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College Basketball

Obama picks Duke to make Final Four

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March Madness is back at the White House, and President Barack Obama is picking the top seeds to advance to the Final Four. Full story...
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2 former New Hanover County residents win on opening day of NCAA Basketball Tournament

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Eddie Biedenbach used to be a permanent resident at Wrightsville Beach. The UNC Asheville head basketball coach occasionally pops in for a coastal visit during the off season. Brad Brownell used to call Wilmington home. Brownell now coaches Clemson. Interestingly enough, UNC Asheville and Clemson were the only two winning teams on Tuesday night in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Full story...
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Sidney Lowe resigns after 5 seasons in Raleigh

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Sidney Lowe helped NC State win a national championship in 1983, but he couldn't win enough games as head coach of NC State to keep the Wolfpack nation happy. Full story...
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Duke, UNC advance to ACC finals

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The Tar Heels needed a miraculous finish to win Friday. They got it against Miami. Saturday UNC made another come from behind victory to beat Clemson. The win moves the Tar Heels into Sunday's ACC championship game, where they'll take on archrival Duke. Full story...
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Day two of ACC Tournament starts out with a bang, finishes with an even bigger bang

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It's going to be hard to beat Friday's action from the ACC Tournament. UNC won at the buzzer, but the UNC-Miami game wasn't the only game to go down to the wire. On a side note, former UNCW coach Brad Brownell didn't have any problem picking up a win in his first ACC Tournament. Full story...
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CFCC heads to national basketball tournament

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video College basketball teams from the state of North Carolina have a rich history of success, but there's never been a team from the Tar Heel State to play in the championship game of the National Junior College Tournament. Cape Fear Community College hopes to change that next week. Full story...
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PROGRAMMING NOTE: News, ACC hoops in primetime tonight

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Do you love watching WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 11, but find it hard to keep your eyes open for it? Tonight's your lucky night. Full story...
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Duke's Nolan Smith named ACC player of year... UNC's Roy Williams named coach of the year

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The ACC Tournament won't begin until Thursday, but it is time to pass out the hardware for regular season recognition. Full story...
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Region X Champs !! Cape Fear Community College is headed back to Kansas for national basketball tournament

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Cape Fear CC earned an invitation to the national junior college basketball tournament in 2009. After a one year hiatus, they're coming back... and looking to make more than a splash. Full story...
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Tar Heels earn ACC basketball crown

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Other than diehard UNC fans not many people predicted North Carolina as the regular season champion of the ACC this season. It's true though. The Heels beat Duke in the regular season finale to earn the top seed in next week's ACC Tournament. Full story...
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Larry Drew says adios to the Tar Heels

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The North Carolina Tar Heels are losing one of their main contributors. Larry Drew is leaving Chapel Hill in the middle of the college basketball season after being moved to the bench. Full story...
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Jordan's son turns heads for Central Florida hoops

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Marcus Jordan has never shied away from being the son of NBA great Michael Jordan. Now the sophomore guard is finding his own identity at Central Florida. Full story...
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UNCW names Hall of Fame player Cynthia Cooper-Dyke as the new women's basketball coach

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video Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is one of the best players in the history of women's college basketball. Monday UNC Wilmington named Cooper-Dyke as the new women's head basketball coach. She turned Prairie View into a winner. Can she do the same thing in Wilmington? Full story...
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Moss out at UNCW

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Benny Moss is out as UNCW's men's basketball coach. Assistant coach Brooks Lee will serve as interim head coach for the rest of the season. Full story...
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Homecoming for Wake Forest center as they beat UNCW Wednesday night

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videoIt was a big game at Trask Coliseum as UNCW hosted Wake Forest Wednesday night. Unfortunately, Wake spoiled the party with an 80-69 win over the Seahawks. Former New Hanover Wildcat Ty Walker played a few minutes for the Demon Deacons. Full story...
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