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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Four-star center Brandon Huffman just committed to North Carolina, his AAU program announced.

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5dJeff Goodman

UNC's Williams not asked to attend hearing

North Carolina coach Roy Williams told ESPN he hasn't been asked to attend the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions hearing and is optimistic he won't need to go.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Roy Williams nearly back from third knee surgery in last year or so. Had total knee replacement on right knee and said he has played golf eight times. "As long as I'm healthy, I'm going to keep coaching. ... Coach (Dean) Smith told me years ago he retired too early and I'm not going to do that."

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6dDick Vitale

This year's ACC could be deepest yet

Duke is at the top. North Carolina, Virginia, Louisville and Syracuse will be close behind. The ACC is always king in college basketball, but this year's league could be deeper than ever.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Here in Chapel Hill -- and UNC forward Justin Jackson said he has yet to watch replay of last year's national championship loss to Villanova. Also said that Roy Williams mentioned the game for the first time since April the other day when team was doing sprints and didn't post a fast enough time. "He said Villanova makes all its times," Jackson said. "It upset me just hearing it."

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7dAndy Katz

UNC, Duke among 16 teams set for Nike tourney

Sixteen schools, including Duke, North Carolina and Michigan State, will participate in a Thanksgiving week event in Portland to honor Nike founder Phil Knight's 80th birthday.

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9dJeff Borzello

The best recruiter for each top-25 team

To be a top 25 team, you need to get players. To get players, you have to have recruiters who can close the deal. That's why it helps teams in the top 25 to have these guys on staff.

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9dDana O'Neil

Which non-freshmen could steal the hoops show?

Freshmen offer promise for the future but rarely bring home college hoops' top honors. So which non-freshmen are likely to be among the country's best?

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ACC tournament won't be played in N.C.

Due to HB2. the ACC announced it is moving all neutral-site postseason games out of the state of North Carolina. The ACC tourney will be at Brooklyn's Barclays Center in 2017 and 2018, but it was previously scheduled for Charlotte in 2019 and Greensboro in 2020. Greensboro has hosted the event 26 times. Full story

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15dJohn Gasaway

Looking for points? These offenses will score at will

Defense might win championships, but offense is more fun to watch. Teams like defending champion Villanova are shaping up to be very efficient at putting the ball in the hoop.

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16dESPN.com

Campaign slogans for each top-25 college hoops team

Everybody needs something to put on a sign, bumper sticker or hat, right? Here's what each team in our top 25 will be slapping on everything. You can just see Coach K with a button, can't you?

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NCAA move strikes chord for many in N.C.

Reaction out of North Carolina was swift, widespread and ran the gamut Monday in the wake of the NCAA's removal of seven championship events from the state.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Statement from UNC AD Bubba Cunningham: "Carolina Athletics is steadfast in its commitment to fairness, inclusion and ensuring that all who come to our campus for athletics events are welcome. We are disappointed for the people of this great state, the communities that are scheduled to play host to these championship events and to the students who may be denied the opportunity to compete for championships in their home state."

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

The NCAA tournament was one of seven championship events the NCAA removed from the state of North Carolina for 2017 due to the HB2 law. That means for just the third time since 2003 Duke or North Carolina will not play at least one NCAA game within state borders. That means a bit more to the Tar Heels than Blue Devils. Carolina is 33-1 all-time in the NCAA tournament in the state. Duke is 34-6, which includes a 2014 first round loss to Mercer in Raleigh.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 7 prospect Kevin Knox announces his final five: North Carolina, Kansas, Duke, Kentucky, Florida State.

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27dJohn Gasaway

The projected stat lines for an epic freshman class

Don't know much about this freshman class, except that it's good? OK, it's really, really good. But what should you expect? It's never too early to predict the stat lines for the best.

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