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.
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. (GoHeels.com
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. (NewsOK.com
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. (GoHeels.com
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
Recap: UNC 68, Boston College 65
If you are looking for something to grasp as you rock in the fetal position muttering to yourself "it will be okay", Justin Jackson's stat line is worth a look. The sophomore basically saved the Tar Heels with 20 points on 8-10 shooting and a pair of threes. Marcus Paige finished with 11 points and showed his three point slump was indeed over. (Tar Heel Blog
Roy Williams and Steve Robinson Post-Boston College Quotes & Audio
"....I couldn’t be happier for Steve. Twenty-eight years ago we had a two-hour meeting, I decided I was going hire him. He’s been like a brother for me for 21 years, and if I thought it would have worked, I might have done the Hoosiers idea, but I didn’t think of it. But he’s like a brother to me and he coached his buns off tonight, and my kids played their rear end off and I was very concerned, because I didn’t want to be a distraction." (Inside Carolina
Roy Williams 'doing OK' following collapse
North Carolina was on the ropes at Boston College, trying to avoid its third straight loss after a terrible first half, but even more concerning was an apparent health scare for head coach Roy Williams. Luckily the No. 9 Tar Heels were able to escape with a 68-65 win, but the primary concern right now is the health of the head coach. (CBS Sports
Video: Jackson's 20 Help Heels Top Boston College - Highlights
Justin Jackson scored 20 points on 9-11 from the field to lead the Tar Heels to a 68-65 comeback win over Boston College on February 9, 2016.