Jackson Simmons will start on Senior Night against Duke after spending the past three seasons playing an important but unusual role: Roy Williams' safety net, security blanket and 6-foot-7 survival kit.
Duke won the first game in overtime, but Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said he expect a few wrinkles on Saturday because not everything the Blue Devils did during the first game against the Noth Carolina Tar Heels worked.
Duke’s office of student conduct opened an investigation into claims against former men’s basketball player Rasheed Sulamion last year and closed it when the claims could not be substantiated, Bob Ekstrand, Sulaimon’s lawyer, confirmed Thursday night.
Nearly 20 years and more than 100 pounds ago, this panhandler in the yellow knit cap, Ryan Hoffman, was a hulking offensive lineman for a North Carolina Tar Heels football team ranked in the top 10, a starting player renowned for his toughness and durability. Now his old Levis are so big that even a belt on its ninth notch can’t keep them from sagging below his hips.
In the final moments of North Carolina's 81-49 victory against Georgia Tech on Tuesday night – the Tar Heels' most decisive ever against the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta – UNC's walk-ons played alongside players who hadn't seen action in months.
In UNC's nine losses, Brice Johnson is shooting 46.3 percent. During its 21 victories, he has made 60.9 percent of his shots. There is a clear correlation between his performance and the Tar Heels' success rate.
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