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3/12/2018 2:53pm

Cameron Johnson (13) gets a high five from Garrison Brooks (15) while running off the court against Duke during the ACC semifinals on March 9 in Brooklyn. Photo courtesy of David Welker, theACC.com

West Region preview: a look at the other top teams UNC could face

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.


3/11/2018 1:56am

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.


3/8/2018 10:16pm

The North Carolina men's basketball team huddles before its ACC Tournament game against Syracuse on Wednesday night in Brooklyn, New York. Photo courtesy of David Welker, theACC.com

'New York is the mecca of basketball': UNC enjoying its ACC Tournament location

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."

3/7/2018 10:49am

Woody Durham was honored during a halftime ceremony on Feb. 17, 2016, in the Smith Center.

Woody Durham, longtime voice of the Tar Heels, dies at 76

Woody Durham, who had served as the radio play-by-play commentator for North Carolina athletics for 40 years, died on Wednesday morning in Chapel Hill. He was 76 years old. The Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association will honor Durham this week at the men's basketball ACC Tournament in Brooklyn 


3/4/2018 10:45pm

Chapel Fowler

COLUMN: I'm tired of underestimating, so ...

 Head coach Roy Williams admits his team has no rim protector and laments his players’ lack of 3-point defense. But, as he explained after a March 3 loss to Duke, “We’ve been able to make up for it and win a couple of games anyway.”