North Carolina Rumors & News

  • UNC survives vs. Arkansas, advances to Sweet 16

    The Sports Xchange "GREENVILLE, S.C. -- North Carolina saw its season flash before its collective eyes, and the Tar Heels did everything they could to make sure they would play another day. Top-seeded North Carolina scored the final 12 points to beat eighth-seeded Arkansas 72-65 and avoid an upset Sunday night..." March 19

  • North Carolina romps over Texas Southern

    The Sports Xchange "GREENVILLE, S.C. -- North Carolina found the ideal way to go through a first-round game of the NCAA Tournament. It came with a revived shooting touch from swingman Justin Jackson. Jackson, who struggled with perimeter shooting the past few weeks, broke out by scoring 19 of his 21 points..." March 17

  • Duke takes down UNC in ACC semis

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The potential weariness of playing three games in three days this late in the season didn't stop No. 14 Duke from staging a dramatic second-half comeback against No. 6 and top-seeded North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament on Friday. The fifth-seeded Blue Devils..." March 10

  • Hicks, No. 6 North Carolina breeze past Miami

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The value of having four days off before starting its quest for its 19th ACC tournament title was evident for top-seeded North Carolina in its quarterfinal matchup with Miami on Thursday. The sixth-ranked Tar Heels (27-6) were well rested and their fresh legs were the difference..." March 09

  • Michael Jordan: "The Ceiling is the Roof"

    The Big Lead "Michael Jordan addressed fans during Saturday night’s Duke-North Carolina game. He was announcing a partnership between his Jordan brand and the Tar Heels football program. His speech was short and sweet — and perhaps more memorable than he intended it to be — thanks to one incredible turn of..." March 05

  • No. 5 North Carolina rebuffs No. 17 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The only way for No. 5 North Carolina to find real joy at the end of the regular season was to finish with pizzazz. Joel Berry II scored 28 points and North Carolina pulled away in the final minutes to defeat No. 17 Duke 90-83 in another riveting clash between the ACC..." March 04

  • No. 23 Virginia's defense shuts down No. 5 UNC

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When North Carolina scored just 45 points in a 12-point loss at No. 2 Syracuse three years ago, many thought it was one of the worst offensive performances in school history, and definitely in the Roy Williams era. On Monday night, the Tar Heels fell victim again on..." February 27

  • No. 8 North Carolina rolls over Pittsburgh

    The Sports Xchange "Justin Jackson was a liability last season whenever he decided to hoist a shot from 3-point range. The junior forward now rates as a huge asset for North Carolina when he squares up for the long-range blast. Jackson continued his improved marksmanship on Saturday when he scored 23..." February 25

  • No. 8 UNC tops No. 7 Louisville, increases ACC lead

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- It took time for No. 8 North Carolina to click Wednesday night, but the reward was significant. The Tar Heels own a stranglehold on first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference after pulling away for a 74-63 victory against No. 7 Louisville at the Smith Center. "I..." February 23

  • Jackson, No. 10 North Carolina dominate No. 14 Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina appeared to steal some of Virginia's game plan, turning an expected showdown into a romp Saturday night. It's often Virginia that stumps opponents with defense, but this time it was the Tar Heels. Justin Jackson scored 20 points and No. 10 North..." February 18

  • NC State fires Mark Gottfried, but will let him finish season

    The Spun "Mark Gottfried is out at NC State, but will coach the rest of the season, according to a report by WRAL’s Jeff Gravley. Earlier this week, multiple reports emerged that Gottfried would be fired following the season, and that NC State is already looking for his replacement. According to Gravley,..." February 16

  • North Carolina's Kenny Williams likely out for season with knee injury

    Raleigh News & Observer "The news wasn't all good for North Carolina on Wednesday after its 97-73 victory at N.C. State. Afterward, Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said that Kenny Williams, the sophomore guard who has started 22 games this season, has likely been lost for the season. Kenny Williams suffered a right knee..." February 16

  • No. 10 North Carolina blows by N.C. State

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina went to a familiar formula by showcasing its inside strength, and that was too much for North Carolina State. Joel Berry scored 18 points as No. 10 North Carolina pounded rival N.C. State for the second time this season, winning 97-73 on Wednesday night at..." February 15

