Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball.
Video: Dean Smith Breaks Down 1989 UNC vs Duke Game
In this ACC Hidden Gem, legendary Tar Heels coach Dean Smith breaks down UNC's big win over Duke during an episode of his weekly TV show. It's a unique opportunity to hear the coach talk about keys to the 91-71 win for a Tar Heels team that featured Rick Fox, Hubert Davis, Scott Williams and J.R. Reid.
Justin Jackson finding his way, from home school to hoops hotbed
Thus far, there's been little normal about Justin Jackson's college experience. The freshman forward for 15th-ranked North Carolina gets one day off a week. This month his Tar Heels will play seven games in four different states, each one carried on television and chewed over by fans and media. One of those, Wednesday night's trip to No. 4 Duke, will come complete with several days of incessant hype.
Video: UNC Assistant Coach Steve Robinson Previews Duke
The no. 15 Tar Heels will head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the no. 4 Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday, February 18th at 9pm. North Carolina assistant coach Steve Robinson previews the matchup.
Tribute to the late Dean Smith comes from unlikely source
Aaron Kirschenfeld played the role of the Blue Devil mascot before graduating from Duke in 2007. Even though he’s receiving a law degree and master’s from North Carolina, there is no question where his alliance lies in the Carolina-Duke rivalry. Yet the death of legendary Tar Heels coach Dean Smith hit him in a way he never could have anticipated.
History of UNC vs Duke in the Roy Williams Era
Roy Williams is presently 10-13 against Duke at UNC but just 3-8 in the last 11 games spanning the past five seasons. UNC has matching 5-6 records at home and on the road against Duke in the Williams era with the Tar Heels dropping the only neutral court affair in the 2011 ACC Championship.
Video: Michael Jordan UNC Highlights
In honor of Michael Jordan's birthday, we take a look back at some of the best moment's from his UNC career. One of the best college players and perhaps the best NBA player of all time, Jordan became a household name by hitting the game-winning shot in the 1982 NCAA Championship.
Tar Heel Trailblazer: Charles Waddell
Charles Waddell came to Carolina on a football scholarship with the understanding that he would have the opportunity to play basketball. Waddell’s first year on campus, 1971-72, was the last before freshman became eligible to compete in football and basketball. He participated in spring football practice that year. But in his sophomore season after the Sun Bowl that December, Waddell joined the JV basketball team.
Joel Berry Providing Boost
Freshman guard Joel Berry II has added a defensive presence to No. 15 North Carolina’s backcourt since returning from a groin injury that sidelined him for seven games. Berry’s defensive ability could be critical down the stretch for a team that struggles at times to limit dribble penetration.
Kennedy Meeks On Watch List For Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the fifteen watch list members for the 2015 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award. North Carolina sophomore Kennedy Meeks is on the list. Named after Hall of Famer and three-time NCAA Champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the annual honor in its inaugural year recognizes the top centers in men’s college basketball.
John Kilgo Remembers The Life Of Dean Smith (audio)
On a somber Monday morning, legendary NC announcer John Kilgo opened up and shared stories with Mac Attack on the life of Coach Dean Smith. “He was a man of total grace, self-depricating, uncommon humility…his humility was off the charts,” says Kilgo.
Carolina Visits Duke On Wednesday
North Carolina will try to bounce back from Saturday’s loss at Pitt when it visits Duke on Wednesday in the first meeting between the schools this season. The Tar Heels will be playing their fourth road game in the last five outings. They have lost three of their last four games overall. ESPN will televise the game nationally at 9 p.m. with Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Shannon Spake on the call.
Former UNC walkon Joe Jenkins talks about Coach Smith
Out of 14 players, seven were McDonald’s All-Americans on the 1987-88 North Carolina men’s basketball team. The remaining seven who didn’t earn such acclaim were no less important in coach Dean Smith’s eyes. Joe Jenkins was certainly in the second group of seven, a UNC JV player who worked his way to a roster spot amongst the real deal Heels by his senior year.
UNC Announces Fund to Honor Coach Smith
UNC, in consultation with the family of the late former UNC basketball coach Dean Smith, has announced the creation of the Dean E. Smith Opening Doors Fund, according to a statement from the university. The release states that the fund will honor the legacy of Coach Smith by providing access and opportunities to Carolina students for generations to come.
Video: Five unforgettable moments from the Duke-UNC rivalry
A look back at five of the more memorable moments from the North Carolina-Duke basketball rivalry.
Kevin Madden remembers Dean Smith
Dean Smith's basketball reach circled the globe, and Staunton is one of the places the iconic former University of North Carolina head coach touched — a touch that will never be forgotten. Paul Hatcher and Kevin Madden each consider themselves blessed to have had Smith, who died Saturday night at age 83, in their lives