Though Ty Lawson tried once again to save the Tar Heels single-handedly Saturday at Maryland junior guard Greivis Vasquez had other plans. Vasquez finished with 35 points 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

M. Basketball: No walk in College Park

COLLEGE PARK Md. — For almost four weeks now the North Carolina Tar Heels have played the Ty Lawson card when games go down to the wire. But in Saturday's 88-85 overtime loss against Maryland someone finally trumped it.



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M. Basketball: UNC's Lawson calms 'Canes

CORAL GABLES Fla. — If the statistic existed North Carolina point guard Ty Lawson likely would have broken the record for number of shots that almost iced a game in Sunday's matchup against Miami.


Danny Green was one of five Tar Heel players in double figures ? each UNC starter had at least 12. Green also recorded five rebounds an assist and a steal for UNC. ?In the second half we were really good offensively? coach Roy Williams said.

M. Basketball: A class of their own

DURHAM — Right before the opening tip North Carolina's starting five sat side by side on the bench as Duke introduced its lineup. No one said a word. No one expressed any emotion. Just blank stares as they readied themselves for the prime-time fight set to begin.


M. Basketball: Improved attack heads to Miami

Though North Carolina's defensive effectiveness in Wednesday's 101-87 win against Duke changed drastically from one half to the next the offense went through a slightly different transition. Rather than bad to good UNC's scoring efficiency went from quite good to nearly unstoppable.


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M. Basketball: Damage from Downtown

With a spread offense that makes extensive use of the drive-and-pitch maneuver it's usually the Duke Blue Devils who are associated with 3-point shooting when this rivalry rolls around.


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M. Basketball: The evolution of Henderson

DURHAM — Mounted within the underbelly of Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium rests picture after picture commemorating different aspects of Duke's storied basketball program. But one photo forces a double take.


Former UNC coach Dean Smith was honored as a member of the basketball Hall of Fame at halftime of Saturday?s game against Virginia" along with UNC greats Billy Cunningham Robert McAdoo and James Worthy.

M. Basketball: Legendary

At halftime of North Carolina's drubbing of Virginia on Saturday afternoon UNC honored hall-of-fame players and coaches at halftime. But the greatest among them was the smallest.


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Video: M. Basketball: UNC vs. UVa

The Tar Heels and the Cavaliers faced off Saturday afternoon in the Dean Dome.  After a low-scoring first half" the Heels pulled away with a final score of 76-61.


Injured foot a difficult hurdle

In basketball every action begins with a player's foot. It's the base of support for all of his movements and it's the first body part to greet the hardwood each time a player jumps.


M. Basketball: Starters notch 83 points for victory

RALEIGH — If North Carolina was looking for a blueprint in offensive production from its starting five Saturday's scoresheet just might be worth keeping around. Balance was the key word in UNC's 93-76 victory against rival N.C. State at the RBC Center.


Ed Davis has been the Tar Heels? most productive bench player but" as a more defensively minded player averages only seven points per game.

M. Basketball: Bench woes leave burden on Tar Heels

It's hard to find something about this edition of the No. 4 North Carolina Tar Heels that isn't the envy of the rest of college basketball. One of the nation's top starting fives the reigning national player of the year and an offense explosive enough to fluster the most veteran of scorekeepers. Any coach would kill to be the caretaker of that kind of talent.