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Know Your Opponent: Florida State
Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton is closing in on the all-time wins record at FSU, with the Gastonia, North Carolina, native needing just eight more victories to pass J.K. Kennedy for the top spot. He may have to wait one more season to get there however, as he brings one of the weaker teams of his 13-year tenure to Chapel Hill Saturday afternoon.
Tar Heels Dealing With Multiple Injuries
Theo Pinson broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot. He is out versus FSU and presumably for the foreseeable future. Roy Williams said they were "evaluating all the options" Nate Britt received 15 stitches in his mouth after suffering a laceration at the conclusion of Tar Heels' win over Wake Forest on Wednesday. He will not practice today and is considered questionable for Saturday.
Roy Williams Utilizing Multiple Zone Options
No. 15 North Carolina’s zone arsenal has complemented Roy Williams’s base man-to-man over the past two seasons, including a heavy dose of the 2-3 in Wednesday’s win over Wake Forest. Williams switched to the 2-3 zone after Marcus Paige, Kennedy Meeks and J.P. Tokoto had all accumulated three fouls each less than a minute into the second half of 87-71 win over the Demon Deacons.
Spurs Guard Danny Green Pays Subtle, Touching Tribute To Stuart Scott
San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Danny Green paid a subtle but touching tribute to the late Stuart Scott during a game against the Chicago Bulls Thursday night. Green wore a pair of custom-made shoes -- one of which was emblazoned with the word “Stu,” the other with the word “Booyah,” a trademark phrase of Scott’s during his time as a SportsCenter anchor.
Marvin Williams: The Graduate
Whether aboard the team plane, at the hotel pre-game – or in the summer classroom in Chapel Hill - Marvin Williams was working to finish something he started in 2004. In December, those consistent efforts were rewarded. Williams is now a graduate of the University of North Carolina. Recently, he took time out of his schedule to discuss the journey and the rewards.
Montay Brandon, FSU men’s basketball team ready to face North Carolina
Florida State junior forward Montay Brandon had a steal, a block and three rebounds the first time he played against North Carolina at the Dean E. Smith Center during his freshman season. He also missed all three of the shots he took.
North Carolina's Brice Johnson still out to make believers
Brice Johnson is arguably the most maddeningly frustrating player on the Heels roster. His talent and potential come through with every jump hook that swishes through the net, but his lack of focus can show on the ensuing trip down the floor. The simple key for him staying productive is for him to stay fighting for position on the blocks. Sounds easy, right? For reasons Johnson can't entirely answer, it is not.
From superstar to sub: The unlikely longevity of Vince Carter
The smile is still there, that big toothy grin Vince Carter debuted to an NBA audience in 1999, with Toronto. It’s the patches of grey whiskers flecked around it that declare the passage of time. The athleticism is still around, too, that same burst that turned the Grizzlies forward into one of the game’s most feared dunkers. These days, Carter is just more judicious about calling on it.
Video: Tar Heel Take - Louisville
Join Kylie McCoy and Avery Trendel behind the scenes of UNC’s thrilling last-second victory over Louisville.
Danny Green putting himself in class of his own among Spurs 3-point shooters
You’d be hard-pressed to find a steadier long-range shooter than Danny Green. The sixth-year pro surpassed 100 3s on the season earlier this week, tying Michael Finley as the only player in franchise history to reach that threshold in four consecutive seasons. (Manu Ginobili also has four seasons with at least 100 3s, but scattered over five years.)
Lakers’ Wayne Ellington will have bigger role with Kobe Bryant out
With Kobe Bryant sitting in eight of the past 15 games to rest his 36-year-old body, Ellington has started in his place. Ellington has averaged 10.4 points on 41.2 percent shooting in 28.6 minutes as a starter. “A lot of guys get in different situations where they know they’re starting and they think, ‘I have to go crazy.’ That’s where they mess up,” Ellington said. “I just try to still play my game."
Former West Forsyth star relishes playing on UNC’s JV team
Toiling away on the North Carolina junior-varsity basketball team isn’t for everybody. Toby Egbuna, a junior from Clemmons, says he does it for a lot of reasons — but the main one is the love of the game. “I’ve been playing basketball since I was 8 years old and I’ll be playing after I graduate because it’s a great game,” Egbuna said before Sunday’s game against the Guilford College JV team
March 19, 1995: Michael Jordan returns to the game of basketball
After 21 months away from the game he loved more than anything, Michael Jordan, at age 32, told the world … “I’m back.” March 19, 1995 signaled the return of the world’s greatest athlete to his rightful domain. Michael Jordan would return to the NBA hardwood for the first time since his retirement in October before the 1993-1994 season began.
Tar Heels In The NBA Update
There are currently 19 former Tar Heel players onNBA rosters, two more than the 17 on opening day rosters nearly three months ago. New Sun Brandan Wright got a Tar Heel teammate when Phoenix acquired Reggie Bullock. The three-team trade involved two Blue Devils and a Tar Heel, with Shavlik Randolph going from the Suns to the Celtics and the Clippers receiving Austin Rivers.
Video: Roy Williams Post-Wake Forest Press Conference
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams spoke with the media after the Tar Heels shot more than 60% from the field in an 87-71 win against Wake Forest in Winston-Salem.