| 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 17, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Today (Feb. 23), less than a week after this post, Zeller was named not only first-team Academic All-America but also the Academic All-American of the Year for basketball.
Tyler Zeller pulled an A-minus last...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Suffice to say, North Carolina coach Roy Williams had a different view than Virginia forward Mike Scott on Scott’s fourth foul Saturday.
The whistle was pivotal in the Tar Heels’ 54-51 victory and helped limit Scott to 22 minutes, his...
| 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.
| Feb 28, 2012
| 1:11 PM
You could make a really strong case that Maryland’s trip to North Carolina on Wednesday night represents the toughest game all season for the Terps.
It’s not just that the Tar Heels are sixth in the nation and winners of 11 of their last 12...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 5:51 PM
It was Feb. 4, and Maryland trailed by just three points at Comcast Center when Tyler Zeller, North Carolina's 7-foot senior, missed a shot with 2:37 left.
The Tar Heels got the offensive rebound. Then they got another. Then another. Then John Henson hit...
| 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 1, 2012
| 8:34 PM
Post deadline musings after Virginia’s 63-60 loss to Florida State on Thursday:
* The defeat drops Virginia into a four-way tie for fourth in the ACC at 8-7 with Clemson, North Carolina State and Miami. If all finish deadlocked, either at 8-8 or 9-...