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1st in ACC

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

Rodney McGruder, Troy Williams, Fred Van Vleet, Ron Baker, Bryan Forbes all "hard coached" in college. They fought for roster spots & won.

Fran Fraschilla @franfraschilla

So much fun seeing guys make NBA rosters who were longshots. Congrats to Rodney McGruder, Troy Williams, Fred Van Vleet, Bryn Forbes.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Big news out of Chapel Hill as North Carolina announces Theo Pinson is out indefinitely with a fractured right foot. Pinson is expected to be a key rotation player for the Tar Heels this season.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

North Carolina's Theo Pinson out indefinitely with a fractured foot. Pinson slated to be a key cog for the Tar Heels, but they have other options in meantime that can help on the wing. Kenny Williams can really shoot it and defend -- and could get more time early.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star forward P.J. Washington will no longer visit Arizona this weekend. He's now down to Kentucky, UNC and UNLV.

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5dDick Vitale

Duke, Kentucky lead Vitale's top 40

College basketball is just around the corner, and Dickie V has his eye on 40 of the country's best teams. Who comes after the Blue Devils and Wildcats?

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

The 20 watch list candidates for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's top point guard.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina has landed 2017 center Sterling Manley. Ohio native whose recruitment increased this fall.

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Watch: Late Night With Roy

North Carolina celebrates the start of the 2016-17 season with Late Night With Roy. UNC returns 10 players, including three starters, from its national runner-up team last season. Live on ACCNetworkExtra/WatchESPN

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Holley hosting 'Late Night With Roy'

Former UNC two-sport star Jesse Holley, a member of the 2005 national championship basketball team and former Dallas Cowboys receiver, will host "Late Night With Roy" on Friday night. Details

Carolina is No. 9 in recruiting ranks

The Tar Heels aren't leading the pack in recruiting, but they do land a spot in our ranks. They scored an early pledge from 6-foot-3 five-star guard Jalek Felton in just his sophomore year. Four-star recruits Andrew Platek and Brandon Huffman also join the pack. 2017 Class Rankings (Insider)

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Maui will be the tournament to watch

The loaded Maui Invitational field includes North Carolina, Wisconsin, Oregon, UConn and Georgetown. Andy Katz believes more than a few of these teams are capable of making a Final Four run. Katz: Season preview

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Jackson makes All-Rolls Royce team

After UNC came so close to a national title, Justin Jackson (12.2 PPG as a sophomore) returned for his junior season. He makes Dick Vitale's list of the nation's top returnees. All-Rolls Roycers

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13dDana O'Neil

Can North Carolina steal Duke's thunder?

With so much attention focused on the other end of Tobacco Road, the Tar Heels will have a chip on their shoulder and shouldn't be counted out.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

LA Clippers rookie big man Brice Johnson suffered herniated disc in his lower back in preseason game against the Raptors. Team says he is out indefinitely, source told ESPN that Johnson likely out 4-6 weeks with the injury.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Among the visits canceled this weekend, at least partially due to weather: Isaiah Stokes (Florida), Deng Gak (Florida), Ikey Obiagu (NC State), Garrison Brooks (North Carolina).

Team Stats

Points Per Game85.7
Rebounds Per Game38.5
Assists Per Game16.0
Points Allowed72.763rd

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Tournament History

Final Fours19
Tournament Record117-45
Championship Seasons1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009
Tournament Appearances47