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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UNC men’s basketball forward Will Graves underwent surgery to remove scar tissue from his right ankle on June 9, coach Roy Williams said.
We were all shocked when the Wear twins left UNC and its men’s basketball program, and we may never find out the real reason why.
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.
Larry Drew II was apparently surprised. “Wtf @eddavis32 youre leaving?!?!?,” the North Carolina point guard Tweeted Monday afternoon.
Sophomore forward Ed Davis has declared for the NBA Draft, according to an email from the North Carolina athletic department.
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.
Immediately following his team’s loss in the finals of the National Invitation Tournament, North Carolina coach Roy Williams wasn’t in the mood to talk about silver linings.
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.
Photos from the NIT championship game.
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.
NEW YORK – In the second half of Dayton’s 79-68 win against North Carolina, the Tar Heels scratched and clawed into the Flyers’ double-digit halftime lead to cut the margin to three points or fewer eight times.