Few reliable details have leaked out from UNC’s Saturday scrimmage against Florida

By R.L. Bynum Not many details have come out about Carolina’s closed exhibition Saturday at Florida, except for some highlights UNC posted Sunday evening. There are various suggestions on social media about how the scrimmage came out but no reliable information has been released. The highlights came out after the official UNC men’s basketball Twitter …

Gaining chemistry in easy early UNC games big ahead of potentially facing four top-7 opponents

By R.L. Bynum It will be important for Hubert Davis’ first Carolina team as head coach to quickly build chemistry during a closed scrimmage, an exhibition and first three regular-season games. After that, the No. 19 Tar Heels could potentially face four top-seven teams before Christmas. CBS Sports ranked UNC’s schedule as the second-toughest in …

UNC’s women picked 7th in loaded ACC; Key makes newcomer watch list

By R.L. Bynum Even with the influx of talent on North Carolina’s women’s basketball roster, the ACC is still one of the toughest leagues in the country. Evidence of that is the predicted order of finish as voted by a 57-member league Blue Ribbon Panel. It picks the Tar Heels to finish seventh in a …

With AP preseason top 25 unveiled Monday, how do national observers see UNC stacking up?

By R.L. Bynum What’s the national view of North Carolina’s place in the men’s basketball landscape heading into Hubert Davis’ first season as head coach? The view of Carolina varies, but the consensus is that Gonzaga is the preseason No. 1 and Duke will be the highest-ranked ACC team. The Blue Devils likely will be …

Heels withstand Canes rallies, pick off big victory

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — Just when it looked like Carolina might roll past Miami for the second consecutive season, the Hurricanes stormed back from an 18-point deficit to test the Tar Heels’ resiliency. UNC (4–3, 3–3 ACC) hasn’t responded well to such challenges this season but pushed back after its lead had been …