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Video: Roy Williams, Marcus Paige, Justin Jackson Pre-Maryland Press Conference

North Carolina coach Roy Williams, Marcus Paige, and Justin Jackson address the media prior to the Tar Heels' Tuesday matchup with Maryland. View Video...

Marcus Paige Expected To Play Against Maryland

UNC guard Marcus Paige is expected to play Tuesday against Maryland in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Paige has missed the Tar Heels’ first six games this season due to a fracture in his right hand, an injury he suffered in practice on November 3rd. Paige’s return is subject to his going through UNC’s practice later on Monday without aggravating the injury. (

Video: Marcus Paige Returns

UNC's Marcus Paige is ready to see action for the first time this season after recovering from a broken bone in his right hand. His first game back will be against Maryland in the B1G/ACC Challenge on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 in Chapel Hill. View Video...

North Carolina coach Roy Williams believed in Maryland's Mark Turgeon all along

The last time Maryland and North Carolina met on the hardwood was Feb. 14, 2014. Things were different then. Maryland was an ACC mediocrity struggling through a lame-duck season before heading to the Big Ten, and Mark Turgeon was languishing around .500 and beginning to be the subject of calls for his job. (Testudo Times)

Tar Heels To Host Terps In ACC/Big Ten Challenge

North Carolina (5-1) will renew an old rivalry in an unfamiliar way when it hosts Maryland (6-0) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday December 1 in the Smith Center. The Tar Heels and Terrapins were both charter members of the ACC but will meet as representatives of opposing conferences on Tuesday. Tipoff between the top-10-ranked teams is set for 9:35 p.m. (

ESPN: Marcus Paige Will Play vs Maryland

According to ESPN, Roy Williams confirmed that Marcus Paige will return to action versus Maryland on Tuesday. "After missing the first six games of the season, PG Marcus Paige will play Tuesday when the Tar Heels meet No. 2 Maryland, coach Roy Williams told ESPN's Andy Katz." Paige missed the first six games with a broken bone in his right (non-shooting) hand. (Tar Heel Blog)

Dexter Strickland signs with NBL Canada's Moncton Miracles

The Moncton Miracles are happy to announce the signing of explosive six-foot-three combo guard Dexter Strickland out of the University of North Carolina. As a 4-year starter for UNC Strickland averaged 7 points, 2.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He finished the 2014-15 season with the Los Angeles Defenders (NBA D-League) where he averaged 6.5 points, 1.8 assists and 2 rebounds per game. (Our Sports Central)

Video: Vince Carter banks in buzzer-beater from the other three-point line

Vince Carter, it seems, still has the magic touch. The 38-year-old Memphis Grizzlies guard playing in his closed out the first quarter of Friday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks with a bank shot as time expired — from the three-point line on the opposite end of the court. (Washington Post)

Harrison Barnes could be out “a few weeks” with ankle injury

The Warriors’ Friday night 135-116 win over the Suns was bittersweet: Harrison Barnes suffered a sprained left ankle in the third quarter and left for the remainder of the game. He missed Saturday night’s blowout win over the Kings as well. Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton didn’t have an answer for how long Barnes will be out, but he said it could be a few weeks. (NBC Sports)

Justin Jackson is saving North Carolina without Marcus Paige

You can make the argument that Marcus Paige is more important to his team than any player in the country. Consider that, last season, Paige hit 94 three-pointers while the rest of UNC combined to make 90. He also led the team in scoring, assists, steals and made free throws, all during a year he was battling nagging injures most of the time. (SB Nation)

Green won’t stop shooting as he adjusts to Spurs new offense

Danny Green has been through shooting slumps before. The fact Green came into the game against the Phoenix Suns shooting 29.5 percent from three didn’t bother him. The hard part is keeping the confidence, remembering to always do what Green is paid for: shooting the ball. “That’s it,” said Green after the Spurs defeated the Suns, 98-84, thanks in part to his season-high 18 points. (San Antonio Express-News)

UNC’s Close Win Over Kansas State a Promising Sign

The simple fact that UNC defeated Kansas State on Tuesday night holds little significance. Even with a 10-point margin of victory, the win will only mean so much down the road for the Tar Heels....What is significant, however, is the way in which Carolina won — by making big plays when it mattered most. (Today's U)

Marcus Ginyard: Reflections From Paris

In the wake of the recent attack in Paris, my mind has been racing with a wave of different emotions. I’m utterly shocked by these events, and I send my heart to everyone who has been affected by this terrible tragedy. When I first heard the news, like everyone, I was completely surprised. (

Video: Justin Jackson CBE Hall of Fame Classic Highlights

Justin Jackson was dominant in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic, combining for 43 points (16-28 FG) to go along with 18 rebounds and 8 assists in two games against Northwestern and Kansas State - both Carolina victories. View Video...

A scientific look at Roy Williams' emotions

Emotion. It's something that UNC Men's Basketball Coach Roy Williams has a lot of. And now we know exactly what he's feeling. Microsoft released a new tool that uses an algorithm to guess how you feel, by using a picture of your face. The Daily Tar Heel used the tool to run some old photos of Roy to see just how he was feeling and graphed the results: (Daily Tar Heel)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Virginia: 41
Sat, Feb 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Louisville
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UNC @ Pittsburgh
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UNC @ Virginia
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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at Virginia Tech71
Blossomgame (Clemson) 13 pts; Robinson (Virginia Tech) 10 pts;
NC State71
at Georgia Tech69
Henderson (NC State) 21 pts; Stephens (Georgia Tech) 11 pts;
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ACC Basketball Standings
(8) North Carolina11-323-5
(7) Louisville10-422-5
(10) Duke10-422-5
(19) Florida State10-522-6
(21) Notre Dame10-521-7
Virginia Tech8-719-8
(18) Virginia8-718-9
Georgia Tech7-816-12
Wake Forest6-915-12
NC State4-1215-14
Boston College2-139-19

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