Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes returns impressively but can’t stop Kings’ skid

By R.L. Bynum After missing three games with a left foot strain, Harrison Barnes came back impressively, scoring nine of his 18 points in the second quarter and making his first five shots. Unfortunately for the Sacramento Kings, his return wasn’t enough to stop their losing streak that became a season-high eight games with a…More

Poor shooting dooms UNC’s women as State avenges loss

By R.L. Bynum RALEIGH — A lot of the elements that came together for North Carolina to upset No. 4 N.C. State 15 days earlier were missing Sunday.  And missing is what the Tar Heels mostly did from 3-point range in the first three quarters after collecting 11 3-pointers in the first meeting. Without that…More

Freshmen flourish as Carolina rolls to best win of season

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — When North Carolina’s freshmen were repeatedly making mistakes earlier in the season, you had to be reminded that they were freshmen. Reminders were also needed Saturday night, but for a good reason. They played like seasoned players who knew where to be, what to do and how to do…More