DURHAM’S WARREN TOPS DUKE’S PARKER AS ACC PLAYER OF YEAR
T.J. Warren was born six months after Hillside High School’s Rodney Rogers won the 1993 ACC player of the year award while playing at Wake Forest.
On Tuesday, Warren joined his fellow Durham native in that select group.
Warren, a former Riverside High player, became the second player from Durham to be named the ACC’s top player when he won player of the year awards in voting by the media and the league coaches.
“It’s a wonderful award,” Warren said. “It wouldn’t be possible without my teammates and coaching staff. They’ve given me a lot of confidence throughout the year.”
A 6-8 sophomore forward, Warren led the ACC in scoring (24.8 points) and field-goal percentage (53.2). He surpassed the 30-point plateau nine times this season, including last week’s games with 41 at Pittsburgh and 42 against Boston College.
Warren received 48 of the 77 votes from the media to easily outdistance Duke’s Jabari Parker, who was second with 25. North Carolina guard Marcus Paige received two votes.
After going 17-0 in home games this season to run their home court winning streak to 33, the Blue Devils current task is to bring the same level to their play away from their famed home arena.
North Carolina sophomore Marcus Paige’s breakthrough season has ensured that he will receive one of the program’s highest honors. Paige was named second-team all-America by The Sporting News, which means his jersey will join 52 others that are hanging from the rafters at the Smith Center.
The 3-pointer N.C. Central’s Jessica Freeman hit with 1:01 left against Howard amounted to a replay that summarized her lone season as a Lady Eagle. That basket put the final points on the scoreboard in No.8 Howard’s 74-59 win in Round 1 of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament at Norfolk (Va.) Scope Arena on Tuesday.
Herald-Sun beat reporters Harold Gutmann and Steve Wiseman recap Thursday's Duke-UNC rivalry game in the latest episode of Our Game. They also look ahead to their games against Syracuse and Wake Forest.
Herald-Sun sports writer John McCann talks N.C. Central basketball in the latest episode of Our Game.
Some quick thoughts from Roy Williams on the day after UNC-Duke was postponed for the first time
Three girls’ and three boys’ teams enter the Sweet 16 of the N.C. High School Athletic Association basketball tournament Friday, Feb. 28, including at least two distinct favorites in No. 2 4-A boys’ seed Northern and undefeated No. 1 3-A girls’ seed Chapel Hill.
Middle Creek knocked down 10 3s, but Northern was able to get to the rim a shade more for a 72-62 win and advance to the third round of the 4-A playoffs.
That explosive fast break was just part of J.D. Brooks' 18-point scoring barrage in helping the No. 1 seed and host Panthers bounce Chapel Hill out of the state 3-A playoffs, 72-63.
When the luck of the draw went against Hillside, the Hornets made their own Wednesday night, pressing, attacking and eventually destroying visiting Broughton 90-64 in the second round of the state 4-A girls’ basketball playoffs.
Tyreek Frye's 20 points weren't enough to get Jordan into the second round of the state playoffs.
Elizabeth Williams scored 15 points and blocked five shots, and No. 10 Duke claimed its 37th straight win over Georgia Tech with an 82-52 victory Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals.
This could be it for Jabari Parker at Duke. His final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium could come Saturday night when No. 4 Duke hosts rival North Carolina — if the freshman phenom jumps to the NBA after the season, as most outsiders always assumed he would do. In an interview with The Associated Press, Parker insists he still hasn’t made up his mind.
Duke didn’t take time to review film from Wednesday night’s disheartening loss at Wake Forest. That’s part of the moving-on process, sophomore forward and team captain Rodney Hood said Friday on the eve of the Blue Devils' home meeting withrival UNC (9 p.m., ESPN).
UNC COMES BACK TO ELIMINATE WAKE IN 2ND ROUND OF ACC WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT
Freshman Diamond DeShields scored eight points in the final 2:18 to help No. 13 North Carolina pull out a 69-65 victory over Wake Forest in Thursday’s nightcap of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum.
DeShields, the only player in double figures for the Tar Heels (23-8), finished with 17 points. Sixth-seeded UNC will face No. 3-seed Maryland today at 8 p.m. (Fox Sports Carolinas) in the tournament quarterfinals.
“DeShields wants that big shot; she’ll tell you that,” UNC associate head coach Andrew Calder said. “Here’s the bottom line, ... DeShields has made big shots in games that we’ve needed. You’re going to give her the ball at the end, out of loyalty to her, that she’s going to get the job done.
“She wants to be in that moment, and we want her in that moment. ... She wants the ball in her hands.”
Senior backcourt mates Jeremy Ingram and Emanuel Chapman combined for 32 points Thursday night as N.C. Central held off Norfolk State 76-68 in the first meeting between the two MEAC powers in the last two years.
Almost a week after clinching the International League South Division title, the Durham Bulls continue to rake in the honors for their season of success. J.D. Martin was named the IL's starting pitcher of the year, Charlie Montoyo is the league's top manager and Vince Belnome was named to the postseason All-Star team in an announcement Tuesday.
On a night when the Durham Bulls struggled on the mound early, at the plate and in the field, they still had a chance to pull out a victory Monday night when they stranded two runners in the bottom of the ninth at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Instead, the Charlotte Knights cashed in on a two-out error by Durham shortstop Tim Beckham for a two-run rally and a 4-3 victory in International League action.
Those sleepy eyes always betrayed Tracy McGrady. Whether he was pouring in 13 points in 35 seconds for Houston in 2004 or sitting on the bench and watching the San Antonio Spurs win another playoff game in June without needing him, that cool expression rarely changed. It all looked almost too easy for McGrady, even if it rarely was.
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The Duke University Golf Course, which is closed through Labor Day, is getting its first major facelift since 1993.
Jeff Robinson still remembers the joy of winning the Herald-Sun Golf Classic at age 20 even though it was 32 years ago. Those thoughts crossed his mind while battling 20-year-old Todd Eckstein in Sunday’s Championship Flight final.
Rougemont’s Casey Ellis took care of Durham’s Cedell Alexander 4 and 2 in the fifth flight. Ellis, a Northern High graduate who is studying electronic media production at High Point University, said he was able to get into a groove as the tournament went on.