Video: Late Night With Roy RecapJust in case you couldn't make it on Friday night, get caught up with the best from Late Night With Roy as Tar Heel fans gather to celebrate the unofficial start of basketball season.
At Late Night with Roy, Tar Heels crank up competition while recruiting targets take in the scene“A majority of the time, it’s all about the dancing and stuff, but I like how we changed it up a little bit this year and did some more competition stuff with basketball,” guard Joel Berry said. “I think that brings out the best of us because, at the end of the day, we all like to compete.” The White squad bested the Blue team 40-37 after finishing regulation tied at 36. (Fayetteville Observer)
UNC, Kentucky get rolling with Midnight Madness-style eventsThe college basketball season is officially here. From North Carolina's "Late Night With Roy" event to Kentucky's "Big Blue Madness" that drew a packed crowd to Rupp Arena, Friday night featured a busy schedule of Midnight Madness-style events around the country that stand as the ceremonial kickoff to the 2016-17 season. (Associated Press)
UNC Late Night ImpressionsThis was a revised version of Late Night with Roy. Sure, there were some typical dance routines – including members of the team dressed as milk men – but for the first time players competed in skills competitions. There was a three-point shootout (which was won by Nate Britt), a two-man shooting contest and a dribbling competition (Inside Carolina)
Late Night with Roy Recap & StatsThe blue/white scrimmage feature balanced scoring from UNC's star players. Justin Jackson led the way for the white team with 13 points and five rebounds while Isaiah Hicks was good for 12 points (a perfect 5-for-5) for the Blue team. The freshman didn't exactly flash, but big man Tony Bradley showed promised as a rim protector and a rebounder. (Carolina Blue)
What you missed at Late Night With RoyUNC's freshmen showed their potential to make an impact as Brandon Robinson fed an alley-oop pass to Tony Bradley for the first bucket of the game. Theo Pinson, Joel Berry and Nate Britt also made an impact from behind the line. Though Berry dominated from behind the arc, he missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds of overtime to give the White team a 40-37 win. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC Kicks Off Basketball Season at Late Night With RoyUNC celebrated the beginning of basketball season with its annual “Late Night with Roy” event–featuring the Tar Heels as both athletes and dancers. Hosted by former UNC and Dallas Cowboy wide receiver Jesse Holley, the night featured a twist with the addition of various skills competitions. At the end, though, the team scrimmage decided the night’s winner. (Chapelboro.com)
Video: Late Night With Roy Scrimmage HighlightsJustin Jackson and Isaiah Hicks each scored 13 points to lead their respective teams in North Carolina's Late Night With Roy scrimmage on Friday.
John Henson states case with impressive showingJohn Henson is the forgotten man when it comes to talking about the Milwaukee Bucks center rotation. His role remained unclear despite his four-year, $44 million contract extension that kicks in this fall. That could be changing if the 6-foot-11 Henson continues to play as well as he did Wednesday night in the Bucks’ 101-83 preseason loss to the Indiana Pacers. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Video: Players & Coaches Introduced at 2016 Late Night With RoyRoy and the boys are back! Meet the 2016-17 North Carolina basketball team as they are introduced at Late Night With Roy.
UNC Basketball Tasked with Filling the Leadership VoidFor Roy Williams, the leadership role demands a forward-thinking approach. Next play, next game. Don’t allow the team to wallow in misery and mistakes. Play until the final buzzer. During the first two weeks of preseason practice, however, the UNC upperclassmen have found that the smallest of details can be taken for granted. (Inside Carolina)
Video: Rebooted UNC Basketball Locker Room with Jordan Shoe WallGet an exclusive look at North Carolina's newly renovated locker room complex with a shoe wall containing every Air Jordan ever made.
Late Night With Roy Friday NightThe Tar Heels will welcome fans into the Smith Center on Friday October 14 for Late Night With Roy as the team looks ahead to another promising basketball campaign after last year's Final Four run. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Late Night 2016 will be streamed live by ACC Network Extra. Former Tar Heel Jesse Holley will host the event. (GoHeels.com)
Vince Carter admits he rewatches epic 2000 Slam Dunk ContestAthletes, they're just like the rest of us. In Vince Carter's case, that's true when it comes to reliving one of the greatest moments of his career. It was at the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest, and Carter put on a show. That dunk contest has over 3 million views on YouTube, and the man who delivered that iconic performance has joined the rest of us in rewatching it. (FOX Sports)
North Carolina searches for its leader as it enters 2016-17There’s a lot to like about North Carolina basketball as the Tar Heels embark on their 2016-’17 journey. Back are three starters from a team that won 33 games last season and reached the national title game in April. Eight of the 13 scholarship players on the roster are juniors and seniors. (Today's U)
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