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

Kendall Marshall played best basketball in last two games
Against the Jazz Wednesday night, former No. 13 overall pick Kendall Marshall had 13 assists and held Utah guard Mo Williams to eight points on 3-of-9 shooting. In Thursday night’s 14-point loss to the Kings, Marshall wasn’t highly effective at the defensive end against Isaiah Thomas, but he became the first Suns rookie since Negele Knight (1991) to have back-to-back 10-assist performances. (Arizona Sports)

No. 1 Tar Heels Down Clemson, 10-3
Kent Emanuel scattered nine hits over eight innings and Matt Roberts hit his first career home run as No. 1 North Carolina topped Clemson, 10-3, Saturday night at Boshamer Stadium. Cody Stubbs added four hits for the Tar Heels, who improved to 24-1 on the season and 8-1 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. (GoHeels.com)

Keenan’s OT Goal Lifts UNC Lacrosse Past Johns Hopkins
North Carolina junior face-off man R.G. Keenan will always remember the first ever game he played in Kenan Stadium. The Perry Hall, Md., native won the overtime face-off and scored six seconds later to lift #7 Carolina to a pulsating 11-10 overtime win over #10 Johns Hopkins before 5,922 fans and a national TV audience on ESPNU. (GoHeels.com)

Jerry Stackhouse likely to retire after this season
Jerry Stackhouse is a serious contributor for Brooklyn this season at age 38. He has had big moments this season for the Nets — his eighth club in 18 seasons — despite skepticism over what he could contribute at that age. But Stackhouse told Fox Sports Florida on Friday that he’s likely done after this season. (CBS Sports)

Clemson heads to Chapel Hill
Clemson (16-9, 5-4 ACC) will travel to Chapel Hill, NC to take on No. 1 North Carolina (23-1, 7-1 ACC) in a three-game series at Boshamer Stadium from Saturday to Monday. (CU Tigers)

Larry Fedora talks Charlotte scrimmage
UNC head coach Larry Fedora seemed pleased with what the Tar Heels accomplished Thursday night during the team’s two-plus hour scrimmage on the campus of Mallard Creek High School. “We got some really good reps tonight. We wanted to get about 125 reps, and we got them,” Fedora said. “We got three phases of the kicking game worked on tonight, which was really good.” (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Sylvester Williams Approaching NFL Dream
At UNC pro day, Sylvester Williams measured 6 feet 2 and 3/8 inches tall and 311 pounds. With scouts, coaches and representatives from all 32 National Football League teams in attendance, Williams had quite the audience as he competed in positional drills for the defensive tackle position. His place among the best of North Carolina’s senior offerings was expected. (GoHeels.com)

Ty Lawson out with plantar fascia tear
There’s no good time to attempt to work through and recover from a plantar fascia tear, but with less than three weeks left in the regular season this is exactly what Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson will attempt to do. The potent Nugget waterbug was previously sidelined with a heel injury, and the team announced today that he is “day-to-day.” (Yahoo! Sports)

Tar Heel Running Backs Stepping Up
Everyone will remember Giovanni Bernard of course, but North Carolina could possibly be working with another great tandem running backfield in 2013 with Morris and rising senior A.J. Blue. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Stay Or Go Pro? The Case For P.J. Hairston To Stay Put At UNC
The NBA Draft takes place on Thursday June 27th at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. As is the question almost annually when the North Carolina Tar Heels season ends is who will stay in school and continue to hone their skills at the collegiate level and who will take the plunge and head to the NBA. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC Basketball Recruiting: Andrew Wiggins Meeting With John Calipari
The saga that is the recruitment of Andrew Wiggins continues with a new report coming from Evan Daniels. Daniels is reporting that Kentucky head coach John Calipari will be meeting with Wiggins. (Keeping It Heel)

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