These are always fun after a win: a behind the scenes look at Carolina's trip to and victory over Notre Dame...The Storify recap of the win...The Notre Dame perspective: Carolina's athleticism was too much to handle...Iowa, of all places, has proven to be fertile recruiting ground for Roy Williams...Some very pricey memorabilia from Michael Jordan's UNC days was sold over the weekend...The NBA commissioner change could have an impact on college basketball. That's because new commish Adam Silver wants a minimum age limit of 20 in the NBA, but he'll have to be a great salesman to get it...A pictorial feature on ACC basketball arenas...Snow is all fun and games until it possibly affects getting to the Duke game...
Here's the full set of highlights from the win at Notre Dame:
Did someone say they'd like to see the latest in a long line of J.P. Tokoto transition dunks?
Tar Heels in the NBA
Reggie Bullock is coming back to Kinston for All-Star Weekend to host a camp for kids. Predictably, it's already filled to capacity. You might see Bullock (among others) at the UNC-Pitt game on Saturday...
Friday: 24 points and seven assists for Ty Lawson, who is carrying a heavy workload for the Nuggets...Nine points and eight assists for Raymond Felton...Marvin Williams hit a career-high five three-pointers and scored 21 points...Seven points and ten assists for Kendall Marshall in 20 minutes...Tyler Zeller had eight points and five rebounds...Nine points and eight rebounds for Vince Carter...Eight points and five rebounds for Brandan Wright...Tyler Hansbrough had four points and four rebounds.
Saturday: Williams stayed hot, scoring 23 points in a win over the Heat...The Warriors lost, but they were encouraged by Harrison Barnes' 23 points...14 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks for John Henson...Ed Davis snagged seven rebounds in a narrow Memphis win...Six points and seven assists for Ty Lawson, but x-rays revealed he has a broken rib...Danny Green scored three points at Charlotte.
Sunday: 16 points and seven assists for Raymond Felton...13 points and 11 assists for Kendall Marshall, who is still seeing significant minutes even with Steve Nash back...Eight points and six boards for Brandan Wright, while Vince Carter added 14 points...Five points and eight rebounds for Tyler Zeller in just 24 minutes...Antawn Jamison had eight points as the Clippers crushed the 76ers.
As Harrison Barnes prepares for the dunk contest, where he says he's going to keep it simple (and possibly have a Jordan tribute), here's the best of his NBA dunks:
But more importantly, here are his best dunks at Carolina (or, more correctly, the best ones that aired on the ACC Network, because this compilation is missing some key ones):
Interesting idea, as the ACC is interested in more games against SEC opponents...It's still a long way from reality, though...Bryn Renner, Casey Barth, Gio Bernard and Kareem Martin went to a Clippers game (and Reggie Bullock cooperated by hitting a three-pointer):
Great win from women's lax, as they waxed fourth-ranked Florida...Swimming picked up a pair of wins on Saturday...Wrestling fell to Virginia on Friday night...The run ended for women's tennis in the ITA National Indoor quarters, but they bounced back to beat fourth-ranked Georgia on Sunday...The softball team went 1-3 in Louisiana...Men's tennis got a win over TCU and then swept NC Central...The top-3 men's lacrosse team cruised to a 19-3 season-opening win over Furman.
Women's basketball visits Duke tonight (on ESPN2 and ESPN3).
Today in Tar Heel history
Feb. 10, 2008: Carolina went to double-overtime to defeat Clemson, 103-93. Tyler Hansbrough had 39 points and 13 rebounds, but the real story from the evening was how happy his teammates were to see Quentin Thomas make so many big plays down the stretch.
Missed this last week when he posted it, but thought this was interesting from Dick Vitale on the top five games he's covered in his long career that has included some of the best college hoops games in history:
The 1983 UNC-Virginia game was a Michael Jordan vs. Ralph Sampson classic at Carmichael. Couldn't find any embeddable video, but the full game (sorry, work productivity!) is available in the ACC Vault. It's from so long ago that Billy Packer actually sounds like he enjoys basketball. The key sequence starts at the 1:05 mark, as with Carolina down by three (and the one-year, really short, three-point line), Michael Jordan gets a tip-in, a steal and dunk, and then a rebound over Sampson. Pretty good final minute of the game for the sophomore.
One other weird quirk of this game: notice how quiet it is in Carmichael when Sampson takes the free throw with a minute left. That's because Dean Smith discouraged fans from distracting opposing free throw shooters.
The 1995 UNC-Duke game, of course, is this one: