The Official North Carolina Tar Heels
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Signed Letter of Intent
Name Pos Ht/Wt Stars Rank
Ed Davis PF 6-8/215 6
Larry Drew PG 6-0/160 12
Tyler Zeller C 6-11/215 5
|01-02-2008, 08:14 AM||away - #2|
Green powers top-ranked Tar Heels past Valparaiso, 90-58
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Danny Green has made coming off the bench something of a show for top-ranked North Carolina this season.
First comes his gyrating dance moves from the Smith Center sideline just before tipoff. Then comes a solid all-around game that has made the Tar Heels deep and dangerous.
The junior matched his career-high with 20 points and sparked the decisive second-half spurt Sunday night to help North Carolina beat Valparaiso 90-58, keeping the Tar Heels rolling as they head into the final games of their nonconference schedule.
Tyler Hansbrough had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Tar Heels (13-0), who are off to their best start since winning 17 in a row to start the 1997-98 season.
With just one game left before opening Atlantic Coast Conference play at No. 21 Clemson, North Carolina has been repeatedly rolling up big-margin victories and cracking the 100-point mark in crowd-pleasing fashion. The Tar Heels eventually made this one look the same way despite blowing an early 17-point lead, putting the game away with a big second-half run sparked by their steady -- yet often overlooked -- producer off the bench.
Green, a 6-foot-6 junior, came in averaging 12.6 points despite starting just one game. But he finished 8-for-10 from the floor and 4-for-5 from 3-point range against the Crusaders (10-3), including four rebounds, five[..]ists, three steals and four blocks in 20 minutes.
"As long as we keep winning and as long as we play well, I'm fine with it," Green said. "I don't need to start."
North Carolina's fans would probably prefer Green stays on the bench, if for no other reason than his pregame sideline antics.
With the rap song "Jump Around" playing over arena speakers just before every opening tip, Green has made a ritual of showing off his dancing to the cheers of the home crowd. His carefree moves had Ty Lawson and the rest of the starters watching and laughing from midcourt Sunday, while Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams and his[..]istants couldn't help but chuckle.
But when Green enters the game, he's been about as reliable as any other Tar Heel, scoring in double figures in all but three games this season.
"He's a big part of this team," Hansbrough said. "I'm not sure everybody overlooks him. We know how important he is for us."
Jarryd Loyd scored 14 of his 24 points in the first half to lead Valparaiso, which fell behind 13-0 and 19-2 early before fighting back to tie the game at 37 early in the second half. But the Tar Heels responded with a 27-2 run over 8 1/2 minutes, a stretch that Williams called "probably our best basketball of the year."
Green was at the center of the run, scoring 11 points and knocking down three 3s.
The Tar Heels also got key contributions from Deon Thompson (11 points, eight rebounds, career-high five blocks) and redshirt freshman Will Graves, who ended the spurt with a 3-pointer followed by a jumper from the left corner to make it 64-39 with 8:57 to play.
Graves finished with a season-high 14 points on 5-for-6 shooting, including 4-for-5 from behind the arc. Those performances offset an off day from starter Wayne Ellington (five points on 2-for-10 shooting) while Lawson had just six points.
"They needed to step up because we were trying to key a little more on Ellington and Lawson," said Valparaiso coach Homer Drew of Green and Graves. "They really shot the ball well and broke the game wide open."
North Carolina shot 51 percent and took a 47-31 rebounding advantage while holding the Crusaders to 11-for-32 shooting after the break.
It was North Carolina's first game without key reserve Bobby Frasor, who is out for the season after tearing a ligament in his left knee against Nevada. The injury robbed the Tar Heels of a versatile junior who can play either guard position, and North Carolina's depth at the point was further depleted because senior Quentin Thomas sat out with a sprained left ankle suffered in Friday's practice.
The injuries forced junior swingman Marcus Ginyard, the team's top individual defender, to spend time at the point behind Ty Lawson.
Updated on Sunday, Dec 30, 2007 11:18 pm, EST
|01-04-2008, 11:22 AM||away - #3|
Time for the BIG BOYS to match up
Duke at North Carolina, Feb. 6.
