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Wes Miller, UNCG Agree To Contract Extension

UNCG Director of Athletics Kim Record announced Wednesday that men’s basketball head coach Wes Miller has received a contract extension through June 30, 2022. Miller’s extension adds three years to his current contract and updates all of the terms of his previous deal. “Coach Miller has created a championship culture during his time at UNCG,” Record said. (WFMY)

Roy Williams Sends Letter to Injured Tar Heel Fan

Like his mentor, Dean Smith, North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams has been known for taking time for the little things. Earlier this month, Williams took the time to write an inspiration letter to loyal Tar Heel fan Drew Morrissey. A lifelong Carolina supporter, Morrissey suffered a serious spine injury while vacationing at the beach this summer. (Inside Carolina)

Premium Rush

UNC men’s basketball coach Roy Williams addressed his players at a team meal prior to the football game against Cal. Williams then spoke of the contributions of sophomore Shea Rush. “He told me some nice things that I’d been doing well, which is nice, because you don’t hear that very often,” Rush remembers. “And he told me that he was going to give me the scholarship.” (Argyle Report)

7 high-impact classes that left their mark on college basketball

2014-15 North Carolina: Justin Jackson, Joel Berry, Theo Pinson: Of course, there’s the 2017 national championship. Jackson and Berry were North Carolina’s best players, while Pinson was a supremely valuable complementary piece. There’s also the 2016 Final Four, which obviously didn’t end as the Tar Heels hoped, but that team was awesome. (

UNC's Plans On Hold for Smith Center

UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham said plans to upgrade the Smith Center — or replace it with a new facility — remain on hold for what could be several years. UNC worked with an architecture firm in 2013 and 2014 to generate renderings of what an updated version of the Smith Center or a new arena might look like, but the school is not ready to proceed. (Inside Carolina)

The Carter Effect transformed Canadian basketball

When the NBA expanded into Canada in 1995, the league had the daunting task of attempting to tap into a hockey-mad culture. The sport was so unheralded at the time that fans banged clappers when their own team was shooting free throws. Enter Vince Carter, the former Toronto Raptors swingman who left an indelible mark on Canadian basketball. (CBC)

Elite College Basketball Freshmen Most Likely to Stay for Multiple Seasons

Jalek Felton, North Carolina: If there's one 5-star recruit guaranteed to not have a starting job this season, it's Felton. That's not a slight against the nephew of former UNC great Raymond Felton; it's just the situation he's entering. That could always change as the season progresses—particularly if Felton becomes a more reliable shooter and/or a more committed defender. (Bleacher Report)

Lucas: Baby Jet

UNC sophomore transfer K.J. Smith has an extensive Tar Heel history. He's the son of Carolina star Kenny "The Jet" Smith, a lightning-fast point guard whose jersey hangs in the Smith Center rafters. But his father's busy life in basketball and his family's home in California never permitted an in-season trip to Chapel Hill. Don't doubt the family's love for the Tar Heels, however. (

Top 10 Games on the ACC Basketball Schedule

North Carolina at Notre Dame (Jan. 13): This game features UNC point guard Joel Berry II and Notre Dame combo forward Bonzie Colson, the two preseason favorites for ACC Player of the Year. Plus, Berry will get a good matchup against Notre Dame's Matt Farrell; UNC at Duke (March 3): Will Berry be battling Marvin Bagley or Grayson Allen for ACC Player of the Year? (CBS Sports)

Brice Johnson Honors Marcus Paige on his Birthday

One of the more famous friendships in UNC basketball history is between forward Brice Johnson and point guard Marcus Paige. Both came in as part of the 2012 class and became an integral part of UNC basketball. Johnson was Paige's best man at his wedding over the summer. The closeness of their relationship is something they don't hide. (Inside Carolina)

2005 national champion David Noel returns to alma mater as a coach

Although he didn’t know when, why or how it would happen, David Noel was certain he’d coach one day. And he was right. The call came in late August. Kendrick Hall, the men’s basketball head coach at Southern Durham High School, had stepped down. The school wanted Noel to apply. After all, it was his home. Fifteen years ago, Noel was a football and basketball star at the school. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Ring Ceremony, Louisville Game

Recap North Carolina's football loss to Louisville and hear insider stories from the basketball team's NCAA ring ceremony in the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast with hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas in partnership with Learfield Sports and DGital Media. (

Chansky’s Notebook: A Special Reunion

Some people wonder why basketball celebrations like Saturday’s awarding of the 2017 national championship rings are held during football halftime at UNC. First, with the 63,000 seating capacity of Kenan Stadium, more people get to see their basketball heroes. If Saturday’s celebration was done at, say, Late Night with Roy, players on NBA rosters couldn’t have been there. (

Mark Cuban calls Harrison Barnes most cerebral player since Steve Nash

The Dallas Mavericks have undergone a re-tooling and while Dirk Nowitzki is bound to cede the mantle once he retires, it likely will go to Harrison Barnes, who had taken up the task of being the team’s leading scorer. Owner Mark Cuban won’t place the title of him being the face of the franchise just yet, offering that it is awarded by the fans, not the team owner or executives. (Clutch Points)

Raptors legend Vince Carter inspired Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse to finish university degree

Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse drew inspiration from Raptors legend Vince Carter to finish his university degree. "He motivated me to go back to school," De Grasse said. "I remember his whole story, he went back to school and finished his degree and then came to the playoff game. So he definitely is one of my inspirations to finish school and still continue with sport." (

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
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Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27 7:30 ET ACCNE

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10 7:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15 TBD ACCN

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(16) Florida State12-626-9
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(10) Louisville12-625-9
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Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
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NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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