Tar Heels Today: Berry's kind gesture, Hollins heads to the Super Bowl, recruiting notes, & more
Joel Berry makes a young fan's day, Roy Williams does not make a scheduled recruiting trip, Chase Rice performs for NHL fans, Wayne Ellington is hot for the Heat, Sunday's UNC results and more in Tar Heels Today.
UNC-Boston College Postgame Notes
The Tar Heels out-rebounded the Eagles, 58-23. Cameron Johnson had his second career double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds and added five assists. Luke May's career highs in points (32) and rebounds (18) was the 23rd 30-point game by a Tar Heel in the 33-year history of the Smith Center. Joel Berry II passed Dennis Wuycik for 33rd in UNC scoring (1477 points).
The Primary Break: UNC-Pitt Quick Takes
Kennedy Meeks had his 10th double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds. He moved past Eric Montross into ninth place on UNC’s all-time rebounding list with 949. Justin Jackson’s 23 points moved him past Shammond Williams and Jason Capel into 32nd place in UNC history. He has 1,459 now; Dennis Wuycik’s next on the list with 1,469.
UNC-Tulane Postgame Notes
Carolina shot 50 percent from the field (36 of 72). That is the fourth straight game and seventh time in 10 games this year UNC has shot 50 percent or better. Four different Tar Heels either set or tied their career highs in assists. Marcus Paige moved out of a tie with Dennis Wuycik for 29th place in UNC career scoring. Paige now has 1485 points. Wuycik had 1469. Donald Williams is 28th with 1492.
UNC-Long Island Postgame Notes
Tyler Zeller (32) and John Henson (28) both set career scoring highs in tonight's game. It was the first time two Tar Heels scored 25 or more points in an NCAA Tournament game since the 1972 Final Four, when Robert McAdoo (30) and Dennis Wuycik (27) accomplished that against Louisville in the third-place game.
Ex-UNC player goes from post to pulpit
It was 38 years ago, in the 1971 NIT, and North Carolina's hobbling Tar Heels needed a boost from their bench. When standout forward Dennis Wuycik went down with a knee injury in the first round of the basketball tournament, coach Dean Smith summoned the team's sixth man, senior Dave Chadwick. The 6-foot-7 forward answered his coach's call.