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Benton Moss’ fastball is dangerous. So much so that the North Carolina right-hander, who’s in his second season as a weekend starter, already has 61 strikeouts on the season — an average of more than one per inning he’s pitched.
With just more than a minute left on the game clock, North Carolina’s fate against Kansas all but determined, coach Roy Williams pulled his five starters off the court.
*North Carolina to face Kansas in rematch of last year’s Elite Eight matchup* KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a different place and another year.
An easel in the middle of North Carolina’s locker room at the Sprint Center on Friday propped up a poster-sized whiteboard, the number 700 scrawled across it in large, blue handwriting. Made possible by No. 8-seeded UNC’s 78-71 second-round victory against No. 9-seeded Villanova in the NCAA Tournament, the sign commemorated coach Roy Williams’ 700th career win, a benchmark only three other active coaches have reached.
The North Carolina men’s basketball team might have let its third straight ACC Tournament championship game slip through its fingers Sunday, but the Tar Heels didn’t have time to sulk at the Greensboro Coliseum. They had the next step in mind.
All season long, North Carolina coach Roy Williams insisted that his Tar Heels were a good shooting team. That statement was met with various amounts of skepticism throughout UNC’s up-and-down campaign, but game after game, Williams didn’t give in.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Following P.J. Hairston’s hand injury in North Carolina’s ACC tournament quarterfinal victory against Florida State on Friday, a solemn Roy Williams didn’t appear to be in the mood to celebrate.
In UNC’s postseason premiere against the Seminoles, P.J. Hairston finished 5-for-6 from behind the arc, helping the Tar Heels cruise to their ACC tournament quarterfinal victory.
With all three of his weekend starters returning for North Carolina’s 2013 season, coach Mike Fox hasn’t been shy about revealing where his confidence lies.
Throughout the first month and a half of North Carolina’s season, coach Roy Williams was confident about four of his five starters.
With back-to-back victories against Stanford in the NCAA Super Regional, the North Carolina baseball team extended its season on June 11, 2011, dogpiling in right field at Boshamer Stadium to celebrate its fifth College World Series berth in six years.
DURHAM -- It was as if it was too good to be true for North Carolina. After all, an unranked UNC team hadn’t beaten Duke on its own turf since before each and every member of Roy Williams’ current team was born.
When North Carolina forward Desmond Hubert tips off tonight against Duke in what will likely be the biggest game in the new starter’s career to date, the atmosphere associated with college basketball’s biggest rivalry will be just one more illustrious tale the sophomore can report to his friends back home in New Jersey.
After the NBA Draft picked off 66 percent of his team’s offensive output last season, North Carolina coach Roy Williams told James Michael McAdoo and Reggie Bullock exactly what he expected from them in the Tar Heels’ 2012-13 campaign.
With less than 40 seconds on the clock in regulation and the chance to snatch a lead against Virginia Tech that had eluded North Carolina most of the afternoon, Marcus Paige thought he saw his opportunity to take it once and for all. So he drove to the basket.
Wednesday afternoon, just hours before North Carolina’s matchup with Georgia Tech, coach Roy Williams announced that guard Leslie McDonald would miss the next three games while serving a suspension for an unexplained reason.
One year ago, the cramped locker room nestled in the Donald L. Tucker Center was silent, as the North Carolina men’s basketball team reflected on the 33-point drubbing it had just endured at the hands of unranked Florida State.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As if it were a scene from Florida State’s 33-point rout against North Carolina just one year ago, the Seminoles came out in the second half Saturday at the Donald Tucker Center scoring their first 12 points on four long-range buckets. It was that kind of play that caused the Tar Heels to suffer their worst loss in almost a decade at the hands of the Seminoles last season.
During the first half of North Carolina’s 78-55 win against East Tennessee State on Saturday, P.J. At that moment, the Tar Heels (7-2) were in the process of completing a 19-0 run that left the Pirates (2-5) scoreless for more than eight minutes.
Ten years earlier, Cooper was unable to play football because he was bigger than all the other kids his age. Now, he’s one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy, the award given to the nation’s best interior lineman, and is a projected top-15 selection in the upcoming NFL draft.