyst, joins the Sports Shop to share his memories of the Blue Blood Rivalry with Duke while at UNC. Daugherty also talks about what it's like for him to be a team owner in NASCAR with JTG Daugherty Racing. Read More...

How UNC’s Kennedy Meeks made everyone around him proud

Kennedy Meeks has had the sort of experience that gives college athletics a good name – staying four years, getting better each season, slowly growing into a man. Meeks will have his Senior Night on Saturday at the Smith Center against Duke. And no matter what happens in that game or during his final carousel ride on “March Madness,” Meeks knows he is very lucky. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: March Anthem - Justin Coleman

Former North Carolina basketball player Justin Coleman show off his rap game in this video featuring classic highlights from recent and legendary Tar Heels as UNC gears up for March Madness. Read More...

Best of the best: Time to decide league players of the year

The ACC has a wide-open player of the year race with North Carolina's Justin Jackson, Duke's Luke Kennard, and Wake Forest's John Collins leading the way. Jackson, a 6-8 junior, is averaging 18.4 points for a team that has already clinched the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament. Jackson and Kennard meet Saturday in a game that could tip the balance in the race. (Associated Press)

UNC's Frontcourt Ready to Make Amends

No. 5 North Carolina’s frontcourt will be at full strength Saturday when No. 17 Duke arrives for the second edition of this blue-blooded rivalry, which it hopes will contrast to the first matchup last month. UNC was confident in its post advantage ahead of its trip to Cameron Indoor, only to have that belief rattled by Isaiah Hicks’s hamstring injury in practice the day before. (Inside Carolina)

Shared Scoring Approach Benefitting Justin Jackson, Joel Berry

There is a certain pressure on a team’s best player, especially at a school with expectations like North Carolina. It can come from the media, from his own coach, or even from the opposing defense. That is why junior forward Justin Jackson, who was named a Naismith Award finalist this week, can find relief with classmate Joel Berry by his side. (Inside Carolina)

UNC's Stilman White hearing 'old-man jokes' as he closes 6-year career

North Carolina's Stilman White is trying to tune out all the "old-man jokes." White is a 24-year-old senior for the Tar Heels who arrived in Chapel Hill nearly six years ago, sat out two years to take a Mormon mission and is now preparing for his final home game Saturday against rival Duke. The reserve point guard will start as is a Senior Night tradition for UNC. (Associated Press)

Video: UNC Players Pre-Duke Interviews

Several North Carolina basketball players spoke with the media on Thursday ahead of the Tar Heels' game against Duke on Saturday in Chapel Hill. Here are their video interviews: Stilman White, Kennedy Meeks, Justin Jackson, Joel Berry, Isaiah Hicks, Theo Pinson

More than just the biggest game of the year

Hours before the Tar Heels and Blue Devils take the court in the Dean Dome, Special Olympics athletes from Orange and Durham counties will face off in their own adaptation of the Carolina-Duke game. "The game's really exciting. There's always a huge crowd with cheerleaders and everything," said Joe Lopez, a senior and member of the Carolina Special Olympics Unified Sports team. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: Roy Williams Pre-Duke Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams spoke with the media on Thursday in advance of the Tar Heels' game against Duke in Chapel Hill on Saturday night. Read More...

Brewer: A Silver Anniversary Of Success

As the silver anniversary of UNC’s 1967 season winds down, it is shaping up much like the one 50 years ago. Carolina will head into next week’s ACC Tournament as the top seed once again. That’s what happened in 1967 as the Tar Heels began a three-year run of unequaled dominance. And, dominance is the only way to describe what has happened here on the basketball court in the last five decades. (

Justin Jackson's Shooting Transformation

North Carolina forward Justin Jackson has helped himself and his team by transforming into a much more dynamic shot-maker after two somewhat underwhelming years, relative to expectations. The often-reserved 6' 8” junior has emerged as the Tar Heels' most lethal scorer, while leading the storied program to an ACC regular-season title in the process. (Draft Express)

Video: A new face emerges in Wooden race

As the season winds down, North Carolina's Justin Jackson enters the top five of the Wooden rankings. Meanwhile, seniors Josh Hart and Frank Mason III make their marks and hold their positions. Read More...

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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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