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Scott Fowler

Maye Day aftermath: 3 stories to show just how wild Luke Maye’s life at UNC has gotten

As the celebration over Luke Maye’s shot continues in Chapel Hill, stories about his recruitment, Christian Laettner and that standing ovation in business class are popping up everywhere.

Luke DeCock

Tar Heels’ quest toward redemption follows familiar path – DeCock

The winning shot came from a player who would have seemed entirely unlikely before this weekend but seemed entirely fitting at the end of it. Luke Maye’s double-double Friday night was the difference-maker in North Carolina’s win over Butler. His 17 points helped carry the Tar Heels through a second-half dry spell Sunday, the last two the clutchest of all.

Luke DeCock

Injury drama conjures bad memories for North Carolina – DeCock

Joel Berry should be fine. He played in the North Carolina Tar Heels NCAA basketball tournament win over Arkansas on a balky right ankle on March 19, 2017, even if his shot was consistently short, suggesting a lack of explosiveness in the appendage, and said he felt worse as the game went on. There’s no reason not to assume he won’t be somewhere near, if not at, full strength on March 24, 2017 against the Butler Bulldogs.

Luke DeCock

Keatts’ quick turnaround at UNCW offers hope for Wolfpack – DeCock

The degree of difficulty in taking over a basketball team that hasn’t won in years, just got its coach fired and may be overmatched in its conference is generally underrated. Even the most talented coach usually needs a year or two to clean out dead wood, bring in his kind of players and implement his system. The outliers stand out, guys like N.C. State’s Kevin Keatts and Eric Musselman at Nevada.

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Mike Krzyzewski on setbacks: 'That's OK...that's life'

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski talks about doing what he loves and dealing with setbacks along the way during an exclusive interview with The News & Observer in December.
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Mike Krzyzewski on setbacks: 'That's OK...that's life' 1:32

Mike Krzyzewski on setbacks: 'That's OK...that's life'

Krzyzewski on when to retire: 'I'll know' 1:22

Krzyzewski on when to retire: 'I'll know'

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Rio restaurant crowd watches Bolt take the gold

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