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Monmouth's King Rice not going to Duquesne
King Rice is staying put. Monmouth's head coach was never involved in openings at the University of Massachusetts, which hired Winthrop head coach Pat Kelsey...

King Rice named MAAC Coach of the Year for second straight season
On Friday, King Rice was named the MAAC Coach of the Year for the second straight season after Monmouth went 18-2 in the league, becoming...

Snubbed last season, Monmouth now most dangerous mid-major in college basketball
Monmouth, coached by former UNC point guard King Rice, enters the postseason on a 16-game winning streak. Only Vermont (17) has won more in a...

Monmouth first in nation to win regular-season title
Justin Robinson made 7 3-pointers and Monmouth, coached by former UNC point guard King Rice, became the first Division-I team in the nation to clinch...

King Rice's 100th win a byproduct of recruiting, belief at Monmouth
Long-term potential and strong academics is what got King Rice that 3-year extension at Monmouth. On Friday, the sixth-year head coach got his 100th career...

King Rice: "I am a proud, proud, proud Carolina man"
It started with a long, extended, kind of awkward silence. King Rice, Monmouth's head coach and the former UNC point guard, gathered his thoughts inside...

King Rice breaks down in tears after emotional night in Chapel Hill
Monmouth coach King Rice knew his team had a tough matchup ahead of it when the Hawks traveled to Chapel Hill to take on No...

Chansky’s Notebook: Tough Young Coach
King Rice was tough enough to make Bobby Hurley cry. When the emotional former Tar Heel apologized to his Monmouth team for criticizing the officials...

Frustration and fondness lead to emotional postgame scene for Monmouth coach and UNC alum King Rice
For Monmouth coach King Rice, Wednesday’s 102-74 thrashing at the hands of UNC created a jagged set of feelings. On one hand, he was home...

Lucas: A Lifetime Pass
Understand this: King Rice has a lifetime pass in the Smith Center if for no other reason than he owned Duke’s Bobby Hurley. That’s enough...

Video: UNC Players, King Rice Post-Monmouth Interviews
Several UNC basketball players and former UNC point guard/Monmouth head coach King Rice spoke with the media following the Tar Heels' 102-74 win over Monmouth...

Video: King Rice's Emotional UNC Homecoming
The emotions ran high throughout the game and tears flowed postgame for former Tar Heel King Rice, who coached Monmouth in a loss to the...

Three to know: Monmouth at No. 9 North Carolina
Monmouth coach King Rice should be extremely familiar to North Carolina fans. The former Tar Heels point guard ranks sixth in program history in career...

Know Your Opponent: Monmouth
The Monmouth Hawks are off to a program-best 10-2 start and enter Wednesday night winners of nine straight following wins over Memphis and Princeton. Former...

UNC vs. Monmouth Preview
No. 9 North Carolina wraps up its nonconference slate when King Rice’s Monmouth squad comes to town for a holiday matchup on Wednesday. The game...

Relationship between King Rice, Roy Williams stands test of time
On Wednesday, King Rice will square off against one of his mentors, Roy Williams, when Monmouth plays seventh-ranked UNC. Thirteen years ago, Williams did everything...

King Rice & Monmouth Visit Smith Center On Wednesday
North Carolina concludes regular-season non-conference play against Monmouth on 12/28 at 7 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center. Monmouth head coach King Rice played...

For Monmouth's King Rice, emotions may play a role at UNC
This is not the first time King Rice will take his team to UNC (Wed., 7 PM, ESPNU), and it probably won't be the last...

Alexander Rice, King Rice's son, starting for St. Anthony as a sophomore
As St. Anthony's starting lineup was announced on Sunday, several things stood out about one player specifically — Alexander Rice. First off, he's only a...

Turner's Take: The Education of Seventh Woods
Seventh Woods is a freshman point guard at the University of North Carolina. In putting on the Tar Heel jersey, he adds his name to...

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