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P.J. Hairston scored 15 points in his first career start to help
North Carolina beat No. 20 UNLV 79-73 on Saturday.
BEST OF MAXIM
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – On Friday, P.J. Hairston found out that he would get his first career start due to Reggie Bullock being sidelined with a mild concussion. On Saturday, the sophomore guard delivered arguably his best performance of the season in North Carolina’s 79-73 win over No. 20 UNLV.
January isnt here yet, but North Carolina may already be in resume-watching mode.
Tar Heels supporters have generally viewed the RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) with respect to North Carolina's worthiness for a No. 1, 2 or 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Forget the stress of being on the NCAA fence.
But with just one nonconference game remaining before UNC dives into a new...
North Carolina says forward Reggie Bullock will miss the Tar Heels' game against No. 20 UNLV with a mild concussion.
The team announced Bullock's injury about 2 1/2 hours before tipoff Saturday against the Runnin' Rebels.
Bullock was hurt Thursday night when he collided with a teammate during a drill in practice, the team's first since its Dec. 22 win over McNeese...
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 18 points and nine assists to lead No. 16 North Carolina to an 85-44 win over East Tennessee State on Friday.
Xylina McDaniel added 11 points for the Tar Heels (12-1) in their fifth straight win after nine days off.
Serena Clark and Brianna McQueen each scored nine points for East Tennessee State (2-5), which trailed 41-25 at halftime.
North Carolina finished...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- The fifth day of Christmas featured five hustling Tar Heels, four first half baskets from Brice Johnson, three solid performances from reserve swing players in place of the injured Reggie Bullock, two stellar outings from the backcourt of Dexter Strickland and Marcus Paige, and one fired up Smith Center crowd.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- P.J. Hairston scored 15 points in his first career start to help North Carolina beat No. 20 UNLV 79-73 on Saturday.
Dexter Strickland added a season-high 16 points for the Tar Heels (10-3), who led by 15 points in the first half and by nine at the break. But UNC had to turn away a second-half surge by the Runnin' Rebels (11-2) to earn the program'...
Saturday afternoon, the North Carolina Tar Heels held off the Nevada-Las Vegas Runnin’ Rebels, 79-73, as they dominated the first 15 minutes of the game before surrendering the lead and then eventually pulling away late for the win. The following are five key ways that the Heels were decisive in the win.
1.) North Carolina scored 13 points off 11 UNLV turnovers in the first half...
The Tar Heels have one last chance to secure a quality non-conference win on their 2012-13 resume and that's on Saturday against No. 20 UNLV. Tip-off at the Smith Center is set for 2 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN2.
Xylina McDaniel scored 19 points and had six steals as No. 16 North Carolina used a key 19-2 second-half run to come back and beat Clemson 65-58 Sunday in each team's Atlantic Coast Conference opener.
The Tar Heels (13-1) trailed 43-35 after Chancie Dunn's layup for Clemson. McDaniel responded with a layup with 12:20 left, sparking the 19-2 run that put UNC up 54-45 with...
Call it payback. Call it sour grapes. Call it karma. Call it whatever you want. The North Carolina Tar Heels are doing everything possible to prevent Butch Davis from accepting another coaching job with any other team. It happened last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It is now happening with the Florida International Golden Panthers.
According to Alex Marvez of Fox Sports,...