In case you missed them while visiting Grandma’s house, waiting up for Santa or sneaking some midnight leftovers over the past few days, here are some North Carolina hoops-related links and updates from around the Web:
The Tar Heels, previously ranked No. 23 in the Associated Press poll and No. 19 in the USA Today coaches' poll, dropped out of both rankings following last week’s loss at Texas and Saturday’s blowout win over McNeese State. Here are the new rankings.
Here’s the Tar Heels' Happy Holidays video from GoHeels.com.
Barry Jacobs at Duke Basketball Report offered up his all-time Christmas team list.
Bret Strelow of The Fayetteville Observer tries to fulfill Christmas wishes around the ACC.
Also at GoHeels.com, Adam Lucas writes that Marcus Paige gets the point.
UNC steamrolled McNeese State on Saturday, writes Andrew Carter of The News & Observer.
Here’s Inside Carolina’s photo gallery from UNC’s win over McNeese State.
UNC’s fortunes are tied to outside shooting, writes Harold Gutmann of The Herald-Sun.
The Tar Heels will finish up their nonconference slate on Saturday vs. No. 20 UNLV at the Smith Center....