Nance, Love shoot UNC past pesky Pilots

Top-ranked North Carolina likely will eventually get burned playing to the level of its opponent but it didn’t happen Thursday against Portland, thanks to Pete Nance and Caleb Love. Nance matched his career-high with 28 points (with a career-high five 3-pointers) and Love added 23 as the Tar Heels finally held off hot-shooting Portland for an 89–81 victory in the first round of the Phil Knight Invitational at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore.More

How to watch, listen to UNC football, basketball on busy week with conflicts

There were groans throughout the Carolina fanbase when everyone realized that the men’s basketball game and the football game on Black Friday would overlap. Fans at home will no doubt use a two-television setup, but it’s frustrating for fans who are at Kenan Stadium to see the No. 18 Tar Heels face N.C. State, knowing that they are missing the top-ranked men’s basketball team’s game.More

UNC strengthens hold on No. 1 after five top 8 teams lose

By R.L. Bynum North Carolina stayed atop the AP Top 25 poll and gained first-place votes while there was shuffling below them after five of the top 8 teams in last week’s poll lost — two of them falling twice. The Tar Heels (4–0) have 47 first-place votes compared to 44 the previous week, with…More