2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
26-11, 3rd in ACC
Rob Kinnan/USA TODAY Sports
2dJeff Borzello

Maye to return to Tar Heels for senior season

North Carolina forward Luke Maye announced Thursday that he plans to withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to the Tar Heels for his senior season.

John Jones/Icon Sportswire
19dJeff Borzello

Duke, Kentucky lead the race to land top 2019 class

The battle over the top prospects in the 2019 class is heating up, as the Wildcats and Blue Devils try to fend off the likes of Kansas and North Carolina for the top players. But will reclassification reshape the recruiting landscape?

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

6'11" Hunter Dickinson (DeMatha) is one of the top big men in the class of 2020. He brings a wealth of skill to score the ball along with impressive passing abilities. He tells ESPN, that he is receiving heavy interest from Notre Dame, Maryland, Wake Forest, Purdue, Penn State, Villanova, Providence and North Carolina. He currently sits inside the ESPN 25.

Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images
33dMyron Medcalf

NBA draft departures shake up Way-Too-Early Top 25

The deadline for early entrants to declare for the NBA draft has passed, so it's time to re-evaluate the early top 25 for 2018-19. With so many players testing the waters yet not signing with an agent, it's more art than science.

Rich Sugg/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire
54dMyron Medcalf

Hoops royalty leads Way-Too-Early Top 25

Villanova reigns as national champion. How does the field stack up for next season? Here's your first look at the best of the best for next season.

Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports
59d

Tar Heels' recruit stars in All American Game

Nassir Little, a North Carolina commit, was named MVP of the McDonald's All American Game after scoring 28 points on Wednesday night. Only Jonathan Bender (31) and Michael Jordan (30) scored more points in the event's 41-year history.

66d

Berry: I have plans to pursue a pro NBA career

Tar Heels senior Joel Berry weighs in on the loss to the Texas A&M, playing for the legendary Roy Williams, discusses his plans to enter the NBA draft and shares which NBA system he best believes fits his playing style.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

North Carolina shot poorly yesterday 6-of-31 from the 3-point line (19.4%). Match up wise the biggest difference was Texas A&M's starting big men Tyler Davis and Robert Williams. They combined to shoot 10-of-12 (83.3%) from the field, including 18 paint points. Overall, Texas A&M blocked eight shots compared to none for North Carolina, the Tar Heels' worst block margin in a game this season. Espn stats and info.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

UNC fans that are still hanging around are cheering for UMBC.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Joel Berry had an amazing career at UNC. Tough shooting day today vs Texas AM. He has been and always will be, a high level competitor and winner.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Texas AM 8-19 from 3 (42%) - UNC 2-19 from 3 (11%). Aggie's up 55-36 with 14 minutes to go in Charlotte.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Halftime in Charlotte between Texas AM and UNC.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Spectrum Center doing an outstanding job of finding every person at UNC-A&M wearing Duke gear and throwing them onto video screen. Instantaneous boos. Grant Hill thinks it's hilarious.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Texas AM the bigger team vs UNC. Especially at the 3,4,5. Aggie's up 32-24 at the four minute time out. Half of those points coming from the paint. (16)

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Ticket sellers in Charlotte are reporting brisk business, and not just because the Tar Heels are here. One entrepreneur said "I have no idea how many Retriever grads there are, but I think they all drove down today."

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

The battle of the paint today here in Charlotte. Between North Carlins - Texas A&M averages 36.8 points per game in the paint, best in the SEC and sixth-most among major conference. Aggies score 49% of their points in the paint and are tops in the SEC in 2nd-chance PPG 14.1 1st. UNC can offensive rebound with the best of them. Can they defend Davis and Williams inside?

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The drama in the West Region over the past few hours, depicted in one plot:

Team Stats

Points Per Game81.628th
Rebounds Per Game42.41st
Assists Per Game18.25th
Points Allowed73.3198th

Tournament History

Final Fours20
Tournament Record123-45
Championship Seasons1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009, 2017
Tournament Appearances48