Morning Heel: UNC Tar Heels Daily News Links

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Tar Heels In the NBA Update
Kendall Marshall, Phoenix Suns: Marshall saw his first minutes since Jan. 12 facing the Mavericks. In 15 minutes, the rookie went 2-of-3 from beyond the arc for six points. John Henson, Milwaukee Bucks: Last week, Henson totaled 13 points and four rebounds over two games. The Bucks defeated the 76ers, but could not hold on versus the Cavaliers. (GoHeels.com)

Monday Roy Williams Quotes
“We were not pleased at all, not satisfied, not happy about the way we played Saturday night, and yet you have to congratulate North Carolina State. They kicked our tails every which way it can be kicked. We’ve got a short turnaround now and go back on the road and see if we can play better than we have this year so far in arenas outside our home place.” (Inside Carolina)

Jeff Saturday gets one final snap to Peyton Manning in Pro Bowl
For one play during the first quarter, six-time (and current NFC) Pro Bowler Jeff Saturday jogged onto the field with the AFC offense and for one last time in his career hiked the ball to Peyton Manning, a 12-time Pro Bowler. “For old time’s sake,” Manning told the rest of the players in the AFC huddle. After the play, Manning handed the game ball to Saturday while the two old friends shared an embrace. (Los Angeles Times)

Harrison Barnes Interview for NBA’s FIT Live Healthy Week
For Harrison Barnes, an understanding of the importance of exercise and fitness started as a kid growing up in Ames, Iowa, and craving every moment — when the temperature allowed — to be outdoors and playing a myriad of sports, from basketball to track to soccer and even a little football in middle school. (NBA.com)

Raymond Felton turns Knicks in the right direction
It would be an exaggeration to say that Raymond Felton has more savvy in his little finger than other players do in their whole bodies, plus it is a sore subject. But you get the idea. Felton has a way of spreading calm and confidence, as well as the ball. Felton still isn’t all the way back from suffering the injury to his right pinkie finger, but he did enough Sunday night to get the Knicks on the way. (Newsday)

What’s up with P.J. Hairston’s minutes?
During Monday’s ACC conference call, coach Roy Williams mentioned early foul trouble during Wednesday’s win against Georgia Tech, when P.J. Hairston scored 15 points in 17 minutes. Williams also cited freshman J.P. Tokoto, who “has played probably his best two games. So it’s not just P.J.’s right to be out there on the floor.” (ESPN.com)

North Carolina and Kentucky agree to two-year series
The University of North Carolina and the University of Kentucky have agreed to resume their men’s basketball series beginning with a game in Chapel Hill next season. The two schools did not schedule a game this year, ending a 12-year stretch in which the teams met annually in the regular season. Carolina leads the series, 22-13, with the Tar Heels winning six of the last nine meetings. (GoHeels.com)

Three To Look Back At/Three To Look Forward To, Jan. 28
No. 18 N.C. State 91, North Carolina 83: One might say N.C. State dominated the game (it did, leading by 28 points with 13:22 to go) and simply got bored, allowing UNC to score 42 points in the final 10 minutes (50 in the final 13:14). The Tar Heels got as close as five points down with 28 seconds left, but it was too little, too late. (ACC Sports Journal)

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