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Analysis: UNC's 2016-2017 basketball schedule
Aloha! North Carolina's first real true test will be in Hawaii against either Connecticut or Oklahoma State on November 22. The Tar Heels will then follow that with a game against either Tennessee, Wisconsin, Georgetown, or Oregon. Before Carolina leaves the Pacific Ocean, we will know where this teams stands.
UNC Basketball Will Face Tough Closing Stretch
The ACC released the full basketball conference schedules on Monday afternoon, and North Carolina will once again encounter a brutal closing stretch heading into postseason play. The Tar Heels will ease into the conference slate with a road trip to Georgia Tech on New Year’s Eve and an assortment of other games to boost their conference win-loss record.
Video: UNC Basketball Schedule Breakdown with Jones Angell & Sean May
Let Jones Angell and Sean May give you the scoop on the recently-released 2016-2017 North Carolina and ACC basketball schedule.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC Men's Basketball Schedule
Short turnarounds are always an important feature of the Atlantic Coast Conference schedule. There are three such instances in this year’s slate. The first is manageable, because it includes back-to-back home games—hosting Florida State at the Smith Center on Saturday, Jan. 14 and then hosting Syracuse on Monday night, Jan. 16.
2016-17 UNC Men's Basketball Schedule Released
The UNC men’s basketball team will play eight of its final 10 regular-season games against teams that played in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, including a pair of games against Duke, Pittsburgh and Virginia and games against Miami and Notre Dame. The other two games in that final 10-game stretch are at NC State and home against Louisville, which won 23 games last year.
Hornets Forward Marvin Williams Has Become a Great Rim Protector
Marvin Williams is labeled as a stretch four or an undersized big man but the stats back up that he has become a great interior defender. The Charlotte Hornets were the 12th best shot blocking team in the NBA last season even without a typical rim protector. Marvin was their most consistent interior defender.
College basketball: What happened (and what will happen) along Tobacco Road
Reason for optimism at North Carolina: Every key contributor who wasn’t a senior is back, including Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks, who were the only two players to take advantage of the new rules and declare for the NBA draft. Williams will likely roll out a starting lineup of all upperclassmen who have Final Four experience.
Through success and tragedy, Gerald Henderson and Wayne Ellington show meaning of friendship
The bond between Gerald Henderson and Wayne Ellington was solidified on the basketball court at Episcopal Academy in the Philadelphia area. From that point on, they were always there for each other in significant moments of their lives. High school successes. Being recruited to collegiate powerhouses Duke and North Carolina.
Countdown to Trail Blazers' training camp: Ed Davis
Ed Davis just does Ed Davis. He knows where he is effective and rarely (read: never) strays outside of that. His selfless approach and willingness to do the dirty work helped Davis earn the 2015-16 Maurice Lucas Award, bestowed on the player who best represents the "indomitable spirit" of Lucas through contributions on the court and in the community.
Jerry Stackhouse takes over as head coach of Raptors 905
Former NBA all-star Jerry Stackhouse is taking the helm of the Toronto Raptors’ minor league team. The Raptors announced Friday that he has been appointed the new head coach of Raptors 905, the NBA club’s D-League affiliate. Stackhouse served as an assistant coach with the Raptors last season. Stackhouse played 18 seasons in the NBA.
Dante Calabria to share skills
Dante Calabria knows he has lived away from Western Pennsylvania for so long that he is no longer a household name in his hometown. “The nice thing about the computer is you can Google,” Calabria said, with a laugh. “Kids can see that I played at North Carolina and professionally in Europe on high-level teams.”
Lucas: UNC Basketball Notebook
After offseason surgery to clean up a nagging knee injury, Kenny Williams is full speed and has been one hundred percent since June. “It feels good and I haven’t had any problems with it,” Williams says. Williams, who believes the injury first happened during his senior year of high school before being aggravated as a UNC freshman, is also sporting a new hairstyle.
Illini football players can't forget basketball's title loss to North Carolina in 2005
The mere mention of that team from Tobacco Road brings up bad memories of 2005 and an Illinois men’s basketball team that was derailed from destiny by the Tar Heels. Bruce Weber’s team fell to Roy Williams & Co. 75-70 in the national championship game. The Tar Heels come to town Saturday to face the Illini football team, and that 2005 loss still cuts deep for many.
Harrison Barnes Helps Out Des Moines
It was a bunch of busy shovels as 40 trees were planted outside of Des Moines' East High School on Thursday. Olympian Harrison Barnes lent a hand to the efforts. The Ames native joined the high school football team and a fourth grade class to plant the trees. They were the first of 100,000 trees that Hy-Vee has pledged for this Autumn.
Roy Williams' Fast Break Against Cancer
Join Coach Roy Williams, Jones Angell, guest speaker Dick Baddour and members of the Carolina Basketball Family as they tip-off the 2016-17 season at this seated breakfast and one-of-a-kind auction event to support UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Over the past 11 years, Coach Williams has raised more than $2.1 million to help cure cancer.