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  • Film Room: How Ohio State handed North Carolina their worst loss in nearly two decades

    NBC Sports - College Basketball Talk "At this point, no one should be surprised when Chris Holtmann does something smart as a head coach, and I certainly was not surprised to see him find a way to smother North Carolina on the defensive side of the ball on Wednesday night. In a 74-49 win in the Dean Dome, the worst home..." December 07

  • North Carolina Tar Heels' Armando Bacot helped off with ankle injury

    ESPN "North Carolina freshman forward Armando Bacot suffered a left ankle injury and did not return during Wednesday night's 74-49 loss to Ohio State. Bacot came down on an Ohio State defender's foot and appeared to roll his ankle at the 12:48 mark of..." December 05

  • Oregon and North Carolina Game Delayed After Officials Lost the Game Ball

    USA Today "A ranked matchup between the No. 11 Oregon Ducks and the No. 6 North Carolina Tar Heels was delayed late in the second half after officials lost the game ball and had to find and identify the authorized ball before play could continue. " November 29

  • John Calipari, Roy Williams and other coaches team up for anti-cancer TV campaign

    Sporting News - NCAAB "There are not a lot of subjects on which John Calipari, Roy Williams and Jim Boeheim can reach agreement. Each is a member of basketball’s Hall of Fame. Each knows what it’s like to win an NCAA championship. Each has sent players on to become NBA stars. So they’ve got much in..." November 22

  • Cole Anthony is Saving the Tar Heels But Something Has to Change

    12 Up "North Carolina Tar Heels 5-star freshman Cole Anthony is -- through just three games -- nearly doubling the offensive output of any other starter on the UNC roster. While a great story, and enough to keep the Heels undefeated through the easier portion of their slate (despite a..." November 16

  • Cole Anthony sets ACC, UNC records in debut

    CBS Sports "It took North Carolina freshman Cole Anthony just 37 minutes to take an ax to the ACC record books in his college debut Wednesday night. In a 76-65 win for the No. 9 Tar Heels over ACC foe Notre Dame, the first-year point guard turned in 34 points, 11 rebounds and five..." November 07

  • Ranking the 10 best college basketball freshmen ready to make an impact in 2019-20 season

    CBS Sports "We're currently enjoying an exciting era of college basketball. An era in which 18 and 19-year-old freshmen, many of whom are just months removed from attending prom and counting basket weaving as a course credit, can become the face of the sport in a matter of months. Last year, it..." October 23

  • Four-Star Guard R.J. Davis Commits to North Carolina

    247 Sports "Four-star combo guard R.J. Davis verbally committed to North Carolina on Monday morning. “I’m heading to UNC and it felt like it was the right situation for me and my goals that I want to achieve,” Davis told 247Sports. “They are a great school..." October 21

  • Sen. Mitt Romney warns NCAA about compensating athletes: 'We’re coming for you'

    Sporting News "More and more members of Congress are backing a possible legislation that would allow NCAA student-athletes to be compensated. U.S. Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), whose district lies is sandwiched between multiple Division I universities, including to Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State and..." October 17

  • Five-star guard Caleb Love: 'I’m headed to North Carolina'

    247 Sports "Five-star recruit Caleb Love verbally committed to North Carolina on Tuesday, he tells 247Sports. “I’m headed to North Carolina and the reason I picked them was when I went on my visit, it felt like a family culture, from start to finish, from when I got there to..." October 02

  • Five-star center Walker Kessler commits to Tar Heels over offers from Duke, Auburn

    CBS Sports "Five-star Class of 2020 center prospect Walker Kessler committed late Sunday night to Roy Williams and North Carolina, a decision that came on the heels of an official visit this weekend to UNC. Kessler, the No. 15 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite rankings, committed to the Tar..." September 23

  • No. 2 Recruit in 2020 Class Cade Cunningham Reveals Final Five Schools

    SI "Five-star combo guard Cade Cunningham has narrowed his list of schools down to five on Thursday, announcing Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma State and Washington as his final contenders. Cunningham is the No. 2 recruit in the class of 2020, per 247Sports. The 6'6",..." August 02

  • DePaul and Illinois are in the mix to land Young’s DJ Steward

    Chicago Sun-Times "Young’s DJ Steward, the state’s top-ranked player in the Class of 2020, cut his list to eight in a video released on Twitter on Thursday. Steward, a senior guard, is down to DePaul, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, North Carolina and Texas. Kentucky and..." August 01

  • Duke, Kentucky and UNC are recruiting Paolo Banchero, but family ties to Washington make his choice tough

    CBS Sports "When the early session was completed on Sunday, the 70-plus players attending USA Basketball's Junior National Team Minicamp were dismissed for the afternoon -- at which point most of them drifted away from the courts here inside the United States Olympic & Paralympic Training Center,..." July 31

  • Can the Tar Heels best Duke in a battle for Ziaire Williams?

    Tar Heel Blog "Wednesday night, five-star UNC target Ziaire Williams announced that he received a scholarship offer from Duke University The scholarship offer from Coach K and his staff make things really interesting for Roy Williams and his staff, as it creates yet another recruiting battle between..." July 26