Led by senior stars Jordan Parks and Nimrod Hilliard, N.C. Central slammed Bethune-Cookman 72-49 on Senior Day at McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium, clinching the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular-seasion title and the No. 1 overall seed at the upcoming MEAC Tournament in Norfolk, Va.
Quinn Cook uncharacteristically missed 3-pointers and Jahlil Okafor’s free throw woes continued Saturday night. Still, it was no problem for No. 4 Duke because freshman Justise Winslow filled in the gaps. Winslow scored a season-high 23 points, his second time scoring 20 or more in the last three games, as the Blue Devils notched their ninth consecutive win by beating Syracuse 73-54 in ACC basketball at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Brice Johnson had five dunks and 22 points to help No. 15 North Carolina end a streak of four consecutive losses against Miami with a 73-64 victory Saturday. The 6-foot-9 Johnson repeatedly outmaneuvered the Hurricanes inside and shot 11 for 15. He also had 11 rebounds.
Hillside coach Ovester Grays worried how his girls would play in the first round of the 4-A state playoffs on Saturday but it didn’t last long as the Hornets rolled by Southern Pines Pinecrest 65-25.
Star freshman center could be on practice court later Monday
Early school closings curtail after-school activities.
Hillside's Jackson, Jordan's Brown and Northwood's Council and Ghadegesin of School of the Arts claim individual titles
The difference was about a wink of the eye. Maybe, more aptly, a splash of the hand. But it made all the difference between Michael Wohl of East Chapel Hill grabbing gold and finishing with a powerful silver medal performance in the 100 freestyle at the 4A state swimming championships at Triangle Aquatic Center on Saturday.
The PAC-6 4-A moved up the start of its boys’ and girls’ basketball tournaments at Saturday’s coaches’ meeting because of the threat of wintry weather this week. The tournaments will now begin on Monday instead of Tuesday.
The East Chapel Hill High boys basketball team spoiled Jordan's senior night.
The Carrboro boys team tied for first with Shelby in the state swim meet Friday.
The Chapel Hill boys swim team took first place for the second year in a row, while the girls team dropped to third after finishing as the runner-up last year.
Northern's main man is Kentrell Barkley. Jordan capitalized when he was out of the game.
The way Riverside's girls played defense was too much for Person.
Tigers ride Caraher's 26 points to win over Spartans
Karamo Jawara is this season’s lone four-year player, and without him, NCCU would have a much different look.
Stephanie Mavunga scored 23 points, including game-winning putback with one second left to give No. 15 North Carolina a 72-70 win over Virginia on Thursday night.
Kaela Davis scored 24 points, Zaire O'Neil and Aaliyah Whiteside added 12 points apiece and Georgia Tech snapped a 37-game series losing streak to Duke, beating the No. 16 Blue Devils 71-62 on Thursday night.
Duke rallies to win eighth consecutive game, clinches double-round bye for ACC Tournament
Freshman center returns from injury to score a season-high 30, Cook adds 26 as Blue Devils win in overtime
Jiri Sekac and Lars Eller scored second-period goals, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Monday night.
Former UNC baseball player Kyle Seager and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a $100 million, seven-year contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Monday.
Charles “Tex” Harrison, a Harlem Globetrotters legend who played basketball at N.C. Central in the 1950s, passed away on Thursday at 81.
The Bull City Legacy is 1-1 in the Tobacco Road Basketball League.
The phone buzzed and Andre Dawkins looked down to read the caller ID.
A number from the 305 area code popped up and, it being cut time around the NBA last month, the nervous Miami Heat rookie feared bad news.
Jessica and Sarah Spicer are separated by a tenth of a point on the Tarheel Youth Golf Association Junior Girls’ state rankings.
Tiger, Tiger, Tiger ...
Rory McIlroy knows how quickly a big lead can slip away, so he wasn’t satisfied by simply restoring it Saturday in the British Open. He wanted more. Tied for the lead after 13 holes, McIlroy fired eagle 3s at Nos. 16 and 18 to pull away from field Saturday. Complete coverage.
Rory McIlroy cast aside any talk of those second-round doldrums with a performance at Royal Liverpool that threatened to turn this into another major championship runaway. As for Tiger Woods, he was fortunate just to make the cut at the British Open. ... Related stories ... Scoring ... Tournament at a glance ... Saturday's tee times.
Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys off his card. And on the day Tiger Woods made a promising return, McIlroy took the lead with a 6-under 66, his best score in nearly two years at a major.