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North Carolina swingman Rashad McCants on Monday participated in shooting drills with his team for the first time since Feb. 19. But the junior sharpshooter, who has missed four games because of an intestinal disorder, has not been cleared to fully practice, and UNC coach Roy Williams said he's "not counting on him" for the ACC Tournament.
McCants on the mend
The News and Observer

Don't scratch Rashad McCants off North Carolina's ACC tournament roster yet. After missing four games with an intestinal disorder, McCants was scheduled to see if he can shoot and break a sweat Monday and today without ill effects."
McCants iffy for weekend
The Charlotte Observer

Rashad McCants was to have participated in a shooting drill yesterday at North Carolina to see if he is regaining strength from an intestinal disorder. Team doctors have not cleared McCants to return to practice. Coach Roy Williams does not expect McCants to play in this week's ACC Tournament, but said he could know more about McCants' situation on Wednesday.
McCants' status for tourney is uncertain
The Winston-Salem Journal

Sean May's toughest critic was in town Sunday for dinner and a game. After the North Carolina junior feasted on Duke for 26 points and 24 rebounds in a remarkable 75-73 comeback victory at the Smith Center, May and his father, former Indiana great Scott May, broke bread and broke down the Tar Heels' national-championship potential. At least for one night, there wasn't much to criticize.
May has "the best game of my career" to power Heels to title
The Greensboro News and Record

May now has eight consecutive double-doubles, a streak that started in Durham with 23 points and 18 rebounds on Feb. 9. That streak equals Mitch Kupchak's double-double run in 1975-76, but research by UNC's sports information staff reveals May is nowhere near a school record.
May good, but record way off
The Durham Herald-Sun

The ACC's baby-blue bully is back. North Carolina, perhaps the nation's most successful program before it fell from grace earlier this decade, again is ruling the league. The Tar Heels clinched the ACC regular-season championship Sunday after rallying from a nine-point deficit in the final three minutes to beat Duke.
Tar Heels clicking once again
The Washington Times

In recent years, playing Duke in the ACC Tournament has left North Carolina feeling blue - until last night.
UNC has Latta fun
The Winston-Salem Journal

It was downright unladylike for awhile before it became one-sided. Elbows flew. UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell and Duke coach Gail Goestenkors gave the referees so many earfuls in the first half the two women and a man in stripes needed headache powders. One North Carolina player, Leah Metcalf, remained on the court during a timeout explaining to one ref why two fouls called on her were anything but.
UNC women's title win watched by record crowd
The Greensboro News and Record

Tim Cluess doesn't like to compare Danny Green to any particular college or pro basketball player, but he does like to talk about his standout's future. Green, a 6-foot-5 swingman from Manhasset (N.Y.) St. Mary's High School, will spend at least the next year of that future at the University of North Carolina as he signed a letter-of-intent with the Tar Heels in November.
Green should bring versatility to UNC
The Fayetteville Observer


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