Tar Heels in NBA: Bulls roll with White’s 8th consecutive double-digit scoring game; Johnson, Jackson miss Suns’ win

Coby White scored in double figures for the eighth consecutive game as the Chicago Bulls rolled to a 133–87 home win Tuesday night over the Detroit Pistons. White collected 13 points and three assists and continues to create tough decisions for Bulls management as the Feb. 10 trade deadline gets closer. He’s averaging 17 points in the last 10 games and shooting 51.4% from 3-point range in the last eight games.More

Roy Williams gets ‘really neat’ warm welcome at his first Allen Fieldhouse game since leaving Kansas

For the time since Roy Williams left Kansas to take the North Carolina head-coaching job, the Hall of Fame coach was back for a Jayhawks game at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas, on Tuesday night. Williams returned to the venerable arena in October 2014 — along with current coach Bill Self and other former Kansas coaches Larry Brown and Ted Owens — to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the building. But it was the first time he’s been back for a game.More

Tar Heels in NBA: Sharpe has best game of rookie season but travel-weary Nets fall to Little’s Blazers

In a battle of UNC alums Monday night, Nassir Little’s Portland Trail Blazers got the better of Day’Ron Sharpe’s travel-weary Brooklyn Nets, but Sharpe had the best game of his rookie season. In the Blazers’ 114–108 home victory, Little had 13 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal in his 14th consecutive start. Sharpe played a season-high 24 minutes and put up season-high totals of 14 points, six field goals, three blocks and two assists. He tied his season-high of seven rebounds, which he had collected in two earlier games, and was a team-high +14.More

Davis eager to finally stop talking about ‘energy, effort and toughness’

Considering how often first-year head coach Hubert Davis has mentioned the importance of his team’s “energy, effort and toughness” to the media, it’s likely that UNC’s players have heard those words more often than they hear the fight song during games. It has everything to do with Davis wanting his team to show the kind of fight it had during Saturday’s impressive 74–58 home victory over Virginia.More