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Miami falters in second half, falls at home to No. 15 North Carolina

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. Miami Hurricanes 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...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami falters in second half, falls at home to No. 15 North Carolina

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. Miami Hurricanes 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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Georgia Tech-North Carolina Preview

(AP) - Little has gone right for No. 15 North Carolina of late. The Tar Heels have lost four of five after sitting near the ACC lead in late January. They've twice blown double-digit leads when on the verge of winning on the road against highly ranked opponents - including their fiercest rival. They haven't consistently defended well and are having trouble getting star guard Marcus...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 15 Tar Heels try to regroup after 4th loss in 5 games

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Little has gone right for No. 15 North Carolina of late. The Tar Heels have lost four of five after sitting near the Atlantic Coast Conference lead in late January. They've twice blown double-digit leads when on the verge of winning on the road against highly ranked opponents - including their fiercest rival. They haven't consistently defended well and are having...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: No. 15 North Carolina falls at No. 4 Duke in overtime thriller

DURHAM, N.C. -- When a game like the Carolina-Duke game is hyped as much as this one is, it's almost always impossible to live up to. And of course, it doesn't always. But this time, it not only lived up to the hype -- it exceeded it, and was one of the better games of the college basketball season so far. No. 15 North Carolina (18-8, 8-5 ACC) erased a deficit, took a 10-point lead...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
10 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
10 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: North Carolina F J.P. Tokoto Brought A Giant Teddy Bear Named “Gerry” To His Press Conference This Afternoon

Press conferences can be boring, especially when they occur before or after a practice. Sometimes, there’s just not much to talk about.  J.P. Tokoto decided to spice up his session with the media Friday afternoon. The North Carolina forward brought a giant teddy bear to his press conference in Chapel Hill.  We’re not really sure why he brought it, but it made for some pretty...
Via College Spun
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina-Wake Forest Preview

Coming off a sloppy victory, coach Roy Williams wants North Carolina totally prepared to avoid losing at Wake Forest for a season straight season. In the process, the No. 15 Tar Heels can improve to 3-0 on the road in the ACC for the first time in seven seasons Wednesday night. Though North Carolina (14-4, 4-1) has won three in a row and eight of nine, Williams was irritated after...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 15 North Carolina sloppy, but victorious vs. Virginia Tech

  North Carolina kept giving the ball away and didn't get much scoring from its best player. Still, the No. 15 Tar Heels did plenty to beat struggling Virginia Tech by double figures. North Carolina held on for a sloppy 68-53 victory over the Hokies on Sunday night behind 16 points from Justin Jackson. ''Sometimes you've got to win ugly to have a really good year,'' coach Roy Williams...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Court Vision: No. 15 North Carolina edges NC State in yet another thriller

RALEIGH, N.C. -- No. 15 North Carolina (13-4, 3-1 ACC) had to fight off a stiff challenge from a red-hot NC State team, but they ultimately did just that, winning 81-79 in their third straight close game. NC State dropped to 12-6 and 3-2 in league play, but emerged from a three-game stretch against ranked teams 1-2 with a big win over Duke, a close-ish game at Virginia and a hard...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Tokoto stars as No. 19 North Carolina gets past William & Mary

  J.P. Tokoto matched a season high with 19 points and added 10 rebounds, and No. 19 North Carolina beat William & Mary 86-64 on Tuesday night. Marcus Paige scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and Nate Britt had 11 with two key 3-pointers down the stretch for the Tar Heels (10-3). They never trailed and led by 25 but overcame a late rally by the Tribe (6-5) and a technical...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tokoto leads No. 19 North Carolina past Tribe, 86-64

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) J.P. Tokoto matched a season high with 19 points and added 10 rebounds, and No. 19 North Carolina beat William & Mary 86-64 on Tuesday night. Marcus Paige scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and Nate Britt had 11 with two key 3-pointers down the stretch for the Tar Heels (10-3). They never trailed and led by 25 but overcame a late rally by the...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: UNC’s J.P. Tokoto threw down a big dunk in traffic against UAB

This was one of the top highlights from Saturday night as North Carolina rolled over UAB and in the process J.P. Tokoto made this great dunk….
Via The Student Section
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: UNC’s J.P. Tokoto threw down a big dunk in traffic against UAB

