MENS BASKETBALL


4/2/2017 4:31pm

North Carolina guard Joel Berry (2) shoots one of two free throws in the final seconds of the game. With a 1-point lead Berry missed both shots after forward Kennedy Meeks (3) missed both of his just moments before.

Two late tips send UNC men's basketball to championship game

GLENDALE, ARIZ. — Everything was hitting Kennedy Meeks at once: the sweat droplets splashing his cheeks, the stray shouts and steady boos from a green-and-yellow-clad army of Oregon fans inside University of Phoenix Stadium — but maybe more than anything else, the magnitude of this moment.


4/1/2017 5:25pm

North Carolina forward Kennedy Meeks (3) shoots over Oregon forward Jordan Bell (1) in the teams' Final Four matchup on April 1 in Phoenix.

UNC men's basketball back in national title game after 77-76 win over Oregon

GLENDALE, ARIZ. — With a possible date with redemption a few days away, the top-seeded North Carolina men's basketball team locked in and clipped the No. 3 seed Oregon Ducks, 77-76, in the Final Four on Saturday night. With tens of thousands watching from the stands inside University of Phoenix Stadium, the Tar Heels looked like they belonged on the biggest of stages once again.


4/1/2017 4:34pm

The North Carolina men's basketball team defeated Oregon 77-76 in a Final Four matchup. The Tar Heels will play the Gonzaga Bull Dogs for the National Championship on Monday night, a year after losing to Villanova.

Column: Struggling Isaiah Hicks could sink UNC men's basketball against Gonzaga

GLENDALE, ARIZ. — Isaiah Hicks was nowhere to be found in the North Carolina locker room. The Tar Heels had just won their Final Four matchup over Oregon. The media mobbed Kennedy Meeks, Justin Jackson, Joel Berry and the rest of the team. Even Shea Rush took a few questions. But Hicks was tucked away behind a curtain, propped up on the training table with a giant elastic bandage wrapped around his injured left quad.


3/31/2017 8:18pm

Sophomore Tyler Dorsey (5) celebrates with the Oregon bench on Feb. 4. North Carolina will play Oregon in the Final Four in Phoenix on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Adam Eberhardt/Emerald. 

Tyler Dorsey brings 'Mr. March' moniker against UNC defense

Nobody is hotter than Mr. March. This month, Tyler Dorsey has earned the nickname. Entering Saturday’s game against North Carolina, the sophomore guard has been Oregon’s leading scorer in each of its four NCAA Tournament wins — averaging 24.5 points and shooting 65.4 percent from beyond the arc.