Love’s best game of the season, scoring balance lead UNC to big win at Duke

By R.L. BynumNorth Carolina saved its best combination of inside scoring punch and perimeter-shooting clout all season for rival Duke. And freshman point guard Caleb Love saved his best game of the season for college basketball’s best rivalry. The Blue Devils were pesky to put away but they couldn’t handle all of that in the …

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony wins first of two weekend ‘friendly rivalry’ games with White, says games easier on body than UNC practices

By R.L. Bynum Cole Anthony won his first NBA matchup with Coby White in a clash of Carolina’s previous two starting point guards Friday but White gets a chance to avenge that result Saturday night. Anthony’s two free throws with 16.4 seconds left helped put away the Orlando Magic’s 123–119 home win over the Chicago …

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes has Kings surging, other teams targeting him for a trade; Green hits 16, moves up all-time 3-pointers list

By R.L. Bynum There are a lot of reasons why the Sacramento Kings have fought back from a 5–10 start to nearly reach .500. One of them has been the consistent play of Harrison Barnes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbxn6M4l_bc&ab_channel=ABC10 Barnes contributed 24 points, five rebounds and six assists to lead the 10–11 Kings to a 116–111 home victory …

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony scores 16, throws down one-handed, highlight-reel dunk follow; Ellington hits cold shooting streak; Little out with knee strain

By R.L. Bynum Cole Anthony scored 16 points for the second consecutive game but, unfortunately for the Orlando Magic, it was in another loss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpQyJWVQFB8&ab_channel=NBABasketballPLEASELIKEANDSUBSCRIBE His play that will get the most attention during the 123–108 setback against Toronto came in the third quarter when he rebounded a miss with one hand and slammed in …

On Groundhog Day, UNC only sees a shadow of the team had been flying high

By R.L. Bynum Just when you thought that North Carolina had left the sloppy, poor-shooting basketball full of defensive lapses behind them, it all came back like another bad day for Bill Murray on “Groundhog Day.” The Tar Heels rallied from a season-low 21 first-half points to pull within four but could come no closer …