McPherson’s debut, Paris’ big game heighten expectations after UNC’s 7th straight ACC win

With Kayla McPherson and Paulina Paris in Carolina’s backcourt for years to come, the Tar Heels will create nightmares for opponents with three versatile lead guards. Anybody who didn’t already consider No. 15 UNC a national contender should reconsider as quickly as McPherson can whip by a defender on a drive.More

After Hubert Davis’ top 7 players, who plays varies widely from game to game

When Dean Smith, Bill Guthridge or Roy Williams coached Carolina, the substitution patterns were consistent and predictable. Many fans could almost predict who would come in when. With Smith, like clockwork, the Blue Team of five reserves would enter the game during the first half to give the regulars a break. You had a good idea about which player would come in when a specific player came out.More

Carolina student seating isn’t nearly as good as years ago, but getting tickets is easier

Today’s Carolina students have no idea how much better seats their predecessors enjoyed at Tar Heels games decades ago — or how much easier ticket distribution is for them. The university has to take care of Rams Club members who support the athletics programs. But college sports should be all about the athletes and their fellow students, and it’s too bad that UNC students don’t get better seats at games.More

Tar Heels in NBA: Johnson’s 22 points, five 3s aren’t enough for Suns against Bullock’s Mavs

The Phoenix Suns lost Thursday for the first time since Cameron Johnson’s return to the lineup a week earlier, but it wasn’t because the fourth-year NBA player didn’t do his part. Johnson followed up a 24-point, six-3-pointer night in Tuesday’s win over Charlotte with 22 points and five 3-pointers, but it wasn’t enough in a 99–95 home loss to Reggie Bullock and the Dallas Mavericks.More