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Clemson’s Death Valley does not have as many signs of life on game days. Hard Rock Stadium is often very quiet when Miami scores. Lane Stadium isn’t shaking atop its foundation when … more
ASHEVILLE — It wasn’t long after Texas arrived for the relocated Maui Invitational that coach Shaka Smart pointed out the banners hanging above the court to recognize the … more
For the first time in his memory, visions of zone presses and boxing out weren’t dancing through Ron Lievense’s head at Thanksgiving. So the Barton College men’s basketball coach … more
ASHEVILLE — Leaky Black and North Carolina spent last season struggling in late-game situations, fumbling away leads and failing to make a needed play at the most critical of moments. Maybe … more
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo took another good team to Cameron Indoor Stadium, but this time his players responded to the usual Duke fast start and finished with a 75-69 Tuesday night in the State … more
ASHEVILLE — North Carolina started its first game of the relocated Maui Invitational so badly that it faced an immediate double-digit hole as its Hall of Fame coach benched multiple … more
The first Associated Press men’s college basketball poll of the regular season remained steady at the top. The rest, predictably, was filled with change as teams exceeded or failed to live … more
Michigan State and Duke were scheduled to meet in the 10th annual State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center in Chicago, but like with so many other sports events in the 2020 COVID-19 … more
The 90th anniversary of the formation of Conference Carolinas is Dec. 6, 2020. This story was posted with permission of Conference Carolinas and appears on its website.  As the only remaining … more
Roy Williams is taking North Carolina on another trip to Maui, but the Tar Heels are riding a bus to Asheville in western North Carolina’s mountains rather than boarding a plane for paradise in … more
Alabama is the unanimous No. 1 again in The Associated Press college football poll as the top eight teams in the rankings held steady for the fourth week in a row. The Crimson Tide got 62 … more
Two games in, two wins. To be clear, N.C. State did not face elite competition in Charleston Southern and North Florida, teams that do not simulate what the Wolfpack will face in the Atlantic … more
North Carolina State continues to defy most expectations, but do not include Dave Doeren with those stunned at the Wolfpack’s resurgence. For two quarters, the game at Syracuse had all the … more
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — San Francisco shocked No. 4 Virginia on Friday, scoring the biggest upset of the young college basketball season and the program's biggest win in decades. Jamaree … more
CHAPEL HILL — Ian Book kept scrambling to buy time and help No. 2 Notre Dame put together multiple long touchdown drives. The Fighting Irish's defense allowed little room for Sam Howell and … more
CHARLOTTE — Jayden Gardner had 18 points as East Carolina topped Charlotte 66-57 on Friday in the season-opener for both teams. Tristen Newton had 15 points and six rebounds for East … more
Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 12: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 2 Notre Dame at No. 25 North Carolina. Brian Kelly’s Fighting Irish (8-0, 7-0 ACC) face their … more
The strangest anticipated season in college basketball history kicked off Wednesday with dozens of games at arenas across the country. Like everything else in this pandemic world, it was odd and … more
BOSTON — By the time the Atlantic Coast Conference came up with a fourth date for the game between Boston College and Louisville, the teams had one week to prepare. Gone was the bye, and the … more
RALEIGH — Devon Daniels scored a career-high 29 points and had 10 rebounds as North Carolina State rolled to a 95-61 victory over Charleston Southern in a season opener on Wednesday night. … more
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