Tar Heels Today: Recruiting Notes, alumni update, new Jordans, scores & schedule

A look at some UNC basketball recruiting notes, updates on Dante Calabria and Nate Britt, highlights of an historic UNC comeback victory, some sweet new UNC Jordans, and a look at the latest Carolina scores and schedule in this edition of Tar Heels Today.

Friday's News & Notes:

UNC is now recruiting 2018 5-star power forward E.J. Montgomery.

A nice look at UNC's 2019 basketball recruits.

Congratulations to Dante Calabria, who is now a college basketball head coach.

Former UNC guard Nate Britt is playing basketball in Scotland with the Glasgow Rocks, and he's just landed himself a corporate sponsorship.

Nike will release some sweet new Jordans paying homage to each of UNC's 6 NCAA championship teams.

A win today over NC State would be great, but let's hope the team doesn't party like UNC's "High Noon Society" in 1974 or get busted reveling in the South Building like students did 160 years ago.

Friday's Results:

Women's Tennis shut out Winthrop, 4-0

Wrestling beat Pittsburgh, 26-10

Today's Games:

Track & Field at Bob Pollock Invitational (9:00 AM)

Men's Tennis vs. Michigan vs. South Carolina (9:00 AM)

Men's Basketball vs. NC State (Noon, CBS, Streaming Video)

Men's Tennis vs. UNC vs. Drake (12:30 PM)

Swimming & Diving at Duke (1:00 PM)

Women's Tennis vs. Illinois, Winthrop, W&M (3:30 PM)

Today in UNC History:

January 27, 1911
UNC defeats Virginia Christian, 42-21, in UNC's first basketball game. Marvin "Philly" Ritch, considered the Father of Carolina Basketball is the team’s first captain and leading scorer.

January 27, 1993
Florida State leads 73-54 with less than nine minutes to play. UNC reels off 15 straight points and takes the lead for good on a George Lynch steal and dunk with just under two minutes to play. UNC outscores the Seminoles, 28-4, over the last nine minutes. Here's a look back at the soon-to-be national champions.

January 27, 2007
UNC hands legendary Arizona coach Lute Olson his worst career home loss 92-64.

Thought for the Day:

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. --Benjamin Franklin

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