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1/27/2018 5:09pm

Forward Theo Pinson (1) puts his hands over his head in frustration during UNC's 95-91 overtime loss to N.C. State on Jan. 27 in the Smith Center.

Theo Pinson's career day not enough as N.C. State upsets No. 10 UNC, 95-91, in overtime

Throughout his career, good games by Theo Pinson have usually led to good results for the North Carolina men's basketball team. But against the odds, a career day for Pinson against N.C. State ended in a 95-91 overtime loss for No. 10 UNC, the second loss in a row. The Tar Heels were 16-1 in Pinson’s career when the senior scored in double figures prior to Saturday. But against the Wolfpack, 22 points (a personal best) on 10-16 shooting from the field and 15 rebounds (another career high) from Pinson weren’t enough.


1/20/2018 8:19pm

Five-star recruit Zion Williamson sits court side at North Carolina's exhibition game against Barton College on Oct. 19.

Zion Williamson picks Duke over UNC, others

Zion Williamson will not be taking his talents to North Carolina. But, he'll play nearby. On Saturday night, the highly touted senior power forward announced his decision to commit to the Duke Blue Devils. Williamson chose Duke over some prestigious programs including UNC, Kansas and Kentucky. South Carolina and Clemson were also in the running.


1/16/2018 7:34pm

Sports desk staff writer Brian Keyes

My Unpopular Sports Opinion: Long live basketball (and its activist athletes)

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.


1/14/2018 8:52pm

Guard Joel Berry II (2) takes a layup against Wake Forest on Dec. 30 in the Smith Center.

No. 20 UNC holds off Notre Dame, 69-68, on the road

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.