Theo Pinson (1) puts his hands over his head during UNC's loss to Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on March 18 in Charlotte.

'It's over:' Berry and Pinson end UNC careers with second-round NCAA Tournament loss

CHARLOTTE — When Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson checked out of Sunday night’s game, they did so together, just like they’ve done so many other times. Together for a national championship loss, and for a national championship win. Together for their senior night speeches, and for the Instagram videos of them dancing to Migos. And now, together for one last time as members of the North Carolina men’s basketball team.

Photo courtesy of Chapel Hill High School student Jonas Todd. Chapel Hill High School student Violet Crain is pictured here participating in the national school walkout protesting gun violence.

CHCCS students join national gun violence protest, walk out of classes

“I need to feel safe in my own school,” Chapel Hill High School first-year Isabel Sharp said. “I think that the walkout was an effective demonstration of how we need stricter gun laws.”  Wednesday marked one month since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. that killed 17 people. To protest gun violence in schools, students at every Chapel Hill-Carrboro City high school participated in a walkout Wednesday, joining high school walkouts across the country. Students stood for 17 minutes to honor the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting.

North Carolina guard Joel Berry II (2) walks off the floor after UNC's loss to Duke on March 3.

Top-ranked Virginia downs North Carolina in ACC Tournament Championship, 71-63

BROOKLYN — The North Carolina basketball team knew what lay ahead of it at the beginning of the week. An ACC Championship title was at stake.  Against top-seeded Virginia, the Tar Heels needed every bit of offensive and defensive power it could muster. But carried by the momentum after wins against No. 24 Miami and No. 5 Duke, UNC managed to make some shots against the Cavaliers. Even so, Virginia offered a litmus test for the Tar Heels to see how it compares to other national title contenders. And Saturday proved that UNC has work left to do.