North Carolina will step outside the ACC today for the last time in the regular season and face one of college basketball's giant players. UNC Asheville will visit Chapel Hill for a 7 p.m. game at the Smith Center. UNCA will counter Tyler Hansbrough, UNC's All-America center, with Kenny George, a 7-7, 360-pound junior reserve.
North Carolina to take on UNC Asheville, coming off upset win over South Carolina
The Winston-Salem Journal
UNC-Asheville coach Eddie Biedenbach took a flyer on a really tall center out of Chicago who, four years ago, was more interested in studying Chinese and linear algebra than back screens and blocked shots.
Today Kenny George, at 7 feet, 7 inches tall and 360 pounds, is college basketball's all-time tallest player.
But he is no mere attraction; He can play.
Another tall order for Heels
The Columbia State
Roy Williams looks at Quentin Thomas and sees a player whose confidence needs boosting. "That's a big thing with him," North Carolina's coach said during his radio show Monday night.
Thomas hardly is doubting
The Durham Herald-Sun
Kenny George made quite an impression on the Tar Heels the first time he faced them. On Wednesday night, UNC Asheville's 7-foot-7 center could make more than an impression — he could make an impact.
UNCA hope emerging George is a factor against Heels
The Asheville Citizen-Times
As an All-ACC guard at N.C. State in the 1960s, Eddie Biedenbach never backed down from the big boys.
Now in his 12th season as head basketball coach at UNC-Asheville, he still doesn't shy away from formidable opponents.
UNCA courts top opponents
The News and Observer