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Friday February 26th

Men's basketball



	The UNC women’s basketball team unveils its pink uniforms after its introduction at Late Night with Roy.

Late Night with Roy kicks off the season with dancing, skits

Projected on white sheets dangling from the ceiling of the Smith Center on Friday, shadowy images of the North Carolina men’s basketball team preceded player introductions at Late Night with Roy. And to whom did the Tar Heels turn but highly anticipated newcomer Harrison Barnes to lead this year’s squad out of the shadows and onto the court.

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Roy Williams not a proponent of sports agents

The most memorable moment in Roy Williams’ life was not when he hoisted the 2005 National Championship trophy in St. Louis. Nor was it when he held the 2009 National Championship trophy in Detroit. Rather, he stated it occurred one morning when he was quoted in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times about agents.

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Will Graves averaged 9.8 points per game last year and third-leading scorer. He is the lone scholarship senior back from last year’s squad.

Will Graves dismissed from basketball team

North Carolina wingman Will Graves was dismissed from the men’s basketball team Thursday after failing to comply with team rules, coach Roy Williams said in a statement released by the UNC athletic department. The nature of Graves’ failure to comply will likely remain unknown, as the team’s policy restricts it from discussing the specifics of rule violations.

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Dean Smith's influence off the court

Three legends of North Carolina basketball are all in accord when it comes to one thing — they wouldn’t be where they are today without Dean Smith. The Hall of Fame basketball coach has “progressive neurocognitive disorder” according to a letter from his family that was released Saturday.

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Ed davis, selected 13th overall by the toronto raptors in the NBA draft, heads north to a team filled with
uncertainty in the post. Both starting forwards might leave this offseason, as well as three reserve big men.

Davis possibly to start in NBA

When highly touted high school recruit Ed Davis entered UNC in 2008, he was the Tar Heels’ sixth man for most of the national championship season. Now entering his rookie season in the NBA, Davis may be a go-to player.

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Europe is an option for 2 former Heels

Ed Davis isn’t the only former Tar Heel that may need a passport. After being selected by the Toronto Raptors as the 13th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft on June 24, Davis said he needed to get a passport before traveling across the border to settle into his new home.

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North Carolina junior Will Graves scored a team-high 25 points in UNC’s 79-68 loss to Dayton.  DTH Photos/Katherine Vance

UNC falls one game short of redemption

NEW YORK — During its run to the NIT finals, North Carolina had made a habit out of coming back.In all four games before the championship, UNC staged a second-half rally to earn a victory.Thursday night appeared to follow a similar theme.

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Larry Drew II, whose clutch play in past NIT games moved UNC forward, couldn't help the team Thursday. DTH/Katherine Vance

North Carolina ends season with loss in NIT championship

NEW YORK — North Carolina's 2010 season ended with a turnover, 700 miles from Indianapolis and the Final Four.The Tar Heels (20-17) made the NIT championship game on a combination of grit, luck, and big late-game plays, but Dayton's pressure and clutch shooting were too much for North Carolina to overcome in the 79-68 final decision.

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Dayton tops UNC in NIT Finals

North Carolina's bid to be the first team to win the NCAA Championship and NIT Championship in consecutive seasons was foiled on Thursday night.Dayton (25-12) rode the play of injured forward Chris Johnson (14 points and seven rebounds) and guard Marcus Johnson (20 points) and topped UNC 79-68 in the NIT Championship game at Madison Square Garden.

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