GLENDALE, ARIZ. — Redemption. Finally, sweet, sweet redemption.
GLENDALE, ARIZ. — The seniors on this North Carolina men’s basketball team, like all those who have come before then, say they don’t talk about it.
GLENDALE, ARIZ. — Everything was hitting Kennedy Meeks at once: the sweat droplets splashing his cheeks, the stray shouts and steady boos from a green-and-yellow-clad army of Oregon fans inside University of Phoenix Stadium — but maybe more than anything else, the magnitude of this moment.
GLENDALE, ARIZ. — There’s big, and then there’s these two.
GLENDALE, ARIZ. — Early Saturday morning, somewhere in the Kimpton Hotel Palamar Phoenix Cityscape, Kennedy Meeks rolled over in bed.
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Rewind back to that moment: How, in the midst of a funnel of navy blue shirts and with an entire orchestra of boos serenading the North Carolina men’s basketball team, the most unlikely of players found himself with the ball.
MEMPHIS — The checklist is lengthy, of everything the North Carolina men’s basketball team brings on its road trips: Kennedy Meeks’ favorite pair of UGG boots, for instance, or Nate Britt’s extra earrings. They’re frills, sure, but anything to make a hotel room feel more like home. It makes sense, then, that Joel Berry and Theo Pinson would bring their own piece of home whenever the team travels.
MEMPHIS — They announced his arrival in grandiose fashion, making a marvel of his entrance after his marvel of a performance. Or, something like that. Sort of.
Think about everything going on in that moment: siren blaring, thousands of butts rising all at once out of thousands of seats, a parade of pom-poms ruffling on the sidelines — and yet, the most important thing was a teensy, tiny little poke.
At halftime of Wednesday night’s contest against No. 15 Nebraska, the North Carolina women’s basketball team leads 40-30. After going up 2-0 early in the game, No.
DTH caught up with prized UNC running back commit Elijah Hood, a Charlotte native. Hood talks UNC, his strengths as a player and his thoughts about the Tar Heels’ performance against Miami on Thursday night.