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Carolina Basketball

Raymond Felton was the media's preseason ACC Player of the Year. The thinking went that Felton, able to run and gun in Coach Roy Williams' planned track meets, would build on the numbers he put up a year ago as the Tar Heels built up their victory total.
Points of contention
The Durham Herald Sun

The Jackets finished fifth in the ACC last season (7-9) and were 1-7 in conference play on the road. The only win came March 5 at Virginia. But Hewitt knew all too well the Jackets had North Carolina seemingly captured in the Smith Center on March 1, leading by five points with 29.9 seconds left before the Tar Heels rallied for a 67-66 victory.
Dascenzo: Can Jackets finally win on road?
The Durham Herald Sun

Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt walked into the pre-practice meeting with his basketball team last Sunday afternoon ready to tell his charges exactly what went wrong in an 83-80 double-overtime loss at Georgia the day before. The Yellow Jackets wouldn't let him get a word in.
Jackets have buzz about them
The Raleigh News and Observer

Two of the top point guards in the ACC will square off against each other today in Chapel Hill when North Carolina and Georgia Tech search for their first conference wins of the season.
Rested Georgia Tech to try for first ACC win at UNC
The Winston Salem Journal

How is it possible for a so-so basketball team to lose two pillars from its frontcourt, then turn into a contender for national honors the following season?
Team play makes Tech threat to UNC
The Greensboro News and Record

Tech certainly wasn't ready for such frivolity last year, losing its first 10 games on the road before squeezing one out at Virginia at the schedule's end. It had more trouble with the road than a possum with wanderlust, and all improvement must be measured against that most glaring flaw.
Fruit of Hewitt's toil ready to pluck
The Atlanta Journal Constitution

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