Sports: Colleges

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 10:25 PM

Duke gets tough to top UConn

No. 2 Duke recovered from a slow start to the second half and the Blue Devils scored 15 of 17 points during a key stretch in a 66-56 win over reigning NCAA champion Connecticut at the Izod Center.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 11:07 PM

Duke gets tough to top UConn

Freshmen Jones, Okafor, Winslow lead Blue Devils to 10th consecutive win

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 08:52 PM

UNC staying the course on defense

Look for North Carolina to go after Rutgers with the same 4-2-5 defensive scheme that has yielded unreliable results.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 08:44 PM

Williams wants tougher Tar Heels

Following an unsatisfying blowout win of UNC-Greensboro on Tuesday, North Carolina coach Roy Williams said his team was in store for some very long practices before taking on No. 12 Ohio State (9-1) in Chicago on Saturday.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 12:04 AM

NCCU downs Barber-Scotia 108-52

Two days removed from one of the worst losses in the last five years, the N.C. Central men's basketball team got just what it needed — a trip home and a big win.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 09:50 PM

N.C. State beats Tennessee 83-72

Ralston Turner had career highs of 33 points and eight 3-pointers to help N.C. State beat Tennessee 83-72 on Wednesday night.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 09:35 PM

Eagles shake off short-handed Barber-Scotia

For a brief moment Wednesday night, it looked like N.C. Central could be in for a surprise.Barber-Scotia, a Division II program from Concord, capitalized on an NCCU turnover on its first possession and scored the first points of the game less than 30 seconds in. But that was the only lead the Sabers would hold as the Eagles came out on top 108-52 in their first home game in more than two weeks.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 09:54 PM

UNSTOPPABLE: Williams’ 26-20 night ends Duke 3-game skid

Duke got off the naughty list on Wednesday night with a 92-72 win over Oklahoma thanks to senior center Elizabeth Williams.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 09:14 PM

UNC locked in on Rutgers

UNC and Rutgers will meet in the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26 in Detroit.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 12:55 PM

Paige confident his shooting woes will soon end

Here’s a sign North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige might have Tar Heels fans hold up to address concerns about him making only 35 percent of his shots from the field this season: Keep calm and just wait for the ACC games to start.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Sun Bowl win top priority for Duke

Duke has accomplished a lot under David Cutcliffe, from winning the ACC Coastal Division championship last season and having a chance to win double-digit games in back-to-back years for the first time in school history with a win in the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Dec. 27.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Duke sets sights on 2014 national champs

The opponent lining up next against No. 2 Duke captured last April what the Blue Devils seek this April. While Connecticut won its fourth NCAA men’s basketball championship, it’s Duke which carries the mantle of national title contender this season as they two heavyweights meet tonight (8 p.m., ESPN) at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 09:28 PM

NC State appreciates Bitcoin Bowl after missing out in ‘13

This December feels a little more normal for North Carolina State. The Wolfpack say they have a deeper appreciation for their invitation to the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl after their miserable 2013 — the only year since 2009 that they failed to make the postseason.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

No. 24 Tar Heels pound UNCG

Kennedy Meeks led North Carolina with 18 points in a 79-56 win over UNC Greensboro in Greensboro Coliseum on Tuesday.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 09:11 PM

Perfect storm: No. 16 OSU upsets No. 6 Heels

For the No. 6 North Carolina women’s basketball team, a perfect storm of errors began brewing in Carmichael Arena shortly after tip-off Tuesday night. No. 16 Oregon State was able to expose and exacerbate every Tar Heel flaw in UNC’s 70-55 loss.