CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Brice Johnson had five dunks and 22 points to help No. 15 North Carolina end a streak of four consecutive losses against Miami with a 73-64 victory Saturday.
The 6-foot-9 Johnson repeatedly outmaneuvered the Hurricanes inside and shot 11 for 15. He also had 11 rebounds.
North Carolina (20-9, 10-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) reached 20 victories for the 11th...
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Stephanie Mavunga scored 23 points, including game-winning putback with one second left to give No. 15 North Carolina a 72-70 win over Virginia on Thursday night.
Sarah Imovbioh's basket with 2:24 left started Virginia on a 9-0 run, with Mikayla Venson's jumper tying the game with 21 seconds left.
Allisha Gray, who put the Tar Heels up 70-61 with 4:19 left...
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NC State bolstered its NCAA Tournament resume Tuesday night with a huge victory over in-state rival North Carolina, and predictably, Wolfpack fan were excited. Some of the students on campus even took to the school’s famous Memorial Belltower to burn mattresses. Oh – and Tar Heels jerseys.
Check out the below photos, via newsobserver.com’s Jill Knight. The fire department had...
NC State out-toughs Tar Heels
North Carolina State is not ranked like their in-state rivals, North Carolina, but they are certainly a scrappy team. They proved that Tuesday night by taking down their in-state rivals the Tar Heels, 58-46. Beating a rival is always a big deal, but this one is going to help make a good case for the Wolf Pack to make the Big Dance--and the fans know it.So after the win some of...
Dean Smith changed the game with his four corners offense. On Saturday North Carolina honored their late coach by opening the game in a four corners offense. Marcus Paige found Brice Johnson for the back door lay-up.
In North Carolina’s first home game since the passing of legendary coach Dean Smith, the Tar Heels ran a fitting tribute to the man whose name...
UNC and other ACC schools have done a great job of honoring legendary Tar Heels coach Dean Smith since his passing, but the opening to today’s game at the Dean Dome may be the best tribute yet. UNC, which is playing its first game at home since losing Coach Smith, ran his signature “four corners” offense in its first possession. Even better—Brice Johnson scored on the play...
Georgia and North Carolina will open the 2016 college football season on a big stage.
The Bulldogs and the Tar Heels will begin that year in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome, according to multiple reports. The game will be played on Sept. 3. A kickoff time has yet to be announced.
It will be the first meeting of the two programs since the Gator Bowl following...
Whenever North Carolina and Duke meet you can count on one thing happening--fans are going to be treated to a tremendous game chock full of tremendous plays. Such was the case Wednesday night when the titans of college basketball met in Durham.Win or lose this jam by North Carolina's J.P. Tokoto will definitely make the highlight reel when SportsCenter talks about this game. Read more »
There are plenty of signs trolling the North Carolina basketball team inside Cameron Indoor Stadium this evening.
The following Tinder-themed one is likely the best of the bunch. A Duke student made a sign matching Tar Heels’ point guard Marcus Paige with the not-so-great-looking female athlete in the movie, Dodgeball.
Check it out:
Points for creativity pic.twitter.com...
One of the fiercest rivalries in all of sports is set to take place in a couple of hours.
Duke-North Carolina, college basketball’s greatest matchup, is occurring tonight for the first time this season. In anticipation of the contest, former Tar Heels’ forward Jawad Williams, who played in Chapel Hill in the early 2000s, recounted what the rivalry meant to him.
The friendly face in the crowd of 13,115 at the UofL-North Carolina women’s basketball game Sunday belongs to Asia Durr, the No. 1 guard in the 2015 recruit class, who has committed to play for Jeff Walz at the University of Louisville next season. Just over her shoulder is Tajah Cole, another UofL signee.
Durr, who hailed from St. Pius in Atlanta, recently scored...
It’s a more common kind of task to identify a coach’s greatest games or a team’s most significant moments. However, what about the under-the-radar games which gave rise to a coach’s biggest achievements?
For instance: North Carolina State could not have won the 1983 national title with that remarkable win over Houston had it not found a way to somehow escape Pepperdine in...
Significant games can be great, and great games can be significant, but they don’t always overlap — far from it. The 1982 NCAA Tournament national championship game (North Carolina 63, Georgetown 62) is quite possibly the greatest basketball game Dean Smith ever coached in, and it’s on the short list of the most significant games graced by the icon’s presence on a bench....
Former North Carolina coach Dean Smith was one of the most accomplished individuals in college basketball history, and he was perhaps best known for coaching arguably the greatest basketball player of all time. Michael Jordan became a household name when he played for the Tar Heels under Smith. Jordan made the game-winning shot in the...Read More
Dean Smith, the North Carolina basketball coaching great who won two national championships, has died. He was 83.
The school said in a statement Sunday from Smith's family that the former coach died at his home Saturday night. He was with his wife and five children.
Smith had health issues in recent years, with the family saying in 2010 he had a condition that was causing him to...
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North Carolina has a solid player in Bruce Johnson. Normally, when the junior slams one down it stays down. He has more than enough power in his 6'9" 210 pound frame to throw down a good power dunk. However, the net during Saturday's game against Boston College had something else in mind when he threw down this dunk.He still had a solid night finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds...
The first 20 minutes gave me hope. BC capitalized on UNC's mistakes and handled their runs. For a moment it felt like this might be the game. Yet the Tar Heels controlled early in the second half. BC made another charge late but it was not enough. The announcers gave BC plenty of credit for doing a lot with a little, but that doesn't make this any less frustrating. A few other thoughts...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina has hired former Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis as an assistant coach.
Papuchis coached at LSU under Nick Saban before joining Bo Pelini's staff at Nebraska in 2008, spending the past three seasons as defensive coordinator.
Papuchis joins a staff looking to reshape a defense that gave up more points and yards than any team in program...
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For the University of North Carolina (and, for that matter, Wake Forest University), this is supposed to be basketball season, a time of year when sports news focuses on the true religion of the Carolinas. Yet, the Tar Heels and the Demon Deacons have raised a few eyebrows in the province of pigskin with an unorthodox move that is both wise and absurd at the same time.
Texas safety Prentice McKinney finally did what the recruiting gurus have been hinting at for weeks. McKinney decided to not sign with Notre Dame on National Signing Day. Instead, McKinney has given a verbal commitment to North Carolina and plans on signing with the Tar Heels in a couple of weeks.
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The sports world received devastating news Sunday morning that the immensely popular Stuart Scott lost his battle with cancer at the age of 49. On Monday, Scott’s Alma mater honored him prior to and during their basketball game against Notre Dame. When the North Carolina Tar Heels took the floor at the Dean Smith Center,...Read More