Bacot helps UNC rebound with win but plenty of issues remain

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — With the frustrations from Carolina’s forgettable Sunday loss to Tennessee still triggering head shakes from coaches and fans, the Tar Heels needed something to dissipate the stench from that effort. UNC Asheville didn’t give UNC much of a test but the Tar Heels still struggled to pass it before …

Kelly has career game in Texas homecoming as 4–0 UNC women roll

By R.L. Bynum This trip home to Texas went substantially better for sophomore Deja Kelly. After North Carolina fell to Alabama in the first round of the NCAA tournament in her hometown of San Antonio last season, she made sure that Sunday’s trip to Fort Worth was memorable. Kelly scored a career-high 25 points, including …

Garcia’s monster game can’t push UNC by Purdue

By R.L. Bynum No. 18 Carolina fought well against No. 6 Purdue considering the Tar Heels were playing without their best defender and missed their best inside player because of foul trouble for most of the game. UNC (3–1) nearly overcame that all, but the Boilermakers were too dangerous from the perimeter and too physical …

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony’s 16 points, nine assists aren’t enough in Brooklyn; 13 for Johnson; slow start for White

By R.L. Bynum Cole Anthony’s stay in New York nearly produced a pair of victories before the Brooklyn Nets held on for a victory on Friday night. Anthony had 16 points, nine assists and five rebounds as his Orlando Magic (4–12) led by as many as 19 points in the first half before falling to …

Heels shake off flat start, pull away to win at Charleston

By R.L. Bynum With most Carolina players playing in front of a hostile road crowd for the first time and pushed back by College of Charleston’s frantic pace, the Tar Heels came out flat and trailed by as many as 11 points in the first half. Better defense and rebounding after halftime allowed the No. …