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Michael Jordan: The Everywhere Man
Former Chicago Bulls superstar Michael Jordan was named to the Forbes' billionaire list this week. In honor of the announcement, SI.com republished Jack McCallum's 1991 Sportsman of the Year essay on Jordan that originally appeared in an SI commemorative issue on Dec. 23, 1991.
Video: Celtics' Tyler Zeller makes spinning game-winning buzzer-beater against Jazz
The Jazz used the enormous Rudy Gobert to contest Marcus Smart‘s inbound, leaving the paint just open enough – with a recovering Gobert – for Tyler Zeller to find an opening. Credit Smart for making that tough pass, too.
North Carolina-Duke: Classic SI Photos
Considered one of the most intense rivalries in all of sports, two schools separated by eight miles and two shades of blue, the North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils men's basketball teams usually rank amongst the nation’s best when they meet. Here are some classic SI photos of the rivalry over the years.
Updated ACC Tournament Seeding Scenarios for UNC
With the win over Georgia Tech, UNC moves to 11-6 in ACC play and locks down no worse than 5th place in the ACC. The Tar Heels can still move up to the 4 seed but need some help. 4 seed scenario No. 1: UNC beats Duke, Louisville loses to Notre Dame and Virginia. UNC would finish 12-6 and in sole possession of fourth place.
Ranking college basketball's history of 30-0 teams
7. 1956-57 North Carolina Tar Heels. Went 32-0 and won the NCAA title. Maybe the most overlooked dominant team in the history of the sport. The Tar Heels, coached by Frank McGuire, are led by Lennie Rosenbluth's 28.0 points per game and Pete Brennan's 10.4 boards average (Rosenbluth's 895 points that season is still a school record). UNC took down Wilt Chamberlain and Kansas in the title game, a triple-overtime 54-53 burner.
Video: Berry, Pinson, Jackson Post Georgia Tech Interviews
UNC freshmen Joel Berry, Theo Pinson, and Justin Jackson talked to the media following the Tar Heel's win at Georgia Tech on Tuesday.
Joel Berry comes into his own at Georgia Tech
Sometimes the biggest things come in the smallest packages. Sometimes it appears as points. Other times it’s assists, or blocks, or any number of minute statistics that fail to capture the scope of a moment. Perhaps it’s something different entirely. Tuesday night, during the North Carolina men’s basketball team’s 81-49 demolition of Georgia Tech, it was all three from one player — Joel Berry.
Video: Roy Williams Post-Georgia Tech Press Conference
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams spoke to the media following the Tar Heels' 81-49 victory at Georgia Tech on Tuesday.
Lucas: Many Happy Returns
Theo Pinson missed plenty while injuring his foot at Wake Forest on Jan. 21. But at no point during the 11 games he missed did he forget how to count. Pinson’s sudden appearance in the closing minutes of Tuesday’s 81-49 victory over Georgia Tech was the game’s most unexpected highlight. Roy Williams had said on Monday he did not expect his freshman to play.
Freshmen Pace Tar Heels In Win Over Georgia Tech
While Theo Pinson made his return late in No. 19 North Carolina’s 81-49 win over Georgia Tech on Tuesday, it was his classmates – Joel Berry and Justin Jackson - that sparked an explosive run early in building an 18-point halftime lead. Neither Berry nor Jackson played much like freshmen at McCamish Pavilion as both attacked with confidence.
Tar Heels Scramble Past Yellow Jackets
No. 19 North Carolina routed Georgia Tech in their first meeting on Feb. 21 with a lethal display of offensive efficiency. The Tar Heels delivered a similar result through a different manner on Tuesday, scoring 25 points off 18 Yellow Jacket turnovers. The Yellow Jackets committed seven turnovers in their first 13 possessions in falling behind by seven points.
Roy Williams Post-Georgia Tech Quotes
After you beat Georgia Tech last time, your team had a letdown against N.C. State. How do you prevent that from happening again on Saturday? Roy Williams: "If we have a letdown this time, guys, we don’t have a frickin’ heart. Come on. You’re playing Duke and they beat us last time. It’s the greatest rivalry in all of college basketball. If we get beat, it won’t be because of a letdown."
UNC-Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
The 32-point win was UNC's largest win over the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta. It was UNC's largest overall win over Georgia Tech since a 92-55 win on Jan. 24, 1987, in Chapel Hill. Marcus Paige had a career high 6 steals and hit his 200th career three-pointer. It was the first time all season that the only Tar Heels in double figures were freshmen—15 by Joel Berry II and 13 by Justin Jackson.
Recap & Analysis: UNC 81, Georgia Tech 49
It is unclear how many conclusions can be drawn from this game. Joel Berry has played well in the past two games and is the first guard off the bench ahead of Nate Britt. If his outside shot and overall play is finally clicking it could be a huge boost to an offense that sorely needs perimeter scoring. Likewise, Theo Pinson's return could be a catalyst providing he can give Roy Williams meaningful minutes.
Video: UNC-Georgia Tech Game Highlights
Joel Berry II scores a career-high 15 points to power the No. 19 Tar Heels past Georgia Tech in Atlanta, 81-49, on March 3rd, 2015.