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Joel Berry out four weeks. Now what?

While this injury to the reigning Final Four Most Outstanding Player would be devastating in February or March, today’s date is October 23. If Joel Berry is out just those four weeks, he misses the scrimmage against Barton, home games against Northern Iowa and Bucknell and the trip to face Jerod Haase’s Stanford Cardinal on November 20. He’d return just in time for the PK80 Tournament. (Argyle Report)

Joel Berry Out 4 Weeks With Broken Hand

UNC point guard Joel Berry II will miss approximately four weeks due to a broken bone in his right hand. Berry was the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player in 2017 and the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament MVP in 2016. He is a preseason candidate for the Bob Cousy Award as the nation's top point guard and a member of ESPN's preseason All-America first team. (GoHeels.com)

Joel Berry named ESPN college basketball preseason All-America

ESPN First Team Preseason All-America: G: Joel Berry II, senior, North Carolina Tar Heels - He was the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player, as he helped lead the Tar Heels to the national title last season. Berry won't put up eye-popping numbers, but they should jump a bit with the loss of Justin Jackson, Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Tony Bradley. (ESPN.com)

Redemption Excerpt: NCAA Preparation

Today's excerpt from the book "Redemption" details the aftermath of UNC basketball's loss to Duke in the ACC Tournament, and how the Tar Heels used it as fuel for the NCAA Tournament. "I was mad," Roy Williams said. "I didn't think we played as hard or as intelligently as Duke did, I think we were still feeling good about beating them in the Smith Center." (GoHeels.com)

Sports Illustrated ACC Basketball Preview & Predictions

5. North Carolina: The reigning champs are likely in line for a step back in 2017-18, but they still have the pieces to compete. UNC’s strength will clearly be in its backcourt and on the wing, where Final Four Most Outstanding Player Joel Berry II returns for what could be a monster senior season and three-point sharpshooter Cameron Johnson arrives from Pitt. (Sports Illustrated)

Video: Highlights from UNC's "Secret Scrimmage" with Memphis

North Carolina basketball played Memphis in a "secret" scrimmage on Friday night, coming away with a 70-64 win. Joel Berry finished with 14 points while Luke Maye scored 11 in a scrimmage that should more accurately be termed "closed" rather than "secret." UNC Basketball released this brief highlight video following the game. Read More...

UNC’s Luke Maye embracing bigger role

With Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Tony Bradley no longer anchoring UNC's post, Luke Maye is the lone returning big man for the Tar Heels this season. “I worked hard this offseason, really getting in the weight room,” Maye said. “I did my time, knowing that I have a bigger role this year for our team to be successful. I want to be remembered for my career, not just one moment.” (The Robesonian)

Cam Johnson named top transfer in college basketball

We are still weeks away from the start of the college basketball season which means award watch lists, preseason teams, top returners and more lists are being released. The latest one from CBS Sports highlights a newcomer to the Tar Heels. Graduate transfer Cameron Johnson was named the top transfer in college basketball by the website. (Keeping It Heel)

Top five UNC non-Duke basketball matchups in 2017-18

November 29: UNC vs. Michigan: Here’s another non-ACC game to circle on your basketball calendar as John Beilein leads his Wolverines into the Dean Dome. These two teams haven’t met since the 1993 national championship game. Yep, that one. We’ll be interested to hear many times the name “Chris Webber” comes up on the broadcast. (DieHards.com)

Jawad Williams, Joji Takeuchi a dynamic duo for Alvarka

When a team has a deep bench, a coach has a better set of options to choose from. For the Alvark Tokyo, it’s clear that new coach Luka Pavicevic has this luxury. And having two bona-fide stars in Joji Takeuchi and Jawad Williams at power forward is a good “problem” to have. The Alvark are benefiting from the veteran leadership and excellent fundamentals of both men. (Japan Times)

Tar Heels Edge Memphis In Basketball Scrimmage, 70-64

Joel Berry II scored a game-high 14 points and had four assists and four steals in 21 minutes to lead UNC to a 70-64 win over Memphis in a scrimmage Friday. Berry made 4 of 6 three-pointers for Carolina, which shot 7 of 20 from behind the arc. Luke Maye was the other Tar Heel to score in double figures with 11. Freshman Garrison Brooks grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

New York Knicks Sign Isaiah Hicks to Two-Way Contract

After spending training camp with the Charlotte Hornets, former North Carolina forward Isaiah Hicks agreed Thursday to a two-way contract with the New York Knicks. The deal will allow Hicks to play for the Knicks’ G-League affiliate Westchester Knicks–equivalent to baseball’s version of the minor leagues–with the ability to be called up to the main roster in New York. (Chapelboro.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Redemption, Virginia Tech Football Preview & More

Get a detailed look at Redemption, the new book about the Tar Heels' 2017 NCAA championship season, and preview Saturday's football game at Virginia Tech in Friday's edition of the Carolina Insider podcast. Jones Angell and Adam Lucas visit with UNC senior associate athletic director Steve Kirschner. Angell and Lucas also preview the football game, set for Saturday in Blacksburg, Va. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Basketball Museum Renovated

After ten years and 500,000 visitors, the Carolina Basketball Museum has received a major overhaul. "This is easily the largest renovation since the museum opened in January of 2008," said Steve Kirschner, who heads UNC's athletic communications department and is responsible for updating the museum's content and artifacts. Multimedia updates were priority No. 1. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Basketball: Andrew Platek 2017-18 season preview

Andrew Platek was the Tar Heels’ second commitment in a five-player class that’s headlined by five-star combo guard Jalek Felton. Platek’s role on this year’s team will be to practice hard, learn as much as possible and play well when called upon. His number isn’t going to get called early and often, but when it does, he’ll need to be ready to do what’s asked of him. (Keeping It Heel)

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27 7:30 ET ACCNE Tickets

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

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15 TBD ACCN Tickets

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