UNC thumps bad BC team in one of best overall games of season

While it’s hard to gauge a performance against a bad and rusty Boston College team, North Carolina looked the best it has all season, particularly in the first half, on both ends of the court in a blowout win. The Tar Heels (10–3, 2–0 ACC) created some of the best ball movement of the season, with players coming off screens for open shots and driving to the basket. UNC needed a few minutes to shake off the rust from a 12-day break but rolled to 91–65 ACC victory Sunday after missing its first seven shots.
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Record-breaking QB Howell to enter 2022 NFL draft

As expected, Sam Howell will skip his senior season at North Carolina and enter the 2022 NFL draft. The greatest quarterback in program history made the announcement in a video posted on his Instagram and Twitter pages Saturday afternoon.More

Tar Heels in NBA: White hits 24, makes big plays for hot Bulls; Bullock ties season-high in return; Johnson scores 20

Coby White keeps rolling along and so do the Chicago Bulls. Meanwhile, Reggie Bullock of the Dallas Mavericks returned after missing six games and had his best night since early December. White scored a season-high 24 points for the second time in five games and scrambled for a loose ball to set up the game-winning shot. The Bulls won 108–106 at Indiana on Friday to extend their winning streak to six.More

Davis focused on fixing defensive issues rather than scheduling chaos

Faced with another stretch of pandemic-fueled scheduling chaos, Carolina coach Hubert Davis is focusing on what he can control and fixing his team’s issues. At the top of that list is a defense that gave up layup lines and many easy shots in embarrassing losses to Tennessee and Kentucky, and the need for energy and toughness to prevent any more games like that.More

Suns sign Jackson to 10-day contract

As expected, the Phoenix Suns signed Justin Jackson to a 10-day hardship contract on Tuesday. Jackson, who played one minute in one game during his 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics, joins Cameron Johnson on a team missing key players. Deandre Ayton, Jae Crowder, JaVale McGee and Abdel Nader are still in the NBA’s health-and-safety protocols. More

UNC rolls past short-handed Syracuse, extends unbeaten streak to 12

By R.L. Bynum If the unbeaten No. 24 North Carolina women’s basketball team was going to face a challenge, it wasn’t likely to come from a Syracuse team with only seven available players. Once the Tar Heels got rolling, there was little Syracuse could do. They moved to 12–0 and 2–0 in the ACC with…More

UNC’s game at BC moved a day later

By R.L. Bynum The good news is that Carolina’s men’s basketball team still has a game scheduled for this weekend at Boston College. That game, though, will be played at 1 p.m. Sunday (ESPN2) instead of the originally scheduled time of noon on Saturday. The change will only give the Tar Heels (9–3, 1–0) two…More