Video: UNC Players Post-Texas A&M Locker Room Interviews
North Carolina fell to Texas A&M, 86-65, in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday, and afterward the Tar Heels discussed the defeat and their season. Here are the interviews from the locker room featuring Kenny Williams, Cameron Johnson, Brandon Robinson, and Andrew Platek.
Bench Boosts Tar Heels in Brooklyn
Down 12-0 in Thursday's ACC Tournament quarterfinal, Roy Williams turned to his bench and said, "One, two, three, four, five. Go in the game." "That was it," sophomore wing Brandon Robinson said. Robinson, along with Seventh Woods, Andrew Platek, Garrison Brooks, and Sterling Manley entered the game to relieve North Carolina's starting five.
NC State fan ejected from arena after incident with UNC player
PNC Arena security ejected an N.C. State fan in the second half of Saturday’s game with North Carolina. The fan, sitting in a courtside seat across from the UNC bench, made contact with UNC sophomore guard Brandon Robinson midway through the second half. PNC Arena management and N.C. State athletic officials declined to release the name of the fan.
Tar Heels Today: Previewing NC State, basketball & recruiting notes
Looking at yesterday's UNC scores and today's schedule, previewing Saturday's UNC vs. NC State matchup, some basketball news & notes, a happy 41st birthday to Vince Carter and more in Thursday's Tar Heels Today.
Roy Williams Trusting Brandon Robinson Off the Bench
Two shots, two made threes. That was UNC sophomore Brandon Robinson's stat line in Tuesday's 87-79 win over Clemson on Tuesday. He only played nine minutes, but the reserve shooting guard's contribution was significant. "He had some good minutes. He really did," Roy Williams said during Friday's press conference ahead of UNC's Saturday game against Georgia Tech.
Quick Hitters – UNC vs. Clemson
Best stat of the night? The Tar Heels assisted on 23 of their 26 made baskets, including multiple assists from all five starters. Speaking of the starters, they also all accumulated double-digit points. As a whole, North Carolina shot 15-for-31 from behind the three-point line, including two from Brandon Robinson, who has quietly given some strong minutes recently.
Video: Shea Rush makes shot from upper level of Dean Dome
North Carolina sophomore forward Shea Rush sinks an incredible trick shot from the upper level of the Dean Dome with the video assist from teammate Brandon Robinson.
Tar Heels look for boost from reserves
“I’ve always thought those guys coming off the bench have to give you something,” Roy Williams said. One of the latest to do that is sophomore swingman Brandon Robinson, who scored a career-high eight points in Friday’s victory against Davidson. Williams will look for more Sunday when the Tar Heels play for the third time in five days, with Tulane visiting the Smith Center.
Pinson, Robinson’s impacts transcend statlines in UNC basketball win over Davidson
When their names were called, the forward who battled foul trouble early and the reserve who’d been waiting for his moment to break out all season played exactly how their team needed them to. Theo Pinson's and Brandon Robinson's respective impacts demonstrated how deep this team is right now. And hinted at how special this team eventually could be.
Brandon Robinson Gives Tar Heels a Spark
The career-high eight points can be seen in the box score, but it was Brandon Robinson's effort and energy that stood out most in North Carolina's 85-75 win over Davidson on Friday night. At the 16:30 mark in the second half, Robinson dove right in front of the UNC bench to keep a ball alive and then seconds later tipped out an offensive rebound.
Lucas: Coach Says
On a night when Joel Berry's 27 points and Luke Maye's 24 points and 17 rebounds will get most of the headlines, it was Brandon Robinson and fellow reserve Sterling Manley who were key off the bench. In the 85-75 win over Davidson, the North Carolina bench had 15 points, with Robinson (eight points) and Manley (seven points) carrying the full scoring load for the subs.
Video: UNC Players Post-Davidson Locker Room Interviews
UNC defeated Davidson, 85-75, on Friday at Spectrum Center to improve to 7-1. Luke Maye scored 24 points and grabbed 17 rebounds and Joel Berry totaled 27 points while handing out 4 assists in the win. UNC outrebounded Davidson, 54-23. Here is what Luke Maye, Kenny Williams, Brandon Robinson, and Theo Pinson had to say afterwards:
Update on the Status of UNC's Brandon Robinson
North Carolina sophomore wing Brandon Robinson told Inside Carolina following the Tar Heels' win over Stanford on Monday night that he has been participating in dummy drills in practice and expects to play in the PK80 event later this week. “My shoulder just came out of place and it went back in," Robinson said. "I should be able to play Thursday in Portland.”
Brandon Robinson Stronger and More Comfortable
Brandon Robinson's go-to meal is a ribeye steak with two sweet potatoes. The UNC sophomore had this meal plenty in the offseason as he focused on gaining weight. UNC basketball strength and conditioning coach Jonas Sahratian's weight gain philosophy for Robinson is 'if you see it, eat it.' The 6-foot-5, 170-pound Georgia native said he's already seeing dividends.
The 16 basketball teams that have a realistic shot at the NCAA Tournament title
Wild Card: North Carolina - Joel Berry II broke his hand. We don't know what to expect from Seventh Woods and Brandon Robinson. Luke Maye has a lot more on his broad shoulders. Will Theo Pinson thrive with more responsibility than he's ever had? Carolina's got some good pieces but everything is going to have to hit like a tuning fork in order for the Tar Heels to repeat.