Basketball Tidbits

SYLVIA Hatchell, women’s basketball coach at Carolina, will be the guest speaker at Nov. 15 meeting of Chapel Hill Sports Club. Meeting begins at 12 noon at Squid’s Res­taurant, Chapel Hill. Cost is $25/person for meal. RSVP to ahennessey@nc.rr.com. Meeting ends by 1:15. Roy Williams was the October speaker and previewed the 2017-18 season after saying the 2018 championship season was “a special year for us.”

SI.com ranked all 351 NCAA men’s teams. Here are the top 5 from the ACC: Duke 3, Louisville 9, Miami 12, Notre Dame 16, UNC 18. These are noticeably lower than other media, but SI claimed “the 1-351 ranking has been more accurate than similar rankings produced by ESPN, CBS Sports and noted analyst Ken Pomeroy for three consecutive years.” They are based on each team’s predicted of­fensive and defensive output. SI had Arizona first, Michigan State second.

ACC Media picked Duke, UNC, Notre Dame as the top three in the ACC. Miami, Louisville, Virginia, Virginia Tech were next.

UNC basketball hosted four team Jamboree exhibitions at the Smith Center with UNC-G, UNC-W and East Carolina playing 40 minutes of basketball in three segments. Proceeds went to N.C. Disaster Relief Fund.