Art Chansky

Chansky’s Notebook: Kentucky-UCLA Upstage All Else

Two Memphis sideshows could help Carolina win the region. The Tar Heels, top seeded in the South, are not favored in most re-seeding of the Sweet Sixteen brackets. USA Today, for example, rates Carolina No. 8 among the remaining teams. While that may be high, the Kentucky-UCLA headliner could help Carolina get out of the South alive, if Butler can be beaten first. By earning the top seed, UNC will avoid having to play both No. 2 Kentucky AND No. 3 UCLA, which meet in the second game Friday night. Bluegrass Nation is buzzing about John Calipari’s contract extension that will pay...

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ART’S ANGLE – Home Is Where The Heart Is

GREENVILLE, SC – Carolina and Duke both can blame HB2 for having to face a difficult second-round doubleheader here Sunday evening. (Tar Heels tip off at 6:10, followed by Blue Devils, both on TNT). These first two rounds of the NCAA tournament, as you well know, were originally scheduled for the Greensboro Coliseum but moved out of state (along with the ACC football championship game, the NBA All-Star game, the ACC baseball tournament and various other events) because of the controversial “bathroom bill” passed by the state legislature last year. Now the Tar Heels face a long and talented...

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