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Tar Heels lean on Tokoto in fight at Notre Dame
A tipped pass, box-out, or rebound won’t get you on SportsCenter. J.P. Tokoto has been on SportsCenter. He knows. The UNC sophomore has dunked his way into the spotlight on more than one occasion. He did so again just five minutes into Saturday’s 73-62 win against Notre Dame, receiving a feed from point guard Marcus Paige and then taking flight for a one-handed, arena-rattling slam.
How Larry Brown's Magic Is Turning SMU Basketball Around in a Hurry
Less than two years after being lured out of retirement, the Hall of Fame coach has transformed one of college basketball’s biggest doormats into a team that should be nationally ranked for the first time since 1985 when the next Associated Press poll is released Monday.
Harrison Barnes wants to keep it simple at NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest
Harrison Barnes has never participated in a formal dunk contest before, so he just wants to keep things simple for the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday. Barnes said he hopes to have some fun and maybe involve teammate Stephen Curry. He’s been soliciting dunk ideas from fans on Twitter, so I asked him if maybe one idea would involve a tribute to fellow UNC product Michael Jordan?
The Best That Never Was?
The 1983-1984 Tar Heels were arguably the best team Dean Smith put on the floor in his 36 years in Chapel Hill. That UNC team featured five first-round NBA draft picks. four first-team All-Americans, and the national player of the year in Michael Jordan. The starting lineup featured Kenny Smith at the point, Jordan and Matt Doherty on the wings, and Sam Perkins and Brad Daugherty inside.
Petition to name Rasheed Wallace Pistons’ head coach has started
The Detroit Pistons are looking for a new head coach after parting ways with Mo Cheeks. That has them looking for a new head coach and a group of Pistons fans have started a petition with the White House to make Rasheed Wallace their head coach. Of course the white house would require 100,000 signatures to address it formally, and as of now they have 36 signatures.
Reggie Bullock coming home to Kinston to host inaugural camp
While many will be lying poolside, vacationing or partying with friends, one NBA player – Kinston’s own Reggie Bullock of the Los Angeles Clippers – will be back in his hometown inspiring youth from his hometown. The Clippers’ rookie and former UNC star is hosting the inaugural Reggie Bullock Basketball Skills Camp at Kinston’s Woodmen Community Center Saturday morning.
Stint in D-League 'huge' part of Kendall Marshall's road back to NBA
Before he came to Delaware, Kendall Marshall was in a dark place. His future once seemed limitless, having won the 2012 Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s top point guard as a sophomore at North Carolina. Even after he broke his wrist in an NCAA Tournament game and required surgery, he was still selected 13th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2012 NBA draft.
Tar Heels roll past Notre Dame
Speaking in the locker room at Virginia just after a loss that dropped the Tar Heels to 1-4 in the ACC, Marcus Paige said that UNC had some winnable games coming up and needed to take advantage of the next few weeks in order to turn around its season. Sure enough, UNC has now won five straight games by double digits after Saturday’s 73-62 win over Notre Dame.
Video: J.P. Tokoto Post-Notre Dame Interview
North Carolina forward J.P. Tokoto discusses the Tar Heels' 73-62 win on the road against Notre Dame.
Video: UNC-Notre Dame Post-Game Press Conference
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams, James Michael McAdoo, J.P. Tokoto, and Marcus Paige discuss the Tar Heels' 73-62 win at Notre Dame.
Tar Heels eye Duke after escape vs. Irish
Roy Williams knows that Armageddon is right around the corner. The faces and names that await his team in its next test just happen to escape him. The latter remark drew more laughs than the former after UNC's 73-62 escape job over Notre Dame. But a five-game winning streak has done little to calm the Tar Heels coach as his program turns to Wednesday's showdown against Duke.
UNC beats Notre Dame, wins fifth straight
Roy Williams shied away from questions about the 56-0 home winning streak against Clemson, which UNC extended a couple of weeks ago. He was agitated when asked about a similar 10-0 streak against N.C. State a game later — which UNC also extended. And when UNC brushed aside Notre Dame, 73-62, for its fifth straight win Saturday, he didn’t give that streak any sort of credence.
UNC-Notre Dame: Roy Williams Postgame Quotes
Roy Williams opening comments: "We feel great. We survived their early start where they made their first four three’s and after that we were fortunate that they missed a bunch of them. I thought our team the last few minutes of the first half really grew some today. We played with some poise. We had a couple of things going wrong and five guys got together and got it straightened out."
Lucas: Traveling Party
When you win, walking somewhere between two to six blocks through a paralyzing Atlanta ice storm is hilarious. When you win, zero degree temperatures are just part of a fun road trip story. And when you win, you arrive back at the South Bend airport to find that yesterday's plane has been swapped out, and the team is now traveling on the same jet, an Airbus 319 VIP, used by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
UNC Finding Consistency
North Carolina picked up a critical ACC road victory at Notre Dame on Saturday to extend its current winning streak to five games. Next up is the toughest three-game stretch on the schedule, beginning with No. 11 Duke on Wednesday night.