Morning Heel: UNC Tar Heels Daily News Links

Welcome to another edition of the Morning Heel, a daily feature here at Keeping It Heel.  Along with The Hub we want to bring you not only our original content but a collection of all the best UNC news.


No. 11 North Carolina 76, Gardner-Webb 59
James Michael McAdoo set career highs with 26 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 11 North Carolina beat Gardner-Webb 76-59 on Friday night. McAdoo shot 10 of 20 from the field in the first game of the season for both teams. Dexter Strickland added 13 points for the Tar Heels, who improved to 91-12 in openers. (ESPN.com)

McAdoo’s 26 paces UNC to 76-59 win over Gardner-Webb
In recent days, James Michael McAdoo has been surrounded by an ever-constant question: Can he consistently be the player he showed flashes of being last March? For one game, McAdoo has answered in the affirmative. He scored a career-high 26 points on Friday night to lead UNC to a 76-59 season-opening victory against Gardner-Webb. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Rapid Reaction: UNC 76, Gardner-Webb 59
Gardner-Webb led 13-10 early in the season opener, but North Carolina closed out the first half with a 28-13 run to take a 38-26 lead into the break. Sophomore forward James Michael McAdoo was pivotal to the breakaway, scoring 10 of his career-high 26 points during that run. The Tar Heels led by as many as 18 points in the second half but got sloppy in stretches. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heel Women Top Davidson, 70-59
Freshman Xylina McDaniel notched a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds in her collegiate debut, as North Carolina defeated Davidson 70-59 on Friday in the opening round of the Preseason WNIT at Carmichael Arena. McDaniel led all scorers and added four steals to her contributions in her opening minutes as a Tar Heel. (GoHeels.com)

DeCock: Why not UNC’s Gio Bernard for Heisman?
There isn’t a full-fledged Heisman Trophy campaign under way in Chapel Hill, but North Carolina did unveil a poster Friday touting Giovani Bernard’s awards candidacy. It raises the question, “Why Gio Bernard?” A better question to ask would be, “Why not Gio Bernard?” (Charlotte Observer)

UNC vs. Georgia Tech: What you need to know and a prediction
Even if the Tar Heels can’t play in the postseason, UNC players and coaches have said there is still plenty to play for: finishing first in the Coastal Division, an undefeated home record and finishing with nine regular-season victories, which would the Heels’ most since 1997. Next up for UNC: Georgia Tech on Saturday at Kenan Stadium. Prediction: North Carolina 40, Georgia Tech 31 (Raleigh News & Observer)

UNC Basketball: Tar Heels vs Garner Webb Game Review
The season FINALLY tipped off tonight! The Tar Heels took on the Garner Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs in the Dean Smith Center to kickoff the 2012-13 season (KIH)

Rockies welcome the well-liked, respected Walt Weiss
Outfielder Eric Young Jr. has a unique perspective on what new manager Walt Weiss can do for the Rockies. When Young was growing up, his father was the starting second baseman for the Rockies, but still learning the trade. The veteran shortstop who worked alongside him was none other than Weiss. Young hung around the clubhouse — he recalls Weiss smiling at him and calling him “Lil’ E” — and got to see Weiss’ leadership first-hand. (MLB.com)

Next Tar Heels Game Full schedule »

Tags: North Carolina Tar Heels

comments powered by Disqus