UNC beats Fayetteville State 111-58 in exhibition

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Freshman Justin Jackson scored 18 points to help North Carolina beat Fayetteville State 111-58 in its exhibition opener Friday night. Fellow rookie Theo Pinson added 15 points and eight rebounds as the Tar Heels had five players score in double figures. The Tar Heels dominated the boards by a nearly 2-to-1 margin and finished with 29 second-chance points....
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

College Basketball Preview: Juniors

Looking ahead to the 2015, what juniors can make their case to be a first-round pick when June rolls around? With age comes wisdom. It is a cliché used in a variety of situations to apply to a variety of people. In regards to the NBA Draft, however, it does not necessarily help a prospects case to be selected. As one can decipher by reading the previews written about the top NCAA...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UNC Basketball Players Sing And Dance To Pitbull As Promo For “Late Night With Roy” On October 3

Rapper Pitbull may be a supporter of Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals, but it looks like he has some fans in Chapel Hill as well. As an Instagram promo for October 3′s “Late Night With Roy,” UNC’s version of Midnight Madness, someone caught the Tar Heels’ basketball team singing and dancing to Pitbull’s hit “Timber.” Personally, I wouldn’t want this out on the...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC Closes Out the Bahamas Tour with a Win

Biscuits in the Bahamas? UNC played much better on Saturday against an obviously inferior opponent to take a 109-52 win over the Bahamas All-Stars. UNC has a full recap here. Sophomore forward Isaiah Hicks led the Heels in scoring for a second straight game and freshman Justin Jackson also posted a second consecutive double figure scoring effort. The breakdown of the scoring looked...
Via SCACC Hoops
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC Drops First Exhibition Game in the Bahamas

Okay, everybody panic! UNC dropped the first of two exhibition games in the Bahamas, losing to the Providence Storm 84-83 in a manner eerily similar to the way the Heels lost to Belmont last November.  Here is a short recap via UNC: Ernest Saunders dropped in a three-pointer from the right wing with 18.1 seconds to play to cap a 14-5 run and give the Providence (Bahamas) Storm...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Now Is the Time for UNC's Brice Johnson

Brice Johnson often gets overlooked when you read articles featuring the Tar Heels heading into the 2014-2015 season.  The main questions have revolved around Marcus Paige’s leadership and scoring ability, Kennedy Meeks weight loss and the infusion of three competitive freshman that can lift North Carolina back into the final four.  The biggest piece of the puzzle might just...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC: Adam Lucas Talks with Isaiah Hicks

Another interview of a current Tar Heel player discussing the upcoming season. Isaiah Hicks, like many Tar Heels before him, is set to make that big leap in terms of development and contribution. He is also in a perfect position to do so. Hicks will backup Brice Johnson at the four which means less pressure and but plenty of opportunity to make his mark.   This article was originally...
Via SCACC Hoops
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 Consensus NBA Mock Draft: First Look

(Jahlil Okafor by Tony The Tiger) Because it’s never too early to look ahead, here’s our first peek at next year’s NBA Draft class. Rather than fill cyberspace up with yet another mock draft, The Hoops Manifesto has determined the consensus top 60 prospects for the 2014 NBA Draft.  We took the mock drafts from four of the web’s best: DraftExpress,, NBA Draft...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN's Overly Complicated Look at UNC's Lineup Next Season

ESPN has been doing a series on "position battles" for next season at various schools. So far they have covered point guards, shooting guards, small forwards and power forwards. For every one of these positions, UNC has somehow been included as though there is some grand level of uncertainty to the Tar Heel lineup for next season.While there are questions, characterizing...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC Basketball: Future Heels in McD’s All-American Game

The McDonald’s All-American Game, which was played on April 2, featured three players that are signed to play for the UNC basketball team next season. Joel Berry II, Justin Jackson, and Theo Pinson were all selected to play in the revered game two weeks ago. Berry was on the West team while Jackson and Pinson […] The post UNC Basketball: Future Heels in McD’s All-American Game...
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Way Too Early 2014-15 College Basketball Top 25

After watching Kentucky lose to UConn on Monday night, I don’t have it in me to talk about this past season at length. This Kentucky team went on a run that was fantastic as a fan and the best run I’ve ever seen, but it was also hugely exhausting. So they lost and the weight of that season is like a ton of bricks, sooooo let’s talk about next year shall we? It’s never too...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC: Thoughts about next season after McAdoo's departure

Now that James Michael McAdoo has announced his decision to leave UNC for the NBA Draft, let's take a look at the issues raised for the 2014-15 Tar Heels by this move. Brice Johnson's turn The biggest beneficiary of McAdoo's departure will be Brice Johnson. The rising junior spent most of last season coming off the bench but in his 19 mpg posted an offensive rating of...
Via SCACC Hoops
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina's Johnson out with ankle sprain

SAN ANTONIO (AP) North Carolina says forward Brice Johnson will not return against Iowa State after spraining his right ankle in the first half.
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina 105, Wake Forest 72

Leslie McDonald led six players in double figures with 19 points and made 5-of-6 from 3-point range as the Tar Heels rolled over the visiting Demon Deacons for their ninth consecutive victory. Kennedy Meeks contributed 15 points and Brice Johnson chipped in with 14 for North Carolina (20-7, 10-4 ACC), which shot 57.4 percent from the field and made 11-of-15 from behind the 3-point...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: Trap no, biscuits yes!

