By Art Chansky Art Chansky's commentary on WCHL, Sports Notebook, airs Monday-Friday. He is also the author of 6 books on Tar Heel basketball; the latest -- One Hundred Things North Carolina Fans Should Know or Do Before They Die -- is currently in bookstores nationwide.
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    Art’s Angle: Strap ‘Em On Tight!

    March 19, 2016 at 3:30 am

    Let the upsets that have led to the most-ever double-digit seeds (10) remaining  after the first round of the NCAA Tournament be a lesson for Carolina before its late-night game against Providence. The Tar Heels should sleep all day in order to be ready to explode from the opening tip sometime after 9:40 p.m. “It’s […]

  • March 17

    Chansky’s Notebook: March 17 Memories

    March 17, 2016 at 8:52 am

    The Tar Heels have played 13 games on St. Patty’s Day. Tonight, they will play for the 14th time on St. Patrick’s Day, the global holiday to honor the patron saint of Ireland that has since turned into a celebration of dancing, eating and drinking, mostly drinking. Roy Williams is 2-0 on St. Patty’s day […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Duke Lost, Damn It!

    March 11, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Man, was I pulling hard for Duke against Notre Dame. The Blue Devils were grabbing their shorts, gasping for air and holding on for dear life as their 16-point lead in the second ACC Tournament quarterfinal disappeared Thursday. Duke lost, and I was pissed, which is generally not the response from the Carolina crowd when […]

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    Art’s Angle: More Gritty Than Pretty

    March 7, 2016 at 10:25 am

    “Do you like apples?” Matt Damon taunted a rival for a young woman’s affection in the 1997 movie Good Will Hunting. When the other guy nodded quizzically, Damon held up of piece of paper with seven digits and boasted, “Well, I got her number. How do you like them apples?” Carolina got them apples at […]

  • Art’s Angle: Wounded Heels

    March 4, 2016 at 7:41 am

    For starters, you can call the Carolina-Duke game Saturday night the Battle of Wounded Knee. Roy Williams (probably) and Mike Krzyzewski (definitely) will undergo knee replacement surgery after the season. The two hobbling head coaches have joked about at least rehabbing together, since Roy will have his knee (or maybe both knees) done at UNC […]

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    Art’s Angle: Get It Together Time

    February 28, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Bill Guthridge used to say if a team doesn’t have it together in February, it’s a bad sign for March. If Coach Gut were still with us, he might not think much of Carolina’s chances in the ACC and NCAA tournaments. Of course, there are exceptions to Guthridge’s theory, teams that got on a roll […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Game Bigger for State or Carolina?

    February 24, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Is tonight’s game bigger for State or Carolina? When the Tar Heels visit PNC Arena to take on NC State at 8 PM, the game is almost a must-win for them, especially after losing to Duke last week. Nothing can make up for that gut-punch, not even winning at Cameron on March 5, but losing […]

  • Carolina and Duke

    Art’s Angle: Right The Wrong

    February 19, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    No question Carolina handed Wednesday night’s game to gritty Duke, the second straight season that has happened and the third time in the last five years. If the Tar Heels don’t give Austin Rivers a chance to win it in 2012 and blow the big lead in Durham a year ago, there are no four […]

  • Art’s Angle: The Numbers Game

    February 17, 2016 at 8:39 am

    If you’re a numbers geek, you should love looking at the comparable statistics between Carolina and Duke, which in case you have just landed from outer space meet tonight in the Smith Center at 9 p.m. Looking at stats, both team and individual, give most people a migraine; but with these two teams the numbers […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Dumb Basketball in Boston

    February 10, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Even Ol’ Roy could hardly bear to watch. Carolina’s basketball season has been getting wacky lately, but Tuesday night at Boston College takes the cake. It got so frustrating that Roy Williams gave himself the tired signal and watched the rest of the game from the locker room. Williams has had a type of vertigo […]