Woods ties best career assist game in Morgan State win; Brooks scores 16 in Mississippi State loss

Seventh Woods had his best game of the season last week for Morgan State. After dishing out seven assists in his five games before Wednesday, he had a career-high-tying eight assists along with 11 points in Morgan State’s 100–41 home win over Goucher College. He was 4 of 5 from the floor with five rebounds, a block and a steal.More

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony’s All-Star-level performances keep coming, but in losses; Johnson’s NBA-best streak of multiple 3s continues in Suns loss

Cole Anthony consistently is delivering one good game after another but the frustrating losses for his Orlando Magic are coming at the same pace. Anthony contributed 19 points, eight rebounds, six assists on Saturday, but it came in a 97–92 road loss to the Detroit Pistons (8–30), in a matchup of the NBA’s two worst teams. It was the eighth consecutive loss for the Magic (7–33), which has the worst record in the league.More

Bacot’s best career game helps UNC impressively snap 7-game skid against Virginia

CHAPEL HILL — How do you beat Virginia’s pack line defense? North Carolina more than met that challenge in a 74–58 victory in the Smith Center with good ball movement, quick cross-court passes and good shooting. The most effective weapon against Virginia on Saturday, though, was Armando Bacot, who couldn’t be stopped and had career-highs of 29 points and 21 rebounds.More

Tar Heels in NBA: Johnson scores career-high, extends NBA-best streak with multiple 3s, Jackson scores 8 in Suns win

The Phoenix Suns became the first team to win 30 games this season and Cameron Johnson has been an important part of getting them there. In the Suns’ 106–89 home victory Thursday over the Los Angeles Clippers, he scored a career-high and team-high 24 points, in addition to pulling down seven rebounds, blocking two shots and getting a steal. That topped his previous-best scoring game of 22 against Denver earlier this season on Nov. 21.More