UNC Basketball

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball.

Report: Thunder acquires guard J.P. Tokoto

The Oklahoma City Thunder has acquired J.P. Tokoto, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports. The Oklahoman's Erik Horne is reporting that the Blue has indeed acquired Tokoto, but that it is not via trade, at least not between the Thunder and Sixers. Tokoto, a 6-foot-6, 200-pound shooting guard/small forward, averaged 8.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.5 steals for the Tar Heels last season. (

Bobby Jones to be inducted into FCA's Hall of Champions

Bobby Jones, a retired NBA star who played with the Philadelphia 76ers, has served as an FCA banquet speaker around the Carolinas region, as well as a counselor and connector for FCA area staff. His wife, Tess, has also been instrumental in leading FCA’s Women’s Roundtable in an effort to effectively reach high school girls with the FCA ministry. (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

Roy Williams gives backstory to Final Four tribute to Bo Ryan's father, Butch

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams had plenty of basketball to discuss at the ACC's media day, with the Tar Heels projected to be not only the top team in the league but one of the best in the entire country -- including being ranked No. 1 in the CBS Sports Preseason Top 25 (and one). But one under the radar note from his availability with the writers on Wednesday was the backstory behind Williams' tribute to Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan's father, Butch, at the 2015 national title game. (CBS Sports)

Flashback: Michael Jordan's Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

If you know anything about Michael Jordan, then you know he's a pretty serious guy. Sure, he knows how to have fun. But you won't normally find him poking fun at himself. Not these days, at least. But that wasn't always the case — and SI Kids has the photos to prove it! Way back in May 1992, Michael Jordan made his second appearance on the cover of the magazine. (Sports Illustrated For Kids)

Video: Harrison Barnes dunks all over Dwight Howard

Harrison Barnes puts Dwight Howard on a poster with a ferocious jam Friday night as Golden State beat Houston 112-92. View Video...

UNC Player Profile: Luke Maye

Luke Maye brings a big man's body but an outside shooting touch. He hit 43% of his threes during his senior season and doesn't fit the traditional mold of a back to the basket big man. He also comes to a team with plenty of depth in the frontcourt. UNC has two deep at the two post positions with juniors and seniors. That doesn't bode well for Maye playing much beyond the early portion of the season. (Tar Heel Blog)

Marcus Paige campaigning for College Game Day to come to UNC

The North Carolina Tar Heels have bounced back nicely from their season opening loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks as Larry Fedora's roster has run off seven straight wins. With that being the case, there is plenty of reason for excitement in Chapel Hill as the Tar Heels turn their attention to the showdown with the Duke Blue Devils on November 7th. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Men’s Basketball Teamed Up With Alpha Phi Alpha to Honor Stuart Scott

The highlight of the evening came when the men’s basketball team joined forces with Alpha Phi Alpha. Scott pledged UNC’s Mu Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha in 1984, and on Friday the fraternity teamed up with the men’s basketball team to honor Scott with a step performance. (The Root)

2015-2016 Player Preview: Joel Berry

Expectations going into Berry's second year with the Heels are high. It seems expectations for everyone involved with this Carolina team are high. Berry will look to improve and develop on a freshman season that saw him start off shaky only to find his sea legs later in the year. (Carolina Blue)

Meeks’ weight is down, but expectations way up

Much of the weight is off, and the wait might be over for UNC’s Kennedy Meeks to take his game to an even higher level. Meeks, a 6–10 junior from Charlotte, stepped onto UNC’s campus as a 320–pound freshman. Although he was down to 270 by the end of last season, fatigue limited his explosiveness going to the basket. He welcomes the weight of expectations for him and the Tar Heels. (Raleigh & Company)

Kennedy Meeks adding to his game

CarolinaBlue asked Kennedy Meeks how he has improved this offseason. Most of the improvement includes developing his shooting range while polishing his post moves. "I have been working on my jump hook a lot more," Meeks said Wednesday. "My turnaround jumper, playing at the top of the key, shooting the three a little bit, and stepping into the free throw line and shooting a jumper shot there." (Carolina Blue)

Ranking the nation’s top big men

11. Brice Johnson (North Carolina) Perhaps the best pro prospect on UNC’s loaded team, Johnson averaged 12.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game as a junior. 17. Kennedy Meeks (North Carolina) The 6-foot-9 junior got himself into better shape and had a very productive sophomore year, going for 11.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in only 23 minutes per outing. (NBC Sports)

Blazer by Choice: Ed Davis Brings Drive to Rip City

Trail Blazers power forward/center Ed Davis would get text messages some mornings from his father Terry, who played for four teams during a 10-year NBA career. Terry wasn’t a particularly heralded player, though he managed to carve out a career that included 275 starts despite going undrafted out of Virginia Union University, perhaps by following the cautionary words that he’d send to his son in those morning texts. (

Roy Williams On Sean May's Role

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams spoke about many things in the hour he met with the media, one topic of interest is the role of former Tar Heel Sean May, who was recently hired in a new role created for the program. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC men's basketball gets defensive at ACC Media Day

There are still questions the UNC men's basketball team will have to answer when the season begins on Nov. 13 against Temple. There are the obvious ones, like who will be the fifth starter alongside forwards Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks, preseason second-team All-ACC forward Brice Johnson and preseason first-team All-ACC guard Marcus Paige? (Daily Tar Heel)

< BackNext >

Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 85
Syracuse: 68
Mon, Jan 16 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Boston College
Sat, Jan 21 12:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Jan 28 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at #9 UNC85
Lydon (Syracuse) 26 pts; Jackson (UNC) 19 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(15) Notre Dame5-016-2
(9) North Carolina5-117-3
(10) Florida State4-116-2
(12) Louisville3-215-3
(16) Virginia3-213-3
Georgia Tech3-211-6
(18) Duke2-314-4
Virginia Tech2-313-4
Boston College2-39-9
NC State1-412-6
Wake Forest1-410-7

© 2005-2017 Tar Heel Times | Contact | Privacy Policy | Site Map | RSS | Did UNC Win?

Tar Heel Times is an unofficial resource for UNC fans and is not affiliated with the University of North Carolina.