MARCUS PAIGE NEWS

UNC Holds Annual Basketball Awards Ceremony

Let's just say Marcus Paige cleaned up. Via UNC press release CHAPEL HILL – University of North Carolina sophomore guard Marcus Paige won nine awards, including the Dean Smith Most Valuable Player honor, at the men’s basketball team’s awards ceremony Tuesday evening. The Marion, Iowa, native also was named team co-captain, won the team’s top academic award and the Carolina...
Via SCACC Hoops
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ultra Early All-America Teams for the 2014-15 College Basketball Season

Here is the next piece of the Ultra Early 2014-15 season preview: the All-America Teams. Note: There are a bunch of players who would be All-Americans but are expected to leave school early for the NBA Draft. They have been left out off these teams but will be added if they surprise us and decide to come back to school. First Team Marcus Paige, North Carolina Paige was already...
Via The Catch and Shoot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Paige speaks to UNC trustees about student-athletes

In a bit of a pushback against the ongoing media narrative concerning UNC's athletics and academics, several Tar Heel athletes along with athletic director Bubba Cunningham addressed the Board of Trustees regarding that subject on Thursday. One of the participating athletes was Tar Heel basketball player Marcus Paige. Video via the News and Observer Bubba Cunningham Marcus Paige...
Via SCACC Hoops
20 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC’s Marcus Paige Announced He Will Return for His Junior Season

North Carolina star Marcus Paige announced via Twitter that he will forego the NBA draft this year and instead will be returning to school next year for his junior season, sort of. Time to move on and focus on improving this offseason. Next year has a chance to be special! — Marcus Paige (@marcuspaige5) March 25, 2014 Some are arguing that this was a generic tweet about UNC basketball...
Via BlackSportsOnline
23 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC standout Marcus Paige confirms he will return for junior season

North Carolina star Marcus Paige confirmed via Twitter on Monday that he will return to Chapel Hill for his junior season rather than make himself available for the NBA Draft. Paige averaged 17.5 points and 4.2 assists this season. He led the Tar Heels to 24 wins and the NCAA Tournament, where they lost 85-83 to Iowa State on Sunday in the Round of 32. Paige's decision means...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC’s Marcus Paige Announces On Twitter That He’ll Return For His Junior Year

North Carolina sophomore guard Marcus Paige was easily one of the most improved players in all of college basketball this past season. Paige, who more than doubled his scoring average this season to 17.5 points per game, single-handedly kept the Tar Heels in numerous games, helping resurrect a team that struggled to play consistent basketball for the first half of the year. But unlike...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Paige’s Sister Posts Heartfelt Message About Her Brother After UNC’s Loss

The North Carolina Tar Heels, like many of their ACC colleagues, won’t be marching onto the Sweet 16 this season after falling to Iowa State in an absolutely incredible game Sunday afternoon. But it’s not for the lack of effort by sophomore guard Marcus Paige. Paige, who more than doubled his scoring average this past season, repeatedly put the team on his back during a year...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Paige Standing Tall

SAN ANTONIO – Marcus Paige sat tucked away in a corner of the locker room moments following North Carolina’s season-ending loss to Iowa State, trying to hold back tears but failing, as he sought to accept blame for the third-round exit.
Via northcarolina.scout.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Paige Pulls Through As North Carolina Holds On

The North Carolina Tar Heels survived their toughest task of the season on Friday night, as they rallied late to overcome a tough Providence Friars team that did not deserve to lose in such a fashion. What was supposed to be a one-way encounter on paper turned out to be one of the closest and most exciting finishes of the NCAA Tournament so far. North Carolina has had possibly one...
Via Players View
25 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: UNC vs Providence

The Road to the Final Four begins tonight for UNC The graphic is done by … Samuel Wilking … more of his work can be seen at …  Tar Heel Nation For Carolina it’s time to put away the ups and downs of the regular season. For the Tar Heels it is the moment to forget the early exit from the post season conference tournament. It is now time to focus on what is the true “survive...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Paige, UNC look to put best foot forward in NCAA tourney

Last weekend, North Carolina was potentially a win away from a No. 5 seed, perhaps 1-2 wins away from being seeded even higher. But a Friday loss to Pittsburgh in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals leaves the Tar Heels on a two-game losing streak and searching for answers without a lot of time to find them. The answer, though, really lies right in front of them. "The biggest...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Paige, UNC look to put best foot forward in NCAA tourney

Last weekend, North Carolina was potentially a win away from a No. 5 seed, perhaps 1-2 wins away from being seeded even higher. But a Friday loss to Pittsburgh in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals leaves the Tar Heels on a two-game losing streak and searching for answers without a lot of time to find them. The answer, though, really lies right in front of them. "The biggest thing...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
28 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina's Marcus Paige looks toward possible NCAA showdown vs. ISU

