Roundball chatter

Updated: February 24, 2014, 1:42 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

Each week I write about the sport I love, college basketball:

• When you look at North Carolina's stat sheet and see the Tar Heels' poor free throw and 3-point shooting percentages, it is hard to believe this team is playing so well. It is the intangibles like defense and rebounding that have made a difference for Roy Williams and the Tar Heels. Williams is such a fierce competitor, and this team has responded after a 1-4 ACC start.

• After the Marcus Smart ...

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