The Tar Heels have early ACC tests at Clemson and Miami. They'll either need this home win against the Blue Devils to remain at or near the top of the league -- or they'll put themselves so far in front of the pack that a No. 1 seed is almost[..]ured.
|01-07-2008, 10:52 AM||away - #4|
(1) North Carolina 90, (19) Clemson 88, OT
By PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer
January 7, 2008
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- No. 1 North Carolina passed its first true test -- barely.
Wayne Ellington's 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left in overtime lifted the top-ranked Tar Heels to a 90-88 victory over 19th-ranked Clemson on Sunday night.
After weeks of routing nonconference competition -- they had won their previous four games by an average of 33 points, North Carolina (15-0) found itself locked in a classic to start the Atlantic Coast Conference season and came out on top.
"It shows our maturity, it shows we can stick it out and get the win when we have to," Ellington said.
Ellington was the main reason that the Tar Heels managed to do that as he scored a career-high 36 points.
None were bigger than his final 3-pointer from the left side of the key after taking a pass from Ty Lawson on North Carolina's final possession.
Right from the moment it rolled off Ellington's fingertips, he knew the Tar Heels would head home happy and with the No. 1 ranking intact.
"It felt really good," Ellington said. Defender James Mays was "flying at me and I knew if it had chance to get there it was going to go in," Ellington said.
The Tar Heels leaped from the bench as Ellington pumped his fist in celebration.
Only moments earlier, Clemson freshman Demontez Stitt had hit two foul shots with 13.9 seconds to go that put the Tigers ahead, 88-87.
Instead, Ellington's basket sent the Tar Heels out of Littlejohn Coliseum with their seventh straight win over Clemson.
Ellington scored seven of North Carolina's nine points in overtime. He surpassed his career high of 23 set earlier this season in a win over Ohio State.
Tiger coach Oliver Purnell was pleased with Clemson's defense on All-American Tyler Hansbrough, held to just 12 points, 10 fewer than his average. Hansbrough did lead North Carolina with 14 rebounds.
"If you told me we're going to that job on Hansbrough, I'd feel pretty good," Purnell said.
Instead, it was Ellington who continually did in the Tigers.
"I didn't think he'd get 36," Purnell said. "33 would've been fine."
K.C. Rivers led Clemson (12-2) with 24 points, but failed to score in overtime. Trevor Booker added 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Ty Lawson had 16 points. He jumped around with teammates after Ellington's basket.
"It felt joy to get a win, to get up and get out of here," Lawson said.
Clemson looked like it had the game won in regulation when Hammonds drove the lane uncontested by the Tar Heels to give the Tigers an 81-74 lead with 2:37 to go.
But North Carolina wasn't done.
Ellington nailed a 3-pointer and Danny Green followed with another to cut things to 81-80. Hansbrough, an 81 percent foul shooter this season, stood at the line with two shots, but missed the first before tying the game.
Ellington put up a straightaway 3-pointer from the top of the key that bounced off with 14 seconds left -- and gave Clemson a chance at victory.
The Tigers got three shots at the basket in the final seconds, but couldn't convert.
Purnell said win or lose, his club would use this game as a measuring stick for the rest of the ACC season.
"We're close, but we're not where we need to be yet," he said.
Their fans certainly were prepared. Decked out in orange T-shirts with Purnell's face and the words "Oliver Purnell's Posse," the sold-out crowd kept things raucous throughout.
The Tar Heels hadn't been in a nailbiter in weeks. Now that they have, they plan to take the experience with them this season.
"It was a test for us," Hansbrough said. "In the end we won. We didn't do the things we needed to do defensively at times. Hopefully, at the end of the year when we come into these situations, we'll be more prepared."
|01-08-2008, 03:40 PM||away - #5|
Williams: Stepheson expected to return to North Carolina lineup
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina sophomore Alex Stepheson will rejoin the team Monday after missing nearly a week because of a family illness.
Coach Roy Williams said the 6-foot-9 reserve forward was expected back at practice Tuesday and should play in Wednesday night's game against North Carolina-Asheville. Stepheson, a Los Angeles native, left the team Jan. 2 to return to California and missed two games.
"It's good (to have him back)," Williams said. "We need some other big guys, no question."
