March 24, 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Joel Berry II scored 26 points and Justin Jackson added 24 as top-seeded North Carolina moved to the Elite Eight with a 92-80 victory over Butler in the NCAA South Region on Friday night.

Luke Maye recorded his first career double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds,…

Crème de la crème: Hoop royalty meet in Memphis for Sweet 16

March 23, 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Three of college basketball’s blue bloods, along with a blue bulldog from Indiana that has had lots of success of its own, have gathered in Memphis for a marquee showdown in the Sweet 16.

North Carolina, Kentucky and UCLA are joined by upstart Butler in the South…

NCAA set to pick title sites, could leave North Carolina out

March 23, 2017

RALEIGH — The NCAA will start deciding on locations for its upcoming championships next week and has indicated it will leave North Carolina out of that process if the state hasn’t changed a law that limits LGBT rights by that time.

In a statement Thursday, exactly one year to the day…

Duke's Tatum declares for NBA draft after one season

March 22, 2017

DURHAM — Jayson Tatum is leaving Duke after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft.

The school announced Tatum’s widely expected decision Wednesday , and team spokesman Cory Walton said Tatum plans to hire an agent, which means he won’t have the option to return to his college…