BRICE JOHNSON NEWS

After a horrid week for Michigan hoops, is it time to panic?

(Dustin Johnson, UM Hoops) I didn’t write about Michigan’s two basketball games this past week; I simply couldn’t bring myself to. We all know what happened – Michigan got romped twice in their own gym and looked lifeless outside of about five minutes against Indiana and a few moments when the Wolverines’ bench warmers made some brutal losses look just a little better on...
Via MaizeAndGoBlue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina-Boston College Preview

Marcus Paige had his best shooting performance in a little more than a month this past weekend but couldn't keep North Carolina from its first losing streak of the season. The ninth-ranked Tar Heels will seek to end that quickly with a favorable matchup Tuesday night against a Boston College team that is winless in the ACC and was routed by North Carolina just over a week ago....
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame deals No. 2 North Carolina second straight loss

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Demetrius Jackson scored 19 points, Bonzie Colson had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Notre Dame rallied to beat No. 2 North Carolina 80-76 on Saturday night.It was the second straight loss for the Tar Heels (19-4, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).The Irish used an 11-2 run to tie it at 48 on a basket by Jackson with 12:23 left, and the game was close the rest of...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame rallies to beat No. 2 North Carolina 80-76

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Demetrius Jackson scored 19 points, Bonzie Colson had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Notre Dame rallied to beat No. 2 North Carolina 80-76 on Saturday night. It was the second straight loss for the Tar Heels (19-4, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Irish used an 11-2 run to tie it at 48 on a basket by Jackson with 12:23 left, and the game was close the rest...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina-Louisville Preview

North Carolina hasn't exactly been challenged thus far in ACC play, but it seems that's about to change just as the calendar flips to February. The second-ranked Tar Heels' best conference start in 15 years as well as a 12-game overall winning streak are on the line Monday night at Louisville, and the 16th-ranked Cardinals will be motivated to recover from easily their worst game...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 2 UNC rolls to 12th straight win, 89-62 over BC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) No. 2 North Carolina kept taking the ball from Boston College. Marcus Paige finally saw it go through the net. The Tar Heels won their 12th straight game, forcing a season-best 23 turnovers in an 89-62 victory over the Eagles on Saturday. Paige had 12 points in his highest-scoring game in three weeks, hitting three 3-pointers after making just one in his...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson leads No. 2 UNC to 12th straight win, 89-62 over BC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Brice Johnson had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 2 North Carolina beat Boston College 89-62 on Saturday for its 12th straight win. Marcus Paige had 12 points in his highest-scoring game in three weeks while Joel Berry II added 13 points for the Tar Heels (19-2, 8-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). After shaking off a slow start, the ACC leaders routed its...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Portland Trailblazers are much better than expected

Despite losing LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Aaron Afflalo, Robin Lopez, and Nicholas Batum to free agency, the Portland Trail Blazers have had a positive first half of the 2015-2016 season. The Blazers front office put all of their hope into star PG Damian Lillard, and the kid from Weber State has not disappointed. Averaging 24.3 PPG, 7.1 APG, 4.4 RPG, and a Player Efficiency...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston College-North Carolina Preview

North Carolina keeps on winning even though its shots aren't falling. That might again not be an issue when the No. 2 Tar Heels host last-place Boston College on Saturday, thought it could loom large in the very near future. North Carolina (18-2, 7-0 ACC) remains unbeaten in league play despite a six-game stretch in which it's made 20.8 percent of its 3-point attempts. The Tar...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: 7-0 but a ways to go

The North Carolina Tar Heels pulled out a close 75-70 win over Virginia Tech (12-8, 4-3) on the road Sunday afternoon to improve to a perfect 7-0 in ACC play. With an 18-2 overall record and riding an 11 game winning streak after having suffered a crushing last second loss on the road against the Texas Longhorns earlier last month, the Tar Heels look to have regained their status...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson scores 19, UNC beats Va Tech for 12th straight win

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Brice Johnson scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Sunday, leading No. 2 North Carolina over Virginia Tech 75-70 for its 12th straight victory. Roy Williams earned his 350th victory with the Tar Heels and a unique place in basketball history, becoming the first NCAA coach to win at least 350 games at two Division I schools. He won 418 games at Kansas before...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Johson scores 19, UNC beats Va Tech for 12th straight win

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Brice Johnson scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Sunday, leading No. 2 North Carolina over Virginia Tech 75-70 for its 12th straight victory. North Carolina (18-2, 7-0 ACC) led by as many as 20 in the first half, but the Hokies took a 61-59 lead on a basket by Kerry Blackshear Jr. with 8:05 remaining. It was their only lead of the game. Seth Allen made...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina-Virginia Tech Preview

With its archrival in a tailspin, North Carolina has re-staked its claim as the premier basketball program on Tobacco Road. A spot atop the national polls may soon follow. The second-ranked Tar Heels will likely regain the No. 1 position if they get past improving Virginia Tech on Sunday night and earn an 11th consecutive win. Ranked No. 1 in the season's first two AP polls, the...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Correction: T25-Wake Forest-North Carolina story

