UNC women get talented, record-breaking guard transfer in Hodgson

By R.L. Bynum Talented 5-foot-9 guard Eva Hodgson is transferring from William & Mary to North Carolina and will have two years of eligibility in Chapel Hill. Hodgson, who opted out of last season because of COVID-19 concerns, was the CAA rookie of the year in the 2018–19 season and was an All-CAA pick in …

Tar Heels in NBA: White, adjusting to reserve role, scores 15 for streaking Bulls

By R.L. Bynum Coby White seems to have adjusted to the rhythm of coming off the bench and put up another solid game as the Chicago Bulls beat Toronto 122–113 in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday for their third consecutive victory after losing the previous six. In 26 minutes, White collected 15 points, three 3-pointers and …

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony says ‘it’s money time,’ is strong in return after nearly two months

By R.L. Bynum After nearly two months of frustrating, long rehab, Cole Anthony finally was back playing for the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. The game didn’t go so well for Orlando, but just playing again was a relief for him. “It’s money time,” Anthony said. “I’m ready to make a run. I’m ready to …

Mutual respect between Davis and Williams obvious, as well as similar passion

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — As much as Roy Williams and Hubert Davis expressed their love and respect for each other Tuesday, they had a bit of a conflict. Davis may have officially taken over as UNC’s men’s basketball coach but he wasn’t about to take Williams’ spacious Smith Center office.  It wasn’t an …

Tar Heels in NBA: Bullock, Barnes each hit 21 in road losses; Johnson nets 12 in win

By R.L. Bynum On a huge day for Carolina basketball with the hiring of Hubert Davis as head coach, two who played while Davis on the coaching staff had huge games. Reggie Bullock and Harrison Barnes both scored 21 points, unfortunately for them in road losses as Bullock’s Knicks lost to Brooklyn 114–112 and Barnes’ …

Thunder waives Jackson, who had recently been reunited with Bradley

By R.L. Bynum The reuniting of 2017 national championship teammates Tony Bradley and Justin Jackson on the Oklahoma City Thunder lasted only five games. Twelve days after Philadelphia traded Bradley to the Thunder, the team on Monday waived Jackson. The move came two days after he missed all eight shots in nearly 17 scoreless minutes …

Tar Heels in MLB: Harvey, Bard off to good pitching starts; Moran blasts homer, hitting .300

By R.L. Bynum Matt Harvey got the sort of start he can build on as he tries to put together a bounce-back season with the Baltimore Orioles. He gave up six hits and two earned runs in 4⅔ innings, but he struck out four and overcame some bad luck as the Orioles won at Boston …

Tar Heels in NBA: Bullock’s best game since 2018 ignites Knicks rout; Little, Bradley play well

By R.L. Bynum Reggie Bullock got off to a hot start Saturday night and that helped propel New York to a 125–81 road victory over Detroit, the Knicks’ largest margin of victory since 1996. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf3k40NVHJo&ab_channel=HooperHighlights Bullock scored 14 of his season-high 22 points and four of his six 3-pointers in the first quarter as the …

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes scores 26 in loss to Lakers; Johnson hits 17 in victory

By R.L. Bynum Harrison Barnes scored 22 of his 26 points in the first half to lead four Tar Heels to score at least 13 points Friday night but only Cameron Johnson’s 17 points came in a victory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxhSQxTnt7M&ab_channel=NBAMotion In 37 minutes of Sacramento’s 115–94 home loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, Barnes led the …

Wes Miller should be the next Carolina coach

By R.L. Bynum Either of the most likely candidates to replace legendary Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams at North Carolina — Wes Miller or Hubert Davis — would be terrific choices because neither would ever leave their alma mater for another job. Anybody who thinks that UNC athletics director Bubba Cunningham will hire somebody …