Familiar, painful storylines produce dreadful day for UNC

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL —The storylines frightening to Tar Heels fans combined to give them a dreary game to go with the dreary weather. The forehead slaps added up with the familiar issues. Get beaten by a running quarterback? Check. A rough game against Florida State? Check. Getting dominated on both sides of the …

There was a lot to like in Tar Heels’ loss from Harris’ debut to Love’s shooting

By R.L. Bynum There were plenty of positives coming out of North Carolina’s 82–75 loss at Florida State on a day when turnovers again hurt the Tar Heels during key stretches. The biggest positives were the confidence Caleb Love is building with his 3-point attempts finally falling and the energy Anthony Harris brought to the …

Carolina can’t recover from first-half struggles, runs out of time at Florida State

By R.L. Bynum There were hints that North Carolina’s young and thin defense had flaws during the first two games of the season. When Virginia Tech scored 31 second-half points last week, it became more apparent but was masked by a productive offensive game. In Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday night, there was no hiding the …