UNC played the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Feb. 9, 2011.

Duke’s second-half run too much for UNC

O?ensive rebounds create lethal 4-point plays

DURHAM –It had to be coming. Surely the defending national champion Duke Blue Devils wouldn’t allow their heated rivals from down Tobacco Road to come into their house and dominate as thoroughly as North Carolina did in the first half of No.

Men's basketball

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	Roy Williams said losing Larry Drew II is a “huge blow” to the team in the middle of the ACC season. Three Tar Heels have transferred from UNC in the last year.

In 'huge blow,' Larry Drew II leaves UNC

When Roy Williams spoke with Larry Drew Sr. at 9 a.m. Friday morning, there was no changing his mind. The father of point guard Larry Drew II told North Carolina’s basketball coach that his son would no longer be a Tar Heel, giving no indication of where he may transfer.

UNC men's basketball spanks Boston College 106-74

The North Carolina men’s basketball team is clicking on all cylinders. The Tar Heels shot better than 57 percent from the field, committed just nine turnovers and got another 20-point-plus game from freshman Harrison Barnes on Tuesday in their 106-74 win against Boston College.

NC State tried to put pressure on forward Harrison Barnes.  Barnes persevered and remained relatively unstoppable on Saturday.

UNC basketball travels to Boston College on a hot streak

When North Carolina lost to Boston College 71-67 last season, it was the Tar Heels’ ninth loss in 11 games. This year, UNC travels to Chestnut Hill, Mass., with eight wins in its last nine games. With a set rotation and a mostly healthy roster, the Tar Heels are better equipped to handle the Eagles than a year ago.

Harrison Barnes with a jump shot to expand Carolina's lead on Saturday.

UNC's Harrison Barnes finds form as season continues

Forgive Harrison Barnes for the last shot of his game against N.C. State. His step-back 3-pointer with 4:58 left in an 84-64 blowout victory was such an egregiously bad shot that he felt the need to apologize to head coach Roy Williams. Then again, he had hit 10 of his previous 15 shots, including the last four, scoring 25 points while sustaining a level of play that had previously only surfaced in short bursts so far in his freshman year.

Welcome to prime time: Barnes beginning to show as clutch performer

After this weekend’s drubbing of N.C. State, everyone is talking about Harrison Barnes. Never in the history of college basketball has there been so much hype surrounding an incoming player. The top recruit in the nation, no freshman has ever been a preseason first team All-American — and with good reason. Very few freshmen have actually proven themselves worthy. Michael Jordan didn’t even get it as a freshman.

UNC v Clemson, 2011

UNC basketball’s next foe, Miami, is used to playing tight games

If North Carolina is going to improve its ACC cellar-dwelling 64 percent free-throw percentage, it may want to start tonight against Miami. Through the Hurricanes’ first five conference games, Miami has lost four by an average of 5.5 points per game. Miami knows how to keep its games close, but the difference in the end has been a few clutch free throws.

North Carolina

Fifty-five and counting

In the first half of its 75-65 win against Clemson, the Tar Heels shot 51.4 percent from the floor and suffocated the Tigers defensively to force nine turnovers. In large part because of that, UNC’s unbeaten home record against the Tigers still stands, now at 55-0.

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Shooting troubles doom UNC

The Tar Heels couldn’t kick-start any offense in Sunday night’s loss against Georgia Tech and shot 27.6 percent from the floor, the lowest shooting percentage by a UNC team since 1956 and the fourth lowest all-time.

Daniel Miller stuffs John Henson

Tar Heels struggle with ball control

ATLANTA — With the North Carolina men’s basketball team trailing its Sunday evening contest at Georgia Tech 61-49, Kendall Marshall brought the ball upcourt looking to get the ball into the paint and his Tar Heels back into the game.