4-star defensive lineman Hakeem Beamon de-commits from North Carolina
After attending camp in June 2017, 4-star defensive lineman Hakeem Beamon commited to North Carolina. Nearly a year later, the 6-foot-3, 245-pound defender has de-committed. In the time since Beamon made his commitment to UNC, he’s picked up offers from Alabama, Penn State, Ohio State and other programs. He also has taken an unofficial visit to Clemson.
Spenser Dalton: 2017-2018 Season Takeaways
I remember thinking early in the season how much this team hustled after loose balls, took charges and battled for rebounds. When the Tar Heels were at their best, they looked nearly unstoppable, and the toughness they showed was a major part of what made them good. There’s a lot to be proud of this season, so here’s an assessment of some of those great traits.
Joel Berry & Theo Pinson Aren't Entirely Going Away
The final chapter of Joel Berry's and Theo Pinson's legacies shouldn’t be written yet. The effect they’ve had on teammates is immeasurable. “To me personally, they’ve meant the world just helping me grow as a person,” junior Kenny Williams said, following North Carolina’s season-ending loss to Texas A&M on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
What UNC will look like next season without Joel Berry and Theo Pinson
Joel Berry and Theo Pinson left North Carolina’s locker room after Sunday’s loss to Texas A&M to wait for the post-game press conference. Starters Kenny Williams, Luke Maye and Cam Johnson were left in the stunned locker room to answer questions about UNC's second-round loss to the Aggies. It was a glimpse of what next season will look like for the Tar Heels.
Cox Mill’s Rechon Black, Wendell Moore named to N.C. coaches all-state team
Cox Mill junior Wendell Moore is the 2017-18 N.C. Basketball Coaches Association all-state boys high school player of the year. Moore, a 6-foot-6 junior, averaged 25 points and eight rebounds this season. He led his team to a second straight N.C. 3A state championship and repeated as state finals MVP. Teammate and UNC signee Rechon Black was also a first-team selection.
Tar Heels look to future without mainstays Berry, Pinson
Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson led the way as North Carolina won Atlantic Coast Conference titles, reached two Final Fours and claimed a national championship. Now they've played their final games, and the Tar Heels have massive holes to fill: Berry's competitiveness at the point, Pinson's knack for playmaking and the duo's role as UNC's seen-it-all leaders.
Video: Cota, Forte lead UNC to upset of No. 1 seed Stanford - March 19, 2000
March 19, 2000 - Joseph Forte scores 17 points and Ed Cota has 10 assists to lead No. 8 seed North Carolina to a 60-53 win over top seed Stanford in the NCAA second round.
Only pain, only silence after stunning loss ends UNC's season
This loss, an 86-65 defeat to Texas A&M, was UNC's first in this tournament since falling to Villanova on a buzzer-beater in the 2016 title game. This pain wasn't that pain; nothing could be. But the shock was just as debilitating for the defending champions, casualties of March sooner than anyone expected. "I didn't picture it ending it like this," Roy Williams said.
The Life of a Coaching Family – Part 1: Marriage and Coaching
Over the next few weeks, Under The Headset will deliver a three-part series called, The Life of a Coaching Family. The series will take a firsthand look into what it’s like to be married in the world of college coaching from the perspectives of the coach, spouse, and children. The insights for come from UNC football coach, Larry Fedora, and his family.
The Run Ends
UNC's amazing run came to an end Sunday, derailed by a two-headed monster from the southwest. One head belonged to Tyler Davis, a big man for whom the Tar Heels had no answers, and the other a collection of perimeter shooters who haven’t exactly been constants this season. And with it, Joel Berry and Theo Pinson have played their last games as Tar Heels.
2018 NCAA Tournament: The top 16 epic moments from an incredible first weekend
The Tar Heels were one of many highly seeded teams to be taken out by a lower-seeded team. No. 2 UNC fell 86-65 to No. 7 Texas A&M on Sunday in what wound up being the biggest margin of defeat in an NCAA Tournament game for Roy Williams. Even North Carolina couldn't save North Carolina. The Tar Heels got the opening weekend games in their own state.
Joel Berry, Theo Pinson leave to standing ovation
The loss not only ended the Tar Heels season but it ended the careers of seniors Theo Pinson and Joel Berry..The duo arrived at UNC as part of the 2014 recruiting class that also featured Justin Jackson. The three were all top 25 players and an important class for Roy Williams. Jackson left UNC after his junior season but is a huge part of the Tar Heels success.
UNC says goodbye to its seniors, the season earlier than expected
Theo Pinson and Joel Berry didn't go out the way they wanted, but what they accomplished is tough to match. Pinson said the message he'd pass to his teammates is to remember this feeling, adding, "It's the same feeling we had – well, it's a little bit different when we lost the national championship game." Losing Berry and Pinson felt like losing an era.
Video: Joel Berry, Theo Pinson Post-Texas A&M Locker Room Interviews
North Carolina seniors Joel Berry and Theo Pinson speak with reporters in the locker room following the Tar Heels' loss to Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Charlotte on Sunday.
Lucas: This Place
Big Theo pondered this moment, which he knew would happen eventually. "It will come to an end one day," he said of his son Theo Pinson's time at UNC, but also finding a way to speak for every single one of the rest of us. "When that happens, I won't have to look back and feel bad that it's over. Because I enjoyed the heck out of it every day that it was happening."
Scores & Schedules
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|Texas A&M: ||86|
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UNC @ California (FB)
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UNC @ East Carolina (FB)
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UNC vs. UCF (FB)
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Today In UNC History
March 19, 1977
Walter Davis, playing with a broken finger on his shooting hand, scores 21 points as fifth-ranked UNC beats No. 13 Kentucky, 79-72, in College Park, Maryland to reach the Final Four. The Tar Heels run the 4-Corners offense almost the entire second half to compensate for the absence of two injured starters, Phil Ford and Tommy LaGarde.
March 19, 1988
Carolina shoots a school record 79.0 percent from the floor (49 of 62) in 123-97 rout over Loyola Marymount in the NCAA Tournament second round. Ranzino Smith makes 11 of 14 shots en route to 27 points. Carolina has 26 turnovers, 20 more than Loyola, and wins by 26.
March 19, 2000
Joseph Forte scores 17 points and Ed Cota has 10 assists to lead No. 8 seed Carolina to a 60-53 win over top seed Stanford in the NCAA second round.
March 19, 2009
Tyler Hansbrough sinks a free throw in the first half of the NCAA Tournament first round win over Radford, giving him 2,770 points and breaking J.J. Redick’s (Duke) ACC scoring mark. He passed Larry Bird in the national semifinal win over Villanova and finished with 2,872 points, 12th in NCAA history.
Thought for the Day
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