No. 24 North Carolina beats No. 12 Ohio St 82-74 (Yahoo Sports)

Ohio State center Amir Williams, left, creates a jump ball situation against North Carolina forward Kennedy Meeks (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Chicago. North Carolina won 82-74. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Playing in Michael Jordan’s longtime home is a big deal for North Carolina, and the Tar Heels honored their most famous basketball alum with a winning performance.


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No. 24 North Carolina holds off No. 12 Ohio State

Brice Johnson had 18 points on 8-for-10 shooting and nine rebounds.

      
 

 

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North Carolina Tar Heels Rock 1980 Throwbacks for Matchup with Ohio State

The No. 24 North Carolina Tar Heels wanted to make sure they looked darn good for their showdown with the No. 12 Ohio State Buckeyes. To accomplish this feat, they chose to wear 1980s throwback uniforms, with Jordan Brand kicks.

You may recognize the look:

[UNC, h/t College Spun]

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Texas Tech coasts past South Carolina State 101-39

Gray scores 18 points as Texas Tech has no problems with South Carolina State 101-39

      
 

 

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No. 24 North Carolina defeats UNC Greensboro

Kennedy Meeks scored 18 points in the win.

      
 

 

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No. 1 Kentucky rolls No. 21 North Carolina 84-70 (Yahoo Sports)

North Carolina's Marcus Paige, middle, looks for a teammate amid Kentucky defenders, from left, Aaron Harrison, Dakari Johnson, and Willie Cauley-Stein during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Kentucky won 84-70. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Moving gingerly on crutches and showing little emotion two days after sustaining a season-ending knee injury, soft-spoken Kentucky forward Alex Poythress didn’t hesitate when coach John Calipari asked him to lead the pregame remarks.


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No. 1 Kentucky rolls No. 21 North Carolina (Yahoo Sports)

Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein goes up to dunk during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game North Carolina, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Kentucky won 84-70. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Devin Booker and Willie Cauley-Stein each scored 15 points and top-ranked Kentucky shook off the shock of losing junior forward Alex Poythress by rolling past No. 21 North Carolina 84-70 on Saturday.


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Weekend tip-off: No. 18 North Carolina at No. 1 Kentucky highlights Saturday slate

Notre Dame also plays its ACC opener against Florida State

      
 

 

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Johnson leads No. 12 UNC past East Carolina 108-64 (Yahoo Sports)

North Carolina's Brice Johnson (11) grabs a rebound against East Carolina's Caleb White (2) and Terry Whisnant, rear, as North Carolina's Justin Jackson reaches at left during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. North Carolina won 108-64. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Brice Johnson had 19 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to help No. 12 North Carolina beat East Carolina 108-64 on Sunday.


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Coastal Carolina beats Auburn 58-54 (Yahoo Sports)

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Badou Diagne and Warren Gillis hit jumpers in the final minute and Coastal Carolina coach Cliff Ellis won in the first trip back to his former stomping grounds, 58-54 over Auburn on Friday night.

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