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  • North Carolina Tar Heels add 3-point shooting big man Brady Manek from Oklahoma Sooners

    247 Sports "Former Oklahoma forward Brady Manek has signed a scholarship agreement to play for North Carolina next season, the school announced on Thursday. Manek announced his transfer to UNC last Friday. He will have one season of eligibility due to the NCAA granting every athlete an extra..." April 22

  • Oklahoma men's basketball transfer Brady Manek commits to North Carolina

    The Athletic "Former Oklahoma forward Brady Manek has committed to North Carolina, he announced on social media Friday. Manek, who ranked No. 19 on The Athletic's list of available players, averaged 10.8 points and 5.0 rebounds during his senior season with the Sooners. His numbers dipped..." April 16

  • Hubert Davis turns to former North Carolina basketball players to fill out coaching staff

    ESPN "Hubert Davis' coaching staff at North Carolina has a familiar ring to it. For the first time in UNC men's basketball history, the head coach and the three top assistants are all former players for the Tar Heels. Davis, who replaced Roy Williams after the Hall of..." April 15

  • Cincy Hiring UNCG HC Wes Miller

    CBS Sports "Less than a week removed from firing John Brannen, Cincinnati has picked its next coach: UNC Greensboro's Wes Miller. Sources told CBS Sports that Miller, regarded as one of the rising stars in the industry, has agreed in principle with Cincinnati to take over its men's..." April 14

  • Former 5-star Walker Kessler commits to Auburn

    The Auburn Plainsman "Bruce Pearl reeled in a big fish on Monday with the commitment of former 5-star forward Walker Kessler. Kessler announced the news in an Instagram post. The former North Carolina forward announced he was entering the transfer portal on March 22, after spending his freshman season with..." April 12

  • Ex-NFL RB Larry Johnson On New UNC Coach Hubert Davis Saying He’s Proud To Have White Wife

    Black Sports Online "New UNC head coach went Sage Steele by randomly telling people during his introductory press conference that he was proud to have a white wife. It was just an odd comment and one that truly didn’t need to be said since no one asked him about his spouse. It went viral..." April 12

  • North Carolina lands Virginia transfer Justin McKoy

    Sportsnaut "New North Carolina coach Hubert Davis got the first commitment of his tenure, landing transfer Justin McKoy from Atlantic Coast Conference rival Virginia. McKoy announced his transfer Saturday on social media. The commitment to the Tar Heels sends McKoy back home. He..." April 10

  • UNC's Garrison Brooks enters transfer portal

    The Athletic "North Carolina center Garrison Brooks has entered the transfer portal, The Athletic confirmed Friday evening. Brooks (6-foot-10, 240 pounds), an All-ACC selection as a junior and the preseason player of the year in the conference in 2020-21, averaged 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.4..." April 10

  • Tar Heels pin their hopes on Hubert Davis to replicate success of his mentors

    The Athletic "It was so small — barely the size of a quarter. And subtle, too. So subtle that, were you not attuned to a certain suit’s left lapel, you easily could’ve missed it. But why, after all, would you have fixated on any suit in the first place? Dozens of former North..." April 07

  • Roy Williams sends wonderful message about Hubert Davis taking over UNC

    Yardbarker "Roy Williams shared a wonderful message on Tuesday as Hubert Davis was introduced as the new head coach at North Carolina. Davis, a former Tar Heels player, served on Williams’ staff as an assistant coach since 2012. Williams is delighted to pass the program along to..." April 06

  • North Carolina hires Hubert Davis as new basketball coach

    ESPN "North Carolina has promoted longtime assistant Hubert Davis to replace Roy Williams as the Tar Heels' new head basketball coach, the school announced Monday. Davis has been an assistant coach under Williams for the past nine seasons in Chapel Hill and was one of the favorites..." April 05

  • Six coaches who could replace Roy Williams at North Carolina

    USA Today "Roy Williams announced his retirement on Thursday ahead of the men's Final Four. The 70-year old leaves college basketball as the sport's third winningest coach of all-time from storied tenures at North Carolina and Kansas  – 33 seasons altogether that included..." April 01

  • North Carolina head coach Roy Williams to retire after 48 seasons

    247 Sports " North Carolina Hall of Fame head coach Roy Williams is retiring after 48 seasons of coaching, sources tell 247Sports. Williams spent 18 seasons in Chapel Hill racking up a record of 485-163, with a career record of 903-264 in 33 seasons at the helm. " April 01

  • Walker Kessler transferring from North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team after one season

    ESPN "Former five-star recruit Walker Kessler announced Monday he's transferring from North Carolina after one season. Kessler released a statement on Twitter. "While this season did not go as planned for our entire basketball community, the..." March 22

  • Roy Williams moves past Bob Knight for 3rd-most men's D-I wins by HC

    The Score "North Carolina's 81-73 victory over Virginia Tech in Thursday's ACC Tournament quarterfinals moved Roy Williams past Bob Knight for the third-most men's D-I head coaching wins. The legendary Tar Heels head coach trails only Duke's Mike..." March 12

  • Bubble Watch and beyond: Five dangerous teams

    CBS Sports "The NCAA Tournament bubble undoubtedly carries a negative connotation because it implies a team is narrowly in the projected field of 68, or narrowly out of it, most often because it has not accumulated a resume deemed wholly worthy of March Madness inclusion. Factually, this is..." March 09

  • Did UCLA really turn down Michael Jordan?

