Heels absorb No. 1 Louisville’s best punches early, then their furious rally falls short

By R.L. Bynum If you’re going to play the nation’s No. 1 team, it’s helpful if that team isn’t trying to shake off a pair of narrow wins. Added to that, Louisville knew before its game against North Carolina started that No. 2 N.C. State and No. 3 Connecticut each lost earlier Thursday. The host …

UNC will be back to finishing football season against N.C. State in 2021, opens at Virginia Tech

By R.L. Bynum After playing rival N.C. State in the middle of the season for the first time since 2013, it will be back to facing the Wolfpack in the regular-season finale again in the 2021 season. This season, the rivals will play on the day after Thanksgiving. Carolina’s football schedule, in likely the final …

Tar Heels in NBA: Ellington’s 3-point barrage continues in win; Barnes hits 21 in victory; Green has 14 in 76ers win over Lakers

By R.L. Bynum Wayne Ellington crazy streak of 3-point efficiency just keeps gaining momentum, with his sweet jumper that Carolina fans remember propelling the Detroit Pistons to their second consecutive victory. In a 122–107 road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Ellington made four 3-pointers and collected 17 points and two steals. After Ellington had three …

UNC solidifies its NCAA tournament resume with Quad 1 victory at Pittsburgh

By R.L. Bynum North Carolina’s NCAA tournament prospects that were shaky just a couple of weeks ago now look solid after six wins in seven games, three consecutive victories and, more importantly, finally a Quad 1 victory. The Tar Heels streak of making nine consecutive NCAA tournaments looks safe. After Carolina went 14–19 last season, …

Surging Tar Heels pound the ball inside consistently, hold off Pitt

By R.L. Bynum Roy Williams has a lot of reasons to be happy. Not only has North Carolina won three consecutive games and six of its last seven, the Tar Heels are doing it the way he loves — with the offense focused on getting the ball to their two big men. With better facilitating …

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony scores season-high 21 with four 3-pointers; Ellington’s amazing shooting streak continues with six 3-pointers

By R.L. Bynum It was a good night to be a UNC alum with an open shot outside of the 3-point arc, and it was the best night of Cole Anthony’s short NBA career. Three Tar Heels were a collective 12 for 18 (67%) from 3-point range on Monday night — the Detroit Pistons’ Wayne …

Watts just misses triple-double, scores 25 in UNC’s huge victory over Notre Dame

By R.L. BynumCHAPEL HILL — One game after putting her shooting slump behind her, North Carolina’s Stephanie Watts kicked her game into overdrive, missed the program’s first triple-double by one assist and was a catalyst on both ends of the court. She led a Carolina rally from seven points down with 4:46 left to snap …

Tar Heels in NBA: Ellington’s torrid, record-breaking perimeter-shooting streak continues; Johnson scores 19 in 2-OT loss

By R.L. Bynum Any Tar Heels fans who remember Carolina’s run to the 2009 national title know that Wayne Ellington seemingly can’t miss when he gets on a run of good shooting games. He’s enjoying another one of those now for the Detroit Pistons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9LJos6VXIA&ab_channel=FOXSportsDetroit Ellington was 4 of 6 from 3-point range and scored …

Confident Love helps boost inside game; Bacot, Sharpe shine in win over Pack

By R.L. Bynum When Caleb Love and Armando Bacot are confident and consistent, North Carolina is going to be hard to beat. N.C. State discovered that Saturday when it was obvious that both were in a groove as the Tar Heels avenged a December loss with an 86–76 victory at the Smith Center. Carolina (10–5, …

Tar Heels in NBA: White’s point guard development shows in win; Barnes hits 21

By R.L. Bynum Back in his home state Friday night, Coby White played well with 18 points in the Chicago Bulls’ 123–110 win after splitting a pair of one-point games in Charlotte last season. With one of his best overall games of the season, he’s showing signs of developing the point guard skills first-year Coach …