Ustby makes All-ACC Women’s Basketball Academic Team for second consecutive year

Not only is Carolina’s Alyssa Ustby a versatile basketball player who can punt, pass and kick a football, but she’s also a good student. For the second consecutive year, the rising junior from Rochester, Minn., was named to the All-ACC Women’s Basketball Academic team. The honor came Tuesday, days after she won the UNC punt, pass and kick competition and kicked a 35-yard field goal at Kenan Stadium at halftime of the spring football game.More

Five-star stretch-five girls star picks UNC over UConn, 7 others

It’s a big sign that a women’s basketball program is taking huge strides on the national stage when it beats out Connecticut for a recruit. North Carolina has now done it twice in three years. Five-star 6–3 stretch-five Ciera Toomey, the No. 3 Class of 2023 player, committed to the Tar Heels on Monday night, picking UNC over seven other schools, including UConn, in an announcement on Twitter and Instagram.More

Tar Heels in NBA: Pinson, after perfect shooting night and season-best game, says his Mavs can win it all; season-highs for Ellington, Bradley

Although it’s been a tough season for Theo Pinson personally, playing sparingly and then battling an injury the last couple of months, his Dallas Mavericks have thrived. His regular season ended impressively, though, with a perfect shooting night, scoring a season-high 16 points in the Mavericks’ regular-season-ending 130–120 home win Sunday over the San Antonio Spurs.More

Basketball star Ustby kicks up the awe factor with 35-yard field goal

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — Carolina fans already knew that Alyssa Ustby was versatile from watching her score, pass, rebound, distribute and defend on the basketball court with dogged determination. But they didn’t know just how versatile until she kicked it up a few notches at halftime of UNC’s #TyleeStrong Spring Football Game on…More

Downs catching intense competition to replace Howell at QB

CHAPEL HILL — There are a lot of questions coming out of spring practice for Carolina but who will be the big-play receiver isn’t one of them. Drake Maye figures to be the favorite to start at quarterback for the Tar Heels in August, but whoever gets the call has the real luxury of throwing to junior wide receiver Josh Downs. Downs showed that big-play prowess again with first-half touchdown receptions of 12 yards from Jacolby Criswell and 38 yards from Maye.More