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Heels raise expectations

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Has it been the coaching? A senior's leadership? The rapid maturation of the freshmen? Or the exploits of one particularly beast-like rookie? David Noel believes something bigger might be at work in the surprise ascent of 10th-ranked North Carolina. Or, at least he did in Saturday's upset victory at then-No. 1 Duke. "It's destined for us to win," Noel thought when freshman Tyler Hansbrough -- the beastly one -- swished a 3-pointer in the final minutes. (Greensboro News & Record)

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