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.  Have a link to suggest?  Send it [email protected]

P.J. Hairston Preaches Focus
Patience is a virtue, and the key to Carolina’s future success this season, according to sophomore guard P.J. Hairston. Sometimes seen as quick to pull the trigger offensively, Hairston had a different philosophy following the matchup with East Carolina University Dec. 15. For him, patience is all about two things: timing and finishing. (GoHeels.com)

Tokoto the answer as UNC searches for its best
J.P. Tokoto played all five positions in high school, and coach Roy Williams told the 6-foot-5, 185-pound forward to expect the same treatment when he came to North Carolina. Still, Tokoto didn’t expect to be playing power forward or center for the Tar Heels — until the freshman wound up playing those positions briefly in Saturday’s 93-87 win over East Carolina. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Tar Heels win but faults still persist
The Tar Heels’ victory was their eighth in their first 10 games but, like some of the wins before it, this one left North Carolina coach Roy Williams and his players thinking more about what went wrong instead of focusing on what went right. And what went wrong on Saturday wasn’t all that much different than usual for the Heels. (Raleigh News & Observer)

UNC leads Director’s Cup standings…at least for now
North Carolina stands atop the Division I Director’s Cup standings after the first six NCAA championships that have been decided this fall. The Tar Heels forged their lead in the competition to determine the nation’s all-around sports champion on the strength of a national championship in women’s soccer and a runnerup finish in field hockey. (Wilmington Star News)

No. 19 Tar Heel Women Handle Coastal Carolina, 75-49
Antoinette Bannister had a team-high 13 points and No. 19 North Carolina held Coastal Carolina under 27 percent from the field as the Tar Heels scored a 75-49 victory Sunday. Tierra Ruffin-Pratt added 11 and Megan Buckland chipped in 10 for Carolina. Erika Johnson made her first appearance for UNC after transferring from Cal last December and finished with eight points. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball: Power Ranking Tar Heels’ Top NBA Prospects
North Carolina will always be an NBA factory. Its basketball team isn’t flooded with as many first-round picks as last year’s squad, but there’ll still be plenty of pro scouts at Tar Heel games in 2013. (Bleacher Report)

UNC Basketball: Biggest Keys for Tar Heels Heading into ACC Schedule
The No. 21 North Carolina Tar Heels will be in the national championship mix at season’s end. After all, Roy Williams’ squad is as talented as they come, and more importantly up to this point in 2012-13, healthy. (Bleacher Report)

OL Brad Henson switches commitment from Virginia to North Carolina
UNC has added its desired offensive lineman for the 2013 class. Toms River (N.J.) Monsignor Donovan’s Brad Henson (6-5, 290), who had been committed to Virginia, has flipped to the Tar Heels after an official visit this past weekend. (Carolina Blue)

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