1/9/2020 12:44am

UNC junior forward Garrison Brooks fields questions from members of the media following a game against Pitt in the Smith Center on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. The Tar Heels lost to the Panthers 65-73.

After UNC's seventh loss of season, the Smith Center paints a bleak postgame scene

If any of UNC’s seven losses this season truly cast a shadow of doubt on the team’s NCAA Tournament chances, it was this one. Michigan, Ohio State, Gonzaga and Virginia are all ranked teams. An optimist could twist Wofford into a feel-out game, Cole Anthony's first on the sideline, and Georgia Tech into one of those early blips ACC teams so often have when conference play begins. After Wednesday's loss to Pittsburgh, Roy Williams stays next to Dean Smith on the NCAA’s all-time Division I wins list.

1/4/2020 11:17pm

UNC forward Garrison Brooks (15) shoots the ball during the game against Georgia Tech in the Smith Center on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.

After loss to Georgia Tech, the clock is ticking on UNC basketball's season

After more than 13 minutes of game time, a Garrison Brooks hook shot finally ended UNC's field goal drought. North Carolina missed its first 15 shots from every which way — in the paint, from deep, at the elbow, in the corner — before Brooks' bucket. The Smith Center crowd went into a frenzy. North Carolina had just cut the lead to 22.