Art Chansky

ART’S ANGLE – Home Is Where The Heart Is

GREENVILLE, SC – Carolina and Duke both can blame HB2 for having to face a difficult second-round doubleheader here Sunday evening. (Tar Heels tip off at 6:10, followed by Blue Devils, both on TNT). These first two rounds of the NCAA tournament, as you well know, were originally scheduled for the Greensboro Coliseum but moved out of state (along with the ACC football championship game, the NBA All-Star game, the ACC baseball tournament and various other events) because of the controversial “bathroom bill” passed by the state legislature last year. Now the Tar Heels face a long and talented...

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Art’s Angle: Schooled And Beaten

BROOKLYN – What did the Tar Heels learn from their disheartening and somewhat shocking loss to Duke in the semifinals of the ACC tournament? First of all, they can’t play long stretches in a big game without Joel Berry, who sat out more than 10 minutes of the second half with four fouls, during which Carolina lost a 13-point lead and fell behind by seven. Duke reversed a game that had been getting away from the Blue Devils with a 29-9 run. Despite playing for the third time in three days, Duke was energized by Berry’s departure, shooting 68.8 percent...

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