UNC-Indiana, Ohio State-Duke headline ACC/Big 10 Challenge
National runner-up North Carolina, a strong contender for the No. 1 spot in the preseason polls with four starters returning, will play at Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 30. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File) (David J. Phillip)National runner-up North Carolina, a strong contender for the No. 1 spot in the preseason polls with four starters returning, will play at Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 30. The other headliner matchup for Nov. 30 has Ohio State at Duke, which carries the nation's No.wftv.com
Jayhawks rally, rock North Carolina 72-69 to win NCAA title
APTOPIX NCAA North Carolina Kansas Basketball North Carolina guard R.J. Davis (4) shoots against Kansas forward Jalen Wilson (10) during the first half of a college basketball game in the finals of the Men's Final Four NCAA tournament, Monday, April 4, 2022, in New Orleans. The Jayhawks brought their fourth NCAA title back to Allen Fieldhouse on Monday thanks to a second-half flurry that erased a 16-point deficit and eventually overcame North Carolina 72-69 in an epic battle of power programs. North Carolina missed its final four shots, including Caleb Love’s desperation 3 at the buzzer. North Carolina grabbed an offensive rebound and got the ball to Armando Bacot under the bucket. Carolina was trying to join 1985 Villanova as only the second 8 seed to win March Madness.wftv.com
Jayhawks rally, rock North Carolina 72-69 to win NCAA title
Kansas finished off the biggest comeback in national championship history Monday night, getting a big game from David McCormack, crucial shots from Remy Martin and surviving a potential game-tying 3-pointer by Caleb Love at the buzzer for a 72-69 victory over North Carolina in the Superdome.
Tar Heels, Jayhawks enter NCAA title tilt with common roots
Smith would become a Tar Heels’ legend during his tenure in Chapel Hill, leading North Carolina to a pair of national championships. ”Self has his own ties to the Tar Heels. It turned out to be Larry Brown, who two decades earlier had played for Smith and the Tar Heels before embarking on his own coaching career as an assistant in Chapel Hill. “I loved it, loved the people, loved the players, loved Allen Fieldhouse, and I wanted them to win every single game,” Williams said. The first meeting between the Tar Heels and Jayhawks was a triple-overtime NCAA title game in 1957, with UNC capping an unbeaten season by outlasting Wilt Chamberlain and Kansas 54-53.wftv.com
Kansas, North Carolina leaning on dynamic duos in title run
No one in the NCAA Tournament has yet. “I’ve always felt working inside/out is the way for successful offensive basketball and that’s the way we’re going to do it,” North Carolina coach Hubert Davis. North Carolina and Kansas, the last teams standing, have numerous offensive options with multiple players who can put up 30 points any given night. But the winner of of Monday night's national championship game could come down to which team can slow the other's dynamic duo. He led Kansas with 18.9 points per game this season and has been a difference-maker through most of the NCAA Tournament, including a 21-point game against Villanova.wftv.com
Krzyzewski K-O'd: North Carolina takes out coach, Duke 81-77
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s remarkable career came to a sudden end Saturday night after Caleb Love made a key 3-pointer and three late free throws to lift archrival North Carolina to a thrill-a-minute 81-77 victory over the Blue Devils in the national semifinals showdown.
Carolina crushes Saint Peter's dream, Duke next in Final 4
NCAA St Peters North Carolina Basketball North Carolina's Armando Bacot reacts during the first half of a college basketball game against St. Peter's in the Elite 8 round of the NCAA tournament, Sunday, March 27, 2022, in Philadelphia. Next Saturday in New Orleans will mark the first Final Four meeting — first NCAA Tournament meeting, in fact — between the Tobacco Road archrivals whose campuses are separated by 11 miles. While Coach K’s winding road to retirement has been a beauty to watch this March, nothing has captured more imaginations than the run put on by underdog Saint Peter’s. In its three tournament wins over Kentucky, Murray State and Purdue, Saint Peter’s had never trailed by more than six. KC Ndefo led Saint Peter's with 10 points.wftv.com
Carolina crushes Saint Peter's, will meet Duke in Final Four
The Tar Heels ended all hope of a March Madness miracle in the early going Sunday, getting 20 points and 22 rebounds from Armando Bacot in a wire-to-wire 69-49 runaway over 15th-seeded Saint Peter's. No. 8 seed Carolina (28-9) made its record 21st Final Four, and this one will be a scene like no other. Next Saturday in New Orleans, it's North Carolina vs. archrival Duke and its soon-to-be-retiring coach, Mike Krzyzewski.news.yahoo.com
TIPPING OFF: Can Peacock Power prevail vs North Carolina?
It followed then that the 15th-seeded Peacocks' win over Murray State was a coincidence, again, a savory one for everyone who loves an underdog story. 8 seed North Carolina, one of the bluest of the bluebloods, in the East Region final in Philadelphia, a 93-mile drive from their campus. After all, Saint Peter's wasn't supposed to be able to handle Purdue's superior size, strength and talent, but it did. NOW HEAR THISNorth Carolina coach Hubert Davis said he pays no attention to seedings, so the fact Saint Peter's is a 15 is meaningless to him. Davis said Saint Peter's will be Carolina's toughest game of the season.wftv.com
TIPPING OFF: Can Peacock Power prevail vs North Carolina?
