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UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018

Gonzaga-North Carolina: 3 keys from the Tar Heels’ 103-90 victory over the Bulldogs

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from UNC’s 103-90 win at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018

Recap and highlights: Cameron Johnson, Luke Maye help No. 12 North Carolina hand Gonzaga its second straight loss

It is the first time since February 2014 that Gonzaga has lost two straight games, a span of 168 contests that was the longest streak in NCAA Division I.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

Offensive-minded Gonzaga, North Carolina searching for gains defensively

They are separated by eight spots in the AP rankings and not much more than that in terms of their offensive and defensive disposition.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

Gonzaga-North Carolina key matchup: Cameron Johnson causes problems with size, shooting stroke

The Tar Heels present several challenging matchups for the Zags, but we’ll highlight Cameron Johnson, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound guard who transferred to UNC after two seasons at Pittsburgh.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

Gonzaga, North Carolina pack milestones into three series meetings

The series consists of just three games, but what a trio for both programs. No. 4 Gonzaga (9-1) visits No. 12 North Carolina (7-2) at the Dean Smith Center on …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018

Gonzaga coach Mark Few clarifies his national champions ‘who do it right’ postgame comment

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018

Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga wings will have their hands full slowing Tennessee, North Carolina standouts

Gonzaga is down to two prime matchups left on its arduous nonconference schedule.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

Top 25 men’s capsules: Colby White, Luke Maye lead No. 7 North Carolina past No. 17 UCLA in Las Vegas

Coby White had 19 points and eight assists, Luke Maye added 16 points and eight rebounds and won the consolation game of the Las Vegas Invitational.


Tar Heels to name playing floor in coach Roy Williams’ honor

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. …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018

UNC’s Luke Maye returning for final year after testing NBA waters

North Carolina’s Luke Maye is withdrawing from the NBA draft to return for his senior season.


Texas A&M stuns reigning champ UNC 86-65 in NCAA 2nd round

T.J. Starks scored 21 points and Texas A&M overpowered North Carolina inside, upsetting the reigning national champions 86-65 Sunday in the NCAA Tournament to mark the second straight year a …


Defending champ North Carolina opens up, tops Lipscomb 84-66

Kenny Williams scored 18 points and defending national champion North Carolina took its time before opening up, beating Lipscomb 84-66 Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018

Top 25 Capsules: No. 1 Virginia tops UNC, finishes historic run through ACC

Kyle Guy, Devon Hall and No. 1 Virginia completed one of the most successful seasons in the storied history of Atlantic Coast Conference basketball, beating No. 12 North Carolina 71-63 …


No. 12 North Carolina beats Syracuse 78-59 at ACC and honors Durham

Theo Pinson had 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists and Kenny Williams scored 17 as No. 12 North Carolina beat Syracuse 78-59 to advance to the quarterfinals of the …


Top 25 capsules: No. 21 North Carolina rallies past No. 9 Duke

Joel Berry II scored 21 points and No. 21 North Carolina rallied from 12 down in the first half to beat No. 9 Duke 82-78 on Thursday night in Chapel …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

Report: Gonzaga, North Carolina agree to two-game series

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 …


Top 25 Capsules: Berry, Maye carry No. 13 UNC past pesky Davidson 85-75

Joel Berry II had 27 points, Luke Maye had 24 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and No. 13 North Carolina defeated Davidson 85-75 on Friday night.


Roy Williams still not saying who will start at PG for No. 9 UNC

North Carolina coach Roy Williams isn’t saying who will be the starting point guard for his ninth-ranked Tar Heels’ opener against Northern Iowa. Senior Joel Berry II won’t play due …


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017

Pitt releases Cameron Johnson to play at UNC as graduate transfer

Pittsburgh has released guard Cameron Johnson to play immediately at North Carolina as a graduate transfer. The school had cited an internal policy in trying to require the 6-foot-8 Johnson …


Pittsburgh, graduate transfer at odds over move to UNC

Former Pittsburgh guard Cameron Johnson is fighting the school to allow him to play immediately at North Carolina as a graduate transfer next season. Pitt wants the 6-foot-8 Johnson to …


Gonzaga will face Ohio State in Phil Knight Invitational opener

Gonzaga will open against Ohio State in the Phil Knight Invitational, a high-powered, college basketball tournament in November in Portland.


UNC responds to 3rd set of NCAA charges in academic case

North Carolina is arguing that the NCAA is overreaching in its investigation of the school’s long-running academic fraud case. The school has released its 102-page response to its third set …


Ex-N.C. Central QB receives probation in UNC agents probe

A former college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent law has received probation in a deal with prosecutors. Michael Wayne Johnson Jr., 28, was charged in 2013 …


UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017

Maryland President: ‘I would think’ UNC would receive death penalty

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh said during an on-campus meeting last week that he “would think” that the NCAA investigation into UNC-Chapel Hill would ultimately lead to the NCAA …


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017

Kennedy Meeks saves North Carolina from another title game disappointment

One year after North Carolina’s championship hopes were dashed by another team’s one shining moment, Kennedy Meeks made sure it did not happen again.


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017

John Blanchette: Loss puts sour end on great Gonzaga season

So the confetti that fell will end up in a landfill and not on some Gonzaga entrepreneur’s eBay page. So Nigel Williams-Goss’ No. 5 won’t adorn the clocktower for the …


North Carolina reached deep into its bag of big plays to defeat Gonzaga

North Carolina, the new national champions, found ways to win that went beyond their perceived strengths on the court.


Gonzaga could have used a few more makes at the free-throw line

Gonzaga won some statistical battles with the Tar Heels, including at the free-throw line, but the Bulldogs surely wish they had made a few more.


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017

Jordan Mathews’ stay at Gonzaga was short but sweet

Jordan Mathews was one of three Gonzaga seniors – joining center Przemek Karnowski and reserve guard Rem Bakamus – who stepped out on the court in a Zags uniform on …


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017

Nigel Williams-Goss, Zach Collins named to NCAA All-Tournament team

Redshirt junior guard Nigel Williams-Goss and freshman center Zach Collins, along with North Carolina’s Kennedy Meeks, Justin Jackson and Joel Berry II, were named to the NCAA men’s basketball championship …