Colelge Basketball Notebook: UNC going to Charleston
The college basketball notebook …
CHARLESTON, S.C. ó Defending national champion North Carolina is coming to Charleston next season.
The College of Charleston said Wednesday that the Tar Heels will play the Cougars on Jan. 4 at the Carolina First Arena. Charleston lost at North Carolina last season.
The Cougars opened their 5,100-seat arena a year ago.
Charleston coach Bobby Cremins said North Carolina coach Roy Williams is a longtime friend and is thrilled to bring the NCAA tournament champions to the Southern Conference venue.
North Carolina is 3-2 all time against the Cougars, including a 108-72 victory at Chapel Hill a season ago.
WOODENLOS ANGELES ó John Wooden’s friends, family and former players all say they didn’t need an award from a national magazine to confirm the identity of the greatest coach in American sports history.
Yet the Sporting News made it official Wednesday, recognizing the 98-year-old Wooden as the pinnacle of a profession that was redefined by the UCLA coach over his unmatched career in Westwood.