Brendan Marks


North Carolina guard Joel Berry (2) shoots one of two free throws in the final seconds of the game. With a 1-point lead Berry missed both shots after forward Kennedy Meeks (3) missed both of his just moments before.

Two late tips send UNC men's basketball to championship game

GLENDALE, ARIZ. — Everything was hitting Kennedy Meeks at once: the sweat droplets splashing his cheeks, the stray shouts and steady boos from a green-and-yellow-clad army of Oregon fans inside University of Phoenix Stadium — but maybe more than anything else, the magnitude of this moment.

North Carolina guard Joel Berry (2) drives in on a Butler defender during their Sweet 16 matchup on Friday.

Joel Berry tasked with stopping De'Aaron Fox ahead of Elite Eight matchup with Kentucky

MEMPHIS — The checklist is lengthy, of everything the North Carolina men’s basketball team brings on its road trips: Kennedy Meeks’ favorite pair of UGG boots, for instance, or Nate Britt’s extra earrings. They’re frills, sure, but anything to make a hotel room feel more like home. It makes sense, then, that Joel Berry and Theo Pinson would bring their own piece of home whenever the team travels.

Q&A with Elijah Hood

DTH caught up with prized UNC running back commit Elijah Hood, a Charlotte native. Hood talks UNC, his strengths as a player and his thoughts about the Tar Heels’ performance against Miami on Thursday night.