CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Marcus Paige was back to his high-scoring ways for North Carolina, while Brice Johnson provided the punch off the bench that helped the Tar Heels extend their winning streak to a season-long four games.
Authorities continue to investigate a brawl after a high school basketball game in Ware Shoals.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Dismayed, Andre Dawkins hung his head. So close to knocking off one of those three unbeatens.”We just needed one more play, whether it was a rebound or a shot going in,” he said. “We just needed one play.”
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has fought back from a bad start in Atlantic Coast Conference play to even its record. Capping that climb by extending rival North Carolina State’s misery here made that even sweeter.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has been tough to beat at home lately — especially for highly ranked teams. But Syracuse’s tough zone defense wouldn’t let the Demon Deacons get hot enough to pull another upset.
ATLANTA (AP) — Due to a historic snow/ice storm Tuesday, it took a while for Marcus Paige and his North Carolina teammates to make it to their Atlanta hotel, and he was slow to arrive for the Tar Heels’ 78-65 win over Georgia Tech as well.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh student section spent a full hour before Monday night’s game against Duke trying to get into the Blue Devils’ heads.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon has his team well drilled. The next game is the most important of the season, regardless of what name is stitched across the front of the jersey.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — No matter what happens for the rest of North Carolina’s up-and-down season, the Tar Heels can still say they’ve never lost to Clemson at home.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Celebrity spectator Dwyane Wade amused the Duke-Miami crowd at halftime Wednesday by taking some shots from half-court, including several with his back to the basket.