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Tar Heels shut down Tribe to advance
Will Graves did chest bumps with Rameses and Marcus Ginyard wore a huge grin as he stared at the sold-out crowd that showed up for...

Heels disappointing season may have ended
Just as North Carolina’s fate in the 2010 ACC tournament was sealed with William Graves’ airball 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left in Thursday’s 62-58 loss...

Will Graves wanders back into town
Will Graves is a mama’s boy, and he readily admits it. Well, his mama readily admits it, and that’s fine with Will. She calls him...

Tar Heel Profile: Deon Thompson
Deon Thompson returns to UNC's basketball roster this season as the only scholarship player with 'true senior' standing. While Marcus Ginyard has been classified as...

Heels Sloppy In 114-62 Exhibition Win
North Carolina was expected to roll over Shaw University in dominating fashion on Saturday night, but the top-ranked Tar Heels only led 50-34 with 16:54...

UNC hoops experience on display tonight
For the first time in Williams' 20 seasons as a head coach, he doesn't have any first-year freshmen. William Graves, who redshirted last season, is...

Lucas: Special Clinic For Tar Heels
William Graves hasn't played a single second for North Carolina this season. But he picked up an assist on one of the biggest baskets of...

UNC forward Graves to sit out freshman year
Forward William Graves, who was expected to provide depth on the wing for North Carolina, will sit out his freshman season. "After talking to...

Graves brings good attitude to Chapel Hill
William Graves, a 6-foot-6 small forward, takes a fun-comes-first attitude into his freshman season at North Carolina, a school flush with young talent and high...

Versatility makes Graves a N.C. all-star
Greensboro Dudley's William Graves was considered the best high school player in North Carolina last season, but that might not mean a lot considering he's...

A simpler off-season for Roy and Heels
Roy Williams' wonky back still is causing him discomfort at home and on the golf course, but other than that, it's been a relatively pain-free...

Williams hails early start by UNC freshmen
Roy Williams’ coaching life is certainly in line these days. Last spring, it seemed as if everyone on the UNC roster was packing up their...

William Graves named AP men's player of the year in N.C.
William Graves, a 6-foot-6 senior, averaged 25 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists to lead Dudley (27-4), which has reached the state finals for three...

Tywon Lawson, William Graves Each Score 30 in Matchup
The feature matchup of Monday’s Scholastic Classic included two future Tar Heels, and both put on quite a show at the Greensboro Coliseum. Tywon Lawson’s...

North Carolina wins another title
Roy Williams landed the nation's best point guard (Lawson), the best shooting guard (Wayne Ellington) and the best power forward (Brandan Wright). The Tar Heels...

Unheralded but happy to be a Tar Heel
William Graves isn't the recruit who pushed North Carolina's 2006 basketball class to a No. 1 ranking from the recruiting services. Actually, the Dudley senior...

Top hoops recruits hit Triangle
The Bob Gibbons Tournament of Chamions will be held this weekend in the N.C. Triangle area. A few of the top high school basketball names...

Heels get help for '06 season
Tywon Lawson, a standout on the star-studded team at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., is the second rising high school senior to...