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North Carolina hasn't played Florida since the 2000 NCAA tournament, when the Gators beat the Tar Heels for a chance to play in the championship game.
28 November 2014 | 6:43 am

Michigan is looking to get back on track after coming up short against one of the country's best teams.
28 November 2014 | 4:47 am

Let’s just assume the North Carolina basketball team enjoyed the tourist attractions at Atlantis a little too much before its loss to Butler Wednesday because the Tar Heels we all expected showed up Thursday against UCLA. I say that tongue-in-cheek, of course, but it really looked like a compl…
28 November 2014 | 4:42 am

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- North Carolina coach Roy Williams walked into the postgame interview room and immediately rearranged the place cards that signified where Marcus Paige and Justin Jackson would sit.
28 November 2014 | 4:36 am

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Carlino had a career-high 38 points to lead Marquette past Georgia Tech 72-70 Friday night in the opening round of the Orlando Classic.
28 November 2014 | 4:24 am

Thursday will mark a pivotal matchup for both North Carolina and UCLA. However, the game doesn't have quite the same meaning for both programs. Losses for the Tar Heels and Bruins on Wednesday means the Thanksgiving Day battle in Atlantis is in the consolation round. While both teams are still two o…
27 November 2014 | 12:00 pm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville coach Rick Pitino's latest milestone victory featured more drama than he would have liked.
27 November 2014 | 7:16 am

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- - Adam Smith scored 26 points, Justin Bibbs added 22 and Virginia Tech used a strong first half to defeat Miami (Ohio) 78-63 in the Riviera Division third-place game of the Cancun Classic on Wednesday.
27 November 2014 | 5:07 am

North Carolina and UCLA are set to square off for the first time in 14 seasons, though two of the winningest programs in college basketball surely didn't expect to meet under these circumstances.
27 November 2014 | 4:25 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- In a game dominated by offense, North Carolina State's defense made the difference.
27 November 2014 | 3:21 am

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Wake Forest didn't get a lot of scoring from its starting five Wednesday against Mount St. Mary's.
27 November 2014 | 3:21 am

When you're 5-0 and ranked in the Top 10 of the college basketball poll, life is pretty good. For the Virginia Cavaliers, who won their fifth straight blowout on Tuesday night, life is indeed exactly that. The Hoos are off to their best start in Tony Bennett's six years as head coach and are playing…
27 November 2014 | 3:15 am

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Grambling State's zone defense and ball-control offense caught Notre Dame a bit off guard Wednesday night, but the Irish rode accurate shooting to an 81-54 win.
27 November 2014 | 3:05 am

After an uncommon early-season loss, the Syracuse basketball team rebounded with two straight wins. The Orange followed the loss to California at Madison Square Garden with a win over Iowa in the 2K Classic consolation game and then returned home for a 70-37 drubbing of Loyola (Maryland). Syracuse w…
27 November 2014 | 2:24 am

Virginia has carried last year's strong defensive play into this season with a similar level of success.
27 November 2014 | 1:21 am

Miami extended its best start in five years, broke into the Top 25 for the first time in two seasons and won a tournament title during its 11-day trip across three states.
26 November 2014 | 11:30 pm

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- Butler's shooting numbers were awful. And it didn't matter.
26 November 2014 | 10:05 pm

It didn't take long for the Battle 4 Atlantis to produce a shocking upset with No. 5 North Carolina losing by a score of 74-66 to unranked Butler. So much for that dream final between North Carolina and Wisconsin, huh? Already, Butler looks nothing like it did last season, when the Bulldogs posted a…
26 November 2014 | 8:58 pm

In the opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, everything Tar Heels fans worry about—read: everything that went so horribly last year—reared its ugly head in the game against Butler. The final score wasn't indicative of the struggle. Even if UNC had completed some miraculous co…
26 November 2014 | 8:08 pm

Louisville isn't looking back as it prepares for what coach Rick Pitino insists will be a tougher test against Cleveland State.
26 November 2014 | 4:44 pm

The last time we saw the Syracuse Orange on the national stage, they fell to Cal by 14 points at the 2K Classic in New York.  On December 2, the Orange will light up the marquee once again when they visit Ann Arbor to face No. 19 Michigan in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.  Since the humbling l…
26 November 2014 | 6:14 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- When Sheldon McClellan arrived at Miami last year after transferring from Texas, he told Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga he lacked confidence in his game.
26 November 2014 | 5:09 am

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- Matt Bohannon scored 13 points to lead a balanced attack and Northern Iowa defeated Virginia Tech 73-54 in the Riviera Division of the Cancun Challenge on Tuesday.
26 November 2014 | 4:51 am

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The first field goal and points of B.J. Stith's college career came with 9:07 remaining and gave No. 8 Virginia a 42-point lead.
26 November 2014 | 3:31 am

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- It didn't take Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim long to sum up his Orange's latest outing.
26 November 2014 | 3:24 am

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- Matt Bohannon scored 13 points to lead a balanced attack and Northern Iowa defeated Virginia Tech 73-54 in the Riviera Division of the Cancun Challenge on Tuesday.
26 November 2014 | 2:21 am

Miami coach Jim Larranaga knew before last week's success that he had a squad capable of accomplishing some lofty goals - even if others weren't so sure.
25 November 2014 | 3:29 pm

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team is off to a 3-1 start after salvaging the consolation game of the 2K Classic against Iowa (66-63) in Madison Square Garden on Friday night. The previous night, Syracuse suffered a 73-59 beating from California—thanks to a three-point barrage…
25 November 2014 | 5:10 am

The most memorable part of Louisville's 87-26 demolition of overmatched Savannah State wasn't anything that took place on the court. It was a one-liner coach Rick Pitino delivered near the end of his post-game press conference. Asked if there were times he felt bad for Savannah State as the Card…
25 November 2014 | 4:51 am

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Savannah State missed so many shots and committed so many turnovers against sixth-ranked Louisville that the question was if it would score against the Cardinals rather than when.
25 November 2014 | 3:40 am

North Carolina often faltered when Marcus Paige wasn't at his best in 2013-14, but the Tar Heels are showing much better balance this season.
25 November 2014 | 3:24 am

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Wake Forest saw the clock run off early and had the lights go out late during Monday's game against Nicholls State.
25 November 2014 | 3:22 am

North Carolina has gotten off to a nice start in the 2014-15 season. With a 3-0 record and a 26-point average margin of victory, things are going according to plan heading into the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament this week. Although coach Roy Williams has extended his rotation pretty deep and is substi…
25 November 2014 | 1:25 am

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) -- Damarcus Harrison scored 16 points as Clemson topped LSU 64-61 on Monday in the fifth-place game of the Paradise Jam.
25 November 2014 | 12:51 am

The last time Tennessee State played a top 10 team, it pulled off the upset.
24 November 2014 | 10:58 pm

Although Louisville has been strong defensively, early shooting woes have kept Rick Pitino's squad from reaching its full potential.
24 November 2014 | 6:22 pm

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Miami had a big week capped by the Charleston Classic title. Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga hopes it leads to even bigger things this season.
24 November 2014 | 4:58 am

North Carolina has landed in the Bahamas for a huge week of basketball, as it will spend Thanksgiving tangling with some of the best teams in the country in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in Nassau. With a field that features five other teams that reached the NCAA tournament last season—incl…
24 November 2014 | 3:04 am

George Santayana once postulated that mankind is doomed to repeat history if we do not learn from the mistakes of the past. Clemson basketball apparently doesn't give a damn for Santayana. The Tigers replicated one of basketball's most boneheaded plays by calling a timeout they did not possess in th…
21 November 2014 | 9:09 pm