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Video: Vince Carter takes us through Vinsanity's greatest moments

Vince Carter turned 40 on January 26; however, he still shows flashes of his younger, acrobatic self. For nearly two decades, Half-Man/Half-Amazing has entertained audiences worldwide. In an exclusive interview with Bleacher Report Studios, Carter takes us in full detail through Vinsanity's greatest moments.

Video: Interview with Art Chansky about Dean Smith-Charlie Scott book

Among many legendary episodes from the life and career of men’s basketball coach Dean Smith, few loom as large as his recruitment of Charlie Scott, the first African American scholarship athlete at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Author Art Chansky looks at the impact the legendary coach & player had on the sport, the town, & the times.

Luke Maye Busts Out

Luke Maye set a career-high against NC State with 13 points, the continuation of a positive trend in scoring volume and efficiency. The table included shows his season splits divided into three segments: 1.) non-conference games (Maye played in nine of the 14); 2.) the first seven ACC games; and 3.) the last six ACC games.

Lucas: Dynamic Duo

Of course they’re being honored together. That’s really the only way Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson could have their jerseys recognized in the Smith Center. In UNC basketball history, there are some players we remember most frequently as part of a duo or trio. Miller and Lewis. Sheed and Stack. Vince and Antawn (and Ademola). And Marcus and Brice.

Michael Jordan's 50 Sports Illustrated Covers

In recognition of Michael Jordan's 54th birthday on Friday, here are all 50 of his Sports Illustrated covers spanning 30 years from his days at North Carolina in 1983 through his 50th birthday in 2013.

Chansky’s Notebook: Fourth Time in a Long Time?

The last time Carolina and Duke played four times was 37 years ago. UNC and Duke are establishing themselves as perhaps the best two teams in the ACC, which means they could play a third time in the ACC Tournament. The fourth meeting of the season would have to come in March Madness, if they played somewhere in the NCAA Tournament.

Carolina Insider Podcast: N.C. State & Virginia

Recap UNC's blowout win at North Carolina State and look ahead with hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas in the Carolina Insider podcast episode released Friday. ESPN College GameDay will originate from the Smith Center on Saturday prior to the big game against Virginia. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas.

How North Carolina will survive without Kenny Williams

Roy Williams’ squad is now down another man. Kenny Williams will undergo knee surgery and is expected to miss the remainder of the season. The shooting guard had broken out this season, becoming a permanent fixture in the starting five. The loss of Williams is a significant blow for a group with national championship aspirations, but don’t expect UNC to fall out of the fold.

Tar Heel Blog Podcast: Adam Lucas Special

GoHeels.com contributor and co-host of the Carolina Insider podcast, Adam Lucas, joins me on the show to talk about his career and what got him interested in writing about the Tar Heels. We also discuss his current endeavor of co-hosting a weekly podcast with Jones Angell. Finally, we discuss some various topics on Carolina football and basketball.

Harrison Barnes subtly leads the Mavs by example

Harrison Barnes has silenced the critics, and ironically, he’s done so in his own tasteful style. Barnes came into a situation with the Mavericks where there was an established franchise leader in Dirk Nowitzki and a vocal leadership presence in Wesley Matthews. Instead of trying to become somebody he’s not, Barnes went to work his way.

Vince Carter passes Allen Iverson on all-time scoring list

With a three-pointer late in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s game between the New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies, Vince Carter moved into 23rd place on the all-time scoring list. In doing so, he passed NBA Hall-of-Famer Allen Iverson, who retired with 24,368 career points. Carter, the 19-year NBA veteran out of North Carolina, now sits at 24,371 points.

UNC Basketball Starting Fresh

With the announcement that Kenny Williams is likely done for the season following knee surgery, UNC debuted its new starting 5 on Wednesday in Raleigh. While this group hadn’t started a game together all season (and had only logged 7:16 as a quintet), the idea of a Berry-Pinson-Jackson-Hicks-Meeks unit certainly wasn’t a novel one to Tar Heel fans.

Losing Kenny Williams - What does it mean?

Roy Williams broke the news during his post game press conference on Wednesday night in Raleigh: starting sophomore shooting guard Kenny Williams will likely miss the remainder of the season following surgery on his right knee. What does this mean for UNC --- A team with Final Four aspirations and are in the running for a No. 1 seed in both the ACC and NCAA Tournament?

Video: North Carolina vs. Virginia: Preview of an ACC Showdown

Virginia vs. North Carolina: A big-time showdown in the ACC as two of the top teams in the conference meet for the first time this season on Saturday. London Perrantes will lead the Cavaliers and their No. 1 ranked scoring defense against the hot shooting of Justin Jackson and Joel Berry.

Sports Illustrated College Basketball Power Rankings

10. North Carolina Tar Heels: Plenty of teams—rival Duke being one of them—have had more tumultuous seasons than North Carolina’s, but still: Wednesday’s 97–73 rout of NC State was the first time the Tar Heels started the five guys we projected to start in the preseason: Joel Berry II, Theo Pinson, Justin Jackson, Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks.

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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 @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6 TBD
UNC @ Elon
Fri, Nov 9 TBD
UNC vs. Stanford
Mon, Nov 12 TBD

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(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
Louisville9-922-14
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Syracuse8-1023-14
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20
Pittsburgh0-188-24


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