Picked to ?nish last in conference
Picked to ?nish last in conference
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Tipping the scales at 210 pounds, John Henson will be one of the lightest big men in college basketball this season. He’ll also be among those who have packed on the most pounds since 2009. At this time a year ago, Henson’s toothpick-like, 6-foot-10 frame was reinforced by a mere 190 pounds — just 10 pounds heavier than Tar Heel point guard Larry Drew II. As a result, Henson rarely ventured into the low post offensively, instead relying on his length and athleticism to slash for scores from the perimeter.
Boston College finished last season eighth in the ACC standings and ninth in scoring offense, scoring defense and turnover margin. This year’s squad has a new coach and virtually the same roster as the team that went 15-16 in 2009-10, but the Eagles are the odds-on favorites to lead the league in optimism.
With the help of Derrick Favors and Gani Lawal, Georgia Tech streaked through the ACC tournament last year, falling just four points short of taking down eventual NCAA champion Duke in the tournament final. As a No.
Projected on white sheets dangling from the ceiling of the Smith Center on Friday, shadowy images of the North Carolina men’s basketball team preceded player introductions at Late Night with Roy. And to whom did the Tar Heels turn but highly anticipated newcomer Harrison Barnes to lead this year’s squad out of the shadows and onto the court.
Early in Friday night’s “Blue vs.
The most memorable moment in Roy Williams’ life was not when he hoisted the 2005 National Championship trophy in St. Louis. Nor was it when he held the 2009 National Championship trophy in Detroit. Rather, he stated it occurred one morning when he was quoted in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times about agents.
North Carolina wingman Will Graves was dismissed from the men’s basketball team Thursday after failing to comply with team rules, coach Roy Williams said in a statement released by the UNC athletic department. The nature of Graves’ failure to comply will likely remain unknown, as the team’s policy restricts it from discussing the specifics of rule violations.
Three legends of North Carolina basketball are all in accord when it comes to one thing — they wouldn’t be where they are today without Dean Smith. The Hall of Fame basketball coach has “progressive neurocognitive disorder” according to a letter from his family that was released Saturday.
When highly touted high school recruit Ed Davis entered UNC in 2008, he was the Tar Heels’ sixth man for most of the national championship season. Now entering his rookie season in the NBA, Davis may be a go-to player.
Ed Davis isn’t the only former Tar Heel that may need a passport. After being selected by the Toronto Raptors as the 13th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft on June 24, Davis said he needed to get a passport before traveling across the border to settle into his new home.
UNC men’s basketball forward Will Graves underwent surgery to remove scar tissue from his right ankle on June 9, coach Roy Williams said.
We were all shocked when the Wear twins left UNC and its men’s basketball program, and we may never find out the real reason why.
On Monday morning, the North Carolina athletic department made official what was decided shortly after a broken left wrist ended his season in mid-February — that Ed Davis will enter the 2010 NBA draft.
Larry Drew II was apparently surprised. “Wtf @eddavis32 youre leaving?!?!?,” the North Carolina point guard Tweeted Monday afternoon.
Sophomore forward Ed Davis has declared for the NBA Draft, according to an email from the North Carolina athletic department.
In the NIT finals, North Carolina came crashing back to earth. For almost three weeks, the Tar Heels were able to forget about their disappointing season.