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Tar Heels refreshed for next stretch
North Carolina took a short break and now it becomes busy. A game Wednesday night against Monmouth begins a three-game stretch in seven nights, with the latter two Atlantic Coast Conference road assignments. After a week off, the Tar Heels are counting on a refreshed approach. “I think this break gives us time to get some rest,” guard Joel Berry said.
UNC vs. Monmouth Preview
No. 9 North Carolina wraps up its nonconference slate when King Rice’s Monmouth squad comes to town for a holiday matchup on Wednesday. The game tips at 7 p.m. at the Smith Center and will air on ESPNU. The Hawks have won nine straight after dropping games at South Carolina (70-69, OT) and Syracuse (71-50) in the first week of the season.
Carolina Insider Podcast: Sun Bowl & ACC Basketball
Take a break from your post-Christmas and pre-New Years schedule with the Carolina Insider podcast. In the latest episode, Jones Angell and Adam Lucas preview the Sun Bowl, speak to the mayor of El Paso, Texas, and look ahead to Saturday's start of ACC basketball play at Georgia Tech. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas.
The Blueprint of a Great Carolina Offense
The 2009 version of UNC looked exceedingly similar to the modern-day version—at least the first 13 games of it. And that’s the caveat: I’m comparing whole-season numbers in 2009 (including an entire ACC campaign and a dominant six-game run through the NCAA Tournament) to non-conference numbers in 2016-17. We'll see how the comparison holds up.
McGuire's Miracle Documentary In Production
It is with pleasure that FilmNC Capital Management, LLC announces the development and production of McGuire's Miracle, a feature-length film centered around the miraculous events and colorful characters that fueled one of the most storied collegiate sports seasons ever — that of the undefeated 1957 UNC national champion men's basketball team.
Relationship between King Rice, Roy Williams stands test of time
On Wednesday, King Rice will square off against one of his mentors, Roy Williams, when Monmouth plays seventh-ranked UNC. Thirteen years ago, Williams did everything he could to help Rice get a coaching gig. In 2003, Rice was living in Los Angeles but was out of the college game at the time when he decided it was time to get back in. He knew who he was reaching out to first.
Brice Johnson Progressing in Injury Rehab
Los Angeles Clippers rookie Brice Johnson has increased his on-court work of late, but remains without a target date for a returns. The first-round pick has been sidelined since training camp with a herniated disc in his lower back, but has since resumed running and shooting and could add more activities to his ledger in the coming days.
On eve of conference play, ACC basketball race figures to be photo finish
North Carolina, Duke, Virginia and Louisville were the chalk choices to sit atop ACC basketball this season. The league has produced an outright regular-season winner five years running, but as of Tuesday, Ken Pomeroy’s website, projected a four-way cluster at 13-5 among UNC, Duke, Virginia and Louisville, three games clear of Clemson and Notre Dame.
Kenny Smith on George Karl: ‘I thought he crossed the line’
Former Houston Rockets point guard and TNT studio analyst Kenny “The Jet” Smith had a strong take on George Karl and the consequences of his new book Furious George where he dished out plenty of blame on his former Denver Nuggets players Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith, and Kenyon Martin.
Tar Heels Ready For Next Wave Of Challenges
ACC play is almost here for UNC. The Tar Heels host Monmouth on Wednesday and then it’s road games at Georgia Tech on New Year’s Eve and at dangerous Clemson on Jan. 3 in the first week of conference play. UNC’s next non-ACC game after that will be the opening game of the NCAA Tournament. “I think we’re in a great position,” Kennedy Meeks said.
King Rice & Monmouth Visit Smith Center On Wednesday
North Carolina concludes regular-season non-conference play against Monmouth on 12/28 at 7 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center. Monmouth head coach King Rice played at UNC from 1987-91 and was a tri-captain and starting point guard on the 1991 team that won the ACC Tournament title and NCAA East Regional and played in the Final Four.
Isaiah Hicks grades monster dunk modestly
Just when it looked like it would be a routine dismantling of an opponent in the second half of a game last week for nationally ranked North Carolina, Isaiah Hicks brought some noise. It came with a thunderous dunk that gave the Tar Heels’ 85-42 trouncing of Northern Iowa a signature highlight from the Smith Center. “It was executing what they gave us,” Hicks said.
More on 3-Point Shooting: The ’09 Heels vs. The Current Heels
Earlier today, I posted some data on the 3-point shooting tendencies of the 2016-17 Tar Heels. Writing that article got me to thinking about the 2008-09 national championship Heels (mainly how they compared as a transition 3-point-shooting team) so, after doing a little digging through my old stats, I decided to share my findings.
Joel Berry Looks Ahead
The Holidays are a busy time for people. The Carolina basketball team is no different. With six games between finals and the start of the spring semester, the Heels do not get much time off. But Joel Berry says the short time they are given can be very beneficial.
Jerry Stackhouse says “dream job” is UNC
North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams is still a few years removed from retiring as the coach. Many have speculated who will replace Williams when that time comes as UNC usually likes to keep it in the family. One former player is already throwing his name into the ring. Former UNC star Jerry Stackhouse was at the Dean Dome with the Raptors 905, Toronto’s D-League affiliate.