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Preseason or exhibition, whatever you want to call it, North Carolina used Wednesday's men's basketball game against St. Augustine's as a public unveiling. And there is plenty to see in the fourth and deepest version of Roy Williams' Tar Heels.
Tar Heels' talent show displays a deep cast
The News and Observer

Tyler Hansbrough used the first exhibition game as his coming-out party last season. On Wednesday night, Brandan Wright followed suit.
Wright stuff for the Heels
The Durham Herald-Sun

Wright was the only freshman to start for the Tar Heels and made the most of the opportunity with 10 of North Carolina's first 13 points. He is listed at 6-foot-9, but has the longest build of any Tar Heel in recent memory. Think Sam Perkins, only a lot skinnier and with the ability to run the floor like a gazelle.
OBSERVATIONS FROM NORTH CAROLINA VS. ST. AUGUSTINE'S
The Charlotte Observer

North Carolina overwhelmed Saint Augustine's with height, speed and depth last night in a 110-79 win at the Smith Center in the first exhibition game for both teams.
UNC races past St. Augustine's
The Winston Salem Journal

Roy Williams determined the combinations he would use and the rotations he would implement prior to North Carolina's exhibition men's basketball game Wednesday night at the Smith Center. He won't keep that strategy during the season, but he received a wide sampling of what his team can do during a 110-79 thrashing of Division II St. Augustine's.
Wright shines in debut with Tar Heels
The Burlington Times-News

Carolina Football


Ronnie McGill approached the North Carolina coaching staff earlier this week with a suggestion about his role in Saturday's game at Notre Dame and for the rest of the season.
UNC's McGill asks for heavier workload
The Winston Salem Journal

Charlie Weis didn't even bother to come up with an interesting tidbit about why North Carolina is impressive.
Tar Heels having a rough season, but not ready to throw in the towel
The Gary Post-Tribune

The late coach Elmer Aldridge at Avery County High in Newland used a saying that still guides Navy coach Paul Johnson. "Coach told me one time, `Never try to teach a pig to sing. It will frustrate you and annoy the pig,' " Johnson said. That lesson has helped Johnson guide Navy to an unprecedented three straight bowls, a streak the Midshipmen (5-3) will extend if they win Saturday at Duke to cement a bid to Charlotte's Meineke Car Care Bowl.
Would Navy coach right UNC's ship?
The Charlotte Observer

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