Pro Day at North Carolina is the football equivalent of graduation — football players who played at North Carolina work out at an official UNC event for the last time in their collegiate careers.
NEWARK, N.J. – Minutes after losing 76-69 to Kentucky with a spot in the Final Four on the line, the last thing North Carolina’s players wanted to do was talk.
NEWARK, N.J. – North Carolina trails 38-30 at halftime of its Elite Eight matchup against Kentucky in the Prudential Center. The Tar Heels struggled both with fouls and ineffective offense in the first half. John Henson picked up his third personal foul with 6:39 left in the half, and UNC coach Roy Williams was forced to sit him for the remainder of the half.
Just before North Carolina’s 81-63 Sweet 16 win against Marquette, the Tar Heel players had heard enough. Many of the pundits had been saying all week that the Tar Heels (29-7) had little chance of advancing very far if they continued to play the defense they played in Charlotte in the first two games.
NEWARK, N.J. – North Carolina is running away from Marquette in its Sweet 16 matchup, 40-15 after the first half of play. After taking a 10-8 lead, the Golden Eagles struggled to create anything, allowing the Tar Heels to make a 22-2 run to take a stranglehold on the game. For the half, Marquette shot 6-for-30 from the field, good for 20 percent.
Marquette’s program prides itself on being a testament to the power of perseverance.
For the first 57 minutes of their 12-7 win against Dartmouth, it looked like a game the North Carolina men’s lacrosse attackers would soon forget. The Tar Heels had to fight tooth-and-nail to scratch out a two-goal advantage with 13:12 left. With less than three minutes left, the Tar Heel offense underwent nothing short of an offensive explosion, giving UNC four goals in the game’s dying minutes. “We started listening to our coaching,” junior Jimmy Dunster said.
CHARLOTTE — John Henson does not always use his length for the benefit of his teammates, but he did in the last 7.4 seconds of North Carolina’s 86-83 third-round win against the Washington Huskies.
CHARLOTTE — The North Carolina men’s basketball team is trailing 45-44 at halftime of their third round matchup against the Washington Huskies at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Tar Heels struggled out of the gate, falling behind by as many as 11 to the Huskies before storming back. UNC has been paced by Harrison Barnes, who has scored 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting.
CHARLOTTE — With 5:01 left in the first half of the North Carolina second round 102-87 win against Long Island University, the Tar Heels faced a test after absorbing a 9-0 Long Island University run. Tied 33-33, the Washington and Georgia fan contigents began to swing their alliegences to the plucky Blackbirds, sensing that the No. 15 seed could potentially make each respective school’s trip to the Sweet 16 a little easier. All this managed to turn what was presumed to be a pro-UNC crowd against the Tar Heels.
Sports Editor Jonathan Jones and Senior Writer Louie Horvath discuss UNC’s win over Marquette on Friday and preview Sunday’s Elite Eight matchup against Kentucky.
Daily Tar Heel Sports Editor Jonathan Jones and senior writer Louie Horvath take a look back at North Carolina men’s basketball’s road to the Sweet 16 and preview the team’s upcoming Sweet 16 game against 11th-seeded Marquette.
Dexter Strickland has been playing on a faulty knee for the past few weeks, UNC coach Roy Williams said at a press conference Wednesday. Strickland, who will still play in the NCAA tournament, has had an unspecified knee problem for the past few weeks. “I haven’t talked to the doctors or anything, but that kid is fighting a lot of things right now,” Williams said.
CHAMPAIGN, ILL – The North Carolina Tar Heels will be facing their first true road game of the young season. For Harrison Barnes, it is a homecoming of sorts. Barnes admitted after the College of Charleston game that he had been deluged with ticket requests from friends and family.
North Carolina’s football program announced on Monday that the game against East Carolina would be at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 2nd. The game is the next home contest for the Tar Heels, and also the ensuing week after this Saturday’s game against Rutgers. The press release says that the game will be streamed by espn3.com.
North Carolina defensive end Robert Quinn said Tuesday that he is not involved with the possible academic misconduct between student-athletes and a former UNC mentor who was also employed by the Butch Davis family. “I mean, I’ve worked with her, but I don’t have anything to do with that,” Quinn said.
In his opening statement to the media after Thursday’s morning practice, North Carolina football coach Butch Davis disclosed that freshman defensive tackle Brandon Willis has decided to transfer from the University.