RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — If North Carolina State is going to make it back to the NCAA tournament once again, Mark Gottfried’s club will have to do it in very different fashion than a year ago.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has spent the past two seasons trying to overcome personnel losses that forced coach Roy Williams to keep reshaping the way his team played. The Tar Heels shouldn’t have that problem this year, not with replenished perimeter depth that has them equipped for a run at the Atlantic Coast Conference title.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A year after a freshman carried Duke, the Blue Devils are doubling down — and then some — on first-year players. It’s goodbye, Jabari Parker, and hello, Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, Justise Winslow and Grayson Allen.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is looking for a little stability. After a year marked by extreme swings on the court — and by outside-the-lines issues involving past players — the Tar Heels want to get back to being their customarily consistent selves.
You’ve seen the sardonic messages splashed all over social media. Everyone is calling LeBron James the best GM in the NBA, based largely on his ability to wrench Kevin Love from Minnesota, which instantly imbues the Cavaliers with three All-Stars.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Mitchell Wilbekin always has been Danny Manning’s kind of point guard.
The head basketball coach at Converse has been arrested and accused of shoplifting.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Fan Lee Massengale is already worried about Georgia’s game with Troy, even with Clemson and South Carolina coming up first.
Massengale’s not sure if his cable provider will be carrying the SEC Network, which broadcasts the Sept. 20 contest with the Trojans.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s Kennedy Meeks is still slimming down.
The rising sophomore says he weighs around 270 pounds, down about 45 pounds since arriving on campus. In an interview with reporters Wednesday, Meeks said he feels more explosive and can play longer stretches without fatigue.
The NCAA is taking another look into academic misconduct at North Carolina after an investigation uncovered new information.