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UNC fan dresses up as Duke's Grayson Allen and trips students
Ain't that a trip? A Tar Heel fan dressed up as Duke's Grayson Allen and ran around the Tar Heels' campus diving at people's feet. In a video posted by UNC student body presidential candidate Joe Nail, he put on Allen's full uniform and took out as many students as he could.
Sacramento Kings: The Return Of Ty Lawson
After going through a lost season last year, both on and off the court, Ty Lawson has rebounded this year and has played a key role as part of the Sacramento Kings this season. The challenge for Lawson was to focus on rebuilding himself following a spell that could have easily derailed his NBA career. Fortunately, it’s a challenge that Lawson has passed.
ACC basketball's aging lions still ruling the room
Mike Krzyzewski turned 70 on Monday, but the Duke icon isn’t the oldest head basketball coach in the ACC. At 72, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim has that distinction. UNC's Roy Williams is 66. Dean Smith was 66 when he coached his last game at UNC in 1997. College coaching has changed a lot obviously, but so too has the money and the incentive to keep winning.
Race to March Madness: 20 games left in the season you won't want to miss
Louisville at North Carolina (Wed., Feb. 22): UNC's remaining schedule is ridiculous. I could've easily put four UNC games on this list. This one will be really entertaining, and UNC will be in the midst of trying to get a 1 seed while keeping grip on the ACC standings. The Tar Heels' schedule sets up to where UNC could be anything from a 1 to a 4 come Selection Sunday.
UNC's Isaiah Hicks Questionable for NC State Game
On Monday's ACC teleconference North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams was not able to provide much clarity on Isaiah Hicks' hamstring injury and his status for Wednesday's game against N.C. State. “We still don’t know if he’s going to play against North Carolina State," Williams said. Hicks has been limited in practice and has not been doing any full-court work.
Which UNC players have played their ways into the NBA first-round conversation?
As UNC gears up for the home stretch, the last thing on Roy Williams’ mind is what his underclassmen will do after the season. Fans, however, can’t help but ponder the potential makeup of the 2017-18 Tar Heels. What happens with UNC’s top two scorers — juniors Justin Jackson and Joel Berry — will shape opinion on the Tar Heels’ preseason prospects.
UNC Basketball Drops to No. 10 in Latest AP Top 25
After suffering a bitter loss at Cameron Indoor Stadium against Duke this past week, UNC fell from No. 8 to No. 10 in the most recent AP Top 25 college basketball poll released on Monday. The Tar Heels (21-5, 9-3) remain at the top of the ACC standings, however, holding a half-game lead over No. 17 Florida State. At No. 8, Louisville is the highest ranked ACC school.
UNC Basketball’s ACC Rotation and Plus/Minus
With North Carolina two-thirds of the way through its ACC schedule, let’s check out how the different lineup combinations are shaping up. As usual, small sample size caveats are in effect for the plus-minus numbers. In terms of describing how the Tar Heels’ conference rotations have looked (and performed) so far, though, it can be a helpful exercise.
Four Corners: Heading To Raleigh
The Tar Heels had a weekend off. Carolina did not practice as a team on Friday and will not practice on Monday, either, hoping to rest and heal some nagging injuries. The team will prepare in earnest on Tuesday for the game at NC State. UNC will play the Wolfpack at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, needing a win with six tough games left in the regular season.
King Rice's 100th win a byproduct of recruiting, belief at Monmouth
Long-term potential and strong academics is what got King Rice that 3-year extension at Monmouth. On Friday, the sixth-year head coach got his 100th career win in his 190th game at Monmouth. Afterwards, he did two things he has done a lot. He reflected on those early days when the Hawks did far more losing than winning, and he heaped praise on everyone but himself.
History: Tar Heels Respond Well After Losing To Duke
For UNC fans, losing to Duke seems like the end of the world, for a while, anyway. But history suggests that the Tar Heels themselves don’t view things through a similar lens, at least if their past post-Duke performances are an indication. In the Roy Williams era, the Tar Heels have lost their first meeting with Duke 11 times. But they've responded well just about every time.
The Emergence of Seventh Woods
One clear bright spot in Thursday night’s loss to Duke was the play of Seventh Woods. In an extended (6:33) first-half stint, he made a profound impact on the game. After a wild start to the season (which included pops of brilliance splattered on a canvas of recklessness), Woods has demonstrated much better decision-making since ACC play has begun.
Duke vs. UNC: Tobacco Road showdown still has edge on all sports rivalries
Is Duke vs. UNC still the best rivalry in all of sports? No. 8 North Carolina (21-5, 9-3 ACC) and No. 18 Duke (19-5, 7-4 ACC) renewed their classic rivalry Thursday with the Blue Devils taking another thrilling win, 86-78, at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The superlatives are still there. It's Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski vs. North Carolina's Roy Williams.
Video: Kendall Marshall dishes out 19 assists for Reno Bighorns
Former Tar Heel point guard great Kendall Marshall continues to demonstrate his outstanding court vision at the professional level as he hands out 19 assists for the NBA D-League's Reno Bighorns in a 113-105 loss to the Greensboro Swarm on Saturday.
Harrison Barnes continues to grow into role as Mavs’ go-to scorer down stretch
What does it take to be a go-to scorer? Harrison Barnes is learning the answer to that question on the fly. Leading the Dallas Mavericks to a comeback 112-105 overtime win over the Utah Jazz after trailing by as many as 21, the 24-year-old Barnes seemingly put his team on his back down the stretch Thursday night while scoring eight of his 31 points during the extra period.