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Hot-shooting Auburn upsets No. 1 North Carolina 97-80 in Sweet 16

Fifth-seeded Auburn poured in 17 3-pointers, many of them during a game-changing run that spanned halftime, and the Tigers rolled to a 97-80 upset over North Carolina in the Midwest …


Commentary: Blowout loss shouldn’t leave Washington Huskies feeling blue

It’s not that their 22-point loss to North Carolina came without pain, but it paled in comparison to UW’s season-long pride.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Washington coach Mike Hopkins is as loving as he is bizarre

Energetic. Passionate. Insightful. Inspiring. These are all accurate adjectives if you’re trying to describe Huskies men’s basketball coach Mike Hopkins.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

Gonzaga falls to fourth, Duke back on top in final AP poll

The final AP college basketball poll of the season mirrors the NCAA Tournament’s No. 1 seed line. Gonzaga’s three-week stay at No. 1 in the media poll ended with a …


Midwest Region preview: North Carolina gets tops seed, Kansas could await

North Carolina earned the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, but that’s about the only gift the Tar Heels got for the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

From downing Duke to getting tripped up by Tennessee, here are six games that shaped Gonzaga’s season

Every game has shaped Gonzaga’s 2019 journey, but several not only influenced the Zags’ season but the national landscape.


Top 25 roundup: After Roy Williams falls and leaves, No. 5 UNC outlasts Clemson

No. 5 North Carolina survived a wild finish after coach Roy Williams fell and was helped off the court shortly before halftime, beating Clemson 81-79 on Saturday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Duke’s loss could create opening for Gonzaga to return to No. 1

Gonzaga could be two home wins away from returning to No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll after No. 8 North Carolina thumped top-ranked Duke 88-72 on Wednesday.



UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 11:57 a.m.

Gonzaga drops to No. 8 in AP poll following second straight loss

Gonzaga dropped four spots to No. 8 in the AP men’s college basketball poll after falling to North Carolina on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Defense, rebounding top Zags’ to-do list

North Carolina’s student section serenaded Gonzaga in the final minute with the time-honored taunt “Same as last time.” They were half right. The Tar Heels did get the better of …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 11:11 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga nailed by North Carolina on boards, leading to second straight loss

The combination of inattentive defense and rebounding issues knocked Gonzaga from the unbeaten ranks last Sunday.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 10:53 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga may have muffed the final against North Carolina, but the rest of the semester deserves high marks

So in the wake of the 103-90 pounding at the Dean Dome and their second straight loss – and possible tumble out of top 10 next week – how much …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Gonzaga takes a close-up look at North Carolina’s historic facilities at the ‘Dean Dome’

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth isn’t a big fan of traveling, but he is a fan of college basketball history. And learning.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Gonzaga-North Carolina: 3 keys from the Tar Heels’ 103-90 victory over the Bulldogs

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from UNC’s 103-90 win at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Cameron Johnson, Luke Maye help No. 12 North Carolina hand Gonzaga its second straight loss

It is the first time since February 2014 that Gonzaga has lost two straight games, a span of 168 contests that was the longest streak in NCAA Division I.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

Offensive-minded Gonzaga, North Carolina searching for gains defensively

They are separated by eight spots in the AP rankings and not much more than that in terms of their offensive and defensive disposition.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 6:55 p.m.

Gonzaga-North Carolina key matchup: Cameron Johnson causes problems with size, shooting stroke

The Tar Heels present several challenging matchups for the Zags, but we’ll highlight Cameron Johnson, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound guard who transferred to UNC after two seasons at Pittsburgh.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Gonzaga, North Carolina pack milestones into three series meetings

The series consists of just three games, but what a trio for both programs. No. 4 Gonzaga (9-1) visits No. 12 North Carolina (7-2) at the Dean Smith Center on …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few clarifies his national champions ‘who do it right’ postgame comment

Gonzaga coach Mark Few stands by his comments Sunday that he’s disappointed the NCAA hasn’t moved faster with its investigation into college basketball corruption. But the Zags coach was adamant …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga wings will have their hands full slowing Tennessee, North Carolina standouts

Gonzaga is down to two prime matchups left on its arduous nonconference schedule.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Top 25 men’s capsules: Colby White, Luke Maye lead No. 7 North Carolina past No. 17 UCLA in Las Vegas

Coby White had 19 points and eight assists, Luke Maye added 16 points and eight rebounds and won the consolation game of the Las Vegas Invitational.


Tar Heels to name playing floor in coach Roy Williams’ honor

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. …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

UNC’s Luke Maye returning for final year after testing NBA waters

North Carolina’s Luke Maye is withdrawing from the NBA draft to return for his senior season.


Texas A&M stuns reigning champ UNC 86-65 in NCAA 2nd round

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 …


Defending champ North Carolina opens up, tops Lipscomb 84-66

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.


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Top 25 Capsules: No. 1 Virginia tops UNC, finishes historic run through ACC

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 …


No. 12 North Carolina beats Syracuse 78-59 at ACC and honors Durham

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 …


Top 25 capsules: No. 21 North Carolina rallies past No. 9 Duke

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Report: Gonzaga, North Carolina agree to two-game series

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 …