Ex-Tar Heel Woods comfortable back home at South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina guard Seventh Woods can't take a few steps around town these days without someone telling him it is good he came home. The former North Carolina player is...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — William & Mary's Justin Pierce will play his final season at North Carolina as a graduate transfer.
Pierce announced his decision on social media Thursday. The...
UNC guard Woods announces plans to transfer from program
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina point guard Seventh Woods plans to transfer.
In a post on social media Thursday, Woods says "it's time for a change" for his final season of...
Tar Heels surge past Harvard in second half
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — 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 stuff is over now," coach Roy Williams said. "It's big-time basketball in front of us now. We've got to play better."
Unbeaten Michigan playing with an edge with Purdue up next
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Charles Matthews leaped high, caught the ball and slammed it down for a putback dunk, drawing a foul in the process.
Then Michigan went back on defense — and that's when the Wolverines really imposed their will.
PG Seventh Woods out for No. 7 UNC with concussion
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina says point guard Seventh Woods will miss this week's two games in Las Vegas with a concussion.
Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Wednesday that the junior suffered the injury Tuesday during practice. He will miss Thursday's game against Texas and Friday's matchup with No. 11 Michigan State or No. 17 UCLA.
Woods has a team-best 27 assists in five games for the seventh-ranked Tar Heels (5-0).
No. 7 North Carolina beats Tennessee Tech 108-58
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The ball came Seventh Woods' way in transition and he didn't hesitate.
The North Carolina junior immediately flipped the ball behind his back to Cameron Johnson for a corner 3-pointer, one of several blowout-producing baskets for the seventh-ranked Tar Heels after halftime in Friday night's 108-58 win against Tennessee Tech.
No. 8 Tar Heels must find answer at point with Berry gone
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Roy Williams likes to joke that he doesn't ask much of his point guards at the helm of the Tar Heels' fast-paced attack.
"Don't turn the sucker over and stay in front of the ball," the Hall of Fame coach said. "If you can do those, I can work with you."
Yet Williams opens the season with more uncertainty at the point than he's faced in years.
North Carolina preview capsule
Last season: 26-11, reached second round of NCAA Tournament.
Nickname: Tar Heels.
Coach: Roy Williams.
Conference: Atlantic Coast.
Who's gone: The program has lost mainstays from its 2017 national championship winner in point guard Joel Berry II — a former Final Four most outstanding player — and swingman Theo Pinson.
Williams still not saying who will start at PG for No. 9 UNC
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina knows it will start the season without point guard Joel Berry II due to a hand injury. Coach Roy Williams didn't sound so sure about much else for the ninth-ranked Tar Heels' opener Friday against Northern Iowa.
UNC: point guard Joel Berry II out 4 weeks with broken hand
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina point guard Joel Berry II will miss about four weeks after suffering a broken bone in his right hand.
The school announced Berry's injury Monday but didn't provide details on how Berry was hurt. The reigning national champion's opener is less than three weeks away, coming Nov. 10 against Northern Iowa.