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Maybe it's typical Roy Williams sandbagging -- never put it past ol' Roy to play mind games with golfing buddy Jim Calhoun -- but the coach of the Tar Heels reserves high praise for Calhoun's Connecticut Huskies, who visit the Smith Center today as the No. 1 team in the nation.
Huskies have intense defense
The Durham Herald Sun


Roy Williams and Jim Calhoun have known each other since Williams was an assistant at UNC and Calhoun coached at Northeastern.
Notes: Williams, Calhoun speak same language
The Durham Herald Sun


Williams has taken over the North Carolina program, which, in the last couple of years, had lost a little of the luster Calhoun had so admired. And it's Calhoun who has the team everyone in college basketball is looking up to.
Top-ranked Connecticut brings size to Chapel Hill
The Fayettteville Observer

Connecticut center Emeka Okafor has worked hard at building many things -- his muscle, his scoring average, his 3.8 GPA. But when it comes to blocking shots, he never has broken a sweat.
Blocking shots comes easy for UConn's Okafor
The Raleigh News and Observer


When Texas knocked Connecticut out of the NCAA tournament last March, the Huskies' season ended. Except for Emeka Okafor.
UConn's Okafor obsessed with self-improvement
The Greensboro News and Record


UConn is 14-1. Its only loss came against Georgia Tech, a team that North Carolina beat in the Smith Center, but Okafor was limited by back spasms and spent much of the game lying on the side of the floor easing the pain so he could return to the court for a few minutes.
Tar Heels face daunting task
The Winston Salem Journal



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