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Carolina Basketball

"With two seniors and three juniors starting, No. 9 UNC has an edge in experience, which it hopes will translate into an edge on the scoreboard. The Wildcats' lineup includes two heralded freshmen, 6-foot-11 center Randolph Morris and guard Rajon Rondo, who will be playing their first road game."
'Maturing' Heels face cats
The News-Observer

"At Woodstock, it was "don't take the brown acid." The advice for those looking to score seats at a North Carolina basketball game is, "Don't buy the pink tickets." Unless you're a current student at UNC with a valid student ID, you can't get into the Dean E. Smith Center with one of those pastel passes, no matter how much you paid that stranger in the parking lot for it."
Pink Tickets Just for Students
The News-Observer

"More rest for Carolina's best players as well as better quality performances from the reserves has allowed Williams to see more of the frenetic pace he favors on the defensive end of the court as well as the offensive end."
Deep Bench Has UNC Rested for Kentucky
The Fayetteville Observer

"This is a big game for a reason. CBS doesn't televise a game nationally and turn Billy Packer loose at the microphone unless the participants can get ratings from coast to coast."
UNC seeks revenge vs. `Cats
The Charlotte Observer

"Last season at Rupp Arena, UNC had a second-half lead over the Wildcats despite numerous struggles -- shoddy defense, sloppy play and poor shot selection. The Tar Heels, though, couldn't stop Kentucky when they had to."
Heels try to end four-game losing streak to Wildcats
The Durham Herald Sun

"North Carolina proved Wednesday that it can win on the road and survive when playing at a snail's pace. Now it must show that it can beat Kentucky in its climb back toward the top of college basketball."
Tar Heels Back in Action Today
The Winston-Salem Journal

"When eighth-ranked Kentucky visits No. 9 UNC today at the Smith Center, it will be the Wildcats who must acclimate a young lineup to life on the road against a well-aged opponent."
Older, wiser Tar Heels set to take on Kentucky
The Greensboro News-Record

"So which McCants will show up today when the No.9-ranked Heels (5-1) play host to the No.8 Wildcats (4-0), the one who shot 2of7 and scored four points with five turnovers in 22 minutes against UK last season or the one who torched eventual national champion Connecticut for 27 points in one of North Carolina's biggest wins?"
Which McCants will show up vs. UK?
The Louisville Courier-Journal

"UK Coach Tubby Smith said the Cats will give McCants several defensive looks, beginning with Kelenna Azubuike and Hayes. "One guy can't shut down a great player," he said. "That's like asking one player to defend Jerry Rice or Michael Jordan."
Can't Stop McCants With Just One cat
The Lexington Herald-Leader

"It's examination time for Kentucky today. After warming up with four cupcake opponents (to borrow a term popularized by Dick Vitale), UK faces North Carolina. For this battle of the bluest of college basketball bluebloods, the Cats will bring their bluebooks and No. 2 pencils. "
Kiddy cats get first test
The Lexington Herald-Leader

"Considering how little North Carolina's Rashad McCants accomplished in last season's game with Kentucky, quite a bit came out of the whole ordeal."
McCants Wants to Forget Last Year
The Jacksonville Daily News

Carolina Football

"Bobby Bowden visited Tuesday. Steve Spurrier dropped by Wednesday. Neither could persuade Cameron Sexton, a lifelong North Carolina fan and one of the nation's top-rated high school quarterbacks."
Scotland County QB picks UNC
The Greensboro News-Record

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