Jackson leads same Boston College team

Boston College finished last season eighth in the ACC standings and ninth in scoring offense, scoring defense and turnover margin. This year’s squad has a new coach and virtually the same roster as the team that went 15-16 in 2009-10, but the Eagles are the odds-on favorites to lead the league in optimism.

Men's basketball

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Roy Williams not a proponent of sports agents

The most memorable moment in Roy Williams’ life was not when he hoisted the 2005 National Championship trophy in St. Louis. Nor was it when he held the 2009 National Championship trophy in Detroit. Rather, he stated it occurred one morning when he was quoted in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times about agents.

Will Graves averaged 9.8 points per game last year and third-leading scorer. He is the lone scholarship senior back from last year’s squad.

Will Graves dismissed from basketball team

North Carolina wingman Will Graves was dismissed from the men’s basketball team Thursday after failing to comply with team rules, coach Roy Williams said in a statement released by the UNC athletic department. The nature of Graves’ failure to comply will likely remain unknown, as the team’s policy restricts it from discussing the specifics of rule violations.

Dean Smith's influence off the court

Three legends of North Carolina basketball are all in accord when it comes to one thing — they wouldn’t be where they are today without Dean Smith. The Hall of Fame basketball coach has “progressive neurocognitive disorder” according to a letter from his family that was released Saturday.

Ed davis, selected 13th overall by the toronto raptors in the NBA draft, heads north to a team filled with
uncertainty in the post. Both starting forwards might leave this offseason, as well as three reserve big men.

Davis possibly to start in NBA

When highly touted high school recruit Ed Davis entered UNC in 2008, he was the Tar Heels’ sixth man for most of the national championship season. Now entering his rookie season in the NBA, Davis may be a go-to player.

Europe is an option for 2 former Heels

Ed Davis isn’t the only former Tar Heel that may need a passport. After being selected by the Toronto Raptors as the 13th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft on June 24, Davis said he needed to get a passport before traveling across the border to settle into his new home.

For Ed Davis, picking the draft an easy decision

On Monday morning, the North Carolina athletic department made official what was decided shortly after a broken left wrist ended his season in mid-February — that Ed Davis will enter the 2010 NBA draft.

Dayton’s Marcus Johnson soars high above the rim. He was named to the NIT’s all-tournament team. DTH/Katherine Vance

Dayton ends UNC's Season

In the NIT finals, North Carolina came crashing back to earth. For almost three weeks, the Tar Heels were able to forget about their disappointing season.

North Carolina junior Will Graves scored a team-high 25 points in UNC’s 79-68 loss to Dayton.  DTH Photos/Katherine Vance

UNC falls one game short of redemption

NEW YORK — During its run to the NIT finals, North Carolina had made a habit out of coming back.In all four games before the championship, UNC staged a second-half rally to earn a victory.Thursday night appeared to follow a similar theme.

Larry Drew II, whose clutch play in past NIT games moved UNC forward, couldn't help the team Thursday. DTH/Katherine Vance

North Carolina ends season with loss in NIT championship

NEW YORK — North Carolina's 2010 season ended with a turnover, 700 miles from Indianapolis and the Final Four.The Tar Heels (20-17) made the NIT championship game on a combination of grit, luck, and big late-game plays, but Dayton's pressure and clutch shooting were too much for North Carolina to overcome in the 79-68 final decision.