When a game seems out of reach, the lead insurmountable, North Carolina Central women’s coach Vanessa Taylor simplifies things for her team. Instead of using points, she coaches in possessions. And in N.C. Central’s 59-58 win against Coppin State Saturday afternoon, Taylor’s coaching methods did just the trick.
Senior Karamo Jawara, who finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds, took a short-range shot but it clanked off the rim. As the ball careened away from the basket and toward players from each team clashing for the rebound, Jordan Parks boxed out his man, grabbed the ball and put it back up for the winning basket 11 seconds to spare.
If there’s any arena not named Cameron Indoor Stadium where it’s appropriate for Mike Krzyzewski to claim a milestone win, it’s New York’s Madison Square Garden. He played there during his own college basketball playing career at Army in the late 1960s. He’s won 25 games there as Duke’s coach, including claiming his 903 career win on Nov. 25, 2011, to become Division I men’s college basketball’s all-time wins leader.
Mike Krzyzewski has 999 wins in his 40-year coaching career. But there's a side of Krzyzewski that goes a long way to explaining why he has a chance to become the first Division I men’s college basketball coach to win 1,000 games when Duke plays St. John’s at Madison Square Garden today (2 p.m., WRAZ).
Florida State kept hanging around looking to steal one in the Dean E. Smith Center, but No. 15 North Carolina got enough buckets down the stretch to hold off the Seminoles 78-74 Saturday.
NCCU men haven't lost home game since December 2012
Redshirt junior center headed down path that combines the Army with pro basketball
It's like a MASH unit in the Dean Dome. Injuries are mounting for North Carolina coach Roy Williams.
Freshman is averaging 3.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game
Tar Heels could use better effort on the boards, Williams said
Blue Devils drop second consecutive ACC road game
Tar Heels erase double-digit deficits in first and second halves to top rivals
Ball pressure is big, from football to basketball
Attorney Robert Orr, a former N.C. Supreme Court justice, is part of a legal team that filed a class-action lawsuit at the Durham County Courthouse Thursday on behalf of former UNC athletes Rashanda McCants and Devon Ramsay. The suit is the second of its type. This suit expands the class action to include the NCAA, the governing body for major college sports, in addition to UNC
North Carolina coach Roy Williams hasn't backed away from what he said at the beginning of the season about needing more from his big men.