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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…