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Both teams participated in the 2017 PK80 in Portland, a 16-team birthday bash for Nike co-founder Phil Knight. At a social event prior to the tournament, Williams and Few were chatting when Williams suggested a home-and-home series. Few was on board immediately.
No. 5 North Carolina survived a wild finish after coach Roy Williams fell and was helped off the court shortly before halftime, beating Clemson 81-79 on Saturday.
North Carolina has given basketball coach Roy Williams an eight-year contract extension that runs through the 2027-28 season.
Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth isn’t a big fan of traveling, but he is a fan of college basketball history. And learning.
They are separated by eight spots in the AP rankings and not much more than that in terms of their offensive and defensive disposition.
Gonzaga coach Mark Few stands by his comments Sunday that he’s disappointed the NCAA hasn’t moved faster with its investigation into college basketball corruption. But the Zags coach was adamant about clarifying one of his remarks in a Yahoo! article.
North Carolina is honoring Hall of Fame basketball coach Roy Williams by putting his name on the playing floor. UNC says it will dedicate “Roy Williams Court” on Aug. 24. Williams has 842 career victories as head coach at Kansas and UNC. He led the Tar Heels to three NCAA championships.
It’s one of those basketball games fans circle on the calendar, and now there’s an actual date to circle.
Gonzaga and North Carolina have agreed to a two-game, home-and-home series beginning next season. The series was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. A Gonzaga source confirmed the agreement but said the contract hasn’t been signed.
I would like to dispassionately discuss college basketball today, without directly referencing the recent footwear follies/FBI probe and without even mentioning a certain notorious sideline suit whose first name rhymes with “Slick” and whose last name rhymes with “Maraschino.”
Gonzaga coach Mark Few and North Carolina counterpart Roy Williams have shot craps together, played cards and hung out at Nike-sponsored coaching clinics.
North Carolina likes to run, and Syracuse prefers to walk.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams is no fan of how ESPN touts NBA prospects playing in college games aired by the network.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams and players from the 2005 national championship team deny they were involved with academic wrongdoing alleged by former teammate Rashad McCants. In an interview with ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” McCants – the team’s second-leading scorer – said tutors wrote papers for him. He also said he believes Williams knew “100 percent” about players taking no-show classes popular with athletes in a department later linked to fraud in a long-running scandal.
Hockey: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman downplayed the threat of the Oilers moving to Seattle on Tuesday as the Edmonton mayor predicted that an NHL team in Seattle wouldn’t sell out its games. Bettman (pictured above) says an arena deal in Edmonton is achievable, “and with a new arena there should be no reason to have any doubts about the future of the Oilers in Edmonton.”
North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams (pictured right) has begun recovering from surgery Wednesday to remove a tumor from his right kidney and is expected to be on the sideline when the season starts. The coach might need another operation to remove another tumor from his left kidney. It’s unclear how much time the 62-year-old Williams will miss leading up to the start of preseason practice Oct. 13. In a news release, the school said doctors discovered the tumor during a physical earlier this month. The release also said Williams underwent a 31/2-hour procedure. The severity of the tumor that was removed is unknown and team spokesman Matt Bowers said test results could be back in about a week. – Associated Press
ST. LOUIS – Nothing personal, Roy. Tyshawn Taylor broke out of his slump in a big way Sunday, scoring 22 points and leading Kansas back to the Final Four with an 80-67 victory over former coach Roy Williams and top-seeded North Carolina.
NEW YORK – Tom Izzo joked that when he jumps off the roof after losing a game, at least this time the landing will be soft water. The inaugural Carrier Classic presents a balancing act for the Michigan State coach and his North Carolina counterpart, Roy Williams. They want their players to appreciate the enormity of the Veterans Day game on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson.