Elon graduate forward Marcus Sheffield II (4) makes a drive past sophomore guard Leaky Black (1) during a game in the Dean Smith Center on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. The Tar Heels beat the Phoenixes 75-61.

Leaky Black tightens up defense for UNC in sloppy 75-61 win over Elon

In another sloppy start for the North Carolina men's basketball team, it wasn't Cole Anthony's scoring heroics that bailed the team out against Elon. Sophomore guard Leaky Black's impressive second-half defense helped UNC widen the gap against the Phoenix in a 75-61 win for the Tar Heels.


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UNC guard Kendall Marshall drives to the basket. The Tar Heels defeated Vermont 77-58 in the second round of the NCAA tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum on Friday, March 16, 2012.

'A perfect role for him': Kendall Marshall takes next step on UNC coaching staff

After five years in the NBA, former UNC point guard Kendall Marshall returned to Chapel Hill in 2017 to finish his bachelor's degree, with the goal of joining the Tar Heels' coaching staff in mind.  On Oct. 2, head coach Roy Williams named Marshall the program's director of recruiting. Now, Marshall is using the same team-first mentality that made him an All-American during his playing days to help his alma mater. 


Junior guard Garrison Brooks (15) daps up his teammates during the exhibition game against Winston Salem State in the Smith Center on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. UNC beat WSSU 96-61.

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Junior big man Garrison Brooks is on the verge of leading North Carolina this season as the team’s only returning starter. Brooks, the Tar Heels’ defensive anchor from a year ago, is also UNC’s leading returning scorer with 7.9 points per game. He’ll look to incorporate six new faces, including grad transfers Christian Keeling and Justin Pierce, as well as five-star first-years Armando Bacot and Cole Anthony, into the fray. How did we get here?