PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Top-ranked North Carolina knew there would be tests during its weekend in the Pacific Northwest.
Unexpectedly, its opener was one.
Pete Nance scored 28 points, Caleb Love added 23 and No.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Armando Bacot started setting his feet, sealing off defenders and demanding the ball inside. His teammates complied. And that's what finally got top-ranked North Carolina rolling offensively against the College of Charleston.
North Carolina coach Hubert Davis has a new six-year contract and a raise after his first-year run to the NCAA championship game.
One month of inspired play changed everything about how people remember Hubert Davis' first season at the helm of North Carolina.
It's also the reason why the Tar Heels open this year as the nation's No.
Notre Dame coach Mike Brey was out recruiting during the Peach Jam summer tournament when someone cornered him with a question.
“They said, ‘Hey Coach, do you think the two new guys at Duke and Carolina are going to do well?’” Brey recalled.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Top-ranked North Carolina is the favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference, while Tar Heels big man Armando Bacot is the preseason pick for league player of the year.
North Carolina surprised just about everyone last year when a talented team led by first-year coach Hubert Davis parlayed a No.
North Carolina wing Leaky Black is returning for a fifth year available due to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing another boost to the Tar Heels after their improbable run to the NCAA championship game.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — North Carolina front-court starter Armando Bacot didn't so much down-play the severity of his right ankle injury as dismiss the notion that it would stop him from playing hard against Kansas in Monday night's national championship game.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — North Carolina's top offensive priority, particularly early in a game, is to feed the ball to Armando Bacot in the post. Once the opposing team inevitably starts sending extra defenders at the Tar Heels' big man, Caleb Love has more space to let 3-pointers fly or drive to the basket.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — North Carolina's Hubert Davis doesn't have the long history of sideline success as the rest of the coaches at this week's Final Four.
He's not worried about being the new coach on the block, either.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hubert Davis read North Carolina a Bible verse to keep a team one win from the Final Four on the path of the righteous. He chose Proverbs 4:25, which says, “Let your eyes look directly ahead.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Turns out, the best explanation for the shooting spree Caleb Love put on for North Carolina was also the simplest.
It’s gotta be the shoes.
Reinvigorated by a change of sneakers at halftime, Love went crazy for the Tar Heels on Friday night.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — R.J. Davis knows North Carolina’s starters can’t afford to get tired.
That’s why the sophomore is doing everything possible to stay ready. Extra naps. Making sure to get in an ice bath.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — RJ Davis scored a career-high 30 points with a nifty layup while being fouled in overtime, and eighth-seeded North Carolina blew a 25-point second-half lead but still found a way to beat defending champion Baylor 93-86 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.
A look at what’s happening in the NCAA Tournament today:
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Hubert Davis was quick to point out the first NCAA Tournament victory for Caleb Love and other North Carolina players.
The Tar Heels coach was less interested in what it meant to win his tournament debut for a storied program that also is his alma mater.
A look at the NCAA Tournament by the numbers:
0.52 — Average years of experience of Arizona players, making it the youngest team in the field and third-youngest in Division I, according to the analytics site KenPom.com.
The latest on the NCAA Tournament bracket announcement:
North Carolina turned to Hubert Davis to replace retired Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams. Now Davis has the the Tar Heels exactly where they ended Williams’ final season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Coming off its best game of the season, and one of the biggest regular-season victories in program history, No. 25 North Carolina showed no signs of a Duke hangover at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.
Two games involving two of college basketball's bluest bluebloods left North Carolina and Indiana heading into conference tournament week on opposite ends of the NCAA Tournament bubble spectrum.
The Tar Heels rolled into Cameron Indoor Stadium and handed fourth-ranked Duke a 94-81 loss Saturday night in the final home game for Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina ignored all the attention surrounding the final home game for retiring Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski, as well as the fourth-ranked Duke's emotionally charged, rowdier-than-usual crowd.
North Carolina's hopes for an NCAA Tournament berth became even more tenuous after a loss to Pittsburgh.
Before last week, the Tar Heels had no real marquee wins, but also no bad losses. They put one in the negative column with Wednesday's 76-67 home loss to the Panthers, who are 170th in the NET rankings.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski walked off North Carolina's homecourt a final time, armed with one more victory and the sound of a once-rowdy crowd mustering only a meager set of boos.
Ninth-ranked Duke ensured its retiring Hall of Fame coach could savor that moment Saturday night, thanks to a dominating opening stretch and a star-level performance from a blossoming freshman that had long since driven the blue-clad fans for the exits.
The famed rivalry between No. 9 Duke and North Carolina is changing.
One Hall of Fame coach is gone, with the Tar Heels' Roy Williams retiring last spring and former UNC player and assistant Hubert Davis replacing him.
A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEKEND
No. 9 Duke at North Carolina. Saturday marks retiring Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski’s last trip to Chapel Hill for the latest installment of the fierce rivalry.
The preseason focus for North Carolina’s Armando Bacot was about improving his shooting range for his long-term development and potential NBA career.
The growth in one of his primary skills could prove just as vital to getting there: The junior has gone from being a good rebounder to a great one while leading the Tar Heels’ offense with his work inside.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Caleb Love and Armando Bacot believed North Carolina could play better than it showed in back-to-back losses to ranked teams. The Tar Heels proved it against No. 24 Michigan.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — First-year coach Hubert Davis thinks his North Carolina program took a huge step forward at Charleston. Not that he hadn't cursed his decision to play the resourceful Cougars along the way.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Hubert Davis said he wanted to put his full attention on his team during a changing of the guard for North Carolina basketball.
He mostly liked what he saw from the Tar Heels in his coaching debut.
Hubert Davis sounds at ease.
He’ll coach his first regular-season game Tuesday at 19th-ranked North Carolina. It's the place where he played under Dean Smith before enjoying a long NBA career and later returned to join the staff of another Hall of Fame Tar Heels coach in Roy Williams.
Hubert Davis' connections to North Carolina have touched just about everything in his life.
He played under late Hall of Famer Dean Smith before a 12-year NBA career. He coached under another Hall of Famer in Roy Williams.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Dawson Garcia, who led Marquette in scoring and rebounding as a freshman last season, has indicated on social media he is transferring to North Carolina.
Garcia released an Instagram post that showed him in a North Carolina uniform.