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March 24, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson took on 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall at the end and won. So did top-seeded Duke — barely — when two last-ditch shots by UCF rolled off the rim.

Aubrey Dawkins finished with 32 points, but his tip-in try just missed Sunday, and Duke advanced with a 77-…


North Carolina returns to Sweet 16, beats Washington 81-59

March 24, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After making an early exit from the NCAA Tournament last season, North Carolina breezed to the Sweet 16.

Luke Maye and Nassir Little each scored 20 points and the top-seeded Tar Heels beat Washington 81-59 Sunday. They never trailed and moved on to face fifth-seeded…


ASG brings opportunity, easygoing vibe for seniors

March 24, 2019

Two years in, the foundation for the Eastern North Carolina All-Star Game is set.

Now Tizzo Johnson, one of the event’s organizers who helped spearhead Sunday’s event from its most minute details to its most important, can finally take a vacation.

“It’s worth all the stress,…


For some seniors, Sunday’s ASG a chance for ‘a final look’

March 23, 2019

According to Tizzo Johnson, one of the game’s organizers, last year’s inaugural Tri-Counties All-Star Game, with college coaches in attendance, led to five scholarship offers for five senior players in the boys’ game. 

This year, the two games — the girls’ are set…