  • No. 18 Duke outlasts No. 8 North Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- With the spotlight shining on him again because of good play, Duke guard Grayson Allen showed more signs of regaining a comfort level. He picked a big stage to do so. Allen scored 25 points and No. 18 Duke defeated No. 8 North Carolina 86-78 in a back-and-forth battle..." February 09

  • No. 12 North Carolina stops No. 20 Notre Dame in relocated game

    The Sports Xchange "GREENSBORO, N.C. -- With numerous offensive options, No. 12 North Carolina can keep opponents guessing, but junior guard Joel Berry often is a clutch player regardless of the circumstances. Berry made a key jumper to stem No. 20 Notre Dame's late-game momentum as the Tar Heels secured an..." February 05

  • No. 12 UNC outlasts last-placed Pitt

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Because it had to dig a little deeper to fend off an upset-minded opponent, No. 12 North Carolina found some satisfaction in Tuesday night's game. "Every night, it doesn't matter who you play," North Carolina forward Isaiah Hicks said. "You have to be tough down at the..." January 31

  • Brown helps Miami knock off No. 9 North Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Who saw this coming? After losing by double digits at Wake Forest and Duke and barely hanging on for a one-point win over Boston College upon returning home, Miami responded in a big way Saturday afternoon with a 77-62 win over ninth-ranked North Carolina, saddling the..." January 28

  • Enes Kanter Offers Sage Advice To Roy Williams After UNC Coach Attacks Chair

    NESN "Sometimes, the best advice comes from the places you’d least expect. But we probably should’ve seen this coming. North Carolina coach Roy Williams was not in a pleasant mood Saturday afternoon after his Tar Heels fell behind early to Miami, and he vented by taking his anger out on a..." January 28

  • North Carolina's Pinson leaves game with ankle injury

    Fanrag Sports "North Carolina Tar Heels forward Theo Pinson left Thursday’s game against Virginia Tech after he rolled his right ankle. He did not return to the game as a precaution. North Carolina will visit Miami on Saturday. Pinson was 2-for-2 from the field and 1-of-1 with five points at the foul line..." January 27

  • Jackson shoots No. 9 North Carolina past Virginia Tech

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The big advantage in size came in handy for No. 9 North Carolina on Thursday night, but the Tar Heels had a chance to showcase their shooting touch as well. Justin Jackson scored 26 points as North Carolina used sharp outside shooting and dominance in the lane to pound..." January 26

  • No. 9 North Carolina overcomes Bowman's 33 to beat BC

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Ky Bowman nearly pulled another fast one on North Carolina. The Havelock, N.C., native was once a verbal commit to play football in Chapel Hill but later backed out to pursue his dream of playing basketball. On Saturday, the hometown-turned Boston College star nearly derailed..." January 21

  • Roy Williams reaches historic mark only 10 other coaches have hit

    Fox Sports "No. 9 North Carolina didn’t just pick up its 17th win of the season on Monday night in a 85-68 victory over Syracuse, they also picked up a bit of history. With the win, Tar Heels’ coach Roy Williams became just the 11th coach in Division I men’s basketball history to pick up his 800th career..." January 17

  • Williams gains 800th win as No. 9 UNC jolts Syracuse

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- On the way to securing victory No. 800 as a college coach, North Carolina's Roy Williams liked one in particular. "It was never a dream of mine to win 800 games," Williams said after the ninth-ranked Tar Heels defeated Syracuse 85-68 on Monday night. "But it was a dream..." January 16

  • No. 11 North Carolina halts FSU's 12-game streak

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina used a few lineup combinations that coach Roy Williams never envisioned Saturday afternoon. He liked how those turned out as the No. 11 Tar Heels defeated No. 9 Florida State 96-83 at the Smith Center. "Some weird lineups out there," Williams said...." January 14

  • North Carolina's Bradley out indefinitely due to concussion

    Raleigh News & Observer "North Carolina freshman forward Tony Bradley won't play against Florida State on Saturday after suffering a concussion in a victory against Wake Forest on Saturday. UNC in a tweet on Friday morning confirmed that Bradley endured a concussion after falling and hitting his head, hard, against..." January 13

