Video: UNC beats Villanova for Roy Williams' 700th career win - March 22, 2013P.J. Hairston scores a game-high 23 points and North Carolina defeats Villanova, 78-71, in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. It’s the 23rd straight NCAA Tournament that a Roy Williams-coached team has won a game in the tournament. The win is also the 700th of Williams’ career.
Theo Pinson, Joel Berry emerge as second round picks in recent NBA mock draftLast Monday, NBADraft.net released their latest NBA mock draft. Theo Pinson shows up as the 54th overall pick, while Berry is the 60th pick. This means both players in this mock draft are second round picks, with Berry being the last player to be drafted overall. Theo Pinson finished this season averaging 10.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game. (Tar Heel Blog)
Isaiah Hicks starting to show he may have future with KnicksThe New York Knicks were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention for a fifth straight year Monday, so it was symbolic that rookie forward Isaiah Hicks was the on-court postgame interview for MSG Network following “The Tank Bowl.’’ The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Hicks, on a two-way G-League contract, had just completed his second straight game of note. (New York Post)
Wes Miller Named NABC District 22 Coach of the YearThe National Association of Basketball Coaches named UNCG men’s basketball coach Wes Miller the District 22 Coach of the Year. The 2017-18 Southern Conference Coach of the Year led the Spartans to the SoCon Regular Season Championship, SoCon Tournament Championship, a school record 27-wins and the first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2001. (UNCG Spartans)
Marcus Paige hits game-winner for GreensboroFans of North Carolina basketball are used to seeing Marcus Paige hit big shots. As Paige continues to pursue and NBA career, he’s hitting big shots in the NBA G-League as a two-way player for the Greensboro Swarm. On Tuesday, Paige delivered the game-winner for the Swarm to beat the South Bay Lakers. (Keeping It Heel)
Joel Berry and Theo Pinson: 'The Definition of Carolina Basketball'Joel Berry and Theo Pinson were part of four NCAA Tournaments, two Final Fours, two National Title games, and one National Championship. They hoped to make another trip to the Final Four for one last run. It was not to be. As reporters shuffled out, Berry and Pinson sat there. They slowly packed up their lockers. It was over. It was the end of an era. (Inside Carolina)
Joel Berry Named NABC All-AmericanThe National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Wednesday the 2018 NABC Coaches’ Division I All-America teams, and North Carolina senior point guard Joel Berry II was named to the third team. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these 15 student-athletes represent the finest basketball players across America. (NABC.com)
Orlando 'El Gato' Melendez enjoys entertaining fans with Harlem GlobetrottersOrlando Melendez became the first native of Puerto Rico to sign with the Harlem Globetrotters. A former University of North Carolina player who was part of Final Four teams in 1998 and 2000, Melendez signed with the Globetrotters in 2008. As a child, he first thought the Globetrotters were merely cartoon characters that appeared on a Scooby-Doo episode. (Dothan Eagle)
Podcast: UNC Basketball Postseason Wrap-up, Listener Questions AnsweredInside Carolina's Greg Barnes, Ross Martin, and Sherrell McMillan join host Tommy Ashley to wrap up the 2017-18 North Carolina Tar Heels basketball season. (Audioboom)
Cameron Johnson’s future with Tar Heels undecidedHis voice quiet and his words choked by the sad finality of the moment, guard Cameron Johnson might have been the most outwardly emotional of UNC’s players following the Tar Heels’ loss to Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament. If the heartache of those postgame feelings signified anything beyond the sudden end of UNC's season, Johnson left that unsaid. (Burlington Times News)
Video: Marcus Paige helps give Roy Williams NCAA Tournament win No. 65 - March 21, 2015Marcus Paige scores 20 of his team-high 22 points in the second half as UNC beats Arkansas 87-78 in Jacksonville, Florida to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. With the win, Roy Williams secures his 65th NCAA Tournament victory, tying Dean Smith for second-most all-time. It is also career win No. 750 for Williams.
A Job Well DoneNorth Carolina ran out of gas Sunday. The Tar Heels had nothing left. Say what you will about missed shots and all, but as the book closes on this season, the reality is Roy Williams squeezed every drop from this group. Carolina was eliminated by Texas A&M in most unbecoming fashion in the second round of the NCAA Tournament by the score of 86-65, but it seemed like so much worse than that. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Is Vince Carter a legend? Let the debate continue as he moves up all-time scoring listVince Carter's place in NBA history is probably best discussed when he's done playing, but at this point the 41-year-old has no plans to retire. In his 20th season, Carter continues to solidify his name among NBA legends Carter passed Patrick Ewing with a 3-pointer with 29.5 seconds to play in the third quarter, giving him 24,817 points for his career. (Sacramento Bee)
Jalek Felton transfer process to pick up steam soonJalek Felton is living with his family in Charlotte and likely will start to line up some visits this week. South Carolina coach Frank Martin and Clemson assistant Steve Smith talked with Felton last week. Georgetown has been in touch and Hoyas coach Patrick Ewing is reportedly making a strong push for Felton. Texas Tech and Western Kentucky also have been in contact. (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
Joel Berry's Place Among UNC's All-Time LeadersJoel Berry's career can be defined in many ways. A competitor. A fighter. A winner. In the realm of North Carolina basketball lore, Berry will go down as one of UNC's most successful and productive players. His story is one of grit and of maximizing his potential. Berry finishes his career ranked top 15 at UNC in seven different statistical categories. (Inside Carolina)
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