EAST LANSING, Mich. — Capturing a win against a top-five team after suffering a loss to an unranked foe seemed improbable the first time, and it felt even more unlikely the second — especially with the added hurdle of playing in a hostile arena.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — After Saturday’s 82-72 win against Richmond, North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams told freshman Kennedy Meeks he was playing like the worst player on the planet.
The home of North Carolina basketball could soon get a major makeover. Discussions about renovations to the Dean Smith Center sparked for the second time in a year — but questions remain about the level of funding needed to spruce up one of the University’s most famous landmarks.
The North Carolina men’s basketball team led 80-78 when Belmont called a timeout with 53 seconds left in the game.
Before Sunday, Belmont’s J.J. Mann had made just one 3-pointer in 16 attempts.
In the North Carolina men’s basketball team’s second game of the season Friday, the team was unselfish. The Tar Heels were giving things away left and right.
The frustration was evident in Brice Johnson’s eyes as he sat slumped outside the North Carolina locker room.
When the lights dimmed in the Smith Center last Friday, the spotlights honed in on the North Carolina men’s basketball team. Into the light walked two players in novel situations.
The night before the biggest game of his life, Theo Pinson wanted to avoid distractions. So the basketball standout from Greensboro did something out of the ordinary. He put his cellphone on silent without thinking twice, not expecting to miss out on anything.
A day before the No. 12 North Carolina basketball team’s season-opening win against Oakland, forward James Michael McAdoo politely told reporters he was given the green light to play at the three spot, a position he played in the exhibition game a week ago.
It could’ve been more challenging, more topsy-turvy — a disaster, even.
With season openers comes excitement, hope for the future, a chance at a title run.
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Head Coach: Roy Williams
Assistant Coach: Hubert Davis
Assistant Coach: Steve Robinson
Assistant Coach: C.B. McGrath
Director of Basketball Operations: Joe Holladay