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11/24/2017 12:20am

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

Recruiting trail grows cold for UNC basketball, football

While the No. 9 North Carolina men’s basketball program is celebrating its 4-0 start to the season after defeating Portland to start the PK80 tournament, head coach Roy Williams may be a little disappointed about recruiting events over the past few days. 

11/21/2017 12:25pm

Guard Kenny Williams (24) drives against Bucknell on Nov. 15 in the Smith Center.

Three takeaways from North Carolina basketball's 96-72 win over Stanford

The North Carolina basketball team kicked off its west coast trip by imposing itself on Stanford late Monday night. It was a tight game throughout much of the first half, but the Tar Heels (3-0) — propelled by impressive guard play — ran away from the Cardinal (3-2) in the second half to complete the win, 96-72.


11/16/2017 7:24pm

Guard Joel Berry II (2) raises his fist to start an offensive possession against Bucknell on Nov. 15 in the Smith Center.

Teammates chip in as Berry returns against Bucknell

On his first shot, everything seemed back to normal for Joel Berry II. One minute and 39 seconds into the No. 9 North Carolina men’s basketball team’s 93-81 win over Bucknell, Berry caught a swing pass from Theo Pinson and fired off his first shot since being named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player in Glendale, Ariz., in early April. Nothing but net. But Berry’s first made field goal since April would also be his last of the night. The senior guard shot just 1-11 from the field, tallying only eight points as he made his first appearance of the season after missing the Tar Heels’ (2-0) season opener against Northern Iowa due to a broken right hand.