By Matt Oakes Sports Director, Columnist & Commentator // UNC 2013
  • Tar Heels got an important road win Saturday at Miami (Todd Melet)

    Carolina Rides Brice Johnson To Big Road Victory

    February 28, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    The No. 15 North Carolina men’s basketball team gutted out a 73-64 victory over Miami Saturday afternoon inside the BankUnited Center to improve to 20-9 overall and 10-6 in ACC play.

  • Jim Larrañaga (USA Today)

    Scouting Report: Miami Coach Jim Larrañaga

    February 27, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    WCHL’s Matt Oakes had the chance to chat with Miami men’s basketball coach Jim Larrañaga as his Hurricnaes get set to welcome the Tar Heels to the BankUnited Center Saturday afternoon.

  • Marcus Paige defends NC State's Cat Barber Tuesday night (Todd Melet)

    Slumping Tar Heels Head To Miami In Hopes Of Recovery Effort

    February 26, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    The No. 15 North Carolina men’s basketball team, 19-9 overall and 9-6 in ACC action, hits the road to sunny south Florida to take on the 18-10 Miami Hurricanes Saturday afternoon. The Tar Heels will desperately be looking to get back on track after dropping five of their last seven games.

  • Sylvia Hatchell and Andrew Calder (UNC Athletics)

    Hatchell Recognized For Courage, Fighting Spirit

    February 25, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    UNC women ‘s basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell has been named the winner of the ninth annual Bob Bradley Spirit and Courage Award.

  • 'Cat' Barber found holes in the Carolina defense (Todd Melet)

    Tar Heels Fall To Wolfpack With Historically Poor Offense

    February 24, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    The No. 15 North Carolina men’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a miserable first half Tuesday night, ultimately falling to rival N.C. State 58-46. The 46 points was the lowest point total for the Tar Heels in Smith Center history.

  • Tar Heels hope for a rowdy atmosphere in the Smith Center Tuesday (Todd Melet)

    Roy Williams Wants More Help From Fans In N.C. State Rivalry Rematch

    February 23, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Tuesday night at 8 p.m., the No. 15 North Carolina men’s basketball team, 19-8 overall with a 9-5 mark in the ACC, will square off with its rival from Raleigh, the N.C. State Wolfpack, who come into the contest with a 16-11 record and 7-7 mark in the league.


    Final Farewell: Coach Smith Cherished, Celebrated By Those He Loved

    February 22, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    The life and legacy of Dean Smith was publicly celebrated Sunday afternoon in the Carolina basketball showpiece that bears his name, the Dean E. Smith Center.

  • Marcus Paige regained his shooting touch Saturday (Todd Melet)

    Carolina Honors Coach Smith With Emphatic Victory

    February 21, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    No, this wasn’t 1982, but if you closed your eyes, it could have been. Needless to say, it was Carolina’s day inside the Dean Smith Center.

  • Georgia Tech head coach Brian Gregory (

    Scouting Report: Georgia Tech Coach Brian Gregory

    February 20, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    WCHL’s Matt Oakes had the chance to chat with Georgia Tech men’s basketball coach Brian Gregory ahead of his team’s matchup with the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill.

  • The Tar Heels have gone a tough slide and are need of a rebound win. (Todd Melet)

    In Wake of Duke Defeat, Carolina Hosts Georgia Tech

    February 19, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    A return home to the comfy confines of the Smith Center to take on struggling Georgia Tech could provide the perfect remedy for a UNC squad in desperate need of victory.

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