It wasn’t hard to spot Roy Williams during his first year of retirement.
He visited arenas across the country for games, including every step of North Carolina’s wild ride to the NCAA championship game against Kansas, a matchup of two programs he once coached.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The story of college basketball can be traced largely from the base of Mount Oread on the campus of Kansas, where the inventor of the game was also the school’s first coach, and across the heartland and down Tobacco Road to North Carolina, where so much of its history has been made.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Two stretches of Interstate 40 will bear the names of two legendary men's basketball coaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The N.C. Department of Transportation approved a request on Wednesday to name portions of I-40 in Chapel Hill for coaches Dean Smith and Roy Williams, according to a news release from the school's athletic department.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Taz Sherman scored a career-high 27 points to lead West Virginia to an 87-68 victory over Elon on Thursday night in the Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic, moving Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins further up on the all-time wins list.
Jalen Bridges scored 18 points to lead West Virginia to a 74-59 victory over sloppy Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl on Friday night, giving Bob Huggins another coaching milestone.
Huggins earned his 902nd career victory, tying Bob Knight for fifth place all-time among Division I coaches.
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.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner is still savoring his program's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championship even as he excitedly looks ahead to no longer playing games in empty arenas due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — New North Carolina basketball coach Hubert Davis has completed his staff filled with former Tar Heels players...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s five-year deal with new men’s basketball coach Hubert Davis will pay an average of $2 million annually in salary, compensation from apparel and multimedia deals, and an expense allowance...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Hubert Davis understands the challenge ahead of him in taking over at North Carolina...
North Carolina didn't have to look far to find the successor to Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams or someone with a strong connection to the storied men's basketball program...
North Carolina now faces the challenge of finding Roy Williams’ successor.
The Hall of Fame coach is retiring from the Tar Heels’ storied men’s basketball program, opening the job for the first time in nearly two decades...
Roy Williams has a Hall of Fame resume filled with more than 900 wins and three national championships in a career leading two of of the most storied programs in college basketball...
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams lost his first opening-round NCAA Tournament game in 30 tries as ninth-seeded Wisconsin blew out his eighth-seeded Tar Heels 85-62 on Friday night...
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina started its first game of the relocated Maui Invitational so badly that it faced an immediate double-digit hole as its Hall of Fame coach benched multiple starters...
The strangest anticipated season in college basketball history kicked off Wednesday with dozens of games at arenas across the country.
Like everything else in this pandemic world, it was odd and disjointed.
A Hall of Famer with three national championships and a familiar face at the Final Four, it would seem Roy Williams was destined for big things in basketball...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina freshman point guard Cole Anthony is entering the NBA draft...
CHICAGO (AP) — Coby White waited as Roy Williams walked up the court. Williams playfully bowed in front of his former guard and then gave him a hug before taking off...
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — After coach Roy Williams fell in front of North Carolina's bench and had to be helped off, assistant Steve Robinson didn't have much time to be concerned...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina went from being unable to hit a 3-pointer to seemingly unable to miss...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams says he plans to coach "as long as I feel good and have my health...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Texas A&M had its big men relentlessly snatching down loose rebounds, its wing players knocking down shots and an entire roster full of guys playing with aggressive confidence...
Portland, Ore. – After North Carolina got done disposing of Arkansas on Friday afternoon, Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said he hadn't watched a second of film on Michigan State.
To be fair, at that point Williams wasn't sure which team North Carolina would face in the championship game of the PK80 Invitational Victory Bracket, considering it would be hours before No.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomed home the national champion Tar Heels Tuesday evening with a party of thousands at the Dean E. Smith Center.
The team, 71-65 winners over Gonzaga on Monday night in the 2017 NCAA Championship men’s basketball championship, traveled by charter flight back from Arizona Tuesday afternoon.
North Carolina faces something against Gonzaga Monday night that it hasn't faced in a long time: a team that plays two true big men the entire game. In fact, the Tar Heels (31-7, 14-4) play an opponent with the National Championship on the line that looks a lot like its own team.
Only one team enjoyed the last postseason more, and longer, than Roy Williams' team did, but no team had to lose with stakes as high as North Carolina did to end last season either.
Those two ways to look at the final moments of 2016 motivate the 2017 Tar Heels entering this season's NCAA Tournament.
Duke's 86-78 win against North Carolina took everything that the No. 18 Blue Devils had down the stretch. The difference in the end was that the younger team executed like a veteran one and the experienced unit, the No.
North Carolina's ongoing questions about the ability to defend perimeter shooters likely become more relevant on Sunday afternoon.
That's because No. 20 Notre Dame is the Atlantic Coast Conference opponent at the Greensboro Coliseum for a rematch of last March's East Regional final in the NCAA Tournament in Philadelphia.