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Tar Heels Lead Nation In Overall Basketball Attendance

UNC led the nation in overall men's basketball attendance and was fourth nationally in home attendance in the 2015-16 season. The Tar Heels, who won the ACC regular season and tournament championships and advanced to the NCAA championship game, went 33-7 in a school-record 40 games. According to NCAA figures, 781,614 fans saw UNC play. (

UNC's Top 30 Basketball Players Ever: No. 22 Raymond Felton

Felton was an important player early in Roy Williams’ tenure. He served not only as an example to the other players as Williams worked to gain their trust, but he was a tough leader by his junior season and an assassin on the perimeter, perfectly complementing the Tar Heels’ balanced attack. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Games vs. Indiana and Kentucky give UNC a tough non-conference schedule

We've got UNC slotted as the No. 7 team in the early Top 25 headed into next season. So, will the Tar Heels have a top-10 schedule? The school has announced what teams it will play in the non-conference next season. The CBS Sports Classic tilt in Vegas vs. Kentucky -- heck yeah. The Tar Heels have a 23-14 all-time series lead over the Wildcats. (CBS Sports)

Carolina Pull Up

If you follow the Carolina Tar Heels on social media, you might have noticed a string of new videos featuring the Heels’ “TP” (Theo Pinson) and “JB” (Joel Berry II). This past season’s Tar Heels were one of the more light-hearted bunches, frequently playing jokes on one another and dancing throughout their trek through the dance. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Chansky’s Notebook: Vinsanity of Teammates

Dean Smith was a master of tough love, and he stayed on Vince Carter to play harder, play smarter and be a better teammate. Two decades later after an 18-year NBA career, Carter has become the exemplary pro and role model who was voted by his peers as the best teammate and winner of the annual Twyman-Stokes Award. (

Breaking down UNC's 2016-17 non-conference basketball schedule

Nov. 21-23, Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii: The tournament bracket has not been set but UNC could face a combination Chaminade, Connecticut, Georgetown, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Tennessee or Wisconsin. It is unlikely that the Tar Heels will be on the same side of the bracket as the Volunteers as UNC plays them later in the season. (Carolina Blue)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC nonconference basketball schedule

The 2016-17 nonconference schedule is almost deceptive because no one is exactly sure how the Maui Invitational bracket will unfold. Without those exact matchups, the headliners on the nonconference schedule are a Dec. 17 date with Kentucky in Las Vegas and an ACC/Big Ten Challenge trip to Indiana. But the Tar Heels could also face Wisconsin and Oregon in Maui. (

Vince Carter wins 2015-16 Twyman-Stokes NBA Teammate of the Year Award

NBA players have selected Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter as the recipient of the 2015-16 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award, the NBA announced today. The award recognizes the player deemed the best teammate based on selfless play, on- and off-court leadership as a mentor and role model to other NBA players, and commitment and dedication to team. (

UNC Basketball 2016-17 Non-Conference Schedule Announced

The UNC men’s basketball non-conference schedule for 2016-17 includes at least five games against teams that played in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The Tar Heels play host to Chattanooga (Nov. 13) and Northern Iowa (Dec. 21), play Kentucky in Las Vegas in the CBS Sports Classic (Dec. 17) and play at Hawaii (Nov. 18) and Indiana (Nov. 30 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge). (

Does UNC Have a Basketball Attendance Problem?

The NCAA released the attendance figures for the 2015-16 basketball season. UNC finished ranked 4th nationally in attendance with an average of 18,326 per game for 16 home games. That number ranks as the fourth lowest since 2000 for UNC. If you are looking for trends, one that sticks out is that UNC has only topped 20K once since the 2009 title year. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Basketball Ranks 4th Nationally in Attendance

Kentucky dethroned Syracuse for the home basketball attendance title after the Orange had won in back-to-back years in 2014 and 2015. The Wildcats averaged 23,361 while the Orange brought in 21,592 per game. Kentucky led the nation the previous eight seasons. Louisville was third with 20,859 per game and North Carolina was fourth with 18,326. (

Brice Johnson NBA Draft Profile

If Brice Johnson had the season he just had as a freshman, rather than as a senior, he’d be considered a top-10 pick. He is a long, athletic big man who plays stronger than he looks. He’s very bouncy and gets off his feet quickly; it feels like he’s on a pogo stick. He has a very quick release for a big man and is pretty efficient inside of 17 feet. He’s quick and decisive. (Boston Celtics)

Video: Marcus Paige 2016 NBA Pre-Draft Workout Video and Interview

North Carolina guard Marcus Paige works out in preparation for the 2016 NBA Draft in New York City. View Video...

The Drive, with Harrison Barnes

Before Game 2 of the Finals on Sunday, Harrison Barnes invited The Players’ Tribune to ride along with him to Oracle Arena. He reflected on his four years in the NBA. He talked about his pregame routine, how the Warriors match up with the Cavaliers differently this year than last and what it would mean to win a second straight NBA championship. (The Players' Tribune)

USA Basketball Names Brice Johnson To 2016 USA Men’s Select Team

Featuring 15 players owning USA Basketball experience and including seven members of the 2015-16 NBA All-Rookie teams, USA Basketball announced 25 players (including UNC's Brice Johnson) have been chosen for the 2016 USA Men’s Select Team that will train July 18-21 with the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its training camp. (USA Basketball)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 93
Bucknell: 81
Wed, Nov 15 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20 11:30 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Portland
Thu, Nov 23 2:30 ET ESPN

UNC vs. Ark/Okla
Fri, Nov 24 TBD ESPN

Full Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Texas Tech75
at Boston College64
Evans (Texas Tech) 29 pts; Bowman (Boston College) 15 pts;
at Wake Forest72
Bundu (Quinnipiac) 11 pts; Crawford (Wake Forest) 17 pts;
Texas Southern67
at Syracuse80
Scott (Texas Southern) 11 pts; Dolezaj (Syracuse) 10 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Duke0-04-0
NC State0-04-0
Boston College0-04-1
(11) Miami0-03-0
(13) Notre Dame0-03-0
(9) North Carolina0-02-0
(18) Louisville0-02-0
Florida State0-02-0
Virginia Tech0-02-1
Wake Forest0-01-3
Georgia Tech0-00-1

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