With defense, effort lacking, UNC struggles in loss to Vols

By R.L. Bynum Two areas that Coach Hubert Davis never wants to worry about are defense and effort, but both are big concerns through four games. Brady Manek and Armando Bacot gave North Carolina big offensive games. But the problem for the Tar Heels was that there was very little scoring punch from anybody else…More

Garcia’s monster game can’t push UNC by Purdue

By R.L. Bynum No. 18 Carolina fought well against No. 6 Purdue considering the Tar Heels were playing without their best defender and missed their best inside player because of foul trouble for most of the game. UNC (3–1) nearly overcame that all, but the Boilermakers were too dangerous from the perimeter and too physical…More