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Video: Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson Press Conference Recap - Duke
Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson answer questions from the media on February 17, 2015 in preparation for Wednesday’s game at Duke.
Video: Roy Williams Press Conference Recap - Duke
North Carolina coach Roy Williams answers questions from the media on February 17th, 2015 in advance of Wednesday's game at Duke.
Charlie Scott to be inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame
Kansas State’s Rolando Blackman, Quinn Buckner of Indiana, Ohio State’s John Havlicek, Long Beach State’s Ed Ratleff and Charles Scott of North Carolina headline the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame induction class of 2015. A two-time All-America and the ACC athlete of the year in 1970 playing for coach Dean Smith, Scott was the first African-American scholarship athlete for the Tar Heels.
Know Your Opponent: Duke
With round one of the best rivalry in college basketball set for Wednesday night in Durham, Duke finds itself in sight of one of its annual goals - a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Blue Devils have been no worse than a No. 3 seed every March since 2007, and with an RPI of 5 and a SOS of 8, they can expect to continue that streak.
Video: Dean Smith Breaks Down 1989 UNC vs Duke Game
In this ACC Hidden Gem, legendary Tar Heels coach Dean Smith breaks down UNC's big win over Duke during an episode of his weekly TV show. It's a unique opportunity to hear the coach talk about keys to the 91-71 win for a Tar Heels team that featured Rick Fox, Hubert Davis, Scott Williams and J.R. Reid.
Justin Jackson finding his way, from home school to hoops hotbed
Thus far, there's been little normal about Justin Jackson's college experience. The freshman forward for 15th-ranked North Carolina gets one day off a week. This month his Tar Heels will play seven games in four different states, each one carried on television and chewed over by fans and media. One of those, Wednesday night's trip to No. 4 Duke, will come complete with several days of incessant hype.
Video: UNC Assistant Coach Steve Robinson Previews Duke
The no. 15 Tar Heels will head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the no. 4 Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday, February 18th at 9pm. North Carolina assistant coach Steve Robinson previews the matchup.
Tribute to the late Dean Smith comes from unlikely source
Aaron Kirschenfeld played the role of the Blue Devil mascot before graduating from Duke in 2007. Even though he’s receiving a law degree and master’s from North Carolina, there is no question where his alliance lies in the Carolina-Duke rivalry. Yet the death of legendary Tar Heels coach Dean Smith hit him in a way he never could have anticipated.
History of UNC vs Duke in the Roy Williams Era
Roy Williams is presently 10-13 against Duke at UNC but just 3-8 in the last 11 games spanning the past five seasons. UNC has matching 5-6 records at home and on the road against Duke in the Williams era with the Tar Heels dropping the only neutral court affair in the 2011 ACC Championship.
Video: Michael Jordan UNC Highlights
In honor of Michael Jordan's birthday, we take a look back at some of the best moment's from his UNC career. One of the best college players and perhaps the best NBA player of all time, Jordan became a household name by hitting the game-winning shot in the 1982 NCAA Championship.
Tar Heel Trailblazer: Charles Waddell
Charles Waddell came to Carolina on a football scholarship with the understanding that he would have the opportunity to play basketball. Waddell’s first year on campus, 1971-72, was the last before freshman became eligible to compete in football and basketball. He participated in spring football practice that year. But in his sophomore season after the Sun Bowl that December, Waddell joined the JV basketball team.
Joel Berry Providing Boost
Freshman guard Joel Berry II has added a defensive presence to No. 15 North Carolina’s backcourt since returning from a groin injury that sidelined him for seven games. Berry’s defensive ability could be critical down the stretch for a team that struggles at times to limit dribble penetration.
Kennedy Meeks On Watch List For Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the fifteen watch list members for the 2015 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award. North Carolina sophomore Kennedy Meeks is on the list. Named after Hall of Famer and three-time NCAA Champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the annual honor in its inaugural year recognizes the top centers in men’s college basketball.
John Kilgo Remembers The Life Of Dean Smith (audio)
On a somber Monday morning, legendary NC announcer John Kilgo opened up and shared stories with Mac Attack on the life of Coach Dean Smith. “He was a man of total grace, self-depricating, uncommon humility…his humility was off the charts,” says Kilgo.
Carolina Visits Duke On Wednesday
North Carolina will try to bounce back from Saturday’s loss at Pitt when it visits Duke on Wednesday in the first meeting between the schools this season. The Tar Heels will be playing their fourth road game in the last five outings. They have lost three of their last four games overall. ESPN will televise the game nationally at 9 p.m. with Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Shannon Spake on the call.