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  1. North Carolina AD releases statement in support of Roy Williams

    Jun 10, 2014, 4:05 PM EST

    AP Photo

    UNC’s AD can be as supportive as he wants, but that doesn’t make the data any less damning.

  2. Picking an NCAA tournament bracket in 68 seconds

    Mar 17, 2014, 1:36 PM EST

    Andrew Wiggins

    Does this pick-basketball-games-without-thinking system really work? Well, it depends what you mean by “work.” If by “work” you mean — “is this system successful in picking winners?” well, results are mixed.

  3. Saturday’s Pregame Shootaround: Duke and North Carolina highlights final Saturday of regular season

    Mar 8, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

    Getty Images

    Although conference tournaments are underway, there are still plenty of tremendous regular-season matchups on Saturday including No. 14 North Carolina at No. 4 Duke and a pair of top-25 matchups in the American.

  4. Items from Michael Jordan’s career at North Carolina sold at auction

    Feb 8, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

    Charlotte Bobcats ownerJordan watches as his team plays against the Chicago Bulls during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Charlotte

    Three items of Michael Jordan memorabilia from his days at the University of North Carolina sold for auction on Saturday morning through Goldin Auctions. The three pieces from Jordan’s days in Chapel Hill include two recruiting letters — one from Bill Guthridge and one from Dean Smith — and a diploma. The diploma sold for…

  5. College Hoops Week in Review: Who was the best Marcus?

    Nov 25, 2013, 12:49 PM EST

    Marcus Paige, Chris Jones

    Co-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: The two Marcuses Marcus Smart played his way to the top of our Player of the Year Power Rankings after he put together one of the most dominating two-way performances that we’ve seen this season. Smart went for 39 points and four assists along with five steals and two blocks, leading…

  6. P.J. Hairston cleared to practice at North Carolina, but when will he play?

    Sep 26, 2013, 4:10 PM EST

    P.J. Hairston

    It goes without saying that North Carolina junior guard P.J. Hairston experienced an eventful offseason. Traffic stops, a reported connection to a nefarious character who goes by the nickname of “Fats” and questions regarding vehicles driven by Hairston ultimately led to head coach Roy Williams making the decision in late July to suspend the Tar…

  7. 2014 combo guard Robert Johnson commits to Indiana

    Sep 20, 2013, 3:52 PM EST

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    After many Indiana fans lamented the fact that their program had yet to land a recruit in the 2014 class, the Hoosier faithful can breathe a little easier. 6-foot-3 four-star guard Robert Johnson verbally committed to attend the Big Ten school on Friday afternoon, announcing his decision during a press conference at Benedictine College Prep…

  8. Judge reschedules North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston’s appearance date

    Sep 13, 2013, 4:05 PM EST

    Villanova v North Carolina

    With his status for the upcoming season (meaning how many games, if any, will he miss) yet to be announced by the powers that be at North Carolina, junior guard P.J. Hairston still has a speeding ticket to deal with. Due to appear in court on Friday, Hairston was not in attendance and his appearance…

  9. North Carolina commit Theo Pinson jumps over his mother to win Elite 24 dunk contest (VIDEO)

    Aug 25, 2013, 11:20 AM EST

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    By now you’ve probably seen the photo from Under Armour’s Kelly Kline of Wesleyan Christian Academy (N.C.) small forward and North Carolina commit Theo Pinson jumping over his mother Barbara in his final attempt to win the 2013 Elite 24 dunk contest on Friday. And now, thanks to Brooklyn Eagle Sports, here’s the video to…

  10. P.J. Hairston reportedly turning down NBA draft, will return to UNC

    Apr 7, 2013, 3:07 PM EST

    P.J. Hairston

    North Carolina sophomore P.J. Hairston will not enter the 2013 NBA Draft and will instead return to school for his junior season, Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com is reporting. Hairston was the Tar Heels’ second-leading scorer, averaging 14.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game this past season. North Carolina finished with an overall record of 25-11,…

  11. Who will develop as a post presence for UNC next season?

    Mar 24, 2013, 7:52 PM EST

    Roy Williams

    Kansas’ Jeff Withey had his way with the North Carolina front line in a dominating second half that helped the Jayhawks to a 70-58 win Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16. He had 16 points, 16 rebounds, and five blocks and looked like a player at times with little to no resistance against him at the…

  12. P.J. Hairston, North Carolina get key win over Virginia to hold ground in ACC race

    Feb 16, 2013, 2:22 PM EST

    PJ Hairston

    Saturday, it was all a matter of pace. Despite allowing Virginia to shoot nearly 59 percent from the floor, including 12-of-21 from three-point range, P.J. Hairston and North Carolina’s up-tempo offense were too much for the Cavaliers in a 93-81 victory at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. Hairston scored 29 points, which included…

  13. Joel James inactive for North Carolina Saturday vs. Virginia due to concussion

    Feb 16, 2013, 11:55 AM EST

    Joel James

    North Carolina freshman Joel James has not been cleared to play and will be unavailable for the Tar Heels when they take on Virginia, the school announced Saturday. James missed North Carolina’s game Wednesday against Duke, a 73-68 loss at Cameron Indoor. According to the school, he suffered a blow to the head on Feb.…

