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John Henson loves to smile. Sometimes, he just cant help it.
Following a poorly played win at Virginia last season, Henson sat at his locker answering questions about the Tar Heels performance that afternoon. As the questions got more critical, a smile emerged on Hensons face.
I dont know what to tell you, he said. We just didnt play well but we got the win, though.
Henson is 6-foot-10, thin, has a wingspan of someone 7-4, can leap through the top of an arena, has an amazing defensive knack for swatting opponents shots anywhere hed like, and is a positive influence inside the locker room.
The Tampa native is also a big kid. He loves to joke around, and if you ever talk to him up close, disregard the long legs and arms and the massive hands, he looks like a kid in his face.
Yeah, I can see that, said teammate Dexter Strickland, a junior like Henson. He certainly acts like one a lot.
But theres something within Henson that transforms him once he steps onto the basketball court...
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On the heels of a third straight ACC regular season title several Tar Heels were honored by the ACC on Thursday as senior Matt Hedges earned ACC Defensive Player of the Year, freshman Mikey Lopez was selected as the ACC Freshman of the Year and Tar Heel head coach Carlos Somoano was named the ACC Coach of the year by a vote of the league coaches. The Tar Heels placed a school record...
It was a historic setting and top-ranked North Carolina played the part. Harrison Barnes scored 17 points in the Tar Heels' 67-55 victory over the Spartans aboard the USS Carl Vinson.
Four high school seniors have signed National Letters of Intent to attend the University of North Carolina and play men's basketball for the Tar Heels, head coach Roy Williams announced today.
Following a police escort from the San Diego airport, the Tar Heel basketball traveling party took a guided tour of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier on Wednesday afternoon. The behind-the-scenes look was an eye-opening look at their host for the next 48 hours.
Chay Shegog finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 20 North Carolina past Carson-Newman, 91-43, Wednesday night in an exhibition contest at Carmichael Arena. Carolina held the Division II Eagles to just 2-of-29 shooting after halftime to turn a close game into a rout.
Inside Carolina's weekly 'State of the Heels' discussion hosted by Buck Sanders, featuring former Tar Heels Scott Lenahan, Deems May, Quincy Monk and Mark Paschal ...
Season Statistics | Vote Gibson for Lowe's Senior CLASS AwardNorth Carolina will play host to Georgia Tech in its penultimate home match of the season Friday, Nov. 11, at 5:15 p.m. from Carmichael Arena. Immediately following the match with the Yellow Jackets will be a viewing party for the Carrier Classic between UNC and Michigan State in men's basketball. Admission to both...
Dawson is under two orders from Tom Izzo: Study Barnes, then play hard and see what happens.
After a successful opening tournament at the Hokie Open a week ago the Tar Heel grapplers will take to the mat once again on Saturday when they participate in the Wrestle For A Cure Duals in Harrisburg, Pa. Carolina will take on some stiff competition on Saturday as they take on nationally-ranked Illinois, Nebraska and Ohio State along with Boston.
Monrovie Angell III is a diehard Carolina fan. Most of his family attended UNC, and he watches the Tar Heels play on TV whenever he can. "Rovie" Angell still turns down the TV sound in favor of the radio call. He did it listening to Woody, listening with his son, now grown and gone. Now when he's listening from Jacksonville, N.C., the voice he hears IS his son's...
With President Barack Obama watching from midcourt, No. 1 North Carolina beat Michigan State 67-55 on Friday night in the Carrier Classic on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson.
Final Stats | Season Statistics | Vote Gibson for Lowe's Senior CLASS AwardNorth Carolina defeated Georgia Tech, 3-1 (25-13, 25-23, 24-26, 25-20) before 1,735 fans at Carmichael Arena. Junior outside hitter Emily McGee posted her 11th double double in UNC's past 13 matches with 13 kills and 11 digs. Kaylie Gibson pitched in 18 digs to pace the defense.
No. 3 North Carolina will look to make it back-to-back ACC Tournament Final appearances Friday when the top-seeded Tar Heels take on fourth-seeded Virginia at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN3 with a bid to the ACC Championship on the line.