Latest North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball News

Tar Heels' Caleb Love returning after NCAA title game run

Apr. 24, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

North Carolina guard Caleb Love is returning for his junior season, a huge boost for the Tar Heels after their improbable run to the NCAA championship game. The 6-foot-4 Love announced his decision in a social-media video on Sunday, the last day for players to declare for the NBA...

Tar Heels' Black opts to return for 5th year after NCAA run

Apr. 15, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

North Carolina wing Leaky Black is returning for a fifth year available due to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing another boost to the Tar Heels after their improbable run to the NCAA championship game. The 6-foot-8, 200-pound Black announced his decision to return Friday in a...

Tar Heels' Bacot returning to UNC after NCAA title-game run

Apr. 13, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

North Carolina big man Armando Bacot is returning for his senior season after the Tar Heels fell a game short of winning an improbable national championship. He announced his decision in a social-media video Wednesday, nine days after the Tar Heels lost to Kansas in the NCAA title...

Kansas comes back, wins NCAA title 3 years in the making

Apr. 05, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Great Kansas Comeback, as it will forever be known in the history books, is about more than just one stifling, scintillating 20-minute stretch of Jayhawks basketball. The championship KU captured Monday night traced its roots back to 2020, when the Jayhawks...

Jayhawks rally, rock North Carolina 72-69 to win NCAA title

Apr. 05, 2022 02:38 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Best. Comeback. Ever. Sounds pretty good next to Rock Chalk, Jayhawk. What looked like a lost cause turned into one of the sweetest wins ever for Kansas. The Jayhawks brought their fourth NCAA title back to Allen Fieldhouse on Monday thanks to a...

Hobbled Bacot comes up short in Tar Heels' NCAA title push

Apr. 05, 2022 01:55 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Armando Bacot kept battling, locking his jaw and gritting his way through a hobbling ankle injury for the chance to help North Carolina win a national championship. He played through bumps and box-outs, ballscreens and blocked shots. At one point, he could only...

Adjustments earn Bill Self second national title at Kansas

Apr. 05, 2022 01:45 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kansas spent the first 20 minutes forcing shots and passes, missing layups and pressing the issue instead of pressing forward. The next 20 turned into a master class in coaching by Bill Self — with a spicy dash of Remy Martin. No more big-game...

Post play proved pivotal throughout Final Four

Apr. 05, 2022 01:37 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — David McCormack's two late baskets in the paint to help Kansas surge past North Carolina during the NCAA championship game followed a Final Four trend. The way teams played in the post had a major influence on how the games turned out. McCormack...

Jayhawks' Bill Self masterminds epic championship comeback

Apr. 05, 2022 01:16 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a national championship game nobody at Kansas will soon forget, Bill Self went from the Hall of Fame coach who far too often failed on the big stage to the brilliant mastermind of the biggest comeback in NCAA title-game history. Blitzed by North Carolina for...

Kansas tops North Carolina 72-69 for school's first NCAA men's basketball championship since 2008

Apr. 04, 2022 23:43 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kansas tops North Carolina 72-69 for school's first NCAA men's basketball championship since 2008.