*UNC-Asheville tops South Carolina 61-58 in men’s NCAA basketball. The Bulldogs(11-3) scored the final 10 points of the game to lock up the win. KJ Garland from Greensboro Day School had 15 for Asheville and he was 3-7 from three-point range. UNC-Asheville visits the North Carolina Tar Heels later this week.(Wednesday 7pm-ESPNU)
*The #1 North Carolina Tar Heels battled back and beat the Clemson Tigers in OT on the road last night down in South Carolina. Wayne Ellington had 36 big points for the Heels and they moved to (15-0) on the season. The Heels down 81-74 with 2:37 to go in regulation fought back to win it 90-88. Ellington had his career-high 36 and Ty Lawson added 16. Tyler Hansbrough was to held to just 12 point but he grabbed 14 huge rebounds. On the radio broadcast former Heel Eric Montross said UNC’s achilles heel right now is lack of depth after the Bobby Frasor injury, the loss of Quentin Thomas(sprained ankle) and the missing Alex Stepheson.
*N.C. State trailed Presbyterian 20-17 at halftime Satruday before rallying to claim a 50-43 victory in Raleigh. If State loses that game to Presbyterian(1-18) it would have been the worst loss in school history.
*Northern Guilford, the new high school in Guilford County, with only freshmen and sophomores, fell behind 11-0 early in Friday night’s game at Northeast Guilford but they recovered to go on and defeat the Rams 50-47. The NG Nighthawks are a team to watch and the college scouts are already looking on watching their young talents like 10th-grader Jonathan Frye and classmate Jacob Lawson, a 6’7 freshman.
*QB David Garrard, of the Jacksonville Jaguars, scrambled 32 yards on a fourth-and-2 play and he set up what proved to be the game-winning field goal for the visiting Jags as they knocked off the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-29 in Saturday’s AFC Wild Card playoff game. Garrard, from East Carolina, is a BIG, BIG man, and he was able to out-run or run by the Steelers’ defense to get that first down.
*UNCG is going to retire senior Kyle Hines #42 jersey before the Spartans February 28 home basketball game with Chattanooga. Hines could become just the sixth player in college hoops history with 2,000 points, 1000 rebounds, and 300 blocked-shots.(The other five are Pervis Ellison, David Robinson, Alonzo Mourning, Tim Duncan, and Derrick Coleman)
*Just had to include this add-on because it really fits in with the headline title:
A judge has relaxed bail restrictions on Dr. Phil Astin, Chris Benoit’s personal physician, and will now allow him to be exempt from home confinement on weekdays so he can work at a local towing company.
Astin has been confined to home arrest since being charged with over-prescribing patients. Benoit is not one of the patients he is accused of improperly prescribing.