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Video: Celtics' Tyler Zeller makes spinning game-winning buzzer-beater against Jazz

The Jazz used the enormous Rudy Gobert to contest Marcus Smart‘s inbound, leaving the paint just open enough – with a recovering Gobert – for Tyler Zeller to find an opening. Credit Smart for making that tough pass, too. View Video...

Mariners' Dustin Ackley focused on ending slow starts

The spring push accelerates today for the Mariners when they open their Cactus League schedule against complex co-tenant San Diego at Peoria Stadium. That goes double for left fielder Dustin Ackley. Manager Lloyd McClendon is promising heavy duty for Ackley in an effort to wean him away from his dreadful starts over the last two seasons. (Spokane Spokesman-Review)

No. 11 Carolina Baseball Beats VCU, 6-5

Brian Miller scored from third on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth as No. 11 North Carolina beat visiting VCU 6-5 Wednesday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. VCU scored three times in the top of the ninth before the Tar Heels loaded the bases against Sean Thompson ahead the wild pitch. Freshman left-hander Nick Raquet stranded two Rams in the ninth to pick up his first career win in relief. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina-Duke: Classic SI Photos

Considered one of the most intense rivalries in all of sports, two schools separated by eight miles and two shades of blue, the North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils men's basketball teams usually rank amongst the nation’s best when they meet. Here are some classic SI photos of the rivalry over the years. (Sports Illustrated)

Updated ACC Tournament Seeding Scenarios for UNC

With the win over Georgia Tech, UNC moves to 11-6 in ACC play and locks down no worse than 5th place in the ACC. The Tar Heels can still move up to the 4 seed but need some help. 4 seed scenario No. 1: UNC beats Duke, Louisville loses to Notre Dame and Virginia. UNC would finish 12-6 and in sole possession of fourth place. (Tar Heel Blog)

Q&A with UNC coach Larry Fedora

Perhaps no ACC team has as much intrigue this spring as North Carolina, which brought in Gene Chizik to revamp the defense and will go to battle without starting QB Marquise Williams, who is out for the spring with a hip injury. To get a feel for where the Heels are at, we talked with coach Larry Fedora about some of the biggest spring storylines. (ESPN.com)

On the creation of the Charlie "Choo-Choo" Justice statue

Shortly after Charlie Justice’s death on October 17, 2003, teammate Joe Neikirk approached Hugh Morton with an idea for a statue. Morton, who had worked with his friend Sculptor Johnpaul Harris on other projects like the Mildred and cubs statue and the deer habitat at Grandfather Mountain, immediately called his friend to see if he would be interested in a football statue. (A View to Hugh)

Bethel: DTH Editorial unfairly represented film

A recent Daily Tar Heel editorial about me exemplifies the very sensationalism and unethical journalism that have motivated me to make a documentary film titled “Unverified.” Hiding behind the anonymity of the editorial board, the writer(s) have flagrantly mischaracterized the purpose of the film and my motivation for making it. The entire editorial is based on the false premise that my blog and my film are attempts to deny any wrongdoing took place related to the infamous paper classes. (Daily Tar Heel)

Ranking college basketball's history of 30-0 teams

7. 1956-57 North Carolina Tar Heels. Went 32-0 and won the NCAA title. Maybe the most overlooked dominant team in the history of the sport. The Tar Heels, coached by Frank McGuire, are led by Lennie Rosenbluth's 28.0 points per game and Pete Brennan's 10.4 boards average (Rosenbluth's 895 points that season is still a school record). UNC took down Wilt Chamberlain and Kansas in the title game, a triple-overtime 54-53 burner. (CBS Sports)

Career Reflections From Brian Roberts

The baseball season is underway. The Tar Heels have started their season and major league teams are well into spring training. For the first time in his life, one former Tar Heel will not be putting on the spikes and taking the field. On October 17, 2014, former UNC star and long-time Baltimore Oriole, Brian Roberts, officially announced his retirement from baseball. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Berry, Pinson, Jackson Post Georgia Tech Interviews

UNC freshmen Joel Berry, Theo Pinson, and Justin Jackson talked to the media following the Tar Heel's win at Georgia Tech on Tuesday. View Video...

Joel Berry comes into his own at Georgia Tech

Sometimes the biggest things come in the smallest packages. Sometimes it appears as points. Other times it’s assists, or blocks, or any number of minute statistics that fail to capture the scope of a moment. Perhaps it’s something different entirely. Tuesday night, during the North Carolina men’s basketball team’s 81-49 demolition of Georgia Tech, it was all three from one player — Joel Berry. (Daily Tar Heel)

Extra Points: Back East

So what are the odds that two defensive coaches travel 1,200 miles from Lincoln, Neb., to Chapel Hill within two weeks of one another to join the coaching staff of the Tar Heels? First John Papuchis joins Larry Fedora’s staff in February as linebackers coach from his previous stint as Nebraska’s defensive coordinator, then Charlton Warren vacates as the Cornhuskers’ secondary coach to take the same job with the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Roy Williams Post-Georgia Tech Press Conference

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams spoke to the media following the Tar Heels' 81-49 victory at Georgia Tech on Tuesday. View Video...

Mike Morin hopes to fill seventh-inning reliever spot with Angels

The seventh-inning relief role held by Kevin Jepsen last season is up for grabs, and Angels right-hander Mike Morin plans to seize it. "Once Jeppy got traded to Tampa Bay," Morin said before Monday's workout, "that was my goal." Morin, 23, had a strong rookie season in 2014, going 4-4 with a 2.90 earned-run average in 60 games, striking out 54 and walking 19 in 59 innings, and stranding 34 of 43 inherited runners. (Los Angeles Times)

UNC football opens up spring practice

It's early for the UNC football team — it has completed just two spring practices so far — but there has been an aura of optimism and excitement around Navy Practice Fields over the past few days. With the defense adjusting to a new system, as well as the coaches that have come along to implement it, players and coaches are hopeful of what's to come for the Tar Heel football program. (Daily Tar Heel)

Lucas: Many Happy Returns

Theo Pinson missed plenty while injuring his foot at Wake Forest on Jan. 21. But at no point during the 11 games he missed did he forget how to count. Pinson’s sudden appearance in the closing minutes of Tuesday’s 81-49 victory over Georgia Tech was the game’s most unexpected highlight. Roy Williams had said on Monday he did not expect his freshman to play. (GoHeels.com)

Freshmen Pace Tar Heels In Win Over Georgia Tech

While Theo Pinson made his return late in No. 19 North Carolina’s 81-49 win over Georgia Tech on Tuesday, it was his classmates – Joel Berry and Justin Jackson - that sparked an explosive run early in building an 18-point halftime lead. Neither Berry nor Jackson played much like freshmen at McCamish Pavilion as both attacked with confidence. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Scramble Past Yellow Jackets

No. 19 North Carolina routed Georgia Tech in their first meeting on Feb. 21 with a lethal display of offensive efficiency. The Tar Heels delivered a similar result through a different manner on Tuesday, scoring 25 points off 18 Yellow Jacket turnovers. The Yellow Jackets committed seven turnovers in their first 13 possessions in falling behind by seven points. (Inside Carolina)

New coaches aim to improve UNC defense

If North Carolina’s defensive backs start feeling a bit bored during spring practices, then new coach Charlton Warren is doing his job. For Warren, drilling in the fundamentals and basic defensive set is the first priority he has to tackle in during the spring season. “We’re taking it slow,” said Warren, who previously coached at Nebraska and Air Force before landing in Chapel Hill. (Durham Herald-Sun)

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