Roy Williams: Caleb Love Could Be One of the Best Defensive Guards I've Ever Coached

believes freshman guard helps the team, even when his shots aren’t falling. “Defensively, I think he could be one of the best defensive guards I've ever coached,” he said. “Playing his position, he has strength, he has speed, he has jumping ability, he has great feet.” On offense, Love is showing signs of having things click. (All Tar Heels)

Preview: Once again a title contender, UNC women's tennis opens with lofty expectations

The North Carolina women's tennis team will look to maintain its spot as a perennial national power in 2021. No. 3 senior Alexa Graham is coming off of a season in which she was named an ITA All-American in singles and doubles play. No. 4 senior Sara Daavettila was named the Most Outstanding Player at the ITA Team Championships last season. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Justin Jackson and Taylor Vippolis - UNC Figuring It Out

Former North Carolina All-American joins Taylor Vippolis of Inside Carolina to discuss ' return to the UNC basketball lineup as a spark plug off the bench, the Tar Heels' defensive strategies against the three-point shot, point guard 's emergence against Wake Forest, and much more. View Video...

UNC Men’s Golf Freshman Peter Fountain Finishes Second in First Collegiate Tournament

Playing in his first career collegiate golf tournament earlier this week, North Carolina freshman Peter Fountain made quite an impression by finishing in second place. Fountain ended the Camp Creek Seminole Invitational with an incredible 54-hole score of 10-under-par. The Raleigh native was nine shots better than the next Tar Heel on the leaderboard. (

Podcast: Courtney Banghart Show - Team Growth, Notre Dame Preview, Standout Performances

UNC Women's Basketball coach reflects on the team's growth in games against Virginia Tech, and Syracuse and spotlights some individual performances in those games. She then shares her thoughts on mental health, this week's spotlighted cause. Fans also get a preview of Sunday's game against Notre Dame. Read More...

Tar Heels see improvements, hope to find higher gear moving forward

A path of improvement continued its positive trajectory on Wednesday night for the North Carolina men’s basketball team as the Tar Heels pulled out an 80-73 Atlantic Coast Conference victory against visiting Wake Forest inside the Dean E. Smith Center. The Tar Heels are hoping to continue to march forward while showing measurable improvements. (Fayetteville Observer)

3 Stars: North Carolina vs. Wake Forest

North Carolina used a strong second half to pull away from Wake Forest, 80-73, on Wednesday. The Tar Heels erupted for 49 points on 55 percent shooting in the second half to earn the victory. Four Tar Heels scored double figures and they had a season-high 24 points off 20 Demon Deacons turnovers. Here are our 3 Stars from UNC’s win over Wake. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

10 ACC Football Players Who Will Replace NFL Draft Early Entrants in 2021

and had 21 carries in the Orange Bowl after Michael Carter and opted out of the game. But it will be Tennessee transfer Ty Chandler that gets first crack at the starting spot. In four years in Knoxville, Chandler rushed for 2,046 yards and 13 touchdowns, giving him a better resume than Brooks and Henderson. (Athlon Sports)

Carmichael Comments: Grittier

There's never such thing as a moral victory. Especially in the ACC in a year with a greater percentage of conference games. But considering how the UNC women's basketball team performed in its first two games back from a holiday and COVID-induced 21-day break, Tuesday's game at Syracuse was about as close as you can get to a moral victory. (

Chansky’s Notebook: New Beginning?

Does the second half versus Wake Forest signal a new start for UNC? The Tar Heels may have augured in the second half of the season with their best second half of the season. Carolina shook an ACC-winless Wake team (0-6), which led by two points at the half, by shooting 55 percent for the final 20 minutes, not a single point coming from the 3-point line. (

Armando Bacot's Strong Game Highlights Importance of Post Play

is North Carolina's most consistent and efficient scoring option. In Wednesday's 80-73 win over Wake Forest, Bacot scored 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting. It was Bacot's best field goal percentage (.800) of the season for 10 or more attempts and his 18 points were the most he's scored since his 19-point outing vs. NC Central on Dec. 12. (Inside Carolina)

Caleb Love’s progress, potential breakthrough effort power UNC past Wake Forest

North Carolina forward had some simple advice for teammate during one of their recent conversations, as he sought to help pull the highly touted freshman guard out of the slump that has plagued his season. Just be yourself. Love looked capable Wednesday night of fulfilling the promise that has been expected of him. (Wilmington Star News)

Preview: With stars old and new, UNC women's lacrosse set for dominant season

The 2021 UNC women’s lacrosse team has a chance to be one of the greatest college teams of all time as it adds two all-American transfers and a top recruiting class to an already-stacked squad. The 2020 team was led by now-senior attackers Katie Hoeg and Jamie Ortega, who were named the National Players of the Year by Inside Lacrosse. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Caleb Love Scores Career-High 20 Points vs. Wake Forest

North Carolina freshman point guard had a career night versus Wake Forest in the Tar Heels' 80-73 win on Wednesday in Chapel Hill. Love finished with 20 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists in addition to some big slam dunks. Check out his impressive performance in these highlights. View Video...

Tar Heels in NBA: Cole Anthony ends Magic’s six-game skid with buzzer-beating 3-pointer

didn’t want anything to do with his Orlando Magic losing a seventh consecutive game since he took over as starting point guard. He shot down that possibility when he retrieved a Timberwolves miss and headed down court. Anthony made an off-balance 3-pointer from the right wing at the buzzer to give Orlando a 97-96 victory Wednesday. (Tar Heel Tribune)

UNC vs. Wake Forest Postgame Notes

This is the first time in UNC history it has played seven consecutive ACC games decided by seven points or fewer. North Carolina shot 54.8 percent from the floor in the second half, its best in a half this season. The Tar Heels had six assists and nine turnovers in the first half and 12 assists/3 turnovers in the second. The Tar Heels had a season-high 12 steals. (

Quick Hitters - North Carolina vs. Wake Forest

led UNC against Wake Forest with eight of the Tar Heels' 18 assists (a season high for him) and added eight points, six rebounds, two steals, one turnover, and perfect shooting at the free throw line for his most robust stat-stuffing performance of the season. UNC has now tallied 14 or fewer in three straight games and four of the last five. (All Tar Heels)

Lucas: Room For Improvement

The best sign from Wednesday is that wasn't happy with UNC's 80-73 victory over Wake Forest. The Tar Heels have won four of five and remain unbeaten at home. They have played seven straight ACC games decided by seven points or fewer and have won four. And? "It's frustrating. We're so much better than we've been playing." (

Halftime "Pleasantries" Fueled UNC's Second-Half Surge vs. Wake Forest

Perhaps “Kumbaya” could become a halftime thing for North Carolina, given its effect on the Tar Heels in the second half of their 80-73 win over Wake Forest on Wednesday. What a tune the walls of UNC's locker room must have heard at halftime with the Tar Heels trailing the Demon Deacons 33-31 after one of their more lackluster first halves this season. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Halftime words lead to better second half actions as Caleb Love leads Tar Heels past Wake

It was an ugly, listless first half for North Carolina, followed by a lengthy halftime stay in the dressing room that probably wasn’t pleasant for the Tar Heels players. UNC didn’t return to the court until 1:45 remained on the halftime clock. Whatever the message was, the Tar Heels shot better, were more aggressive offensively and cut down on their turnovers. (Tar Heel Tribune)
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