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  1. POSTERIZED: Future Tar Heel Theo Pinson slams on Kansas commit Kelly Oubre (VIDEO)

    Apr 3, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Future members of two college basketball blue bloods met at the rim Wednesday night in the 2014 McDonald’s All American Game.

  2. One-seeds South Carolina, Tennessee fall in women’s tournament

    Mar 31, 2014, 12:40 AM EDT

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    One day after UConn and Notre Dame took care of business two one-seeds fell in the women’s tournament, with South Carolina and Tennessee suffering defeats.

  3. 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.

  4. DeAndre Kane’s layup sends No. 3 Iowa State to Sweet 16 (VIDEO)

    Mar 23, 2014, 7:49 PM EDT

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    DeAndre Kane’s layup with 1.6 seconds remaining pushes No. 3 Iowa State past No. 6 North Carolina.

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

    Mar 21, 2014, 9:59 PM EDT

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

  6. 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?

  7. 2014 ACC Tournament Preview: Will a newcomer crash the party in Greensboro?

    Mar 11, 2014, 11:44 AM EDT

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    Now 15 teams deep, the ACC’s showcase event will span five days in Greensboro. Between the new arrivals, one upcoming departure and a plethora of talented players, this will be must-see television.

  8. Late Night Snacks: No. 4 Duke, No. 10 San Diego State among the big winners

    Mar 9, 2014, 3:10 AM EDT

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    No. 4 Duke and No. 10 San Diego State picked up big home wins, and Eastern Kentucky became the second team into the NCAA tournament field on a busy Saturday.

  9. Rebounding to blame for No. 14 North Carolina’s loss at No. 4 Duke

    Mar 9, 2014, 12:09 AM EDT

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    North Carolina shot nearly 60%, but getting whipped on the boards cost them dearly at Cameron.

  10. Jabari Parker, Rodney Hood score 54 in No. 4 Duke’s win over No. 14 UNC

    Mar 8, 2014, 11:56 PM EDT

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    Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood both went off for No. 4 Duke as the Blue Devils smacked around North Carolina. Does that mean we can call them a Final Four team again?

  11. No. 14 North Carolina overcomes sluggish second half to hold off Notre Dame

    Mar 3, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

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    North Carolina looked like it would cruise to victory over Notre Dame on Monday at home in an ACC contest, but the Fighting Irish had other ideas as the second half began. Despite leading 41-27 at halftime, No. 14 North Carolina needed a game-saving block from point guard Marcus Paige with under four seconds left…

  12. Assigned Reading: Memories of Dean Smith should continue to last

    Mar 2, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

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    Dean Smith, the legendary North Carolina basketball coach, who amassed 879 wins, won two national titles and reached the Final Four 11 times, celebrated his 83rd birthday on Feb. 28. Though for years now the Hall of Fame coach has endured an ongoing struggle with dementia. John Feinstein of the¬†Washington Post¬†published a story on Saturday,…

  13. POSTERIZED: North Carolina’s J.P. Tokoto skies over a defender (VIDEO)

    Mar 1, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT

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    Clearly, Virginia Tech junior guard Will Johnston hasn’t bookmarked College Basketball Talk because he would have seen the kind of destruction that North Carolina sophomore wing J.P. Tokoto does at the rim. The 6-foot-5 Tokoto put down another big slam on Saturday as the Tar Heels won a close one on the road at Virginia…

  14. Dean Smith held back MJ? Roy Williams dispels ‘stupid myth’

    Feb 28, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT

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    The question of whether or not Dean Smith held back Michael Jordan during the latter’s three seasons in Chapel Hill is one that came up on multiple occasions throughout Jordan’s career. If you read here, the question was asked way back in 1985 with Smith denying the allegation. “The NBA rules are ideal for Michael,”…

  15. Late Night Snacks: No. 19 North Carolina, No. 16 Michigan win OT thrillers

    Feb 27, 2014, 1:59 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 19 North Carolina 85, N.C. State 84 (OT) The individual duel between North Carolina’s Marcus Paige and N.C. State’s T.J. Warren was a sight to behold in Raleigh, with both surpassing the 30-point mark. But after a Warren free throw with 7.7 remaining in overtime gave the Wolfpack an 84-83…

  16. 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…

  17. Late Night Snacks: North Carolina beats No. 5 Duke

    Feb 21, 2014, 1:52 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: North Carolina 74, No. 5 Duke 66 North Carolina used the strategy of changing defenses in the second half to confuse Duke, and sure enough it worked. The Tar Heels used both 1-3-1 and 3-2 zones in addition to their man-to-man defense, and the Blue Devils went more than eight minutes…

  18. No. 5 Duke’s inability to adjust to a zone a concern moving forward

    Feb 21, 2014, 12:50 AM EDT

    Rasheed Sulaimon, Jabari Parker, Quinn Cook

    In the grand scheme of things, No. 5 Duke’s 74-66 loss at North Carolina on Thursday night isn’t going to mean all that much. The Tar Heels are one of the hottest teams in the country, they’ve proven they can beat anyone this season — just ask Kentucky, Michigan State and Louisville — and they…

  19. 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…

  20. Late Night Snacks: More Big 12 OT action and North Carolina wins big road ACC game

    Feb 18, 2014, 12:20 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Baylor 70, Oklahoma State 64, OT Of course the Big 12 Big Monday game went to overtime. It’s becoming a Monday night tradition. Leyton Hammonds played late-game hero for the Cowboys, stealing an inbounds pass and burying the game-tying three-pointer at the buzzer, but Baylor pulled away in overtime thanks to…

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

    Feb 17, 2014, 9:22 PM EDT

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    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…

  22. North Carolina picks up big home win over No. 25 Pitt

    Feb 15, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT

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    North Carolina continued its recent strong play in the ACC on Saturday as the Tar Heels picked up a 75-71 win over No. 25 Pitt at the Dean Dome. Despite a second-half surge from Pitt that got the Panthers (20-6, 8-5) within a possession with under 25 seconds remaining, North Carolina (17-7, 7-4) made free…

  23. Recommended Reading: College Basketball rivalries in the NBA

    Feb 14, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

    North Carolina v Duke

    The Duke vs. North Carolina basketball rivalry is not just the biggest one in college hoops, but it’s one of the biggest in sports — both college and professional, alike — period. Come basketball season, the students and players at each respective school don’t like each other a whole lot — not so surprisingly, the…

  24. ‘Mental anguish’ cited by Duke fan in request to have expenses for postponed game refunded

    Feb 14, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT

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    While the decision to postpone Wednesday’s scheduled contest between No. 8 Duke and North Carolina was applauded by many due to the winter storm that hit the region, there was still criticism in regards to how the situation was handled. Some felt that the decision-makers took too long to come to a decision, even though…

  25. Winter storm results in postponement of Duke-North Carolina game, rescheduled for February 20

    Feb 12, 2014, 5:57 PM EDT

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    Multiple college basketball games in the southern United States have already been postponed tonight due to a winter storm that has hit much of the region, and on Wednesday afternoon No. 8 Duke’s game at North Carolina joined the list. With more snow (and ice) expected and fans already being asked to not drive in…

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