NCAA basketball tournament history made in Charlotte: A No. 16 seed beat a No. 1 seed for the first time ever as Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) Retrievers stunned Virginia Cavaliers at Spectrum Center on Friday, March 16, 2018.
2018 NCAA basketball tournament: UMBC’s Jairus Lyles helped key Retrievers’ monumental upset of No. 1 seed Virginia. Now he will be the focus of the Kansas State Wildcats’ defense Sunday as UMBC tries to advance to Sweet 16.
2018 NCAA men’s basketball tournament: After watching No. 16 seed UMBC upset No.1 seed Virginia Friday, the North Carolina Tar Heels want to avoid making major news themselves Sunday when they meet Texas A&M Aggies at Spectrum Center.
North Carolina’s Kenny Williams, a junior who had never played significant minutes in an NCAA tournament game before, led the No. 2-seeded UNC Tar Heels with 18 points in Friday’s 84-66 win over the No. 15 seed Lipscomb Bisons in Charlotte.
Lipscomb, a small school from Nashville, Tenn., is making its first NCAA tournament appearance. The No. 15-seeded Bisons, who will face No. 2 seed North Carolina on Friday in Charlotte, has been studying ‘15 vs. 2’ history for inspiration.
North Carolina senior Theo Pinson has never been a pure scorer, but he makes the Tar Heels go as a point forward with an incredible passing sense and a unique personality. Pinson and the Tar Heels enter the NCAA tournament Friday in Charlotte trying to make a run to a third straight Final Four.
Tony Bennett backed up Muggsy Bogues at point guard from 1992-95 for the Charlotte Hornets. Now he brings a University of Virginia team that earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament to Charlotte for the tournament’s first weekend.
The Carolina Panthers instead have been trying to replace Ted Ginn as a deep threat ever since he left for the New Orleans Saints. Torrey Smith, who just won a Super Bowl ring with Philadelphia, is the latest contender.
In a letter from prison to The Charlotte Observer, former Carolina Panthers receiver Rae Carruth says he will no longer be “pursuing a relationship” with his son, Chancellor Lee Adams. Carruth was convicted for his role in the death of Adams’ mother in 1999 while she was pregnant with Chancellor.
An open letter from former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth, in prison for his role in a murder conspiracy, has broken a 17-year silence and has apologized for his role in the death of Cherica Adams.