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- Over at ESPN, Robbi Pickeral says the starting lineup change has bolstered UNC in a number of ways.
- PJ Hairston is now 1-for-1 on earning ACC Player of the Week honors since being inserted into the starting lineup (co-POW with Scott Wood, but still...)
- Over at DBR, Barry Jacobs notes this is the worst FT-shooting team Carolina has had since 1954 (!!)
- Jay Bilas reflects on his favorite Michael Jordan moment.
- UNC baseball went 3-0 on the weekend, highlighted by a 1-0 win over Seton Hall on Friday where Kent Emanuel threw a complete game shutout, giving up four hits and walking none.
- UNC's women's tennis team won the NCAA indoor tennis championship last weekend, rallying from a big deficit to beat UCLA for the title. (Take THAT, Larry Drew II!) Also: apparently, an indoor tennis championship is an actual thing!
- Both Carolina and Duke make appearances in College Crosse's latest rankings, which aggregates several polls.
- Soon-to-be-ex-Chancellor Holden Thorp looks like he's landing on his feet, accepting an offer to become the provost at Washington University in St. Louis.
- Condolences go out to the family of former Duke swingman Phil Henderson, who passed away in the Philippines this weekend at the age of 44. He's not particularly well known, but played for Duke in 3 Final Fours and captained them his senior year.
- Duke Sports Blog says the Devils are still searching for their best basketball of the season.
- In case you missed it, Kyrie Irving had a pretty fantastic All-Star Weekend, winning the 3-point contest, playing in the actual All-Star Game, and having some absolutely filthy ankle-breaking moves in the Rising Stars game which SB Nation was so kind as to capture in GIF form.
- Rant Sports takes a look at Rasheed Suilamon's beastly freshman year.
Around the ACC:
- Tar Heel Blog takes a look at conference-only tempo-free stats as we head down the stretch. Worth noting GT has made some strides defensively as they prepare to take on the Heels tonight.
And now for something completely different:
When I saw the words "Nine Balls, One Hole Is Totally Just a Cool Golf Video, I Promise" on Twitter yesterday, I had no choice but to click through. Apparently Campbell University, just a few miles from Tobacco Road, has a PGA golf management program, which also features monthly competitions between the different classes. The January competition was to see how many people could line up and make a putt at the same time. See the results in the below video.
Anyone want to start guessing how many takes that required?