8 seed North Carolina, one of the bluest of the bluebloods, in the East Region final in Philadelphia, a 93-mile drive from their campus. Never mind that Carolina's number of national championships, six, is one fewer than the Peacocks' total number of NCAA Tournament games played in their 58-year basketball history. After all, Saint Peter's wasn't supposed to be able to handle Purdue's superior size, strength and talent, but it did. NOW HEAR THISNorth Carolina coach Hubert Davis said he pays no attention to seedings, so the fact Saint Peter's is a 15 is meaningless to him. Davis said Saint Peter's will be Carolina's toughest game of the season.wftv.com
If the shoe fits: Love leads Carolina over UCLA into Elite 8
NCAA North Carolina UCLA Basketball North Carolina's Caleb Love reacts during the second half of a college basketball game against UCLA in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament, Friday, March 25, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) (Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — (AP) — Turns out, the best explanation for the shooting spree Caleb Love put on for North Carolina was also the simplest. Reinvigorated by a change of sneakers at halftime, Love went crazy for the Tar Heels on Friday night. North Carolina is one win away from its 21st Final Four, which would improve on the record it already holds. Trailing 64-61 with 2 minutes left, the Tar Heels fed to Love, who missed again — this time on a pull-up 3 that would have tied it.wftv.com
Tar Heels survive ejection, big rally, beat '21 champ Baylor
All-ACC power forward Armando Bacot had 15 points and 16 rebounds for North Carolina. The Tar Heels won as No. Manek had just drained a 3-pointer that put the Tar Heels ahead 67-42. With Manek out, and Caleb Love fouling out soon after that, the Tar Heels had 10 turnovers as Baylor turned up the pressure and made a furious rally. North Carolina had one more shot, but Davis' 3-point try hit off the front of the rim.wftv.com
TIPPING OFF: Tar Heels get hot, now take on '21 champ Baylor
Now the eighth-seeded Tar Heels are aiming to make some trouble for Baylor. Knocking off the defending national champion Bears is asking a lot, but there already have been bigger surprises in this tournament and the Tar Heels are hot with wins in seven of their last eight games. Davis' first tournament game as head coach, a 95-63 walkover against Marquette, was the most lopsided meeting ever between Nos. Baylor made fast work of 16th-seeded Norfolk State in an 85-49 first-round win and has won six of its last seven. Anyone worried about the Tar Heels being overwhelmed by a pro-Baylor crowd in Fort Worth, should relax.wftv.com
Rival UNC upsets No. 4 Duke in Coach K's Cameron farewell
APTOPIX North Carolina Duke Basketball Surrounded by former players, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski applauds while being recognized prior to the team's NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 5, 2022. The matchup is Krzyzewski's final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Krzyzewski's Cameron farewell was highly anticipated since he announced his plan last June: A final season that would become a farewell tour of sorts, a last championship run with another talented team featuring high-end NBA-caliber talent. He certainly did that, with the Tar Heels attacking the rim and showing a competitive fire that wasn’t apparent in the earlier 87-67 loss in Chapel Hill. UP NEXTUNC: The Tar Heels own the No.wftv.com
Bubbling up: Tar Heels boost NCAA hopes with key Quad 1 win
The Quadrant 4 loss, North Carolina's first in 18 games against teams from Quads 2-4, surely doomed its NCAA Tournament chances. Finally, after seven tries, a Quad 1 win that put the Tar Heels right back on the NCAA Tournament bubble. “There have been times as I’ve said before that they’ve been knocked down, they’ve been scarred,” North Carolina coach Hubert Davis said. “We’ve done a good job this year of bouncing back,” North Carolina leading scorer and rebounder Armando Bacot said. They'll need a strong finish if we're going to see Sister Jean back in the NCAA Tournament.wftv.com
No. 9 Duke rolls past UNC in Coach K's Chapel Hill finale
9 Duke roll past rival North Carolina 87-67 on Saturday night in retiring Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski's final visit to Chapel Hill. BIG PICTUREDuke: The Blue Devils entered the game slightly ahead of UNC, Notre Dame and Miami in the ACC standings and forcefully maintained its perch. UNC: Other than Manek, the Tar Heels got little consistent scoring, including a struggle-filled night from No. Beyond the coaching spotlight, there's another growing storyline to watch: the Tar Heels' NCAA Tournament chances. UNC: The Tar Heels visit Clemson on Tuesday.wftv.com
Duke's Coach K making last trip to UNC in famed rivalry
One Hall of Fame coach is gone, with the Tar Heels' Roy Williams retiring last spring and former UNC player and assistant Hubert Davis replacing him. On Saturday, outgoing Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will make his final trip to Chapel Hill for the annual showdown. Krzyzewski has also coached against Tar Heels greats like Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Antawn Jamison, Vince Carter and Tyler Hansbrough. While UNC has much respect for Duke, Tar Heels guard Caleb Love isn't focused on Krzyzewski's Chapel Hill finale. But the Tar Heels with have to get it done without Garcia, who will miss his fifth straight game due to a family illness.wftv.com
Retirements, bumpy NCAAs part of ACC 'transitional period'
It all comes as the league tries to restore some its luster after a disappointing showing in the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils are coming off their own un-Duke-like year: a 13-11 season that included withdrawing from the ACC Tournament due to COVID-19 issues before missing the NCAAs for the first time since 1995. “We're going through one of those transitional periods,” ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips said in an interview with The Associated Press. It's not just Hall of Fame coaches and then coaches that are just beginning their careers. But after the pandemic canceled the 2020 tournament, the ACC flopped in 2021.wftv.com