North Carolina Rumors & News

  • 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

  • North Carolina shouldn't give up on series vs. Kentucky due to ACC adding games

    CBS Sports "Kentucky and North Carolina represent the pinnacle of college basketball and the rivalry between the Wildcats and the Tar Heels is so well-worn, there is an extensive Wikipedia page dedicated to its history. It is undeniably beneficial to college basketball to have these two juggernauts clash..." August 26

  • Coby White Jumps on Offer, Commits to UNC Basketball

    Scout "Coby White didn’t waste any time. Just three days after Roy Williams offered the 2018 prospect a scholarship, White accepted and verbally committed to UNC. He chose the Tar Heels over early offers from Virginia, Iowa State, Tennessee, Clemson and Wake Forest. White, a 6-4 guard from Wilson..." July 29

  • Mike Krzyzewski, North Carolina coaches condemn 'embarrassing' HB2 bill

    USA Today "As Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski prepares to take the U.S. men's national basketball team to the Rio Olympics, his thoughts turned this week to his home of North Carolina and the controversial anti-LGBT law that was passed in March. “It’s an embarrassing bill,” Krzyzewski told USA TODAY Sports...." July 21

  • 3-star SG Andrew Platek commits to North Carolina

    Today's U "After North Carolina coach Roy Williams showed class of 2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek plenty of love this spring and summer, the 3-star recruit finally decided to become a Tar Heel on Monday. Platek took to Twitter to announce that he was verbally committing to North..." July 19

  • Roy Williams on knee pain: ‘It’s going to be better’

    College Basketball Talk "Heading into this offseason, one of the major talking points regarding some of the biggest programs in the country was that North Carolina head coach Roy Williams may have coached his last college basketball game. Between the NCAA investigation looming over the head of his program and the knee..." July 05