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North Carolina seeking ACC title, No. 1 seed as first steps to help erase bad memory

Four seconds still loom large in the North Carolina locker room -- 4.7 seconds to be exact. That's how much time remained with the score tied against Villanova in the national championship game last season. The Tar Heels relive losing on Kris Jenkins' 3-pointer without being prompted, and they don't want to forget it either. (

Video: Joel Berry one one on with Taylor Vippolis

North Carolina point guard Joel Berry II talks with Tar Heel Basketball analyst Taylor Vippolis about his emergence as a team leader, lessons he learned from Marcus Paige, and intensity of ACC play. Read More...

Roy Williams: Defending The 3 Key Against Improving Pitt

Pittsburgh is a better team right now than it was when the Panthers came within two points of North Carolina in the Smith Center on Jan. 31, UNC coach Roy Williams says. Since then, Pitt has gone 3-3, but its loss at Carolina was its seventh straight loss. The streak moved to eight when the Panthers dropped a close game at Duke several days later. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Ranking March Madness contenders: Size, incentive puts North Carolina on top

1. North Carolina KenPom ranks: Offense No. 5, defense No. 20 Area of strength: The Tar Heels have multiple high-level scoring options, including Kennedy Meeks in the low post and wing Justin Jackson from deep, mid-range and at the rim. Area of concern: The Tar Heels have only two reliable 3-point shooters, now that young Kenny Williams is out injured. (Sporting News)

UNC finding a way to win

With 24 wins, only 11 Division I teams have more wins than North Carolina right now. The Heels stand two victories clear of the other teams in the ruthless ACC. This team returns 10 players from a squad that compiled 33 wins last season. This team just knows how to win. They're used to it. (Carolina Blue)

Berry on last year's national title game: "We talk about it all the time"

Joel Berry says he thinks about those 4.7 seconds on the night of April 4th, 2016 in Houston almost everyday. That was win Villanova nailed a last-second shot to end the Tar Heels' comeback and deny UNC the National Championship. "We talk about it all the time," Berry told CarolinaBlue on Wednesday night after his No. 8 Tar Heels defeated Louisville 74-63 to gain a two-game lead in the ACC standings. (Carolina Blue)

Turner's Take: The Fight

This column is about a single play from North Carolina's win over Louisville on Wednesday. But it's not a deep Justin Jackson three-pointer, or a Theo Pinson dipsy-doo lay-up (though that did make me gasp on press row) or a Kennedy Meeks block. This column is about a defensive rebound, one that made me burst into a grin. (

Video: Roy Williams Pre-Pittsburgh Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media on Friday prior to the Tar Heels' noon game at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Read More...

UNC's Leadership by Committee

After looking up to Marcus Paige for so long, the Tar Heels were forced to look to one another entering the 2016-17 season. UNC’s upperclassmen are a veteran bunch having played in 16 postseason games, two ACC Tournament finals and a national championship game in the last two years. That solidarity has allowed for a collective approach to leadership this season. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Kennedy Meeks Pre-Pittsburgh Press Conference

North Carolina forward Kennedy Meeks speaks with the media on Friday ahead of the Tar Heels' basketball game at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Read More...

Is North Carolina the best team in America?

It’s not uncommon for a Roy Williams team to start playing its best basketball at this point in the season. It’s why North Carolina has played in five of the last six ACC Tournament championship games. That’s also why the Tar Heels have never been bounced from the first round of the NCAA Tournament under Williams. (FanRag Sports)

UNC Gets Air Jordan 13 Low PE In Time For March Madness

The North Carolina men’s basketball squad is still battling to maintain their place in the Top 10 of the college basketball rankings and atop the ACC standings, and Jordan Brand is here to give the Tar Heels the boost they need with another fresh PE in this argyle-lined Jordan 13 Low perfect for the coming March Madness season. (Sneaker News)

Chansky’s Notebook: Fake Sucking

Isn’t interacting with the opposing team and coach and the refs part of the price of buying a front row seat, from Spike Lee at Madison Square Garden to the fan doing the bump with Stephen Curry the other night? Is UNC going to pronounce, “Ladies and Gentlemen, please treat Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils with the utmost of respect.” Fat chance. (

UNC vs. Pittsburgh Preview

No. 8 North Carolina can clinch a double-bye in the ACC Tournament with a win at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Tip off is set for noon. The Panthers’ latest loss served as a microcosm of their season, one full of blown leads and missed opportunities. Pittsburgh led by 19 points over Wake Forest before the Demon Deacons rallied for their largest comeback in 18 years. (Inside Carolina)

UNC casting pretty big ACC shadow over Duke

UNC’s 74-63 win over Louisville Wednesday doubled as the Tar Heels’ ninth top-50 RPI victory and provided them with a two-game cushion atop the ACC standings. In other words, Roy Williams is about to win his eighth ACC regular-season title in a 13-year span, which will be six more than Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski will have won in that same time frame. (CBS Sports)

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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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