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Reggie Bullock (35) defends Ben McLemore (23). McLemore is averages 16.2 points per game, but was held to 2.

Tar Heels tenacious on defense in loss to Kansas

They were determined. They were pesky. They were sloppy. But were they ever competitive. For the first 20 minutes Sunday afternoon in the Sprint Center, the Tar Heels of the North Carolina men’s basketball team gave the No. 1 seeded Kansas Jayhawks (31-5) all they could handle and then some.


Kansas overcomes halftime deficit, sends UNC home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After trailing the North Carolina men’s basketball team (25-11) by nine points at the half, Kansas came storming back in the last 20 minutes to eliminate the Tar Heels 70-58. Kansas City native Travis Releford led the way with 22 points, 13 of them in the second half, and eight rebounds.


UNC takes on Kansas with Sweet 16 spot at stake

Exactly 364 days ago Kansas ended North Carolina’s season by beating the Tar Heels 80-67. James Michael McAdoo was the Tar Heels leading scorer that day with 15 points. Stilman White was playing the point for Kendall Marshall who was out with a broken wrist. He kept the Tar Heels in the game by not turning the ball over but Kansas took over down the stretch. The Jayhawks ended the game on a 12-0 run.


	Kansas center Jeff Withey (5) takes a shot over Western Kentucky forward Aleksejs Rostov (20) in the 2nd round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament on March 22nd, 2013 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Withey had 17 points, 7 blocked shots, and 6 rebounds in the game.

Kansas Jayhawks: Noted and Quoted

Kansas City, Mo. — The No.1 seeded Kansas Jayhawks (30-5) are coming into the round of 32 match up with North Carolina after beating Western Kentucky 64-57 last night. Jeff Withey was the leading scorer with 17 points but that’s not usually the case for the Jayhawks.


Brice Johnson (11) reacts after a 3-point basket late in the 2nd half.

Tar Heels too hot for Villanova

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The North Carolina men’s basketball team’s first field goal of the night was a 3-pointer as was its final field goal. But the Tar Heels were far from consistent behind the arc in between those two shots in their 78-71 win against Villanova Friday night.


Reggie Bullock (35) attempts a lay-up.

UNC advances to Round of 32

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It wasn’t always pretty. In fact, the North Carolina men’s basketball team blew a 20-point lead, but in the end the Tar Heels held on to beat Villanova 78-71. North Carolina will play the winner of the Kansas-Western Kentucky game Sunday afternoon.



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	Hairston lies on the court after his collision with Dexter Strickland and Boston College’s Patrick Heckmann.

Hairston lies on the court after his collision with Dexter Strickland and Boston College’s Patrick Heckmann.


	McAdoo pauses before giving the ball to the referee during the first half.

McAdoo pauses before giving the ball to the referee during the first half.


	Hairston is carted off the court in a stretcher after his collision with Strickland.

Hairston is carted off the court in a stretcher after his collision with Strickland.


	Hairston is helped off the court by his teammates and medical personnel.

Hairston is helped off the court by his teammates and medical personnel.


	Hairston watches as Dexter Strickland finishes a dunk in the first half.

Hairston watches as Dexter Strickland finishes a dunk in the first half.


	Desmond Hubert goes for an offensive rebound after a missed shot in the first half.

Desmond Hubert goes for an offensive rebound after a missed shot in the first half.


	P.J. Hairston leaves the court after his injury.

P.J. Hairston leaves the court after his injury.



UNC leads Kansas 30-21 at halftime

KANSAS CITY — The North Carolina men’s basketball team came out with a visible intensity on the defensive end and on the backboards and that resulted in a 30-21 halftime lead. Neither team is shooting the ball particularly well as Kansas is seven-for-28 and the Tar Heels are 11-for-42, but the defense has made the difference.


What (and where) to Watch: UNC-Kansas

No. 1 Kansas (30-5, 14-4 Big 12) vs. No. 8 North Carolina (25-10, 12-6 ACC) TV: CBS with Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and Craig Sager on the call. Radio: In addition to the Tar Heels Sports Network with Jones Angell, Eric Montross and Dave Nathan, the game will be broadcast on Dial Global Radio with Kevin Calabro and Will Perdue making the calls. Scheduled tip: 5:15 in the Sprint Center (4:15 Kansas City time) Last time out Exactly 364 days ago Kansas ended North Carolina’s season by beating the Tar Heels 80-67.


UNC-Kansas through the years

The North Carolina and Kansas men’s basketball teams are two of the most storied programs in college basketball. But the two teams have only played each other ten times however and half of those contests have been in the NCAA Tournament and another one was in the semifinals of the pre-season NIT. Here’s a detailed history of the series which UNC leads 6-4.


What (and where) to Watch: UNC-Villanova

No. 8 North Carolina (24-10, 12-6 ACC) vs. No. 9 Villanova (20-13, 10-8 Big East) in the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Scheduled tip-off: 7:20 p.m.


Miami leads UNC in ACC Final 44-41

GREENSBORO — At the midway point of the ACC Championship game, the Miami Hurricanes lead the North Carolina men’s basketball team 44-41. Miami’s point guard Shane Larkin had a fantastic half as he racked up 15 points and dished out five assists.


North Carolina leads Maryland 37-32

Behind 11 points from Dexter Strickland, the North Carolina men’s basketball team leads Maryland 37-32 at halftime of the ACC Tournament semifinal game. Strickland hit five of his eight attempts from the floor and also handed out three assists. Despite a heavily taped hand, P.J.


UNC leading FSU at halftime

At the midway point of the North Carolina men’s basketball team’s first game in the ACC Tournament, it leads Florida State 35-27. P.J.


Roy Williams Story of the Week

In his press conference Monday previewing the upcoming ACC tournament, North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams talked about a variety of topics ranging from the rebounding ability of the smaller lineup to his experience as a referee. Here’s how coach Williams recalled his time with the UNC intramural department. “I probably know more about officiating that any other coach in the NCAA.” Why is that? “In ’72, I was the supervisor of officials in the intramural department at the University of North Carolina.


ACC releases 2013 Football schedule

The 2013 football schedule has been released and the Tar Heels will play two Thursday night games on ESPN including the season opener at South Carolina.