K-State coughs up late lead in 80-70 loss to North Carolina

Kansas State guard Justin Edwards contributed 10 points against the Tar Heels. John Rieger USA TODAY SportsKANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Justin Jackson scored 22 points, Kennedy Meeks added 15 and ninth-ranked North Carolina used a 21-3 finishing run to beat Kansas State 80-70 on Tuesday night in the CBE Classic title game.Theo Pinson scored 11 and Brice Johnson had 10 points for the Tar...
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K-State coughs up late lead in 80-70 loss to North Carolina

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Justin Jackson scored 22 points, Kennedy Meeks added 15 and ninth-ranked North Carolina used a 21-3 finishing run to beat Kansas State 80-70 on Tuesday night in the CBE Classic title game. Theo Pinson scored 11 and Brice Johnson had 10 points for the Tar Heels (5-1), who trailed 67-59 with just more than 4 minutes remaining before their game-ending charge. Kamau...
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No. 9 Tar Heels use late surge to down Kansas State, 80-70

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Justin Jackson scored 22 points, Kennedy Meeks added 15 and ninth-ranked North Carolina used a 21-3 finishing run to beat Kansas State 80-70 on Tuesday night in the CBE Classic title game. Theo Pinson scored 11 and Brice Johnson had 10 points for the Tar Heels (5-1), who trailed 67-59 with just more than 4 minutes remaining before their game-ending charge...
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North Carolina-N. Iowa Preview

Top-ranked North Carolina has imposed its will in the paint on its first three opponents, physically dominating each behind a potent interior duo. The Tar Heels will look to stay perfect as they hit the road for the first time Saturday against Northern Iowa in the schools' first meeting. North Carolina has outscored its opponents 261-190 while shooting 50.8 percent. Six-foot-10...
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Johnson helps No. 1 North Carolina beat Wofford 78-58

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Brice Johnson had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 1 North Carolina beat Wofford 78-58 on Wednesday night in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic. Kennedy Meeks and Joel Berry II added 16 apiece for the Tar Heels (3-0). They shot 52.5 percent, outscored Wofford 50-18 in the paint and outrebounded the pesky Terriers 42-24 but couldn't pull away until late. Jaylen...
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Brice Johnson thrown to the ground by Temple player

Towards the end of their game Friday night, the top-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels were leading the Temple Owls pretty big. Senior Brice Johnson threw down an impressive put back dunk, and he might have hung onto the rim a little too long for Temple’s liking. Brice Johnson nasty put back slam. Then a scuffle. #UNC — » King (@mkhubbard_) November 14...
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Fairfield-North Carolina Preview

North Carolina coach Roy Williams believes his team can be special once Marcus Paige returns from a broken hand. Based on first impressions, it's plenty good even without him. Following an authoritative season-opening win, the top-ranked Tar Heels begin their home schedule against Fairfield on Sunday afternoon. Despite a slow start in Friday's Veterans Classic in Annapolis, Maryland...
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WATCH: Temple player throws Brice Johnson to ground

After a competitive first half, North Carolina pulled away from Temple in the second session of Friday night’s contest, leading to a great deal of frustration for the Owls. Temple guard Shawn Alston might have gone a bit overboard in showing it. With less than a minute to play, UNC’s Brice Johnson threw down a put-back slam off of a Joel Berry missed jumper. Alston took offense...
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Meeks scores 25 as No. 1 North Carolina beats Temple 91-67

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Kennedy Meeks had 25 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 1 North Carolina launch a season of lofty expectations with a 91-67 win over Temple on Friday night. Brice Johnson contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Nate Britt scored 15 for the Tar Heels, who took control late in the first half in the opener of the Veterans Classic, a doubleheader at the U.S...
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No. 1 Tar Heels tweaking backcourt lineup for Temple opener

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Everything was set up perfectly for No. 1 North Carolina to start with a flurry - until senior Marcus Paige suffered a freak injury when his right hand got tangled in a teammate's jersey during practice. Now the Tar Heels are juggling their backcourt rotation entering Friday's opener against Temple, aiming to make up for the multi-week loss of the Atlantic...
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NCAAB 2015-16: ACC Conference Preview

This week leading up to another season of College Basketball, we’ll take a look at the ACC, Big Ten, PAC 12, Big East, and SEC all before tip-off Friday night. But there will be plenty more to come after that, so stick around. In the meantime, we begin with a look at the ACC Predicted Order of Finish 1. UNC Another year in Chapel Hill: Given their history, you’d expect every...
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Arizona ranked 12th in AP preseason basketball rankings

Arizona, which lost four of five starters from a team that fell one basket short of the Final Four, is ranked 12th in the Associated Press preseason poll. North Carolina, which returns four starters and nine of its 10 top scorers from the team that reached the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament, is No. 1 for a record ninth time. The Tar Heels received 35 first-place votes from the...
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Veteran North Carolina aims to end where it starts: at No. 1

