October 27, 2016

Isaiah Hicks is used to having Kennedy Meeks close.

Coming in together as two parts of the three-man Tar Heels’ 2013 recruiting class, the duo has banged around with each other since. 

As Hicks thought about those early years during Wednesday’s ACC Operation Basketball media day,…

N.C. State, Duke and UNC to have solid guard play

October 27, 2016

If off-court demeanor reflects on-court performance, Dennis Smith Jr. will shine the way everyone expects him to. 

The N.C. State freshman point guard was smooth, relaxed and natural on Wednesday during ACC media day, appearing unfazed by the praise from his coach or the one-and-done label so…

After busy summer, a healthy Krzyzewski ready to lead Duke

October 26, 2016

DURHAM (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski is embracing the grind of another year at Duke after an offseason that was exceptionally busy — even by his standards.

The winningest men’s coach in Division I history is coming off a summer in which he had four surgeries and led the U.S. men’s…

Tar Heels ready for Final Four push after title-game loss

October 25, 2016

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina won’t have a difficult time finding motivation this season.

The memories of losing in the NCAA championship game on a last-second 3-pointer to Villanova still sting more than six months later. It was the crushing final play in a 33-win season that saw the…