Know Your Opponent: Gonzaga

Saturday's rematch of the 2017 NCAA title game will feature two of the top four offenses in college basketball. According to's adjusted offensive efficiency rating, Gonzaga is the No. 1 offense in the land, with UNC close behind at No. 4. Both teams rank higher than they did two seasons ago at the Final Four, but both also have dipped in defensive rankings. (

‘We were a part of that sacrifice and branding’: UNC’s NBA stars condemn Silent Sam

Hours before a critical decision on a Confederate monument at UNC, a group of prominent athletes issued a statement calling it “crisis time” at Carolina. “We love UNC but now also feel a disconnect from an institution that was unwilling to listen to students and faculty who asked for Silent Sam to be permanently removed from campus,” they wrote in a letter signed by athletes including and . (Washington Post)

Historically, Roy Williams enjoys facing top five opponents in Smith Center

A top five opponent visiting Chapel Hill has UNC basketball fans' excitement increasing, and it got me thinking about how many other times the Tar Heels have hosted a top five opponent. With Duke and Virginia, it has not been that rare in ACC play. But looking at non-conference matchups, it turns out that there have only been three such games in the era. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: UNC Highlights of Mia Hamm, Silver Anniversary Award Recipient

University of North Carolina women's soccer great , UNC class of 1994, has been named a recipient of the prestigious NCAA Silver Anniversary Award for 2019. Take a look at a few of her amazing highlights while playing at Carolina. Read More...

UNC vs. Gonzaga prediction: 3 stats tell us who will win this matchup

It’s only December, but we’re getting a treat Saturday with a rematch of 2017’s national championship game when No. 4 Gonzaga travels to Chapel Hill to face No. 12 North Carolina. The Zags are averaging 94.1 points per game on the seventh toughest schedule so far this season — an extremely impressive feat. But Gonzaga’s defensive rating is the 227th-best out of 353. (

Kenny Williams shows toughness through shooting slump

It’s not a talent that shows up in a box score, or is even something that’s easy to measure. But ask a coach about its importance, and he's likely to glow about it: A player’s ability to impact a game when his shot isn’t falling. That’s the best thing one can say about through his senior season so far. Williams is an excellent shooter, but early this year, his shot wasn’t falling. (247 Sports)

UNC WR Coach Lonnie Galloway's Ties to North Carolina Run Deep

Born and raised in North Carolina. Went to school in North Carolina. And coached in North Carolina. New UNC wide receivers Lonnie Galloway is North Carolina through and through, so the move to return to his home state after coaching at West Virginia and Louisville makes sense. "It's my home state. It's the flagship university. I've always wanted to be here," Galloway said. (Inside Carolina)

2017 Championship Game Revisited: Who Remains?

UNC and Gonzaga have changed a bit in the 619 days since the Tar Heels defeated the Zags in the 2017 NCAA championship game, though each team still has five players remaining from those rosters. Only one, Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins, started that night on Phoenix, and only four players got into the game: Perkins and Jeremy Jones for Gonzaga and and for UNC. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Michael Jordan Smacked Malik Monk Upside The Head After His Technical For Running On The Court

Every win is important for Charlotte as they try to find their way into the postseason, but that’s especially the case when going up against the other contenders in the East. The Hornets took a 108-106 lead with 0.3 seconds to play on a Jeremy Lamb jumper that sent the Charlotte bench, including owner , into celebration. However, Hornets guard got a little too excited. (UPROXX)

Gonzaga Coach Mark Few on Roy Williams, Playing the Tar Heels

"It's a great opportunity to revisit the championship game from a couple of years before," Mark Few said. "I have the ultimate respect for Coach Williams, you look at his career and how he has been able to run his program and have the success that he has had. He is a very good friend of mine. He took me under (his) wing when I was getting started as a division one coach." (Inside Carolina)

UNC Men's Basketball To Host No. 4 Gonzaga Saturday - Pregame Notes

North Carolina vs. Gonzaga features two of the top coaches in all-time win percentage. Mark Few is third (.821) and is sixth (.788). Williams is second behind Adolph Rupp among coaches with at least 1,000 games. needs 20 points to become the 78th Tar Heel to score 1,000 points. Carolina is 26-22 all-time when hosting an AP top-five opponent. (

Mia Hamm Named Winner Of NCAA Prestigious Silver Anniversary Award

UNC women's soccer great , class of 1994, has been named a recipient of the prestigious NCAA Silver Anniversary Award. The Silver Anniversary Awards are given each year to recognize six distinguished former student-athletes on their 25th anniversary as college graduates. Hamm is one of the most respected and admired women's athletes in American history. (

North Carolina Announces 2019 Men’s Lacrosse Schedule

The University of North Carolina men's lacrosse team will host eight regular season home games in Chapel Hill as well as playing host to three games in the 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament as the squad's 2019 season schedule was released by head coach Thursday. Sites for games on the Chapel Hill campus will be announced at a later date. (

Chansky’s Notebook: Make Some Noise!

It should be some show at the Smith Center Saturday night. Sure, some North Carolina fans are disappointed that Gonzaga lost to Tennessee and will not be the No. 1-ranked team in the country when the Zags step onto Court. Nevertheless, the Tar Heels still have a great chance to spring a significant upset in the first sold-out home game of the season. (

Year in review: Despite slow start, UNC baseball made a return to College World Series

The North Carolina baseball team made it back to the College World Series for the first time in five years in 2018. It didn’t look like UNC would always get there, however. A rocky start, an injury to the ace of the pitching staff and an inconsistent bullpen all threatened to doom the Tar Heels, but head coach ’s ball club banded together to post a 44-20 record. (Daily Tar Heel)

Podcast: Discussing the Phil Longo Hire as UNC's Offensive Coordinator

New North Carolina offensive coordinator Phil Longo joins UNC's staff after being the OC at Ole Miss for the past two seasons. How will his Air Raid offense mesh with the 3-4 attacking style of defense that defensive coordinator Jay Bateman employed at Army? Inside Carolina’s Buck Sanders and Jason Staples join host Jon Seiglie to attempt to answer those questions. (Inside Carolina)

Film analysis: How does UNC match up with Gonzaga?

After a quiet week in college basketball, the Smith Center will host one of the best matchups of the season as No. 4 Gonzaga visits No. 12 North Carolina on Saturday. This game matches two of the best offensive minds in the game, but given UNC’s defensive struggles at times this season, Gonzaga’s offense could provide a unique challenge. Here’s what to watch for: (Greensboro News & Record)

225 years of Tar Heels: Ernest Grant

Ernest Grant, an adjunct professor for the School of Nursing and the burn outreach coordinator for the Jaycee Burn Center, was recently elected as the president of the American Nurses Association. He is the first male to be elected to the position, which represents the interest of 4 million nurses across the country. His two-year term will begin on Jan. 1. (

Reaction to UNC Hiring Defensive Coordinator Jay Bateman

Former Army defensive coordinator Jay Bateman comes to North Carolina as one of the more promising and innovative defensive minds in college football. When the news was announced on Sunday that Bateman would join head coach 's staff in Chapel Hill, the hire earned praise and overwhelmingly positive reaction across the board. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Fan Q&A with Cameron Johnson

North Carolina small forward recently held an online video Q&A session in which he answered a number of questions submitted by Tar Heel fans. even decided to join the session in a cameo appearance. Read More...
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