Monday's UNC Links

Today's Carolina links from around the 'net ...

Carolina Basketball

Everything was right, for once in his life. Sports Illustrated had dissected it, given him the literary equivalent of a SportsCentury segment. He was on Jerry Stackhouse pace, J.R. Reid status, on the verge of never not being mentioned as a living legend in the (sorry, UConn) college basketball capital of the world. He'd listened to Tupac, loved Jay-Z. All eyes were on him because his gift was too often his curse. He was the most feared man player in unprofessional basketball. Then it happened. "Your moms has ... "
From Heaven To Hell and UNC

Every Selection Sunday, the granddaddy of basketball tournaments becomes a red-headed stepchild. By Monday morning, you barely notice the new ACC champion amid all the Pacifics, Niagaras and Chattanoogas.
Tourney falls into shadows
Raleigh News & Observer

North Carolina on Friday will play a scrappy team that only joined Division I within the past decade, is making its first NCAA Tournament appearance and would fit Cinderella's glass slipper quite nicely. The question is, which team?
Either team in for trouble
Raleigh News & Observer

Oakland University coach Greg Kampe can hardly contain his exuberance about possibly reaching Charlotte to become one of the tournament's all-time underdogs against Roy Williams' North Carolina Tar Heels.
Opportunity knocks for play-in teams
Greensboro News & Record

North Carolina was a virtual lock for a top seed after finishing first in the ACC regular-season race, so it wasn't hurt by a loss to Georgia Tech in the semifinals here on Saturday.
Five teams from ACC make NCAA Tournament
Winston-Salem Journal

Tulsa will name Michigan State assistant coach Doug Wojcik as its new men's basketball coach at a noon ET news conference Monday ... Wojcik is considered one of the top assistants in the country. He played at Navy with David Robinson, and also was in the spotlight when he was an assistant under Matt Doherty at North Carolina.
Wojcik inheriting team that finished 9-20

Coach Buzz Peterson, who was 61-59 in four years and failed to lead the Vols to an NCAA Tournament appearance, was fired yesterday, multiple sources told The Tennessean.
UT fires Peterson
The Tennessean

Inside Carolina Top Stories