Latest North Carolina News

The Latest: Joe Harris tops Stephen Curry for 3-point title

Feb. 16, 2019 9:39 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Brooklyn's Joe Harris held off Golden State's Stephen Curry to win the 3-point contest at All-Star Saturday night. Harris made 12 consecutive shots at one point in the final round on his way to a score of 26 points....

Jamerson, Kelly help Norfolk State top NC Central 75-71 OT

Feb. 16, 2019 9:34 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Derrik Jamerson drained seven 3-pointers, scored 23 points, C.J. Kelly added 19 and Norfolk State rallied from eight points down late in regulation to fend off upset-minded North Carolina Central 75-71 in overtime Saturday night. The win keeps Norfolk State atop the Mid-Eastern Athletic...

UNCW tops conference leader Hofstra 87-79, exits CAA cellar

Feb. 16, 2019 9:28 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Devontae Cacok scored 18 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and UNC Wilmington, which started the day in last place in the Colonial Athletic Association, knocked off conference leader Hofstra 87-79 on Saturday night. Ty Gadsden added 17 points, making all nine of his free throws,...

Adam Silver's annual NBA address keys on competitive balance

Feb. 16, 2019 9:10 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Milwaukee has the best record in the NBA, Denver has its coaching staff at the All-Star Game and Sacramento is in position to end the league's longest current playoff drought. Overseeing a league that has wanted competitive balance, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver likes what he's seeing...

Barrett has triple-double, No. 2 Duke beats NC State, 94-78

Feb. 16, 2019 9:04 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — RJ Barrett always seems to do it all for No. 2 Duke. This time, it showed up on the stat sheet. The freshman had the program's first triple-double in 13 years, finishing with 23 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high 10 assists in the Blue Devils' 94-78 victory over North Carolina State...

Efianayi lifts Gardner-Webb past Winthrop 64-60

Feb. 16, 2019 8:56 PM EST

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — David Efianayi had 18 points as Gardner-Webb won its 12th consecutive home game, holding off Winthrop 64-60 on Saturday. Nate Johnson had 14 points for Gardner-Webb (17-10, 8-5 Big South Conference). Eric Jamison added seven rebounds. Gardner Webb led 22-19 in the first half...

NBA, FIBA announce plans for pro league in Africa

Feb. 16, 2019 7:35 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January, and former President Barack Obama is...

Steger, Halvorsen lead W. Carolina past The Citadel 103-82

Feb. 16, 2019 6:22 PM EST

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Onno Steger scored 25 points and Matt Halvorsen added 24 points as Western Carolina beat the Citadel 103-82 on Saturday, snapping a four-game skid. Steger and Halvorsen were both 6 of 9 from beyond the 3-point arc for the Catamounts (7-21, 4-11 Southern Conference), who hit 19 of 30...

Drivers competing in the 2019 Daytona 500

Feb. 16, 2019 5:04 PM EST

The 40 drivers competing in the 2019 Daytona 500, in order of starting position: ___ No. 24 Chevrolet, Hendrick Motorsports DRIVER: William Byron BORN: Nov. 29, 1996 HOMETOWN: Charlotte, North Carolina CREW CHIEF: Chad Knaus SPONSOR: AXALTA TWITTER: @williambyron NOTEWORTHY: Daytona 500 pole-sitter and 2018...

Shabazz leads Appalachian St. past Coastal Carolina 88-79

Feb. 16, 2019 4:55 PM EST

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Ronshad Shabazz had 20 points as Appalachian State defeated Coastal Carolina 88-79 on Saturday. Justin Forrest had 18 points and eight rebounds for Appalachian State (9-16, 4-8 Sun Belt Conference). Isaac Johnson added 14 points and eight rebounds. Adrian Delph had 11 points for the...