North Carolina is honoring Hall of Fame basketball coach Roy Williams by putting his name on the playing floor. UNC says it will dedicate “Roy Williams Court” on Aug. 24. Williams has 842 career victories as head coach at Kansas and UNC. He led the Tar Heels to three NCAA championships.
North Carolina’s Luke Maye is withdrawing from the NBA draft to return for his senior season.
T.J. Starks scored 21 points and Texas A&M overpowered North Carolina inside, upsetting the reigning national champions 86-65 Sunday in the NCAA Tournament to mark the second straight year a title holder missed the Sweet 16.
Kenny Williams scored 18 points and defending national champion North Carolina took its time before opening up, beating Lipscomb 84-66 Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Kyle Guy, Devon Hall and No. 1 Virginia completed one of the most successful seasons in the storied history of Atlantic Coast Conference basketball, beating No. 12 North Carolina 71-63 in the tournament championship game Saturday night to finish 20-1 against league competition.
Theo Pinson had 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists and Kenny Williams scored 17 as No. 12 North Carolina beat Syracuse 78-59 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. The sixth-seeded Tar Heels face third-seeded Miami on Thursday night in the quarterfinals at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Joel Berry II scored 21 points and No. 21 North Carolina rallied from 12 down in the first half to beat No. 9 Duke 82-78 on Thursday night in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Gonzaga and North Carolina have agreed to a two-game, home-and-home series beginning next season. The series was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. A Gonzaga source confirmed the agreement but said the contract hasn’t been signed.
Joel Berry II had 27 points, Luke Maye had 24 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and No. 13 North Carolina defeated Davidson 85-75 on Friday night.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams isn’t saying who will be the starting point guard for his ninth-ranked Tar Heels’ opener against Northern Iowa. Senior Joel Berry II won’t play due to a broken bone in his right hand, leaving plenty of minutes for sophomore Seventh Woods and freshman Jalek Felton.