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) In a story Jan. 20 about North Carolina's 83-68 victory over Wake Forest, The Associated Press reported that Luke Maye scored on a tip-in with just under 3 minutes left in the first half. After a video review, the school made an official scoring change to credit the basket to Joel Berry II. A corrected version of the story is below: Johnson scores 27, No...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Balance and experience fueling North Carolina’s success

While top-10 teams such as Oklahoma, Kansas, Xavier, West Virginia, and Maryland have all suffered tough losses within the past ten days, North Carolina stumbled to a ninth straight win this past weekend against N..C. State in spite of one of its worst offensive performances of the season. Ugly win over an in-state rival aside, there’s plenty for the basketball-loving hoop heads...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson scores 27, No. 2 UNC beats Wake Forest 83-68

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Brice Johnson had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 2 North Carolina beat Wake Forest 83-68 on Wednesday night for its 10th straight win. The Tar Heels (17-2, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) had little trouble extending their best start to conference play since 2000-01. They never trailed and overcame one of their worst shooting performances of the season...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Wake Forest-North Carolina Preview

North Carolina has shown it doesn't need to play its best to continue a unbeaten start in the ACC, but that's in part because it has yet to face the conference's best. The second-ranked Tar Heels will go at least eight games into league play without seeing a ranked opponent, a stretch that continues Wednesday night against Wake Forest. Saturday's 67-55 home win over North Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: UNC’s Brice Johnson Ties Up Game With Strong Dunk

The North Carolina Tar Heels are seeking some redemption following last season’s loss to North Carolina State. It seems like the in-state rivals are still going toe-to-toe despite UNC’s No. 5 ranking. The game is all tied up at 29 after the first half, but this one play cannot be overlooked. Tar Heels star forward Brice Johnson put in some work, running past N.C. State defenders...
Via Gamedayr
27 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 5 UNC's offense rolling with 6 double-figure scorers

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) It used to be that Marcus Paige quickly had to find his shot to get North Carolina's offense moving at full speed. The fifth-ranked Tar Heels aren't quite so reliant on Paige - or any other player - these days. UNC enters Saturday's rivalry game with North Carolina State boasting an uncommonly balanced attack ranking among the nation's best, a big reason...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State-North Carolina Preview

An efficient offense is one of the reasons North Carolina is off to its best start in ACC play in 15 seasons, but coach Roy Williams wouldn't mind seeing some improvement on the defensive end. What better way to start than shutting down the league's leading scorer? The fifth-ranked Tar Heels seek a ninth straight victory when Anthony "Cat" Barber and struggling North Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 6 North Carolina ruins Boeheim's return, 84-73

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Isaiah Hicks scored 21 points and No. 6 North Carolina ruined Jim Boeheim's return to the bench, beating Syracuse 84-73 on Saturday night. Boeheim was back with the Orange after serving a nine-game suspension for NCAA violations. The team went 4-5 in his absence, dropping the last three. The crowd of 26,811 at the Carrier Dome greeted Boeheim with a standing...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

MJ never had a night like Brice Johnson had for North Carolina on Monday

Michael Jordan never had the type of game for North Carolina that Brice Johnson produced on Monday night in a 106-90 victory at Florida State.The 6-foot-10 senior forward finished with 39 points and in 23 rebounds as the sixth-ranked Tar Heels improved to 14-2 and 3-0 in the ACC with the double-digit victory in in Tallahassee, Fla.Billy Cunningham is the only other Tar Heel to finish...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

UNC's Brice Johnson has huge game against Florida State

There are good performances, great performances, then what UNC forward Brice Johnson did Monday night at FSU. Johnson finished with a whopping 39 points and 23 rebounds in a 106-90 win. The 6-foot-9 forward became a trending topic on Twitter after his historic performance. Brice Johnson: 39 pts, 23 reb. In last 20 yrs, only other DI players to reach 35/23? Kevin Durant and Blake...
Via Gamedayr
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

FSU drops second straight with high-scoring loss to UNC

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Brice Johnson had career-highs of 39 points and 23 rebounds to lead No. 6 North Carolina to a 106-90 victory over Florida State on Monday night.It was the first 30-point, 20-rebound game in North Carolina history and it was the first 20-20 game for a Tar Heel since Tyler Zeller had 20 points and 22 rebounds against Ohio in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.Marcus...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnson scores 39 to lead No. 6 UNC past Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Brice Johnson had career-highs of 39 points and 23 rebounds to lead No. 6 North Carolina to a 106-90 victory over Florida State on Monday night. It was the first 30-point, 20-rebound game in North Carolina history and it was the first 20-20 game for a Tar Heel since Tyler Zeller had 20 points and 22 rebounds against Ohio in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Marcus...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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