UNC shows some of its best offense of the season in its third consecutive victory

By R.L. BynumCHAPEL HILL — North Carolina has rarely been in the zone offensively this season, but leave it to the classic Syracuse zone defense to bring that out a little for the Tar Heels. With uncommon patience in the half-court offense, crisp perimeter passing and the ability to push the ball up court in …

Tar Heels show rust from 3-week layoff in home loss to Miami

UNC’s women have their worst shooting game of the season and most turnovers By R.L. Bynum CHAPEL HILL — It was easy to see, from the offensive sloppiness to the shooting struggles, that North Carolina hadn’t played in 21 days. Against a Miami team that had played three times since the Tar Heels’ last game, …

Tar Heels in NBA: Bradley produces double-double in second game of season; Johnson scores 16 in Suns road win; Anthony 0–2 as Magic starter

By R.L. Bynum With only seven players available for the Philadelphia 76ers, Tony Bradley figured to get into a game for only the second time this season. He took advantage of the chance in the Sixers’ 115–103 home loss to the Denver Nuggets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjQMIKKg1CE&ab_channel=NBAHonestBoxScoreHighlights In 24 minutes, Bradley, a member of UNC’s 2017 NCAA championship …

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes scores 21 in loss; Magic falls at Houston in Anthony’s first career start

By R.L. Bynum It was a night full of frustrating losses for UNC alums on Friday night, with Harrison Barnes’ 21-point, game in a blowout loss the individual highlight. Barnes put up his third game score of at least 20 with 20.2 in a 144–123 home loss to the Toronto Raptors. Barnes tied his season-high …

Tar Heels in NBA: After battling COVID-19 and working back into game shape, Little makes season debut

By R.L. Bynum Nassir Little only scored two points in eight minutes on Thursday night but the big news was that he was finally back on the court for the Portland Trail Blazers after a battle with COVID-19 and then working his way back into game shape. After being added to the active roster two …

Tar Heels in NBA: Career-high 36 for White; an injury means more playing time for Anthony; Green, Bullock have best games of season

By R.L. Bynum It was big night for UNC alums in the NBA with a career-high 36 points from Coby White, the best games of the season for Danny Green and Reggie Bullock and news that will mean more playing time for Cole Anthony. Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford has said that he wants to …

Tar Heels in NBA: White scores 21, pulls down career-high 10 rebounds as short-handed Bulls keep rolling

By R.L. Bynum Coby White is on a roll and so are the Chicago Bulls. White scored 21, dished out five assists and pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds as the Bulls rallied from a 20-point first-half to earn a big 111–108 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers for their second consecutive victory. After Chicago …

UNC masters winning ugly, hitting big late shots for a second straight game

Black scores career-high 16, hits big late 3; Platek beats Miami on baseline drive with 3 seconds left By R.L. Bynum If you’re a Carolina fan and you don’t like winning ugly or frequently yelling at your television, it might be a good time to opt out of the season. For the second consecutive game, …

Tar Heels in NBA: Barnes, Green play well; Magic formula for Anthony is to take it slowly

By R.L. Bynum Harrison Barnes continues to be the most consistent Tar Heel early in the NBA season. It didn’t go well for his Sacramento Kings in a 137–106 loss at Golden State, but Barnes put together an 18-point, 9-rebound effort and his third game score of 16 or more. Barnes has become a veteran …

Tar Heels in NFL: Big NFL debut for Antonio Williams; several UNC alums make playoffs

By R.L. Bynum The feel-good Week 17 story for Carolina fans was Antonio Williams’ NFL debut for the Buffalo Bills. In the Bills’ 56–26 home win over the Miami Dolphins, Williams ran for 63 yards and two touchdowns and caught a pass for 20 more yards. https://twitter.com/BuffaloBills/status/1345831696386699265?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1345831696386699265%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.syracuse.com%2Fbuffalo-bills%2F2021%2F01%2Fwho-is-antonio-williams-bills-udfa-rb-scores-twice-in-buffalos-week-17-win.html It was an impressive first game for Williams, …