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Tommy Kearns News & Bio


Name:Tommy Kearns
Hometown:Bergenfield, NJ
High School:Saint Ann's Academy
Born:October 6, 1936 (84)
Height/Weight:5-11, 185
Position:Guard
Notes:Basketball
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Triangle Timehop: Today in local college basketball history
March 16, 1957: North Carolina knocked off Syracuse 67-58 to get to the Final Four, where the 1957 Tar Heels would finish off an unbeaten...

Long, light-blue line is the selling point for Cole Anthony at Carolina
Point Guard University. Cole Anthony will join the long light-blue line of young men who go to UNC to lead the basketball program, a lineage...

Carolina Insider Podcast: 1957 roundtable discussion, Nassir Little/Coby White NBA decisions
Jones Angell and Adam Lucas discuss Nassir Little and Coby White's NBA decisions, Carolina Blues Brothers, #StoryTime, and a roundtable discussion with the three living...

Video: Tar Heel Legend Tommy Kearns Gives Back with Leadership Gift to Carolina Basketball
Sixty-one years after Tommy Kearns was the starting point guard on UNC's 1957 basketball team, the first Tar Heel team to win an NCAA championship,...

Lucas: Making His Point
Sixty-one years after Tommy Kearns was the starting point guard on the 1957 UNC team, the first Tar Heel team to win an NCAA championship,...

UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 41-50
50. Brendan Haywood (1997-2001, C, 7-0, Greensboro, N.C.) With apologies to John Henson’s shot-blocking brilliance in 2011 and 2012, Haywood’s senior season (2001) is still...

Lucas: Seniors Ready For Responsibility
Part of Carolina’s senior class has already accomplished something that hasn’t been done by a pair of Tar Heel seniors in nearly 60 years. Marcus...

Lennie Rosenbluth & Pete Brennan: Kansas and Wilt Go Down!
We really thought coach McGuire was joking when he mentioned Tommy Kearns jumping against Wilt Chamberlain at breakfast that morning. But when (assistant coach) Buck...

Plenty of star power in UNC's traveling party
Among those in UNC’s traveling party, which toured the USS Carl Vinson on Wednesday evening, were a bevy of former Tar Heel starters and standouts,...

Lucas: Newark Notebook
The Tar Heels had an abbreviated open practice Thursday afternoon at the Prudential Center before traveling to Seton Hall for their "real" practice. Taking some...


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