2/24/2010 9:58pm

David Wear

David Wear likely out for year

North Carolina freshman David Wear sat out Wednesday night's game against  Florida State and will likely miss the rest of the season, according to UNC athletic officials. 

2/23/2010 11:25pm

Men's basketball fights for .500 season

North Carolina coach Roy Williams will have to cross yet another name off his active roster when his Tar Heels take on Florida State tonight.David Wear’s hip injury sidelines the freshman indefinitely and leaves the Tar Heels — already decimated by injuries this season — with only three healthy post players.

2/21/2010 11:36pm

NCAAs becoming out of UNC's sight

CHESTNUT HILL, Ma. — Coach Roy Williams looked at a road game against Boston College and was more than confident about North Carolina’s chances of making a run into the postseason.“In my own opinion, I thought we were going to win today and get on a great run and we’d be in the NCAA Tournament,” Williams said on Saturday.

2/20/2010 4:31pm

UNC falls again, this time to Boston College

CHESTNUT HILL, Ma. – North Carolina made a game of it, but another conference game turned into another conference loss for the Tar Heels (14-13, 3-9).UNC went on a 10-2 run to take the lead after halftime, but Boston College (13-13, 4-8) answered with runs of its own to take it back.  A late goaltend by John Henson helped the Eagles maintain their edge, winning 71-67.

2/17/2010 1:10am

Abysmal ?rst half sinks Tar Heels

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech already had shown this year that it doesn’t need much help when it comes to slowing down opposing offenses.The Yellow Jackets (18-8, 6-6 ACC) entered Tuesday night’s game with the nation’s No. 2 field goal percentage defense; only eight teams all season had shot better than 40 percent against them.

2/17/2010 1:06am

UNC freshman Leslie McDonald has his shot blocked by Georgia Tech’s Brian Oliver.

Tar Heels return to 2010 form, fall to GT

ATLANTA — They couldn’t stop their opponents, couldn’t score, could barely hold onto the ball. They struggled with routine passes, made one good play and two bad ones.Just another Tuesday for the Tar Heels.

2/15/2010 1:22am

Freshman big man John Henson put forth a solid effort against N.C. State. DTH/Phong Dinh

Post players adjusting to absence of Davis

John Henson was settling into a study hall when he found out just how big his role was going to be in Saturday’s 74-61 victory against N.C. State.He logged onto to find out what was new in the world of sports, and his jaw dropped when he saw his teammate’s name listed under college basketball’s top stories.

2/15/2010 12:50am

Bobby Gersten handles the ball near the beginning of Friday night’s exhibition game. DTH/ill cooper

100 years of basketball legacy

Dean Smith reluctantly made his way onto the court Friday night to the sound of an emotional standing ovation inside the building that bears his name. True to the form he showed during his coaching days, he tried to quiet the crowd with a few hand gestures in order to deflect attention from him to his former players.

2/13/2010 7:05pm

North Carolina knocks off N.C. State again

In front of what seemed like the entire history of the North Carolina basketball program, this year's Tar Heels did their part to complete a memorable weekend.UNC took care of visiting N.C. State by a 74-61 score to avoid falling to last place in the ACC. The Tar Heels (14-11, 3-7 ACC) snapped a four-game losing streak and completed the season sweep of their in-state foes.

2/12/2010 11:19am

Ed Davis

Ed Davis out 6 weeks with broken wrist

The news just keeps getting worse for the North Carolina men's basketball team.Fresh off a 64-54 loss to rival Duke in the midst of a 13-11 (2-7 ACC) season, UNC will be without sophomore forward Ed Davis for six weeks due to a broken wrist.

2/11/2010 1:34am

UNC inconsistent at small forward

Inconsistency has been a plague upon North Carolina this season. The 64-54 loss to Duke was no different, whether you look at the whole roster or just at one spot.Against the Blue Devils, the Tar Heels received good 3-point shooting and solid defensive play from their small forward — but just not at the same time, and not from the same player.

