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Forecasting chalk ACC final between North Carolina, U.Va.

UNC and Virginia finished 1-2 in the preseason ACC media poll. The Tar Heels and Cavaliers finished 1-2 in the regular season and will advance to Saturday’s ACC tournament championship game. Experience says this forecast is folly. Care to guess how many of the last 14 ACC tournament finals have featured the top two seeds? That would be one. (Daily Press)

North Carolina at Duke: Most-Watched Game of the Season on TV

No. 8 North Carolina at No. 17 Duke on Saturday, March 5 (6:30 p.m. on ESPN), averaged 3,174,000 viewers, the most-watched college basketball game on record of the 2015-16 season on TV. Raleigh-Durham, the second highest market (2.7), and Kansas City, the third best (2.5), were up from a year ago. (

Reggie Bullock's number comes up and he responds big-time

Reggie Bullock is not in the D-League anymore, but isn’t taking any chances he might go back. After a stint with the Grand Rapids Drive this season, Bullock has found his mojo again. Bullock has had one of the best stretches in his career, averaging 9.7 points and 3.7 rebounds and shooting 62 percent (13-for-21) on 3-pointers the last six games. (Detroit News)

Roy Williams Live: ACC Tournament Preparation

Roy Williams shared some insight into UNC’s schedule heading into the ACC Tournament this week in Washington, D.C. during his radio show on Monday. “We practiced this afternoon for about two hours, we’ll do the same thing (on Tuesday), a little bit less, maybe, try to get up a lot of shots,” Williams said. “We’ll go up late Tuesday night.” (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina trying to take next step at ACC Tournament

Expectations are high for seventh-ranked UNC as the No. 1 seed at the ACC Tournament. That's nothing new for them. The preseason pick to win the ACC, Roy Williams' team beat Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium Saturday to capture the regular-season title. Now it's on to the postseason. Williams said it is just the "next step" for his oft-criticized group. (Associated Press)

Smith, Krzyzewski, Valvano: Three great coaches, lots of rivalry, then deep mutual appreciation

This may be very difficult for college basketball fans of Duke, UNC and NC State to understand at first. But John Feinstein’s new book, “The Legends Club,” is a love story. It features three legendary coaches of the most prestigious college basketball programs in the country who faced off as rivals and later came to admire and respect one another. (Washington Post)

The Potential of Ty Lawson Exceeds the Risk for Pacers

Signing Ty Lawson comes as a surprise, given the timing of it, but it shouldn't. He fills a need, the potential upside overwhelms the risk, and Larry Bird has shown the courage it takes to make this kind of decision before. Bird nearly added Lawson to the Pacers' roster in 2009, during the draft. He once told me Lawson was his second choice behind Tyler Hansbrough with the 13th pick. (

Photo: Ex-UNC Star John Henson Visited Tar Heels’ Practice Today

Fresh off a victory over arch-rival Duke which sealed the ACC regular season title, North Carolina is back at work preparing for the conference tournament. The Tar Heels haven’t won the league tourney since 2008. Former UNC star John Henson, who celebrated the win over Duke on social media, returned to Chapel Hill and stopped by practice today. (College Spun)

Tar Heels looks to provide answer to questions about toughness

Justin Jackson’s heard the questions about UNC's supposed lack of toughness. He watches SportsCenter and listens to analysts critique the Tar Heels for the same thing. And as he sat at the Smith Center podium on Monday, hearing another question about toughness and his team’s label as “a bunch of nice kids,” the subtle sophomore laughed. (Daily Tar Heel)

John Henson Had A Fantastic Tweet After The Heels Beat Duke

It’s not just North Carolina players and fans who enjoyed the Heels’ win over Duke tonight. Former UNC players like John Henson were also excited to see their alma mater snap a four-game losing streak against its rival and clinch the ACC regular season championship in the process. (College Spun)

Why North Carolina Owns Duke

Highway I-40, known as Tobacco Road, connects UNC, Duke and NC State. These schools sit within a 25 mile radius of each other in a region where college basketball is religion. The passion translates into an abundance of riches for these universities–but there is a big gap between the schools illustrated by our historical valuations of college basketball programs. (Forbes)

NCAA Tournament Site Not a Concern for Roy Williams

Roy Williams truly does not care where his Tar Heels play when the NCAA Tournament tips off next week. UNC, along with No. 4 Virginia, No. 9 West Virginia and No. 11 Miami, is in the running for opening round games to be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. That close proximity to Chapel Hill is a factor that doesn’t register much with the Hall of Fame coach. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Basketball Pre-ACC Tournament Press Conference Recap

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams, Joel Berry, and Justin Jackson speak to the media prior to this week's ACC Tournament in Washington, D.C. View Video...

John Feinstein Sheds Light on Legendary ACC Coaches Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, and Jim Valvano

John Feinstein fielded questions to kick off his “The Legends Club” book tour on college basketball coaches Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Valvano. One was to name his favorite sport. He listed, in order, college basketball, golf and baseball. One has to wonder, though, if college basketball would be No. 1 if the New Yorker hadn’t enrolled at Duke 40 years ago. (Today's U)

Art’s Angle: More Gritty Than Pretty

"How do you like them apples?” Carolina got them apples at Duke Saturday night, and it was all about the digits, staggering numbers that overcame the persistent Blue Devils and won the ACC championship for the Tar Heels for the first time in four years, UNC’s seventh in the Roy Williams era and 30th in history (if you’re counting, Duke has 3 and 19). (

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10 TBD

UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20 TBD

Thu, Nov 23 TBD ESPN

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ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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