Tar Heels Face NCCU Eagles, 9pm-ESPNU

Here’s a short piece from the Raleigh News and Observer about North Carolina Central’s basketball team, who will visit Chapel Hill tonight. It’s a nice story; it’s always cool to see the perspective of young guys playing at a smaller school, visiting the Mecca of college basketball and playing against a team they cheer for when they are off the court.

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I think it’s great that Central made the move to be a Division I school. It’s obvious that it’s taken a lot of hard work, and they’ve put in some tough traveling miles over the past two years. It seems to be paying off, though. As junior C.J. Wilkerson puts it, “I wanted to come here because it’s Division I and because of Coach Moton.” It’s also interesting to note that the Eagles will start a senior named Joshua Worthy. He’ll be able to look up into the rafters tonight and check out the jersey of a pretty influential “Big Game” player with the same last name. We wish Central the best of luck. We only hope the Tar Heels fare better against these Eagles than we did against the Boston College birds last year.