UNC Basketball

Four questions with OKC Blue dunk machine J.P. Tokoto

Oklahoma City Blue guard J.P. Tokoto has established a reputation for beiing a high flyer. The 22-year-old rookie out of North Carolina has a 43-inch vertical and a growing highlight reel of jaw-dropping dunks. This weekend, Tokoto will compete in the D-League All-Star Game Dunk Contest in Toronto. (

Chansky’s Notebook: Dumb Basketball in Boston

Even Ol’ Roy could hardly bear to watch. Carolina’s basketball season has been getting wacky lately, but Tuesday night at Boston College takes the cake. It got so frustrating that Roy Williams gave himself the tired signal and watched the rest of the game from the locker room. (

Brice Johnson makes late-season Wooden Award list

UNC’s Brice Johnson and Duke’s Grayson Allen head a list of four ACC players earning spots on the late season top 20 list of candidates for the Wooden Award. Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon and Louisville’s Damion Lee also made the list, but N.C. State point guard Cat Barber is still missing for consideration as national college basketball Player of the Year. (Wilmington Star News)

Video: Vince Carter's Ultimate Toronto Raptors Mixtape

The NBA has put together quite an impressive highlight reel of former Tar Heel Vince Carter, arguably the greatest dunker of all time, during his days with the Toronto Raptors. (View Video...)

UNC spokesman: Roy Williams expected back at next practice

Roy Williams is expected to be at UNC's next practice and game following a bout with vertigo that sidelined him for part of Tuesday's win at Boston College. Athletics spokesman Steve Kirschner said Wednesday that the Tar Heels had a scheduled day off and would return to practice Thursday. "We expect him to be back at practice (Thursday) and coach on Sunday." (Associated Press)

Ridiculous Poll: Roy Williams or Steve Robinson?

Last night Roy Williams left UNC's game at Boston College early in the second half with a bout of vertigo. Assistant coach Steve Robinson stepped into the fray and led UNC to a comeback win against a historically bad Boston College team. So with this being an election year and everything being polled I thought, "Why not? (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Roy Williams' First Comments After Vertigo-Induced Collapse

Roy Williams explains how vertigo was the reason he collapsed during last night's UNC-Boston College game. The Tar Heels coach says it's something he's dealt with for a long time. He insists he's doing okay, and says it's the first time he's had to leave a game because of his vertigo. (View Video...)

Four Tar Heels Earn ACC Weaver-James Corrigan Recognition

Four UNC student-athletes were among 52 from around the ACC announced Wednesday as recipients of Weaver-James-Corrigan scholarships and awards. Seniors Casey Di Nardo, Emma Nunn, Marcus Paige and Houston Summers were recognized for outstanding academic and athletic performance during their careers in Chapel Hill. (

OKC Thunder: Meet OKC's other All-Star Weekend participant, J.P. Tokoto

On a sleepy Saturday morning, most of the Oklahoma City Blue's players have cleared off the court. J.P. Tokoto remains. The 22-year-old is dripping sweat off his slender 6-foot-6½-inch frame (says Tokoto: “my hair is 6-7”). He practices offensive moves around the paint with an assistant, flipping in a few shots from close range. It's standard post-practice work … until Tokoto takes one step and launches into that 43-inch vertical. (

UNC men's basketball defies adversity in chaotic win over Boston College

This wasn’t supposed to happen – not like this. The No. 9 North Carolina men’s basketball team was supposed to toy with the lowly Boston College Eagles, not trail them. Coach Roy Williams’ lineup shuffle was supposed to send his team a message, not send it into mayhem. And Williams’ health scare in the second half was supposed to inhibit the Tar Heels, not inspire them. (Daily Tar Heel)

Health Scare Sparks UNC

Not a mass starting lineup change, nor a visit to ACC cellar dweller Boston College, could shake No. 9 North Carolina out of its midseason doldrums on Tuesday. It took a health scare by Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams to rally the Tar Heels past the Eagles, 68-65. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Coach Rob

You might not know Steve Robinson. Since returning to Chapel Hill with Roy Williams for the 2003-04 season, he has had an even lower profile than Bill Guthridge had as Dean Smith’s right-hand man. Robinson is always the coolest guy on the bus, always in control. And now, in a game the Tar Heels could not afford to lose, he was completely in control. (

UNC 68, BC 65: Oh Hey Justin Jackson

Much like Saturday night when Marcus Paige finally shed his shooting slump, Justin Jackson figured out how to discard his in impressive fashion. Jackson displayed the full array of his offensive capabilities hitting 8-10 shots and hitting multiple threes for the first time since November 24th versus Kansas State. That game was also the last time Jackson topped 20 points. (Tar Heel Blog)

Ross' Reactions: UNC vs. Boston College

Did we see another Justin Jackson "coming out game" on Tuesday? He was as aggressive in the second half against Boston College as he has been at any point during his UNC career. He scored 13 points after halftime and had 20 for the game. He was 9-for-11 from the field and 2-for-3 from three. It was a mix of floaters, drives, midrange shots, transition points, and threes. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams: "I'm Not Dead Yet"

UNC played the final 14:35 of Tuesday’s 68-65 win over Boston College without its Hall of Fame coach, who had to be helped off the court following a vertigo-related collapse on the sideline. “I’m alive and kicking,” Roy Williams told reporters following the game. “I’m not well, mentally. I’ve had some vertigo attacks over the last 17 or 18 years. This is the first time I’ve really had one during the game.” (Inside Carolina)

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