Stepheson averages 3.5 points and 4.8 rebounds for the top-ranked Tar Heels (15-0), and is a key member of Williams' depleted rotation, backing up Deon Thompson and Tyler Hansbrough.
North Carolina has lost backup guard Bobby Frasor to a season-ending knee injury, and guard Quentin Thomas played just eight minutes in a victory at Clemson after missing two games with an ankle injury.
|01-13-2008, 02:11 AM||online - #6|
|01-22-2008, 08:25 AM||away - #7|
Top-ranked Tar Heels come to grips with surprising loss
By AARON BEARD, AP Sports Writer
January 20, 2008
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina spent the first two months of the season looking every bit like the nation's top-ranked team. Things have gotten much tougher now that the Tar Heels are starting Atlantic Coast Conference play.
After several big-margin nonconference victories, the Tar Heels have had close games against Clemson, Georgia Tech and Maryland in the past two weeks. And while they found a way to win the first two, their lack of defensive intensity and out-of-rhythm offense in Saturday's 82-80 home loss to the Terrapins proved troubling.
The loss, likely to drop the Tar Heels from the No. 1 ranking, prompted coach Roy Williams to say "I haven't done a very good job with this basketball team the last couple of weeks."
But ultimately, the responsibility seems to rest with a group of players who haven't yet heeded their coach's constant badgering to play tough defense and show steady intensity.
The Tar Heels (18-1, 3-1 ACC) struggled in both areas against the unranked Terrapins (12-7, 2-2), who shot 47 percent and led by 11 points -- North Carolina's biggest deficit of the season -- midway through the second half. The Tar Heels managed one significant offensive flurry to erase that deficit and eventually take a four-point lead late, but they never closed it out and fell behind for good on Bambale Osby's layup with 21 seconds left.
North Carolina missed several shots to tie or win in the final seconds, the last being Tyler Hansbrough's 3-pointer as the horn sounded.
"We were just hoping things would go our way, hoping that we would get the lucky bounce, hoping that we knock down the shot at the last second," said Marcus Ginyard, who had nine points. "But the game shouldn't have come down to that. We should make things go our way a lot earlier than the last couple of seconds.
"Maryland, no question, wanted it more."
The Tar Heels had averaged 98 points at home, with most games ending in crowd-pleasing romps behind their fast-paced transition attack. But North Carolina struggled against the Terrapins' defense, which constantly doubled Hansbrough inside and turned this one into a halfcourt contest.
It was the second straight tough outing for Hansbrough, who finished with 27 points despite being beaten, scratched and bloodied in Wednesday's 83-82 win at Georgia Tech. He finished 6-for-15 from the floor against Maryland, and that lack of production from the All-American certainly hurt the Tar Heels' ability to get running with some easy baskets.
North Carolina also had a 90-88 overtime win at Clemson on Wayne Ellington's last-second 3-pointer two weeks ago. The only easy ACC game so far was last weekend's 93-62 win here against North Carolina State, which managed just 13 first-half points.
"Like I said with North Carolina State the first half, I thought we were pretty doggone good," Williams said. "We haven't played well since then."
|02-05-2008, 07:09 PM||away - #8|
|02-08-2008, 12:57 PM||away - #9|
No. 2 Duke Tops North Carolina 89-78
By AARON BEARD
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Duke's depth really took care of short-handed North Carolina, keeping the second-ranked Blue Devils alone atop the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Greg Paulus scored 18 points and was one of six players in double figures in the Blue Devils' 89-78 win over the third-ranked Tar Heels on Wednesday night, ending a three-game losing streak in the heated rivalry.
Jon Scheyer added 17 points for Duke (20-1, 8-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which ran its spread-the-floor offense to perfection most of the night and repeatedly knocked down 3-point shots to control the game almost the entire way. Duke led by as many as 11 points in the first half and never trailed after the break, beating the Tar Heels for the first time since the 2005-06 season.
Duke shot 46 percent and went 13-for-29 from 3-point range, with Paulus going 6-for-8 from behind the arc.
Tyler Hansbrough had 28 points and 18 rebounds in what became virtually a one-man effort for the Tar Heels (21-2, 6-2), who looked a step off all night without injured point guard Ty Lawson. Lawson sprained his left ankle in the weekend win at Florida State.
