Luke DeCock

Luke DeCock

Injury drama conjures bad memories for North Carolina – DeCock

Joel Berry should be fine. He played in the North Carolina Tar Heels NCAA basketball tournament win over Arkansas on a balky right ankle on March 19, 2017, even if his shot was consistently short, suggesting a lack of explosiveness in the appendage, and said he felt worse as the game went on. There’s no reason not to assume he won’t be somewhere near, if not at, full strength on March 24, 2017 against the Butler Bulldogs.

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Keatts’ quick turnaround at UNCW offers hope for Wolfpack – DeCock

The degree of difficulty in taking over a basketball team that hasn’t won in years, just got its coach fired and may be overmatched in its conference is generally underrated. Even the most talented coach usually needs a year or two to clean out dead wood, bring in his kind of players and implement his system. The outliers stand out, guys like N.C. State’s Kevin Keatts and Eric Musselman at Nevada.

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Old rivalries resurrected, thanks to quirk of the bracket, costs of HB2 – DeCock

The South Carolina fans will root against Duke, there’s no question about that, thanks to the years of pent-up old ACC animosity that goes back decades. Plus, it’s Duke, which is typically only the home team in NCAA games played in New York, even when Grayson Allen isn’t booed getting off the bus. The real question is, do South Carolina fans hate Arkansas more than they hate North Carolina?

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Greenville NCAA floor needs repairs between UNC, Duke games

That was the visible residue of some quick repairs between games, after a board on the NCAA-supplied court at Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Arena appeared to warp upward during North Carolina Tar Heels’s win over Texas Southern Tigers. The floor was repaired between the game between the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels.

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UNC's Roy Williams: The Peabody Duckmaster

North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams and his grandsons Aiden and Court were the Honorary Duckmasters helping march the Peabody Hotel's ducks from the Grand Lobby fountain, via elevator, back to their structure on hotel's rooftop. The five North American mallards make a daily journey from the roof to the fountain and then back to the roof six hours later. The tradition, which began in the 1930s, continues to this day at the downtown Memphis hotel where the Tar Heels are staying for the NCAA Tournament South Regional.
Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com
UNC's Roy Williams: The Peabody Duckmaster 1:20

UNC's Roy Williams: The Peabody Duckmaster

UNC reacts after Luke Maye hits a three-pointer 0:23

UNC reacts after Luke Maye hits a three-pointer

UNC's Jackson: These are the type of stages that we came here to North Carolina to be on 4:32

UNC's Jackson: These are the type of stages that we came here to North Carolina to be on

UNC's Berry, Jackson and Maye on the big win over Butler 2:38

UNC's Berry, Jackson and Maye on the big win over Butler