North Carolina Tar Heels
Apr 3, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT
Future members of two college basketball blue bloods met at the rim Wednesday night in the 2014 McDonald’s All American Game.
Mar 31, 2014, 12:40 AM EDT
One day after UConn and Notre Dame took care of business two one-seeds fell in the women’s tournament, with South Carolina and Tennessee suffering defeats.
Mar 24, 2014, 10:18 PM EDT
North Carolina sophomore point guard Marcus Paige took to Twitter on Monday night to announce he was returning for his junior season in Chapel Hill.
Mar 23, 2014, 7:49 PM EDT
DeAndre Kane’s layup with 1.6 seconds remaining pushes No. 3 Iowa State past No. 6 North Carolina.
Mar 21, 2014, 9:59 PM EDT
21 offensive rebounds and 26 second chance points were just too much for Providence.
Mar 14, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT
Pitt’s in the dance, but was today a sign that North Carolina won’t be for long?
Mar 11, 2014, 11:44 AM EDT
Now 15 teams deep, the ACC’s showcase event will span five days in Greensboro. Between the new arrivals, one upcoming departure and a plethora of talented players, this will be must-see television.
Mar 9, 2014, 3:10 AM EDT
No. 4 Duke and No. 10 San Diego State picked up big home wins, and Eastern Kentucky became the second team into the NCAA tournament field on a busy Saturday.
Mar 9, 2014, 12:09 AM EDT
North Carolina shot nearly 60%, but getting whipped on the boards cost them dearly at Cameron.
Mar 8, 2014, 11:56 PM EDT
Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood both went off for No. 4 Duke as the Blue Devils smacked around North Carolina. Does that mean we can call them a Final Four team again?
Mar 3, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT
North Carolina looked like it would cruise to victory over Notre Dame on Monday at home in an ACC contest, but the Fighting Irish had other ideas as the second half began. Despite leading 41-27 at halftime, No. 14 North Carolina needed a game-saving block from point guard Marcus Paige with under four seconds left…
Mar 2, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT
Dean Smith, the legendary North Carolina basketball coach, who amassed 879 wins, won two national titles and reached the Final Four 11 times, celebrated his 83rd birthday on Feb. 28. Though for years now the Hall of Fame coach has endured an ongoing struggle with dementia. John Feinstein of the Washington Post published a story on Saturday,…
Mar 1, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT
Clearly, Virginia Tech junior guard Will Johnston hasn’t bookmarked College Basketball Talk because he would have seen the kind of destruction that North Carolina sophomore wing J.P. Tokoto does at the rim. The 6-foot-5 Tokoto put down another big slam on Saturday as the Tar Heels won a close one on the road at Virginia…
Feb 28, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT
The question of whether or not Dean Smith held back Michael Jordan during the latter’s three seasons in Chapel Hill is one that came up on multiple occasions throughout Jordan’s career. If you read here, the question was asked way back in 1985 with Smith denying the allegation. “The NBA rules are ideal for Michael,”…
Feb 27, 2014, 1:59 AM EDT
GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 19 North Carolina 85, N.C. State 84 (OT) The individual duel between North Carolina’s Marcus Paige and N.C. State’s T.J. Warren was a sight to behold in Raleigh, with both surpassing the 30-point mark. But after a Warren free throw with 7.7 remaining in overtime gave the Wolfpack an 84-83…
Feb 26, 2014, 10:36 PM EDT
A relatively boring first half of basketball turned into the Marcus Paige and T.J. Warren show down the stretch. Warren scored 26 of his 36 points after halftime, but he was bested by Paige, who netted 29 of his 33 points after the break, including a layup with 0.9 seconds left in overtime as the…
Feb 21, 2014, 1:52 AM EDT
GAME OF THE NIGHT: North Carolina 74, No. 5 Duke 66 North Carolina used the strategy of changing defenses in the second half to confuse Duke, and sure enough it worked. The Tar Heels used both 1-3-1 and 3-2 zones in addition to their man-to-man defense, and the Blue Devils went more than eight minutes…
Feb 21, 2014, 12:50 AM EDT
In the grand scheme of things, No. 5 Duke’s 74-66 loss at North Carolina on Thursday night isn’t going to mean all that much. The Tar Heels are one of the hottest teams in the country, they’ve proven they can beat anyone this season — just ask Kentucky, Michigan State and Louisville — and they…
Feb 20, 2014, 11:45 PM EDT
Through one half of basketball North Carolina trailed No. 5 Duke 37-30, with the Blue Devils shooting 50% from the field and scoring 26 points in the paint. Between those defensive issues and the fact that leading scorer Marcus Paige failed to score a single point, it was clear what needed to occur in order…
Feb 18, 2014, 12:20 AM EDT
GAME OF THE DAY: Baylor 70, Oklahoma State 64, OT Of course the Big 12 Big Monday game went to overtime. It’s becoming a Monday night tradition. Leyton Hammonds played late-game hero for the Cowboys, stealing an inbounds pass and burying the game-tying three-pointer at the buzzer, but Baylor pulled away in overtime thanks to…
Feb 17, 2014, 9:22 PM EDT
North Carolina continues to compile wins in the ACC as the Tar Heels won 81-75 on Monday in a road win at Florida State. Despite zero points in about 13 minutes from junior James Michael McAdoo, the Tar Heels (18-7, 8-4) still took their first lead with ten minutes left in the game and held…
Feb 15, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT
North Carolina continued its recent strong play in the ACC on Saturday as the Tar Heels picked up a 75-71 win over No. 25 Pitt at the Dean Dome. Despite a second-half surge from Pitt that got the Panthers (20-6, 8-5) within a possession with under 25 seconds remaining, North Carolina (17-7, 7-4) made free…
Feb 14, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT
The Duke vs. North Carolina basketball rivalry is not just the biggest one in college hoops, but it’s one of the biggest in sports — both college and professional, alike — period. Come basketball season, the students and players at each respective school don’t like each other a whole lot — not so surprisingly, the…
Feb 14, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT
While the decision to postpone Wednesday’s scheduled contest between No. 8 Duke and North Carolina was applauded by many due to the winter storm that hit the region, there was still criticism in regards to how the situation was handled. Some felt that the decision-makers took too long to come to a decision, even though…
Feb 12, 2014, 5:57 PM EDT
Multiple college basketball games in the southern United States have already been postponed tonight due to a winter storm that has hit much of the region, and on Wednesday afternoon No. 8 Duke’s game at North Carolina joined the list. With more snow (and ice) expected and fans already being asked to not drive in…
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