North Carolina twice closed to within a point early in the second half, but Duke never wavered and made it seem like the Tar Heels had to fight the entire way just to stay within reach.
It was a surprisingly one-sided outcome in a rivalry that drew plenty of notable onlookers, including former Tar Heels basketball players Raymond Felton and Sean May, former Tar Heels football star Julius Peppers and even former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.
As if the rivalry wasn't intense enough already, it was the first meeting since the flagrant foul from Gerald Henderson that left Hansbrough with a bloodied and broken nose in an ugly scene here last March. The rowdy home crowd obviously hadn't forgotten, booing lustily every time Henderson touched the ball and even holding up "Wanted" signs featuring his picture when he went to the foul line late in the first half.
Hansbrough has repeatedly claimed the incident is behind him, but he played like he hadn't forgotten, either. He scored eight points in the first 5 minutes and ended up surpassing Michael Jordan for 11th on the school's career scoring list.
The problem for the Tar Heels was that no one followed his lead.
Wayne Ellington, who came in second on the team at 16.2 points per game, had a miserable shooting night, finishing with eight points on 3-for-14 shooting, including 0-for-6 from behind the 3-point arc. That included a huge miss late on a 3 that looked good until it rattled around the cylinder and rolled out with the Tar Heels trailing 78-70 with 2:43 left.
Meanwhile, sixth man Danny Green finished with three points on 1-for-10 shooting, far below his season average of 12.1 points.
At least some of that could be attributed to the absence of Lawson, the speedy sophomore who powers the Tar Heels' fast-paced offense and gets them plenty of easy baskets. Quentin Thomas performed capably in Lawson's absence, finishing with 10 points and seven[..]ists with six turnovers.
The Blue Devils, meanwhile, did exactly what they needed to do to offset the Tar Heels' advantage up front. They repeatedly spread the floor on offense and got open looks off penetration and kickouts. Paulus was the biggest beneficiary, hitting his first five 3-pointers. But, unlike Hansbrough, he had plenty of help.
Freshman Kyle Singler had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and DeMarcus Nelson had 13 points. Duke also got a boost inside from Lance Thomas, who had 10 points and five rebounds while battling North Carolina's bigger front line all night.
Henderson finished with 12 points.
|02-08-2008, 01:26 PM||away - #10|
I'll help ya out man
|02-10-2008, 07:29 PM||away - #11|
props on the news jason...didn't even know they had a fan trend for us...
|02-11-2008, 10:58 AM||away - #12|
Good lookin. all post are wanted. If its rumor or fact. Game info or recruiting
|02-22-2008, 08:14 AM||away - #13|
UNC basketball gains 6-10 commit
By Ken Tysiac - Charlotte Observer
North Carolina has added to its st@ble of incoming frontcourt basketball talent with the commitment of 6-foot-10 junior John Henson of Round Rock High in Texas.
Henson's father, Matt Henson, confirmed the commitment Thursday afternoon.
All-Star Sports recruiting analyst Bob Gibbons said Henson is a top-30 prospect in his class who hadn't been on the recruiting radar until recently. Max Ivany, Henson's AAU coach with the Texas Ambassadors, said college coaches' interest in Henson has accelerated as he grew 5 1/2 inches the last 18 months.
Scout.com rates Henson as the nation's 24th-best prospect. Henson adds to a North Carolina frontcourt recruiting cache that also includes current high school senior signees Tyler Zeller of Washington, Ind., and Ed Davis of Richmond, Va.
``North Carolina got a terrific junior prospect, and with the year Tyler Zeller is having it bodes well that they're filling in these spots for the future,'' Gibbons said.
Though Henson plays in the post for his high school team, Ivany said he is a good 3-point shooter and could play small forward in college. Henson plays in the post for his high school team, but Ivany said he is a good 3-point shooter and could play small forward in college.
Though Henson has lived in Tennessee, New Jersey and Texas, he was born in Greensboro.
