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Tar Heels could climb higher for bye
North Carolina still has a shot at claiming a top-four seed for next week’s ACC Tournament, a final top-four slot that will otherwise go to Louisville. The Tar Heels are guaranteed a bye through the first day, but the so-called double-bye is only earned by four teams. “If you get it, I think it’s important,” Roy Williams said of one of the four teams with byes into the quarterfinals.
Former Kansas senator initiates Topeka High scholarship fund to honor Dean Smith
Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker, a high school classmate of the late college basketball coaching legend Dean Smith, has established a scholarship fund to honor Smith’s memory at the Topeka Community Foundation. That foundation announced Monday that fundraising had begun to finance the scholarship or scholarships to be given to a Trojan or Lady Trojan athlete who is interested in playing in college.
Tar Heels Head To Atlanta For Final Road Game
North Carolina will play its final road game of the season and face Georgia Tech for the second time in two weeks when the Tar Heels meet the Yellow Jackets on Tuesday night in Atlanta. ESPNU will televise the game nationally, and Tom Hart (play-by-play) and Len Elmore (analyst) will call the action. Tipoff is set for just after 7 p.m.
Georgia Tech hosts North Carolina on senior night
The three seniors on the Georgia Tech basketball team get one more chance Tuesday to walk onto the court at McCamish Pavilion. It’s sure to be an emotional event, as senior night typically is. But will that be enough against a team like North Carolina? Georgia Tech (12-17, 3-14 ACC) remembers the Tar Heels well.
Georgia Tech wary of Marcus Paige
The reason freshman reserve Joel Berry was the first player off UNC’s bench to relieve starting point guard Marcus Paige on Saturday was because he’d been playing better ball than Nate BrittI, UNC coach Roy Williams said Monday. Britt, who had one assist against Miami, played four minutes and didn’t attempt any shots. He averages nearly 17 minutes a game.
Roy Williams Monday Teleconference Quotes
Roy Williams spoke with the media in the ACC teleconference on Monday. In the discussion he touched on the ACC tournament, the addition of new walk-on player Spenser Dalton, and the status of injured freshman Theo Pinson. "I don't expect to have [Pinson] back. Yesterday's practice was the first live thing that he has done. I don't foresee him playing tomorrow night."
Tale of the Tape: UNC vs Georgia Tech
UNC will face Georgia Tech for the second time in just eleven days. That makes our regular peek at the numbers a bit redundant except UNC has seen some shifts in the efficiency ratings since February 21st. UNC 89-60 win over Georgia Tech in Chapel Hill was UNC's third best offensive efficiency of the season including a season best eFG% of 66.4. Since then the Tar Heel offense has sputtered.
Hornets’ P.J. Hairston misses weights, sits
Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston was inactive for Sunday’s game against Orlando after missing a weight-training session. Two sources confirmed Hairston missed his weights obligation. It’s the latest in a series of transgressions large and small in Hairston’s rookie season.
Carolina Heads To ‘Hotlanta’ To Face Georgia Tech
The No. 19 North Carolina men’s basketball team, 20-9 overall and 10-6 in ACC play, travels to Atlanta Tuesday night for a rematch with Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets, 12-17 overall with a 3-14 mark in the league, will be hoping to sting the Tar Heels and knock them out of a potential No. 4 seed in next week’s ACC Tournament. UNC’s final road game of the season figures to be a manageable one.
Previewing Georgia Tech
No. 19 North Carolina and Georgia Tech will square off for the second time in 11 days on Tuesday. Tip-off at McCamish Pavilion is set for 7pm and will be aired on ESPNU. Since losing to the Tar Heels less than two weeks ago, head coach Brian Gregory’s squad let a double-digit second-half lead slip away at home against Louisville before falling at Clemson, 70-63, in overtime.
North Carolina Ranked 19th In Both Basketball Polls
North Carolina fell four spots to No. 19 in this week's Associated Press top 25 poll and dropped one spot to No. 19 in this week's ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, released on Monday. Carolina is ranked in the AP poll for the 21st week in a row, including all 17 polls in 2014-15. UNC was ranked in the final four polls of last season.
Brice Johnson and JP Tokoto combine for seven dunks in win over Miami
It comes too naturally to Brice Johnson for him to fully appreciate its significance. Don’t think he doesn’t enjoy it — he’d be crazy not to — but maybe his vantage point prohibits him from witnessing the impact it can have. Maybe the best vantage point is courtside, where North Carolina play-by-play announcer Jones Angell sits.
Know Your Opponent: Georgia Tech
Ten days after the Tar Heels delivered their most complete performance of the year against the Yellow Jackets in an 89-60 thumping, Carolina and Georgia Tech will run it back in Atlanta Tuesday night. For Tech, it's been more of the same in the two games since the trip to Chapel Hill - two single-digit losses in two distinct, yet still gut-wrenching, forms.
Michael Jordan's estimated worth: $1 billion
Michael Jordan can be found near the top of seemingly every list that mentions his name. He's not close to the top of a new one, but he'll probably be just fine with that. Forbes magazine revealed its 29th annual World's Billionaires List and Jordan made the cut for the first time. With an estimated net worth of $1 billion, Jordan qualifies as the 1,741st richest person in the world, the magazine said.
Scenarios for UNC's ACC Tournament Seeding
UNC has been eliminated from grabbing a seed higher than fourth. The Tar Heels are mathematically eliminated from catching either Virginia or Duke in terms of ACC record. There is a scenario that has UNC tied at 12-6 with Louisville and Notre Dame but the Tar Heels cannot get the #3 seed if that happens which will we explore below.