Tar Heels in NBA: With 30 points, eight 3-pointers, White part of making NBA history

By R.L. Bynum Chalk up the latest clash between Coby White and Zion Williamson to the point guard from Carolina and Goldsboro, who was part of making NBA history on Wednesday. With a career-high eight 3-pointers, White outscored Williamson 30–29 as the Chicago Bulls rolled to a 129–116 home victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. …

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony suffers a painful strained right shoulder

By R.L. Bynum Cole Anthony is dealing with another injury and he can only hope that he doesn’t miss as many games as he did last season for Carolina. After missing 11 Carolina games last season with a partially torn meniscus in his right knee, Anthony strained his right shoulder in the second quarter of …

Tar Heels in NBA: Jackson has best game of season as Thunder pushes Lakers to overtime

By R.L. Bynum When given a chance, Justin Jackson has rewarded the Oklahoma City Thunder. Monday night was one of those chances as he scored eight of his 14 points in the second half and was 6 of 10 from the floor with two 3-pointers in the Thunder’s overtime 119–112 road loss to the Los …

Ustby leads UNC to 3rd upset of a top-10 N.C. State team in 3 years

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL —  When North Carolina sees Wolfpack red, it doesn’t seem to matter what N.C. State has accomplished before the game — the Tar Heels’ play shoots up several levels and challenges the Pack. For the third consecutive season, the Tar Heels defeated a top-10 N.C. State team, this time taking …

Tar Heels in NBA: Another huge game for Barnes, surging Kings; White’s Bulls avenge loss to Anthony’s Magic

By R.L. Bynum Coby White’s Bulls avenged a loss the night before to Cole Anthony’s Magic, but the big Saturday story for Tar Heels in the NBA was Harrison Barnes’ huge game for the surging Sacramento Kings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ5m_4ePrMY&ab_channel=BAKETS Barnes had 28 points, five 3-pointers, seven rebounds and four assists to lead the Kings to a …

Love’s best game of the season, scoring balance lead UNC to big win at Duke

By R.L. BynumNorth Carolina saved its best combination of inside scoring punch and perimeter-shooting clout all season for rival Duke. And freshman point guard Caleb Love saved his best game of the season for college basketball’s best rivalry. The Blue Devils were pesky to put away but they couldn’t handle all of that in the …

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony wins first of two weekend ‘friendly rivalry’ games with White, says games easier on body than UNC practices

By R.L. Bynum Cole Anthony won his first NBA matchup with Coby White in a clash of Carolina’s previous two starting point guards Friday but White gets a chance to avenge that result Saturday night. Anthony’s two free throws with 16.4 seconds left helped put away the Orlando Magic’s 123–119 home win over the Chicago …

Big early deficit too much for UNC again in loss to FSU

By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina’s pattern of getting off to rough starts and trying to scramble back is one that has given the Tar Heels a small margin of error as they try to wage comebacks. The mostly young Tar Heels are in a stretch of learning one tough lesson after another. …

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes has Kings surging, other teams targeting him for a trade; Green hits 16, moves up all-time 3-pointers list

By R.L. Bynum There are a lot of reasons why the Sacramento Kings have fought back from a 5–10 start to nearly reach .500. One of them has been the consistent play of Harrison Barnes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbxn6M4l_bc&ab_channel=ABC10 Barnes contributed 24 points, five rebounds and six assists to lead the 10–11 Kings to a 116–111 home victory …

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony scores 16, throws down one-handed, highlight-reel dunk follow; Ellington hits cold shooting streak; Little out with knee strain

By R.L. Bynum Cole Anthony scored 16 points for the second consecutive game but, unfortunately for the Orlando Magic, it was in another loss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpQyJWVQFB8&ab_channel=NBABasketballPLEASELIKEANDSUBSCRIBE His play that will get the most attention during the 123–108 setback against Toronto came in the third quarter when he rebounded a miss with one hand and slammed in …