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  1. North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige to return next season

    Mar 24, 2014, 10:18 PM EDT

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    North Carolina sophomore point guard Marcus Paige took to Twitter on Monday night to announce he was returning for his junior season in Chapel Hill.

  2. No. 6 UNC’s work on the glass overcomes Bryce Cotton’s incredible night

    Mar 21, 2014, 9:59 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh v North Carolina

    21 offensive rebounds and 26 second chance points were just too much for Providence.

  3. ACC Tournament: Pitt locks up tourney bid by beating struggling No. 16 North Carolina

    Mar 14, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT

    Nate Britt, Cameron Wright, Talib Zanna

    Pitt’s in the dance, but was today a sign that North Carolina won’t be for long?

  4. College Hoops Week in Review: Marcus Smart, Arizona back to being awesome

    Mar 3, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT

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    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State Marcus Smart is back. After playing about as poorly as he possibly could for 30 minutes on Saturday night, Marcus Smart turned in as dominating of a performance as you will see to close out Oklahoma State’s season-changing win over No. 5 Kansas. Smart scored 12 of…

  5. Marcus Paige outduels T.J. Warren, hits game-winner (VIDEO)

    Feb 26, 2014, 10:36 PM EDT

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    A relatively boring first half of basketball turned into the Marcus Paige and T.J. Warren show down the stretch. Warren scored 26 of his 36 points after halftime, but he was bested by Paige, who netted 29 of his 33 points after the break, including a layup with 0.9 seconds left in overtime as the…

  6. Second-half defensive adjustments, Marcus Paige lead North Carolina past No. 5 Duke

    Feb 20, 2014, 11:45 PM EDT

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    Through one half of basketball North Carolina trailed No. 5 Duke 37-30, with the Blue Devils shooting 50% from the field and scoring 26 points in the paint. Between those defensive issues and the fact that leading scorer Marcus Paige failed to score a single point, it was clear what needed to occur in order…

  7. North Carolina wins on the road at Florida State despite scoreless effort from James Michael McAdoo

    Feb 17, 2014, 9:22 PM EDT

    Marcus Paige

    North Carolina continues to compile wins in the ACC as the Tar Heels won 81-75 on Monday in a road win at Florida State. Despite zero points in about 13 minutes from junior James Michael McAdoo, the Tar Heels (18-7, 8-4) still took their first lead with ten minutes left in the game and held…

  8. North Carolina team treats disabled fan to a memorable day (VIDEO)

    Feb 12, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

    Marcus Paige

    I love stories like this. Marcus Paige, Leslie McDonald and the North Carolina basketball team treated a 12-year old fan named Anthony Hernandez who suffers from Emery Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy to a day he’ll probably never forget. Here’s the background, via One Carolina: Earlier this school year, Anthony drew a picture for his teacher —…

  9. North Carolina surging before a tough week ahead

    Feb 8, 2014, 2:12 PM EDT

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    North Carolina is quietly surging and playing very good basketball as they’re now 16-7 and 6-4 in the ACC after its 73-62 win at Notre Dame on Saturday. The Tar Heels started out slowly in the ACC at 0-3 but have now won six of seven  games entering a week at home against Duke and…

  10. Has North Carolina finally figured out their issues?

    Feb 5, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

    Marcus Paige

    North Carolina had a brutal start to ACC play. They lost four of their first five games, and they weren’t good losses, either. At Wake Forest. At home to Miami. Beatdowns at the hands Syracuse and Virginia. This was a team that beat all three of the nation’s preseason top three teams? Well, the Tar…

  11. No. 19 North Carolina adds another head-scratching loss to its resume

    Jan 5, 2014, 10:48 PM EDT

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    The 2013-14 season seems to have taken on a consistent pattern for No. 19 North Carolina: get up for, and beat, some of the nation’s best teams while suffering losses that make us wonder who they are and what they’re capable of. The latest piece of evidence to support this was their 73-67 loss at…

  12. Conference Catchups: The ACC’s power lies in … Upstate New York?

    Dec 27, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Syracuse Tyler Ennis

    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Jabari Parker, Duke At…

  13. J.P. Tokoto bounces back in No. 14 North Carolina’s overtime victory

    Dec 21, 2013, 7:52 PM EDT

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    North Carolina sophomore wing J.P. Tokoto has shown signs of improvement this season, raising both his scoring (9.6 ppg entering Saturday) and rebounding (4.8 rpg) averages from a season ago. Part of that has come with an increased number of opportunities, as Reggie Bullock’s now a Los Angeles Clipper and P.J. Hairston’s no longer a…

