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Regular Season

Freshmen lead No. 16 UNC past College of Charleston 79-60

— Freshman guard Caleb Love scored 17 points and No. 16 North Carolina ran off 17 straight second-half points to beat College of Charleston 79-60 in Wednesday night’s season opener for both teams played in a largely empty arena.

Top Headlines

  • ’20 Maui Invitational moving to N. Carolina
  • Tar Heels coach Williams pays tribute to Budig
  • UNC’s Williams donates $600K to spring seniors
  • Jordan joins UNC greats in condemning racism
  • College hoops coaches salute essential workers
  • Tar Heels freshman guard Francis to transfer
  • UNC’s Anthony joins draft as possible lottery pick

Bilas — The Bilastrator’s 2020-21 College Basketball Opus

Jay Bilas has collected his preseason thoughts on college basketball . and binge-worthy shows . and tacos. As always, you’re welcome.

Ranking the top 25 players in men’s college basketball

From Iowa to Illinois to Gonzaga, these are the players who could make this somewhat strange season special.

Dick Vitale’s 2020-21 college basketball players to watch — and more

Dick Vitale identifies some of his favorite players in college basketball, from his top diaper dandy to his No. 1 dipsy-doo dunkeroo.

ACC predictions: Duke’s mega-talented again, UNC’s primed to bounce back

As the countdown to the 2020-21 college basketball season continues, ESPN’s conference predictions series moves to the ACC.

Courtside: Roy Williams shares what went wrong with last year’s squad

Roy Williams tells Greenberg and Dakich what went wrong and what he learned after last year’s team finished last in the ACC.

Courtside: The guys preview the ACC and SEC. Plus, they talking to Roy Williams and Eric Musselman

Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast by previewing the ACC, talking about the lack of star-power in the league, the chasm between the top teams and everyone else and if this will be a historically bad season for the conference. Then, North Carolina’s Roy Williams stops by to get into what he learned what he learned after finishing last in the ACC, his team’s strengths and weaknesses, and his thoughts on playing the NCAA Tournament in one location (25:43). Next, it’s SEC preview time with the guys debating whether Tennessee or Kentucky is the class of the league, throwing a sock at LSU, weighing if Florida is primed for a bounce back year, and worry for Georgia (47:52). Finally, Arkansas’ Eric Musselman hops on to discuss his array of masks, the impact of adding three grad transfers to his team, implementing the Milwaukee Bucks offense and getting bullied by his wife on Twitter (1:06:13).

Dick Vitale’s college basketball preseason All-Americans for 2020-21

Dick Vitale offers his top players for the upcoming season (no diaper dandies allowed!), led by scintillating, sensational Luka Garza at Iowa.

Courtside: Jay Bilas on why this isn’t the time for the amateurism debate and a deep dive on transferring in college basketball

Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast talking about Dan Mullen’s role in the Florida-Missouri brawl, Justin Turner breaking COVID-19 protocol and celebrating on the field after the World Series, and Jim Harbaugh losing to Michigan State. Then, Jay Bilas stops by to discuss his concerns with the college basketball season, the continued slog of nonconference scheduling, why now isn’t the time for the amateurism debate, why this season makes the path to a future super conference even clearer, his No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft and a deep dive on transferring in college hoops (9:23).

Fatal flaws for every team in college basketball’s Way-Too-Early Top 25

John Gasaway breaks down the biggest concerns standing in the way of each of the top men’s college basketball teams.

Will any fans be allowed in college basketball arenas in 2020-21?

Less than a month from the start of the 2020-21 college basketball season, many schools do not have firm plans in place to accommodate spectators in arenas.

Kentucky climbs to No. 5, Baylor still No. 1 in Way-Too-Early Top 25 update for 2020-21

We’re less than a month from the start of the 2020-21 college basketball season. Kentucky, which received some good transfer news last week, makes a move in our latest ranking.

2021 men’s college basketball recruiting class rankings: Oregon, Duke start on top

Oregon is a surprise No. 1, Duke is close behind at No. 2 — and (in a plot twist) Kentucky is currently nowhere to be found in the top 25.

Newcomer Impact Rankings: Which freshmen, transfers will determine team fortunes?

Several college basketball programs’ fortunes will rise or fall on the play of new faces in 2020-21. Here are the players most under the microscope.

Dick Vitale’s college basketball preseason top 40 for 2020-21

Dick Vitale gives his top teams for the upcoming season based on players returning and players lost, coaching and the VBDI (Vitale Bald Dome Index), which is in overdrive, baby!

Predicting where the top men’s basketball prospects will land

Seven of the top 10 men’s basketball prospects in the Class of 2021 are available, and their future commitments will impact the college hoops world greatly.

’20 Maui Invitational moving to N. Carolina

The 2020 Maui Invitational is moving to North Carolina because of the coronavirus pandemic, the tournament announced.

Get the latest North Carolina Tar Heels news, scores, stats, standings, rumors, and more from ESPN.

2020 Schedule All times ET

Regular Season

Book, defense help No. 2 Notre Dame beat No. 25 UNC 31-17

— Ian Book kept No. 2 Notre Dame’s offense moving while the Fighting Irish defense locked down Sam Howell and No. 25 North Carolina’s potent offense for the final three quarters on a 31-17 victory on Friday.

Top Headlines

  • Bama, ND, Clemson, OSU lead first CFP rankings
  • ACC reshuffles schedule amid Canes’ virus issues
  • Rebuilding FSU savors ‘special’ win vs. No. 5 UNC
  • Hokies without 15 players vs. UNC; DC returns
  • Sooners tumble out of poll; top teams stay stable
  • UNC adds Dec. 11 game vs. Western Carolina
  • UNC unable to secure opponent for this weekend

It’s Rivalry Week! Oregon upset, Iowa State impresses and more from Week 13

It’s Week 13 and there’s plenty to keep an eye on with an ever-intriguing Egg Bowl, new rivalries being formed and much more.

Breaking down the most important storylines in Saturday’s biggest games

Watching for big plays in Clemson-Pitt (with Trevor Lawrence) and Alabama-Auburn (without Nick Saban), plus the new-look Georgia offense and more.

The CFB Pod: The guys look at the first CFB Playoff rankings, preview Notre Dame-UNC, make their Week 13 picks and talk to Rece Davis

Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing the first batch of College Football Playoff rankings, Notre Dame heading to North Carolina down two offensive linemen, Northwestern surprisingly smashing Wisconsin, David’s Dude of the Week, Coastal Carolina’s offense, Maryland-Indiana, JT Daniels impressing in his Georgia debut and their Week 13 picks. Later, Rece Davis hops on to talk about being in the spotlight with Northwestern’s success, BYU landing at No. 14, a nightmare playoff scenario for Cincinnati, the deck being stacked against the Pac-12 and the start of the college basketball season (48:39).

The best college football player you don’t know, a different kind of rivalry week and more for Week 13

UNC running back Javonte Williams finally has a chance to be noticed when the Tar Heels take on No. 2 Notre Dame. Plus, rivalry weekend has arrived. Here’s what you need to know for the Egg Bowl, Iron Bowl and more.

Bama, ND, Clemson, OSU lead first CFP rankings

Alabama is No. 1 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, followed by Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State. BYU debuts at No. 14 despite a 9-0 start.

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