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Lucas: UNC Basketball Notebook
One of the most reliable traits of a Roy Williams-coached team is an ability to get to the free throw line. With this year's move to the smaller lineup, however, that weapon has been weakened. UNC averages just 18.9 free throws per game, and that drops to 14.9 in ACC games. "It may be the fewest free throws in the 15 years we've been here," Williams said.
UNC on list of true contenders for the national championship
Yes, the Tar Heels lost one of the top frontcourts in college basketball. But they're still securing nearly 40 percent of their missed shots. Luke Maye is an All-American. Cam Johnson looks comfortable. And Joel Berry II has 18 assists and six turnovers during North Carolina's five-game win streak. Seems like the Tar Heels have shifted into championship mode.
Inside The Numbers: Joel Berry at the Rim
Despite Jay Bilas' proclamations about Joel Berry being an "elite finisher," North Carolina's senior point guard was struggling to convert at the rim for most of the season. Through the first 21 games, Berry made just 42 of 101 close attempts. But, starting with the game at Clemson, Berry has begun to finish at a much higher level. Let's dig a little deeper.
Roy Williams Live: Theo Pinson's Versatility
After almost four years and two trips to the Final Four together, Roy Williams admitted on his radio show Monday that Theo Pinson is unlike any player he has coached at North Carolina. And it’s not because of Pinson’s on-court shenanigans, or his quick-witted remarks in post-game press conferences, but rather because of the versatility that he offers.
Carolina Insider Podcast: Louisville, Syracuse & ACC Seeding Scenarios
Recap North Carolina's road win at Louisville and look ahead to Wednesday night's contest at Syracuse in Tuesday's episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com also review possible ACC Tournament seeding scenarios with just three regular season games remaining.
Podcast: Berry's place in UNC history, Pinson, Syracuse
Inside Carolina's Ross Martin and Sherrell McMillan join host Tommy Ashley to discuss Joel Berry's place in point guard history under Roy Williams and the impact Theo Pinson has had on North Carolina Basketball.
Surging Tar Heels find their success formula
North Carolina has found its form in February, winning its fifth straight on Saturday with a 93-76 win at Louisville — the first time UNC has beaten the Cardinals on the road. And although Roy Williams pointed out that he was unhappy with his team’s defensive performance, it does appear that the Tar Heels have found a formula that will make them a difficult out in March.
North Carolina can't make it to the Final Four...right?
UNC has won five straight and finds itself in third-place in the ACC — in position for a double-bye in the ACC tournament — a spot in which few thought the Tar Heels would reside after starting 5-5 in conference play. Now, with 10 ACC wins and three games left, North Carolina isn't far from its 2016-17 finish of 14-4. Anyone remember how UNC fared in March last year?
Air Jordan 32 celebrates North Carolina's national championships
Paying homage to Michael Jordan’s alma mater, Jordan Brand will be releasing an upcoming Air Jordan 32 North Carolina colorway as a nod to their National Championships. Dressed in the Tar Heels’ Carolina Blue color scheme. This Air Jordan 32 features a Kurim overlay with a call out to each of North Carolina’s National Championship years on the heel.
Kendall Marshall Back at North Carolina
Six years after departing North Carolina, Kendall Marshall is again a fixture in Chapel Hill. The former Tar Heel point guard has concluded his playing career and is embarking on the next chapter of his life. And that starts back in Chapel Hill, working toward his undergraduate degree. "He wants to be a coach and he’s going to be a fantastic one," Roy Williams said.
Syracuse basketball players get the message, defend the 3-point line
Next up for the Orange will be North Carolina, a team that will challenge Syracuse defenders with different skill sets. The Tar Heels shoot 37 percent from the 3-point line. Luke Maye (.467), Joel Berry (.359), Cam Johnson (.360) and Kenny Williams (.412) are all dangerous perimeter shooters. But North Carolina is also the ACC's best offensive rebounding team.
Miami Heat's Wayne Ellington hoping to hit another level as playoff push begins
Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington enjoyed the break. Now, it’s time to get back to work. After competing in the 3-point contest during NBA All-Star Weekend, Ellington was ready to get back on the court once he returned to South Florida Sunday. He wants to hit another level to help the Heat make a postseason run over the final 24 games of the regular season.
Video: James Worthy Honored for Global Work
Former Los Angeles Lakers great and North Carolina legend James Worthy was honored with the Global Ambassador Award during the 2018 NBA All-Star Legends Brunch.
Joel Berry shows support for LeBron James
It was a modest gesture but Joel Berry wanted to show his support for LeBron James. So the North Carolina guard posted his own picture of “I Am More Than An Athlete” on Instagram on Saturday. “Not everybody gets to see what we do off the court,” Berry said. “That’s one of my missions is to try to get people to understand, that we have an impact on people.”
Harrison Barnes treats 150 kids to see Black Panther
With the Dallas Mavericks not scheduled to play again until Friday, Harrison Barnes and his wife used the time off to treat some children to a fun night out. The Barnes family paid for 150 kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas to see the new film “Black Panther.” Also in attendance was Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who praised Barnes for his work in the community.