North Carolina coach Roy Williams said he never thought the NBA would pass a rule requiring its players to be 19 and a year removed from high school, so he only recruited high school star Greg Oden "a little bit."
Buckeyes challenge Tar Heels
Raleigh News & Observer
"We're not trying to prove that we're the top freshman class," Ellington said. "We're just trying to prove that we're the better team. We just want to go out and play hard and leave everything out there and leave no doubt that we're the better team."
Buckeyes face UNC in battle of classes
North Carolina isn't struggling, but it is looking for answers to several perplexing questions heading into today's showdown with unbeaten Ohio State in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
Heels seeking more consistency
"I told our staff last January that when the ACC-Big Ten Challenge came around this year that we'd play Ohio State," he said. "I think it was because of the recruiting classes and the expectations that people are going to have for both teams. I think it was set up a long time ago just for those reasons."
Buckeyes roll into town for a showdown
Daily Tar Heel
The final buzzer. That's what Ohio State men's basketball coach Thad Matta said he's looking forward to about today's game at North Carolina.
Tar Heel country awaits the Buckeyes
Dayton Daily News
When Thad Matta took charge of the Ohio State program two years ago, after brief stays at Xavier and his alma mater, Butler, he looked around for a blueprint for success at a large state university, where he had never worked.
Carolina is a blueprint for success