Fly, Mack Hollins, fly.
Fly, Mack Hollins, fly.
After Saturday’s win at Notre Dame, head coach Roy Williams gave each player a grade for the game on the team bus. Cameron Johnson received an F and some sharp criticism.
A streak that began when Calvin Coolidge was president and has survived four different home court locations continued Tuesday night, as the No. 15 North Carolina men’s basketball team won its 59th straight home game over No. 20 Clemson.
Football is dead. Long live basketball. It may seem unlikely, but American football’s reign as the nation’s premier sport is coming to an end. It has gone the way of the bullfight: a barbaric thrill ride that won’t be able to survive. The evidence that shows the longer you play the sport, the more likely you are to develop serious brain injuries.
The No. 20 North Carolina men’s basketball team must be feeling pretty lucky right now. After playing a close, back-and-forth affair with a scrappy Notre Dame team for the whole game, the Tar Heels found themselves with the ball, trailing 68-67 to the undermanned Fighting Irish. Just four seconds remained on the shot clock, and 10.9 seconds were left in the game.
After a dismal five-game stretch that saw North Carolina junior Luke Maye shoot just 33 percent from the field, the junior forward was desperate for a change. So, naturally, he got a haircut. “I knew it was about time to change something up," Maye said. “I’m not big into superstitions but I felt like it was something that I needed to get done.”
Those who watched the North Carolina men’s basketball team take on Florida State on Wednesday night likely felt a powerful jolt of déjá vu.
RALEIGH — With less than a minute remaining in the David West Bracket championship game of The John Wall Holiday Invitational tournament, and his team trailing by double digits, Coby White knew the game was out of reach.
When North Carolina head coach Roy Williams met Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning in front of the scorer’s table after the final buzzer sounded on Saturday, Williams spoke the first words that came to his mind.
One thing you cannot teach in basketball is experience. Wake Forest learned that the hard way on Saturday.
This is not your typical North Carolina men’s basketball team. In past seasons, UNC has won by using two bruising big men to anchor a talented backcourt. In the system, sometimes the best pass was a shot, with a Tar Heel big ready to swallow up a missed shot from a teammate and turn it into an easy two points.
NEW ORLEANS – Talent and raw ability has never been the question with Jalek Felton, the first-year backup point guard on the No. 5 North Carolina men’s basketball team.
NEW ORLEANS — This was much more like how Cameron Johnson thought playing in a Tar Heel uniform would be like.
NEW ORLEANS – There were no wind sprints or physically-trying punishments to remind the North Carolina men’s basketball players that their performance in Wednesday’s home loss to Wofford was unacceptable.
NEW ORLEANS – Following his team’s surprise home loss to Wofford on Wednesday, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams said his players needed to “by God be ready to play and not act like we’re prima donnas.” It appears that message was received.
After suffering an unexpected 79-75 loss at home on Wednesday to Wofford, the No. 5 North Carolina men’s basketball team is in need for some good news. At least the Tar Heels (10-2) can take solace in the fact that they’re now headed to New Orleans, a place they’ve enjoyed playing in throughout the years.
As a child growing up in Radford, Va., Mike Young dreamed of playing for Dean Smith and the North Carolina men’s basketball team.
Cameron Johnson’s return was a bright spot for North Carolina on Wednesday night, but largely because the rest of the team's lights seemed to be out.
Jalek Felton was one of the most entertaining high school players in the country, but now he’s just doing his best to earn playing time. After struggling in his first few games, the first-year guard is finally hitting his stride.