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Posted on: September 15, 2012 2:46 am
 

UNC Program #1 Not UK

Chapel Hill -- ESPN.com named the University of North Carolina men's basketball program the No. 1 program in the nation over the last 50 years. The ranking is based on a statistical formula devised by ESPN that took into account such achievements as winning national and conference championships, winning percentage, NCAA Tournament appearances, All-Americas and top NBA draft picks.
 
ESPN.com selected a "starting five" for the Tar Heels that included guards Phil Ford and Michael Jordan and forwards Tyler Hansbrough,Antawn Jamison and James Worthy.
 
UCLA was second in ESPN's rankings followed in the top 10 by Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Louisville, Indiana, Syracuse, Connecticut and Arizona.
 
Over the last 50 years, the Tar Heels have won NCAA championships in 1982, 1993, 2005 and 2009, an NIT title, 27 regular-season ACC championships and 16 ACC Tournament titles. Carolina has finished in the Top 10 in the final Associated Press poll 31 times in the last 50 years.
 
The Tar Heels won 25 or more games 30 times and had nine 30-win seasons in that span.
 
The Tar Heels have played in the NCAA Tournament 39 times in the last 50 years and in that time advanced to 16 Final Fours, seven championship games and won 101 NCAA Tournament contests.

Four head coaches - Dean Smith, Bill Guthridge, Matt Doherty and Roy Williams - have directed the Tar Heel program in the last 50 years. Each of them won national coach of the year honors while at UNC. Smith and Williams are members of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
 
Eight different Tar Heels have earned National Player of the Year honors in the last five decades, including Ford (1978), Worthy (1982),Jordan (1983 and 1984), Kenny Smith (1987), Jerry Stackhouse (1995), Jamison (1998), Sean May (2005) and Hansbrough (2008). Ford, Jordan (1984), Jamison and Hansbrough each won consensus player of the year honors.
 
NBA teams have selected 41 Tar Heels in the first round of the draft in the last 50 years. Four Tar Heels - Harrison Barnes, Kendall Marshall, John Henson and Tyler Zeller - were first round picks in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: September 15, 2012 2:39 am
 

UK Gets a break in '12... But Not this year!

The following is an a post that I made during the UNC/Creighton NCAA Tournament game last year.  This game is the SOLE reason UK escaped the NCAA tourney with a championship.  Had the Tar Heels been 85% full strength, UK would NOT have won it all last year.  Read on....
 
"The University of Kentucky could have possibly sealed it's 2012 National Championship at the 14:59 mark in the 1st quarter of the UNC vs MD game today. It appears, at the very least, that John Henson has a bad sprain in his left wrist, and could be broken. 

Tar Heel fans must wait to get the report on his status which bears a tremendous responsibility on the Heels tournament success. What a year... Leslie McDonald, Dexter Strickland, and now the possibility of losing Henson. UK fans should feel incredibly fortunate to have dodged the injury bug, another piece of the puzzle to crafting a title. 

If Henson is OK, look out UK. The Heels are peaking and playing as well as any team in the Country and are the biggest threat to UK winning it's 8th title. There's no doubt that McAdoo and Hubert will be getting significant minutes for the rest of the ACC Tournament and the first 2 rounds of the NCAA Tournament, which will help their development at this crucial juncture. 

For any doubters, don't dismiss what the Heels did to Duke... in Durham, last Saturday. That was emphatic against a very good team in the most hostile environment in college hoops (Rupp is a joke). They've also weathered the storm of losing Henson for the rest of the Maryland game and playing most of the 2nd half without Zeller. This is a very dangerous team.

Here's to healing Henson and hopefully a somewhat full strength rematch with UK... Go Heels!"

So... Here we are at the doorstep of the 2012-2013 College hoops season and UK is once again in hot water with the overrated Nerlens Noel.  The bottom line, it will not make any difference if Nerlens plays this year or not.  The rabbits foot will not lay another path so easy for this overrated program as it did last year.  The simple fact is, UK got every break possible to win the NCAA Chamionship last year... literally.  UK fans cannot stand the fact that they have 8 tainted banners, and fall incredibly short to the UNC program.  UNC owns UK in head to head match ups and was recently tabbed as the most significant college hoops program of all time. Could anyone honestly place UK in the category of the most significant college hoops program of all time?  Do you have a Jordan, Worthy, Perkins, MacAdoo (the 2nd will be coming soon), Jones, Kupchak, Ford, Carter, Jamison, Cunningham, Karl, the REAL Davis as in Walter Davis, Hansbrough, Lawson, Felton, and the list could go  on.  Look, to play with the big boys, you need to get you program in order UK.  It all starts with academics, quality student athletes (can you imagine a student like Tyler Zeller playing hoops at UK? HAAAA HAAA), and do it the right way.  The one-and-done, zero regard for academics imprint you are laying on the college hoops scene is abject at best.  If UK players can't hang with the combo of hoops/acdemic life, go the hell to Europe and play! 

As for UK fans... Most of you never even attended anything that resembled post high school education so pour another glass of Whiskey and ride a horse... It really is all you have to hold on to!


 
Posted on: March 9, 2012 2:00 pm
Edited on: March 9, 2012 2:29 pm
 

UK Gets a "Break" ... or Sprain

The University of Kentucky could have possibly sealed it's 2012 National Championship at the 14:59 mark in the 1st quarter of the UNC vs MD game today. It appears, at the very least, that John Henson has a bad sprain in his left wrist, and could be broken.

Tar Heel fans must wait to get the report on his status which bears a tremendous responsibility on the Heels tournament success. What a year... Leslie McDonald, Dexter Strickland, and now the possibility of losing Henson. UK fans should feel incredibly fortunate to have dodged the injury bug, another piece of the puzzle to crafting a title.

If Henson is OK, look out UK. The Heels are peaking and playing as well as any team in the Country and are the biggest threat to UK winning it's 8th title. There's no doubt that McAdoo and Hubert will be getting significant minutes for the rest of the ACC Tournament and the first 2 rounds of the NCAA Tournament, which will help their development at this crucial juncture.  

For any doubters, don't dismiss what the Heels did to Duke... in Durham, last Saturday. That was emphatic against a very good team in the most hostile environment in college hoops. They've also weathered the storm of losing Henson for the rest of the Maryland game and playing most of the 2nd half without Zeller. This is a very dangerous team.

Here's to healing Henson and hopefully a somewhat full strength rematch with UK... Go Heels!
 
 
 
 
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