  • UNC survives scare from Wake Forest

    The Sports Xchange "WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- North Carolina is going to have to find various ways to win and the No. 11 Tar Heels achieved that in somewhat scary fashion Wednesday night. Justin Jackson scored 19 points as North Carolina survived a big comeback from Wake Forest to claim a 93-87 victory at Lawrence..." January 11

  • No. 14 North Carolina demolishes North Carolina State

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- A few shots fell and then it was like an avalanche for No. 14 North Carolina on Sunday afternoon. There was no stopping the Tar Heels. Justin Jackson scored 21 points and Joel Berry pumped in 19 as North Carolina, which built a huge early lead, blew out visiting..." January 08

  • Roy Williams, Brad Brownell Have Heated Exchange In Postgame Handshake Line

    The Spun "The North Carolina and Clemson coaches had a fiery discussion post-game. Clemson took No. 14 North Carolina to overtime tonight, but ultimately fell to the Tar Heels, 89-86. In the handshake line following the game, Clemson head coach Brad Brownell appeared to have some heated words for his..." January 04

  • Berry rescues No. 14 North Carolina against Clemson

    The Sports Xchange "CLEMSON, S.C. -- Joel Berry II put himself in North Carolina coach Roy Williams' doghouse by committing five turnovers Tuesday night. But the junior guard dug himself by scoring a career-high 31 points, including 23 in the second half, as No. 14 North Carolina rallied to defeat unranked..." January 03

  • Georgia Tech stuns No. 9 North Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- After freshman Josh Okogie scored only five points in a near loss to North Carolina A&T in Georgia Tech's previous game, Yellow Jackets coach Josh Pastner had a heart-to-heart talk with Okogie. The coach challenged him to play harder and with more consistency now that the ACC schedule..." December 31

  • No. 9 North Carolina pounds Monmouth

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina did enough good things to make it through another victory and now the No. 9 Tar Heels are bracing for a more difficult stretch when Atlantic Coast Conference play begins. Justin Jackson scored 17 of his 28 points in the first half as North Carolina..." December 28

  • Amended allegations could put UNC's 2005, 2009 national titles in jeopardy

    CBS Sports "The University of North Carolina released its third notice of allegations -- officially, the "seconded amended" notice of allegations -- on Wednesday, as the NCAA beefed up its case against the athletic department, putting the mention of football and men's basketball back in the spotlight for its..." December 22

  • No. 8 UNC manhandles Northern Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Coach Roy Williams checked one off his holiday list a few days before Christmas because of the way his North Carolina team played in the second half Wednesday night. "My Christmas wish at halftime was to play better defense, and I think we did," Williams said after an..." December 21

  • NCAA Issues UNC New ANOA

    Scout "North Carolina has received another notice of allegations from the NCAA, according to multiple sources close to the situation. This new notice - the third notice of allegations in the case - could be announced as soon as this week. Sources confirm this new version reinstates aspects of the..." December 21

  • Monk scores 47 to lead No. 6 Kentucky past No. 7 North Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS – Kentucky freshman guard Malik Monk hesitated before making the go-ahead 3-pointer with 22 seconds left in the 103-100 victory for the sixth-ranked Wildcats over No. 7 North Carolina on Saturday. He said he heard his coach, John Calipari, yelling amid the noise of the 19,298 at..." December 17

  • No. 7 UNC squeaks past Tennessee

    The Sports Xchange "North Carolina coach Roy Williams felt miserable about the way his team played against Tennessee, but he liked being lucky in the end. North Carolina freshman center Tony Bradley blocked Tennessee freshman guard Lamonte Turner's attempt for the game-tying basket in the final seconds and the..." December 11

  • North Carolina withstands challenge from Davidson

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The final score aside, No. 7 North Carolina didn't like the looks of its Wednesday night game against Davidson. It took a career-best 27 points from junior swingman Justin Jackson to keep the Tar Heels in the lead in an 83-74 victory at the Smith Center. "It has..." December 08

  • No. 3 North Carolina romps over Radford

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Sophomore guard Kenny Williams hasn't had a lot of great shooting games in parts of two seasons with North Carolina. That changed Sunday afternoon. "I've been waiting a year and a half for a game like that," said Williams, who scored a career-high 19 points as No...." December 04

