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The complete 2018 NBA draft combine list

Oklahoma guard Trae Young, Alabama guard Collin Sexton, Duke forward Marvin Bagley III, Texas center Mohamed Bamba and Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr. headline the complete 2018 NBA Draft Combine list. The combine will be held in Chicago from May 16-20. Arizona forward DeAndre Ayton and Texas A&M center Robert Williams are among top prospects skipping the combine.

5 Things to Know: CB M.J. Stewart

Catch up on five things to know about Bucs’ second-round pick M.J. Stewart: Stewart is the all-time pass-breakup leader at UNC after adding 12 to his total his senior year. Over four years in Chapel Hill, he recorded 41 pass breakups, breaking the previous record of 40, set by Robert Williams. His sophomore season in 2015, he tied for the ACC lead with 18 pass breakups.

How bad was UNC’s loss to Texas A&M? A few stats to contextualize the upset

That UNC lost to No. 7 Texas A&M on Sunday was not unfathomable – the Aggies boast a likely NBA lottery pick in Robert Williams and are one of the tallest teams in college basketball. But to lose by 21 in their own backyard? That was hard to comprehend. So just how bad was UNC’s loss? Here are some statistics to provide some context on Sunday’s upset.

Texas A&M hopes to end reign of defending champ UNC

A year ago, when then-freshman forward Robert Williams closed his eyes and mulled whether to stay at Texas A&M or leave for the NBA, he envisioned Sunday. "You couldn't ask for a bigger blessing than to play the defending champs in the NCAA Tournament." The seventh-seeded Aggies take on second-seeded UNC on Sunday with a berth in the Sweet 16 on the line.

Tar Heels facing ‘tall’ task in second round against Texas A&M

The Texas A&M Aggies (21-12) feature a front line consisting of 6-foot-10, 264-pound junior Tyler Davis, 6-10, 241-pound sophomore Robert Williams and 6-9, 220-pound junior D.J. Hogg, all three of whom stand head-and-shoulders above everyone in North Carolina’s preferred small starting lineup. “Their size is impressive,” Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said Saturday.

Video: UNC Ready For 'Big' Battle With Texas A&M In 2nd Round

North Carolina will face one of its most physically challenging matchups to date when the 2nd-seeded Tar Heels face 7-seed Texas A&M in the 2nd Round of the NCAA Tournament. The Aggies feature two of the nation's best big men in Robert Williams and Tyler Davis.

Storylines: UNC vs. Texas A&M

Texas A&M's biggest strength on the court is its size. Likely NBA-lottery pick Robert Williams is 6-foot-10, 241 pounds, while center Tyler Davis is 6-foot-10, 264. Even "small" forward D.J. Hogg is listed at 6-foot-9, 210 pounds. Even getting past the starters, head coach Billy Kennedy can turn to 6-foot-10 senior Tonny Trocha-Morelos for quality minutes.

Recap: Former UNC Players in the NFL - Week 17

Tre Boston (Los Angeles Chargers) had seven tackles and his fifth interception of the season in the Chargers' win against Oakland. Ryan Switzer (Dallas Cowboys) had a season-high four catches for 32 yards. Former UNC players in the NFL playoffs will include Mack Hollins, Julius Peppers, Robert Quinn, Da'Norris Searcy, Sylvester Williams and Brandon Tate.

Texas A&M power forward Robert Williams happy he skipped draft to return to Aggies

Robert Williams’ mother, Tondra, has three jobs, including working as a cafeteria lady at his old middle school in Houston. His father, also named Robert, works as a custodian. Williams, a 6-foot-9 power forward from Texas A&M, was a projected lottery pick in the NBA Draft this year, and could’ve taken the millions he would’ve earned then to help give his parents a better life.

More than 60 players of 137 kept names in NBA draft

More than 60 of the 137 college players who had explored turning pro decided to remain in the NBA draft. Among those who didn't even test the NBA's rule in which you can attend the draft combine and team workouts and return to college as long as you don't sign with an agent were Michigan State's Miles Bridges and Texas A&M's Robert Williams -- both potential lottery picks.

Texas A&M forward Robert Williams returns for sophomore year with lofty personal and team goals

If you were surprised Robert Williams is coming back for his sophomore season, you're not alone. "I was surprised," said junior DJ Hogg. "I was very surprised," added guard Admon Gilder. Freshman JJ Caldwell agrees, "I mean I was surprised." Williams' decision caught his teammates off guard, but they couldn't be happier he made it.

Looking at impact 2017 players outside top 50

Freshmen Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson and Malik Monk have the chance to shape March. While each was heavily coveted, there were others, including Kamar Baldwin, Charlie Moore and Robert Williams, that have surprised many with their play. Who from the 2017 class could make a surprise run for their conference’s freshman of the year honors, but are not found in the top-50 of their class’ rankings?

Theo Pinson Out 8-12 Weeks

Junior wing Theo Pinson is expected to miss 8-to-12 weeks with a broken foot, Roy Williams announced during his radio show on Monday night. Pinson fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during practice three weeks ago. Dr. Robert Anderson, who also repaired Pinson’s left foot in May 2015, performed the surgery in Charlotte on Oct. 26.

Tar Heels feeling absence of Theo Pinson

North Carolina junior Theo Pinson had surgery on the broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot Wednesday in Charlotte. Coach Roy Williams said Dr. Robert Anderson of the Carolinas Medical Center was performing the surgery. Anderson is the same surgeon who operated on Pinson in May 2015, when he broke the same bone in his left foot as a freshman.

Sports agent's lawsuit against former UNC football players Quinn, Austin dismissed

District Judge Williams Osteen Jr. dismissed a lawsuit filed by sports agent Carl Carey Jr. against former North Carolina football players Marvin Austin and Robert Quinn Wednesday. Carey and his consulting group, Champion Pro Consulting Group, filed the lawsuit in January 2012 expanding on a prior suit against Quinn.

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