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WEDNESDAY" 11:53 p.m. -- Durham -- No. 3 North Carolina rallied in the second half to beat No. 6 Duke 101-87 tonight at Cameron Indoor. For Tar Heels Danny Green and Tyler Hansbrough" tonight capped off a four-game winning streak on Coach K Court.
At halftime of North Carolina's drubbing of Virginia on Saturday afternoon UNC honored hall-of-fame players and coaches at halftime. But the greatest among them was the smallest.
The Tar Heels and the Cavaliers faced off Saturday afternoon in the Dean Dome. After a low-scoring first half" the Heels pulled away with a final score of 76-61.
In basketball every action begins with a player's foot. It's the base of support for all of his movements and it's the first body part to greet the hardwood each time a player jumps.
North Carolina scored on fast breaks. They scored ugly and pretty after made and missed baskets on layups lots of dunks and a seemingly endless amount of 3-pointers.
10: 45 p.m. TUESDAY FEB. 3 2009 -- Marcus Ginyard and Will Graves will miss the remainder of the 2008-09 season coach Roy Williams announced in a postgame press conference Tuesday.
When North Carolina senior forward Mike Copeland entered Saturday's game against N.C. State with barely any time remaining and the Tar Heels up double-digits it seemed like a routine garbage-time appearance.
RALEIGH — If North Carolina was looking for a blueprint in offensive production from its starting five Saturday's scoresheet just might be worth keeping around. Balance was the key word in UNC's 93-76 victory against rival N.C. State at the RBC Center.
It's hard to find something about this edition of the No. 4 North Carolina Tar Heels that isn't the envy of the rest of college basketball. One of the nation's top starting fives the reigning national player of the year and an offense explosive enough to fluster the most veteran of scorekeepers. Any coach would kill to be the caretaker of that kind of talent.
TALLAHASSEE Fla. — In the final seconds Florida State was prepared for Tyler Hansbrough — they just weren't prepared for what came next. That would be the lightning strike that was Ty Lawson's 60-foot drive and buzzer-beating floater — a drive that started with only 3.2 seconds left and gave No. 6 North Carolina an 80-77 win against the Seminoles.
Bobby Frasor is a changed man. Not by choice mind you. But there's no denying that the senior is not the same player who stepped in as a McDonald's All-America freshman point guard and led a no-expectations North Carolina team to a 12-4 ACC record and No. 3 NCAA Tournament seed.
CHARLOTTESVILLE Va. — No. 13 Virginia edged No. 14 North Carolina 156-144 in collegiate dual meet men's swimming Saturday afternoon. Each team won seven of 14 individual events but the defending ACC champion Cavaliers prevailed by winning both relays and outscoring the Tar Heels by 14 points in those two events.
It probably wasn't the thunderous dunk that Deon Thompson had intended when Ty Lawson found him early in the second half on the break. But even though it clanged off the front rim bounced again on the side rim and then kissed off the backboard it still counted as two points. And even though it took a while to get going Thompson came out on top in the battle against Clemson's physical forward Trevor Booker.
Tonight college basketball's longest road losing streak gets tested once again as No. 10 Clemson travels to Chapel Hill for the 54th time to take on fifth-ranked North Carolina. This time the Tigers might just have their best shot at getting a win in Chapel Hill — and putting their 0-53 road record against the Tar Heels behind them.