Alex Barlow scored 17 points, Kelan Martin came off the bench to score 17 more and Butler hung on to upset No. 5 North Carolina 74-66 on Wednesday in the opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Roosevelt Jones scored 12 for the Bulldogs (4-0), who topped the Tar Heels in an early-season tournament for the second time in as many meetings. Butler beat North Carolina at the Maui Invitational in 2012, blowing the game open in the first half of that meeting.
A 16-4 run over a 5½-minute second-half stretch was the key for Butler this time, turning a 43-41 lead into a 59-45 cushion.
Even with Saturday’s impending rivalry home matchup against N.C. State (12:30 p.m., WRAL), more than football will be on the minds of many North Carolina players Thursday (Nov. 27) as they celebrate Thanksgiving.
The No. 5 Tar Heels (3-0) lost to Butler two years again in Maui and the teams face off in another exotic locale at noon Wednesday (Nov. 26) (ESPN2) in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament at the Atlantis Paradise Island resort in Nassau, Bahamas.
UNC beat rival Duke last week, and here comes another big one for the Tar Heels — N.C. State.
Melvin Scott had been both teaching and coaching basketball at Voyager Academy.
Tar Heels apologize, will pay for repairs, after spray painting Duke facilities
Senior forward Tyler Engel netted his his second goal of the game with less than two minutes left in regulation to give No. 16-ranked North Carolina a 2-1 victory over the No. 8 Charlotte 49ers Sunday in the second round of the NCAA men’s soccer tournament at Transamerica Field.
No. 18 South Carolina played more like sixth-ranked North Carolina on Sunday according to UNC coach Anson Dorrance and that helped the Gamecocks take a 1-0 win in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at Fetzer Field.
Kennedy Meeks had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Justin Jackson added 18 points and No. 6 North Carolina defeated Davidson 90-72 in Charlotte on Saturday to remain unbeaten.
Maya Worth couldn’t have possibly picked a better time for her first career goal. The sophomore’s shot in the fourth minute of overtime lifted the North Carolina women’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory against Colorado in the second round of the NCAA tournament Friday at Fetzer Field,
No. 4 Syracuse University advanced to the NCAA Field Hockey Tournament championship game with a 3-2 stroke-off win against top-ranked North Carolina in the NCAA semifinals Friday.
The pressures of going from a plucky underdog to a favorite might just have been too much for Duke’s football team to handle this month.
North Carolina beat Duke Thursday night like it was the old days, when Tailback U had grand ground games of 1,000-yard rushers, back when the Blue Devils couldn’t get out of their own way.
North Carolina downed visiting James Madison 6-0 at Fetzer Field Thursday in the opening round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament.
Marquise Williams threw touchdown passes of 1 yard to Mack Hollins and three yards to Quinshad Davis and ran for scores of 1 and 16 yards as UNC beat Duke 45-20 Thursday night in a key ACC Coastal Division showdown at Wallace Wade Stadium.