2/11/2010 1:27am

Duke guard Jon Scheyer slides past UNC senior forward Deon Thompson for a loose ball in Duke’s 64-54 victory. DTH/Phong Dinh

UNC hits rock bottom against Duke

Correction (Feb. 12): Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of this story reported that UNC had fallen to last in the ACC. The Tar Heels are a half-game ahead of N.C. State. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.Before Wednesday night, North Carolina’s season looked a lot like early reports of forward Travis Wear’s injured ankle.With 10 losses, its NCAA Tournament chances were significantly hobbled. The pressure that was put on it with each passing loss made failure a tender subject. And UNC’s season-long struggle with perimeter defense was a huge cause for concern.But the season was still unbroken.It took Duke’s Jon Scheyer all 40 minutes in the Blue Devils’ 64-54 win against the Tar Heels (13-11, 2-7 ACC), but he finished the job.

2/10/2010 2:29pm

Travis Wear

Travis Wear out indefinitely

 Freshman forward Travis Wear is out indefinitely with a severe ankle sprain, according to the athletic department.Wear is on crutches after stepping on a teammates’ foot while grabbing a rebound in practice Tuesday. No fracture was evident from X-rays.

2/10/2010 1:31am


Tar Heels struggling to score

With 22 seconds remaining and North Carolina trailing Virginia Tech by four, Will Graves pulled up and fired. The shot looked good in the air, rattled around the basket and finally rolled — out.UNC went on to lose, 74-70. The final score was on par with the Tar Heels’ ACC scoring average for the season.

2/10/2010 1:09am

Jon Scheyer has blossomed into the ACC’s second-leading scorer this year

Duke lead by nation’s highest-scoring trio

DURHAM — With shoulders slowly sliding down the back of his chair, Duke’s Jon Scheyer sounded almost embarrassed when answering a question on where he spent most of his time off the basketball court.“Sleep,” the senior point guard said, cracking a smile.Scheyer then paused to think what he would add to that proclamation, but ended up only justifying his one-word summary.

2/10/2010 1:05am

Senior struggles gnawing at Ginyard

Marcus Ginyard sat hunched forward, waiting for a trainer to wrap his sore ankle. His eyes were cast downward, and his chin rested in his hands.Members of the media had already questioned the fifth-year senior about his team’s sixth loss in eight games, as well as his removal from the starting lineup.

2/10/2010 12:24am

Travis Wear

Travis Wear hurts ankle in practice

North Carolina forward Travis Wear injured his ankle during practice Tuesday, but the extent of the injury remains unknown."No confirmation (about the ankle being broken)," Steve Kirschner, UNC's Associate Director of Athletics for Communications, said in a text message. "I understand he got hurt at practice but there was no word that he broke it."

2/8/2010 1:07am

Dexter Strickland attempts to strip the ball from Maryland's Greivis Vasquez. Courtesy of Jaclyn Borowski/The Diamondback

UNC men's basketball adds Maryland to its L column

Marcus Ginyard’s breakout game didn’t change the end result for North Carolina.Despite the senior’s 17 points (tying his career high) the Tar Heels dropped their sixth game in the last seven Sunday afternoon in College Park, Md., losing 92-71 to Maryland.Deon Thompson also chipped in 16, and Will Graves scored 11 for UNC (13-10, 2-6 ACC).

2/5/2010 1:27am

Guard Dexter Strickland started his fourth game of the season against the Hokies. DTH/Margaret Cheatham Williams

UNC again beaten on the perimeter

BLACKSBURG, Va. — With the clock winding down and North Carolina desperately needing a stop, Virginia Tech put the ball in the hands of its best guard and the ACC’s leading scorer, Malcolm Delaney.And once again, the Tar Heels failed to stop an opposing guard. Delaney’s two free throws in the final minute iced the VT win.