  14. College Basketball Talk’s Top 20 Most Improved Players

    Dec 9, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT

    Ron Baker

    Prior to the season, every pundit for every outlet across the country will put together his or her list of players with the potential to have a breakout season. Which freshmen will have big sophomore seasons? Which seniors will finally get the chance to step into a starring role? What transfers spent their redshirt year…

  15. North Carolina shows up ready to compete, knocks off No. 1 Michigan State

    Dec 4, 2013, 11:39 PM EDT

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    At this point in the season it seems safe to say that North Carolina has just one consistent perimeter shooter in sophomore point guard Marcus Paige. Entering Wednesday’s game at No. 1 Michigan State, Paige was responsible for 18 of the Tar Heels’ 21 made three-pointers. And with Paige also being their best overall perimeter…

  16. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Nov 26, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

    Marcus Smart

    The 2013-2014 season is sure to be a thrilling Player of the Year race, so to keep track of it, we will be posting weekly Player of the Year Power Rankings for your reading goodness. Who’d we miss? Who’s ranked too high? We love to overlook your team’s best player and overrate your rival’s superstar.…

  17. College Hoops Week in Review: Who was the best Marcus?

    Nov 25, 2013, 12:49 PM EDT

    Marcus Paige, Chris Jones

    Co-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: The two Marcuses Marcus Smart played his way to the top of our Player of the Year Power Rankings after he put together one of the most dominating two-way performances that we’ve seen this season. Smart went for 39 points and four assists along with five steals and two blocks, leading…

  18. UNC’s Brice Johnson on final possessions: ‘We really haven’t practiced them’

    Nov 18, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Belmont v North Carolina

    There’s a lot to be concerned about if you’re a North Carolina basketball fan right now. For starters, they just lost at home to Belmont. As good as the Bruins have been in recent seasons, they are still a team that just won their first game against a top 25 opponent in a decade and…

  19. Without P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald, North Carolina unimpressive in win over Holy Cross

    Nov 15, 2013, 10:21 PM EDT

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    North Carolina had no problem disposing of Oakland in their season-opening game against Oakland, beating the Golden Grizzlies 84-61 without the services of P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald. Against Holy Cross, however, that was hardly the case as North Carolina had to fight their way to a 62-54 victory. The Crusaders, who finished 12-18 a…

  20. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 12 North Carolina Tar Heels

    Oct 17, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Roy Williams

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  21. Marcus Paige: ‘We’ve moved on. [PJ Hairston]‘s working out with us’

    Sep 24, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

    P.J. Hairston

    What kind of punishment PJ Hairston receives for an offseason’s worth of troubling headlines, run-ins with the law and one reported association with a convicted felon with a penchant for renting nice cars, but what’s clear at this point is that North Carolina will have their leading returning scorer back on the team in 2013-2014.…

  22. One-on-one with Marcus Paige: how little things hurt the Heels

    Jan 7, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    UNLV v North Carolina

    Football is a game of inches. The hashmarks and yard markers make that pretty obvious. The case can also be made for basketball as a game of inches, though the distinction is more subtle. The Virginia Cavaliers toughed out a 61-52 home win last night — their first ever over the Tar Heels in John…

  23. UVA cools Heels, wins ACC opener

    Jan 6, 2013, 10:51 PM EDT

    Reggie Bullock

    Charlottesville – The Tar Heels are used to moving fast. They came into John Paul Jones arena as an unsurprising No. 1 in the nation in adjusted tempo. Virginia, on the other hand, was 343rd in the same stat. It was a classic unstoppable force vs. immovable object kind of game. The game ended up in…

  24. North Carolina signee Marcus Paige injured with stress fracture in foot

    Apr 4, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT

    RoyWilliamsAngry

    North Carolina can’t seem to escape the injury bug, even with players who haven’t played a minute in Tar Heel blue. Evan Daniels of Scout.com is reporting that Marcus Paige, a point guard from Marion, Iowa, who is signed to play with UNC from the Class of 2012, suffered a stress fracture in his left…

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