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Michael Jordan couldn't psych out Ian Poulter

Apart from his basketball skills, Michael Jordan will go down as one of the greatest trash talkers in sports history. Yet there was one athlete he couldn’t throw off his game: Ian Poulter. Mark Rolfing tells the story of how Jordan tried to distract Poulter during the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah in “Road to the Ryder Cup”. On his weekly radio show, Poulter recalled his mind game with Jordan earlier this year: (Chicago Tribune)

Sacramento Kings waive Wayne Ellington

According to Marc Stein from ESPN.com, the Kings have waived Wayne Ellington on Sunday which was the last day to apply waive-and-stretch provisions for players on roster: "Sacramento, I’m told, waived Wayne Ellington on Sunday, which was last day teams could apply waive-and-stretch provision to coming season --- Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) September 1, 2014" (FanSided.com)

Sources: Miami Heat reassign assistant coach Bob McAdoo

The Miami Heat are reassigning two prominent assistant coaches, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo will no longer play significant roles on head coach Erik Spoelstra's staff – and could be completely off the bench, according to league sources. McAdoo, a Hall of Fame player, has spent 18 years as a Miami Heat assistant. (Yahoo! Sports)

Video: UNC Men's Basketball Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The North Carolina men's basketball team completes the ALS ice bucket challenge in front of the Tar Pit during UNC's season-opening football game vs. Liberty. (View Video...)

An interview with UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham

Bubba Cunningham is entering his third full academic year as the athletics director at North Carolina. He recently sat down with News & Observer UNC beat reporter Andrew Carter for an extended interview about the changing landscape of college sports, the NCAA’s decision to reopen its investigation into academic issues at UNC, Roy Williams’ future and other topics. (Charlotte Observer)

Where are UNC's outside shooters?

The question that should scare those in Chapel Hill is where is the outside shooting going to come from outside of Marcus Paige? Paige is their lone proven shooter. He led the team in 3-point percentage last season converting 38.9 of his attempts. With the departure of Leslie McDonald, Paige is the only returning player on the roster to reach double digit 3-pointers. (ESPN.com)

With no end game, Antawn Jamison pushes for one last shot

At this time, 16 years into his NBA career, it is safe to say Antawn Jamison has achieved a mental edge. He works out five times per week and remains as sharp as ever on the basketball court. For now, it's the tangible that escapes Jamison. Jamison said he has a few options in free agency, but he won't know the next step in his career for at least a month. (Sporting News)

UNC has no shortage of tests with non-conference basketball schedule

North Carolina is one of the bluest of college basketball's bluebloods, and it has a fine history of playing challenging games before ACC play begins. This year is no different, and while there isn't a visit from Kentucky or Texas to keep the Tar Heels' season ticket holders happy like last season, North Carolina has constructed a brilliantly loaded nonconference schedule. (Syracuse.com)

Roy Williams: Carolina schedule 'off the charts'

Glancing over the challenges of UNC’s schedule prompted Roy Williams to say, “This one may be a little off the charts.” The Tar Heels face a slate highlighted by the Battle 4 Atlantis with potential matchups against Oklahoma, UCLA, Florida or Wisconsin. The marquee games continue at home against Iowa in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago against Ohio State. (ESPN.com)

Video: Roy Williams on UNC's 2014-2015 Basketball Schedule

North Carolina Head Coach Roy Williams gives his thoughts on the 2014-2015 basketball schedule that was released today by the ACC. (View Video...)

Lucas: Basketball Schedule Rapid Reactions

The stretch from Jan. 31-Feb. 18 might be the toughest five-game stretch in the Roy Williams era. That gauntlet includes four road games-Louisville, Boston College, Pitt and Duke-with a home game against Virginia sandwiched at the beginning. It also features a Saturday-Monday turnaround and three games against the top nine in the preseason poll. (GoHeels.com)

2014-15 UNC Basketball Schedule Notes

The Tar Heels play either Oklahoma or UCLA on Thanksgiving in the Bahamas. Carolina is 3-0 against Oklahoma and 6-3 vs. the Bruins. The most recent game against Oklahoma came in the 2009 NCAA South Regional, a 72-60 win over the Blake Griffin and Jeff Capel-led Sooners in Memphis that sent the Tar Heels to the Final Four in Detroit. (GoHeels.com)

2014-15 UNC Basketball Schedule Released

The UNC men's basketball team will play at least 14 games against schools that participated in last year's NCAA Tournament, including non-conference matchups against Iowa, Kentucky and Ohio State and either UCLA or Oklahoma. The Atlantic Coast Conference released its entire 2014-15 schedule on Wednesday. "We want a great schedule," says head coach Roy Williams. (GoHeels.com)

ACC Announces 2014-15 Basketball Schedule

A strong slate of televised league games highlights the 2014-15 Atlantic Coast Conference basketball schedule released today by Commissioner John Swofford. All 135 regular-season ACC games and each of the 14 ACC Tournament games are slated to be available on an ESPN network, the ACC Network, CBS Sports or the league's regional cable networks. (The ACC)

Smith Center renovations postponed

After months of discussions surrounding renovations to the Smith Center, UNC fans’ dream for a new-or-improved arena have been put on hold. “Just with the ongoing (NCAA) issues...there’s just a lot of flux right now,” said Steve Kirschner, a spokesman for the athletic department. “We just thought it best to kind of pull back and let some of those things sift and sort out before we do anything major.” (Daily Tar Heel)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 68
Boston College: 65
Tue, Feb 9 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Sun, Feb 14 1:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Duke
Wed, Feb 17 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Feb 20 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(9) North Carolina9-220-4
(7) Virginia9-320-4
(12) Miami8-319-4
(13) Louisville8-319-5
Notre Dame8-417-7
Duke7-418-6
Syracuse7-517-8
Clemson7-514-10
Pittsburgh6-517-6
Florida State6-616-8
Virginia Tech5-713-12
Georgia Tech3-813-11
NC State2-912-12
Wake Forest1-1110-14
Boston College0-117-17


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