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? [email protected]



Hurricanes wear down Tar Heels
Once again North Carolina found itself in a dogfight Thursday evening in its second ACC regular season game against Miami, but once again UNC faltered down the stretch, allowing the Hurricanes to take control on its way to a 68-59 victory that drops the Tar Heels to 0-2 in ACC play. “Needless to say, it’s not a very good feeling right now,” said UNC head coach Roy Williams. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

North Carolina-Miami Post Game Quotes
Roy Williams: “Our kids have been doing some really nice things in practice, we just haven’t taken it from the practice court to the game court. When you play basketball at North Carolina people expect a lot from you. I’ve got some really good kids that are hurting right now and they are also feeling a little stressed. There’s no question about that. I’ve got to coach better. I have to do a better job coaching my team.” (GoHeels.com)

No. 11 Tar Heel Women Top NC State, 70-66
Brittany Rountree scored 17 points, including two free throws with 12.5 seconds left, to help No. 11 North Carolina beat N.C. State 70-66 on Thursday night. Waltiea Rolle added 16 points for the Tar Heels (16-1, 4-0 ACC), who rallied from 10 down early in the second half to beat the Wolfpack for the 22nd time in 26 meetings. (GoHeels.com)

Hurricanes Knock Off Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, 68-59
Kenny Kadji scored 18 points and Miami pulled away to beat North Carolina 68-59 on Thursday night. Julian Gamble had 14 points and Durand Scott and Shane Larkin each had 11 for the Hurricanes. Miami won its third straight, claimed its first 2-0 start to ACC play since joining the conference in 2003-04 and beat North Carolina for just the third time and first since 2006. (GoHeels.com)

Rapid Reaction: Miami 68, UNC 59
Miami is 2-0 in ACC play for the first time since joining the league in 2004-05, after beating North Carolina 68-59 at the Smith Center on Thursday night. Miami broke a 10-game losing streak against the Tar Heels. The last time it had previously beaten UNC: Jan. 14, 2006 in Chapel Hill. (ESPN.com)

Box Score: UNC 59, Miami 68
View the complete box score from North Carolina’s 68-59 loss to the Miami Hurricanes in Chapel Hill: (Tar Heel Times)

UNC women’s basketball team helped by winter break
Winter break takes on a different tone — and length — for student athletes. While most of their classmates packed up their belongings for a three-week stint away from campus, the North Carolina women’s basketball team stayed put for all but a few days around Christmas. (Daily Tar Heel)

Admissions adopts formula to predict academic success of athletes
Before UNC’s athletic recruits of 2013 sign with their teams, they must first be signed off on by the admissions office — and now there’s a new mathematical formula to predict their academic success. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Basketball: Tar Heels Drop To 0-2 In ACC Play With Loss To Miami
The Tar Heels returned to the Dean Dome to face the Miami Hurricanes in the second ACC conference game of the season after dropping the conference opener to the Cavaliers in Virginia looking for redemption (KIH)

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