MENS BASKETBALL


3/25/2017 6:55pm

North Carolina guard Joel Berry (2) drives in on a Butler defender during their Sweet 16 matchup on Friday.

Joel Berry tasked with stopping De'Aaron Fox ahead of Elite Eight matchup with Kentucky

MEMPHIS — The checklist is lengthy, of everything the North Carolina men’s basketball team brings on its road trips: Kennedy Meeks’ favorite pair of UGG boots, for instance, or Nate Britt’s extra earrings. They’re frills, sure, but anything to make a hotel room feel more like home. It makes sense, then, that Joel Berry and Theo Pinson would bring their own piece of home whenever the team travels.


3/25/2017 6:13pm

UNC guard Kenny Williams (24) defends Kentucky freshman guard Malik Monk (5) as he drives to the basket at the CBS Sports Classic on Saturday.

Malik Monk still unsolvable for UNC men's basketball defense

MEMPHIS — Nothing strikes fear in the North Carolina men’s basketball team quite like Malik Monk. No, he doesn’t haunt the Tar Heels’ dreams quite like Kris Jenkins does — nobody could — but the Kentucky guard’s 47-point epic from December still stings. And with the No. 1 seed Tar Heels (30-7) and No. 2 seed Wildcats (32-5) facing off in Sunday’s Elite Eight, there’s still no answer for Monk.