North Carolina Basketball: Trap no, biscuits yes!UNC did all they had to do against Wake The graphic is done by … Samuel Wilking … more of his work can be seen at …  Tar Heel Nation If you were thinking that there could be a let down for UNC after their come from behind win against arch-rival Duke a few days before, head coach Roy Williams‘ squad had one thing to say to...
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 2/18 with Game Sim Predictions

You can learn a lot about a person when they go through adversity, and I guess the same can be said about a basketball team.  North Carolina faced adversity on Monday night in Tallahassee and the Heels came out victorious.  Reigning ACC player of the week, James Michael McAdoo played just 13 minutes before fouling out and didn't score.  With McAdoo in foul trouble and Paige...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Brice Johnson’s Ridiculous Block That Should Have Been Goaltending

North Carolina is currently locked in a tight battle with Florida State in a game with very large NCAA implications. The Tar Heels have fought back from an early 14-point deficit behind the offense of Kennedy Meeks and Brice Johnson, along with a bit of helps from the refs – well, at least on one play. Seminoles sophomore guard Montay Brandon drove the lane early in the second...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC holds off No. 25 Pitt

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- With a little over two seconds remaining, Brice Johnson walked to the free throw line with his team up by three.  The Smith Center crowd fell quiet. And he heard a very distinct voice above the silence shout "BEND YOUR KNEES!" It was his father.  "I was like, 'Why do I hear him right now?'" Johnson said, shaking his head at the memory...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC basketball: Significance of postponement

Last Wednesday, February 12 marked the date that should be considered a national holiday: the night of the Duke vs. North Carolina basketball game. It would have been the first time in history that a national holiday was postponed to a later date. Unfortunately, the game was not played as the Duke men’s basketball team was unable to make it to Chapel Hill due to inclement weather...
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Players Are Bummed About Tonight’s Postponement, Wanted To Play In Front Of All Students

This afternoon, it was announced that college basketball’s best rivalry game, Duke vs. North Carolina, which was supposed to be played tonight in Chapel Hill, would be postponed due to the weather. The game has now been rescheduled for February 20th. Of course, the players are disappointed — this game gets circled on everyone’s calendars the day the schedule comes out. The...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Paige has answers for Tar Heels in win over Maryland

North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige said he thought Brice Johnson “was kind of due” for a big game. Going 8-for-8 from the field and scoring 19 points was impressive for Johnson, but the same could be said for Paige, who scored 25 to lead the Tar Heels to a 75-63 victory against Maryland in Atlantic Coast Conference action Tuesday night at the Smith Center. “I just made...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC 75 Maryland 63

The game started for the Tar Heels  in impressive fashion. UNC ripped off eleven straight points to open the game and led 19-3 after the first five minutes with James Michael McAdoo and Leslie McDonald combining for 15 points. Then the offense came back down to earth with the speed of a falling anvil. Part of that was Maryland got their offense going but on UNC's side the rotation...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

A Final Goodbye (And Loss) @ UNC

The farewell tour continues for the Maryland Terrapins. Tuesday night in Chapel Hill, the Terps trailed 19-3 early and never could climb all the way back, falling 75-63. As the games final seconds ticked down, Tar Hell fans chanted “ACC, ACC, ACC” bidding the Terps good bye from Chapel Hill. Guard Marcus Paige led the Tar Heels (15-7, 5-4) with 25 points, while dishing out seven...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina beats Maryland 75-63

Marcus Paige scored 25 points to help North Carolina beat Maryland 75-63 on Tuesday night, extending its winning streak to a season-best four games. Brice Johnson added 19 points on 8-for-8 shooting off the bench for the Tar Heels (15-7, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who jumped to a 16-point lead in the game's opening minutes and led the entire way. North Carolina shot 49...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC basketball woes continue

The woes continue for the North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball team as they suffered their fourth defeat in the last five games, losing to Virginia 76-61 in Charlottesville on Monday night. The Tar Heels are now 1-4 in ACC play, the first time they have been 1-4 in conference play in twelve years. The Tar Heels are tied for last place in the ACC, and any positive expectations...
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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