Howell, UNC provide glimpse of why expectations are so high

By R.L. Bynum On a rainy, messy spring day at Kenan Stadium, fans got a glimpse of Carolina’s Heisman Trophy candidate and a look at other key elements that will make the Tar Heels a highly ranked team next season. Sam Howell connected on 6 of 10 passes for 118 yards and one touchdown and …

Tar Heels in NBA: White explains his improved overall play after a turnover-free 18-point game

By R.L. Bynum Returning to the starting lineup seems to have been the change that turned around Coby White’s second season in the NBA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aB0sJsnJIE&ab_channel=NBAMotion It’s also worked out decently for the Chicago Bulls even though they have been playing without leading scorer Zach LaVine, who has been out under the league’s health and safety …

Tar Heels in NBA: Big scoring games from Barnes, Bullock and Green; another efficient game for White

By R.L. Bynum On a busy Wednesday for Tar Heels that included Justin Jackson finding a new NBA home, six scored in double figures, led by Harrison Barnes’ 22 points in Sacramento’s 128–125 home victory over Minnesota. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8q5p8dzHo8&ab_channel=NFHBall Jackson signed a two-way contract with Milwaukee and could make his Bucks debut Thursday at 7 p.m. …

Justin Jackson signs with Milwaukee

By R.L. Bynum The Milwaukee Bucks have signed Justin Jackson to a two-way roster spot. Jackson, in his fourth NBA season, averaged 7.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 33 games for the Oklahoma City Thunder before being released April 5. https://twitter.com/JJacks_44/status/1385030489984147463 Jackson fills the slot left when former Virginia star Mamadi Diakite’s two-way …

Tar Heels in NBA: Bullock ‘on a roll,’ has another terrific game in Knicks’ 7th consecutive victory

By R.L. Bynum Reggie Bullock keeps on playing well and all the New York Knicks can do is win. Bullock contributed 16 points, five 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block as the Knicks earned a 109–97 home victory Tuesday night over the Charlotte Hornets for their seventh consecutive victory. The Madison …