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WATCH: UNC Defeats Butler, Advances To Elite 8

UNC vs Butler: All-American Justin Jackson scored 24 points for the Tar Heels in their 92-80 win over Butler to advance to the Elite 8. Roy Williams said the team was able to get off to a strong start thanks to some hot shooting. North Carolina is trying to reach the Final Four for the 20th time.
Via ACC Digital Network
13 minutes ago

WATCH: UNC Men's Basketball: Butler Postgame PC

Coach Roy Williams, Joel Berry, Luke Maye, and Justin Jackson speak to the media following the Tar Heels' victory over Butler in the Sweet 16 on March 24, 2017.

ACC At The Tourney: Complete Tar Heels cruise to spot in Elite Eight

Via FOX Sports
1 hour ago

NCAA Basketball: Tar Heels bully Butler into Elite Eight

The Tar Heels advance to the Elite Eight. What did Carolina do to win the game against the Bulldogs? The Tar Heels came out strong and never let up as they beat Butler 92-80. After the scare they got from Arkansas, UNC took the lead early and never really relinquished it. So what happened in […] NCAA Basketball: Tar Heels bully Butler into Elite Eight - Keeping It Heel - Keeping...
Via Keeping It Heel
1 hour ago

North Carolina shreds Butler, and now we'll find out who the Tar Heels are

Via FOX Sports
2 hours ago

North Carolina rolls over Butler, 92-80, to earn Elite Eight berth

The Tar Heels advance to the Elite Eight after a commanding performance against Butler. The North Carolina Tar Heels played like the title contenders they are in their Sweet Sixteen XXX against Butler. Carolina got contributions from the expected (Justin Jackson) and the somewhat-unexpected (Luke Maye) on their way to a trip to the Elite Eight. UNC controlled nearly all of the game...
Via Tar Heel Blog
2 hours ago

NCAA Tournament: UNC bold predictions for the Sweet 16

  North Carolina is back in the Sweet 16. Here are some bold predictions for the rest of the way! Despite the heart attacks, Carolina is still alive in the Sweet 16. Everything that could go wrong for the first sixteen minutes of the second half did, and the Heels were staring defeat in the […] NCAA Tournament: UNC bold predictions for the Sweet 16 - Keeping It Heel - Keeping...
Via Keeping It Heel
9 hours ago

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Preview: North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Butler Bulldogs

UNC has to take on a tough Butler team in Memphis. Late into the game last Sunday, it looked like North Carolina’s season was on the verge of ending. A late run managed to get the Tar Heels over the line and into the Sweet 16. Considering the situation UNC was in, it’s fortunate that they are here. However, it’s not going to get any easier. Waiting for them in the regional...
Via Tar Heel Blog
9 hours ago

Looking at the rest of the Sweet 16: Midwest Region

Looking ahead to other potential opponents for the Tar Heels With the first weekend of the NCAA men’s tournament over, the playing field has been whittled down from 68 to 16 with four teams in each region. Obviously, Tar Heel fans are familiar with four of those 16. One of them is the Tar Heels themselves, heading up the South region. Despite some scares, the rest of the South...
Via Tar Heel Blog
12 hours ago

UNC Basketball: Justin Jackson named NABC All-American

UNC junior Justin Jackson picks up a big honor just hours before the Tar Heels tipoff against Butler Just weeks after Justin Jackson was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, he’s picked up another big accolade. As North Carolina prepares to take on Butler in Friday’s Sweet 16 game, it was announced […] UNC Basketball: Justin Jackson named NABC All-American...
Via Keeping It Heel
13 hours ago

Berry scores 26 points and Carolina defeats Butler 92-80

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Joel Berry II scored 26 points and Justin Jackson added 24 as top-seeded North Carolina moved to the Elite Eight with a 92-80 victory over Butler in the NCAA South Region on Friday night. Luke Maye recorded his first career double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds, helping fuel a quick start for Carolina (30-7). The Tar Heels never let their lead get under...
Via MyNorthwest.com
13 hours ago

The Latest: Bracketeers back Wisconsin in busted East

The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday (all times Eastern): 6:35 p.m. Let’s be up front — everyone’s bracket is pretty much busted in the East. That means most of the millions of guesses made in office pools for the NCAA Tournament are hinging on things like whether North Carolina comes out of the South, rather than Kentucky or UCLA. There’s another way...
Via MyNorthwest.com
16 hours ago

UNC Basketball: Theo Pinson takes over team camera after practice

University of North Carolina Tar Heels wing Theo Pinson has found another way to help keep the Tar Heels loose during their NCAA Tournament run Last year it was wing Theo Pinson that kept the North Carolina Tar Heels loose on their NCAA Tournament run. Pinson crashed a few team press conferences featuring his teammates […] UNC Basketball: Theo Pinson takes over team camera after...
Via Keeping It Heel
1 day ago