    Yahoo! Sports "Eleven minutes into ESPN’s broadcast of last month’s UCLA-Arizona game, college basketball’s most tangent-prone analyst steered the conversation in an unexpected direction. Bill Walton told an outrageous tale of his alma mater declining to recruit the..." March 03

  • Roy Williams becomes 5th men's college basketball coach to reach 900 wins

    Yahoo! Sports "Roy Williams is one of the great coaches in basketball history, and now belongs to a club exclusive enough to say as much. The North Carolina head coach notched the 900th win of his career on Saturday with a 78-70 upset win over No. 11 Florida State. Williams is the fifth men's..." February 28

  • Roy Williams has hilarious response to question about UNC’s decision to schedule Marquette

    Awful Announcing "The North Carolina Tar Heels and Marquette Golden Eagles recently announced the scheduling of a nonconference basketball game for Wednesday in Chapel Hill. It was a decision that left many people confused, with North Carolina a bubble team (entered Wednesday 33rd in the NET rankings) that..." February 25

  • Why UNC scheduled a midweek game against Northeastern

    CBS Sports "In the heart of its ACC schedule and in the throes of a battle to build a résumé worthy of an at-large NCAA Tournament bid, North Carolina on Monday morning sent out a tweet that reeked of desperation. "We're looking for a home game this week (February..." February 17

  • UNC's Roy Williams on players' maskless post-Duke celebration: 'Let’s not make it out like we charged the Capitol'

    Sporting News "Roy Williams has been watching both the news and sports this week. Speaking to reporters Friday in advance of North Carolina’s important game against ACC leader Virginia, Williams indicated that he has been displeased with how the Tar Heels have been portrayed for their behavior..." February 13

  • UNC's Armando Bacot Received Death Threats After Partying Video, Says Mother

    Bleacher Report "Christie Lomax, the mother of North Carolina men's basketball player Armando Bacot, said her son has been receiving death threats after video of Tar Heels players partying without masks surfaced this week. "It brings me great concern that there have been threats toward..." February 09

  • UNC players apologize for maskless party

    The Score "Members of North Carolina's men's basketball team issued an apology Tuesday for a weekend gathering in which a video leaked of maskless players celebrating. "A number of players and managers - not just the ones shown in the video that was seen - got..." February 09

  • UNC-Miami game postponed over COVID-19 concerns

    CBS Sports "Monday night's ACC matchup between North Carolina and Miami was abruptly postponed just two hours before tipoff Monday evening when video of two UNC players partying maskless Saturday surfaced following the team's win over rival Duke on Saturday, a source confirmed..." February 08

  • Duke, UNC enter college basketball's greatest rivalry unranked

    USA Today "Duke and North Carolina.  There's really no further explanation needed. It's the greatest rivalry in college basketball and maybe all of sports, but Saturday's game at Cameron Indoor Stadium — the 253rd meeting in the series — lacks its..." February 06

  • Roy Williams Says Teams Opting Out of the ACC Tournament 'Quit'

    The Big Lead "Roy Williams spoke with the media on a video call on Monday. Williams was asked about teams opting out of the ACC Tournament and the possibility of the tournament being canceled altogether. Williams responded by calling anyone who opts out a quitter. You know what opting out means? It..." February 01

  • DJ Funderburk Was Thrown Up on In the N.C. State Opener

    The Big Lead "The North Carolina State Wolfpack beat the Charleston Southern Buccaneers on college basketball's opening night, 95-61. NC State senior forward DJ Funderburk had 10 points and two rebounds in 21 minutes. He was also thrown up on. Funderburk's reaction really says it all:..." November 27

  • Kansas, Kentucky, UNC, Duke Shut out of NBA Lottery for 1st Time Since 2000

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 NBA Draft has turned out to be more historic than previously expected.   For the first team in two decades, neither Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina nor Duke produced a lottery pick. " November 19

  • Ranking the five toughest games for Duke this season

    CBS Sports "Duke lost 70% of its total scoring, 66% of its rebounding and 65% of its total assists from last season's 25-win team. So replacing that production -- and specifically, replacing the star players who led that production -- is as tall a task for any program in the ACC this..." November 11