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UNC faces an N.C. State team in turmoil
To call it a disappointing season for the NC State Wolfpack may be an understatement. The Wolfpack started the year with incredible hype thanks in...

Chansky’s Notebook: Part 2 — Get On The Back Boards!
How Roy Williams can even his UNC record at Cameron Indoor: For Carolina to square ol’ Roy’s record in that overrated barn, his guys have...

Dennis Smith Jr. authors masterpiece in Wolfpack's stunner at Duke
Unafraid of whatever Duke defender he faced, Dennis Smith, Jr. put together some highlight-reel moments, blowing past foes and hitting a long, step-back 3 at...

Carolina Insider Podcast: J.R. Reid
The latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast is now available featuring a fun conversation with former Tar Heel All-America J.R. Reid about his time...

Joel Berry, finally healthy, had plenty to feed his passion
A fully healthy Joel Berry is dangerous enough, but there was plenty to feed his passion Sunday. Some of the pregame talk was that he...

UNC Dominates NC State for 51-Point Win
A 20-0 run in the first half was followed up by a 22-0 run in the second half as UNC set a new record for...

Guards could figure heavily as Tar Heels, Wolfpack meet
The reviews are growing more impressive for North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. He’s headed into the most high-profile game of his young...

Berry's Balanced Attack
Joel Berry is going to have his work cut out for him going up against Dennis Smith Jr when the Heels take on N.C. State...

Loyalties tested for rapper J Cole by NC State-North Carolina game
The 31-year-old Fayetteville platinum-selling rapper is a lifelong fan of the Tar Heels. That was until this season. Cole, whose current album “4 Your Eyez...

Point guards on display as No. 14 UNC faces N.C. State
It might be difficult to determine which point guard is coming off a better game when North Carolina State and No. 14 North Carolina meet...

Three to know: N.C. State at No. 14 North Carolina
Few point guard matchups will feature the skill and swagger of the showdown between North Carolina junior Joel Berry and N.C. State freshmen Dennis Smith...

Kenny Smith on George Karl: ‘I thought he crossed the line’
Former Houston Rockets point guard and TNT studio analyst Kenny “The Jet” Smith had a strong take on George Karl and the consequences of his...

George Karl rips J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony, Kenyon Martin in upcoming book
Former Nuggets coach George Karl took a series of personal shots at Carmelo Anthony in an upcoming memoir, claiming Anthony was “a conundrum,’’ a user,...

Omer Yurtseven proves worth the wait in strong debut for NC State
NC State's seven-foot freshman Omer Yurtseven debuted for the Pack (8-2) in its 97-64 win against Appalachian State (3-6) as well as he could've. "I...

Mark Gottfried not afraid to call Dennis Smith best guard in the nation
North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried said unambiguously he believes freshman point guard Dennis Smith Jr. is the best guard in the nation. “I will...

NC State waiting on NCAA answer on Yurtseven’s eligibility
For now, all NC State freshman Omer Yurtseven can do is work on his game and be patient. With all the attention on possible one-and-done...

Dennis Smith Jr.’s comeback & other adidas Nations observations
A camp like adidas Nations is going to mean different things to different players. For UNC junior Justin Jackson, who played in perhaps the greatest...

N.C. State’s Dennis Smith Jr. fully recovered, ready to go
Dennis Smith Jr. sure looks ready. North Carolina State's prized freshman point guard is pushing through a workout in the practice gym on a hot...

North Carolina coach Roy Williams recalls what it was like to recruit J.R. Smith
So what was it like recruiting J.R. Smith in high school? FOX Sports asked the man who'd know best, UNC head coach Roy Williams. "Oh,...

Kenny Smith's son, KJ, shows out for IMG Academy at National Prep Showcase
Kenny Smith Jr., known as “KJ,” plays for IMG Academy’s post-graduate team and showed off his point-guard skills and more during the National Prep Showcase...

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