Joel Berry Returns, Details Video Game Antics

Joel Berry recounted a story from his youth of playing video games with his dad and throwing the controller at him. “It’s just because I’m competitive and that’s what makes me who I am." The preseason All-ACC point guard returned a week earlier than anticipated, scoring eight points and dishing out eight assists against a Bison team picked to win the Patriot League. (Inside Carolina)

UNC-Bucknell Postgame Notes

Theo Pinson scored a career-high 19 points and made a career-best nine free throws in 10 attempts. Freshman Sterling Manley had 16 points and 13 rebounds. It was his first college double-double. Tonight was Roy Williams' 400th win as UNC's head coach (400-115). He is the only coach in NCAA history to win 400 games at two schools (418 at Kansas). (

Video: Roy Williams Post-Bucknell Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 93-81 win over Bucknell on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. The win was Williams' 400th at UNC. View Video...

Video: UNC Players Post-Bucknell Locker Room Interviews

Tar Heel Illustrated caught up with several Tar Heels following their 93-81 victory over Bucknell on Wednesday night at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill. Here is what Sterling Manley, Joel Berry, Luke Maye and Theo Pinson had to say: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Roy Williams Post-Bucknell Quotes

Other than his shooting, what did you think of Joel Berry tonight? Roy Williams: "I thought he was really good. I halfway expected that with his shooting, but when he made that first one I thought maybe I was going to be wrong. Tough kid. Played 30 minutes, and I'm mad at myself that I played him that much. But he doesn't have any bad effects from playing." (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Takes Down Bucknell, 93-81 - Game Highlights

Luke Maye (20 points, 9 rebounds), Theo Pinson (career-high 19 points, 6 assists) and Sterling Manley (16 points, 13 rebounds) led the Tar Heels to the 93-81 victory over Bucknell in Chapel Hill on November 15, 2017. View Video...

Video: Sterling Manley Records a Double-Double vs. Bucknell

In his second game as a Tar Heel, North Carolina freshman Sterling Manley pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds and scored 16 points in the win over Bucknell on November 15, 2017. View Video...

Roy Williams Records UNC Win No. 400

North Carolina's 93-81 win over Bucknell on Wednesday night was Roy Williams' 400th win at UNC. Williams is the first coach to win 400 games at two schools. The Hall of Fame coach won 418 games at Kansas from 1988-2003. "I think it’s unique and it’s really weird that if we win Wednesday night that it’ll be win No. 400 and it will also be No. 200 at home." (Inside Carolina)

Luke Maye, No. 9 UNC hold on to beat Bucknell, 93-81

Luke Maye scored 20 points and No. 9 UNC gave coach Roy Williams his 400th victory at the school, a 93-81 win over Bucknell on Wednesday. Theo Pinson added a career-high 19 points for the Tar Heels, who welcomed back Final Four Most Outstanding Player Joel Berry on the same day graduate transfer Cameron Johnson was lost for 4-6 weeks following knee surgery. (Associated Press)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Bucknell

That was a pretty solid win against a likely NCAA Tournament team without one of UNC's best scorers in Cam Johnson. The 93-81 win isn't one that will go in the time capsule, but it's also one the Tar Heels could have lost--but didn't. What a luxury to have two seniors who have played together as much as Joel Berry and Theo Pinson. Their chemistry was evident. (

North Carolina Holds Off Bucknell, 93-81

No. 9 North Carolina withstood a second half charge by a veteran Bucknell squad in Joel Berry’s first game back to secure a 93-81 victory Wednesday. Freshman center Sterling Manley flirted with a double-double in his Tar Heel debut (nine points, eight rebounds) and exploded past that threshold against the Bison with 16 points and 13 rebounds in 16 minutes. (Inside Carolina)

Box Score: North Carolina 93, Bucknell 81

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 93-81 win over Bucknell in the PK80 Invitational on Wednesday night in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

Cameron Johnson Undergoes Surgery For Knee Injury

University of North Carolina guard Cameron Johnson suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee, an injury he suffered in practice on Monday, Nov. 13. Johnson underwent surgery at UNC Hospitals on Wednesday afternoon. Surgery went well, and Johnson is expected to miss four to six weeks of action. "I'm extremely disappointed for Cameron," says head coach Roy Williams. (

Lucas: Repercussions Of Cameron Johnson's Absence

With surgery happening this afternoon, Cameron Johnson's projected return is unknown. Which means that outside shooting could be problematic in some of the big upcoming games, including next weekend's trip to Stanford and the PK80, a home tilt with Michigan, a game in Charlotte against Davidson (a team that has started the year hot) and a game at Tennessee. (

Fedora Live: Senior Day

UNC will honor at least 16 players on Senior Day prior to kickoff of Saturday’s home finale against Western Carolina. “A lot of guys have put a lot of blood and sweat into the program and have seen some really good times and have some tough times,” Larry Fedora said Tuesday night. “It’s bittersweet to see these guys finish their career and move on into life." (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels and Gamecocks to Continue Baseball Rivalry Game in Charlotte for 2018 & 2019

The annual baseball rivalry game between the University of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina will continue to be played at BB&T Ballpark in 2018 and 2019. South Carolina will be the home team on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. UNC is the designated host for the 2019 contest on a date to be determined. (

Ex-UNC football player's estate sues ACC, NCAA over concussions

Representatives of a former North Carolina football player's estate are suing the Atlantic Coast Conference and the NCAA, saying they ignored the dangers of concussions and it led to Ryan Hoffman's death. Sandra LaMountain and Noah Hoffman brought the 39-page lawsuit on behalf of Ryan Hoffman's estate and filed it Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Greensboro. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Theo Pinson Alludes to Joel Berry’s Return

There is no better source for Joel Berry health news than Theo Pinson. The senior Tar Heels are roommates, teammates, and really good friends. On Wednesday morning, hours before the Tar Heels host Bucknell in the Dean E. Smith Center, Pinson posted this message and picture to his personal Instagram account, saying "Welcome back 2!." (Inside Carolina)

Report: UNC’s Cameron Johnson out vs Bucknell

University of North Carolina guard Cameron Johnson will miss his team’s game against Bucknell on Wednesday night due to a sprained neck (Update: knee surgery). Johnson also sat out of North Carolina’s season-opening win over Northern Iowa on Friday as a result of the injury. Johnson transferred to North Carolina after last year from Pittsburgh. (FanRag Sports)

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