Instead of celebrating milestone win, Williams lets off frustrations

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — It’s as hard for a coach to win 900 games as it is for a young team to be consistent.  A spunky Marquette team made sure that it wouldn’t be Roy Williams’s 900th victim on Wednesday. North Carolina never recovered from a rough start as a fired-up Golden Eagles …

Tar Heels in NBA: White scores 6 of his 20 points in overtime as surging Bulls win

By R.L. Bynum Coby White scored six of his 20 points in overtime and hit two free throws with 15.1 seconds left to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 133–126 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKqtFGyKW2o&ab_channel=NFClassic That made up for a mistake at the end of regulation. He fouled Ricky Rubio behind the 3-point line …

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes returns impressively but can’t stop Kings’ skid

By R.L. Bynum After missing three games with a left foot strain, Harrison Barnes came back impressively, scoring nine of his 18 points in the second quarter and making his first five shots. Unfortunately for the Sacramento Kings, his return wasn’t enough to stop their losing streak that became a season-high eight games with a …

Tar Heels in NBA: White scores 24 as he shifts to playing more off the ball; Little, Johnson have big games

By R.L. Bynum In a battle of North Carolina native point guards in Houston on Tuesday night, Coby White got the best of John Wall even though he took some lumps in the process. White, a Goldsboro native, scored 11 of his 24 points in the first quarter and collected four 3-pointers and 10 rebounds …

Tar Heels in NBA: Green, Bullock have decent games; playing time disappears for Jackson, Davis

By R.L. Bynum On a day that UNC alums didn’t put up big numbers, it was confounding to see the lack of playing time for Justin Jackson and Ed Davis. Jackson’s minutes had dropped off the previous two games to 10 minutes on Wednesday against Memphis and six minutes Friday at Milwaukee. During Oklahoma City’s …

Poor shooting dooms UNC’s women as State avenges loss

By R.L. Bynum RALEIGH — A lot of the elements that came together for North Carolina to upset No. 4 N.C. State 15 days earlier were missing Sunday.  And missing is what the Tar Heels mostly did from 3-point range in the first three quarters after collecting 11 3-pointers in the first meeting. Without that …

Tar Heels in NBA: White joins Walton with five 3-pointers in Bulls victory

By R.L. Bynum Kerwin Walton wasn’t the only Tar Heel with five 3-pointers Saturday night. Coby White made 5 of 8 attempts from 3-point range, including an important one with 2:11 left as well as two free throws with 10.1 seconds left, as the Chicago Bulls earned a 122–114 home win over the Sacramento Kings. …

Freshmen flourish as Carolina rolls to best win of season

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — When North Carolina’s freshmen were repeatedly making mistakes earlier in the season, you had to be reminded that they were freshmen. Reminders were also needed Saturday night, but for a good reason. They played like seasoned players who knew where to be, what to do and how to do …

Tar Heels in NBA: Johnson, Green each hit 13 in wins; White overcomes knee contusion

By R.L. Bynum Cameron Johnson and Danny Green each scored 13 points to lead their teams to victories on Friday night while Coby White overcame a knee injury. Danny Green’s four 3-pointers, including a big one with 3:55 left, helped Philadelphia in the Sixers’ 112–105 home win over Chicago. Tony Bradley didn’t play for the …

Love’s 6 no-hit innings, Roberts’ blasts power UNC’s Opening Day rout

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina sent two clear and powerful messages as the Scott Forbes era started with a bang on a chilly Opening Day at Boshamer Stadium: Don’t try to sneak a first-pitch breaking ball by Caleb Roberts and don’t think that you can get around on Austin Love’s fastball. James …