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Four Corners: Heading To Raleigh

The Tar Heels had a weekend off. Carolina did not practice as a team on Friday and will not practice on Monday, either, hoping to rest and heal some nagging injuries. The team will prepare in earnest on Tuesday for the game at NC State. UNC will play the Wolfpack at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, needing a win with six tough games left in the regular season. (

King Rice's 100th win a byproduct of recruiting, belief at Monmouth

Long-term potential and strong academics is what got King Rice that 3-year extension at Monmouth. On Friday, the sixth-year head coach got his 100th career win in his 190th game at Monmouth. Afterwards, he did two things he has done a lot. He reflected on those early days when the Hawks did far more losing than winning, and he heaped praise on everyone but himself. (Asbury Park Press)

History: Tar Heels Respond Well After Losing To Duke

For UNC fans, losing to Duke seems like the end of the world, for a while, anyway. But history suggests that the Tar Heels themselves don’t view things through a similar lens, at least if their past post-Duke performances are an indication. In the Roy Williams era, the Tar Heels have lost their first meeting with Duke 11 times. But they've responded well just about every time. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

The Emergence of Seventh Woods

One clear bright spot in Thursday night’s loss to Duke was the play of Seventh Woods. In an extended (6:33) first-half stint, he made a profound impact on the game. After a wild start to the season (which included pops of brilliance splattered on a canvas of recklessness), Woods has demonstrated much better decision-making since ACC play has begun. (The Secondary Break)

Duke vs. UNC: Tobacco Road showdown still has edge on all sports rivalries

Is Duke vs. UNC still the best rivalry in all of sports? No. 8 North Carolina (21-5, 9-3 ACC) and No. 18 Duke (19-5, 7-4 ACC) renewed their classic rivalry Thursday with the Blue Devils taking another thrilling win, 86-78, at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The superlatives are still there. It's Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski vs. North Carolina's Roy Williams. (Sporting News)

Video: Kendall Marshall dishes out 19 assists for Reno Bighorns

Former Tar Heel point guard great Kendall Marshall continues to demonstrate his outstanding court vision at the professional level as he hands out 19 assists for the NBA D-League's Reno Bighorns in a 113-105 loss to the Greensboro Swarm on Saturday. Read More...

Harrison Barnes continues to grow into role as Mavs’ go-to scorer down stretch

What does it take to be a go-to scorer? Harrison Barnes is learning the answer to that question on the fly. Leading the Dallas Mavericks to a comeback 112-105 overtime win over the Utah Jazz after trailing by as many as 21, the 24-year-old Barnes seemingly put his team on his back down the stretch Thursday night while scoring eight of his 31 points during the extra period. (Dallas Mavericks)

Clippers' Raymond Felton keeps battling through aches and pain

His body is beat up from top to bottom, but Raymond Felton has refused to sit out a game for the Clippers. Felton has a sore right shoulder that he wears a small pad on for protection. He has a sore thigh that has forced him to wear extra padding beneath his game shorts for body protection. (Los Angeles Times)

In-season look: UNC a No. 2 seed in South Regional

The NCAA Tournament selection committee released their top four seeds and top 16 teams on Saturday afternoon. This is the first time in NCAA Tournament history that the selection committee has done an in-season sneak peak into the selection process and top seeds. North Carolina comes in as the No. 5 overall seed and a No. 2 seed in the South Regional. (Carolina Blue)

ESPN's College GameDay headed to Chapel Hill for UNC-Virginia game

North Carolina will make its record 16th appearance at an ESPN College GameDay site when the network's flagship college basketball pregame show celebrates its 100th episode at Saturday's Carolina-Virginia game on Saturday February 18 in the Smith Center. The Tar Heels and Cavaliers will tip off at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN. College GameDay airs at 11 a.m. (

Positives takeaways from UNC's loss to Duke

No matter the outcome, there were certainly some positives to take away from UNC's 86-78 loss to Duke in Cameron Indoor. North Carolina was within three points in the final minutes ---- the game was a lot closer than the final score. What did UNC do well on Thursday night? What were the positives to takeaway from the game? (Carolina Blue)

Defending Duke’s Threes

Here’s a quick breakdown of how Duke created its 13 made 3-pointers on Thursday night. I only focused on the made 3s, but (generally) the missed 3s were created in the same manner—a combination of high-screen/iso drive-and-kicks and dribble hand-offs. Most of the misses were charted as “lightly contested”. (The Secondary Break)

ACC threatens to make NCAA Tournament history with unprecedented depth

The simplest way to measure whether the Atlantic Coast Conference of today measures up with the league that produced more NCAA Tournament bids than any conference ever, is to ask one of the men who coached in both leagues. Mike Brey, Notre Dame? “I think this one’s tougher." (Sporting News)

Jerry Stackhouse, Coby Karl eager for D-League All-Star game

Jerry Stackhouse played in two NBA All-Star games . Coby Karl has been to a few All-Star weekends as well, a perk of having his father coaching the game. Next weekend, they'll get a different perspective. But soon, they'll see it from the D-League perspective. Stackhouse and Coby Karl are the coaches for next Saturday's NBA Development League All-Star Game. (Quad City Times)

Wish granted! Cancer patient attends Duke vs. Carolina game

A young woman diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer got one of her biggest wishes granted Thursday night. Former BYU basketball player Melanie Day had always wanted to see a Duke vs. Carolina game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. (ABC 11)

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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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