Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball.
Someone Finally Put Rasheed Wallace’s ‘Ball Don’t Lie’ Rule To The Test
Jason Concepcion of The Ringer has put to test one of basketball’s most widely recognized natural laws. Rasheed Wallace made a name for himself for shouting “Ball don’t lie!” when an opposing player missed a free throw solely because Spalding itself was exacting revenge on his behalf. He also won a championship, but whatever—this is more important. (Oregon Sports News
Harlem Globetrotter Orlando Melendez visits sick children at Santa Barbara hospital
A member of the Harlem Globetrotters brought more than just basketball skills to pediatric patients at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. Orlando "El Gato" Melendez showed off his moves and brought smiles to their faces. "It got a child out of bed," said Child Life Specialist Jaynie Wood. Melendez said being a Globetrotter is not just about playing basketball. (KEYT
Audio: Brad Daugherty - I don't speak to Jay Williams or Jay Bilas when it's time for Duke & UNC
Brad Daugherty, UNC Basketball great, 5-time NBA All-Star and ESPN NBA Analyst, joins the Sports Shop to share his memories of the Blue Blood Rivalry with Duke while at UNC. Daugherty also talks about what it's like for him to be a team owner in NASCAR with JTG Daugherty Racing.
How UNC’s Kennedy Meeks made everyone around him proud
Kennedy Meeks has had the sort of experience that gives college athletics a good name – staying four years, getting better each season, slowly growing into a man. Meeks will have his Senior Night on Saturday at the Smith Center against Duke. And no matter what happens in that game or during his final carousel ride on “March Madness,” Meeks knows he is very lucky. (Charlotte Observer
Video: March Anthem - Justin Coleman
Former North Carolina basketball player Justin Coleman show off his rap game in this video featuring classic highlights from recent and legendary Tar Heels as UNC gears up for March Madness.
Best of the best: Time to decide league players of the year
The ACC has a wide-open player of the year race with North Carolina's Justin Jackson, Duke's Luke Kennard, and Wake Forest's John Collins leading the way. Jackson, a 6-8 junior, is averaging 18.4 points for a team that has already clinched the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament. Jackson and Kennard meet Saturday in a game that could tip the balance in the race. (Associated Press
UNC's Frontcourt Ready to Make Amends
No. 5 North Carolina’s frontcourt will be at full strength Saturday when No. 17 Duke arrives for the second edition of this blue-blooded rivalry, which it hopes will contrast to the first matchup last month. UNC was confident in its post advantage ahead of its trip to Cameron Indoor, only to have that belief rattled by Isaiah Hicks’s hamstring injury in practice the day before. (Inside Carolina
Shared Scoring Approach Benefitting Justin Jackson, Joel Berry
There is a certain pressure on a team’s best player, especially at a school with expectations like North Carolina. It can come from the media, from his own coach, or even from the opposing defense. That is why junior forward Justin Jackson, who was named a Naismith Award finalist this week, can find relief with classmate Joel Berry by his side. (Inside Carolina
UNC's Stilman White hearing 'old-man jokes' as he closes 6-year career
North Carolina's Stilman White is trying to tune out all the "old-man jokes." White is a 24-year-old senior for the Tar Heels who arrived in Chapel Hill nearly six years ago, sat out two years to take a Mormon mission and is now preparing for his final home game Saturday against rival Duke. The reserve point guard will start as is a Senior Night tradition for UNC. (Associated Press
Video: UNC Players Pre-Duke Interviews
Several North Carolina basketball players spoke with the media on Thursday ahead of the Tar Heels' game against Duke on Saturday in Chapel Hill. Here are their video interviews: Stilman White
, Kennedy Meeks
, Justin Jackson
, Joel Berry
, Isaiah Hicks
, Theo Pinson
More than just the biggest game of the year
Hours before the Tar Heels and Blue Devils take the court in the Dean Dome, Special Olympics athletes from Orange and Durham counties will face off in their own adaptation of the Carolina-Duke game. "The game's really exciting. There's always a huge crowd with cheerleaders and everything," said Joe Lopez, a senior and member of the Carolina Special Olympics Unified Sports team. (WRAL Sports Fan
Video: Roy Williams Pre-Duke Press Conference
North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams spoke with the media on Thursday in advance of the Tar Heels' game against Duke in Chapel Hill on Saturday night.
Brewer: A Silver Anniversary Of Success
As the silver anniversary of UNC’s 1967 season winds down, it is shaping up much like the one 50 years ago. Carolina will head into next week’s ACC Tournament as the top seed once again. That’s what happened in 1967 as the Tar Heels began a three-year run of unequaled dominance. And, dominance is the only way to describe what has happened here on the basketball court in the last five decades. (GoHeels.com
Justin Jackson's Shooting Transformation
North Carolina forward Justin Jackson has helped himself and his team by transforming into a much more dynamic shot-maker after two somewhat underwhelming years, relative to expectations. The often-reserved 6' 8” junior has emerged as the Tar Heels' most lethal scorer, while leading the storied program to an ACC regular-season title in the process. (Draft Express
Video: A new face emerges in Wooden race
As the season winds down, North Carolina's Justin Jackson enters the top five of the Wooden rankings. Meanwhile, seniors Josh Hart and Frank Mason III make their marks and hold their positions.