Posted March 06, 2012 on
CHAPEL HILL – University of North Carolina forward Tyler Zeller is the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball Player of the Year and forward John Henson is the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year, the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association announced Tuesday.

No. 4 Tar Heels ready to prove themselves in ACCs

North Carolina was a preseason No. 1 stocked with experience and potential NBA talent that cruised through the regular season showing only flashes of the dominant form everyone had expected. The fourth-ranked Tar Heels have gotten everyone's attention again. North Carolina clinched the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship by overwhelming Duke in its famously...

Zeller, Krzyzewski headline ACC awards

The college basketball regular season is finally over, and with it comes the parade of all-conference teams and league honors. The following is how I voted for the ACCs teams and award winners: 1st-TeamTyler Zeller, North CarolinaMike Scott, VirginiaJohn Henson, North Carolina Kendall Marshall, North CarolinaAustin Rivers, Duke Explanation: It came down to Marshall, Rivers and UNCs...

North Carolina Tar Heels Getting Love from Vegas

North Carolina Tar Heels Getting Love from VegasEverybody counted on UNC to play with a chip on their shoulder going into the 2011-2012 NCAA basketball season, particularly us. Now, it seems like the Tarheels are determined to finish the season in the same fashion, especially after an impressive victory against Duke. image credit: The win against the Blue Devils moved...

North Carolina Basketball: Zeller and Henson receiver more accolades from the Conference

The voting for first team All-ACC was close between Tyler Zeller and and Virginia’s Mike Scott, as just two points divided them. The one for the conference’s Player of the Year was not, as the seven footer from Chapel Hill won it in a landslide, collecting 45 votes, with Scott coming in second with 14. The only other two to get votes were UNC’s Harrison Barnes (2) and John...

North Carolina Basketball: Four players make All-ACC Teams

Yesterday the Atlantic Coast Conference voted on their All-Conference teams, and while some thought that Kendall Marshall was shunned in not being part of the first team, the way I see it is that point guard was the sixth player as far as votes, making four out of the top half dozen all players that don the carolina blue. Tyler Zeller, 186 votes, was the only unanimous pick on the...

Spelling FAIL: UNC Government Taunting Duke Via Twitter Is Disaster

The North Carolina Tar Heels made a statement by rolling into Cameron Indoor Saturday night and stomping Duke 88-70 to win the ACC title. Of course, Carolina fans were quick to gloat afterward. Someone on the Carolina student government decided to do so via Twitter, telling their Duke counterparts about the beating their team took. Let this be a lesson. When taunting, always have...

Bracketography: North Carolina peaking at the right time

For a team that experienced its championship coronation in November, the Tar Heels have flown mostly under the radar this season. Yes, North Carolina has spent all of the season in the Top 10, but it wasn’t until Saturday’s blasting of Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium that everyone let out a collective, “Wow. That UNC team is really good and looks like a No. 1 seed.” At this...

All ACC Teams

Conference play is over, so it is time to do my all conference teams for each conference. Today I look at the ACC. Find out who have been the best players in the ACC so far. I will also give my player, coach and rookie of the year in the ACC. Player of the Year: Tyler Zeller (North Carolina) Coach of the Year: Leonard Hamilton (Florida State) Freshman of the Year: Austin...

ACC Conference Tournament preview and predictions

If Duke or North Carolina wins the ACC tournament they will likely be a number 1 seed.  Miami and NC State are square on the bubble and both needs wins.  So there is a lot on the line in this tournament. So, who do I predict to win the ACC tournament? Find out below along with my picks for every game. Top 5 Players 1.Tyler Zeller, North Carolina Sr. – Zeller has...

Three Heels on All-ACC First Team

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the voting results for the all-conference team on Monday, as chosen by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Three Tar Heels - Tyler Zeller, John Henson and Harrison Barnes - made First Team, while Kendall Marshall earned Second Team honors.

ACC Morning Linkfest 3/7

The ACC announced individual postseason awards yesterday with Tyler Zeller winning player of the year, Austin Rivers taking Freshman of the Year, John Henson picking up Defensive Player of the Year, and Leonard Hamilton winning Coach of the Year.  Those awards have been talked about enough, so lets move on. The other news from Tuesday was that Ryan Kelly will miss the ACC Tournament...
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