Malcolm Brogdon scored 15 points and Mike Tobey had a couple of key second-half plays to help No. 2 Virginia hold off N.C. State 51-47 on Wednesday night.
Phoenix Suns rookie T.J. Warren’s “welcome to the NBA” moment came a month into his professional career when he found himself guarding childhood idol Kevin Durant. As soon as Warren put his hand on the reigning MVP, Durant lifted his arms and drew the foul, a rookie mistake that Warren said he won’t make again. Unfortunately for the Durham native, there haven’t been many opportunities for in-game learning experiences in his first season.
Trevor Lacey scored 19 points and hit a straightaway 3-pointer at the overtime buzzer to help North Carolina State snap a three-game losing streak and beat Georgia Tech 81-80 on Saturday.
Anthony “Cat” Barber played the entire game and finished with 23 points and Kyle Washington added 14 points as the Wolfpack (14-9, 5-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) won for the second time in six games.
North Carolina and Wake Forest took the plunge on Monday, announcing they will play two football games against each other that will be considered non-conference games.
Jerian Grant got No. 8 Notre Dame back into the game with his scoring. He won it with his defense.
Tar Heels erase double-digit deficits in first and second halves to top rivals
The most prolific rivalry in ACC women’s basketball history will take place for the 100th time tonight when No. 12 North Carolina visits N.C. State.
Trevor Lacey scored 17 points, including five in the final 1:22, and Ralston Turner finished with 15 as NC State held off a Florida State second-half rally to escape with a 72-63 victory Saturday.
North Carolina sophomore forward Isaiah Hicks came off the bench against N.C. State on Wednesday and didn’t miss a shot from the field (4 for 4) in the first half. Hicks and UNC point guard Marcus Paige each had eight points as the Tar Heels grabbed a 32-26 halftime lead en route to an 81-79 win.
Austin Rivers has joined the Los Angeles Clippers to play for Doc Rivers in the first father-son, player-coach combination in NBA history.
UNC eked out a win against N.C. State Wednesday night.
N.C. State shoots its way to resounding upset for Blue Devils
Tar Heels dominate ACC opener as Mavunga scores 23, dishes out five assists
N.C. State's top players showed up, its big men rebounded and blocked shots, and the entire team played with more energy and intensity. Ralston Turner scored 16 points to break out of a slump and help N.C. State beat Pittsburgh 68-50 on Saturday, giving the Wolfpack at 2-0 league start days after an ugly home loss to Cincinnati.
No. 9 North Carolina (13-1) hosts N.C. State (9-4) in the Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball opener for both teams at Carmichael Arena Sunday, Jan. 4 (3 p.m, Fox Sports Carolinas). Meanwhile, No. 10 Duke (9-4) hosts Wake Forest (9-5) at 2 p.m. in another ACC women’s opener.