No. 15 UNC has next vs. N.C. State, which thumped top-5 Duke.
Heels bounce back from loss at Pittsburgh to handle Georgia Tech
Roy Williams’ trust in little-used reserve forward Desmond Hubert was a solid investment toward UNC’s 72-71 win against the Cardinals in the Dean E. Smith Center.
Marcus Paige hit a scooping layup with 8.5 seconds left to help No. 18 North Carolina rally to beat No. 5 Louisville 72-71 on Saturday. Paige's layup capped a frantic comeback from 13 down in the final 8½ minutes for the Tar Heels.
The Tar Heels had success against Louisville last season, but UNC isn't taking Montrezl Harrell and the Cardinals lightly.
Brianna Kiesel had 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists to lead Pittsburgh past No. 8 North Carolina 84-59 on Thursday night.
There was a long pause after North Carolina coach Roy Williams was asked to identify a leader on his team other than preseason All-American point guard Marcus Paige.
UNC could use more bursts from freshman Theo Pinson.
T.J. Thorpe, who was a wide receiver and kick returner at North Carolina, is expected to suit up at Virginia.
T.J. Thorpe used Twitter on Monday to announce that he is transferring to Virginia to complete his eligibilty.
North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige got the ball in his hands with 1.6 seconds left in the game and missed a 3-pointer that allowed Notre Dame to leave the Dean E. Smith Center with a 71-70 win Monday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Tar Heels dominate ACC opener as Mavunga scores 23, dishes out five assists
Tar Heels opened ACC play with a rout of Clemson on the road. A quick turnaround means a game at home with red-hot Irish tonight
UNC freshman Justin Jackson led the Tar Heels with 13 points in his ACC debut.
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.