  • No. 13 Indiana holds off No. 3 North Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- They've made a habit of knocking off top-three teams in recent years, but the Indiana Hoosiers had to learn a lesson in togetherness before their latest eyebrow-raising triumph. Eight days ago, they were the guys ranked third and undefeated. They were confident and..." December 01

  • No. 4 Tar Heels pull away from Badgers to win Maui

    The Sports Xchange "National championships are won in March -- not in Maui -- but No. 4 North Carolina made an early statement with a 71-56 victory over No. 16 Wisconsin in the championship game of the Maui Invitational on Wednesday night at the Lahaina Civic Center. Tournament MVP Joel Berry II scored 22..." November 24

  • Berry leads Tar Heels to Maui final

    The Sports Xchange "Joel Berry II turned in a stellar performance to help No. 4 North Carolina avenge a very old loss with a resounding 107-75 victory over Oklahoma State in a Maui Invitational semifinal game Tuesday night at Lahaina Civic Center in Lahaina, Hawaii. Berry recorded 24 points, five rebounds, four..." November 23

  • No. 4 North Carolina routs Chaminade in Maui

    The Sports Xchange "Isaiah Hicks scored 22 points and Kennedy Meeks recorded a double-double, helping high-flying North Carolina soar past Chaminade 104-61 in the first round of the Maui Invitational on Monday night at the Lahaina Civic Center in Lahaina, Hawaii. Meeks had 20 points and 10 rebounds for..." November 22

  • No. 5 North Carolina outlasts Hawaii

    The Sports Xchange "Isaiah Hicks scored 16 points, helping No. 5 North Carolina start its tour of the Hawaiian Islands with an 83-68 victory over Hawaii late Friday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Nate Britt and Kennedy Meeks scored 13 points apiece and Justin Jackson added 11 for North Carolina..." November 19

  • No. 5 UNC buries Long Beach State

    The Sports Xchange "North Carolina coach Roy Williams was ready with reminders Tuesday night about how well Joel Berry played last season down the stretch. Berry appears to ready to show that he's even better now. The junior guard scored 23 points and fifth-ranked North Carolina, which let its defense do..." November 15

  • No. 6 UNC cruises past Chattanooga

    The Sports Xchange "There was plenty that looked good for North Carolina in another successful home opener. Guard Joel Berry scored 18 points, and freshman post player Tony Bradley supplied a sampling of possible things to come as the sixth-ranked Tar Heels blitzed the Chattanooga Mocs 97-57 on Sunday in a Maui..." November 13

  • Jackson, No. 6 UNC top Tulane by 20

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- No. 6 North Carolina's 95-75 season-opening victory over Tulane on Friday night -- sparked by Justin Jackson's career-high 27 points and Joel Berry's career-high 23 -- was a nearly perfect tuneup for what coach Roy Williams hopes will be a magical season. The game also marked..." November 12

  • UNC’s Theo Pinson out another 8-12 weeks

    Fanrag Sports "North Carolina Tar Heels guard Theo Pinson is expected to be out another 8-12 weeks with a stress fracture, a school spokesman told FanRag Sports on Thursday morning. The 6-6 junior is recovering from an injury suffered during the preseason. Pinson was expected to be a starter for the Tar..." November 10

  • UNC's Theo Pinson Out Indefinitely With A Fractured Right Foot "University of North Carolina junior swingman Theo Pinson will be out indefinitely after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. Pinson suffered the injury in practice earlier this week. A treatment plan for the injury is currently being reviewed and there is no schedule for his..." October 21

  • UNC coach Roy Williams on Colin Kaepernick's protest: 'I think he's correct'

    CBS Sports "Colin Kaepernick's form of protest during the national anthem has created one of the most interesting and polarizing national debates -- inside and outside of sports commentary -- in America in 2016. The effects of Kaepernick's actions have spread throughout the sports world, recently..." October 13

  • UNC lands four-star center Brandon Huffman

    Today's U "The University of North Carolina men’s basketball team received a verbal commitment from center Brandon Huffman on Monday afternoon. His AAU program announced the prospect’s intentions to become a Tar Heel. Huffman is a 6-9, 230-pound center out of Raleigh Word of God in North Carolina and is..." September 27

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