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Tar Heels back in action, test defense
North Carolina coach Roy Williams vowed to have his team concentrate on defense during a checkered practice schedule across the past 10 days. So the...

Tar Heels To Visit Vols Sunday
This is the 12th time a Roy Williams-UNC team has played an AP top 20, non-ACC opponent on the road. The Tar Heels are 4-7...

Lucas: Carolina Basketball Notebook
The Tar Heels will be on the road this weekend against Tennessee, but they'll be in familiar territory. Sunday marks the 12th time in the...

UNC basketball: Roy Williams vs. Rick Barnes
Early in Rick Barnes’ coaching career, he famously clashed with Dean Smith while the now Tennessee coach was at Clemson. While there are fans who...

Roy Williams: Tar Heels have 'no idea' of Tennessee's toughness
Roy Williams said on his weekly radio show that he’s issued a warning to his seventh-ranked Tar Heels heading into Sunday’s game at 20th-ranked Tennessee...

Sean May Working His Way Up UNC's Coaching Ranks
Sean May returned to UNC following the 2015 season and started working around the basketball office. In October of that year, Roy Williams hired his...

UNC Recruit Matthew Hurt Scores 48 Points in Front of Roy Williams
On Tuesday night, class of 2019 forward Matthew Hurt scored 48 points in three quarters in front of North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and...

UNCG-UNCW matchup turns into Tar Heels family reunion
This time, the regular season meeting between Wes Miller’s UNC Greensboro Spartans and C.B. McGrath’s UNC Wilmington Seahawks meant something. And while the coaches approached...

Kentucky offers after watching Matthew Hurt
Matthew Hurt drew quite the crowd on Tuesday, leading to an offer from Kentucky coach John Calipari on Wednesday. Calipari and assistant Joel Justus, North...

Inside The Numbers: UNC's Shooting Trends
With 10 games completed and a long break between on-court action, it’s a great time to review some early-season charting statistics. This “Inside the Numbers”...

Joel Berry Among 2014 Recruting Class' Best Values
A near five-star recruit and McDonald’s All-American in high school, Joel Berry has had the type of career you would hope for from a player...

Roy Williams to visit Matthew Hurt Tuesday
Matthew Hurt, the 6-foot-9 forward from Rochester (MN), is set to receive visits from Kentucky coach John Calipari and assistant Joel Justus, North Carolina coach...

Theo Pinson challenged to lead Tar Heels defense
When preseason projected starter Cameron Johnson returns around the new year, the Tar Heels will add yet another sweet-shooting offensive weapon for Atlantic Coast Conference...

Jalek Felton is starting to emerge just when the Tar Heels need him most
The numbers are good. Jalek Felton has 24 points, five 3-pointers and eight assists the past two games. But UNC's freshman guard knows numbers are...

Roy Williams Live: Seventh Woods Out At Least Four Weeks
Roy Williams does not expect Seventh Woods to return to North Carolina's rotation until next month at the earliest while the sophomore point guard recovers...

UNC basketball and the game after exams
Going into exams under Roy Williams, the Wednesday night win puts the Heels at 14-1 in the last game prior to exams. Average margin of...

Tar Heels could be eyeing different basketball target; 4-star ILB Donte Starks names top 10
Roy Williams seems content to sit at three players unless he’s able to pull in the talented 5-star South Carolina small forward. But according to...

Roy Williams Still Pushing Theo Pinson Defensively
Roy Williams “gets on me all of the time, wanting me to be a better defender, be locked in every play defensively and not take...

Jackson Simmons At Home In Coaching
Jackson Simmons' last game in the Smith Center came on March 7, 2015. He returned on Wednesday, this time as Western Carolina's director of basketball...

Young Jalek Felton is growing into a Roy Williams point guard
Raymond Felton was a Matt Doherty recruit — his class anchored that championship run — but he was the first starting point guard under Roy...

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