UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 81-90
90. Marvin Williams was arguably the final piece that made UNC’s '05 title run possible. As a stretch big, he made 85% of his free throws and 43% of his 3s in his only year at UNC. In addition to his smooth shooting stroke, “it happen(ed) sometimes that (Marvin) dunk(ed) on people.”; 89. Serge Zwikker’s breakthrough moment came as a sophomore in the ’95 NCAAT.
The Primary Break: UNC-UVa. Quick Takes
Justin Jackson scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half. On the night, he moved past Brendan Haywood and Deon Thompson into 34th place on the all-time scoring list with 1,415 points. Kennedy Meeks had a huge 13-point, 7-rebound second half. He also blocked three shots in the game to move past Serge Zwikker into 13th place on UNC’s all-time list with 134.
Serge Zwikker “Teared Up” After Receiving $200 Check From Dean Smith
Former center Serge Zwikker, who played for the Tar Heels from 1993-1997, reportedly had a strong reaction to the gesture. ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports that Zwikker “teared up” after receiving the letter and claimed he’d never cash it.
Lucas: How 0-3 Happened
Let's just get this out of the way: Vince Carter, Antawn Jamison and Ed Cota are not on this year's Carolina team. Neither are Ademola Okulaja, Serge Zwikker or Shammond Williams. Those may be some popular names around Chapel Hill this week, because that group formed the core of the 1997 Tar Heels--otherwise known as the only other team in program history to start 0-3 in the ACC.
Lucas: Carolina Basketball Notebook
Hubert Davis recently taught a history class to sophomore center Joel James. The subject: the 1993 Tar Heels. The Tar Heel assistant obtained a copy of the UNC-Michigan national championship game for James to watch. "They had three seven-footers on that team," James said of the squad that included Eric Montross, Matt Wenstrom, Kevin Salvadori and Serge Zwikker.
Tar Heels Celebrate a Century
When Dewey Burke fed Serge Zwikker for the game-winning layup Friday night at the Smith Center, it seemed a fitting way to conclude North Carolina’s Celebration of a Century Alumni Game. A former walk-on and former starter. A decade in age apart. Teaming for the same goal: victory. “That was a great, great ending,’’ current coach Roy Williams said after the Blue team beat White, 71-70. “Guys, that’s what North Carolina basketball is all about.”