Huffman, Kessler have their teams unbeaten, leading their leagues

Former North Carolina centers Brandon Huffman and Walker Kessler both are playing for teams that are unbeaten in league play and atop their conferences. More

UNC’s women start impressively, show better fight this time against State in loss

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina showed much more fight in its rematch with No. 3 N.C. State and even delivered a solid punch early. But that only delayed the Wolfpack’s big punch until midway through the game. The difference from the first meeting was that an 18–0 Wolfpack run wasn’t a knockout punch. The Tar Heels battled back until the end before falling 66–58 Sunday at Carmichael Arena in front of a season-high home crowd of 4,136.More

Tar Heels in NBA: Johnson ties career-high for 3-pointers; Green returns from injury but Little likely out for season; White hits 18; NBA fines Anthony

While Cameron Johnson appears to be back to playing at the high level he reached before missing three games with an ankle injury and Danny Green returned after missing seven games, Nassir Little’s breakout season is likely over. An MRI revealed that Little suffered a left shoulder labral tear late in Tuesday’s loss to Minnesota. Portland didn’t announce a timetable for his return, but a team source told The Oregonian that Little would be out for the season.More

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes scores 28; Anthony has double-double; Bullock hits 15

Harrison Barnes and Cole Anthony both played well on Wednesday night but, as with many nights with their struggling teams, the efforts came in defeats. One night after scoring four points in one of his worst games of the season, Barnes rebounded with 28 points in the Kings’ 121–104 loss at Atlanta for their fifth consecutive defeat and 10th in a row on the road. More

UNC takes the ugly route to second consecutive victory

CHAPEL HILL — After absorbing a pair of blowout losses, Carolina is more interested in wins than style points. That’s good because, for the second time in three days, the Tar Heels won an ugly-looking game but gained valuable momentum in the process. The Tar Heels (14–6, 6–3 ACC) have gone three consecutive halves with scoring droughts of more than five minutes but managed to score enough Wednesday to knock off Boston College 58–47 since the Eagles went scoreless for the last 7:13. UNC again had to battle through rough stretches, just as they did against Virginia Tech on Monday.More

How to watch UNC-BC game on television

Finding North Carolina’s Wednesday home game against Boston College on television may be a challenge for some fans. Although you might see it listed as an ESPN3 offering, it will be blacked out in all areas, including North Carolina, where the game is offered on a regional sports network.More

Tar Heels in NBA: Little battling injuries but has another big game; Sharpe’s minutes cut; Jackson hits 25 in G League

Nassir Little keeps battling injuries but they don’t seem to be slowing him down. He was dealing with a right knee contusion coming into Tuesday’s 109–107 home loss to Minnesota and sprained his left shoulder, appearing to be in a lot of pain, with eight minutes left. Little, who returned briefly in the final minute of the game, finished with 20 points, four 3-pointers, eight rebounds and two assists after scoring 19 points at Portland in his previous game.More

Tar Heels in NBA: Johnson starts, ties career-highs in 3s, steals in Suns win; White comes off the bench in Bulls victory

After struggling to find a rhythm in his first three games after returning from a sprained left ankle, Cameron Johnson found it big-time on Monday night, just when the Phoenix Suns need it. In his first start since Jan. 6, Johnson scored 20 points and tied career-highs with five 3-pointers and three steals as the short-handed Suns earned a big 115–109 home victory over the Utah Jazz for their seventh consecutive victory. More