NCAA Tournament: Update on Joel Berry’s ankle for Sweet 16

Point guard Joel Berry provides an update on his injured ankle after Thursday’s practice in Memphis The North Carolina Tar Heels survived a scare on Sunday, managing to come back and beat Arkansas to save their season. It also booked them a trip to the Sweet 16. While UNC didn’t play their best game all-around, […] NCAA Tournament: Update on Joel Berry’s ankle for Sweet 16...
Via Keeping It Heel
1 day ago

WATCH: UNC Faces Tough Test in Sweet 16 vs. Butler

North Carolina faces Butler in the round of 16 of the NCAA Tournament, and when asked which team in the ACC the Bulldogs were most like, the Tar Heels responded with UVA. Listen to Joel Berry and Theo Pinson explain why they see a lot of the Cavaliers in the Bulldogs.
Via ACC Digital Network
1 day ago

UNC Football: Mitch Trubisky draws Aaron Rodgers comparison

Mitch Trubisky was compared to two NFL quarterbacks with similar skill sets. Read what the scouts had to say Former University of North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Mitch Trubisky will be waiting for his name to be called at April’s NFL draft. Trubisky likely wont have to wait long as the quarterback is projected to […] UNC Football: Mitch Trubisky draws Aaron Rodgers comparison...
Via Keeping It Heel
1 day ago

A look at some of UNC’s most memorable Sweet 16 games

The Tar Heels have been one of the last 16 teams many times and have played some memorable games when they got there. When North Carolina takes the court against Butler, it will be the 33rd time the Tar Heels have been one of the last 16 teams left in the NCAA Tournament. It will be the 22nd time since the tournament expanded to 64 teams. It’s an impressive record, and has led...
Via Tar Heel Blog
1 day ago

WATCH: UNC Men's Basketball: Berry, Jackson & Pinson pre-Butler PC

Joel Berry, Justin Jackson and Theo Pinson speak to the media prior to the Tar Heels' Sweet 16 matchup with the Butler Bulldogs.

Chizik’s Choice: Family over football after 2 years away

Gene Chizik was walking out to practice last August when he noticed the overstuffed cars being unloaded by wide-eyed teenagers and their parents. The freshmen were moving into the dorms at the University of North Carolina. That’s when it hit him: His twin daughters would be doing the same thing at Auburn soon and he would not be there. “It was tough,” Chizik said. “I remember...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Should the Arkansas game alarm the Tar Heels?

Early round scares are just part of the deal in March. Yes, if you’re a Tar Heel, it’s a little bittersweet. Sure, UNC advanced to the Sweet 16 again, and there was, of course, a delectable dessert in the form of South Carolina winning its first NCAA Tournament game since the Nixon administration over Duke. Instead of participating in this weekend’s festivities, the Blue Devils...
Via Tar Heel Blog
1 day ago

UNC Basketball: The parallels between 2017 and 2009

The Tar Heels are seeking to emulate the school’s last title run. Let’s hop in the old time machine for a take from the past: “After that shaky performance on Sunday, the Tar Heels might not be able to avenge last year’s devastating loss. The team appeared disheveled and sloppy. It took a second-half run fueled by lockdown defense and clutch upperclassmen play to beat...
Via Tar Heel Blog
1 day ago

Tennessee softball coach Karen Weekly earns 1,000th win in Vols win over North Carolina

Tennessee co-head coach Karen Weekly earned her 1,000th career win Wednesday night when her 19th-ranked Volunteers defeated No. 25 North Carolina 9-2. Weekly is now the 33rd head coach in Division 1 history to reach the 1,000 win plateau. She joins her husband, Ralph Weekly, in the club to become the first husband and wife duo to accomplish the feat. Tennessee wasted no time getting...
Via Excelle Sports
1 day ago

UNC Recruiting Roundup: Updates on North Carolina basketball, football

March Madness is in full swing and the North Carolina Tar Heels are in the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive season. They’re fresh off a big win over the Arkansas Razorbacks; a win that forced them to play gritty, lockdown defense in the closing minutes of the game to avoid elimination. Meanwhile, there are […] UNC Recruiting Roundup: Updates on North Carolina basketball, football...
Via Keeping It Heel
1 day ago

The Latest: Vegas casinos favoring UNC as Sweet 16 begins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 6:50 p.m. Las Vegas casinos are favoring North Carolina as the NCAA Tournament resets to a 16-team field. Futures odds compiled by Pregame.com on Thursday show the Tar Heels as a 5-1 favorite, followed by Kansas at 6-1 and Gonzaga and Arizona each at 7-1. Sin City had trouble deciding...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

UNC Football: Recapping Tar Heels Pro Day in Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina hosted its NFL Pro Day on Tuesday afternoon in Chapel Hill Former University of North Carolina Tar Heel football players are preparing for the next step in their careers. With April’s NFL Draft rapidly approaching, UNC hosted its Pro Day on Tuesday. Mitch Trubisky, Elijah Hood, T.J. Logan, Mack Hollins, […] UNC Football: Recapping Tar Heels Pro...
Via Keeping It Heel
2 days ago
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