Tar Heel Times
Your comprehensive source for Tar Heel sports news

UNC Basketball

Complete coverage of North Carolina Basketball.

ESPN announcer: Justin Jackson among nation's best

When talking about the Wooden Award and current North Carolina players, many would pick the Tar Heels' point guard Joel Berry II. But when ESPN color announcer Sean Farnham picked his "starting five" for his Wendy's Wooden Award watch, he selected North Carolina wing Justin Jackson as his pick. (Carolina Blue)

Lucas: Making Choices

We should have seen this coming when Roy Williams called a first half timeout. That should have been the sign that this wasn’t going to be a typical UNC basketball game. Instead, it turned into one where every decision had multiple layers, every option had a secondary and tertiary option, and every choice had the potential to change the outcome of the game. It started in the first half. (GoHeels.com)

UNC-Pitt Postgame Notes

North Carolina has won 20 games for the 58th time in school history and the 13th time in 14 seasons under Roy Williams. Carolina shot 50 percent from the floor, the ninth time this year UNC has shot 50 percent or better. UNC is 8-1 this year when it shoots 50 percent. Pitt shot 55.6 percent from the floor, the highest percentage by an opponent this year. (GoHeels.com)

UNC-Pitt Postgame Quotes

Roy Williams: "Weird game. I don’t know what I’m going to do, but some way somehow I have to figure out a way to do a better job coaching on the defensive end of the floor. I’ve always taken great pride that we can do some things there. They really shot the ball well, they played well. If Kevin [Stallings] gets that kind of focus they are going to have a nice run." (GoHeels.com)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Pitt Press Conference

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' narrow 80-78 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday in Chapel Hill. Read More...

The Primary Break: UNC-Pitt Quick Takes

With 20 points, Justin Jackson moved past Pete Brennan and Rusty Clark into 39th place in UNC history with 1,344. Danny Green’s 38th with 1,368 points. Kennedy Meeks’ three blocks moved him into a tie with Ed Davis for 15th in Tar Heel history with 129. Joel Berry’s five made 3-pointers give him 140 in his UNC career, moving past Jeff McInnis into 17th place all-time. (The Secondary Break)

Video: North Carolina Edges Pitt, 80-78 - Game Highlights

Justin Jackson scored 20 points, Isaiah Hicks added 18 points and 8 rebounds, and the Tar Heels hung on to defeat the Pittsburgh Panthers, 80-78, on Tuesday in Chapel Hill. Read More...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Pitt

Well, it's a win. Pitt played one of its best games of the season and UNC was somewhat stagnant but still emerged with an 80-78 win. Get used to seeing the zone. Pitt played almost exclusively zone a couple days after Miami went almost all zone. Georgia Tech, of course, also beat the Tar Heels with zone. UNC took 41% of its shots from beyond the three-point line. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Down Pitt For 20th Win

Justin Jackson scored 20 points and No. 12 North Carolina held on to beat Pittsburgh 80-78 on Tuesday night. Joel Berry II had 19 points, Isaiah Hicks added 18 and Kennedy Meeks finished with 10 for the Tar Heels (20-4, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). The league leaders never trailed but also never got comfortable against the last-place Panthers. (Associated Press)

Box Score: North Carolina 80, Pittsburgh 78

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 80-78 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

Pitt hangs with No. 12 North Carolina, but losing streak mounts to seven

For a Pitt team mired in a six-game losing streak, progress and hope should be valued, particularly when it comes on the road against a top-15 opponent. Unfortunately for the Panthers, such signs of encouragement don't always end with a win. Guard Cameron Johnson matched a career-high with 24 points, but Pitt fell, 80-78, to No. 12 North Carolina. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

No. 12 No. Carolina looks to rebound vs. Pittsburgh

No. 12 North Carolina and Pittsburgh are hurting after their most recent games. It's just that degree of suffering for these teams looks vastly different as they go into Tuesday's ACC matchup at the Smith Center. First-place UNC had its seven-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Miami. "We have some major wounds that need to be healed," Roy Williams said Monday. (Yahoo! Sports)

Gameday: Pitt at No. 12 North Carolina

Losers of its past six contests, Pitt embarks on perhaps its most difficult two-game stretch of the season with road games against North Carolina and Duke in the span of five days. In the hours leading up to tip-off tonight against the Tar Heels, let's take a look at some facts and figures, as well as TV and radio information, heading into the matchup. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Q&A with Mitch Kupchak

He’s seen them all come and go. He played with some of them, on championship teams in Washington (1978) and Los Angeles (1985). And for 23 years, Mitch Kupchak has been tasked with keeping the Los Angeles Lakers relevant, filled with stars and always on the brink of another title as the team’s general manager. (NBA.com)

Do recent losses reveal March weaknesses for UNC men's basketball?

Let’s take a look at North Carolina’s three worst losses — at Indiana on Nov. 30, at Georgia Tech on Dec. 31 and at Miami on Jan. 28 and see what similarities exist between the losses. Then, let’s see if the weakness is a concern in March, when things really start to heat up for the college basketball season. (Daily Tar Heel)

< BackNext >
Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 93
Louisville: 76
Sat, Feb 17 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Syracuse
Wed, Feb 21, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Miami
Tue, Feb 27, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Duke
Sat, Mar 3, 8:15 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Boston College66
at NC State82
Bowman (Boston College) 21 pts; Freeman (NC State) 20 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia13-123-2
(5) Duke10-422-5
(10) North Carolina10-521-7
(15) Clemson9-520-6
NC State9-619-9
Virginia Tech8-618-8
(25) Florida State8-719-8
Boston College6-917-12
Notre Dame6-916-12
Georgia Tech4-1011-16
Wake Forest3-1210-17

© 2005-2018 Tar Heel Times | Contact | Privacy Policy | Site Map | RSS | Did UNC Win?

Tar Heel Times is an unofficial resource for UNC fans and is not affiliated with the University of North Carolina.