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Video: Vince Carter’s top 50 UNC dunks

Vince Carter might be the greatest in-game dunker of all-time, and that ability didn’t just happen to show up when he reached the NBA. The dude was ridiculous in college as well. I mean, for starters, he had enough dunks in his three seasons in college to put together a top 50 list. That’s impressive, but not quite as impressive as some of the dunks in that top 50. (NBC Sports)

Five More Game Times Announced For UNC Basketball

The Atlantic Coast Conference released game times and television designations for five more University of North Carolina men’s basketball games for the 2015-16 season. (

Video: Fun At UNC Basketball Photo Day

These guys have all the fun. Go behind the scenes a Tar Heel basketball photo day as the players get headshots, action photos and participate in a 'Name That Tune' video shoot. View Video...

Long-lost photo of Dean Smith, Bill Guthridge finally makes it to family

On the lawn of the Carolina Inn, the newlyweds asked legendary UNC basketball coaches Dean Smith and Bill Guthridge to stop for a picture. "They took the time to not only take a picture but pose and make sure we got a couple of good takes," said Joey Powell. "It was a great day, and that was our first photo as a married couple. I thought that was the end of it," he said. (ABC 11)

Lucas: Making Strides

The practice plan for day two of Carolina basketball’s preseason conditioning began with a simple thought for the day printed atop the conditioning schedule, one that’s likely to be repeated often by Roy Williams and the Tar Heel coaching staff over the next few months: “What can I do to make our team stronger and tougher this year?” (

Video: UNC Men's Basketball Senior Photoshoot on The Quad

North Carolina Seniors Joel James, Brice Johnson, and Marcus Paige take to the Quad for senior pictures on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015. View Video...

Kennedy Meeks continues to lose weight, improve fitness

One of the pictures coming from the UNC basketball team's preseason conditioning workout is of a slimmed down Kennedy Meeks crushing a hill sprint... Meeks, a 6-foot-9, 265-pound Charlotte native, is entering his junior season at North Carolina. (Carolina Blue)

Ranking the ACC Basketball Coaches for 2015-16

4. Roy Williams, North Carolina: Why he’s ranked here: Legacy. Williams’ two titles and Hall of Fame status can’t be denied, but the last three years (75-33) have been trying. With a veteran team, the Tar Heels are built for a Final Four run in 2015-16. It would be their first since 2008 and perhaps their last for a while. (Athlon Sports)

Athletes who went back to school

Vince Carter returned to the University of North Carolina to finish his degree in African-American Studies in 2000, working during the summers in the NBA offseason to complete his coursework. Michael Jordan also made sure to finish out his college career by earning his degree in geography in 1986, two years after entering the NBA Draft. (YES Network)

Blue Ribbon preseason basketball rankings point to top-heavy ACC

If the preseason rankings released Wednesday by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook are any indication, the ACC could be more top-heavy than usual. Three league teams are among the nation’s top six teams, led by Virginia at No. 3, North Carolina at No. 4 and Duke at No. 6. But they are the only three ACC teams to crack the Blue Ribbon rankings. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC basketball photo day

North Carolina held its team photo day on Tuesday. Below are some of the pictures posted to twitter. (Carolina Blue)

Michael Jordan reportedly made more money off sneakers last year than in 15-year career

Even more than 12 years after playing his last NBA game, Michael Jordan still dominates the sports world. According to an infographic by PBS, the basketball superstar made more money selling sneakers last year than he did during his entire 15-year playing career to become the highest-paid retired athlete in 2014. (Sporting News)

UNC Basketball News and Notes

Harrison Barnes and James Michael McAdoo plan to be in Chapel Hill on September 26 with the NBA Championship trophy they won as part of the Golden State Warriors in June. At present, recruits Harry Giles and Seventh Woods are planning to visit that weekend. NCAA rules would bar them from having contact with Barnes or McAdoo. (Tar Heel Blog)

SI Vault: North Carolina defeats Kentucky in the 1977 Elite Eight

The manner in which North Carolina disposed of Kentucky 79-72 at the East regional in College Park, Md., may have set back the cause of run-and-gun basketball as many as 50 years. With only five minutes gone in the second half, Coach Dean Smith sent his Tar Heels into their celebrated four-corners offense, gambling that a slowdown would protect a dwindling 59-53 Carolina lead. (Sports Illustrated)

The 15 basketball programs best positioned to succeed over the next five years

8. North Carolina: In a vacuum, UNC should be higher on this list because, well, it's UNC. But the lingering NCAA issues have hampered recruiting, and it's difficult to say whether Roy Williams will coach for another five years. That said, the Tar Heels might win a national championship this season, and even if Williams were to retire soon UNC would almost certainly replace him with a star. (CBS Sports)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 90
Boston College: 82
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NC State84
at #17 Duke82
Smith Jr. (NC State) 32 pts; Kennard (Duke) 20 pts;
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ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina6-118-3
(6) Florida State6-118-2
(14) Notre Dame6-117-3
(12) Virginia5-215-3
(13) Louisville4-316-4
Virginia Tech4-315-4
(17) Duke3-415-5
Wake Forest3-412-7
Georgia Tech3-411-8
NC State3-514-7
Boston College2-59-11

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