The bracket had barely hit the television screen Sunday evening when Marcus Paige’s cellphone lit up. Immediately, his buddies did something coaches preach against: They looked ahead to a potential Sunday game between North Carolina, Paige’s team, and Iowa State in the third round of the NCAA Tournament’s East Regional in San Antonio, Texas. “Half my high school (is) Iowa...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC’s hopes rest on James Michael McAdoo, Marcus Paige

James Michael McAdoo and Marcus Paige understand that now it’s mostly up to them – that how they play in North Carolina’s next game will determine whether the Tar Heels have another game to play, and that how they played in that one, if there is one, will determine whether UNC’s season lives on. The Tar Heels have been at their best when they’ve been balanced, when role...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC: Roy Williams and Marcus Paige Meet the Media

UNC head coach Roy Williams and sophomore guard Marcus Paige met with the media on Tuesday to discuss UNC's upcoming round of 64 game against the #11 seeded Providence Friars. Williams indicated that UNC had had one of their best practices of the season and there has been a lot focus on rebounding. As noted here, the Tar Heels have seen their offensive rebounding rate suffer...
Via SCACC Hoops
29 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament: East Region Preview

East Region (Host: Big East Conference)Regional Location: Madison Square Garden (New York, NY)Top 4 Seeds: (1) Virginia, (2) Villanova, (3) Iowa State, (4) Michigan State Best First Round Games:(6) North Carolina vs. (11) Providence: A matchup of two of the best players in the country as UNC's Marcus Paige takes on Big East Tournament Champion Providence Friars and Bryce Cotton...
Via College Hoops Digest
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Paige Will Decide How Far The Tar Heels Go

Amidst the departure of P.J. Hairston (off the court), Dexter Strickland (senior), and Reggie Bullock (draft), the North Carolina Tar Heels foundation was being eradicated. Prior to last season Harrison Barnes, John Henson, Tyler Zeller, and Kendall Marshall decided to forgo their remaining seasons and […] The post Marcus Paige Will Decide How Far The Tar Heels Go appeared first...
Via The League News
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt defeats North Carolina to advance to ACC semifinals

With a 20-point lead late in the second half, Pitt was preparing to put its John Hancock on North Carolina. Before the ink could dry on Pitt's first signature win of the season, the Tar Heels used a frantic full-court press and Marcus Paige's hot hand to put the Panthers in a familiar position. This time, despite spotty free-throw shooting, Pitt held onto a single-digit...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: It’s tourney time

It will be a tough game for a Carolina team that hasn’t played in almost a week The graphic is done by … Samuel Wilking … more of his work can be seen at …  Tar Heel Nation If there was one word that could truly go with UNC’s season is… emotions. From the great wins against top teams, to the head scratching losses. From the 0-3 & 1-4 start in the conference, to...
Via isportsweb.com
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Williams Perfectly Happy with 2nd Half Marcus Paige

One of the oddest aspects of the current Tar Heel season is the cold and hot nature of Marcus Paige's play over the course of the single game. The sophomore guard has been quiet offensively in the first half of most games then seemingly unstoppable in the second half. In games where UNC needs a big play in the second half, it is Paige who has usually provided it. However the...
Via SCACC Hoops
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Parker, Warren, Paige on all-ACC first team

A Duke program that’s seen so much excellence over the years experienced a rarity on Monday. On the same day he was named first-team all-ACC, Duke’s Jabari Parker joined Austin Rivers in 2012 as the only two Blue Devils freshmen to be named a first-team all-American. The Sporting News honored Parker, a 6-8 forward, as one of the nation’s five best players. He’s the only...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC Basketball: Tar Heels awarded postseason honors

UNC Basketball: Tar Heels awarded postseason honorsUNC’s James Michael McAdoo (43) drives past N.C. State’s Ralston Turner (22) and Anthony “Cat” Barber (2) in the first half. (Photo credit: Ethan Hyman/News & Observer) UNC basketball sophomore guard Marcus Paige and junior forward James Michael McAdoo have earned postseason honors as members of either All-ACC teams or...
Via isportsweb.com
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Sporting News Names Paige All-American

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Sporting News has named University of North Carolina sophomore point guard Marcus Paige a second-team All-America.
Via northcarolina.scout.com
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: The real ACC rivalry (Part II)

North Carolina Basketball: The real ACC rivalry (Part II)The last game of the regular season for both teams and the biggest rivalry in college basketball The graphic is done by … Samuel Wilking … more of his work can be seen at …  Tar Heel Nation Then there was one… one last game in the regular season that is. And for UNC that means the return match up against their arch...
Via isportsweb.com
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke, UNC aim to get back on track in rivalry rematch

DURHAM, N.C. -- As the second meeting between rivals Duke and North Carolina looms, neither team is playing well. Duke is coming off of an 82-72 loss to a below-average Wake Forest team on Wednesday night, while North Carolina squandered a 15-point first-half lead against Notre Dame and squeaked out a two-point win on Monday. But let's rewind for a moment -- to Jan. 25 After...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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