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No. 19 North Carolina crushes Georgia Tech 81-49

ATLANTA (AP) Just in time for a rematch with Duke, No. 19 North Carolina established some late-season momentum by beating Georgia Tech 81-49 on Tuesday night, completing a sweep of the struggling Yellow Jackets. The Tar Heels, who have won two straight for the first time since January, close their regular season against No. 3 Duke on Saturday. Duke beat North Carolina 92-90 in overtime...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Big East schools take top billing at ACC women's tourney

The Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball tournament has a Big East feel to it. The tournament begins Wednesday in Greensboro, North Carolina, and three of its top five seeds are relative newcomers to the ACC. Notre Dame (28-2) is the top seed, tournament and regular season defending champion and nation's second-ranked team. Third-seeded and No. 10 Louisville (24-5) is in...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No. 16 Duke women earn wild 81-80 win over No. 15 UNC

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Freshman Azura Stevens had 21 points and 12 rebounds and No. 16 Duke beat No. 15 North Carolina 81-80 on Sunday. All-American Elizabeth Williams added 18 points in her final scheduled game at Cameron Indoor Stadium for the Blue Devils (20-9, 11-5 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Blue Devils rallied from 12 down in the second half, blew most of a 15-point lead but...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavunga gives No. 15 North Carolina women win at buzzer

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...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: NC State Fans Burned UNC Jerseys, Mattresses After Huge Upset Win

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...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina State Fans Chanting "Our State" at the Bell Tower After Big Win Over 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...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Runs Four Corners to Honor Dean Smith

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...
Via Athlon Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor Will Not Play For Duke vs. Clemson After Ankle Injury In UNC Game

Duke returns to the court today for the first time since the dramatic overtime win against North Carolina, but the Blue Devils will be without star center Jahlil Okafor. Okafor will miss today’s game vs. Clemson after injuring his ankle late in the first half against the Tar Heels. He returned to that game, and finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds in 41 minutes, so this is probably...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia, UNC Will Open The 2016 CFB Season In Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

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...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Carolina's J.P. Tokoto Throws Down the Monster, Angry Jam Against Duke

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 »
Via FatManWriting
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Duke Fan Made An Awesome Tinder-Themed Sign Trolling UNC PG Marcus Paige

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...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Former UNC F Jawad Williams Basically Ended His Friendship With Former Duke G Daniel Ewing Because Of The Rivalry

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 6-foot...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Asis Durr on hand for Louisville win over Tar Heels

Post from: 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...
Via Louisville Card Game
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The 5 Most Valuable Dean Smith Victories You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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...
Via The Student Section
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The 10 Most Significant Games Of Dean Smith’s Coaching Career

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....
Via The Student Section
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan releases statement on passing of Dean Smith

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
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Carolina's Brice Johnson Denied Dunk By Stingy Net

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...
Via FatManWriting
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tar Heels too big for BC

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...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
24 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina adds ex-Nebraska DC Papuchis to staff

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...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Flips Former Three-Star Kentucky DE Recruit

North Carolina picked up a football commitment Monday afternoon from Deerfield Beach’s Jason Strowbridge. Strowbridge, a three-star prospect and the 26th best SDE according to 247Sports, announced his decision to switch from Kentucky to North Carolina on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/o8AKhAmaks — Jay (@D1Strow) February 2, 2015 Strowbridge is the 20th commit for the Tar Heels. The...
Via Diehardsport
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Getting To Know The Tarheels

The University of North Carolina has been coached by Roy Williams for 11 seasons. The TarHeels play their home games at The Dean Smith center in Chapel Hill, NC. UNC finished tied for third in the ACC last season. The Tar Heels return 3 starters from last season. The Louisville Cardinals are 2-0 against UNC at home. Here is some information on some of the players that will suit...
Via The Cardinal Connect
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

College Football: The North Carolina-Wake Forest Situation Points The Way Forward

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. TSS contributor...
Via The Student Section
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

McKinney Flips Commitment To North Carolina

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. I’ve officially decided to flip my commitment to The University of North Carolina Tar Heels
Via Subway Domer
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tar Heels honor Stuart Scott with patch on uniforms

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
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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