June 29, 2017
Carolina finished fifth in the 2016-17 Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, the Tar Heels’ 11th top five and 20th top 10 finish in the 24-year history of the award. It marks the 18th time UNC is...Read More
May 5, 2017
Nobody would say the Heels played their best ball in the finals — and nobody doubted their determination to add their mark to a timeless tradition. by Tim Crothers ’86 What if Michael Jordan missed? I watched the 1982 championship...Read More
When Argentina beat the United States in the semifinals Friday, the U.S. Men’s Basketball Team lost any chance for gold.
The Argentinians led by five points at halftime, and widened that lead to 13 points by the end of the third quarter. The Americans closed the gap slightly but the game ended 89-81 in Argentina’s favor. The era of American dominance on the Olympic stage was over.
The USA had won the basketball gold medal at the previous three editions of the Olympic Games and many believed a fourth consecutive gold was a foregone conclusion.