Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball.
The Art of the Entry Pass
In Roy Williams’ preferred double-post, paint-oriented offense, the ability to successfully execute entry passes to the bigs is paramount. In both the secondary break and the halfcourt offense, there are myriad opportunities each game for North Carolina’s wings to make the decision about whether or not to deliver a post entry pass.
Is it time for UNC to address the elephant in the arena?
When it opened in 1986, the Dean Smith Center was a new gold standard for college basketball venues. Fast forward 30 years, however, and UNC officials are caught in a dilemma as they ponder the future of the facility. Should the school spend millions adding luxury boxes and other modern amenities, or should it attempt to raise funds to construct a new arena?
Know Your Opponent: Davidson
North Carolina's annual game with Davidson has become a highlight of the pre-Christmas schedule in recent seasons. Wednesday marks the fourth straight meeting between the two schools from opposite ends of the enrollment spectrum, and this current run has been marked by high-scoring, fast-paced and eminently entertaining games.
Jerry Stackhouse brings his team to Carolina
Former UNC star Jerry Stackhouse was back in Chapel Hill on Tuesday as the NBA D-league team he coaches practiced in the Dean Dome in preparation for their game on Wednesday in Greensboro. “I have one college that I would come back and coach, just one. This would be the dream job for anybody that ever had any aspirations of coaching or wore this uniform."
Kennedy Meeks: "Seventh has a big task ahead of him."
North Carolina senior Kennedy Meeks knows his Tar Heels team will face a tough test without their floor general, Joel Berry, against Davidson on Wednesday. But the center believes his freshman teammate Seventh Woods can fill the temporary void. "I think Seventh has a big task ahead of him but I think he’s prepared for it," said Meeks.
Tar Heels to show altered backcourt
Even without point guard Joel Berry II for tonight’s game against Davidson, UNC’s players know they can’t fret about who’s not on the court. Senior guard Nate Britt, who has been a part-time starter on the wing, and freshman Seventh Woods are likely to take some of the playing time. Roy Williams said Tuesday that he hasn’t decided on who will start.
UNC Freshman Seventh Woods Set For His Close-Up Against Davidson
With the announcement that junior point guard Joel Berry will miss UNC’s game on Wednesday against Davidson, Roy Williams will need big-time minutes from freshman Seventh Woods—a highly-touted recruit still seeking to break-out at the college level. Williams declined to name who would start in the point guard spot between Woods or Nate Britt.
Michael Jordan Heads The Highest-Paid Athletes Of All-Time With $1.7 Billion
Arnold Palmer and IMG founder Mark McCormack’s marketing work in the 1960s and 1970s laid the foundation for the greatest product pitchman of his time, Michael Jordan. Jordan took sports marketing to another level and with the help of Nike made Jordan the highest-paid athlete of all-time, with earnings of $1.7 billion since leaving UNC for the NBA in 1984.
Miami Heat’s Wayne Ellington steps up game after improving conditioning
Wayne Ellington knew something had to change. Looking to reestablish his career after a disappointing season in Brooklyn, he had a long conversation with coach Erik Spoelstra and strength and conditioning coach Bill Foran after signing a two-year $12 million contract last summer. “I wanted to get in the best shape that I could possibly be in,” said Ellington.
With bowl conflict, buyer’s market for Tech-UNC basketball tickets in Atlanta
Many Georgia Tech basketball fans with tickets to the Dec. 31 ACC opener against North Carolina at McCamish Pavilion might be described as motivated sellers. The average sale price on StubHub has dropped 30 percent since the Yellow Jackets football team received an invitation to the TaxSlayer Bowl, which is the same time as the basketball game.
Ready or not, depleted Tar Heels turn to freshman Seventh Woods
North Carolina coach Roy Williams said he was unsure of how he would handle his guard rotation without junior Joel Berry, who sprained his left ankle in Sunday’s win against Radford. But there was no doubt that Wednesday night’s meeting with Davidson will begin a stretch in which the contributions of freshman guard Seventh Woods will loom large.
UNC alum Jerry Stackhouse brings D-League team to Chapel Hill
After wrapping up his team's practice Tuesday at the Smith Center, Jerry Stackhouse, former UNC star and current coach of the NBA Developmental League's Raptors 905 team, spoke to reporters. As he did, two of his players stood on the center court logo and had their pictures taken while pointing up at the national championship banners hanging above.
CBS Sports' College Basketball Player of the Year Race
8. Joel Berry (North Carolina): Berry has taken a leadership role in UNC's program and mostly been fantastic. He's averaging 14.8 points, 4.7 assists and 3.8 rebounds for the Tar Heels, who are 8-1 and ranked sixth in the Top 25 (and one). He's dealing with an ankle injury now that will keep him out of Wednesday's game with Davidson Wildcats.
Tar Heels await Seventh Woods' arrival with Joel Berry out
Seventh Woods might not start for the North Carolina basketball team on Wednesday night, but the Tar Heels will need him in Joel Berry’s absence. UNC will play host to Davidson at 9 p.m. Wednesday in its first game without Berry, who has evolved into the Tar Heels’ floor general at point guard while setting the tone with his aggressive on-ball defense.
Williams: Starting point guard spot "still up in the air"
Filling the shoes of UNC's best three point shooter, best perimeter defender, and leading scorer is "a big (challenge)" Coach Williams told reporters on Tuesday afternoon in the Dean Dome's media room. Tar Heel point guard Joel Berry will be out for Carolina's 9:00 PM game against Davidson on Wednesday night.