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina sits alone at the top, both of the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll and on the all-time list of teams with the most preseason No. 1 rankings. The Tar Heels are determined to be there in April, too. With nine of its top 10 scorers back, UNC enters the 2015-16 season at No. 1 for a record ninth time in AP preseason poll history, breaking...
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Seminoles Picked to Finish Sixth in ACC

Wednesday October 29, 2015Courtesy of TheACC.comLINK: NORTH CAROLINA PICKED AS 2015-16 ACC BASKETBALL PRESEASON FAVORITE Paige, Brogdon voted Preseason Co-Players of Year; Ingram tabbed for Rookie honor CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( – North Carolina will enter the 2015-16 season as the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite, according to a vote of media in attendance at the league...
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North Carolina preview capsule

North Carolina preview capsule By The Associated Press= North Carolina Last season: 26-12, lost in NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. Nickname: Tar Heels. Coach: Roy Williams. Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference. Key returners: Seniors Marcus Paige (14.1 points) and Brice Johnson (12.9) were all-ACC picks a year ago, while junior forward Kennedy Meeks and sophomore Justin Jackson give the...
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Kentucky, North Carolina tied for first in preseason coaches poll

Kentucky and North Carolina share the top spot in the preseason coaches poll Peyton Williams Peyton WilliamsKentucky and North Carolina share the top spot in the USA Today preseason coaches poll, which was released on Thursday afternoon.The Wildcats sent seven to the NBA Draft last spring, but John Calipari does bring back sophomore point guard Tyler Ulis and reserve forward Marcus...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

UNC's Brice Johnson still working to meet Williams' demands

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Brice Johnson can chuckle about it now. North Carolina's lean 6-foot-10 senior has come out of so many games feeling good about how he snagged rebounds in traffic, ran the floor and showed off that oh-so-soft shooting touch in the paint - only to have coach Roy Williams break down film showing the mistakes that prevented his good game from being great. ''I...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

A Carolina Comeback?

After winning the 2009 National Championship game, the North Carolina Tar Heels looked poised to become college basketball's next great dynasty. The title marked the second national championship captured by Roy Williams in his six years at the helm of North Carolina, a tenure that also included a trip to the Elite Eight, another Final Four, and two Conference championships. With...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: North Carolina’s Trio Of Seniors Had A Photo Shoot On The Quad

The North Carolina basketball team is busy preparing for its 2015-16 campaign. And for one group of players, their last shot at a title. After losing a close one to Wisconsin last year in the Sweet 16, seniors Joel James, Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige are ready to lead the Tar Heels on another run. But before things get serious, they took to the quad to have a little fun with a...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

UNC, Northern Iowa agree to begin 3-year series

While North Carolina deals with the recent NCAA Notice of Allegations, Roy Williams continues to fill out his schedule for the upcoming season. The Tar Heels have reached an agreement with Northern Iowa to begin a 3-year series this upcoming season. UNC is returning a majority of their roster, including Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson, Kennedy Meeks, Joel Berry II, Nate Britt, Isaiah...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: UNC’s Players Pranked Each Other With Fake Snakes

Most people in this world – even the ones who are big and strong enough to play D-1 college athletics – are scared of snakes. We were reminded of that fact again this week. A few of North Carolina’s players decided to play a prank on their teammates by placing fake snakes throughout the locker room. Brice Johnson appears to have gotten both Marcus Paige and Joel Berry in separate...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

UNC’s Brice Johnson Pranks Teammates With Fake Snake

“Snakes…why did it have to be snakes?” That line from cinematic classic Raiders of the Lost Ark rang true in Chapel Hill recently, as Tar Heels forward Brice Johnson managed to get a very real-looking rubber snake into the team’s locker room. Of course, hilarity ensued. Bleacher Report’s Kyle Newport reported the pranking, which Johnson posted both on his Instagram and...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

UNC’s Locker Room Isn’t the Place to Be If You Hate Snakes

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I have a serious snake phobia. Like, I can’t even look at one on screen without freaking out and having some sort of lingering trauma throughout the day. This is why I’m so not cool with North Carolina basketball players pranking each other with snakes. Granted, they used a fake snake, but still… So to Marcus Paige...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Veterans Classic Field is set: UNC, Florida, Temple, Navy

The beginning of the College Hoops season always begins on the Friday of Veterans Day weekend and for the second straight season the Veterans Classic will be the home for basketball junkies. Last season Michigan State, VCU, Tennessee and the host, Navy, were featured but this year it will be even better as potential preseason top-5 North Carolina, Florida and Temple will compete...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Brice Johnson Will Return To UNC For Senior Season

Brice Johnson announced his intentions to return for his senior season at North Carolina, according to Inside Carolina.  Mock NBA drafts had Johnson going early 2nd round. Brice Johnson will return to North Carolina for his senior season | Story: — Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) April 6, 2015 Johnson averaged nearly 13 ppg and 8...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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