``John has always had a liking for North Carolina,'' said his father, Matt Henson. ``When he was 8 years old, he told me, 'Dad, one day I'm going to play for North Carolina.''
|05-04-2008, 11:32 PM||away - #14|
yo unc fans I need help! CBS did a story on Danny Green and his pops that was shown during the Vandy-Siena game in the tournament. If anybody saw this and knows the song that was playing in the interview then hook me up. I've heard it but i've filled my head with so much nonsense I cant remember what cd its from. If anybody Ti'vo'd it help me out.
|07-02-2008, 11:46 PM||away - #15|
North Carolina Tarheel Football
I'm expecting a big year from the heels. The season is highlighted by home games against VTech and Notre Dame. Away games against Rutgers and Miami. I think Carolina can win at least 3 outta 4. The coastal division is very much in site.
Carolina returns QB TJ Yates who is coming off shoulder surgery and is improving everyday. HB Greg Little has more moves than the JABBAWOCKEEZ and he looks to have a big year behind one of the ACC's best olines. The defensive front 7 will be highlighted by All American DT Marvin Alston and a good core of LB's lead by Wesley Flagg. The secondary is anchored by 2 great corners: Trimmaine Goddard and Deunta Williams. The special teams will be great also. Hakeem Nicks is one of the nations best receivers and his buddy Brandon Tate aint so bad either. Brooks Foster is Carolina's middle WR threat and he catches everything.
My tickets are on the way and if anyone will be attending any UNC home games I'll see you there.
|07-03-2008, 07:14 AM||away - #16|
yall gonna pay believe dat
|07-03-2008, 09:41 AM||away - #17|
|07-11-2008, 12:50 AM||away - #18|
09 Commits as of 7/12/08
SLB NR Shane Mularkey
(Greater Atlanta Christian School)
Norcross, GA 6-2/210 07/07/2008
P NR C.J. Feagles
Ridgewood, NJ 5-11/180 06/27/2008
QB 44 Bryn Renner
(West Springfield HS)
Springfield, VA 6-3/185/4.87 03/26/2008
DE 3 Donte Moss
Jacksonville, NC 6-4/226 03/10/2008
OT 40 David Collins
(East Forsyth HS)
Kernersville, NC 6-7/290 03/06/2008
DT 31 Jared McAdoo
(Chapel Hill HS)
Chapel Hill, NC 6-3/289/5.06 03/03/2008
WR 75 Joshua McKie
Mauldin, SC 6-0/175 02/17/2008
SLB 4 Justin Dixon
Smithfield, NC 6-1/231/4.50 02/16/2008
S 85 Hunter Furr
(Mount Tabor HS)
Winston Salem, NC 6-0/210 02/16/2008
WR 105 Ray-Ray Davis
(Sun Valley HS)
Monroe, NC 5-11/187/4.70 02/16/2008
CB NR D.J. Bunn
Smithfield, NC 5-11.5/185/4.84 02/16/2008
CB 57 Taylor Sowell
Spartanburg, SC 6-0/174/4.45 02/13/2008
WR 13 Joshua Adams
Cheshire, CT 6-4/200/4.50 02/07/2008
Last edited by feardafoot; 07-11-2008 at 12:51 AM..
|08-31-2008, 05:17 AM||away - #19|
With 12:08 to play in the second quarter vs Mcneese State the Tarheels had went out in front by a 14-0 score. Lightening was reported 5 miles away and the game was delayed for 2 hours. After the delay and in front of only about half the crowd that had piled in for this game, Mcneese State came back to tie the game at 14 apiece. Mid way into the third quarter Mcneese rode their QB all the way to the endzone again to give the Cowboys a 20-14 lead.
Finally after letting the lead slip away, the heels woke up and put together a few dazzling plays and took the lead for good at 21-20, 28-20, and 35-20. The cowboys scored late to make the final from Kenan Stadium 35-27.
Senior Brandon Tate had 397 all purpose yards. Second most in ACC history for one game. That was about the only bright spot for Carolina for whom was outplayed most of this game. If Carolina wants to try and live up to the hype and challenge for the Coastal Division it needs to get a lot better in a hurry with Rutgers, VT, and Miami looming in the next month or so.
Grant it i saw a real good Mcneese State team, but they are a subdivision school. A win is a win, but a lot more was expected out of the talent stout team from Chapel Hill. Next up, @ Rutgers thursday night Sept. 11.
|08-31-2008, 06:19 AM||away - #20|
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