Posted by Andrew Carter on February 19, 2015
There's no way to practice it – not really, anyway – but if the play could be scripted, if the bounce of a ball off a rim could be choreographed just right, then it would have looked like it looked in the final seconds of North Carolina's 92-90 loss at Duke on Wednesday night.
It was the fourth time Roy Williams, the Tar Heels' coach, had designed an attempt for a last-second shot. The first, at the end of regulation, didn't go according to plan. None of them did.
Near the end of regulation, Marcus Paige, the sophomore guard, attempted a long contested jump shot a chaotic possession. He missed and there was a scrum for the rebound and the horn sounded. Overtime.
Posted by Andrew Carter on February 16, 2015
J.P. Tokoto hasn't played poorly. He just hasn't played nearly as well as he did earlier in the season. UNC is hoping he rediscovers his old form Wednesday against Duke.
Posted by Andrew Carter on February 9, 2015
President Barack Obama on Monday appeared by phone on a North Carolina sports-talk radio show and spent about 10 minutes honoring Dean Smith, the iconic North Carolina men’s basketball coach who died Saturday at 83.
Posted by Andrew Carter on February 7, 2015
. Kennedy Meeks and J.P. Tokoto have established themselves in North Carolina's starting lineup but they came off the bench on Saturday during the Tar Heels' 79-68 victory against Boston College.
Posted by Andrew Carter on February 2, 2015
Former Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis has joined the defensive coaching staff at North Carolina, the school announced Monday.