The North Carolina men’s basketball team took a hit on its perimeter Tuesday morning with the announcement that junior guard Reggie Bullock will be entering the NBA Draft instead of returning to school for his senior season.
They were determined. They were pesky. They were sloppy. But were they ever competitive. For the first 20 minutes Sunday afternoon in the Sprint Center, the Tar Heels of the North Carolina men’s basketball team gave the No. 1 seeded Kansas Jayhawks (31-5) all they could handle and then some.
With just more than a minute left on the game clock, North Carolina’s fate against Kansas all but determined, coach Roy Williams pulled his five starters off the court.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After trailing the North Carolina men’s basketball team (25-11) by nine points at the half, Kansas came storming back in the last 20 minutes to eliminate the Tar Heels 70-58. Kansas City native Travis Releford led the way with 22 points, 13 of them in the second half, and eight rebounds.
Exactly 364 days ago Kansas ended North Carolina’s season by beating the Tar Heels 80-67. James Michael McAdoo was the Tar Heels leading scorer that day with 15 points. Stilman White was playing the point for Kendall Marshall who was out with a broken wrist. He kept the Tar Heels in the game by not turning the ball over but Kansas took over down the stretch. The Jayhawks ended the game on a 12-0 run.
North Carolina to face Kansas in rematch of last year’s Elite Eight matchup KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s a different place and another year.
An easel in the middle of North Carolina’s locker room at the Sprint Center on Friday propped up a poster-sized whiteboard, the number 700 scrawled across it in large, blue handwriting. Made possible by No. 8-seeded UNC’s 78-71 second-round victory against No. 9-seeded Villanova in the NCAA Tournament, the sign commemorated coach Roy Williams’ 700th career win, a benchmark only three other active coaches have reached.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The North Carolina men’s basketball team’s first field goal of the night was a 3-pointer as was its final field goal. But the Tar Heels were far from consistent behind the arc in between those two shots in their 78-71 win against Villanova Friday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It wasn’t always pretty. In fact, the North Carolina men’s basketball team blew a 20-point lead, but in the end the Tar Heels held on to beat Villanova 78-71. North Carolina will play the winner of the Kansas-Western Kentucky game Sunday afternoon.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The North Carolina men’s basketball team opened up a 20-point lead on the Wildcats from Villanova in the first half of the two team’s second round NCAA Tournament matchup.
North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams made it clear on Tuesday that he was surprised at his Tar Heels’ (24-10) No. 8 seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
The North Carolina men’s basketball team might have let its third straight ACC Tournament championship game slip through its fingers Sunday, but the Tar Heels didn’t have time to sulk at the Greensboro Coliseum. They had the next step in mind.
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Head Coach: Roy Williams
Assistant Coach: Hubert Davis
Assistant Coach: Steve Robinson
Assistant Coach: C.B. McGrath
Director of Basketball Operations: Joe Holladay