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UNC fans can be forgiven if they feel like they’re living the plot of Groundhog Day, watching the same game on repeat. North Carolina gets a second-half lead and appears to be in control, then … more
For the first time since December, North Carolina looked like a team that was ranked in the preseason top 10 on Saturday, trailing for only six seconds of regulation against rival Duke. Somehow, … more
North Carolina’s final possession in an upset loss to Boston College on Saturday was a microcosm of the Tar Heels’ week. Superstar point guard Cole Anthony dribbled around the perimeter … more
A little over a week ago, North Carolina was pretty close to rock bottom, having looked shockingly helpless in a loss at Pittsburgh after blowing a late lead to lose to Clemson at home for the first … more
It has been a long time since North Carolina has looked as helpless and hapless on the basketball floor as they have over the past month, as the Heels now have their first losing record (8-9) since … more
Roy Williams is nothing if not honest in his assessments both of himself and his team. Williams made national headlines last week when he called this North Carolina team “probably the least … more
North Carolina scored a season-high 83 points on Saturday behind Garrison Brooks’ career-high 35 points, the most by a Tar Heel since Bryce Johnson scored 39 in January of 2016. Unfortunately, … more
After a nine-day layoff for exams, North Carolina “sneaked by” (to borrow Roy Williams’ summary) a plucky Yale squad 70–67 on Monday night. The win gives Roy Williams 879 in … more
Even before a minor meniscus tear sidelined super freshman Cole Anthony (who is expected to miss another month), head coach Roy Williams warned everyone before the season that his North Carolina team … more
The University of North Carolina department of psychology got its best endorsement in years on Sunday, as a frustrated Roy Williams explained, “If I had to go to college again, I wouldn’t … more
It was a tough week for North Carolina basketball, as the Tar Heels failed to break 50 points in losses to Ohio State (74-49) and at Virginia (56-47), the first time UNC has failed to score 50 in … more
Mack Brown has long placed great emphasis on UNC being the flagship program in the state, and Saturday’s 41-10 beatdown of rival NC State will surely aid that pitch on the recruiting trail this … more
In recent years, North Carolina has consistently been one of the nation’s highest-scoring basketball teams, thanks in large part to Roy Williams’ philosophy of playing at a high tempo. … more
“He’s the best point guard I’ve ever been around. Plain and simple. Period. The end.” UNC assistant coach and 12-year NBA veteran Hubert Davis had high praise for Cole Anthony … more
If you thought the preseason hype for freshman superstar Cole Anthony might be too much to live up to, Anthony has only worn the blue of Carolina for two games and he’s already accomplished … more
North Carolina knew coming into The South’s Oldest Rivalry on Saturday night that its success hinged on slowing down one man: Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins, the Cavaliers’ season … more
The football gods are rarely this overtly karmic, but the ending of Saturday’s 20–17 North Carolina win against Duke represented poetic justice for the Tar Heels star who sealed the … more
Saturday’s matchup between North Carolina and Virginia Tech involved the debut of new rules in which, starting with the fifth overtime, teams alternate penalty kicks — er, two-point … more
The UNC football team begins the second half of its schedule at Virginia Tech on Saturday after this weekend’s open date, making this as good a time as any to assess the progress of Mack … more
Entering its open week halfway through the season, North Carolina is on schedule. Although the disappointment of not closing the deal for a colossal upset against Clemson on Sept. 28 still stings, a … more
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