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Tony Bradley experiences growing pains in new life as Utah Jazz rookie

Most of the media members in Salt Lake City pay it no mind when they receive the uniform press release. It usually says one or two things: “Jazz Assign Tony Bradley to Salt Lake City Stars” or “Jazz Recall Tony Bradley from Salt Lake City Stars.” Most people tend to forget that there’s one guy who is actually affected by these moves: Tony Bradley. (Deseret News)

Roy Williams On Injuries, Rebounding, Defense, Theo & More

Roy Williams met with the media Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s home game with Western Carolina, and interestingly there wasn’t one question about Luke Maye or Joel Berry. Most of the focus was on the freshmen interior players, Theo Pinson’s defense and shooting, Kenny Williams' performance, and the health of Seventh Woods and Cam Johnson. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Tar Heels Further Along Than Expected

For a team that entered the season ranked No. 9 in the country, North Carolina has somehow played past their billing thus far. With a game against Western Carolina on Wednesday, the 11th-ranked Tar Heels have the chance to start the season 9-1, which would be the sixth time in the past 15 seasons they have started 9-1 or better in the first 10 games. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Roy Williams Pre-Western Carolina Press Conference

North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media on Tuesday prior to the Tar Heels' game against Western Carolina on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

Video: Theo Pinson Pre-Western Carolina Press Conference

North Carolina senior wing Theo Pinson speaks with reporters on Tuesday prior to the Tar Heels' game against Western Carolina on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

UNC PG Seventh Woods Sidelined Indefinitely

UNC sophomore guard Seventh Woods' plantar fasciitis is more serious than originally diagnosed, according to Roy Williams. "We get more information every day, but he is going to be out for a while," Williams said Tuesday. "We don't know how long. I think they are checking with another person, too. I really don't know. I just know he is going to be out a while." (Inside Carolina)

Kenny Williams Spurring UNC's Defensive Efforts

The days of “Be Like Mike” have come and gone, although for No. 11 North Carolina, Roy Williams is imploring his team to be like Kenny Williams, who has become the trendsetter for a Tar Heel defense arguably further ahead than many expected a month into the 2017-18 season. “Coach has put emphasis on being like Kenny,” senior guard Joel Berry told reporters. (Inside Carolina)

A visiting player's historic game in Carmichael Auditorium: December 6, 1967

Kent State's Doug Grayson's day was done after 41 points and 10 rebounds, both game highs. But as Grayson stepped off the court, the crowd of 8,800 rose to its feet. The fans knew something he didn't about the best game of his life. The ovation signaled through a sold-out Carmichael Auditorium that the lanky forward had created a small ripple in the storied sea of Carolina Blue. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

UNC Basketball Hosts Western Carolina Wednesday

UNC plays its seventh game in 14 days when it hosts Western Carolina Wednesday, Dec. 6th, at 7 p.m. at the Smith Center. The game will be broadcast on the Regional Sports Network. The Catamounts are 3-6 after beating Appalachian State, 72-71, on Dec. 4th. This is the second game ever between UNC and Western Carolina and the first in 61 seasons. (

Roy Williams Live: UNC's Frontcourt Making Progress

“We have better spacing,” UNC assistant coach Steve Robinson said on Roy Williams’ radio show Monday. “Our big guys are giving us more movement. When we started, they were so concerned with us running a post play and the play saying go to a certain spot, so they’d run to that spot and never leave. We missed a shot and go to the other end, but they’d still be at that spot.” (Inside Carolina)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Basketball Rolls Toward Exam Break

Tuesday's installment of the Carolina Insider podcast recaps a pair of Tar Heel basketball wins from last weekend as the team prepares for Wednesday's game against Western Carolina and the impending 11-day break for final exams. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas also rank great halftime acts and recall a fun Luke Maye story. (

Williams, Izzo, Few, Krzyzewski offer thoughts on college basketball's reputation problem

Roy Williams: "In my situation, with NCAA investigations and everything, I've been investigated seven times. Seven committees came out and said, 'Roy didn't know what was going on, didn't have anything to do with it.' Yet there were people out there in the public, they thought I was involved. That's the hardest thing. My entire life, my integrity has been the most important thing." (CBS Sports)

Defense picks up the offense for Tar Heels

After shooting a program-record low 24.6 percent from the field in a 63–45 loss to now No. 3 Michigan State on Nov. 26, North Carolina bounced back offensively with dominant wins over Michigan, Davidson, and Tulane by an average score of 89–73. But it was the defensive performance in the first half of the Tulane game Sunday that had head coach Roy Williams happy. (Wilson Times)

Of Man and Myth: The Dean Smith Papers

Dean Smith is, rightly, a legend. His record speaks for itself. But the personal papers at Wilson Library give us insight into the man behind the myth, beyond the box scores and banners. We learn that he was the same man, with the same values, both in and out of the limelight. "This really speaks to his humility," said Nicholas Graham, University of North Carolina archivist. (Argyle Report)

Luke Maye Named ACC Player Of The Week

North Carolina junior Luke Maye has been voted the ACC Basketball Player of the Week, while Duke's Marvin Bagley III repeats as the league's Rookie of the Week. The ACC Player of the Week honor is the second of the season for Maye, who was also recognized in week one. Bagley was selected the ACC Rookie of the Week for the third time in four weeks. (

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 104
Western Carolina: 61
Wed, Dec 6 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Tennessee
Sun, Dec 17 3:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Wofford
Wed, Dec 20 9:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Ohio State
Sat, Dec 23 1:30 ET CBS Tickets

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ACC Basketball Standings
Boston College1-08-3
(19) Florida State0-09-0
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
(6) Miami0-08-0
Virginia Tech0-08-1
(18) Notre Dame0-08-2
NC State0-08-2
(16) Virginia0-07-1
Wake Forest0-06-4
Georgia Tech0-04-4
(4) Duke0-111-1

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