He's coming home.
He's coming home.
North Carolina men’s basketball forward Luke Maye will enter the 2018 NBA Draft process and will test the waters without hiring an agent, the team announced on Monday.
Graduate transfer Cameron Johnson will return to North Carolina for his final year of eligibilty in 2018-19, his father Gilbert confirmed to Inside Carolina on Wednesday afternoon.
The North Carolina men's basketball team has a long-standing history of sending players to the NBA. In total, 112 UNC players have been drafted, including an NCAA-best 49 in the first round. As this year’s NBA Playoffs start, seven Tar Heels will be in action.
In Carmichael Arena on Sunday, Woody Durham, who died at 76 last month, couldn’t speak for himself. So instead, others spoke for him.
The era of Theo Pinson and Joel Berry II is over, but that just means there's more room for newcomers and underclassmen to step up.
CHARLOTTE — The second seeded North Carolina men’s basketball team had no answers for forward Robert Williams or center Tyler Davis.
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.
CHARLOTTE — Kenny Williams hadn’t played in an NCAA tournament game for 713 days. Before tipoff against No. 15 seed Lipscomb on Friday afternoon, he’d last checked in for one meager minute during the North Carolina men’s basketball team’s win over Syracuse in the 2016 Final Four on April 2. He took no shots that night.
CHARLOTTE — Just make it tough on him. That was the mindset of the guards and wings of the North Carolina men’s basketball team as they scouted Garrison Mathews. And in an 84-66 win over Lipscomb in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, that’s exactly what they did.
CHARLOTTE — They hail from a private Christian college in Nashville with an enrollment of 4,585. They have won eight games in a row, and 12 of their last 13. Their leading scorer is a junior criminal justice major who, along with the rest of his team, loves to play Fortnite: Battle Royale.
With the brackets unveiled on Selection Sunday, the NCAA tournament field is now set. The North Carolina men's basketball team heads to the West region as the No. 2 seed, where it will face off with some familiar faces and some new opponents. Here's a look at some of the teams UNC could have to face to make it back to a third straight Final Four.
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.
In Theo Pinson and Joel Berry II’s very first game against Duke, the North Carolina men’s basketball team imploded.
As he often does, Roy Williams opened his postgame press conference frankly. The North Carolina men’s basketball team head coach had one way to describe his team’s 82-65 victory over third-seeded Miami (22-9, 11-7 ACC).
BROOKLYN — Thanks to another solid defensive performance and a second-half explosion from Theo Pinson, the sixth-seeded North Carolina men’s basketball team defeated third-seeded Miami, 82-65, on Thursday night in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals.
Playing in Brooklyn for the 2018 ACC Tournament offers the North Carolina men’s basketball team a different kind of spotlight – one that both players and fans have relished so far. Senior Joel Berry II played in Brooklyn for last season’s ACC Tournament, and he said he notices a special level of energy playing in the nation’s biggest media market. “You can always tell the vibe around here is basketball, basketball, basketball,” Berry said. “It’s all around a lot of fun, and I’m just trying to soak it in and enjoy it as much as possible."
North Carolina men’s basketball head coach Roy Williams preaches to his team that the only way to win games in March is with defense.
“Woody loved the Tar Heels, and players, coaches and fans of all ages loved him right back,” Roy Williams said in a statement. “We should all ‘go where we go and do what we do’ and say a prayer for Woody and his family. There will never be another quite like him.”