Tar Heel Rundown: January 20
Release: 01/20/2014


Kennedy Meeks made use of some advice from Sean May in Saturday's win...The Storify recap of the win over the Eagles...Regular Late Night host/ESPN personality Stuart Scott is being honored for his work fighting cancer...UNC officials shared some reactions to some of the academic claims from last week...A look at Virginia's starting frontcourt, which is battling some issues (including free throws!)...J.P. Tokoto was solid on defense on Saturday and will have a big assignment tonight...The video highlights from Saturday's win:

Tar Heels in the NBA

Friday: Kendall Marshall, who is putting up some incredible stats as the Laker starting point guard, had 19 points and 14 assists. He also hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 1:09 left to lift the Lakers to a road win over the Celtics...Marvin Williams had a strong 17 points and seven rebounds in a Utah victory...Ty Lawson had 19 points and 11 assists...Raymond Felton had five points and nine assists in a loss to the Clippers...Four points and seven rebounds for Tyler Zeller...Eight points apiece for Vince Carter and Brandan Wright.

Saturday: John Henson had a monster 20-point, 15-rebound game (in just 29 minutes), but the Bucks lost...Brandan Wright and Wayne Ellington had eight points apiece and were each +18 off the bench for Dallas. Vince Carter scored 11.

Sunday: Yet another double-double for Marshall, who had 10 points and 11 assists at the Lakers won at Toronto...Likewise, another double-double for Henson, who had 10 points and 11 rebounds...And yet another double-double, this time for Ty Lawson, who had 17 points and 14 assists.

P.J. Hairston came off the bench to score 22 points in his NBDL debut...Also in the NBDL, the Idaho Stampede picked up Dexter Strickland...


Sylvester Williams and the Denver Broncos are going to the Super Bowl...Here's the video of Saturday's halftime ceremony honoring the Belk Bowl champions:

Olympic sports

Two Tar Heels set personal records at this weekend's Joe Hilton Invitational, including a blistering time from Roy Smith...Diamond DeShields is the lone freshman on the midseason Wooden Award top 20 list...Crystal Dunn and Kealia Ohai went 1-2 in Friday's NWSL draft, and Megan Brigman was chosen in the second round...Women's basketball cruised to a road win at Boston College...No. 24 Stanford took a wrestling win over Carolina...

Today's games

Women's tennis finishes play at the Freeman Memorial Championship in Las Vegas. Men's tennis faces VCU and Howard in Richmond. Men's basketball makes the Big Monday debut against Virginia at 7 p.m. on ESPN and the WatchESPN app.

Today in Tar Heel history

Jan. 20, 1993: Third-ranked Carolina whipped No. 17 Virginia, 80-58, at the Smith Center. The Tar Heels led by as many as 29 points in the second half and got 14 points from Kevin Salvadori. The win snapped a 16-game winning streak for the Cavaliers, which had been the longest in the country.

Long read

Something a little different this morning: a New York Times piece on what Google searches tell us about our expectations for our sons as compared to our daughters. Some surprising findings here.

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