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Tar Heel Rundown: March 21
Release: 03/21/2014

Basketball

Jones Angell and Adam Lucas take you through their Carolina keys for tonight...Neat feature: the social media photos from each team in the tournament, dynamically updating each time a new one is posted...A photo gallery of stressed out college basketball coaches...Don't leave for San Antonio without checking our Tar Heel's guide to San Antonio...Looking back at the 2011 win over Washington in the second round of the NCAA tournament...Providence will try to throw the book at Marcus Paige defensively...Photos from yesterday's open practice in San Antonio...More from the Providence perspective on the keys against Carolina...Video review of Carolina's first 24 hours in San Antonio:

You probably didn't wake up today expecting to read a story about the Nebraska basketball coach, but this is a really good feature on Tim Miles. His approach might make him the most unique coach in major college basketball...The 20 schools in the United States that spend the most on basketball. Keep in mind while you're reading it and trying to figure out what the heck is going on that how "official basketball spending" is calculated is different everywhere...

Tar Heels in the NBA

Six points and four rebounds for Tyler Zeller...13 points and six rebounds for John Henson off the bench...

Reggie Bullock has a simple approach to his postseason picks:

 

Football

Feature on Carolina's stellar crop of receivers...Speaking of which, if you're thinking about a career as a receiver, Gunter Brewer has some tips for you:

Olympic sports

Big lacrosse game in Chapel Hill on Saturday, as Carolina hosts number one Maryland...Not really an Olympic sport, although some people have achieved truly Olympian feats there--He's Not Here is on a list of best college bars.

Today's games

Men's tennis hosts Virginia at 3 p.m. Baseball hosts Georgia Tech in a game that has been moved up to 5 p.m. on ESPN3. Track hosts the Carolina Relays. Women's swimming and diving and fencing continue NCAA Championships competition, and men's basketball faces Providence at 7:20 p.m. on TNT. Tar Heel Sports Network coverage begins at 6 p.m. 

Today in Tar Heel history

Lots of good history today: on this date in 1981 (82-68 over Kansas State), 1982 (70-60 over Villanova) and 1998 (75-64 over Connecticut), Carolina won games to advance to the Final Four. Also, on this date in 2009, Ty Lawson had an incredible second half performance against LSU:

Long read

Other than the fact that it reminds us that it happened 25 years ago (!), everything about this story on the Princeton-Georgetown 1989 NCAA Tournament game is very cool. Lots of good quotes, interesting layout that makes you forget you're reading a very long story, and good insight.




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