Fans return for Late Night, see perimeter show

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — Energy, crowd noise and excitement returned to the Smith Center on Friday night for the first Late Night in two years. After a season of playing in virtually empty arenas, fans — some waiting outside for hours — eagerly took advantage of the first chance to see North Carolina’s …

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 …

Challenging UNC women’s schedule includes home game with Louisville

By R.L. Bynum Home games with Duke and against a pair of top 10 teams from a year ago in Louisville and N.C. State highlight North Carolina’s ACC women’s basketball schedule, which was released Wednesday night. The Tar Heels’ league opener in Coach Courtney Banghart’s third season in Chapel Hill is Dec. 19 at Boston …

UNC’s women lose top recruiter but get experienced replacement, won’t need large upcoming classes

By R.L. Bynum After North Carolina’s women’s program brought in consecutive outstanding recruiting classes, the Tar Heels lost an integral part of that success in the offseason. Michigan native Carrie Moore, who was an assistant coach and UNC’s recruiting coordinator, left to take a similar position at Michigan. She spent the previous seven seasons on …

Games in Bahamas and against three Power 5 schools highlight UNC’s women’s schedule

By R.L. Bynum North Carolina’s women’s basketball non-conference schedule will be a lot more fun for the players than last year when the Tar Heels only left the state for ACC games. The best perk this season will bea a trip to Bahamas on Thanksgiving week to play in the Goombay Splash, facing VCU and …