All UNC Picks Taken in NBA Draft

June 25, 2009 by  
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University of North Carolina Tar Heels

University of North Carolina Tar Heels

Cleveland Cavaliers are Stacked!

We don’t follow the NBA much, but we are impressed with what the Cleveland Cavaliers accomplished today.

With arguably one of the best players in the NBA, LeBron James, they acquired Shaquille O’Neal in a trade today from the Phoenix Suns.

And to top it off, they picked up the best 6th Man in the NCAA, Danny Green from North Carolina with the 16th pick in the 2nd round.

North Carolina’s Other Prospects

Surprisingly enough, our favorite, Tyler Hansbrough, was taken 13th in the 1st round of the draft by the Indiana Pacers.  Many have compared Hansbrough to Christian Lattener.  A hard worker but not enough to survive in the NBA.

Ty Lawson was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves and immediately traded to the Denver Nuggets for a future 1st round pick.

Wayne Ellington was drafted by the Timberwolves as well in the 1st round with the 28th pick.

Tar Heels NCAA Champions!

April 6, 2009 by  
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I cannot name a better way for Tyler Hansbrough to finish his career at North Carolina.

After the Tar Heels jumped to a 20+ lead at half time, breaking NCAA records for most points in the first half and largest margin at half time, the Heels beat Michigan State 89-72 Monday night.

The man of the night though was Ty Lawson.  He lead the Heels with 21 points, 8 steals and 6 assists.  Goran Suton led the Spartans with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Congratulations to the Tar Heels and I look forward to another successful season next year!

I Finally Agree with President Obama

March 18, 2009 by  
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I never imagined the day coming so soon.  That is the day that I would finally agree with President Barack Obama.

Today, the President unveiled his NCAA Tourney bracket, and lo and behold, he chose the Tyler Hansbrough led Tar Heels to win it all.

That is about the only area we agree though because I am hoping to see 3 ACC teams in the final 4.  Here are our brackets.

President Obamas NCAA Tourney Bracket

President Obama's NCAA Tourney Bracket

Gary's NCAA Bracket

Gary's NCAA Bracket

Tar Heels Win ACC Regular Season Title

March 8, 2009 by  
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The Tar Heels (26-3, 12-3) finished off the season with a 79-71 victory over the Duke Blue Devils (25-5, 11-4) at the Dean Smith Center Sunday afternoon.

Tyler Hansbrough finished Senior Day with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks leading the #2 ranked Tar Heels to their second straight ACC regular season title.  They will secure the #1 seed in the ACC tournament and play Friday, March 13 at noon.  The Tar Heels should be playing the winner of the Miami/Virginia Tech game on Thursday, March 12.

The Tar Heels should head into the ACC Tourney ranked #1 in the AP & Coaches polls after #1 Connecticut lost to #3 Pittsburgh Saturday night.

All we had to say is we told you so.

So, who do you predict to win the ACC Tourney?

Tar Heels Set to Win ACC Regular Season Title

February 26, 2009 by  
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On a lighter note, the Tar Heels are in position to win the regular season and securing the #1 seed in the ACC Tourney.

The pre-season favorites have hit a few road bumps throughout this season:

  • Physc0-T started off the season on the bench with shin issues
  • One of Roy’s top recruits, Freshman Tyler Zeller, was out for most of the season with a broken wrist.
  • Surprise loses to Wake Forest, Maryland, and Boston College respectively

Wrapping up the final week, they have the ACC worst Yellow Jackets at home before traveling to Blacksburg to see the Hokies.  As usual, the Tar Heels will finish up with Duke at home.

My biggest concern heading into the season finale is, in my opinion, the biggest stain on Hansboroughs career at UNC.  In his 4 years, the Heels are 1-2 at home vs the Blue Devils in the regular season.