Expect a healthy, improved Tshitenge this season but no finger wags like her uncle Dikembe

By R.L. Bynum CHARLOTTE — You can expect Carolina forward Malu Tshitenge to block a few shots this season but don’t expect her to celebrate like her Hall of Fame uncle. Dikembe Mutombo blocked 3,289 shots during his NBA career and liked to add a “no, no, no” finger wag in the direction of the …

Bacot says Davis just as fiery as Williams but he welcomes the new offensive approach

By R.L. Bynum CHARLOTTE — When you see the jovial Hubert Davis full of smiles, don’t be fooled into thinking that there isn’t plenty of fire once practices or games start. It didn’t take long for junior center Armando Bacot to discover that when Carolina started preseason practice. Bacot said several times last season that …

UNC point guard confident hard offseason work will mean a different Love story this season

By R.L. Bynum CHARLOTTE — You don’t have to tell point guard Caleb Love that his freshman season could have gone a lot better. He’ll also tell you that much of that surprised him. The consistent jump shot that he counted on in high school abandoned him for much of the season and the adjustment …

Under Davis, curse words from players at practice mean sprints for everybody

By R.L. Bynum CHARLOTTE — A lot has stayed the same with the transition from Hall of Fame head coach Roy Williams to first-year head coach Hubert Davis. One clear difference is that the Carolina program has gone from a coach who might let a curse word slip out during a press conference, or famously …

Plenty of praise from ACC coaches for Williams, Krzyzewski

By R.L. Bynum CHARLOTTE — With one Hall of Fame coach retiring in the offseason and another headed that way after the upcoming season, many of the ACC’s other head coaches talked about that transition Tuesday at ACC Tipoff. It figures to be comforting to most coaches that they won’t have to deal with battling …