North Carolina returns to Sweet 16, beats Washington 81-59

Sports 03/24/19, 16:37

Luke Maye and Nassir Little each scored 20 points and top-seeded North Carolina breezed into the Sweet 16, beating Washington 81-59 Sunday.The Tar Heels (29-6) never trailed and moved on to face fifth-seeded Auburn on Friday in a Midwest Regional semifinal.Last year, one season removed from its national championship, North ...

North Carolina tries to avoid repeat of early tourney exit

Sports 03/23/19, 16:04

Top-seeded North Carolina is trying to avoid a repeat of last year's NCAA Tournament, when the Tar Heels couldn't make it out of the opening weekend.They'd much rather it to be like the last time they came into March Madness as a No. 1 seed. That was in 2017, when ...

No. 3 North Carolina beats Louisville 83-70 in ACC quarters

Sports 03/14/19, 20:14

Luke Maye had 19 points and nine rebounds, Coby White added 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists and No. 3 North Carolina beat Louisville 83-70 on Thursday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals.Cameron Johnson scored all of his 14 points in the first half to help the Tar ...

Johnson, Maye lead No. 8 UNC past No. 16 FSU, 77-59

Sports 02/23/19, 17:53

Cameron Johnson had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 8 North Carolina routed No. 16 Florida State 77-59 on Saturday.Luke Maye added 15 points and 11 rebounds while freshman Nassir Little scored 18 points and Coby White finished with 10. The Tar Heels (22-5, 12-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) have ...

With Zion injured, No. 8 UNC routs No. 1 Duke 88-72

Basketball 02/20/19, 23:22

Luke Maye took full advantage of a freak injury to freshman sensation Zion Williamson, finishing with 30 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 8 North Carolina past No. 1 Duke 88-72 on Wednesday night.A star-studded crowd that included former President Barack Obama, Spike Lee and Hall of Fame outfielder ...

No. 8 Tar Heels hold off Hurricanes 88-85 in overtime

Sports 02/09/19, 14:41

Kenny Williams hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:08 left in overtime to help eighth-ranked North Carolina hold off Miami 88-85 on Saturday.Freshman Coby White matched his season high with 33 points for the Tar Heels (19-4, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who survived a wild finish filled with big shots by ...

No. 9 Tar Heels avenge loss, topping No. 15 Louisville 79-69

Sports 02/02/19, 16:40

Luke Maye had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Cameron Johnson finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds Saturday, helping No. 9 North Carolina avenge a blowout loss with a 79-69 victory over No. 15 Louisville.The victory came three weeks after the Tar Heels were pounded by 21 points by ...

Cam Johnson scores 15 points, No. 15 UNC tops Pitt 85-60

Sports 01/05/19, 14:19

Cam Johnson scored 15 points in his homecoming and No. 15 North Carolina made quick work of Pittsburgh in an 85-60 victory on Saturday.Johnson, a graduate transfer from the Pittsburgh suburbs who left the Panthers in the spring of 2017, shook off the boos and hit his first three shots ...

Tar Heels surge past Harvard in second half

Basketball 01/02/19, 23:00

North Carolina got ready for Atlantic Coast Conference play with a lackluster performance against Harvard.Luke Maye scored 14 points to help the 15th-ranked Tar Heels beat the Crimson 77-57 on Wednesday night.Cameron Johnson and Coby White added 13 points apiece in North Carolina's final nonconference game of the regular season."This ...

Johnson, Travis lead No. 19 Kentucky over No. 9 UNC, 80-72

Basketball 12/22/18, 20:00

Keldon Johnson scored 23 points, Reid Travis added 20, and No. 19 Kentucky beat ninth-ranked North Carolina 80-72 Saturday in a matchup between two of college basketball's winningest programs.Johnson scored 16 in the second half, helping the Wildcats (9-2) hold off the Tar Heels (8-3) in their first meeting since ...

No. 12 North Carolina beats No. 4 Gonzaga 103-90

Sports 12/15/18, 21:20

Cameron Johnson had 25 points and six 3-pointers while No. 12 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat fourth-ranked Gonzaga 103-90 on Saturday night.Luke Maye added 20 points and 16 rebounds for the Tar Heels, who led by 14 at halftime and never let the Zags closer than eight after ...

Little, Johnson lead No. 7 UNC past Saint Francis 101-76

Basketball 11/19/18, 23:05

Once seventh-ranked North Carolina started taking care of the basketball, the Tar Heels had no trouble taking care of Saint Francis of Pennsylvania.Cameron Johnson scored 20 points, freshman Nassir Little added 19 and North Carolina beat Saint Francis 101-76 on Monday night in the on-campus round of the Las Vegas ...

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