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.
Argentine court convicts UNC professor on drug smuggling charges
The 68-year-old University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill physics professor arrested in Argentina early this year after being caught with more than 4 pounds of cocaine hidden in a suitcase has been convicted by an Argentine court. (McClatchy)
Rasheed Wallace screams ‘Ball Don’t Lie!’ at rookie Austin Rivers
The season is less than a month old, but there’s plenty of thanks to send ‘Sheed’s way. After his hiatus from the NBA, he is vocally reintroducing himself around the league in his new role with the Knicks. (SB Nation)
Tar Heels take out anger to close Maui
There was only one thing left to prove Wednesday at the Lahaina Civic Center. North Carolina’s tournament finale became a test of how the Tar Heels could recoup from their first letdown. The game plan was simple. As Reggie Bullock said, “We just tried to take out our anger from last night that we felt as a team.” The Tar Heels did just that. (Carolina Blue)
UNC Basketball: Could McAdoo, James and Johnson Play Together?
North Carolina is deep on the perimeter and most of the talk around the rotation when the discussion turns to an unconventional lineup that discussion is based around going small with someone like PJ Hairston, Reggie Bullock or JP Tokoto playing the power forward position. But what if UNC wants to go big for stretches? (KIH)
UNC 112, Chaminade 70: The look back
Roy Williams made a change to the Tar Heels’ lineup on Wednesday, and inserted freshman forward Brice Johnson in place of Desmond Hubert. Johnson responded with 16 points, four rebounds, two blocks and two steals. The question now is if Johnson will remain the starter. He’s usually made the most of his opportunities early on this season. (Raleigh News & Observer)
UNC Football: 10 Things We Learned from the Tar Heels’ Win vs. Virginia
After getting scorched for 68 points and taking a tough loss to Georgia Tech last week, UNC recovered nicely with a solid thumping of their old rivals, Virginia. Bryn Renner played a nearly flawless game, and after relinquishing a first quarter TD, the Tar Heels defense dominated the Cavs. Giovanni Bernard had one of his least productive games, but with the passing game clicking on all cylinders, there really was no need for his services. (Bleacher Report)
North Carolina Basketball: Report Card Grades for Maui Invitational 2012
It’s a good thing this report card isn’t just on Tuesday night’s performance. The North Carolina Tar Heels looked like the team to beat when they steamrolled Mississippi State in the first round of the Maui Invitational. The game was never even close, and UNC went on to win 95-49. (Bleacher Report)
UNC Basketball: Could the Tar Heels Land Andrew Wiggins?
With Andrew Wiggins’s recent reclassification into the 2013 recruiting class, the UNC Tar Heels are now better positioned to secure his commitment. While Kentucky and Florida State appear to be the front-runners to land Wiggins, don’t count the Tar Heels out of the race just yet. (Bleacher Report)