  14. Fundamentals are difference in No. 2 Duke’s win over rival North Carolina

    Feb 13, 2013, 11:31 PM EST

    Mason Plumlee Duke

    This won’t go down as one of the gems of the Duke-North Carolina rivalry. It featured 30 total turnovers, 41 percent shooting from the floor, and nearly the entire Duke starting lineup in foul trouble. Despite all of that, the No. 2 Blue Devils erased a 10-point first-half deficit to outlast North Carolina, 73-68, Wednesday…

  15. Joel James out for North Carolina’s game Wednesday vs. Duke

    Feb 12, 2013, 5:40 PM EST

    Joel James

    North Carolina freshman Joel James will not play Wednesday against No. 2 Duke after suffering a concussion last week in a win over Wake Forest, coach Roy Williams announced Tuesday. The 6-10 native of Florida was struck on the head at an unknown point during the game against Wake Forest, but did not notify team…

  16. North Carolina suspends Leslie McDonald for three games

    Jan 23, 2013, 5:55 PM EST

    Leslie McDonald

    North Carolina has suspended guard Leslie McDonald for three games for an undisclosed reason, the school announced in a statement Wednesday. According to UNC coach Roy Williams, McDonald “did not do what we expect of our student-athletes,” in dealing with his responsibilities as a student-athlete. The announcement comes hours before the Tar Heels were set to…

  17. North Carolina commit Nate Britt recruiting Andrew Wiggins

    Jan 23, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    Andrew Wiggins

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The nation’s top high school player, Andrew Wiggins and Huntington Prep (W.Va.) left the 2013 Spalding Hoophall Classic with a 55-47 win over New Hampton Prep (N.H.) and Indiana-bound Noah Vonleh on Sunday evening. Following the game, Wiggins spoke only briefly before exiting Blake Arena. Huntington Prep coach Ron Fulford told reporters…

  18. Reggie Bullock’s hot first half lifts North Carolina to big win over Maryland

    Jan 19, 2013, 2:01 PM EST

    Reggie Bullock

    If you were looking for the Maryland team that beat No. 14 NC State Wednesday, it did not show up in Chapel Hill for much of its matchup with North Carolina on Saturday. Maryland turned the ball over 22 times and trailed by as many as 23 points on its way to a 62-52 loss…

  19. North Carolina’s Reggie Bullock expected to return Sunday

    Jan 4, 2013, 6:53 PM EST

    Reggie Bullock, Desharick Guidry

    North Carolina is coming off the biggest win of the year defeating UNLV 79-73 win at home on Saturday. To start the New Year, the Tar Heels received some more good news. Junior, Reggie Bullock, the team’s second-leading scorer, returned to full practice on Friday and is expected to play in North Carolina’s conference opener…

  20. North Carolina bounces back, beats No. 20 UNLV at home

    Dec 29, 2012, 4:18 PM EST

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    With a more concerted defensive effort and double-figure scoring from five players, North Carolina upset No. 20 UNLV, 79-73, on Saturday afternoon at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. UNLV trailed by nine points at halftime, but worked back to pull even by the middle of the second half. A scoring drought late in…

  21. North Carolina will be without Reggie Bullock against UNLV due to concussion

    Dec 29, 2012, 12:36 PM EST

    Screen Shot 2012-12-29 at 11.59.22 AM

    North Carolina junior Reggie Bullock will miss Saturday’s game against UNLV after suffering a mild concussion during practice Thursday evening, the school announced via Twitter. Bullock, a 6-7 native of North Carolina, is averaging 13.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, both good for second on the team. Against the length and athleticism of UNLV,…

  22. Andrew Wiggins scheduling Florida State visit

    Dec 1, 2012, 12:46 AM EST

    Andrew Wiggins

    The nation’s top high school recruit is ready to visit a school, not located in the Bluegrass State. Andrew Wiggins (Huntington Prep/Thornhill, ONT, Canada) told ZagsBlog.com that he plans on visiting Florida State in “early December.” The 6-foot-7 Wiggins, who reclassified to the Class of 2013 in late October, is favored to either end up…

  23. UNC academic scandal deepens, staffer says some Tar Heel athletes she oversaw had never read a book

    Nov 18, 2012, 9:47 AM EST

    Roy Williams

    University of North Carolina reading specialist Mary Willingham has worked with Tar Heel athletes who, she says, told her they had never read a book and could not identify what a paragraph was, the News & Observer is reporting. It’s the latest chapter in the academic fraud scandal at UNC that, despite objections from Tar…

  24. Kennedy Meeks picks North Carolina, one of four 2013 recruits to commit Friday

    Nov 17, 2012, 12:30 AM EST

    Roy Williams

    The early signing period began on Wednesday and for several top 2013 recruits, their decisions were made Friday night. Kennedy Meeks (West Charlotte High/Charlotte, NC) decided to stick in-state and committed to North Carolina. The 6-foot-9 Meeks joins point guard Nate Britt (Oak Hill/Washington DC) and power forward Isaiah Hicks (Webb High/Oxford, NC) as part…

  25. James Michael McAdoo leads way in North Carolina win over Gardner-Webb

    Nov 10, 2012, 12:35 PM EST

    James Michael McAdoo

    James Michael McAdoo has been pointed to as a possible breakout player in 2012-13 and, if Friday night was any indication, the pundits just might be right. McAdoo scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead No. 11 North Carolina over Gardner-Webb, 76-59, on Friday night in Chapel Hill. “We did try to do…