UNC’s women polish NCAA resume with easy win at Clemson

By R.L. BynumNorth Carolina’s women picked a fine time to be playing their best basketball of the season as they navigate through life on the NCAA tournament bubble. With freshman point guard Deja Kelly playing her best game in weeks and Stephanie Watts becoming the 24th player in program history to eclipse 1,500 career points, …

Tar Heels in NBA: Green’s four 3-pointers help Sixers snap streak; Barnes dealing with a foot injury

By R.L. Bynum Danny Green came up with a good game for the Philadelphia 76ers when they needed it Wednesday night as they snapped a three-game losing streak with a 118–113 home victory over the Houston Rockets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJQAnK6RH_I&t=4s&ab_channel=NF Green had 12 points on 4 of 6 shooting from 3-point range with two blocks and three …

Heels eventually find their rhythm, rout Northeastern

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — It was all about getting in a game against a decent opponent for North Carolina and finding a rhythm during this uneven pandemic season.  That was nowhere to be found in Saturday’s loss at Virginia. It took the better part of one half to find it and, for a …

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony won’t return before All-Star break; Little turns up offense, has big left-handed slam

By R.L. Bynum Cole Anthony’s return to the court for the Orlando Magic won’t happen until after the All-Star break at the earliest. After further evaluation, the team’s doctors diagnosed Anthony with a right first rib non-displaced fracture, which he suffered Feb. 9 against Portland. The All-Star Game is March 7, and the Magic said …

Tar Heels in NBA: White continues hot stretch; Barnes reportedly unlikely to be dealt

By R.L. Bynum Coby White continued his torrid stretch, collecting 19 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in Chicago’s 120–112 overtime road victory over Indiana. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YibHEJ1iTU&ab_channel=NF It was the fourth game this season with more than seven assists for White, who scored nine points in the third quarter. His nearly 44 minutes was the second-most …

Little changes with Forbes taking over UNC program, including high expectations

By R.L. Bynum As strange as it will be to look over in North Carolina’s dugout and not see Mike Fox after 22 seasons, don’t expect many other differences in the baseball program under first-year head coach Scott Forbes. After 19 seasons on Fox’s staff, not much will change, including the high expectations Forbes has …

Tar Heels in NBA: Jackson hits 22, clutch late 3-pointer in Thunder win over Bucks

By R.L. Bynum First came the dagger from Justin Jackson and then came his big smile. Jackson’s clutch 3-pointer from 27 feet out with 14.9 seconds left helped the Oklahoma City Thunder overcome a triple-double from Giannis Antetokounmpo for a 114–109 victory Sunday night over the Milwaukee Bucks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85e2agXnqNQ&ab_channel=BAKETS Coming off a 20-point game against …

Small ball big again for UNC as it ends road skid at Pitt

By R.L. Bynum For the second consecutive game, going small turned up big results for North Carolina’s women. It worked during the Tar Heels’ upset a week earlier against No. 4 N.C. State and was productive again Sunday at Pittsburgh. They even went with five guards for nearly two minutes and played guards at the …

Tar Heels in NBA: Jackson leads scoring for Thunder with season-high 20 points as his playing time increases

By R.L. Bynum Justin Jackson and Coby White have put up the best games of the weekend so far for UNC alums, both coming on Friday night. Jackson led Oklahoma City with a season-high 20 points and collected three 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in the Thunder’s 97–94 loss at Denver for …

Tar Heels in NBA: With 30 points, eight 3-pointers, White part of making NBA history

By R.L. Bynum Chalk up the latest clash between Coby White and Zion Williamson to the point guard from Carolina and Goldsboro, who was part of making NBA history on Wednesday. With a career-high eight 3-pointers, White outscored Williamson 30–29 as the Chicago Bulls rolled to a 129–116 home victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. …