Kenny Williams News Archive

The Agony of Defeat

Cameron Johnson sat by his locker silent and stunned. After speaking with reporters, the North Carolina graduate transfer put a towel over his head, looked down, and stared at the floor. With seven television microphones stuffed in his face, UNC junior Kenny Williams struggled to find words for what just happened. North Carolina's season had just ended.

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.

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.

Video: UNC Players Pre-Texas A&M Locker Room Interviews

North Carolina's locker room was open for interviews for 40 minutes Saturday before the Tar Heels practiced at Spectrum Center to prepare for Sunday's opponent, Texas A&M, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Here is what Theo Pinson, Luke Maye, Kenny Williams, Joel Berry, and Sterling Manley had to say:

Video: Luke Maye, Kenny Williams, Cameron Johnson Pre-Texas A&M Press Conference

North Carolina's Kenny Williams, Cameron Johnson, and Luke Maye speak with the media on Saturday ahead of the Tar Heels' game against Texas A&M Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Kenny Williams soaks up spotlight in NCAA Tournament return

Kenny Williams knew this would be his moment. He told his North Carolina teammates as much before Friday's game against Lipscomb, the junior's first NCAA Tournament game on the active roster since sitting out the second half of the 2016-17 season with a knee injury. He played sparingly in the tournament two years ago, but he didn't record a single shot attempt.

Kenny Williams Elevating Play in Postseason

A year removed from watching UNC's postseason run from the bench, Kenny Williams elevated his game in Brooklyn and continued that trend in the NCAA Tournament’s opening round on Friday. Williams, who missed UNC’s title run last season with a torn meniscus, has been honest this week about the difficulty of being relegated to cheerleader status on the sideline.

From limbo to lethal: How guard Kenny Williams led UNC win over Lipscomb

Kenny Williams was in limbo for UNC’s 2017 NCAA championship run – part of it and yet not part of it, on the bench cheering with a torn-up knee when he wanted to be on the court. So while North Carolina’s 84-66 win over Lipscomb Friday at the Spectrum Center was fairly routine as far as first-round NCAA tournament wins go, for Williams it was anything but.

Video: Roy Williams, Theo Pinson, Kenny Williams Post-Lipscomb Press Conference

North Carolina coach Roy Williams, senior Theo Pinson, and junior Kenny Williams speak with the media following the Tar Heels' 84-66 win over Lipscomb on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Charlotte.

Video: Roy Williams Coaches Theo Pinson & Kenny Williams During Postgame Press Conference

Roy Williams never stops coaching, as put on display during the postgame press conference following the Tar Heels' First Round win over Lipscomb in the NCAA Tournament. Williams interrupted Theo Pinson to explain why a shot Kenny Williams took during the game was a bad shot.

Video: UNC Players Post-Lipscomb Locker Room Interviews

North Carolina advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday by defeating Lipscomb, 84-66, at Spectrum Center and is now one game away from the Sweet 16 of the West Region. Here is what Kenny Williams, Sterling Manley, Luke Maye, Joel Berry, Theo Pinson, Garrison Brooks, and Cameron Johnson had to say after the game:

Joel Berry Passes Michael Jordan’s Points Record With Win Over Lipscomb

Kenny Williams scored 18 points and North Carolina took its time before beating Lipscomb 84-66 Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. UNC's Joel Berry II hit a milestone during the game against Lipscomb. He passed Michael Jordan's all-time scoring list for a career high of 1790 points. Theo Pinson had 15 points and flirted with a triple-double.

Defending champ North Carolina opens up, tops Lipscomb 84-66

Kenny Williams scored 18 points and defending national champion North Carolina took its time before opening up, beating Lipscomb 84-66 Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Theo Pinson had 15 points and flirted with a triple-double for the Tar Heels, the No. 2 seed in the West. UNC won its 12th NCAA game in 13 tries going back to the 2016 tournament.

UNC’s Kenny Williams in key role, a year after injury

A year later, Kenny Williams finds himself in a key role for North Carolina as it begins a quest for the 2018 championship here Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Tar Heels (25-10), a No. 2 seed in the West Regional, will open their defense against No. 15 Lipscomb (23-9) from the Atlantic Sun Conference at The Spectrum Center.

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