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How Tyler Zeller has gone from sleeper to keeper
Tyler Zeller, who was signed on September 11, has become the team’s starting center over Timofey Mozgov, a player who the Nets are paying $16 million per year. Zeller, 27, has also become one of the Nets’ key performers of late. Since November 24, a 10-game stretch, Zeller has put up 9.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and is shooting 65%, playing 20.7 minutes per game.
Carolina's Final Four Teams 10 Games In
15 of UNC’s 20 Final Four teams lost a game by this point in the season. The only ones that didn’t were in 1957, 1982, 1998, 2008 and 2009. Three of those clubs won national titles. But only two of the Tar Heels’ clubs to make the Final Four lost more than one game – 2000 and 2016. So, the current Heels at 9-1 are in line with 13 of the program’s Final Four teams.
UNC vs. Tennessee Preview
The Volunteers are one of the sharpest shooting teams from the perimeter in the country. Tennessee is converting 41.2 percent of its three-point attempts this season, good for 21st in the nation and first in the SEC. Sophomore guard Jordan Bowden has been unconscious from the outside, leading the SEC with a three-point field goal percentage of 59.3 percent.
North Carolina trying to flip Maryland OL Spencer Anderson
We’re a week away from the college football early signing period. Just this weekend, the Tar Heels had Maryland three-star commit Spencer Anderson on campus in an attempt to flip him. So, not only is Larry Fedora trying to sign his own recruits, like LB Dax Hollifield, OL William Barnes, DT Rick Sandidge, and RB Leddie Brown, he’s also going after everyone else’s too.
Harrison Barnes at ease with speaking up
Thursday was the third time that Harrison Barnes has been back at Oracle Arena since he became a member of the Dallas Mavericks, so we’re getting used to it. But it’s still worth remembering what he left behind. As well as what he took - a professionalism and leadership style that he learned while wearing a Warriors uniform.
Recapping championship round of high school football playoffs for Tar Heels’ class
Saturday brought the week all high school football players across the country hope to play in before their four years are up — state championship week. Across the state of North Carolina, the Tar Heels’ Class of 2018 was well represented among several of the state’s classifications with four commits who suited up Saturday, including one new face.
Carolina Coffee Shop stays on Franklin Street with help of UNC graduates and US Soccer Olympian
When a group of UNC graduates heard the Carolina Coffee Shop might have to close, they invested in the restaurant in the hopes of preserving a well-established staple on Franklin Street. This past summer, the Carolina Coffee Shop came under new ownership by a group of UNC graduate investors, including soccer Olympian Heather O’Reilly.
Years at N.C. A&T masterpiece of Rod Broadway's coaching career
Rod Broadway has driven the same SUV from Gainesville, Fla., to Chapel Hill to Durham to Grambling, La., and finally to Greensboro, where he is wrapping up his seventh season as the head football coach at N.C. A&T. He has found success at all those stops, and his teams are 126-45 in his 15 seasons as a head coach at N.C. Central, Grambling State and A&T.
Julius Peppers gets another shot at Packers’ Aaron Rodgers – finally
Julius Peppers, who returned for a second stint with the Panthers as a free agent last spring, will face Aaron Rodgers from the other sideline for the first time since that afternoon in 2013 at Soldier Field. After missing eight weeks while on injured reserve as he healed from a broken collarbone, Rodgers will start against Carolina at Bank of America Stadium.
Know Your Opponent: Tennessee
The Vols have the 18th-best defense in terms of KenPom efficiency thanks to ranking in the top 10 nationally in both block percentage and 2-point FG defense. Barnes' squad is also forcing a bunch of turnovers - UT forced 18 of them and held Purdue to 0.94 PPP in a 78-75 win in the Bahamas - while doing a nice job of protecting the ball on its end of the floor.