Latest North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball News

Police: Mom with gun returns fire, forces burglar to retreat

Apr. 10, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Police say a North Carolina mother exchanged gunfire with a burglar in her kitchen, forcing him to retreat through a window. In a news release, the Burlington Police Department says the 31-year-old woman and her 10-year-old son were sleeping early Wednesday morning in their home...

NCAA Latest: Get ready for a defensive-minded title game

Apr. 6, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 10:25 p.m. The college basketball season will end Monday night with two defensive-minded teams battling to become a first-time champion. Texas Tech entered the national semifinals by allowing just 84 points per 100...

North Carolina headlines 2020 Maui Invitational field

Apr. 4, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — North Carolina is returning to headline another strong Maui Invitational field in 2020. The Tar Heels will be joined at the Lahaina Civic Center by Alabama, Davidson, Indiana, Providence, Stanford, Texas and UNLV. North Carolina won the Maui title in 2016 before going on to win the...

UNC freshman Coby White declares for NBA draft

Apr. 3, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina freshman Coby White is entering the NBA draft. White announced his decision on social media Wednesday, saying "this year, this school, this experience has prepared me for the next phase of my basketball journey." White averaged 16.1 points, 4.1 assists and 3.5...

North Carolina freshman Nassir Little declares for NBA draft

Apr. 1, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina freshman Nassir Little is entering the NBA draft. Little announced his decision on social media Monday, saying he was "ready now to put everything I have into being the best player I can be at the next level." The 6-foot-6 Little averaged 9.8 points and 4.6 rebounds...

Auburn tops Kentucky 77-71 in OT for first Final Four trip

Mar. 31, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The confetti was still swirling around Auburn coach Bruce Pearl when he gazed over a team headed to the first Final Four in school history and declared, "This one was for Chuma!" "The next two," Pearl added with a triumphant grin, "are for Auburn." Drawing inspiration from injured...

The Latest: Virginia beats Purdue in OT to reach Final Four

Mar. 30, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

The Latest on the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): Virginia is heading to the Final Four for the first time since 1984. Kyle Guy had 25 points and 10 rebounds as the top-seeded Cavaliers withstood a brilliant performance from Purdue's Carsen Edwards and beat the third-seeded Boilermakers...

Auburn's Chuma Okeke out with torn ACL in left knee

Mar. 30, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl knew the moment sophomore forward Chuma Okeke landed on the floor, his left knee having buckled at a gruesome angle, that something serious had happened. Pearl learned the extent of the damage Saturday. An MRI exam revealed that Okeke tore his ACL late in...

Red-hot Auburn meets tradition-rich Kentucky for Final Four

Mar. 30, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nobody stepping onto the floor for Auburn in the Midwest Region semifinals on Sunday was recruited by Kentucky, the lone team standing in the way of the Tigers' first trip to the Final Four. Nor were they recruited by Kansas. Or North Carolina. Yet the fifth-seeded Tigers have...

Hot-shooting Auburn upsets No. 1 North Carolina 97-80

Mar. 30, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The euphoria of reaching the Elite Eight for the first time in 33 years had already worn off and Auburn coach Bruce Pearl was left to arrange his bravest smile on his face. His trigger-happy Tigers were moving on in the NCAA Tournament. They were doing it without their most...