RJ Davis shoots down Brown’s upset bid

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — You would never know watching Carolina play Friday night that first-year coach Hubert Davis is emphasizing and rewarding good defense. Between Brown’s back-door layups, easy drives and open perimeter shots, his message clearly didn’t translate to their play on the court for most of this game. UNC shot well …

Manek starts Carolina debut, sets out to prove doubters wrong

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — There are many differences for Carolina basketball under Hubert Davis. For starters, the years of seeing pretty much the same lineup every game are over. After coming off the bench in the No. 19 Tar Heels’ exhibition victory over Elizabeth City State, Oklahoma transfer Brady Manek started ahead of …

Tar Heels in NFL: Williams runs for 111 yards; Hollins catches TD pass; Trubisky on COVID list

By R.L. Bynum On a weekend when there were good and bad transactions for Tar Heels, running back Javonte Williams provided the biggest Week 9 highlights and wide receiver Mack Hollins caught his second touchdown pass of the season. Williams, who combined for 100 total yards in the previous two games, ran for 111 yards …

Big plays from defense fuel UNC comeback, huge win over Deacs

By R.L. Bynum Safety Cam’Ron Kelly and lineman Raymond Vohasek came to the rescue for a struggling Carolina defense that finally gave the Tar Heels’ potent offense a chance at the end. UNC took advantage and the Tar Heels rallied against Wake Forest for the second consecutive season. A year after erasing a 21-point deficit, …

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes, who scores 23 again, impressively improving numbers from last season; Bullock hurt; White update

By R.L. Bynum Harrison Barnes is showing that it wasn’t just a good start to his season and the consistent big games may just keep coming. After scoring 23 points on consecutive nights, including in Sacramento’s 112–99 home win Wednesday night over New Orleans, his increase in scoring average from last season through eight games …