Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball.
Charlotte Hornets continue to tap into UNC for talent
The Charlotte Hornets have developed a reputation for, uh, having an affinity for fomer North Carolina Tar Heels. Ever since they were reincarnated as the Charlotte Bobcats, a strong pipeline of former UNC players have moved through the Queen City. In their inaugural 2005 draft they quickly pounced on NCAA champions and in-state heroes Raymond Felton and Sean May.
Cameron Johnson Returning to UNC for Senior Season
North Carolina forward Cameron Johnson is returning to school for the 2018-19 basketball season, his father confirmed to Inside Carolina on Wednesday. "Cam decided that he wants to return to North Carolina for his senior season'," Gilbert Johnson said. "He recently underwent a minor procedure and is excited to play at UNC another year."
Cameron Johnson Undergoes Arthroscopic Hip Procedure
University of North Carolina guard Cameron Johnson underwent an arthroscopic hip procedure Monday in Minneapolis, Minn. Johnson is expected to make a full recovery for the 2018-19 season. Dr. Chris Larson performed the procedure. Johnson played in 26 games and made 20 starts in 2017-18 in his first season with the Tar Heels.
Ty Lawson Scores 14 Points in First Game Back in NBA
It was former UNC point guard Ty Lawson's first NBA game of the 2017-18 season and it came in the playoffs. On Tuesday in Toronto, Lawson played 31 minutes and scored 14 points with eight assists and three rebounds. Lawson served as a backup point guard as the Washington Wizards fell to the Toronto Raptors 130-119. Washington is down 0-2 in the series.
How Jerry Stackhouse crafted himself into hot-shot Knicks candidate
For the past two seasons, Jerry Stackhouse has been a coaching stud in the G-League for the Toronto Raptors. Stackhouse, a hot commodity at 43, is in New York and will interview with the Knicks early this week. Sources indicate Orlando is hotter on Stackhouse’s trail, and he reportedly has an interview there shortly. Charlotte has expressed interest, too.
How Roy Williams' Scheduling Philosophy Differs From Dean Smith's
Normally, a team at the level of Elon will never get a home game against a P5 opponent, let alone one that is in their back yard. It also never would have happened under Roy Williams’ mentor Dean Smith. Famously, one of the biggest pieces of advice that Frank McGuire gave Smith was to never schedule in-state opponents. Smith strictly held to that philosophy.
Video: Official Carolina Basketball 2017-18 Season Highlights
Relive the year's best highlights and great behind-the-scenes moments in the 2017-2018 North Carolina basketball season highlight video.
Chansky’s Notebook: Good Scheduling For All
North Carolina has perhaps its best-ever basketball schedule. UNC released its non-conference games for 2018-19, a week after the ACC announced the home-and-away matchups for the coming season. In both cases, Roy Williams’ Tar Heel team looks to have hit the jackpot. Let’s start with the non-conference lineup. The headliner has to be the CBS Sports Classic.
Podcast: Early look at UNC's 2018-19 basketball schedule
Greg Barnes and Ross Martin of Inside Carolina join host Tommy Ashley to discuss North Carolina's 2018-2019 out-of-conference basketball schedule which was officially announced on Monday by the University.
A Case For The Naismith Hall Of Fame: Vince Carter
Vince Carter’s work in the NBA has been outstanding and is what should get him into Springfield. Overshadowed by not winning a championship, Carter is about to reach the 25,000-point mark, he has more than 6,300 rebounds and 4,600 assists. He averaged 20-plus points in 10 consecutive seasons in one stretch, six times averaging 24 or more per season.
UNC Coaching Staff Challenges 2018-19 Squad at Awards Ceremony
North Carolina's basketball team held its postseason awards ceremony on Wednesday night at the Carolina Inn. The annual event put a bow on the 2017-18 season, but as Adam Lucas wrote for the school's web site, this year's version was less about celebration and more about looking ahead. The UNC coaches specifically challenged the members of the 2018-19 team.
Report: Jerry Stackhouse to interview with Hornets, Magic
Jerry Stackhouse is a wanted man. Yahoo! Sports' Shams Charania reports that the head coach of the Toronto Raptors' G-League affiliate, Raptors 905, will be interviewed for coaching vacancies with the Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornets. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski revealed on Sunday that the New York Knicks had also lined up an interview with Stackhouse.
Tar Heels Announce 2018-19 Non-Conference Basketball Schedule
A first-ever on-campus game against Gonzaga, a neutral-site contest against Kentucky, a Thanksgiving tournament in Las Vegas, and home games against a pair of former Tar Heel assistant coaches highlight the 2018-19 non-conference schedule for the UNC men's basketball team
. Carolina will host Gonzaga at the Dean E. Smith Center on December 15th
Elon to Host UNC Men's Basketball Inside Schar Center Next Season
In only 207 days, the Elon University men's basketball opens its 2018-19 season versus the North Carolina Tar Heels inside Schar Center, Elon's new state-of-the-art arena and convocation center. On Friday, Nov. 9, the Phoenix welcomes the Tar Heels to campus for the first time in 68 years. Schar Center has a seating capacity of 5,100 and is set to debut in 2018-19.
Woody Durham and Bill Hoover: Friendship of a lifetime
Woody Durham, Bill Hoover, and their wives were preparing for a cotillion in which there would be a costume contest. “Woody got the warm-up suits of UNC’s 1957 national championship basketball team,” Bill recalled. “We dressed in the warm-ups and Woody was in a suit as Coach Frank McGuire. We tied for first place. I still don’t know how he got those warm-ups.”