Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony caps frustrating rookie season with huge game; six Heels in playoffs

By R.L. Bynum Half of the 12 Tar Heels in the NBA are going to the playoffs but one who isn’t, Orlando’s Cole Anthony, ended his rookie season with a scoring flurry. Anthony scored 23 of his season-high 37 points in the first half Sunday night. Even with Philadelphia team resting a few regulars, though, …

Tar Heels in NBA: ‘Don’t do ’em like that!’ Watch White dunk make announcers go nuts

By R.L. Bynum The Chicago Bulls’ chances of earning the final Eastern Conference play-in spot remain slim but Coby White made sure that they were still alive with his sixth double-double of the season. And he got the full attention of the Bulls television announcers with one mammoth slam dunk. White collected 17 points, three …

Watts thankful, excited to begin her WNBA career in Chicago

By R.L. Bynum After another detour to Los Angeles, albeit a much shorter one, and winning a battle for one of 11 Chicago Sky roster spots, Stephanie Watts is ready to start her WNBA career. And she’s thankful. In a league where there are only 12 teams and few available spots, a lot of terrific …

Tar Heels in NBA: White plays well again but loss hurts Bulls’ playoff chances

By R.L. Bynum Coby White collected 16 points and four assists Tuesday night but Chicago’s 115–107 home loss to Brooklyn was a big blow to the Bulls’ playoff chances, particularly with Indiana winning. The Bulls are three games behind Washington for the final Eastern Conference play-in tournament spot and will have to win their last …

Where and when to watch as 6 more UNC teams go for NCAA titles

By R.L. Bynum North Carolina’s thrilling 4–3 overtime victory Sunday over Michigan for the Tar Heels’ third consecutive field hockey national championship could be just the start of a highly decorated spring for the University of National Champions. Six other Tar Heels teams still have shots at the national championships. You can cheer on four …

Tar Heels in NBA: Bullock, White have big scoring games in victories

By R.L. Bynum One Tar Heel whose team is definitely in the playoffs, Reggie Bullock, had a season-best scoring game and another who is trying to fight to get his team in the playoffs, Coby White, had another big game on Sunday night. Reggie Bullock scored a season-high 24 points and made five 3-pointers as …

Tar Heels in NBA: White’s confidence soaring after huge perimeter shooting game; Anthony nets 20

By R.L. Bynum It may be too late to put Chicago in the playoffs, but Coby White and Zach LaVine have the Bulls playing well. Both scored 25 points Friday night as the Bulls rolled to a 121–99 home victory Friday over the Boston Celtics for their second consecutive game. The Bulls are three games …

Tar Heels in NBA: White sticks as Bulls starter even with LaVine’s return as Chicago rolls

By R.L. Bynum For 11 consecutive games while Chicago’s Zach LaVine was out under the NBA’s health and safety protocols, Coby White was back in the starting lineup after a month of coming off the bench. LaVine returned Thursday night at Charlotte but White didn’t go back to a reserve role. Without having to carry …

Tar Heels in NBA: Another good game by White not enough against Green, streaking Sixers

By R.L. Bynum Coby White’s second night with at least 20 points in three games wasn’t enough for the Chicago Bulls to stop Danny Green and the once-again streaking Philadelphia 76ers despite scoring 15 points without a turnover in the fourth quarter. After scoring 11 points in the Sixers’ 113–111 overtime win at San Antonio …

Davis talks about Bacot’s return, better spacing and preference for versatile big men

By R.L. Bynum The headline from Jon Rothstein’s podcast interview with Carolina coach Hubert Davis released Monday came from when the first-year coach casually mentioned that center Armando Bacot would come back next season. Bacot, who has played two seasons at UNC, was generally expected to return even though he is going through the NBA …