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    The 2016-2017 season looks promising for Carolina men’s basketball

    By Karlton Tate and Henry Caron Revenge. The word on the mind of every Carolina men’s basketball player following their buzzer beater loss to Villanova in the NCAA National Championship game last April. While the squad’s season will be significantly hampered by the loss of seniors Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige, as well as the untimely foot injury of Theo Pinson, the 2016-2017 Carolina men’s basketball team still have enough pieces of the puzzle left to dominate the ACC and make another run for a championship title. One of the most critical elements to a successful season for the Tar Heels will be the personal achievement of junior guard/forward Justin…

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    North Carolina wins 2016 ACC Tournament

    By Karlton Tate Last week, Carolina Men’s Basketball played three tough games in the ACC tournament to emerge as champions. The Tar Heels cemented their ACC regular season championship in a gritty win over Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium, which net them a double-bye in the ACC tournament. The Tar Heels remained resilient against a tough Pittsburgh team that is currently seeded 10th in the East region of the NCAA tournament. The Heels finally pulled away in the final ten minutes of the game to stretch the lead out and win by 17 points. The Heels took advantage of their momentum to steamroll a dangerous Notre Dame team that was…

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    Carolina Men’s Basketball: primed for perfection

    By Karlton Tate The strongest Carolina basketball team in recent years, complete with phenomenal big men, a deep bench, and a versatile offense, finally appears equipped to dominate ACC conference play and reach the Final Four. The absence of prominent starters throughout the season thus far has granted increased playing time to various other players and positions on the deep Carolina bench. A metacarpal fracture in senior guard Marcus Paige’s right hand sent him to the sidelines for the Tar Heels’ first six games, giving guards Joel Berry and Nate Britt valuable playing time against low-stakes opponents. Likewise, a bone bruise in junior forward Kennedy Meeks’ left knee forced him…