Former UNC coaches, players, fans gather by the thousands at the Smith Center
Cherry's free throws allow Tar Heels to post key ACC road win
A big winner at Duke, Boone has hurdles to clear to make it in professional football
Blue Devils drop second consecutive, leaving McCallie frustrated
As much as Jahlil Okafor wanted to play for Duke on Saturday against Clemson, coach Mike Krzyzewski said it just didn’t make medical sense. But the Duke coach said the injury isn't particularly serious and hopes Okafor can return against Virginia Tech on Wednesday.
The N.C. Central women’s basketball team found itself in unfamiliar territory Saturday. In their 63-47 win against Morgan State, the Eagles never trailed — the first time all season that’s happened.
N.C. Central improves to 13-0 in league play and clinched a a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men's basketballl regular-season title Saturday with a 74-59 home win over Morgan State.
A tough game following an emotional win got tougher for No. 4 Duke before it even started on Saturday. All-American center Jahlil Okafor spent Saturday on the bench in street clothes with a boot protecting his injured foot. Instead of faltering, the Blue Devils produced a win that greatly pleased their Hall of Fame coach.
North Carolina, which had lost four of its previous five games, honored the late Dean Smith by opening in his vaunted Four Corners offense and ran to an 89-60 rout of Georgia Tech at the Smith Center on Saturday.
Duke says freshman center Jahlil Okafor will not play Saturday against Clemson due to an ankle injury. The Blue Devils and Tigers are scheduled to tip-off at Cameron Indoor Stadium at 4:10 p.m.
No. 15 North Carolina opened Saturday's game by scoring on a "Four Corners" play as a tribute to the late Dean Smith, then rolled to an 89-60 win against Georgia Tech.
The Tar Heels (18-9, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) had lost four of five, including Wednesday's potentially crushing failure to close out No. 4 Duke in an overtime loss.
But that "Four Corners" opening — with coach Roy Williams holding up four fingers to signal Smith's famed offense — led to Brice Johnson's layup in a sign of how smoothly things would run.
Kennedy Meeks scored 18 points for the Tar Heels, who shot 62 percent to earn an easy — and desperately needed — win after a tough stretch that had kept them away from home for nearly three weeks.
UNC led by 14 at halftime, then used a 21-3 spurt to turn this one into a rout against the Yellow Jackets (12-15, 3-12).
The night after Duke took the game from North Carolina, UNC coach Roy Williams was in Carmichael Arena watching what it looks like to absolutely handle business in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
This week marks the first time since 2000 that Duke has more athletes at the NFL Combine than UNC.
While it appears Okafor will be ready to go when the No. 4 Blue Devils play Clemson today (4 p.m., ESPN) at Cameron Indoor Stadium, that doesn’t mean the play of his smaller, quicker teammates will be less important.