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 to keepingitheel@gmail.com


Bullock, McAdoo In a Groove
Great things come in pairs, and as North Carolina bested Wake Forest Tuesday night, that pair was junior guard Reggie Bullock and sophomore forward James Michael McAdoo. Combining for 43 points, the two accounted for nearly 50 percent of the Tar Heels’ final tally in the 87-62 triumph. “Last summer I said they needed to be big for us every night,” said head coach Roy Williams. (GoHeels.com)

Vince Carter’s ‘out-of-body,’ double-pump, reverse dunk
At this advanced age, doses of Vinsanity aren’t premeditated. They just happen from time to time when the situation calls for it and Vince Carter’s 36-year-old legs are willing and able. After a couple of sick days, Carter’s legs had a little extra lift Wednesday night, when a turn-back-the-clock dunk highlighted a 17-point performance for the sixth man formerly known as “Half Man, Half Amazing.” (ESPN.com)

Project 28: Men’s Basketball vs. Wake Forest
One of the most storied basketball arenas in the country, the Dean E. Smith Center serves as one of college basketball’s biggest home court advantages. Home to some of the most memorable Tar Heel basketball games of all time, the “Dean Dome” seats over 21,000 fans any given night. (Tar Heel Monthly)

North Carolina is team to beat in ACC baseball
CollegeBaseballInsider.com surveyed college coaches around the country to preview the 2013 college baseball season by sharing their thoughts on the teams and players to watch in their conferences. CBI compiled their answers to provide insight on the upcoming season. (College Baseball Insider)

ESPN Celebrates Michael Jordan’s Upcoming 50th Birthday
Michael Jordan, the man considered by name to be the greatest basketball player of all time and unquestionably the greatest Chicago Bulls player ever, will turn 50-years-old in a little more than a week. The thought of MJ turning 50 is almost unfathomable considering that for many, it seems like only yesterday he stopped playing. (NBC Chicago)

Are Tar Heels truly off the NCAA Tournament bubble?
No. That’s the answer to the question above. North Carolina, despite its recent winning streak and reasonably impressive 16-6 overall (6-3 ACC) record, still faces NIT jeopardy. The Tar Heels have avoided losing to any bad teams during conference play, but they’ve also failed to defeat any good ones. They’ve dropped all three contests against the upper-tier ACC squads they’ve encountered. (Independent Weekly)

Rookie Season NBA Highlight Reels From Former Tar Heel Harrison Barnes
Golden State Warrior rookie and former North Carolina Tar Heel Harrison Barnes is slowly coming into his own as a force in the NBA. Soon, everyone will be screaming his nickname, “The Black Falcon.” (KIH)

Coastal Division signing day recap
North Carolina – Needs filled: The Tar Heels picked up some talented players on defense, a huge need. The top two players in the class, in fact, are defenders — ESPN 300 prospects Brian Walker and Greg Webb. UNC also got a quarterback in the fold, another area of need should Marquise Williams not return. Holes remaining: UNC lost a couple of prospects late — including three-star safety Korrin Wiggins, who switched to Clemson on signing day. (ESPN.com)

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