ACC got stronger with the additions of Notre Dame, Syracuse and Pittsburgh.
Barring a matchup in the ACC Tournament, the Tar Heels and Terrapins will meet for the last time in the foreseeable future tonight at the Smith Center
With all the great freshmen on the court for No. 6 North Carolina — three different Tar Heels have won the ACC rookie of the week award a combined six times — it was a Miami freshman who stole the show Sunday.
Adrienne Motley scored a career-high 27 points on 10 of 14 shooting, including a go-ahead basket with 1:58 remaining that sparked a 9-0 run, as Miami beat UNC 83-80 at Carmichael Arena.
While UNC's recent three-game winning streak has moved the Tar Heels (14-7, 4-4) out of last place in the conference, sophomore point guard Marcus Paige said the team isn’t satisfied.
North Carolina didn’t waste any time continuing its dominance over N.C. State at the Smith Center under Roy Williams.
Roy Williams said Friday that North Carolina sophomore J.P. Tokoto could be one of the best defenders he’s ever coached. Tokoto will have a prime opportunity to showcase his ability when UNC faces N.C. State and Durham native T.J. Warren today at the Smith Center (1 p.m., ESPN2).
No. 6 UNC IS HIGHEST RANKED TEAM SYRACUSE WOMEN HAVE EVER BEATEN ON ROAD
Syracuse’s first ACC game at North Carolina turned into an historic night for the school for a different reason. The Orange overcame an 18-point second half deficit to beat the Tar Heels 78-73 Thursday at Carmichael Arena.. No. 6 UNC represented the highest ranked opponent Syracuse has ever beaten on the road, and the third-highest ranked opponent overall. The Tar Heels (17-4, 5-2 ACC), who had reached their best ranking since 2009, committed 29 turnovers against Syracuse, which used a 2-3 zone, a halfcourt trap and a fullcourt press to negate a 47-35 rebounding advantage.
UNC men's basketball makes it to Atlanta for Wednesday night game at Georgia Tech, but scheduled national TV coverage canceled as ESPN crew fails to make it.
Former Duke and UNC all-Americans Gene Banks and Eric Montross, former N.C. State star Julius Hodge amojng 2014 ACC Men's Basketball Legends Class.
TAR HEELS GO WITHOUT NATIONAL TV AUDIENCE IN 78-65 ROAD WIN
Marcus Paige scored all but two of his 19 points in the second half Wednesday, and James Michael McAdoo battled foul trouble to add 17 to lead North Carolina to a 78-65 win over Georgia Tech.
UNC (13-7, 3-4 ACC) pulled steadily away after leading just 26-25 at halftime, in a game played despite Atlanta being hit Tuesday evening by a snow/ice storm that grid-locked much of the region.
The injury-ravaged Yellow Jackets (11-10, 2-6) were led by Trae Golden with 21 points, 15 in the second half.
An ESPN2 telecast was canceled because of the inability of ESPN’s full production crew to reach the game site.
The Tar Heels had modest travel issues, and conditions Wednesday prompted the postponement of a NBA game between the Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks in Philips Arena, less than two miles from Tech’s McCamish Pavilion.
The ACC game policy dictates that the only reason a game should be postponed or canceled is if the conditions affect the safety of the teams or game officials involved.
Provided the teams and officials are able to make it to the arena safely, games are to be played. The Tar Heels arrived in Atlanta late Tuesday, and although they had to take a mass transit train from the airport to near their hotel, they and three game officials were able to get to McCamish.
Tired of seeing his post players resort to turnarounds and fadeaways and generally shying away from contact against Boston College, North Carolina coach Roy Williams told freshman Kennedy Meeks before he entered the game that if he didn’t take the ball to the basket, he would come right back out. The message was received. The 280-pound center recorded a three-point play on UNC’s next offensive set against the Eagles, and he’s kept that aggressive mentality since.
Tar Heels run winning streak over Clemson in Chapel Hill to 57 games
North Carolina players who hosted opponents in the Tin Can and Woollen Gym, every Tar Heel who played under Dean Smith, the group that suffered through the 8-20 season under Matt Doherty and the 2010 team that missed the NCAA Tournament under Roy Williams all have at least one thing in common — they all beat Clemson in Chapel Hill.
Diamond DeShields and Allisha Gray had 19 points each and No. 7 North Carolina pulled away down the stretch in a 83-65 win at Wake Forest on Thursday night.