North Carolina basketball fans can close out 2006 in ideal fashion today by attending a home game at the Smith Center. As an added bonus, those in attendance for UNC's game (3 p.m., FSS) against Dayton will get to see 2005 NCAA champions Raymond Felton, Sean May and Rashad McCants return to have their jerseys honored.
Trio of jerseys to be honored today
The Durham Herald-Sun
With three point guards ahead of him in the rotation, North Carolina senior Wes Miller didn't think he would find himself handling the ball much this season.
Until Tar Heels sophomore Bobby Frasor and junior Quentin Thomas came up limping with foot injuries.
Miller sticks to mantra, makes himself key for UNC
The News and Observer
This is a special day for North Carolina basketball.
Three of the players who came to the rescue of the program at its greatest time of need will be honored for their accomplishments.
A place of honor
The Chapel Hill News
At no point during the University of North Carolina's pursuit of Rashad McCants as a coveted basketball recruit did McCants ever dream of the day that his uniform number would be retired.
McCants caught Tar Heels' eye in time
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune
When you see Tyler Hansbrough off the basketball court, he looks like he would help your grandmother carry her groceries. He seems shy and quiet in interviews.
When he's on the court, however, "Psycho T" (nicknamed for his intensity) becomes arguably the most passionate and driven big man in college basketball.
'Psycho T' stands in UD's way today
The Dayton Daily News
Dayton's No. 1 concern this week is rebounding. The Flyers were outrebounded 45-22 by Pittsburgh last Saturday, and North Carolina averages 43.5 boards per game (12 more than its opponents).
Rebounding, not Tar Heels' reputation, worries Flyers
The Dayton Daily News
Two years after winning the NCAA tournament, North Carolina began the 2006-07 season with a new look, giving five freshman significant playing time.
On Sunday, the team's makeover will become more apparent as the second-ranked Tar Heels (11-1) unveil a revised look to their uniforms before taking on Dayton in Chapel Hill.
Dayton North Carolina Preview
The Associated Press