| Feb 7, 2012
| 5:11 AM
The Kansas-Missouri Border War makes for great college basketball theater, witness the No. 4 Tigers’ stunning come-from-behind victory over the No. 7 Jayhawks on Saturday night.
The game marked the third time in rivalry history that both teams were...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 6:50 AM
Christian Laettner still reigns. The stakes, the drama, the 10-for-10 perfection.
But in the pantheon of Duke buzzer-beaters, only Laettner’s epic 20 years ago ranks above Austin Rivers’ dagger Wednesday night.
Perhaps you were among the 21,...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 1:49 PM
Slow is to Roy Williams what tofu is to Paula Deen. North Carolina's Hall of Fame coach will tolerate any number of mistakes, as long as they're committed in overdrive.
Fast is to Tony Bennett what bacon-wrapped doughnuts are to Jillian Michaels....
| Feb 11, 2012
| 2:26 PM
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- For Virginia coach Tony Bennett, the message after falling at North Carolina was simple: rebound better.
The fifth-ranked Tar Heels dominated the No. 19 Cavaliers on the boards and got plenty of extra looks in Saturday's 70-52...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 6:16 PM
Forty-one-point-three seconds. That's how long it took for Hampton to turn everything around.
On the brink of packing up the uniforms instead of playing on, the Crabbers rallied behind Jordan Baker's heroics for a 62-56 win over Nansemond River in the...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 5:24 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — With North Carolina clinging to a 1-point lead in the final minute at Virginia on Saturday, the ACC's two best players commanded center stage.
The Cavaliers' Mike Scott missed.
The Tar Heels' Tyler Zeller did not.
| Mar 10, 2012
| 6:05 PM
ATLANTA — A contentious, bizarre and fierce ACC tournament Saturday produced a championship-game rematch of a January encounter that still makes the head spin.
North Carolina and Florida State, the conference's most gifted teams, advanced to...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 7:26 PM
Maryland came to the Smith Center hoping to be more than a mere afterthought for a North Carolina team whose fans couldn't help but look ahead excitedly to the Tar Heels' rematch with Duke on Saturday.
While the sixth-ranked Tar Heels and the fourth-...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 8:14 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — Despite a low-scoring night from Bay Rivers Player of the Year Elijah Moore, Grafton found help from other sources and defeated a scrappy Loudoun Valley team 58-56 Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Group AA Division 4 state...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 11:44 PM
The Newport-Mesa Tar Heels boys' fifth-grade All-Net team completed an outstanding winter season by winning the top division All-Net league title, going 13-1 and remaining ranked No. 1 in the division.
The Tar Heels played their best basketball of the...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 4:40 PM
What follows is an unprecedented All-ACC ballot. Relegating two of the conference’s top three scorers to second team and bypassing the league’s top three teams to find the player of the year?
In 29 seasons of ACC coverage, I’ve never...