One of North Carolina coach Larry Fedora’s biggest priorities in recruiting was convincing the top talent in the Tar Heel State to attend UNC.
Reggie Bullock’s first 3-pointer banked in. Another bounced off the front of the rim before falling through the net.
No one at N.C. State was sure Monday if Lorenzo Brown will be healthy enough to face Duke in the teams’ rematch this week.
Gene Banks, known as Tinkerbell at Duke, flew through N.C. Central’s McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium the other night.
With home-and-home series against every other team in the top seven of the ACC standings, North Carolina may have the toughest conference schedule in the league.
Mason Plumlee offered a reminder earlier this week who No. 5 Duke counts on this season.
P.J. Hairston likely will miss today’s game with a concussion, so North Carolina will need a wing player to take on a bigger role when the Tar Heels host Virginia Tech at the Smith Center (noon, WRAL).
Road warriors a year ago, the Duke Blue Devils finds themselves looking for answers away from Cameron Indoor Stadium in ACC play this season.
The little things that Virginia coach Tony Bennett preaches about doing are starting to add up to regular victories, and the fact that his freshman-heavy team is starting to find its comfort zone is helping a great deal, too.
P.J. Hairston ignited a first-half run and scored 14 points before he was taken off the court on a stretcher after a scary fall late in the opening half of North Carolina’s 82-70 win over Boston College on Tuesday night.
Besides talent, North Carolina coach Roy Williams said that winning on the road requires confidence, toughness, focus and poise.
Duke’s transformation into what it hopes is a top-quality team without starting forward Ryan Kelly took a big step Saturday.
Surprise ACC leader Miami entered the Associated Press poll at No. 25 this week, just in time for No. 1 Duke to visit BankUnited Center Wednesday (7 p.m., ESPN). Like Duke (16-1, 3-1 in ACC), the Hurricanes (13-3, 4-0) are navigating their ACC schedule without a senior starter.
North Carolina on Wednesday night plays the only ACC team without a conference win when Georgia Tech comes to the Smith Center (9 p.m., ESPN), but Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said it won’t be hard to sell his team on how dangerous the Yellow Jackets (10-6, 0-4) can be.
North Carolina’s Reggie Bullock became the first Tar Heel this season to be named the ACC Player of the Week.
Duke was ranked No. 3 last week behind No.1 Louisville and No. 2 Indiana. When both those teams dropped conference home games, the Blue Devils moved back into the top spot, gaining the most first-place votes (39) from the 65-member national media panel.
L-R played its first playoff game in 50 years.