Pack rolls over UNC on tough night for Heels ace Love

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — Starting pitching has a way of sending momentum built in a young season the opposite direction in a hurry for one night. That happened convincingly Friday night when previously reeling N.C. State rode a complete game from right-hander Reid Johnston (2–0) and North Carolina ace Austin Love (4–1) battled …

Tar Heels in NBA: Green gets championship ring, proceeds to light up Lakers

By R.L. Bynum What a week for Danny Green. Two days after his $1 million contribution to UNC, Green picked up his 2020 NBA championship ring from the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. He then proceeded to light up his former team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb3l8tgUG-4&ab_channel=HouseofHighlights Green collected 28 points and eight 3-pointers, including a game-clinching 3 …

Tar Heels in NBA: Sixers deal Bradley to Thunder, where he’ll play with Jackson

By R.L. Bynum Philadelphia dealt Tony Bradley, coming off a career-best game Tuesday, to Oklahoma City on Thursday for George Hill in one of several deals on NBA trade-deadline day. New York is dealing Duke star Austin Rivers and Ignas Brazdeikis to the Thunder as part of a three-team deal, with the Knicks getting Terrance …

Tar Heels in NBA: Bradley has career night in Sixers’ win on day teammate Green makes huge contribution; Little out again

By R.L. Bynum It was a big day for two Tar Heels playing for the red-hot Philadelphia 76ers, who have won three consecutive games and nine of their last 10. After Danny Green donated $1 million earlier on Tuesday to endow a men’s basketball scholarship at UNC, he made a solid contribution with 11 points …

A monster game from Watts in NCAA debut not enough against Alabama

By R.L. Bynum After waiting six years to finally play in an NCAA tournament game, Stephanie Watts did all she could to make it a memorable debut. The 2016 ACC freshman of the year did it all for North Carolina with a 29 points, seven 3-pointers and three blocks, all season-highs, but they weren’t enough …

Tar Heels in NBA: Green stellar on defense, hits big shots in Sixers OT win; Jackson scores 15; Johnson has two 3s in return

By R.L. Bynum It was a crazy night at Madison Square Garden with a pair of Tar Heels each hitting big shots Sunday night in a game with wild momentum shifts. After playing a terrific defensive game but not scoring for the first three quarters, Danny Green made three huge shots and finished with 11 …

Tar Heels in NBA: Green, Bradley have big games in Sixers win; Johnson nears return for Suns

By R.L. Bynum Only three Tar Heels played in the NBA on Saturday night and all three started in the same game and scored in double-figures. Danny Green led the way with 18 points and four 3-pointers and Tony Bradley had 14 points and eight rebounds as the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers rolled to a 129–105 …

It’s a bittersweet Texas homecoming for Kelly as UNC opens NCAA play Monday

By R.L. Bynum In a normal year, Deja Kelly’s Texas homecoming would have included a lot of time with family and friends and visiting her old neighborhood not far away from San Antonio’s Alamodome. Instead, as Kelly and her North Carolina teammates prepare for Monday’s first-round game in the NCAA tournament’s Hemisfair Region as a …

Tar Heels in NBA: With Barnes rumored trade target of Boston, he leads Kings to win over Celtics; White scores 17

By R.L. Bynum Harrison Barnes has been rumored as a trade target of the Boston Celtics for weeks. On Friday, Barnes showed them what they might be getting, putting up his third double-double of the season in Sacramento’s 107–96 road victory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihOF3wpfx_U&ab_channel=NFClassic Barnes had 15 points, two 3-pointers, 13 rebounds and three assists. Barnes still …

Williams emotional after suffering his first career first-round loss

By R.L. Bynum Since winning the 2017 national title, North Carolina can’t seem to shake a pattern of demoralizing, one-sided season-ending losses. It happened for the fourth consecutive season, this time in the first round of the NCAA tournament’s South Regional on Friday night in West Lafayette, Ind. After a rough first half, Armando Bacot …