Tar Heels in NBA: Bullock, Jackson both in double figures in Knicks’ victory

By R.L. Bynum In a matchup of Tar Heels, Reggie Bullock and Justin Jackson each scored in double figures in New York’s 119–97 home victory Saturday over Oklahoma City. https://twitter.com/NBATV/status/1370843663140409344 In only Bullock’s fourth double-figure scoring output in the last 14 games since scoring 21 on Feb. 7 against Miami, his four 3-pointers were the …

Heels rally against FSU but fall short

By R.L. Bynum GREENSBORO — It was probably too much to ask an inconsistent, young team to win four consecutive games for the first time this season, much less when it was North Carolina’s third game in as many nights against well-rested Florida State. The Tar Heels nearly recovered from a rough first half to …

Tar Heels in NBA: Bradley leads Sixers win over Bulls despite 25 from White; Barnes hits 20

By R.L. Bynum For possibly the first time this season, three Tar Heels started in the same NBA game. Two had impressive nights. Tony Bradley, making his second start of the season, collected a season-high 14 points, five rebounds and three blocks filling in for Joel Embiid to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 127–105 …

Davis, UNC big men surge by Hokies

By R.L. Bynum GREENSBORO — When North Carolina only trailed by three points at halftime after not playing that well and missing the inside scoring punch from the night before, you figured that the Tar Heels would be in good shape if they could just find an offensive groove. Thanks to the assertive play of …

UNC crushes Irish with 37–2 run

By R.L. Bynum On the way back to the team hotel in Greensboro on Wednesday night, North Carolina probably pulled down a couple of more offensive rebounds.  It was that kind of night for the No. 6-seed Tar Heels, who flourished inside even without Garrison Brooks, rolling to 101–59 second-round ACC Tournament victory over No. …

Irish’s buzzer-beater earns rematch with Heels

By R.L. Bynum It looked like Notre Dame’s season would end for much of Tuesday’s first-round game in the ACC Tournament. But the No. 11-seed Irish stormed back with a 17–2 run and Charlotte native Trey Wertz hit a 30-foot buzzer-beating 3-pointer to knock off No. 14 Wake Forest 80–77 at the Greensboro Coliseum to …

Williams shoots down theories about why he kissed floor, made contribution

By R.L. Bynum It might be good that Roy Williams knows little about social media and what users say about him. Then again, the lack of exposure probably makes him unaware of the crazy conspiracy theories that float around the internet. His wife Wanda monitors what is said about North Carolina’s coach, though, and what …

Emotional Brooks shoots down Duke in senior-night blowout

By R.L. Bynum When Garrison Brooks turned an ankle in the first two minutes, it looked like it might be a painful senior-night game. It was, but Brooks was one of several inflicting the pain on Duke with the shooting touch of a guard to go out in style. With four career 3-pointers before Saturday, …

Tar Heels in NBA: Bullock wins battle with Ellington; Johnson out; new team in Barnes trade rumors

By R.L. Bynum In a battle of Tar Heels heading into the NBA All-Star break, Wayne Ellington outscored Reggie Bullock 17–12 but Bullock’s New York Knicks won for the fourth time in five games, 114–104 over Ellington’s host Detroit Pistons. https://twitter.com/B_R_R_D/status/1367647534106181633 Ellington made 5 of 8 attempts from 3-point range in the second half and …

Hot-shooting Deacons knock NCAA-bound UNC out of ACC tournament

By R.L. Bynum GREENSBORO — For the second consecutive season, Wake Forest ended North Carolina’s ACC tournament after one game. Thanks to some big UNC victories down the stretch, though, the Demon Deacons didn’t end its season like they did a year ago. Needing wins to earn an NCAA berth, the Deacons came into the …