Will Previous Tourney Experience Help Heels?March 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm
As the UNC men’s basketball team prepares for Friday’s NCAA Tournament opening-round game vs. Providence, it is interesting to consider if last season’s two-game run helps or hurts the Tar Heels. Was a win over Villanova in the round of 64 before falling to Roy Williams’ former Kansas squad in the second round meaningless or […]
CHHS Wins 3A NCHSAA Girls’ Basketball State Title With Perfect SeasonMarch 16, 2014 at 1:05 am
Chapel Hill capped a perfect season with a 69-56 win over Hickory in Saturday’s state 3-A girls’ basketball championship game at the Dean Smith Center.
Well-Heeled NBA, Thanks To Ex-UNC StandoutsMarch 13, 2014 at 12:19 pm
The Dallas Mavericks? With three former UNC basketball standouts on its roster, perhaps the NBA team should be called the Dallas Tar Heels. Along with the high-flying Vince Carter, now in his 16th season, Mark Cuban’s team also boasts Brandan Wright and Wayne Ellington. Carter may be in the twilight of his career, but he’s […]
Duke Women’s First Defeat Of UNC This Season Comes In ACC SemisMarch 9, 2014 at 3:04 am
Hitting six straight free throws over the final 45 seconds, the Duke women’s basketball team overcame an eight-point second half deficit to topple the UNC Tar Heels 66-61 in the ACC semifinals Saturday.
Ex-Heel Neal Excels As Apex CoachMarch 6, 2014 at 12:45 pm
David Neal will never forget the time he walked into his college basketball coach’s office for a chat. “We need you to be a great teammate,” Neal remembers the coach telling him. “and be REALLY enthusiastic.” The words from nearly two decades ago stuck with Neal due to who they came from: legendary former Tar […]
Orange Boys Advance To 3A NCHSAA Basketball SectionalsFebruary 28, 2014 at 10:42 pm
J.D. Brooks and Tay Jones were a dynamic duo Friday night, powering the Orange High boys basketball team to an 86-78 defeat of Eastern Alamance in the third round of the 3A NCHSAA state playoffs.
Giving A Hoots For Tar Heel HoopsFebruary 26, 2014 at 11:46 am
Rising through the ranks to an important position can still be achieved, as Eric Hoots can attest. Hoots, the Assistant to the Athletic Director for Men’s Basketball and Director of Player Development for the UNC men’s basketball team, served as the Tar Heels varsity manager a decade ago (when he roomed with now-UNCG-coach Wes Miller). […]
Southern Plays Complete Game, Denies Orange Big Eight TitleFebruary 21, 2014 at 11:04 pm
Amari Hamilton poured in 24 points, including his team’s first five points and clutch free throws down the stretch, as Southern Durham overpowered Orange 67-53 in the boys’ 3A Big Eight championship game Friday night at Chapel Hill High School.
Chapel Hill Girls Remain Perfect, Win Big Eight Postseason TitleFebruary 21, 2014 at 10:51 pm
Using a sizzling 19-4 fourth quarter scoring run, the Chapel Hill Tigers toppled the Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders 48-38 Friday evening in the girls 3A Big Eight championship game at Chapel Hill High School.
Taking Shots At Tar Heels OffenseFebruary 20, 2014 at 1:16 pm
Seven straight wins, including several of the double-digit variety, with a few come-from-behind victories sprinkled in and all seems well again in Tar Heel country, right? Well, not quite. As UNC coach Roy Williams will tell you, there’s ALWAYS room for improvement, and that’s true for this squad as well. Despite a now impressive 18-7, […]