This was one of the top highlights from Saturday night as North Carolina rolled over UAB and in the process J.P. Tokoto made this great dunk….
Via Bloguin Best
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brice Johnson leads No. 12 Tar Heels past East Carolina

  Brice Johnson had 19 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to help No. 12 North Carolina beat East Carolina 108-64 on Sunday. J.P. Tokoto also scored 19 points for the Tar Heels (6-2), who shot a season-best 60 percent from the floor. Kennedy Meeks added 12 points and Nate Britt finished with 10. Terry Whisnant scored 15 points for East Carolina (4-5), which shot 33 percent from...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson leads No. 12 UNC past East Carolina 108-64

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Brice Johnson had 19 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to help No. 12 North Carolina beat East Carolina 108-64 on Sunday. J.P. Tokoto also scored 19 points for the Tar Heels (6-2), who shot a season-best 60 percent from the floor. Kennedy Meeks added 12 points and Nate Britt finished with 10. Terry Whisnant scored 15 points for East Carolina (4-5), which...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

East Carolina-North Carolina Preview

Three weeks into the season, North Carolina coach Roy Williams is questioning his team's toughness, especially on the glass. After being pushed around while losing for the second time in four games, the No. 12 Tar Heels look to toughen up Sunday when former North Carolina guard Jeff Lebo brings East Carolina to the Smith Center. North Carolina (5-2) didn't allow any Iowa player to...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Fifth-ranked Tar Heels jump out to early lead, drop No. 18 Gators

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — The score was 12-0 and North Carolina coach Roy Williams was furious, scowling from his spot on the sideline. And he didn't deny it afterward. ''I was so mad,'' Williams said. ''I was over there ready to pull my gray hair out. I didn't think we were doing a blessed thing right on the defensive end of the floor.'' The scoreboard said otherwise. Even while...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida falls to UNC, finishes 6th in Battle 4 Atlantis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- Kennedy Meeks scored 18 points and tied a career high with 13 rebounds, Marcus Paige added 16 points and No. 5 North Carolina built a big early lead and beat No. 18 Florida 75-64 in the fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis on Friday night. Justin Jackson had 12 points for the Tar Heels (5-1), who scored the first 12 points. J.P. Tokoto and Brice...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 5 Carolina tops No. 18 Florida, 75-64

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Kennedy Meeks scored 18 points and tied a career high with 13 rebounds, Marcus Paige added 16 points and No. 5 North Carolina built a big early lead and beat No. 18 Florida 75-64 in the fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis on Friday night. Justin Jackson had 12 points for the Tar Heels (5-1), who scored the first 12 points. J.P. Tokoto and Brice...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida falls to UNC, finishes 6th in Battle 4 Atlantis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- Kennedy Meeks scored 18 points and tied a career high with 13 rebounds, Marcus Paige added 16 points and No. 5 North Carolina built a big early lead and beat No. 18 Florida 75-64 in the fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis on Friday night. Justin Jackson had 12 points for the Tar Heels (5-1), who scored the first 12 points. J.P. Tokoto and Brice...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 5 UNC rolls past No. 22 UCLA in Bahamas consolation game

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Marcus Paige scored 21 points and had five assists, Justin Jackson scored 12 points and No. 5 North Carolina had little trouble on the way to beating No. 22 UCLA 78-56 on Thursday night in the consolation round of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Isaiah Hicks and J.P. Tokoto each scored 10 points for the Tar Heels (4-1), who closed the first half on a 32-11 run...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 5 Carolina rolls past No. 22 UCLA, 78-56

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Marcus Paige scored 21 points and handed out five assists, Justin Jackson scored 12 points and No. 5 North Carolina had little trouble on the way to beating No. 22 UCLA 78-56 on Thursday night in the consolation round of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Isaiah Hicks and J.P. Tokoto each scored 10 points for the Tar Heels (4-1), who closed the first half on a...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Vine: J.P. Tokoto Shows Off His Impressive Leaping Ability To Finish Awesome Alley-Oop

Few players in college basketball can get up like North Carolina’s J.P. Tokoto, and he really flashed that vertical jump in completing an impressive alley-oop against Davidson. Tokoto receives a nice pass from freshman Justin Jackson on a fast break, and really climbs the latter to finish with an awesome one-handed flush. Enjoy this highlight, Tar Heel fans. North Carolina knocked...
Via College Spun
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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